The Singles Game Review

I loved LOVED The Devil Wears Prada.

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So I was excited to read The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger. Today’s book¬†was an interesting read on the world of tennis. It was a fun summer book. Let’s take a look at The Singles Game.


The new novel from the¬†New York Times¬†bestselling author of¬†The Devil Wears Prada¬†and¬†Revenge Wears Prada‚ÄĒa dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.

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  • Print Length:¬†352 pages
  • Publisher:¬†Simon & Schuster (July 12, 2016)
  • Publication Date:¬†July 12, 2016

How far would you go to reach the top?

When America‚Äôs sweetheart, Charlotte ‚ÄúCharlie‚ÄĚ Silver, makes a pact with the devil‚ÄĒthe infamously brutal tennis coach Todd Feltner‚ÄĒshe finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity matches aboard mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty.

Under Todd‚Äôs new ruthless regime, Charlie the good girl is out. Todd wants ‚ÄúWarrior Princess‚ÄĚ Charlie all the way. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice.

Celebrity mags and gossip blogs go wild for Charlie as she jets around the globe chasing Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. But as the Warrior Princess’s star rises on and off the court, it comes at a cost. In a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie Silver willing to lose herself to win it all?

Sweeping from Wimbledon to the Caribbean, from the US Open to the Mediterranean,¬†The Singles Game¬†is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high‚ÄĒand no one plays by the rules.

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Tawney’s Review:

I may have expected too much from this book given my love¬†for The Devil Wears Prada. The Singles Game is set in¬†women’s professional tennis. Now I’m not much of a tennis fan but I loved the movie Wimbledon so I definitely wanted to read this one.

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Charlie Silver has to make some changes to make her dreams of winning in the world of tennis come true. And that may mean her looks and status. Not only is that stressful but she¬†has an overbearing bully of a coach. ¬†She changes her looks and mingles with celebrities It does sound all very familiar to Weisberger’s other book. The story was a little slow but I liked how the setting traveled all around the world. I found the behind the scenes of professional tennis very interesting and fun too.

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There were some slow parts that dragged a bit but that could be because I’m not a tennis fan. This book didn’t hit me like The Devil Wears Prada but it still was a fun read. I think many will enjoy the characters and settings. It was sort of a new revamp of The Devil wears Prada I you think about it. Very similar in story.

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Should your read it? ¬†Yes! Even if you aren’t a tennis fan this is a good beach read for the summer!

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Thanks Simon & Schuster for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Never Missing, Never Found Blog Tour: Review

 

I am a mystery reader. I love trying to gather the clues and solve the story. I just love a good thriller too.

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There have been many children kidnapped and missing for many years. Some stay missing while others come back. Take Jaycee Lee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart,¬†Steven Stayner and many more returned to a life of normalcy… or¬†do they?

Never Missing, Never Found explores the concept of a stolen¬†child and her return home to normalcy. But when a girl goes missing a mystery converses throughout the whole book that takes the reader on a roller coaster¬†of a ride! Let’s take a look at the Never Missing, Never Found.

“A juicy thriller about a girl who returned from the missing. . . . Hand to
fans of We Were Liars, Bone Gap, and Vanishing Girls.

Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly.

Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she’s
starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends,and the chance to finally have a normal life.

Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it’s too late? “

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Tawney’s Review:¬†

This book was a great thrill ride. I enjoyed it to the surprising ending!

Scarlett was kidnapped at age 12 and held for a period of time in a basement cleaning a house for a wicked woman she deems Stepmother. Now she’s 17 and working at an amusement park trying to get her life on track. But when a co-worker goes missing things spiral out of control.

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Panitch does¬†a wonderful job at setting up the suspense, mystery and intrigue in this story. Scarlet goes from the present to the past throughout the book. From her times at the amusement park to her times in the basement. I looked forward with each turn of the page to being thrust back to the house where Scarlett lived. I found I wanted to that read time period more than the present day setting. I wasn’t sure what was going on until Katharina appeared and the mystery of Scarlett’s past deepened.

