Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 2

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I'm going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I'm writing that I've totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author's … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 2

Writing Fantasy: Part 1

You may or may not know that I write fantasy. In addition to all this other stuff I write, I have a completed fantasy novel (in with alphas now!) and have a second that is a huge contender for a stand alone debut novel. Time will tell, of course, but I'm really enjoying the process … Continue reading Writing Fantasy: Part 1

What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

What this book is about:  Daine returns in Book 2 at the behest of the wolf pack that once adopted her into its ranks in order to preserve the valley in which they live. As she digs deeper into the problem, she realizes it's much larger than she, the humans, or animals can deal with … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

Book Review: Ignited by A. M. Deese (releases 3/27/18)

What this book is about:  Jura finds herself in the terrifying position of sitting in her father's chair as First of the Thirteen, trying to hide a terrible secret from the rest of the untrustworthy, backstabbing rulers. Ash, a retired Fire Dancer, searches to find his new place in life and the arena when seven-year-old Kay … Continue reading Book Review: Ignited by A. M. Deese (releases 3/27/18)

What I’m Reading: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Happy New Year!  I told you I was behind! No rest for the overcommitted! This book was.... delightful. Truthfully. I loved it. You should go read it. And here's why...   What the book is about:  Wild Magic is a teen fantasy novel that follows Daine, a mysterious 13-year-old who has an uncanny connection with … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Meet the Author: Crystal MM Burton

As I've delved more deeply into this writing and authoring thing, I've found something quite similar to running. Many are very, very welcoming and it's like being part of this world-wide club. "I'm a writer." "Ooohhhhh!! ME TOO!" *instant friends* On my blog, once a month, I will be featuring one of these new writing … Continue reading Meet the Author: Crystal MM Burton

What I’m Reading: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

What the book is about: His Majesty's Dragon follows the story of Laurence and his new dragon, Temeraire, who he acquired as an egg when his ship captures a French frigate. The two are swept into a new world of aerial dragon combat, away from the prestige of the Navy and into the disrespected world … Continue reading What I’m Reading: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Review: The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill

What the book is about:  In the Protectorate, the Day of Sacrifice has arrived and Antain, Elder-in-Training, and his uncle, the Grand Elder of the Protectorate, are on their way to take the youngest child in the village to offer to the Witch that lives in the woods. The Girl Who Drank The Moon is … Continue reading Review: The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill