Monday, August 31, 2020

Hey everyone!  I've got a short and sweet review for The Half Glass Girl by Julie Mozart, which just so happens to be releasing today!  I already got my preorder in and I'm excited to re-read this book again.  I was on the ARC team and, if I remember correctly, the beta as well, and this book is so memorable and entertaining that I just...wanna keep reading it over and over again.  I think you will too.

 The Half Glass Girl by [Julie Mozart]
Mackenzie Quail is a pessimist. When she finds herself on a list of volunteers for an obscure charity, she, in all sarcasm, can't wait. A month of living in a creepy old house with happy homeschoolers more numerous than rats and life changing secrets around every corner. What could go wrong?
The Half Glass Girl is a debut Christian fantasy by teen author Julie Mozart.


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I was floored to realize that this novel was a debut.  With gorgeous illustrations scattered here and there, crisp prose, and an impeccable plot, it's got to be one of the best debuts in the whole universe.  It's a perfect blend of fantasy and reality, which makes you think you could really find what Mackenzie Quail finds in the typical basement.  The narrator, Mackenzie, has a sharp sense of humor, and the entire cast of characters is memorable and completely lovable.  Once you're drawn into this book, it's hard to put it down and, y'know, do normal life stuff (stupid real world...).  Get ready for a book hangover when you pick this one up.  

It has a touch of fantasy, a bit of mystery (of mythical proportions) and some very down-to-earth, heartfelt discussions and themes.  The world that Mozart describes in her novel is completely believable from start to finish, and it has quite a few plot twists, too.  You'll laugh.  You might just cry.  And then you'll go back and re-read it again because it's just that good.

Do you plan on reading The Half Glass Girl?  


Friday, August 28, 2020

Hey everybody!  Today's the's the day I can finally spill the beans about the cover for The Lady of Lanaria!  I don't know how many times I came very close to sharing it, like, as soon as I made it.  I don't have a load of patience when it comes to sharing my own stuff.  

This book, guys.  It just amazes me at how everything is falling into place - and probably would've fallen into place from the start if I hadn't been busy butting my head against a brick wall.  It might sound weird, but I can totally see God's hand through all of this, and I just...want to share it with everybody so that it reaches whoever needs it the most.  I have a lot of themes involving light versus dark in this novel, and despite what conclusion you might draw from the blurb, it is a clean Christian fantasy.  (I can't just spoil it all from the get-go, or I would...)

I don't have any Goodreads pages or Amazon preorder links yet, but for now, you can just enjoy the blurb and the pretties.  In lieu of fancy shmancy links, I have some quotes for your enjoyment!  

I've also updated the blurb!  This is hopefully the final version I'll use (but if anyone has constructive criticism, hit me up.  I HATE writing blurbs and am Just Not Good At It.)  


A kidnapped princess, a promise, and a kingdom cursed with mysterious plagues. 

"Mark my words, Evangeline; if you set foot outside this tower, you will surely die."

Evangeline has spent her entire life hidden in an ancient watchtower, gazing through a window as the world passes her by.  She heeds her mother’s warning closely, the truth hidden from her always. 

When a young guard stumbles upon the tower, Evangeline’s life is changed forever.  As she strikes up a secret friendship with the guard, she learns about the Kingdom of Lanaria and the mysterious plagues that haunt all who live there.  But as she delves into the world she barely knows, not everything her mother says adds up.  Will they find the truth before it’s too late?

Coming November 2020.  

And now for the cover....

This cover was exactly what I was envisioning as I wrote The Lady of Lanaria.  Simple, minimalist, beautiful.  I very seriously considered hiring a cover artist because I had such a hard time coming up with a design or a stock photo that I liked, but when I found this one, I knew I had to make it work.  And after ~14 hours of Photoshop and GIMP (and possibly some crying) I had what I loved.  I'm not even including the hours days of fighting with the sizing thanks to KDP (I swear I used their template).  

So...what do you think?  

ALSO, if you want to be an ARC reader for The Lady of Lanaria, consider signing up for my newsletter.  The next one goes out in early September, and they'll have first dibs on ARC copies! 


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hey everyone! Today I have an exciting post -- a cover reveal for Olivia Cornwell’s debut fantasy novel, Empire of Blood

This is book 1 of the Rebel Empire duology, and more info can be found on Olivia Cornwell’s author page.  Make sure to follow her for more updates! 




Lilly Faine is tired of classmates dissing her family, and doesn’t care when she receives suspension for nearly punching the lights out of a classmate. Her father isn’t crazy, even if he does spout stories about a world full of magic, a cruel king who hunted him, and has a shattered amulet that tingles when Lilly touches it.


When an old enemy appears under Chicago’s beloved Bean, Lilly and Gabriel are shoved into the impossible world their father believed in. Alone on opposite ends of a war, they race to rescue each other. Lilly finds aid and friendship in a band of rebels, but she is also hunted by the emperor’s personal assassin. Gabriel gains the help of the emperor, but Gabriel’s choices to do good may lead him into dark shadows he can’t find his way out of.


Magic thrums within their reach, promising aid, and Lilly and Gabriel both must decide if the magic they seek ­– and the causes for which they now fight – is worth the risk of their souls.

The Empire of Blood eBook is available for preorder now! Releases November 10, 2020.


 Doesn't that sound awesome?!?! 

And now...

For the cover! 

This cover is absolutely beautiful, isn't it?! 

Are you looking forward to reading Cornwell's new novel?  What do you think of this cover? 

Cover reveal signups for THE LADY OF LANARIA!

Monday, August 10, 2020

It's that tiiiime again!  
(Yes, having cover reveal signups two weeks after having a cover reveal is...odd.  And surreal. But I'm going for it).  

I'm looking for folks who would like to share the cover reveal for The Lady of Lanaria!  In exchange for that, you'll be the first people in the universe to see the cover!  I'm really excited about this project, and any help is greatly appreciated.  The cover reveal is August 29th, and signups are open NOW until August 22nd.  You'll have a range of options, graphics, even some premade posts to choose from, so if you're busy, sharing the cover could be as easy as paste-schedule-send!  

Please click HERE to sign up to share the cover for The Lady of Lanaria on August 29th!