Dragons and Death and Monday Afternoons

Hullo and good afternoon, to all those who read this in the afternoon! Happy It’s Real Monday!

While we’re on the subject of Mondays, let me tell you a story. So, I know that Monday is never anyone’s favorite day—the day you have to go back to work/school/realize that your one week closer to death, but I know a person who actually loves Mondays. Like, he will sing Monday’s praises from the rooftops.

And that person is Bryan Davis, my favorite author. My “hero” author, per say. Almost every Monday he posts a meme about Mondays. And his followers always ask why he loves Mondays so much. It’s really amusing to watch (or read, I should say).

Anyhow… I hope your week is blessed with books, tea (or coffee!) and a whole lot of kitten snuggles! (I need kitten snuggles….)

To start of this week, I’m going to be talking about a book that I have been wanting to read for forever and have only just now gotten to it. Like, I have the book sitting next to me. Right now. On the sofa as I type this. And it’s staring at me, calling me to read.

51c9RIdYJXLThis book is Crown of Dragons, by Nina Walker. I’ve read up to page sixteen currently, and the comedic tone so far has me wanting more! And also to write in comedic tones. #sorrynotsorry

But yeah, so Crown of Dragons is kinda like a paranormal fantasy where the MC, Hazel Forrester, can see dead people. And they bug her to death (pun intended). But judging by the prologue, she’s obviously not from earth, at least not from here, but from a parallel world where they dragons. (I hope.) I haven’t gotten that far but so far, I am LOVING it!

Here’s the first paragraph from the Prologue to whet your appetite:

The child was born with two colored eyes: muddy earth and summer sky. The dragon clans believed her a gift from the gods, a blessing bestowed on the new generation and a promise of royal strength. He thought it superstitious nonsense, another way the unholy beasts justified their eternal blasphemy.

Intriguing, right?

Now here’s a paragraph from Chapter One:

A woman with a butcher knife sticking out of her back is pulling my hair. At least, she’s trying to. She hasn’t quite figured out that I can’t actually feel her, so she’s going from the polite ask, to the shoulder-tap, to full-on hair pulling.

It’s a new low, even for me.

Hope you enjoyed those tidbits, and I hope they brightened up your Monday!

Before I sign off, I have a quick announcement—I’m hosting TWO blog tours on Wednesday, one for the anticipated YA novel Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin, and one for the newest novel of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Hauk, The Fifth Avenue Story Society. And you won’t want to miss either! So, Foul Is Fair is posting first, at 7:00 a.m. and Fifth Avenue is posting second, at 8:00 a.m.


Let’s chat! What are your bookish plans for this week? What new/interesting books have you read recently? What books have you been dying to read? Let me know in the comments!

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