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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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Read the First Excerpt of my Short Novel: PIL

Last week I shared with you all an announcement that I was releasing my very first short novel on March 25. I couldn’t be more thrilled to share the news and to receive your enthusiasm. Now, take an even deeper dive into the first short novel of my series, THE WOMEN OF ADALOR: PIL.

Revenge is her destiny.

Meet Pil, a young woman adopted by a wealthy assassin, weighed down by a tragic past, and forced to face the most difficult stage of her life. The evolving events of this story will challenge her but Pil is always ready for a challenge. Here’s an excerpt of what is the first in an enthralling series titled THE WOMEN OF ADALOR.

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‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of The Last Shot, a companion to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of Solo and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel José Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. 😭

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for Rogue One did. Just like I find myself unable to watch Solo anymore even though it’s good, The Last Shot won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

 

I’m About To Have a Sunday Reading Session

It’s Sunday and today I decided to sit back and read until my heart’s content. I will be focusing on Doomwyte, the 20th novel in Brian Jacques’ classic Redwall series and I’ve gotten roughly thirty pages in and I’m already riveted.

I’m going to try and maybe finish the rest of it today or at least get very far into the story. And perhaps tomorrow, I will have a bit of a review for you.

If something surprising happens in the entertainment world then I will talk about it later but for now…yeah, I’m going to be MIA today.

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

‘The Last Shot’ Is Just Like ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Enjoyable but Boring

I’ve read over a fourth of The Last Shot, a companion to Solo: A Star Wars Story. It features a story of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian that jumps back and forth between their years before the events of Solo and their years after Return of the Jedi.

I tried to really get into this novel, and maybe I’ll try to finish over it the next few days, but like Solo: A Star Wars Story, I couldn’t sink my teeth into this novel as much I wanted to. Daniel José Older tries to bring Lando and Han to life in a realistic way but I couldn’t connect. Lando feels too much like Lando, if that makes any sense. And Han’s constant grumpiness and lack of cockiness in this story makes him less likable than normal.

What I did like, however, were the father/son and even uncle/nephew moments with two-year-old Ben Solo. Years before he would turn evil and kill the very man who brought him to existence, years before the dark side would begin to corrupt him and he would start becoming a troubled child, he was a sweet, innocent, dark-eyed baby who was just as cute as could be.

It’s so sad. 😭

Anyway, like I said before, I’ll try to complete this story but as of now, it’s good, but it hasn’t gripped me in the way that the novelization for Rogue One did. Just like I find myself unable to watch Solo anymore even though it’s good, The Last Shot won’t be making it to the top of my must-read list.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.