I'm moving houses: a day in the life of a full-time author/editor is busy enough, but throwing in a move has been both an adventure and a balancing act all at once.
Ready to see a glimpse of what this move has been like on a typical day? Check out my day in the life video on YouTube above (or watch it on YouTube HERE).
Want to see more about the writing project I'm working on during the move?
-Check out my secret project for 2023 HERE.
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Book Review of Eighteen Wishes: A Realm of Darkness Box Set Novel by C.K. Sorens
Eighteen Wishes is a debut novel in a whole new series by Sorens, marrying the best aspects of the writing style I saw in her Trimarked series into a fresh new series for an audience who doesn't shy away from deep questions.
The main character begins the story as a Genie trying to find her away around a curse. Tied by her curse to a single family of what were once warlocks, she must serve the firstborn son (by granting wishes) of each generation for a year beginning the day he turns 18.
If she can grant 18 wishes for him within that year, she will free herself from the curse and return to being one of her own kind: an elite djinn hunter.
There's only one problem: if she breaks her curse, all other genies will be freed as well--something the Djinn-hunter cannot allow to happen.
Eighteen Wishes hooked me from the very beginning. Sorens has definitely upped her writing game with unpredictable twists, deep questions about duty, responsibility, and freedom (and the cost that freedom entails). The characters will tug at your heart-strings, and as the story goes on the lines between black and white blur into a gray that forces contemplation on who is deciding on justice and why.
In the midst of all the action, travel, and adventures to other planes of existence, true love has a way of winding its way through the most unlikely of hearts in a very powerful way.
Eighteen Wishes is a solid 5/5 for me in dynamic world-building, deep characters, a realistic romance, and high-stakes action. I would definitely recommend making Sorens' newest novel one of your first picks when the Realm of Darkness box set hits your e-readers on October 4th.
Want to read the first chapter of Eighteen Wishes today?
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-And pre-order the Realm of Darkness set HERE to read the whole book when the set comes out in 2.5 weeks!
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Six lords are in hiding.
Three vengeful goddesses seek conquest.
And five mortal women rise to change the fate of their world.
About this series:
-5-Volume Dark Epic Fantasy
-Romantic Side-Plots (Fade-to-Black)
-Filled with court intrigue, adventure, magic, and battles
~All Five Volumes of this Series are Scheduled to Release in 2023!~
Big Writing Decisions
I have some big writing decisions to make in the coming weeks.
A couple weeks ago, my newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek at a big project coming in 2023.
This project has huge implications for me as a writer, including:
-Branding decisions (what genres I have found myself in love with and wanting to write the most in over the coming year)
-Release schedule decisions
-Decisions about whether to self-publish or traditionally publish, primarily
-And decisions about how I am going to balance my life with my writing in general.
I plan to publicly announce more about my secret project in late October/early November 2022, but if you'd like to stay in-the-know early (and hear more writing news), come join my newsletter HERE. I'll send you a free book for signing up, and you'll be one of the first to know what big writing decisions I end up making.
Thank you all for being a part of my writing journey!
My Written World
Here I share more about the worlds I write, lessons I'm learning as I strive to become a successful author, and my real-life travel and cooking adventures along the way.