This May, the snow is gone (for now!), the trees are flowering and my projects are slowly coming together.
At the end of last month, the first two chapters of The Fishermen’s Princess were released for subscribers to my mailing list. This month will bring a more usual single chapter. The story currently follows Drina as she grows up and steps into her role as princess. That includes an arranged marriage!
On a personal note, I am a real language hound. I studied Japanese in college and have tried to keep it up as much as possible. I just finished the first level of Duolingo’s Japanese course. It was a great refresher and filled in some content I was missing (including things I was familiar with while living in Japan but never knew quite how to say).
Fun fact: at Japanese fast-food restaurants, you must ask for ketchup when you order. I often forgot to do this, much to my chagrin (I love ketchup, it’s the perfect condiment). Whenever I forgot, I was always too embarrassed of my language skills to walk back up to the counter and ask!
Now, what will this month bring to the blog?
I still have reviews coming of The Road to Farringale, by Charlotte E. English, and the full review of The Empress of Salt and Fortune. And that lace-making article is still in the works!
Upcoming Reviews & more
Sometime in the next two months or so, I’ll be adding reviews for Intisar Khanani’s The Theft of Sunlight, Tamora’s Pierce’s Tempests and Slaughter and a review of at least one of the books in The Daevabad Trilogy, by S.A. Chakraborty. And of course I have to talk about W.R. Gingell’s Between Jobs from her City Between series!
I also have another author interview in the works, which I hope to bring to you in this month or the beginning of June.
One of last month’s promos is continuing until May 10th. For the rest of the month, I’ll have two going, all through BookFunnel.
You should also be sure to watch for an upcoming 99c sale of Girl of Shadow and Glass!
Now for the promos from BookFunnel:
This new promo is for all the sci-fi and fantasy lovers out there. Find free samples and whole titles available for download.
More giveaways! Mashups are stories with a blend of two genres. In the case of Girl of Shadow and Glass, sci-fi elements are incorporated into the world building, which is more like solar system-building.
This one began April 10th and will finish up May 10th. Once again, all the listings are for free books and samples in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.
Comics on the way!
I’ve been sitting on new comics in the Growin’ Pup and Social Isolation series. I hope to get both out soon.
I also still have some partly finished episodes of Princess Disasterface to complete. With my second draft of Girl of Glass and Fury in need of finishing, I can’t give you any definites, other than that I am definitely behind on everything!
Thanks for reading! Till next time.