Indie Spotlight: Princess of Undersea

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Indie author promotion! Princess of Undersea: A Timeless Tale by Leslie Conzatti

Are you a fan of fairytale retellings? Do you love Little Mermaid? Check out this thrilling retelling of love and hardship.

Two kingdoms—one towering over the water, the other deep beneath the waves—balance on the edge of calamity. King Theodore of Overcliff withers in the wake of hardship, while King Davor of Undersea rallies his people for war.

When Princess Ylaine gives up her most precious gift, in order to prove to her father that not all humans are evil, she doesn’t intend to fall in love—not at first. That changes when she meets Prince Nathan, but no sooner do they meet than forces conspire to keep them apart forever. Desperate for help, and finding none from their fathers, the two young royals turn to their mentors. Ylaine has Nayidia, her doting godmother, who has the power to grant her deepest wish. Nathan has Giles, his father’s steward, who not only knows who Nathan is, but also the man and king he may become. But will their help be enough? Can Ylaine and Nathan learn the meaning of true power, true leadership, and true love before it’s too late? Can two worlds, two lives, two hearts, truly become one?

Some stories live forever—Timeless Tales which transcend the age in which they were written. Princess of Undersea is a re-imagining of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid.

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Medical Bullshit in TV (Part 3)

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Featuring: The Vampire Diaries (no spoilers)

Season 6 episode 6

Did the doctor just… do chest compressions… on someone who is BREATHING and TALKING to her?!?!
By the way, in real life CPR, please keep your arms straight and shoulders-elbows-hands-dead person’s sternum in alignment when doing compressions. Bent elbows don’t do squat.

Wattpad Spotlight: Reasons To Live

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Book promotion! “Reasons to Live” by Nyhterides

Check out this lovely collection of short stories of hope, love, lost, and bitter-sweetness. They’re short but gripping and keep you turning the page for more.

This collection of short stories tells of life, pain, suffering, and sometimes even happiness. I hope you will enjoy.

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Film Review: Annabelle

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I confess, dolls scare the freaking Jesus out of me. I don’t know if it’s some hidden childhood trauma of being eaten by a porcelain doll when I was a foetus or having my mind curdled by a clown at my twelfth birthday (neither of which happened, by the way), the glass doll eyes that stare at you in the dark and the apparently inanimate postures is high octane stuff of nightmares for me.

Which is why I chose to watch Annabelle, because of the freakish doll on the front – the same reason I watched Dead Silence (which by the way is one horrific doll fest, and I will review that in the future.)

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Completing Rune Mage and Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

Guess what guess what??

*screams*

Camp Nanowrimo Jul2017

July camp NaNoWriMo is done! And also, Rune Mage is also done at 198k words and 100 chapters! My gosh, when I first started writing this in November 2016 as my NaNoWriMo project, I didn’t anticipate it to be this long. I was aiming for 100-120k and then kinda overshot. Oops.

Rune Mage has been the most Nano’d of my projects — it began its life in November 2016 as my second attempt at NaNoWriMo, and having journeyed through two camps (and the months in-between) I’m so chuffed that it’s finished before it turns a year old. Certainly my best work to date — but then again, I feel that way with every book completed.

The rest of Rune Mage will be updated daily on Radish Fiction (you can find it on the app) until its completion. The Wattpad one will be updated 2-3 times a week until completion; I would update more regularly but the algorithm can be quite unforgiving if I did that, so that’ll have to stay that way.

The next step is “what is the next step”? I have three plot bunnies waiting to be properly brewed; I also have significant editing of this story that needs to be done, now that the lore is fully established in my head — thanks mainly to my readers who ask me questions about the rules and limitations on a regular basis! Current plan is to go through the first fifty or so chapters and add in extra lore where there was confusion, mainly:

The differences between magics: flash, rune, burst

The genetics and inheritance of magic

And add more Seiren sass!

Over the next few weeks I’ll start plotting the new story. The plan is to kick it off on Radish before it will start on Wattpad… we shall see!

How did everyone fare on NaNo?

Meet My Villain #3 (Rise of the Vengeful Dragon)

This post is about one of the villains in my fantasy novel Rise of the Vengeful Dragon, which is free to read on Wattpad. As with all “Meet My Character” blog posts, this contains **SPOILERS**.

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Indie Spotlight: Skeins Unfurled

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Indie author promotion! “Skeins Unfurled” by K. M. Vanderbilt

Calling lovers of Norse mythology and Dungeons and Dragons!  Loosely based on the mythos, a diverse and complex plot awaits you, where the grey of morality awaits and the unpredictability of characters — gods and humans — keep you on your toes.

When the murder of a god shatters a thousand years of peace, chaos reigns among the known worlds. Even the Norns, blinded and stripped of their powers, cannot see how it will end.

Left without guidance, some gods choose to make their own fates. Others cannot. Old ties are torn apart while new ones are forged. And amidst that tenuous balance, ancient secrets emerge. War looms on the horizon.

In a struggle where battle lines constantly shift and allies just as quickly become enemies, nothing is sacred. For some, the end comes sooner than Ragnarok.

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