This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Uppercase Box Reveal- Aug’18

I’m a little late getting this post for August, sorry! This subscription usually comes in just a little bit after the 15th, but August is a super busy month! My husband’s birthday and a vacation threw me off my game. So finally (!), here is my Uppercase Box reveal for the month of August.

I get the super deluxe version of this subscription, so get a few bookish items along with my YA book surprise. For those of you who are Harry Potter fans, there was a cute little HP notebook included.

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I always love cute notecards, so the next bookish item was right up my alley!

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Sometimes Uppercase includes a cute jewelry item and this month there was a necklace included that gives a really HUGE clue on the book title for this month… Any guesses?

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Finally the book! As signed copy of Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson.

Synopsis:

A stunning new adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant.

A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations.

A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power.

Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen’s premier guard.

A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself.

A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent.

When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts.

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I have actually seen a few reviews on this book already and it looks pretty good! I’m looking forward to reading it, and of course, reviewing it too!

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What do you think about this month’s box?

Deb

This Chicks Sunday Commentary: My new book cover! #MidnightMetamorphosis

A month ago I self published my YA Fantasy novel Midnight Metamorphosis. A week later a publisher friend offered to create a new cover and format the book for paperback. Doesn’t it look great?! I’m really excited about how it looks.

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I had pulled it from all booksellers until we had this final format completed and I’m happy to say it is now up again for sale! You can find it exclusively in ebook format on Amazon.com. It will be available in print at all booksellers hopefully by next weekend.

This has been such an amazing journey. It feels so good to finish this novel, the first of many, I hope!

I started this blog to jump start my creative drive and it certainly worked. I am really enjoying reading, reviewing and connecting with other bloggers. I’m also enjoying writing again. Something I had given up for almost 20 years. I’m now thinking about taking a few writing courses to fine tune my skills. It’s funny, but you really discover the things you are good at and the things you really need to work hard to be even decent at. Writing my blog has honed my skills of observation, commentary, and sassy humor (well, at least I think I’m pretty funny!). Those all translated into my novel, but I discovered that I struggled with emotions. You know, reviewing books doesn’t really take you on an emotional journey, the reading of those books sure, but the reviewing is pretty straightforward.

So, I’m going to start honing this new craft of mine. Midnight Metamorphosis was an idea I had that took root and grew, but I want to keep learning and growing. Isn’t that what life is all about? My journey is definitely not ending. It’s only beginning!

If you would like to read Midnight Metamorphosis, please check it out on Amazon on the link below.  If you do read it, please leave a review!

Midnight Metamorphosis: Click HERE for Amazon.

Synopsis:

When her mother died, Avery Anderson finally had a chance to leave a runaway life behind to try to have a normal life. After she moves in with her aunt Brenna and starts her new high school in Dover, California, Avery discovers that she isn’t an average teenage girl. On her sixteenth birthday she’ll inherit a mixture of Elemental and Seer powers. There’s only one problem: at fifteen, she’s already pretty powerful.

Cole Sullivan was transplanted to Dover for a mission-and that mission is Avery. Cole is an Elemental who has trained to be a Guardian, having gained powers over three elements when he was twelve years of age. When Cole befriends Avery, he realizes that guarding her is going to be more difficult than he imagined. With her growing powers, she may be the daughter prophesied to bring about the end of his kind.

When twins Devon and Dani Finn are suddenly enrolled by their father in the same school as Avery with an order to contain her if she’s dangerous, Devon gets suspicious though his sister supports their dad. Devon realizes that he and Avery may have a lot in common through shared talismans that align their powers, and they build a friendship.

Until next Sunday!

Deb