Cover reveal: The Night Realm, by Annette Marie

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One of my favourite aspects of a good cover is the promise that it makes. It can tell you so much–everything from what genre you can expect to what emotions you may encounter along the way. While it won’t tell you exactly what will happen in the novel, a good cover will help prepare you for the read.

The cover of The Night Realm, by Annette Marie, is one such example. From what I can tell, it does the job it’s supposed to: it promises a great novel. Today, I’m happy to help reveal it. Click on through to take a look.

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Animal instinct

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It always surprises me a bit when animals don’t flinch at the sound of a camera’s shutter, especially when I’m as close to them as I was this little frog. The edge of my lens couldn’t have been more than a few inches from him, and yet he just sat calmly on the lip of the net while I clicked away.

As much as I love photographing animals, it can sometimes be frustrating. They tend not to be still for very long. They either want to run from or inspect the camera. Basically, they go ahead and follow their instincts.

Despite all of that, I still find it easier to photograph animals than people. It’s a lot less stressful, somehow. Plus, you get some utterly adorable pictures out of it.

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Author of influence: J.K. Rowling

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It’s been a while since I shared an Author of Influence post. I hadn’t meant for so much time to pass, but there you go.

Over the past few months, I told you how each Meg Cabot, Christopher Moore, and Stephen King influenced my writing style. Today, I want to finish off this series by sharing how J.K. Rowling influenced me–and how she did it differently than the others.

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Cover reveal: Falling For You, by Charlotte Blake

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Some covers do such a wonderful job of conveying a mood, don’t you think? Such is the case for the cover of Falling For You, by Charlotte Blake. It feels like autumn–the warmth of a comfortable sweater, the beauty of falling leaves, the cozy scent of pumpkin pie and turkey. All of which makes a lot of sense, considering the novel is set around Thanksgiving.

Wondering how one cover can convey so much without being overwhelming? Click on through to take a look.

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