E-Book Haul – Nov’20

So, I don’t normally do haul posts outside my monthly ones, but I’ll admit that I went a little crazy with Amazon’s One-Click feature this past month. And upon looking at how crazy I went, I realized that my haul post would be incredibly long since I also hauled a handful or so of physical books.

I don’t plan on doing this every month, unless this is something that would interest y’all. This post (and any potential future posts like this one) would only be Amazon e-books. I’d then just link back to this post in my monthly haul posts. I also think I’d do these at the end of the month, versus the beginning of the next month…you know, the more I talk, the more I realize that I might actually start doing this. So, stay tuned.

I just looked at my Kindle, and omfg I honestly didn’t realize just how many books. To keep this hopefully on the shorter side, I’m just going to link to each book’s Goodreads page. Otherwise we’ll all be here all day.

 So, let’s jump into this. Continue reading “E-Book Haul – Nov’20”

NaNoWriMo’20 Update #4

Well, I’m still like, 14-15k behind and there are three days left.

The race is on and I honestly have no idea if I’m going to actually finish. I’m going to try like hell to finish, because I would really hate not to, but 14-15K is a lot for 3 days and the inspiration and drive comes and goes.

Mainly it just never shows up.

I did just write like, 2.4k in one sitting, which is the best I’ve done so far, but I still don’t feel a lot of passion for this project. I will say that the more I work on it, the more I like it. So this concept of having no drive to work on it, baffles me.

I’m really chalking it up to just being busy and tired and honestly forgetting how hard drafting is. I’m definitely changing my tune from “I prefer drafting over revising” to “I prefer revising over drafting”. I love the creativity that comes while drafting – don’t get me wrong – but if I’m not super excited for the project or feeling any desire to work on it, drafting is like pulling teeth. It’s exhausting. Trying to wring out words to meet goals…it’s not fun.

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Book Review: The Empire of Empty Wars (The Serpents and Kings Trilogy #3)

Title: The Empire of Empty Wars

Author: S.M. Gaither

Pub. Date: April 15, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Death. Betrayal. Destruction.
This was Alaya’s destiny, written in the stars on the night she was born. She should have been killed because of it.

She wasn’t.

The once crown prince of the highest throne in Sundolia is now the high king, and all of his advisors agree on one thing: He should have destroyed that dangerous Dragon woman when he had the chance.

He didn’t.

Now war spreads like a wildfire from the southern kingdom. The empire is burning. The day of prophecy is arriving. Alaya still lives, her power more dangerous and unpredictable than ever.

And the stars, it seems, told no lies.

Or did they?
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Codigo Update – Nov’20

Well, it’s been over two months since we adopted Codigo and things are starting to smooth out. If you’re interested in checking out that post, you can click here.

It’s been fun and really nice having a dog in the house again, even if he seems to be part velociraptor and cat – I swear he’s not just lab mixed with border collie. He seems to go almost boneless and when he gets up from snoozing, he stretches like a cat. I love him to bits though and it’s so nice to come home from work to be greeted by him. My favorite thing to do, is to take my blanket, lay on the floor and have him curl up against me. He’s a little cuddle bug and I love it. Continue reading “Codigo Update – Nov’20”

Book Review: The King of Burning Skies (The Serpents and Kings Trilogy #2)

Title: The King of Burning Skies

Author: S.M. Gaither

Pub. Date: December 20, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

War is coming to the Sundolian Empire.

Can a forbidden love between a prince and a dragon save it?

Or are they destined to bring it all down in flames?

The kingdoms are shattering.

A tyrant rules from the north.

The Dragon clan, once exiled beyond the edges of the empire, has joined forces with a bloodthirsty, opportunistic king in the south.

And the crown prince of Rooks is running out of options to keep the people and places he loves safe. His best chance to save his world and take the crown from his mad father may lie in the most dangerous of those exiled Dragons—a woman who is just as likely to ruin him as she is to save him.

