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"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall." ~Isaiah 40:30

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What's up, sweet Dragons?

I'VE BEEN GONE FOREVER. And for that, I'm sorry.

To be honest, the past year has been very... odd?Different?Strange?Confusing? But seemingly without sufficient reason??

There have been so many wonderful memories, from my first writers' conference last July to SoCalCWC this June (which I'll plan to tell you ALL ABOUT soon!) to soul-talks with da besties. I've grown stronger as a writer, more willing as a student, more confident as a person. But for some reason, growing has been hard... and there've been times I've felt entirely alone.

Then, this post from Julia @ The Barefoot Gal popped into my inbox. And you guys, I'm pretty sure it was a God moment. 💕

Busyness with school and learning how to drive and college prep and gearing up for job-hunting has just made me feel so tired, so drained. There's the constant fear of the unknown. As Julia put it: "Looking at yourself in the mirror and wondering who you are becomin…

The Language of Worlds Linkup // September-October 2018

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HULLO, MY DRAGONS! First of all, I wanted to say that I'm SO SORRY it took me so long to get this edition of TLoW out! Life has been... insane?? For, like, the past year??? 🙈 Which I'll plan to explain in my next post, but for now, I've been keeping you lovelies waiting far too long. Thank you all for bearing with me; I hope you enjoy this edition of The Language of Worlds!

The Language of Worlds (TLoW) is a character linkup tailored to speculative Christian fiction (but other genres are more than welcome!).It's bimonthly -- every two months, a new set of questions releases. This edition lasts from September 'til October, and the next begins in November and ends in December.There are ten questions per linkup, and new ones every time!Anyone can join! All I ask is that you use the graphic (above) and link back here, to my blog (click here for the official HTML).
Without further ado...

What does your character fear the most?How would they handle it if they were to fac…

The Language of Worlds Linkup // July-August 2018

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I'M NOT DEAD! Huzzah!

I'm fully aware that it was rather ungallant of me to end my last post with (and I quote):
So I totally missed Wednesday's post (#oops), but I promise that (unless I die or get hit by a truck or mauled by a bear) it's coming! Just a little late. 😉 And, now that summer's finally here, I can happily say that BLOGGING WILL BE SO MUCH MORE EXCITING! Which means that my posts will be more exciting, too!
And then I vanished. From almost every aspect of the internet.* For basically most of summer.**

*Maybe that's an exaggeration?? 🤷

**FAIL.

This is the point at which I'd like to apologize. I had a bajillion happy bloggy things planned, and then they just... didn't happen?? For no reason other than summer heat + laziness + I'm driving a car, now??? *hides forever*

Some exciting things have happened this summer, such as getting my driver's permit (AAAACK) and attending SoCalCWC (😍SQUEEEEE😍) and having one of my besties (LOVE YA, D…

WHERE TRAINS COLLIDE by Amber Stokes // Blog Tour, Book Review, & Giveaway

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HELLO, MY DRAGONS! Today, I am beyond thrilled to share Amber Stokes's latest release, Where Trains Collide (WHICH IS TOTALLY AMAZING AND YOU SO NEED TO READ IT!!!!), as a part of her tour team! Without further ado, here's my review of Where Trains Collide --

BOOK REVIEW
★★★★★
Trisha had a dream, a painted masterpiece of what her future might be --
until all her hopes finally burnt out.
Ever since I read my first Amber Stokes book back in 2016, I knew I needed more! So when Amber announced the release of her latest novella, Where Trains Collide, a couple months ago, I signed up as a reviewer without a moment's hesitation! And oh, my friends, I'm so glad I did. 💖

Where Trains Collide tells the story of Trisha Knolane, a college student who has little hope of a happy ending. Haunted by the stress of homework and classes, she gives in to her impulsive side -- and ends up on a train to Oregon, longing to find renewed strength. If only her ex-boyfriend weren't on the train…

The Language of Worlds: Kelpie O'Brien, the Twelfth Dancing Princess

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY, M'DEAR DRAGONS! Today, I'm delighted to take part in my very own The Language of Worlds challenge 😉, and share a little sneak peek my current WIP!
A quick recap: The Language of Worlds is a character linkup -- think Beautiful People, but tailored to speculative Christian fiction. Anyone (writing Christian spec fic or not) can join in at any time! Click here to learn more.

A couple months ago, Spring Song Press announced its latest writing contest -- a fae-themed anthology, called Oath & Iron. And because (a) it's a writing contest, and (b) FAERIES!!!!, of course I have to enter! Thus, the past several weeks have been spent toiling away at happily conceiving a story... Fjord Phantom: pirates, pumpkins, apples, Norway-inspired, faerie-mortal romance, and a hint of Greek mythology.
This linkup, I'm focusing on the star of Fjord Phantom -- Kelpie O'Brien, my protagonist and the youngest (now all grown up) of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Without …

DANCING & DOUGHNUTS by Rachel Kovaciny // Cover Reveal

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HELLO, MY DRAGONS!!!!

Today, I am absolutely E C S T A T I C  to bring you the cover reveal for Rachel Kovaciny's upcoming novella, Dancing & Doughnuts! When I read her first indie release, Cloaked, last year, I instantly fell in love with Rachel's words. Curious heroines, brave heroes, dangerous criminals, and swoon-worthy love interests, all set in the old west... I CAN'T WAIT to read Rachel's next story! 💕

Without further ado, here's Dancing & Doughnuts...









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YOU'VE MADE IT!!!!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Someone's been spiking the apple cider at a Kansas dance hall owned by a family with twelve daughters. No one in the small town has been able to find the culprit.
A hungry Civil War veteran drifts into town and decides he's going to solve this mystery for them and earn the reward the family is offering.
RELEASING AUGUST 2018

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born o…

DAGGER'S SLEEP by Tricia Mingerink & DISSOCIATE by Sarah Addison-Fox // Blog Tour, Multi-Author Interview, & Giveaway

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HULLO, MY DRAGONS!

Today, I'm delighted to present Tricia Mingerink and Sarah Addison-Fox, in the duo-tour for their latest releases, Dagger's Sleep and Dissociate! I've got an exciting interview with both of them for you, and Tricia and Sarah are kindly giving away paperback copies of their books! Without further ado, let's jump in! 😄

ABOUT THE BOOKS
DAGGER'S SLEEP BY TRICIA MINGERINK

BOOK ONE OF BEYOND THE TALES
A prince cursed to sleep. 
A princess destined to wake him. 
A kingdom determined to stop them. 
High Prince Alexander has been cursed to a sleep like unto death, a curse that will end the line of the high kings and send the Seven Kingdoms of Tallahatchia into chaos. With his manservant to carry his luggage and his own superior intelligence to aid him, Alex sets off to find one of the Fae and end his curse one way or another.

A hundred years later, Princess Rosanna learns she is the princess destined by the Highest King to wake the legendary sleeping prince…