October Book Haul // I went a little overboard

October was a rough month for me, which meant that I did quite a bit of retail therapy. I am actually embarrassed to post this haul, but I’m proud to say that I’ve read most of these! So at least I am not adding to my already astronomical owned TBR (post on this nightmare coming in December).

I also apparently blacked out when Macmillan added the Winter/Spring 2020 titles, because I don’t remember going berserk on the Download Now button, but here we are.

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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Interview & Cover Reveal | Anna and the Moonlight Road (Metiks Fade Trilogy #2) by Thomas Welch

Anna Undreaming is the first physical book that I ever received for review, and I was absolutely blown away by it when I finally got around to reading this debut urban fantasy earlier this year.

I don’t normally post cover reveals on my blog, but when Thomas reached out to me to ask if I would like to take part in the cover reveal for the second book in The Metiks Fade Trilogy – Anna and the Moonlight Road – I was excited. But I wanted to do my own spin to it, so I asked him a few interview questions about the trilogy to include (and sway your opinions) in the post and he graciously accepted!

[scroll-box]Anna Undreaming coverAnna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

That all changes on the night of “The Big Storm,” when Anna is slipped a date rape drug. Though she saves herself and her best friend, Anna is lost to the dark heart of the city and finds herself hunted by The Night Collectors. Unsure if these monsters are real or hallucinations, Anna nonetheless fights them as best she can. The battle attracts a stranger—Teej—who saves her using powers she cannot understand. He explains that she is an Undreamer and possesses the same powers, and in the future, he will not be the one to save her. She will save him.

But Anna is not yet ready to join Teej and stand against The Dreamers. She has difficult decisions of her own to make. Decisions she has always run from. She still has her partner’s suicide letter. It remains unopened. She still wears his ring, though she can’t seem to remember his face.

Anna learns of The Dreamers – artists so preeminent in their respective fields that they can paint, dance, sew or sing new realities – and as she travels through their creations, she learns that there’s as much beauty in the world as there is horror. With a complex conspiracy at work within the community of Dreamers that threatens to undermine reality itself, Anna will have to look deep within herself, and eventually have to face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is a dark urban fantasy, and the first book in The Metiks Fade trilogy.[/scroll-box]

Read my Spoiler-Free Review for Anna Undreaming

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Sci-Fi Month TBR 2019

Greetings, friends! Welcome to November and a rather unusual post around the Reader Voracious parts: a TBR. If you’ve followed the blog for at least a month, you’ll notice I don’t do a TBR (to be read). I’m a mood reader and am always doomed to not want to read what I decide on, so I just save myself the anxiety of failure.

But for Sci-fi month I have a number of science fiction books from my owned TBR stack that I’ve saved for this month. I intend on reading from this list for the month, not in its entirety because hello, reading slump.

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Going on a Patreon Adventure: The Story of the Hotel del Coronado

Going on a Patreon Adventure is a series where the topic is decided by my Patrons over on Patreon. Once a month I add an extra post to my schedule, and it could be about anything.

Greetings friends and Happy Halloween! It’s my literal favorite day of the year, and I am celebrating the day watching horror movies and trying to finish one more book before the month ends. I am sad that spooky season is ending, but I am spooky 24/7/365.

This month my patrons voted for me to talk about the haunted Hotel del Coronado and my experiences when I worked there in 2006. The Hotel Del has long since been one of my favorite places in San Diego because of it’s Victorian architecture, but it got infinitely cooler when I learned it was haunted. All photos in this post were taken by me.

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Book Haul: August & September 2019

You know how time just gets away from you? I swear the months keep flying by and my haul posts keep going by the wayside. Unacceptable. This post was also supposed to go up yesterday, but surprise, I hadn’t written it yet. Oops. I was going to skip the post but really didn’t want to continue this habit of quarterly haul posts of doom, so here we are.

As always, I want to reiterate that you do not need to buy and own a lot of books in order to be considered a book blogger or lover. I am quite frugal with everything else so that I can buy books because I love them, but I do not ever want to make you feel bad if you cannot afford to buy books or have poor access where you live.

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