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Deep Thoughts

Love these quotes! (:

AlyZen Moonshadow

Just sharing some quotes I found on my perambulations on Google while searching for “deep thoughts”. I have them saved to my Pinterest board “Inspirational Thoughts”. After all, it’s always good to be able to call up a quoteable quote when the need arises.

When you speak your truth, it might not be particularly pleasant, it might even be a hard pill for anyone to swallow. But speak you must. I for one don’t believe in keeping quiet when clearly there’s wrongdoing going on.

So, here are those quotes, some of which may resonate with yourselves. I hope they make you think, and, if action is required, then take action.

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From “CHOAM” to “Chewbacca”: 10 Ways to Create New Words for New Worlds

Imagine you are some deity about to create a new universe from scratch, including all of its stars and planets, mountains and oceans, plants and animals. You’ll probably start with a handful of subatomic particles, a sprinkling of energy, and give it all a good mix together. If, as is more likely, you are a […]

https://languagejazz.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/from-choam-to-chewbacca-10-ways-to-create-new-words-for-new-worlds/

What I’m Currently Reading… (WICR)

[ NOTE: I wrote this last month in 2015. Sorry for the delay!! ]

Time for another segment of WICR!! (Pronounced like: “wicker”)
This fall, I’ve discovered 2 new series of books to immerse myself in–as well as 2 other books – each from two different series – that came out in the past two months (October and November)… [–One of them you might already know because I think I’ve mentioned it recently: the Steel & Bone series by Annette Marie.–] 

The books, that I’ve been waiting on for FOREVER, from another two of my favorite series is: Rogue,the “Relentless Trilogy” by Karen Lynch, and Alpha Unleashed, from Aileen Erin’s Alpha Girl series (involving witches, werewolves, and vampires). Those were REALLY good and didn’t take me long to read sadly. Now I’m officially done with those two series… BUT, I recently discovered that Erin will be writing a spin-off of two secondary coupled-characters (werewolf “mates” of sorts) and their story after the book Alpha Unleashed. Have to wait until March of next year for that, though :/

The other two series I discovered was The Hunted Hearts series (HustleHeist; Hacked; Hitman) by Claire Chilton … And Six of Crows, the first installment of Leigh Bardugo’s new series that’s set in the same universe/world as her other famous debut series the Grisha Trilogy.

Ok, so, with that out of the way, I will get on with the show…
What I’m Currently Reading:

1) Six of Crows

BY: Leigh Bardugo

GENRE: Fantasy

“This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review (on Six of Crows)

Discovered this story via a book recommendation email from Amazon. The storyline intrigued me. This story is a slow-burning fantasy, meaning: everything is sort of spread out and the plot is progressed gradually (not too slow/boring or ridiculously fast), the relationships form slowly, the story line progresses at a medium pace, character background is explained gradually, and the 3rd POV is slightly limited (POV switches by chapters). Many aspects of the characters’ thoughts (even intentions) are made clear/obvious, while a small amount of things about them are left hidden from the reader. Take the main leader Kaz: you don’t know what he’s going to do next until he makes it, and that makes him all the more interesting and mysterious. I love it!! Now I want to go read the Grisha Trilogy after this while I wait for the next book 😉

However, I’m taking my time on this one. I’m not in any rush to finish it, since it came out September (of this year: 2015).

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2) Frost

BY: E. Latimer

Genre: Paranormal//Fantasy

I read this story first on Wattpad two years ago when Erin Latimer was posting it chapter by chapter up on the site, and I’m glad to finally read the published and re-written version of it!

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3) Hustle

BY: Claire Chilton <<[*Find it FREE on her website (and Amazon) by clicking on the author’s first name!]

Genre: a Crime Action-Romance

I discovered the series VERY recently on Wattpad (where I spend majority of my time) and it’s really good!

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4) The Masked Heart

BY: Karla Darcy

GENRE: a historical romance set in England’s Regency Era

I’m normally not much for historical romances myself, mostly because I’m picky when it comes to this type of genre. It all depends on the author’s writing ability for me, and therefore the few exceptions to this is author and current Wattpad writer, Laura Bell  and _’s book The Season.

What I’m Currently Reading…

Time for this new segment I like to call “What I’m Currently Reading” (WICR-or pronounced like ‘wicker’).

I’ve been unable to start a few handful of books I have in my Kindle library, putting them down and picking up new ones… It’s sort of a fatal flaw of mine 😛  So, I’ve picked a few books that I actually DO plan on reading all the way through eventually, and here they are….

