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Tin Release Day Blitz and Crow Cover Reveal Sign-Up!

As you know Amber R. Duell and my short story Faeries of Oz prequel, Lion, just released! We’re so incredibly excited about this series and for you to read it! So if you want to help us, just click the pic below to sign up for the release day blitz for Tin, the cover reveal for Crow, or both!

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Glass Vault Duology Sale!

You know I get so excited about Halloween, so I have a fun thing to do! Today grab a copy of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault for only .99 and the sequel, The Bride of Glass, for free! It’s a fun, romantic, and dark duology!

Purchase: Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault * The Bride of Glass

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Free: The Bride of Glass

Hey guys! You can download The Bride of Glass for FREE on Amazon until October 31st! Happy Halloween!!! Also, the first book, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, is only $1.99 for right now!

Download now on Amazon!

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Review: The Rose and the Beast

Title: The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Date of Publication: August 7th, 2001

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Goodreads Summary:

With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out.

Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place.

A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse.

And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men.

Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.

My Review:

I’m not the biggest fan of short story anthologies, but I find when they are written by the same person vs a collection of authors, I’ve enjoyed them better. So I wasn’t sure what I was going to get, but the author totally owned all these stories! Loved the dark vibes!

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This book has some of my favorite fairy tales—Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Snow White, etc. And let me just say, not all of them are going to have a happy ending and some will end rather uniquely.

The writing was beautiful and not overly lyrical where I didn’t understand what was going on—it was perfect. This collection goes right into my favorite short story collection right next to Leigh Bardugo’s Language of Thorns!

 

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault ARC sign-up!

If you guys want to read the new edition of my book, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that is re-releasing with The Parliament house on June 26th then sign up here for an ARC!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqhleDNDDETNFO9qDtPxptyUwC24mWbhNzSb3jPBGG8mYJqg/viewform

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QWGV Sale + HALB Giveaway

Two things going on right now! One, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault is on sale for only .99 over the next few days, preparing for the finale in September! If you want to know why Snow White is wearing an eye patch in this picture… Then check it out! If you don’t care? Then still check it out!

Purchase for .99 on Amazon

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Second you can enter the Giveaway for a copy of Hearts Are Like Balloons on this link on Goodreads!

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Other than that my summer is being filled with kid activities and playing made up games. Every time my daughter pulls out a game, she makes up new rules! Can’t we just play the game how it’s meant to be played? Lol!

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Cover Reveal: Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

This is the cover for my first book. I just had to throw that out there first!

Today is the cover reveal for Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Jenny Zemanek @ Seedlings Design Studio.

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By Candace Robinson
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Horror
Age category: Upper YA
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Blurb:
Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

You can find Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault on Goodreads

You can pre-order Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault on Amazon.

Candace RobinsonAbout the Author:
Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She resides with her husband and daughter.

You can find and contact Candace here:
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Top Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

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The lovelies over at the Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesdays! Here is this weeks topic:  Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim (however you decide to interpret that (bought or read or something else) — I know most people read based on recommendation but we want to know those books you picked up without really hearing about or knowing much about!)

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Date of Publication: May 3, 2016

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First off I hate having to wait for books, so after reading A Court of Thorns and Roses I didn’t know what to do with myself… So a year goes by… Waiting… and Waiting… and then my book finally arrives!  Not to mention the mail man was late with my book, but then I put the precious thing in my hands and fist pump to the clouds.

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If you don’t already know what this is about which you should…

The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Goodreads Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

So I first and foremost am not a big fan of love triangles unless they are done right.  After reading book one I just knew that Rhysand would most likely be a love interest, and I was set on not going to have it because I liked Tamlin so much, but Sarah J. Maas has officially changed my mind.

Feyre I feel like is an incredibly strong character, and I may not always agree with her but when she loves someone she fights from the depths of her heart for them.  In the beginning she is at home with Tamlin after the showdown with Amarantha, and we find out that they are engaged and getting ready to get married.

I didn’t realize what a control freak Tamlin really was, and I get it okay!  After all you guys have been through I. Get. It. But let the girl do stuff on her own!

Anyways Rhysand comes into save the day on the day of their wedding, and I was like oh no here we go…

But dang it Rhys has become one of my ultimate book boyfriendss and made me feel like dancing.

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This book had so much magic, and some of the fae fly.  Can I have my own wings now too?

We got to see a little more of Feyre’s sisters in this one. Nesta was still as feisty as ever, and I liked it.

Now for all the romance haters this book wasn’t just that it had action and amazing new side characters (Lucien please don’t become all creepy after what occurred with you), and yes there is a cliffhanger, butttttttt…. it isn’t one of catastrophe but still has me yearning and craving the next book.

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What do you guys think about love triangles?  What other fae type books or fantasy books do you recommend?