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Work, work, work

I have not written in a bit but wow have I been busy. Nothing too exciting, just working on promoting Daughter of Athena and getting reviews for it. I am also currently working on a couple of different writing projects that I’m excited about.

I hope to do some book signings and events soon once Daughter of Athena gets a little more buzz (at least I hope it gets more buzz). It is now available for 99 cents and is also available on Kindle Unlimited! The more readers the better! Honestly, I just hope you all love this book as much as I do.

Remember as an indie author, I would be nowhere without my readers or fan base. Share my work with everyone you know! Leave reviews if you have read it as well! Both of these things help me out immensely. I need you all more than you know 🙂

A. Rose

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Season of the Witch (Book Review)

Now this book was a little gem I found a few years ago on the clearance shelf at Half Price Books. Since then it has become my favorite book and I have re-read it many times. There are so many highlighted and underlined things in my copy and honestly, I find something new every time.

Here’s a description of the book:

“In her award-winning novel*, Natasha Mostert blends alchemy, the art of memory, high magic and murder to create a highly original psychological thriller. Gabriel Blackstone is a cool, hip, thoroughly twenty-first century Londoner with an unusual talent. A computer hacker by trade, he is also a remote viewer: able to ‘slam a ride’ through the minds of others. But he uses his gift only reluctantly – until he is asked to find a young man last seen months earlier at Monk House, in the company of two mysterious women. Gabriel becomes increasingly bewitched by the house, and by its owners, the beautiful Monk sisters. But even as he falls in love, he suspects that one of them is a killer. But which one? And what is the secret they are so determined to protect”

It sounds like a lot but it really isn’t. Once you read the book, everything falls into place. The writing is so beautiful that it’s almost like poetry at some points, and no matter how many times I’ve read it; I’m still fascinated.

While Gabriel is a complex and compelling character on his own. The Monk sisters are by far my favorite aspect of the book. Morrighan & Minnaloushe Monk are two beautiful, intelligent, and powerful women. Even though I already used the word ‘compelling’ but it’s truly the best way to describe the two of them. Minnaloushe is the softer one of the sisters and Morrighan is a powerhouse. Both compliment each other in different ways but at the same time, they couldn’t be any more different. I identify with aspects of the both of them. I think just about anyone could.

There is so much I wanna say, but this is a spoiler free review of the book. I fell in love with it and I am still in love with it. The twists keep you reeling and the secret the Monk sisters are trying to protect comes as a shocking surprise. Something completely surreal and ultimately beautiful; if not a little frightening.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

A. Rose

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Daughter of Athena

My new novel, Daughter of Athena is officially for sale! I am so very excited to share this story with you!

After dragons attacked, the city of Athena rose from the ashes of Chicago. With Athena, a new program to protect the city began. Project name: Daughter of Athena. Female dragonslayers that are created, not born. Amara is the top Daughter of her class. When Athena is attacked by a militant group, Amara learns more than she bargained for. Everything is not what it seems; with the dragons or with the government. Amara must decide which path to take as she struggles with learning the truth about herself.

Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/057842827X

Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Athena-Rose-ebook/dp/B07L45VL6G

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I’m Back (Again)

Yes, I know; I have been away for a while. I have been writing but most of all I have been focusing on my mental health. Something that is very important and crucial to my ability to write. It has been a journey but I’m finally starting to feel like a person again, so I guess that’s better than nothing.

Daughter of Athena is still waiting to hear back from agents (yes, I refer to my manuscripts as if they are a person). I’m hopeful but I’m not gonna lie, those rejections hurt a little bit. I’m thrilled about the story and I think that other’s will enjoy it as well. If it comes down to it, I have zero problems with self-publishing it as well.

I am also back to working on the sequel to Imitatore. I took a break from the story because I wasn’t entirely sure where I wanted to go with it. Now that I have an idea, and a small spark of inspiration; it is back in my rotation of works. I also recently self-published a collection of poetry, which you can find on Amazon. It is called Legal Pad Poetry: Poems From Yellow Paper. I hope you enjoy it!

Alrighty, that’s enough out of me. Back to writing!

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Hello All!

I am sorry that I have been away for so long! I have been going through some personal life stuff and working on another project as well. I am glad to be back and hope to be more consistent in the time to come.

As a gift for my absence; allow me to announce my new novel Daughter of Athena. Currently I am in the process of searching for an agent for this particular work, so wish me luck on that. I will add the description here so that you can see what I have been working on. Hope you like it!

Amara is a 25-year-old woman and a dragon slayer created by the government to protect the City of Athena. 80 years ago, Chicago was attacked by dragons for an unknown reason. Causing devastation throughout Earth and forcing a rebuild of society. When the new government was formed, a program was enacted to protect Chicago called the Daughters of Athena. All of that changes when another attack on the city changes everything Amara thought she knew. In the midst of the attack, Amara is kidnapped by a group known as The Sacred Scales. The Sacred Scales reside in the settlement known as New Chicago. A place where those who wish to escape the tyranny of the government find refuge.

 The Sacred Scales believe that the key to saving Earth from destruction is to worship the dragons as the Goddesses they believe they are. Here, Amara meets Joslyn, the current leader of The Sacred Scales and the rebellion against the government. Though, all is not as it seems with the dragons, the government, or The Sacred Scales. When Amara helps strike a deal for the dragons with Cyra, the leader of the remainder of the government, she learns more than she bargained for. War and Chaos ensues, leaving Amara to choose where her loyalty truly lies.

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Yay!

My book signing at Barnes & Noble was far more successful than I thought it would be. I actually sold out of books. That is so unbelievable. Thank you to everyone that made that happen!

While I know Imitatore isn’t perfect and could probably use another revision (I am highly impulsive and don’t think things through sometimes); I am glad to see that people are interested in it and even enjoying it. It is a book you have to have some patience with, this much I know but give it a chance.

I hope to build upon things in the second book. So all of the questions that people have to Imitatore will most likely be answered later down the line.

I am also working on another novel that I am really excited about that. I will tell you more once I get closer to finishing it. I also have to decide exactly what I want to do with it. While self-publishing is great, it is a lot of work on my part as well. So there are things I have to consider.

Anyhoo, that’s all I have today. Hope everything is going well for everyone else!

Much love

A. Rose

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Complicated

So my book signing at Barnes & Noble is Saturday. I am thrilled to get this underway and hope the turnout is good.

I have been going through and dealing with some very complicated things in my personal life. Suffice to say, I am trying to push through but that does not seem to be working much anymore. I continue to write because it distracts me from that reality but sooner or later I am going to have to be honest with myself.

Mental illness is a tricky thing. Its a hard thing. Its a complicated thing. One day you’re fine, the next day you’re not and you’re not even sure why. I haven’t been okay in a while even though I have been telling everyone that I am. I wear a mask in everyday life but that mask is starting to crack and fall apart. My ruse at some point will no longer work. I do not want to go into much detail about everything as there are people I would prefer not know everything.

This post ended up being sadder than I expected it to be but if I can’t be honest on my own blog, where else can I be? Mental illness is kicking me in the face. I am treading water and no longer have the energy to even try and swim. I find solace in my writing because besides my relationship, it’s about all I have left to cling to.

But again, on a lighter note. I hope to see you at my signing Saturday if you’re in the area. Good tidings and happy days to you all.

A. Rose