From Blood And Ash...
....We will rise!
Have you read these books?
You must, if you haven't.
I will admit the first 100 pages of From Blood And Ash were a struggle for me, but once I got past that I was done. I could not put it down.
The character development was well done. Poppy. Oh, Poppy. Book one she had me. I felt for her. Living in this world she had no say in what was to come. What would you do? I think I would react just as she did. Every character was built to either love them or hate them. And man, did I feel the hate for some characters... *ahem* I'm looking at you, Duke. But the one character that was built up and twisted and turned for me was, Hawke.
I can't comment much on him without giving too much of the story away, but lord, hold on to your seats with him.
I loved the world that was weaved in both books. It doesn't matter the author I typically imagine my own scenery, so I don't often critique or talk about the world building because no matter how descriptive the author is, I am going to picture something completely different than what they have put on the pages. That's just me as a reader, nothing to do with the abilities of a writer. But this world was done well.
The spiciness... I would give this a solid 4.
And I will just comment here that I feel that the joining should happen. Haha! I loved the relationship between Kieran and Poppy. There's one scene in book 2 that I really loved and wished would have gone another way, but we can't always get what we want, eh?
Overall, these books are phenomenal. I would highly recommend them to anyone. There is a little bit of something in each for all readers.
My rating - 4.5 stars
Pinning Your Interest
It might make me sound a little daft that I just figured out that Pinterest is named Pinterest because you pin your interests. Palm meet forehead. Some days aren't my best days, guys.
But, I digress.
Speaking of Pinterest. Who doesn't love scrolling through Pinterest. I still find this app useful many years later. No drama, for one. Haha! And I build my story vision boards from there, so I am always over there perusing. If you're interested in scrolling my boards you can find them here... Pinterest
Though today I will be sharing pieces of my board for Running In Love.
These are just a few images from my board. Soon you will find out just what all of these photos represent. Horses will play a larger role in my story and I am so excited to include them.
All 16 horses that are in Running In Love have a special place in my heart. My aunt and uncle raised horses for majority of my childhood and I absolutely loved spending time with them. And as usual, most of my books have some sort of little egg about me or my childhood. All horse names are also real life names for the beautiful babes.
There is also a doggo in my story who is a dog from my childhood. The story behind that is also real life. Though my puppy in real life had a very tragic end, the pup in Running In Love gets to live a life full of happiness running the land.
Until next time!
An author just sharing her journey to encourage others to take the plunge.