If you've been wondering what's been on my reading list, my June Indie Fantasy Friday Review Reports are live on YouTube!
From Science Fantasy to Midlife Magic Academies, from Middle-Grade Fantasy to Dark (and I mean DARK) Adult Fantasy pieces, this month's selection was all across the board in genres, and overwhelming positive (which is a rarity).
Ready to see the books and scores for June? Here's the link to the videos:
If you missed the June 2022 book fairs and giveaways, here they are:
My Featured Fantasy Reads For June:
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If you're a chili lover (especially for things like chili dogs in the summer), here is a new writer fuel recipe: Four-Bean Vegetarian Chili! As always, let's skip the boring backstory and get straight to the good stuff... the food!
This recipe is a slow-cooker recipe, but can be adapted to use on the stove in a pot on low heat.
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can 'hot chili beans' (pinto beans stewed in chili seasoning), drained but NOT rinsed
-1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-32 oz tomato sauce
-1 can chili-ready tomatoes
-1 package of you favorite chili seasoning mix
-Turn your slow cooker on high heat
-Combine all ingredients and stir well
-Allow to simmer for 4-6 hours on high heat, stirring about once an hour
Serves best with jalapeno cornbread, or (if you eat dairy) sour cream and cheese.
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It's time to let you in on a little, well, not-so-little, secret... The Godmother: A Starfire Express Prequel is coming out this July!
Whew! The cat's out of the bag!
If you've been anxiously waiting for Starfire Express: A Flame of Fae and Fang, I am opening the doors up to this world for you with a prequel about the Fairy who started it all: The Godmother.
Pre-Orders on this first book in the Starfire Express universe is now open!
Oh! And if you're not an Amazon reader, I have good news!
The Starfire Express series is being published by Starry Ink Press, LLC, which means that The Godmother will be available WIDE: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes &Noble, Kobo, and more.
Are you excited about The Godmother: A Starfire Express Prequel?
Ready to learn more?
Here's a sneak peek at the blurb:
Flames rise on the horizon. The Godmother rises to meet them.
Eliza Farrington the Third is the top Fairy Warrior in the universe, undefeated in both magic and physical strength. She is also The Godmother -- the protector and trainer of the Crown Princess.
For twenty years, Eliza has prepared her charge to bring change to the rule of terror the tyrannical Fairy King and Queen have inflicted upon the worlds. The Princess's kindness and mercy are already renowned, and her coronation is only a month away.
But the Dragon Emperor's legions landing on their doorstep threatens everything.
When the Dragon Emperor presents the sole remaining royal Dragon Egg to the Fair Folk with a deadly proposal, can Eliza change the fate of her beloved Princess?
Or will the hate of multiple generations snuff out their only flame of hope?
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