Book teasers: Enchant, by Micalea Smeltzer

Is it any surprise that a book like Enchant, by Micalea Smeltzer, caught my attention? It shouldn’t be. Not only is the cover gorgeous (seriously, that banner up at the top of this blog post should give you a good idea of what the cover is like), but the summary is so incredibly intriguing.

I mean, Wiccan powers, war, and hints of romance? What is there not to be caught up in? And how could I resist the opportunity to show off a few of the book’s teasers this week?

Plus, Micalea is giving a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. Make sure you stop by her giveaway for your chance to enter.

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Cover reveal: Stolen Enchantress, by Amber Argyle

Some artwork is just plain beautiful. Seriously. And “beautiful” was the first word that came to my mind when I saw the cover for Amber Argyle’s Stolen Enchantress.

Well, okay, so the first word that came to my mind was actually “Oh,” followed by “that’s so beautiful.” But I swear, “beautiful” was intended to be the first word.

Rather than try to explain what I mean, though, why don’t I just show you? Today’s post is a cover reveal, after all. So let’s get to the revealing.

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Wednesday links: Critique groups and writing monsters

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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Wednesday links: Fantasy resources and antiheroes

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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Cover reveal: Deadly Sweet, by Lola Dodge

Some covers just hit me more than others, in an absolutely wonderful way. Do you know what I mean?

Take the cover of Deadly Sweet, by Lola Dodge. I signed up to help reveal it because the summary hooked me from the first line. I mean, baking and witches? Yes, please. But this cover, you guys. This cover alone would have had me picking up the book.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourselves.

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Author of influence: Christopher Moore

Remember last month, when I told you a bit about how Meg Cabot influenced my writing? Well, today I want to tell you a bit about another author who’s had an effect on me: Christopher Moore.

Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including international bestsellers Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck. His novels primarily fall into the adult category, and most have a supernatural spin. I’ve recommended three of Moore’s books here already: A Dirty Job, Coyote Blue, and Practical Demonkeeping.

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Cover Reveal: Ilavani, by Kaelan Rhywiol

I have a soft spot for multi-POV novels. I like getting more than one perspective of a plot, and I like providing more than one when I write. That said, the story needs to call for it, or the multi-POV aspect won’t work.

From what I can tell of Kaelan Rhywiol’s Ilavani, the story definitely calls for multiple points of view. I think that’s part of what’s drawing me in, and why I’m happy to help reveal the cover today.

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