|When I'm not reading or writing I'm checking out the islands. Here's the singers welcoming us to South Sea Island|
It's been a good plan. I've had time to keep in close touch with my Writing Group which meets at the Queensland Writer's Centre in Brisbane. We're collaborating on an epic fantasy novel. At this stage we are world building, profiling our characters and plotting. All good for pantser me.
Partly in preparation for writing my fantasy characters, I've been reading fantasy novels. Several.
Nas' daughter had a Tamora Pierce lying around - Alanna, the First Adventure. This was timely, as I imagine my female princess character sharing some traits with Alanna, a girl pretending to be a boy training as a knight. Now I'll have to look for the rest of the series.
Blogger India Drummond's Contemporary Urban Fantasy, Book 1, Blood Faerie has been languishing in my Kindle for several months. I'm finally getting to read it. I haven't finished yet. It's not the sort of fantasy our group is writing, but I'm learning a lot about India's fantasy writing and world building. The main character Eilidh is on the run from faerie land, escaping a death sentence. But she finds herself having to make some big choices when she lives amongst humans and a mutilated body is discovered. (You can download India's book now from Amazon USA andAmazon UK
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Another romantic ghost story I read was a free ebook A Romantic Ghost Story by Jason W Chan. An entertaining read about a grandmother who's dying, but has died before. Now she's going to meet her love, who many years ago, died that she might live again.
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I came across this anthology when I was checking out writing opportunities at Enchanted. Love Knows No Bounds is EP's current Featured Release. This is a fabulous anthology in their Flirts Category. Strong on romance, but full of quirky intrigue. It contains 3 stories: TWEET by Boone Brux, BITTERSWEET by Brooke Moss and REMEMBER ME by Nina Croft.
So that's my reading for the fantasy/paranormal genres. I've been reading heaps more. I'll talk about them some time soon.
Nobody asked me to read or review these books. I bought them myself and thoroughly enjoyed them all.
- What have you been reading lately?
- Have you read any of the books I've mentioned?
- Did you enter the Enchanted Publishing Pitch Contest?