If you are Hoopla Digital users through your library like I am, my Elisade series as Ceillie Simkiss is now available in its entirety! Go check them out and enjoy these sweet fantasy stories at no cost to you!
Hugs & Quiches is out – and coming soon to a bookstore near you!
I’ve ordered a proof copy for myself, but y’all get to see the fabulous full print wrap for Hugs & Quiches before I share it anywhere else. This is my longest book by far, so I am looking forward to seeing how it looks in my hands and on my shelf. I’m very excited to get this in my hands – and then into yours!
If you haven’t picked up your digital copy yet, what are you waiting for? It’s only $4.99!
Which brings me to my next announcement…
For the same price each of my books sells everywhere else, I am now offering signed and personalized physical copies for sale through my website! Currently, the only one available is Mrs. Mix Up, but I’ll be working on getting all of my Ceillie books up there over the next few weeks.
I am also working on getting Hugs & Quiches produced as an audiobook because so many of you have enjoyed listening to Mrs. Mix Up! You can still purchase your own copy via Audible! I’m a huge audiobook listener myself, so I wanted to make sure you all have the chance to experience my books in whatever your favorite formats are!
Now that you know all of the writing updates from me, I want to talk about what I’ve been doing when I haven’t been writing!
I have been reading a ton of great stories lately. Which stories, you ask? Well, I’m here to tell you!
The Love Sugar Magic series by Anna Meriano
I read the first book in this middle-grade series as an eARC and interviewed the fabulous main character on CandidCeillie, but somehow never read the second and third books in the series. Well, since I’ve been in the mood for some fantastic ghosts and magic, I listened to the audiobooks of A Sprinkle of Spirits and A Mixture of Mischief through Hoopla Digital and just really loved them. I loved the friendships, the family dynamics, the magic… even the villain! These books are as sweet as the treats the Logroño family bakes on a daily basis!
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
This YA murder mystery is groundbreaking in so many ways and was honored with a place on TIME magazine’s Best 100 Fantasy Books of All Time list! Both the author and main character are asexual and members of the Lipan Apache and it shows. The love that Little Badger has for her family and tribe shines through on every page of this story and really rocked me to my core while I listened. I highly recommend you pick this up as a physical copy as well, because the illustrations by Rovina Cai are stunning. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed this book.
When I’m not reading or writing, I love to play video games. And recently, I have absolutely fallen in love with the game Hades.
You play as Zagreus, the son of Hades and the non-present Persephone, and you have to try and escape the Underworld. This is, of course, forbidden by your father, because he wants nothing to do with the Olympians. Even with the help of Nyx, your adoptive mother, a variety of familiar characters come to life, and your Olympian family, you have a hard task ahead of you to reach the surface.
It’s a roguelike game, which means you’re fighting your way through a dungeon and dying A LOT. The plot is stellar, the art is beautiful, and I have so many fanfiction ideas that I may or may not write once I’ve turned in the anthology project I’m contracted to do on November 1!
What have you been up to recently, friends? Reading or playing anything good? Tell me about it in the comments!