Fictional Friday Debut

Welcome to the first installment of

Fictional Friday

What’s it all about, you ask? Ahh…fiction. And Friday. Reading. Writing. No arithmetic. Whereas I’m mostly all about fantasy, urban fantasy, and a sprinkling of paranormal romance, I read across many genres so you’ll find a mix here. (See below if you’d like to contribute something as either a reader or a writer.)
To kick things off let’s have a show of hands, who is on Wattpad? Who has heard of Wattpad? I admit, I’m a complete newbie to it. I joined last October but until recently did little as far as interacting or posting. Last week I decided I would start posting First of Her Kind ~ A Darkness & Light Novel Book One Which means, as long as you’re not bothered by having to wait days between chapters you can go to Wattpad and read it. For free. Who doesn’t like free?Today I posted Chapter Two. Going forward I’ll be posting chapters on Mondays and Fridays. You can find it here.

Moving on…I’m way behind in reviews but some books of note that I have recently devoured (in no particular order) include:

  • Warriors ~ Book Three in the Druids Trilogy by Barb Galler-Smith & Josh Langston Review forthcoming Genre: Historical Fiction with a touch of Magic
  • The Butterfly Storm by Kate Frost Reviewed here  Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Sworn in Steel ~ A Tale of the Kin Book Two by Douglas Hulick Review forthcoming Genre: Fantasy
  • Veil of the Deserters ~ Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Two by Jeff Salyards (who I interviewed after I devoured Book One last year, and who I will be interviewing again…possibly Monday) Review forthcoming Genre: Fantasy
  • Evensong ~ Book One of the Meratis Trilogy by Krista Walsh Review here Genre: Fantasy
  • The Fallen by Keri Lake Which I thought I reviewed somewhere but can’t find. O_o  Genre: Adult Paranormal Steam (meaning over 18 and no tender sensibilities)

What am I reading now? I am in ARC heaven!

  • Crown of Flames ~ Heirs of War Book Two by Mara Valderran Genre: Fantasy (I just finished a couple days ago. What a ride!)
  • Bound ~ Book One by Kate Sparkes Genre: Fantasy (I got to read an early version of this and I can’t wait to see the finished product!)
  • Eventide ~ Book Two of the Meratis Trilogy by Krista Walsh

And I want to give a huge Congratulations! to Kourtney Heintz author of Six Train to Wisconsin on her much-deserved success. See my previous posts regarding Six Train here and here. I look forward to getting to meet Kourtney in person in July when she makes a stop in Wisconsin.

If you use your imagination while reading a good fictional book it takes on a whole new dimension


Some things to note:

  • If you’re an author with an upcoming release, drop me a line via e-mail.
  • If you’re a reader who has just read something outstanding and want to share, likewise.
  • Book signings, release events, quotes, tidbits, industry/indie news etc. etc.? Pass them along.
  • As this is my blog, I reserve the right to not use anything I don’t want to use.



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  1. “As this is my blog, I reserve the right to not use anything I don’t want to use.”

    Good call.

  2. Holy Moly. How do you accomplish so much. I need a nap now. You’re astonishing.

  3. I got myself a Wattpad the other day, but I’m finding it a bit confusing and the help menus really don’t tell you much. I keep having to Google what I’m wondering about to find the relevant support page. Things might become a bit clearer once I start posting, but I’m planning on either having the story finished or at least having a decent buffer before I launch into that.

    Looking forward to more of these posts!

    • I don’t know that I’m utilizing it to its full capacity. Well, actually, I know I’m not. But right now I figure every little bit helps and if I can maybe interest some new readers, that’s a good thing.

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