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1)  “Made”

  (A Sempre Novel) {Prequel to Sempre}

AUTHOR: J.M. Darhower

SUMMARY:

“Corrado Moretti.

The world knows the notorious Kevlar Killer, but few have ever seen what lies beneath his armor. The abused child. The neglected teenager. The broken man. He always did whatever he had to do in order to survive.

It’s kill or be killed.

Throughout his life, he has been there in the shadows, a witness to everything from beginning to end. Bound by loyalty and honor, there’s only one thing he would sacrifice it all for: family.

Never get close. Never get attached. It’s a lesson that has been brutally pounded into him since childhood, but they’re words the DeMarcos make it difficult for him to follow. Through them he finds love and grieves loss, realizing the world isn’t quite as black and white as it’s made out to be.

Made.”

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A dark, modern fiction that will keep you on your toes, chill you to the bone, and show you the reality of growing up in the Mob Business. I highly recommend giving this book a try!

2)  “Rapture”

  (Elfin series, Book 2)

AUTHOR: Quinn Loftis

SUMMARY: 

  “Triktapic, the deadly dark elf assassin, has been restored by the Forest Lords to his rightful place as king of the Elven realm. Now, he must face his former comrades as he attempts to stop Lorsan, king of the dark elves, from enslaving the human race. Lorsan has already begun distributing Rapture, the irresistible drink that destroys those who unknowingly become addicted to it. Will Cassie, his Chosen, be able to give Trik the strength he needs to face his dark past?

Meanwhile, Cassie’s best friend, Elora, is in a fight for her own life. Elora, her mother, Lisa, and a small band of light elves have traveled deep into the dark elf realm in hopes of rescuing Cassie and Trik. But their mission quickly turns into a battle for their own lives as they are surrounded by Lorsan and his warriors. Though outnumbered ten to one, the humans and elves fight heroically. They fight for a King once lost, but now found. They fight for the human realm that doesn’t yet know it is in need of saving. They fight for love; a love that has already been discovered and a love that is waiting to be revealed. Despite their valiant efforts, the band is captured and held captive by the dark elf king.

The peaceful world that Cassie and Elora knew is long gone, shattered by their realization that elves walk secretly among them, and are bent on their destruction. Soon, each of the girls will be forced to choose her own path. Cassie must decide to which world she belongs and Elora must decide if she will fight for a warrior hell bent on keeping her from his side.

Two species, human and elf, stand on the precipice of war, united in one goal; shatter the dark elf king’s plan, and unite a divided race under the rule of the one true King.”

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The first book is called Elfin and those 2 books follow these two girls who are good friends, and both of them fall in love with an “elf,” if you will, from the elfin world; one, a notorious assassin (Elfin) and a fierce warrior (Rapture).

It’s a Fantasy-Romance adventure, and I’m always a sucker for them XD




3)  “Frost”

   

AUTHOR: Erin Latimer

SUMMARY:

  “I froze the first boy I ever kissed, and I don’t mean he got cold feet…” 

 Megan is pretty unhappy when she’s forced to move to a tiny, freezing town in Canada. It’s going to be totally boring, right? Things heat up when she discovers that she possesses a growing power that’s becoming more and more difficult to control. Not only that, but the power has attracted some interesting people. A smouldering young man who claims to be her rescuer, and his icy but attractive enemy. They’re both claiming to be the good guy, so who exactly is she supposed to trust? Megan finds herself embroiled in an ancient battle between two kingdoms, slowly discovering an identity she never knew she had.”

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I first read Latimer’s books on Wattpad a few years back and I fell in LOVE with this series (The Jotun series). She posted another on WP called “Fire” and is now slowly posting another. It’s such an interesting series!! It’s got a great balance of romance and Action/Adventure that will keep you engaged and interested! I really recommend you try it out!!! 😀



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So, those are the top 3 books I’ll be reading this month 😀 Expect reviews sometime in the future!!
TTFN!

~Dori

The Difference Between Stories and Novels

“The tie between me and my readers are words, ultimately as tenuous and fragile as a spiderweb and just as breakable. The greatest gifts I can hope to possess are enough perseverance to keep putting words on the page and enough patience to wait until my words are the right ones, before unleashing them on the rest of the world.”

A Writer's Path

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Humans are born storytellers. Shortly after learning to string sentences together, we start sharing them: “Mommy, I did this…” or “Daddy, I did that….” We are eager to hear about others’ experiences, supposedly to learn from them and avoid their mistakes, and we like basking in the glory that our own stories give us (after being mentally edited, of course).

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