Book Review: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse by Will Soulsby-McCreath

Title: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse (Guardian Cadet #1) Author: Will Soulsby-McCreath Publisher: Nopoodles Everything Books Publication date: October 26, 2021 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Merry wants more than anything to become part of the Brotherhood of Guardians, and helping an Elf and a Guardian Colonel might just help her get there. Overall Merry Arlan: … Continue reading Book Review: Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse by Will Soulsby-McCreath

Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

This is something of a lie. There is no next part of this story this week. In theory, I have time to get the next chapter lightly edited and scheduled, but, in actuality, I'm putting myself into pretzels over Tuesday's review, so I'm choosing to forego posting Sisters this week so I can write that … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part —

Author Interview: Will Soulsby-McCreath, author of Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome author Will Soulsby-McCreath! Their adult fantasy novel Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse is set to be released tomorrow, October 26, 2021 (check out the purchase link at the end of this post), but you can enjoy their flash fiction and short stories on their blog Nopoodles while you wait. Title: … Continue reading Author Interview: Will Soulsby-McCreath, author of Merry Arlan: Breaking The Curse

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89

Chapter Nineteen - continued Merike turned to King Gray, a cold smile on her lips, her eyes like chips off an iceberg near the Great North. The breeze played only around her, dancing with her skirts and laughing through her short hair. "I hope you are ready to lose your crown, Your Majesty," she said, … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 89

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Chapter Nineteen - continued "What nonsense is this?" King Alon demanded. "He is not yet wed. Merike will marry him." Lawrence quickly held up a placating hand. "Not so, Your Majesty. Here in the Glass Kingdom, declaration to court is just short of an agreement to marriage. In due time the Duke and my daughter … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 88

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Chapter Nineteen - continued "Lawrence," King Gray heralded, relief in his voice and shoulders. "Thank you for coming so quickly." "A missing prince and handmaiden," Lawrence said shortly, punctuated with a sharp nod. "Kidnapping or runaway?" "Uncertain," King Gray cut in quickly, casting a glare at the other king. "The handmaiden would not flee her … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 87

Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)

The cover is, of course, the first thing most people notice. A bad cover will make a reader pass it over. A good cover will reel them in. But, in my case, a repetitive cover, no matter how pretty, will usually make me pass. Unless I like the author or it's part of a series … Continue reading Bookish Confessions: Things On Book Covers I’m Sick Of (and some things I really love)

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 86

Chapter Nineteen - continued Adrian pulled his fingers into fists for a moment. Abigail would never marry him if he were to become king. James would never forgive him for telling all assembled he had likely run away with the handmaiden. Andalissa's hand fell on his shoulder. Startled, he turned to her. She didn't say … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 86

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 85

Chapter Nineteen It was while my sister was examining the glass dome that she heard a melodic sound, like that of something small and bright striking the glass. Beside her, a young man rushed past. His golden hair was in disarray and he was hastily pulling a hood over it. His bright eyes were nervous … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 85

Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in the Forest

Top 5 Saturday is run by Amanda @ Devouring Books. Every week showcases 5 books that share a common theme. This week's theme is Books Set in the Forest. Whenever I think of a forest setting, I always think fantasy. Maybe I've read too many fantasies. Maybe I like forests too much? Either way I … Continue reading Top 5 Saturday: Books Set in the Forest