Alaya is part human, part divine, and fully prepared to use her growing powers to destroy everyone that has hurt and betrayed her. The list of those people is long. Despite her pain, she still intends to find a way to bring peace to her world—but she can’t do it alone.

The high king must fall. 

What was broken must be mended. 

And somehow, both Dragon and Rook must find a way to protect each other from the dark side of the magic building within and around them…

Or else watch their world burn to ashes. Continue reading “Book Review: The King of Burning Skies (The Serpents and Kings Trilogy #2)”

Currently Reading & Watching #21

Well, it’s the end of another month…well just about the end.

The fact that 2020 is almost over and NYE still feels like it was last week, or something is crazy.

Where the hell has the year gone?

I’m still not really watching that much, outside of the few shows I watch on live TV. I can’t wait to have the time and energy to catch up on everything. But here we go! Continue reading “Currently Reading & Watching #21”

Book Review: The Queen of Cursed Things (The Serpents and Kings Trilogy #1)

Title: The Queen of Cursed Things

Author: S. M. Gaither

Pub. Date: September 12, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

She’s the last member of a cursed and deadly clan.
He’s the crown prince with a dangerous secret.
Together, they’ll save the empire. Or destroy it.

Decades ago, the High King of Sundolia waged a war that vanquished the serpent clan and drove them out of the empire, reducing them to nothing more than legends spoken of in occasional frightened whispers.

But they did not leave peacefully. Their parting gift included curses that now rest within the empire’s soil, beneath the shade of its jungles, treading through the waves of its seas. Growing more and more dormant as the years pass under the shadow of that increasingly tyrannical high king.

Until Alaya—a girl with a hidden serpent mark who shouldn’t exist—accidentally wakes one of them up. Then another. And suddenly she finds herself near universally despised and feared, a scapegoat exiled from her adopted village and left with no choice but to seek the truth about her cursed bloodline. About her true home. About a power, stolen from the serpent goddess herself, that is supposedly resting in that home. It is the sort of power that could help her overthrow a king, expose the lies he’s told, and put a stop to his wars.

But the closer she gets to that power, the more complicated the truth becomes. The more dangerous her waking power seems. And the more she begins to wonder: Can you still be the hero if you were born a curse? 

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3 Books That Hit My Radar Pt. 6

I found more books.

Well, they found me. That’s probably the more apt statement because I didn’t go searching for any of these books. Ads on social media are going to be the death of my savings, I swear. I own all these books, because I’m weak and because they sound like really good reads. All three of these are right up my alley of what I’m interested in reading right now. And maybe they’re something you’d be interested too!

I do these posts on that hope – the hope that these are books that might interest you all.

With that being said, I hope you check these books out! If you do read them, or have read them, let me know your thoughts! Also, let me know if you enjoy these kinds of posts – if you want more of them. Continue reading “3 Books That Hit My Radar Pt. 6”

The Book-Ademy Awards Book Tag

Maybe it’s a little early towards the end of the year to do a book awards tag, but it’s almost the end of November and I’ve read almost 150 books in 2020. So, I think I have enough books to pull from to answer these prompts/questions.

I stumbled across this tag on YaBooksGirl and I loved Michella’s answers and felt inclined to do the tag myself! I hope you check out her post and if you’re interested, feel free to do this tag as well!

2020 has been the year to read books, so let’s jump into this! Continue reading “The Book-Ademy Awards Book Tag”

NaNoWriMo’20 Update #3

How are we already done week three of NaNoWriMo?

I’m so woefully behind, that the next two weekends are going to be me, playing catch up. I don’t know why I thought I could manage to stay on top of daily word goals when my days are spent at work and my evenings are booked solid.

I mean, I know why. I was too stubborn to break my streak.

And I know I’ll make it happen. They might be shit words, but I’ll hit 50k by the end of the month. I legit won’t let myself fail.

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