Week In Review: June 3rd

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round-up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more. If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube: Come, hang out, and maybe even get some productivity done yourself. Here on youtube at 4pm EDT.

On Twitch: Or join me here on twitch.

LIVE AT BALTICON: In the Virtual Con Suite and in the 1st-floor lobby.

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube:

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

Finishing out season 4 of my podcast!

  • Coming of Age vs YAComing of age stories have always been a large part of the fantasy genre in particular, but now, it can be hard to know where to draw the line between YA and Adult novels.

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

Upcoming Events:

June 26 – Better Beta Reading on twitch for Writer’s Conduit

July 8-10th will be my return to Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY.

[Coming soon]

Sept 1-5th, you can find me at ChiCon 8 (the 80th WorldCon) in Chicago, IL. (probably. They let me know I’m still in the running…)

What I’ve Been Reading:

Binging a LOT of contemporary romances surrounding an animal rescue shelter. Nobody binges like me…

I kicked things off with The Hearts of Alaska (currently 3 books)

Young pups teach frozen hearts new tricks when a pack of rescue huskies inspire love and romance in a coastal Alaskan town fractured by feuding families.

Taylor Lipin has made it her life’s mission to leave her hometown and its ridiculous, century-old feud with the Porters behind. But when her sister needs help running the family inn, Taylor agrees to return to Helen, Alaska on a temporary, definitely not longer than two weeks, basis. Or so she thinks, until she’s quite literally swept off her feet and into enemy territory by three happy huskies and their drool-worthy owner, Dr. Josh Krane.

Though Josh didn’t grow up in Helen with the rest of his Porter cousins, he’s heard the stories: Porters rescue huskies. The Lipins are cat people. Keep to your pack. But Taylor is too tempting to give up–plus, his dogs love her.

As Taylor and Josh grow closer, tensions in the town escalate and the need for secrecy starts taking a toll. Soon they’ll need to decide whether their newfound love is just a summer fling or if they’ve found their forever home.

Moved on to A Wild River series (7 books)

In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.

Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…

I read the entire Furever Yours series that starts off with:

Will true love strike twice… at the Furever Paws shelter?

Army vet Matt Fielding is back—for good—and finding a puppy for his niece. He’s also avoiding Claire Asher, his high school ex—spotted at the local animal shelter! He can’t refuse her offer of puppy training, but soon their friendly reunion brings back memories of their teenage love, and sparks fly. Will their rekindled affair lead Matt to put a ring on it?

And finally, the 3 books of The Blue Moon Bay series. Wait. 2 books, book 3 isn’t out yet.

They have different ideas about the fate of an old inn…until it brings them together.

When Sarah Lewis inherits a run-down B&B from her late grandmother in coastal Blue Moon Bay, the logical thing to do is sell it and focus on her life in L.A. But when she learns that interested buyers will only tear it down in its current state, she feels a sense of obligation to her grandmother to get it back to the landmark tourist destination it once was…even if that means hiring the best contractor for the job, who happens to be her old high school crush.

Wes Sharrun’s life has continued to unravel since the death of his wife three years before. Now with a struggling construction company and a nine-year-old daughter, he sees the B&B as an opportunity to get back on his feet. Unfortunately, despite trying to keep his distance, his daughter has taken a liking to Sarah, and his own feelings are tough to deny.

As they spend more time together painting, exploring a forgotten treasure trove of wine in a basement cellar, and arguing over balcony placement, the more the spark between them ignites. But will saving the B&B be enough to convince them both to take a second chance at love?

New Works By Previous Guests:

Peter Servido has a new one out!

The Dark Citadel

Year of the Lepper, 746 – 3rd Cycle of the Dragon

Every couple of thousand years the Dark Citadel rises in the East, within the Endless Ruins looking to bring darkness and evil to the world of Capris. Every couple of thousand years, the races of Capris are charged with fighting back the darkness or succumbing to its eternal death.

In the year of the Lepper, it is no different. Four maybe heroes are called into service of the kingdom to ensure the Dark Citadel is once again vanquished:
One, a human past his prime, but a great warrior in his day,
– One, an energy mage of the Engeli (humans who are attuned to plant’s core) with great potential, and who is learning how to manipulate the plant’s magic to serve his will,
One, the princess of the Chow’lea (a race of human/feline archers) whose confidence and determination may not always be a benefit
– And one, a young healer of the Forgehide, an underground race formed of the earth itself and reflective of its minerals who wants to live upon the surface of Capris, no longer beneath it.

Can these four unlikely heroes, chosen by the Archmage Folis himself, overcome undeniable odds and save Capris from its destruction, as the heroes before them have done?

Picture(s) of the Week:

Here’s a few of my Balticon 56 photos!

Upper left - screenshot of the Sunday livestream with Doc Coleman, Sako Tumi, and I. Upper Right - screenshot of the zoom panel 'Dynamic Voice Acting' with Max Baskin, Chris Lester, Doc Coleman, and Morgan. Bottom left - a crowd shot of people coloring, including one with a fabric captain america shield. Bottom right - photo of my wood work display from the art show-- a western dragon made of 3 types of wood, and a silver eastern style dragon on a green background.

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