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It’s in the basement that Scarlett bonded with another stolen girl named Pixie. You couldn’t help but feel sympathy for these girls¬†and their trials with Stepmother. You coundn’t¬†help but feel for Scarlett and the way her sister Melody treated her with cold distaste and much distant. Panitch does¬†a wonderful job at creating sympathy for these characters. I wasn’t really into the romance between Scarlett and Connor or some of the other secondary character but it doesn’t¬†matter. The story took¬†hold of you in the prologue. Grasped you the moment you went¬†back to¬†the past with Scarlett. Chokes you when you think you solved the mystery, which I thought I did¬†because of some clues and phrases throughout the book. But wait…. there is even a bigger¬†twist at the end! If you think you solved it just turn to the last page. Bam! I haven’t been that surprised¬†in a while. It wasn’t¬†expected. I hadn’t¬†seen it coming.

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Should you read it?¬†Yes! A satisfying thriller with a twisted ending! I couldn’t put the book down!

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About the autamandahor:

AMANDA PANITCH grew up next to an amusement park in New Jersey and went to college next to the White House in Washington, D.C. She now resides in New York City, where she works in book publishing by day, writes by night, and lives under constant threat of being crushed beneath giant stacks of books. Visit Amanda online at amandapanitch.com and follow her on Twitter at @AmandaPanitch.

I am a mystery reader. I love  trying to gather the clues and solve the story.


 

 

How Adult Coloring Books help my anxiety.

 

I have anxiety. There I said it it. Whew that was hard.

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Anxiety is hard. I’ve tried everything to calm my mind and heart. From yoga to running to therapy. They help during the day but at night my mind churns and my heart pounds against my chest like a drum. It keeps me up with worry. With stress. With what’s next?

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 I needed a way to calm my mind. Something to bring everything back down. I need sleep. I wanted to be normal again.

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And then a couple of years ago I stumbled across this beautiful coloring book…for adults. I bought it along with markers and started to color an hour before I went to bed every night. I was teased¬†for it. You’re coloring? Why? Isn’t that for kids?

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Now this was before it became popular. Before the color parties started and the¬†books could be bought anywhere. I didn’t care. You know what? It worked. I would color these eccentric designs of animals or objects and my mind would only concentrate on that particular thing. What color to pick and to stay between the lines. ¬†Everything left my thoughts except the coloring book.¬†My body responded with relaxation.

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It helped! It may not have cured it but it has made me calm before bedtime, something I have been struggling with.

So below I gathered all of my favorite coloring books and listed the top 5. Yes I have finished¬†most of them. I tell you the coloring works. If you have anxiety, or fears, or worries just pick up a coloring book and color. Don’t worry about anything but that coloring book.


1: The Secret Garden: An inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book 

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This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations‚ÄĒall waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back.

This was the first adult coloring book I picked up. 

 

 

 

2. Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book

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With this coloring book for adults, Johanna Basford invites color-inners of all ages to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden in the depths of the sea. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color, a
nd embellish, readers will meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses, and delicately penned seahorses. Visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks, discover intricate shells and pirate treasure.

 

3. I Love My Hair

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 Revel in the mesmerizing patte
rns and intricate details of Andrea Pippins’s delicate pen-and-ink illustrations, ready for you to color, complete, and embellish. Lose yourself in page after page of bold hairstyles and accessories, from rows of braids, to Mohawks, to sweeping updos, to cascades of ribbons and beads. Be transported to another world as you ink in Medusa’s slithering coiffure, Cleopatra’s elaborate headdress, and Marie Antoinette’s towering bouffant.

Perfect for experienced color-inners and newcomers alike. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love this empowering and stylish book. So go ahead‚ÄĒlet your hair down, grab some pens or pencils, and add some color to your life.

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This magical coloring book by Johanna Basford takes colorists through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle. Similarly interactive like SECR
ET GARDEN, ENCHANTED FOREST
also features hidden objects and fun mazes. Beginning at the entrance to a fairy-tale forest, the journey progresses through highly embellished woods and through intricate flora. Castles, treasure chests, and other magical elements add a fairy tale narrative to the designs. Special features include a gate-folded two-page spread, and a colorable jacket

5. Imaginmorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge 

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Fans of adult coloring books are invited to enter the weird and wonderful world of Kerby Rosanes, the illustrator behind the Sketchy Stories blog and Animorphia, the international phenomenon and New York Times bestseller. In Imagimorphia, animals and objects morph and explode into astounding detail. Bring each intricate image to life with color and find the objects hidden throughout the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These books have helped immensely¬†and I can’t wait to find new ones! If you have anxiety feel free to comment and tell me how you combat it! Or what you like to color!

Love Tawney

Behind the Mask Review

I love FBI thrillers.

