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A Tale of Two Airships Cover Reveal!

The long awaited sequel of An Airship Named Desire will be arriving soon!

Book two of the Take to the Skies series, A Tale of Two Airships, has a cover, by the same artist of An Airship Named Desire’s, Jillian Renee!

So ENJOY!!!!

A Tale of Two Airships Cover

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Books I Love: Name of the Wind

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Name of the Wind (Tale of the Ever Expanding Ego)

by Patrick Rothfuss

So, I’ll fully admit, this book did not have me hooked at the start. First off, I don’t really dig the super egotistical thang. Secondly, the format was a little jarring of the story within a story as well as the third person switch to first person. After finishing the book, I didn’t mind the format and found it rather clever. Kvothe’s story is incredibly fascinating, if only detracted by the blowhardiness of Kvothe himself. I mean, his ego wears a giant flashy hat which is wearing another fancy hat on top of a fez. His ego ends up getting tempered out by the constant rain of shit that happens to him and the entertainment comes from watching his clever ways to maneuver out of problems.

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Books I Love: Dealing with Dragons

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Dealing with Dragons (Cherries Jubilee is Making a Comeback)

by Patricia Wrede

This book is a fantastic young adult intro to writers like Terry Pratchett. The whole book pokes ridiculous fun at fantasy tropes all the meanwhile creating a fantastic world with memorable characters. Princess Cimorene is another female lead who was ahead of her time, sarcastic, rebellious and practical.

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Books I Love: Cursor’s Fury

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Cursor’s Fury (When Puppies Attack)

by Jim Butcher

Book three of Codex of Alera brings in one of the biggest battles we’ve seen yet with the twist that Tavi is a man now and leading the Legion against the Canim. The Canim you say? Yes, our furry friends are the big bad invaders at this point, coming in midway through the book after Kalare has declared war on Gaius. Of course, the timing was rather impeccable since Kalarus had been corroborating with them. With our plucky friends torn in two different directions, Kalare’s war quickly takes a backseat to this insane Canim invasion. This book was a treat to read though, as it drops more surprise bombs and plot twists than the previous ones, all with panache. As the couples start solidifying through this book, most of the point of view switches centralize on them and it’s easy to follow.

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Books I Love: Academ’s Fury

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Academ’s Fury (More Villains in One Book than Spiderman 3)

by Jim Butcher

Book two in the Codex of Alera series finds everyone from Calderon spread across Alera. Tavi is now in the Academy and is Gaius’ own personal page. Of course, things couldn’t be easy, seeing as he has no furies, so he’s mercilessly picked on. Isana’s running the steadholt now and Bernard and Amara are in their new positions. When the vord start stomping on everyone’s picnics, Isana has to go to the Capitol to get help, but also for fancy appearances sake since she’s the first female steadholder. Now, it wouldn’t be a Jim Butcher book without a lot of action, but this book requires at least a dozen different enemies to do so.

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Books I Love: Mockingjay

When I’m not writing, I make sure to spend some quality time with books–because my love of reading is what sparked my love of writing in the first place! Here are some of my favorite gems, originally posted on my review blog.

Mockingjay (The Depressing Finale in Which Everyone Dies)

by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games series as a whole is nothing short of genius. And don’t get me wrong, I loved Mockingjay. I enjoyed all the twists and the crazy events leading to an explosive (literally) finale. BUT. Out of the three books, I found this one to be the weakest. Let’s be honest, Katniss has had the world take one giant dump on her since book one. And I think everyone was hoping for a little bit of a let up for the bleakness factor in the third book. A little more triumph, fanfare, etc. Which is why the final book is so divisive for people. But, I gotta hand Suzanne Collins some props. She fervently clings to her bleakness and stark realism. And she makes a damn good story. Despite the overall despondency, the final couple pages of the book include some of the most beautiful writing I’ve seen in my life. So even though the majority of Mockingjay is a bleakfest, it’s worth skipping to the final pages just to read those bits over and over again.

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