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Writing, Writing, and More Writing

That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. Well that and a ridiculous amount of self-promotion. Also, reading since I’ve had some time. This is my version of busy and it is a version I enjoy. Couple all of this with school and I’m surprised that I have any time to sleep.

It’s exciting to be doing things I love to do, that’s for sure. Keeping up with these things will be another struggle all its own. I tend to lose motivation rather suddenly and then next thing I know is that I’m spending all my time napping. That usually means it’s time for my medication to be adjusted. Chronic fatigue sucks and since mine is a symptom of my clinical depression, it just makes it worse. If my chronic fatigue comes back, then I know a depressive relapse is just around the corner. I don’t want to deal with that again. Like, I literally just got out of a major depressive episode that was actually pretty scary for me. I don’t know if I could handle it all over again. Inevitably, I will most likely have to but I would rather not think about it.

I have been feeling a lot better since I started my medication but my chronic fatigue is slowly creeping back. I am just exhausted no matter what I do. So I have an appointment Friday so I can head this off and adjust my meds before it’s too late. Hopefully all I need is a simple adjustment and not an entire change. Getting used to new antidepressants is the worst.

For now I’ll continue to push through and hold on to doing the things that I love.

A. Rose

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Tainted Waters- Book Review

Tainted Waters by Lucretia Stanhope

 

Tainted Waters is a captivating tale of a girl named Alice and everything she never knew about herself. I enjoyed that this book jumped right into the action and stayed there from start to finish. Decker being a dislikable but likable ally was one of my favorite parts. I love a semi-villain. Lucretia Stanhope does a good job of making you feel what Alice feels in those tense moments that you find often throughout Tainted Waters. I would love to know more about how she came to be and her origin story. I recommend this book if you prefer intense action rather than intense world building. It was a fun book to read.

 

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The Unity Game- Book Review

The Unity Game by Leonora Meriel

 

This book was beautiful and captivating. It took me on a journey that I was not even aware that I wanted to go one. It made me questions things and even question stuff about my own existence. Leonora Meriel does a wonderful job of making a reader think and wonder. So many different parts that all fall together in ways that you did not expect them to.  It has been a while since I have read such a gripping story that involves so many beautiful things.

Home Planet, Earth, the In-between; all masterfully described and designed. So much so that I found myself identifying with beings that are not even of this world. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, I would be crazy not to. Leonora Meriel should be proud, this was a marvelous interstellar mystery.

 

 

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Going to be in a Bookstore!

This is pretty exciting news! Imitatore is going to be in a bookstore! Boneshaker Books has decided to take a chance on me and I am forever grateful for that. Now, the key is getting this book to sell so that they see people are interested in it. This has been my battle since I published and let me tell you, it is a lot of work.

So if you are in Minnesota, run down to Boneshaker books starting tomorrow and ask for Imitatore by name! I would greatly appreciate it! I cannot believe this is my real life right now!

A. Rose

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Mannethorn’s Key- Book Review

Mannethorn’s Key by Simon Lindley

 

I really enjoyed this book! The story itself was so captivating that I just needed to keep reading to find out what was going on. I enjoy a story of an unlikely hero in a different world. Bart was not the hero I expected and to be honest he still isn’t. While he doesn’t start or end as a likable guy, I enjoyed him as a protagonist. As for Algarth, he was quite the unlikely villain. While he meant to do what was best for everyone, he ended up being entirely selfish. This was not the way I saw this story going.

Mannethorn’s Key starts out with a rather epic battle and then leads you on a journey with so many different pieces. Simon Lindley is quite the master of detail and I enjoyed being able to really see the world that he wanted to immerse me in. I also loved the comedy within the book, nothing makes me enjoy a book more than one that makes me physically laugh. The crescendo to the ending of Mannethorn’s Key left me on the edge of my seat and I am really looking forward to reading the next book! I definitely recommend this book to lovers of wizards, magic, dragons, and just a damn good story.

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Tomorrow!

So much to do and so little time to prepare now. Doesn’t help that I also happen to have a statistics test tomorrow morning, so that should be fun (not really but ya know). I mean I guess I really don’t have that much to do, I just feel like I have a lot to do. That is probably because I am nervous as hell about this.

I am so glad that people are coming and are actually excited about this event! This has been my dream since I was a child, so I honestly really can’t believe it’s happening (I know I have said this a million times already). However, it’s true, so I can say it as much as I want.

Imitatore is my baby, well besides my cat, but it is my baby. This has been a journey and I finally get to actually celebrate it! It is gonna be fun!

A. Rose