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The book I’m reviewing today is by a good friend and former FBI agent Dana Ridenour. SO you know it’s has to be good when a FBI agent is writing¬†about the FBI! She is the real deal!

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Let’s take a look at Behind the Mask.


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  • Paperback:¬†344 pages
  • Publisher:¬†Wise Ink Creative Publishing (April 5, 2016)
  • Language:¬†English

You build relationships to betray relationships.
That is the motto for the FBI’s undercover program, and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie’s first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles, the only way in is through Savannah Riley, a new recruit.
Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled into the animal rights movement by her college roommate and a gorgeous anarchist, she sinks deeper and deeper into the dark, paranoid world of ALF extremists.
As the actions of her cell escalate beyond simple demonstrations and graffiti, Savannah turns to Lexie to keep her grounded. But as the two women grow closer and the FBI’s case builds, Lexie is forced to decide what betrayal really means.

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Tawney’s Review:¬†This was a strong debut novel by Dana. We are introduced to the world of the FBI with our protagonist¬†Lexie Montgomery. Lexi is an undercover agent going out on a mission for the first time. She is tasked to uncover a¬†group of violators of¬†the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Our other protagonist is Savannah, a college student who becomes entangled with the¬†animal activist group Lexie is infiltrating.

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Dana did a wonderful job and showing the turmoil of being undercover with the stress that accompanies it.¬†¬†Lying and keeping secrets are a daily job for Lexie but when she meets Savannah¬†they become friends and Lexie’s job just got harder. Lexi begins to sympathize with Savannah and as they grow closer Lexie’s emotions sway because she doesn’t want to see

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The pace was fast and with each word the description throws the reader into Lexie and Savannah’s adventure. Dana did a wonderful job at¬†immersing¬†the reader into the FBI world. The characters were relatable in their struggles and wants. The story was thrilling and i couldn’t put this book down. I had fun reading this and look forward for more from Dana.

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Should you read it? Yes! A thrilling read that has you rooting for both Lexie and Savannah.

 

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About the author

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Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent. ¬†She recently released her debut novel,¬†Behind the Mask.¬†¬†Ridenour’s¬†Behind the Mask¬†follows Alexis Montgomery, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates a radical underground mo
vement of the Animal Liberation Front.

Ridenour graduated from Meade County High School in 1984, then attended the University of Kentucky.  After two years at the University of Kentucky, she changed her major to Police Administration and transferred to Eastern Kentucky University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1989.  Ridenour earned her Juris Doctor in 1992 from Chase College of Law.

Over the years, Ridenour has been employed in a wide variety of jobs including first mate on a tour boat (her favorite job), lawyer, and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. ¬†Ridenour entered on duty with the FBI in November of 1995 and retired in April of 2016 after over twenty years of service. ¬†Ridenour was assigned to four different FBI Field Divisions and had the opportunity to work a wide variety of cases to include multi faceted narcotics investigations, domestic sex trafficking of minors, and violent crime. ¬†Over the years, Ridenour was a proud member of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team where she and her team traveled to New York City in response to the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. ¬†The highlight of Ridenour’s career came in 2003 when she attended and passed the FBI’s prestigious undercover school, thus allowing her to work as an undercover FBI agent. ¬†This undercover certification opened the door for Ridenour to work a series of long term, deep cover cases focusing on domestic terrorism. ¬†Ridenour had the rare experience of working a long term undercover investigation with her husband who was also an FBI agent.

Ridenour attributes her law enforcement career to her father and her love of books to her mother. Her mother instilled a love of reading from a young age. ¬†It was her mother who also encouraged her to keep a journal while working as a Special Agent with the thought that one day a novel would materialize from the experiences. ¬†Ridenour’s writing is a reflection of her career and life experiences. ¬†Although she enjoys a wide variety of genres, her literary influences are her favorite southern writers such as Pat Conroy, Dorothea Benton Frank, and Anne Rivers Siddons. ¬†Ridenour’s favorite novel is Pat Conroy’s¬†The Prince of Tides¬†which she has read many times.

An award winning author, Ridenour lives in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina with her wonderful husband. She is currently writing the second Alexis Montgomery novel.

 

GeekyCon is here!

I am a geek.

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I love comics, movies, books and more. I’m sure many of you can understand the pleasure¬†of a new book or the way movies take you from reality. And with these hobbies you can go to one place in Orlando each year….GeekyCon! But wait…there’s something special about GeekyCon. BOOKS!

