Stars: 3.5 Synopsis: When Therese Westa is tasked with killing Holder Lygor, one of King Eligor’s bodyguards, she expects the job to be quick and easy. However, as her mission is drawn out into many complicated steps and she learns more about her target, she begins to see that she’s falling headfirst into a plot that reeks of betrayal, deceit, and treachery. Y’all. I quite honestly don’t know what to think about Deceived. I typically have a few days—or a week or two—to mull o
Madisyn Carlin is back, y'all, and this time she's joining us here on Of Blades and Thorns for an AH-MAY-ZING and so uplifting interview!! I hope y'all will enjoy getting to know her a bit better, reading about her writing journey, and being inspired by her faith! Without further ado... the interview Thank you for having me, Grace! My pleasure! :D So, what first inspired you to write? At the ripe old age of fifteen, after much prodding and encouragement from my mom, I decided
I dunno about y'all, but I am STOKED for Madisyn Carlin's debut novel, Deceived, which is a new adult Christian allegorical fantasy! Before I share my review of this book, I'd like to introduce it to y'all AND direct y'all to the many opportunities to receive some epic bookish goodies! (Oh, and keep an eye out for my upcoming interview with the lovely author!) BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!!! Madi is also here to share all about doubting your writing with us! Her thoughts are so inspiri
First things first, I hope y'all all had a TREMENDOUSLY blessed Easter and Holy Week! We spent the weekend at my nana's house (she lives right next door, so we didn't stay with her the entire weekend *winks*), where I HID eggs for the FIRST time! (Yes, I hunted for sixteen years. I'm a kid at heart; gimme a break.) What about y'all? What are your Easter traditions? How did y'all spend Holy Week? Better question: when did you stop hunting Easter eggs? Let me know in the commen
Stars: 4 Synopsis: The day Em Gades received the summons letter that she, of all the nine thousand people left on earth, had been chosen to compete in The Reflections, she had no idea what she’d be up against. When she arrives a few days later, she’s met with a corrupt government, danger on all sides, willful murder, betrayal, and more questions than there are answers. Y’all, it seems like just yesterday that I was signed up to beta-read The Reflections, and yet it’s been a y
I cannot talk about this book enough, can I? *grins* I am BEYOND exciting for my lovely friend E.K. Seaver's upcoming Christian dystopian novel, The Reflections!! And guess what? We don't have to wait any longer to go ahead and order our copy of this epic book!! *cheers* Yes, dears, that's right! Preorders are officially LIVE for TR! You can preorder your Kindle copy OR preorder a SIGNED paperback copy straight from the author! And that's not all! The signed copy comes with s
It's Day 9 of the #WriteforLife tour, and today I'm sharing more about the tour and what it entails AND all about Erika Mathews's upcoming release, Sustainer's Smile! Y'all know I ain't one to waste time (or at least I try not to be *wink*), so let's dive in! About the Book Suffering suffocates her soul. How can she ever smile again? A helpless newborn…that’s exactly how twenty-four-year-old Liliora Ellith feels in her efforts to speak up on behalf of the youngest members of
T-minus FOUR DAYS, y'all. Only FOUR before you get the chance to read tons of fantabulous short stories and poems, all by young writers! I know four days may seem like a while if you, like me, have been waiting nearly two months for Imagine, but GUESS WHAT. I have something to tide you over! Some fun graphics AND a sneak peek of my short story, Cursed! Y'all probably won't remember, but last year, I did a weekly post all about the meaning and origin of certain names - and one
Today marks exactly twenty years since the events of 9/11. I think that deserves a moment of silence. Today marks the day thousands of people lost their lives and thousands more lost loved ones. I think that deserves a moment of grief. Today marks the day our nation fell in the form of two crumbling towers. I think that deserves a moment of respect for all the men and women who sacrificed for this country, who built it up before and who built it up again so that, twenty years
Reviews are pouring in, y'all, and I am pleased to say that Daylight is looking like a success, all thanks to my amazing reviewers!!! Y'all are the best! Now, because positive reviews - or reviews of any kind - make my like author heart want to jump for joy, I want to share a little bit of what readers are saying about Daylight! “Out of the ashes of 911 comes Daylight, a poignant short story about a tragic moment in American history, where glimmers of hope emerge from glimmer
Welcome to Day 5 of the Daylight Launch Tour!!! Today, I have two fun things to share with y'all - an exclusive interview with the main character of the story, Sylvie; and a downloadable book club kit! A book club kit contains discussion questions, a note from moi, and a bit of backstory about Daylight, perfect for book clubs (of course) or an individual reader! To download the kit, just click the graphic below! Now, let's welcome Sylvie Harpe, the MC of Daylight, as she join
And now, for the moment you've all been waiting for... The beginning... Of the blog tour... For the launch... Of... Daylight 9/11 short story. Coming September 11th, 2021. It was too late.
The whole world knew it, the nations shaking their heads at the fallen United States, our beautiful country of hope and freedom covered in blood and ashes.
Only the devil could’ve planned something so disastrous.
Only God could save us now.
Only God could save August.
It was all my fau