Despite all the challenges we are facing, I hope you’re able to carve out some fun this summer. I’ve been trying to keep busy with writing and reading…and binging a ton of TV shows. If you find yourself in need of a good fantasy and science fiction fix beyond books, might I suggest checking out these lesser known gems.
Along with the Gods (both movies are on Hulu)– great Korean fantasy movies dealing with after life guardians who must go on a journey, aiding a man through several trials in the afterlife to determine what his ultimate fate will be. This has subtitles but you like to read so it doesn’t matter!
Snowpiercer (on Netflix)– This is now a series but check out the movie first about a post apocalyptic world in which the survivors live on a train based on a class system. The director of this is also the guy behind the award winning movie, Parasite (on Hulu). I’ve seen most of his work and it never disappoints.
Fast Color (Hulu and Amazon)– A woman with special powers returns home to escape from an organization that wants to capture her. Viola Davis is turning this into a series and I am always excited to see POC grow in this genre.
Marianne (Netflix)– A famous horror writer returns to her home town and what she wrote about in her books starts appearing. This is actually a series but bingeable and scary so you were warned. It’s French but there is a dubbed option.
Horns (Netflix)– Harry Potter (ok Daniel Radcliff) gets accused of murder and grows horns. I’m doing a terrible job of summarizing it but it really is good.
Kingdom (Netflix)– Zombies, action, drama and period costumes! This is another bingable series, this time Korean (with superb dubbing). There are already two season out and I can’t wait for the next one.
I’m now opening up for beta readers for the last book in the soulmate saga, Mystic Souls. Here’s a rough summary and a teaser of the cover!
The Soulmate Saga comes to its stunning conclusion.
Who will die and who will live?
We thought we’d prepared for the fight. We were wrong.
Everything I was told about the first soulmates would never prepare me for their actual arrival. More powerful than we could prepare for, the first soulmates control the minds of our closest allies, leaving The Six and my soulmate, Phillip, without any option but to surrender to their murderous ways.
When suicides and disappearances go on the rise in our community, I know the first soulmates are behind it and after I discover the reason, it’s more nightmarish than I could have imagined.
With dwindling support, I only have The Six and our few remaining allies to start a resistance and fight back, however, our infighting and inner turmoil threaten to derail us. Will we find the strength to defeat the first soulmates and their cohorts? And what sacrifices will we have to make to win?
Contact me if you’d like to beta read this novel!
This month I’m going to do a short profile on Fran, one of the main characters in Mystic Memories. Fracesca Ross is the inner tough gal I’d love to be. She’s a skilled and fearless fighter and no nonsense. Part of a dark, or unseelie fae, court, she is anything but evil. Instead, she works as a secret ally for the good guys, although she has her own motives for doing such.
One thing that makes Fran different from the prior leads, Amina and Lisa, is that she is very confident in her powers. Amina and Lisa weren’t fighters, but Fran was a warrior in her court so she is fully comfortable with the extent of her gifts. When I envisioned Fran’s personality and look I thought of Zoe Saldana and her character Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
She’s strong, more serious but with a side of snark when needed and a heart for those she cares about. I also thought of the actress Rosario Dawson. She always plays such head strong characters with an understated beauty in her roles.
Deals and Steals
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Till next time and as always, if you’ve read my books I am always appreciative of a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I read them and they help me grow as a writer and know my audience better. Also follow me on instagram and facebook for more info. Thanks!