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We LOVE books as you know and GeekyCon has GeekyCon Lit! This is where YA authors come and speak on panels and sign their books!

The celebration of YA Lit has been a major facet of GeekyCon since 2011. Each year they assemble some of YA’s best and brightest authors to discuss their work and the industry, give advice to aspiring writers, and generally geek out in hilarious and memorable ways you just won’t see at any other convention.

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Our blogger Alysha went to GeekyCon Lit last year and loved it! Here is her review.

After the “Great-Ticket-Disaster” of 2014 (Don’t ask, you really, don’t want to know), I was able to go to GeekyCon for the first time last year. I was beyond excited, other than BEA and Yallfast, there’s not really many conventions or festivals that I would’ve been able to see so many of my favorite authors at once: Veronica Roth. Leigh Bardugo (who I nominate as one of the funniest humans to ever exist). Holly Black. Jenny Han. Tehereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs. Marie Lu. Stephani Perkins. Sabaa Tahir. Just to name a few.

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These are some of the biggest names in YA today. With the added bonus that I could actually go to one of these things and actually enjoy it in real time. The lines weren’t abhorrent and I could actually sit and listen in on the panels. Although there were some shenanigans (that we’re just not going to mention), it was still an amazing experience. And it wasn’t just the chance to get my books signed, which was really amazing. The panels were insightful but also very hilarious. Especially the panel, aptly named, The Plot Hospital, where best selling authors lent a friendly ear to aspiring writing and help solve plot issues and made them assess their work honestly and help at least diagnosis technical issues with their works-in-progresses.

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GeekyCon was beyond amazing, it’ doesn’t have that professional vibe like BEA but it’s not agoraphobia-inducing like Yallfest. I only attended the LitTrack events, but it felt like this big party for people who loved to fangirl about YA lit. It was a no-brainer that I wanted to go again this year and I had to tell all my friends about it, so they could come too.


Here is some information from the GeekyCon website.
WHAT IS GEEKYCON?

GeekyCon is a fan convention rooted in the community that has arisen from Harry Potter devotees. It blends the nerdy fun of a Comic-Con with the community and excitement of South by Southwest. We’re all about creating real-world connections between stories, those who create them, and those who love them.

 WHAT DO YOU DO AT GEEKYCON?

Everything! In the past, we’ve had programming ranging from discussions about similarities between Buffy and Harry Potter, to Disney sing-alongs with actors from Glee. We host performances, panel discussions, roundtables, and more with our Special Guests. In the evenings, we continue the party with concerts and the Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball!

WHEN AND WHERE IS GEEKYCON?

GeekyCon is returning to Orlando, FL, in 2016. The convention will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from July 29‚Äď31.

 

Tickets on sale here!

 

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And I Darken Review

This book was deliciously dark.

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I enjoyed this book a lot and had fun reading it. Even posted this on Instagram of the ARC.

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Let’s take a look at And I Darken by Kiersten White.


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  • Publisher:¬†Delacorte Press (June 28, 2016)

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen
sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who‚Äôs expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he‚Äôs made a true friend‚ÄĒand Lada
wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against‚ÄĒand that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.


Tawney’s Review:¬†

This is a story about Vlad the Impaler’s daughter Lada. It’s set in medieval Europe with some historical events surrounding Vlad. Lada is ruthless and driven to succeed but unfortunately¬†her little brother Radu is the opposite. They¬†are soon abandoned by Vlad to be raised in the¬†Ottoman court. It is here that they meet¬†Mehmed, heir to the empire and things get complicated.

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Lada wants to reclaim her birth right but Radu has other ideas. You could feel the depth of their needs and wants. The¬†wars they fight are brutal and bloody, which I liked! It reminded me of Games of Thrones but not really…if you understand my meaning.

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I loved the¬†political and historical aspects of the book. It was dark, maybe a little too dark for younger teens under 13. The world that Kiersten created was vivid and rich with detail and characters.¬†¬†The beginning was a little tough and slow¬†but once you pass that boom! You can’t stop reading. I wasn’t too interested in Radu but Lada was a great¬†character. She was fierce, brutal and everything that Daenerys would love.

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Most of the book¬†takes place with Lada and Radu as prisoners far away from their homeland. There is a love triangle but it isn’t annoying as some and seems to add to the depth of the story with tension. I normally don’t like love triangles but this one surprised me. I loved it! I loved the male, male and female aspect. It was unique¬†and unusual.

