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Finding the Fountain of Youth- Book Review

Finding the Fountain of Youth by C. A. King

Finding the Fountain of Youth by C.A. King is a fun and exciting tale of mermaids and mythical legends. A young outsider named Nadine slowly finds her place in the world by embarking on an unlikely quest to save it. C. A. King does well at tell the story with efficiency while keeping it light-hearted and funny. I would love some more backstory on Nadine, the mermaids, Merliance, and Pandora but other than that, I had fun reading this book. I am excited to check out the rest of the series as well, I have become a little attached to Nadine and her journey. I also really liked the diversity in this book and the strong female characters, so bonus points for that.

 

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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 on. 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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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