Indie Spotlight: Whore of Babylon

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Indie Author alert! Check out Whore of Babylon by Azaria Frost

If anyone wants a fantastic HistFic you’ll want to read and read again, be sure to check this one out. With drama, tragedy, loss, romance, and a fight for freedom, Whore of Babylon follows the story of young Eliana’s struggle to survive as the whore of a cruel Babylonian prince when her city is sacked and her life reduced to nothing. You’ll cheer for Eli in her fights, cry with her loss, find yourself tormented when faced with her terrifying and difficult choices, and rejoice when her intelligence and endurance paves her way to well-deserved success.

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Wattpad Spotlight: A Will of Steel

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Book promotion! “A Will of Steel” by isabellaawrites

Calling fantasy and dragon lovers! Is action and magic your thing? Is a fight for survival your cup of tea? Check this out!

As a renowned Drak Rider, Rhiannon Elers and her dragon, Iberax, fly all over Ilrion exploring what she never got to see when executing quests for her Master. All of a sudden, that new-found freedom is pulled out from beneath her.

Now on a mission for the king she has to find the Orb of Egregious in the forbidden Dark Lands. Not only will she be traveling all across Ilrion for this orb, but she has to do it with Darrin Hallacre – a fellow Drak Rider and the king’s pet. He is as charming and handsome as he is mysterious, and Rhiannon’s heart and mind is put to the ultimate test.

And just when Rhiannon thought she knew everything, a shocking truth forces her to take a step back and question everything, even herself.

Rhiannon will endure a quest that will not only alter her life forever, but prove that a will of steel is what she needs to survive.

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Review: Ninja Shadow: Shall We Date?

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I’ve been playing this visual novel game for the past few weeks. It’s free to play, but if you’re sucker you’ll pay for more of the little perks and to read more. After a few weeks of guffawing and rolling my eyes, I posted my review on the app store — although I haven’t actually seen it pop up yet.

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On Sale: Paladin by Sally Slater

For those who don’t know, Wattpad sensation’s Sally Slater’s debut fantasy novel Paladin is on sale on Kindle store for 99c/99p!

It’s one of the first books I read on Wattpad and I fell head over heels in love with it. Kickass heroine with genderbendering confusion and a smattering of demons, guts, and action makes this a must-read.

Grab your copy now!

Book Review: Finvarra’s Circus by Monica Sanz (DistantDreamer)

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I recently finished reading “Finvarra’s Circus” by Monica Sanz (AKA DistantDreamer), and, my, what a beautiful, haunting read.

This is the second of Monica’s books I’ve read so far, with the first being “A Witchling’s Rites” (first draft and continuing on Wattpad) and I loved it from start to finish. It follows the tale of young Leanna Weston, a girl with heart problems that rendered her disabled – physically and emotionally, the latter as a result of her family’s over-protectiveness – seeking an escape when she is forced into an arranged marriage. She’s heard the wonders of Finvarra’s circus from her mother when she was alive, and coincidentally that circus was coming to town, and was to be Leanna’s salvation.

This story — it left me reeling and breathless. I don’t cry over books (unless it involves dogs, generally — “Marley and Me” remains the only one so far) but finishing this book left me with an ache in the chest that’s both exhilaration and devastation I only ever see in a truly wonderful book.

Contains some spoilers.

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NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 4 Interview

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Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! We have finally reached the very last week of NaNo. Our contestants are panting and dragging themselves to the 50k, which is in sight! (Well, some of us are. A few are already waiting at the finishing line, cheering us on!)

QUESTION: 

Now that you’re reaching (or have reached) the end of NaNo, is there anything you wished you had done before this all started to make this whole journey better prepared or a nicer experience?
What methods of motivation do you employ to keep yourself going for that final sprint?

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NaNoWriMo Rallying: Week 3 Interview

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Welcome to the NaNoWriMo Rallying, hosted by the Frog Blog! Week 3 has been and gone, and the end is in sight! How did our contestants do? Got any questions you want to ask them about their process or progress? Leave a comment below!

QUESTION: 

Have you encountered any writer’s block during your project, and if not, have you ever encountered it in the past? What is your experience of it?
How do you counter writer’s block (whether it’s during NaNo or outside of NaNo)?

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