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This is a long book of 500 pages but worth every read. It’s definitely a¬†series to follow. I look forward to seeing what;s next for Lada. Kiersten did a wonderful job at¬†executing the historical¬†aspects of Vlad’s history with a flair of fantasy and fiction.

Should you read it? Yes! I was impressed with the story and couldn’t put the book down. Lana was one tough heroine that kept me rooting for her¬†all¬†the way until the end.

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Hi! I give the most awkward hugs in the world. I also write books. I’d opt for one of my books over one of my hugs. Lucky for you, I write a lot of them.

The New York Times bestselling¬†Paranormalcy¬†trilogy (Paranormalcy,¬†Supernaturally, and¬†Endlessly) is available now.¬†Mind Games¬†and its sequel¬†Perfect Lies¬†are also out, staring at you from a bookshelf. Intensely. An Egyptian mythology-based standalone,¬†The Chaos of Stars, will keep you company on cold, dark nights. And¬†Illusions of Fate, a dreamy historical fantasy, wants to be your new boyfriend. It’s a really good kisser.

 

Writer Thursday with Author Melissa Grey

I decided to start something new on the blog to spotlight writing. I’m working on a novel and always welcome advice and help. So I thought maybe other writers could use some help¬†too!

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Writer Thursday is a weekly spotlight on writing a novel from authors and writers alike. This is a post to help writers with their skill, receive advice and just know you aren’t alone!

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Today we have author Melissa Grey to talk about writing her second book The Shadow Hour.

Welcome Melissa! Your second book The Shadow Hour releases in a month (yay!) do you have any special plans?

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I’m doing a joint launch party at Books of Wonder in New York with Virginia Boecker, author of The Witch Hunter and its sequel The King Slayer (out in June!). It’s gonna be a blast. For readers who can’t make it to the New York event, I’ll probably be doing giveaways and contests around publication time (July 12th).¬†

Was the second book easier or harder to write?

So much harder. Second books are always harder. Second books in trilogies are the actual hardest. You have to follow up the first book while setting up the third while also making it strong enough to stand on its own without being just a bridge from point A to point B.

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It was also the first time I’d written a book on contract so I felt a lot of pressure (most of which was self-inflicted) to live up to the first one. There’s a nagging little voice inside your head that wants you to believe the first book was a fluke and that you can’t write another one but it’s very important to ignore that voice because it’s a dirty rotten liar. I survived though and that’s all that matters.

 

What one thing were you surprised about while writing the second book?
How hard it was! The first book was pretty easy to write once is settled on an outline and allowed myself to indulge in the insanity of having 7 PoV characters. The Shadow Hour did not want to come easy. 
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What advice can you give writers that are struggling with writing their first book?
Don’t worry about selling it or publishing it or getting an agent or becoming a bestseller or following current trends (remember, what’s on bookstore shelves now probably sold at least two years ago so the trends you see have already passed behind the scenes). Hell, don’t even worry about the title. Just write the damn thing to the best of your ability. Everything else is just noise.¬†
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About the Author:

Melissa Grey was born and raised in New York City. She wrote her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn’t stopped writing since. After earning a degree in fine arts at Yale University, she traveled the world, then returned to Ne
w York City where she currently works as a freelance journalist. The Shadow Hour is her second novel, and the sequel to her first, The Girl at Midnight.

She can also ride a horse and shoot a bow and arrow at the same time, for what it’s worth, which is not much at all.

If you’re into zany nonsense, you can find her on Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Instagram. She also occasionally posts book-inspired nail art at Novel Nails.

She is represented by Catherine Drayton of InkWell Management.

 

About the books:

Beneath the streegirl at midnightts of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.
Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she’s fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.
¬†¬† Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, though if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how to take it.
¬†¬† But some jobs aren’t as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire.

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shadow¬† Everything in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.
The firebird has come into the world, but it has not come alone. E
very action has an equal and opposite reaction, and Echo can feel a great and terrible darkness rising in the distance. Cosmic forces threaten t
o tear the world apart.
Echo has already lost her home, her family, and her boyfriend. Now, as the firebird, her path is filled with even greater dangers than the ones she’s already overcome.
She knows the Dragon Prince will not fall without a fight.
Echo must decide: can she wield the power of her true nature–or will it prove too strong for her, and burn what’s left of her world to the ground?
Welcome to the shadow hour.

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