Friday, June 19, 2020

Coming Soon From Aimee Shaye

Aimee Shaye’s The Dead Daughter

The Cursed Kingdom Book 2
Releases September 19, 2020

(That's two days after Aimee’s Birthday!)
Available for Pre-Order!
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Let's start with the cover...

And a bit about the book...

She was born of dark magick. She was destined to bring order to the chaos.

Princess Kumud Maudlin of Treoles spent twenty-three years as a prisoner in her own castle until one fateful night her sister rescued her. Now she must learn how to control the wayward magick swirling in her body and exact revenge on those who have wronged her. The problem: their faces are a blur and war is brewing in all of Dramolux with Treoles at its center. The Dark Sorceress is advancing rapidly toward Treoles with a vengeance that mirrors Kumud’s.

Will Kumud be able to bring the order or will Treoles fall before it can retaliate?

Free Gift With Purchase

EVERYONE who pre-orders between June 19, 2020 and September 19, 2020 will receive:

  • A Postcard
  • A Letter from Aimee
  • A special thank you from a special character

Just screenshot your order & PM Aimee your personal home address 


*The above would be sent out at the end of the month so pre-orders gifts for June will be mailed on July 1 and so on*

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

I’ve Been Reading. Have You?

The past few years I’ve been keeping a bit better track of what I’m reading and when. Primarily through the Reading Challenge on GoodReads. In previous years I’ve been truly horrible at keeping up-to-date with my records, but this year, oh, this year I’ve been marking my books as I start reading them and checking them off when I’m finished. The year started off with a bang - the books of The Atlantis Grail series by Vera Nezarian: Qualify, Compete, Win, and Survive. 

Since then, I’ve run through a few re-reads, some beloved, some simply enjoyable. For the most part though I’ve been reading new titles, both from favourite authors and new (to me) ones. 

I’ve read a lot of Nora Roberts’ backlist titles. Can I just say - I loved The MacGregors

I stormed through the books of the Dragon Blood series by Lindsay Buroker. I really enjoyed them, and my first foray into the steampunk genre. 

I’ve previously loved R.E. Butler’s various dragon series but decided to give Were Zoo series. To be honest, I found them highly entertaining. 

After seeing that The Cowgirl’s Secret Love (book 2, The Colemans of Heart Falls series) was scheduled to release in April, I realized I’d actually fallen behind on the Heart Falls series books. So, me being me, I started at the beginning of the Vivian Arend’s Six Pack Ranch series and read all the way through. Not only do I thoroughly enjoy the ranch romances, I’m also tickled reading about locations I’ve personally visited. 


Michelle M. Pillow took me diving into the depths with her Lords of the Abyss books. I haven’t read a lot of stories about mermen before. I was pleasantly surprised by the books. 

Princess and I marathoned through the Harry Potter movies, then I decided to start re-reading the books. I’m not quite marathoning through the books but I’m making my way through them all once again as the mood strikes. Currently, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the books I’m working on. 

And then it was back to one of my personal favourite authors: Christine Feehan. She began her Shadow Riders series in 2016 with the book of the same title, Shadow Rider. Since then three more books have followed and the fifth book in the series, Shadow Flight released today. (May 5, 2020) I read through the first four books a couple weeks ago for the first time, and today I’m reading the new one. #ReleaseDayReading 

So what have you been reading? Have you discovered any new authors? What’s the best thing you’ve read so far in 2020? What’s the best thing you’ve read since (sorta) quarantine began? 

... coming soon - a complete list of the titles I’ve read in January, February, March and April 2020. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Little 'Me Time' Reading

My kids have been home for a full week now. For them, as for a great many of your children, school has been cancelled – indefinitely is the term they used to describe the duration of this experience. We’re getting rather nicely, so far, but again it’s only been a week.

That week has been full of uncertainty and concern. In many ways the reality of the situation is still sinking in for them, and me. We’ve kept busy, surprisingly so considering we’ve been pretty much home-bound, except for a couple trips to try and stock up on essentials at the grocery store. We’ve done a bunch of deep cleaning, we’ve instituted some new house activities, and Heli Dad and I have been trying to keep things as calm and as straight as we can for the kids.

Yesterday for perhaps the first time all week, I was able to pick up a book and read. First with a mug of hot tea, later with a glass of wine. I snugged down and dove into the romance and adventure in Morrigan’s Cross the first book in Nora Roberts’ The Circle trilogy. Considering how quickly I read, I’ll be done all three books of the series by sometime Sunday.

What should I read next?

What are you reading?

And more, what are you doing to give yourself some ‘me time’ if you’re in self-isolation or sheltering in place, or in quarantine?