Tag Archives: Fantasy

My Weekly Short Story: PIL’s FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY

Morning often arrived with the beckoning call of nature but on Pil’s fifteenth birthday the sound awakening her was something new and exciting; the hypnotic swish of the ocean.

Pil stretched beneath the sublime silk covers of her large bed cushioned with the softest feathers before standing, walking over to the deck of her sprawling bedroom. Her sleeveless silk white nightgown brushed against the perfectly polished wooden floor as she shuffled sleepily forward. She pushed aside the billowing white curtains that acted as the entrance to the wooden deck, breathing in deeply as the moist, warm air coated her bare skin. The unmistakable saltwater and fishy scent of the ocean greeted her instantly.

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The First Look at the Newest Installment of My Series Is Here!

It’s been nearly five months since I brought out my first short novel. Now here’s a first look at what’s coming next in my series, The Women of Adalor.

Even though PIL was the first installment in my series I’ve been refining this story for a while and now it’s almost time for you all to see what I’ve been working on.

I’m so excited to share this story with you and I’m happy to announce this newest adventure will be arriving this FALL. I’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks but for now, here’s ANNABELLE.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

My Short Novel Is Available For Free!

Last week I sold my first ever short novel and you all responded with so much enthusiasm. Your comments warmed my heart. Now, I have a great surprise.

For a limited time, PIL is available on your Kindle devices for free! Yes, you heard right. So don’t miss your chance to get my short novel, the first in my fantasy series, The Women of Adalor.

I’m so excited to share this great news and even more news in the near future.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

I’ve Got Some More Characters to Unveil for my Short Novel!

Guess what’s happening this Friday? I’m digitally releasing my FIRST EVER short novel. Can you believe it? I know I can’t. You may be seeing the next Tomi Adeyemi in the works here. At least…I hope so.

So, to celebrate the upcoming release of a novel I’ve been working on for over a year now, here’s a look at the four other starring characters in my novel titled PIL. Enjoy!

First up, meet Mestra Galerunner, a wealthy elven assassin who happens to be the title character’s doting guardian.

Galerunner is the typical motherly presence in this story. She’s taken care of Pil for so many years; training her how to fight, giving her the best clothes and wealthy environments to live in, but being an assassin isn’t an easy profession. It gets Galerunner the money she needs to sustain her lavish lifestyle but there’s a mental toll that comes with the work as well as a prevailing sense of danger.

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Throwback Friday: ‘Children of Blood and Bone’: A Great Fantasy Novel and Yet…I’m Not a Fan

I’ve been wanting to read Children of Blood and Bone since it broke to prominence last year during the same time Black Panther roared into theaters, breaking box-office records left and right. When I went to my local library last week and saw it sitting on one of the shelves my eyes widened with excitement. I hurriedly took it off the shelf and immediately started reading before checking it out so I could finish it at home.

This morning I finally finished it and I’m sad to report that I’m disappointed.

As someone who LOVES fantasy novels (it’s what I always gravitate toward when looking for a new fiction novel to read), I was beyond excited to read this story focusing on the genre from a black woman’s perspective. While the first 150 pages gripped me with an iron grip, sucking me into a world I didn’t want to leave, it wasn’t long before I realized it was just like every other YA fiction novel I had read before it. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Children of Blood and Bone’: A Great Fantasy Novel and Yet…I’m Not a Fan

‘Children of Blood and Bone’: A Great Fantasy Novel and Yet…I’m Not a Fan

I’ve been wanting to read Children of Blood and Bone since it broke to prominence last year during the same time Black Panther roared into theaters, breaking box-office records left and right. When I went to my local library last week and saw it sitting on one of the shelves my eyes widened with excitement. I hurriedly took it off the shelf and immediately started reading before checking it out so I could finish it at home.

This morning I finally finished it and I’m sad to report that I’m disappointed.

As someone who LOVES fantasy novels (it’s what I always gravitate toward when looking for a new fiction novel to read), I was beyond excited to read this story focusing on the genre from a black woman’s perspective. While the first 150 pages gripped me with an iron grip, sucking me into a world I didn’t want to leave, it wasn’t long before I realized it was just like every other YA fiction novel I had read before it. Continue reading ‘Children of Blood and Bone’: A Great Fantasy Novel and Yet…I’m Not a Fan