I feel fortunate that I got very into reading before my public education commenced. I also was very discouraged by the process in which literature is chosen and taught, but I already had a foundation of love for reading. It just meant I didn’t do my homework and instead opted for my own reading materials. 😅 But in all seriousness, I am so happy for you. Can’t wait to see The Hollow Gods in print!
Thank you <3!!! I too was notorious for not doing my homework. I learned to read my teachers in class and deduce what themes/points they thought were important. I actually got through all of high school English this way. The only book I remember reading with some interest was The Catcher in the Rye, and I have no idea why. I'd probably hate it now.
I am so thrilled that you have a release date! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to get my grabby little hands on this.
Loved this! Really well done.
Thanks so much Nicole!
I loved this! Absolutley loved the idea of an old witch watching this for sheer joy and entertainment!
Thank you <3
This was so eerie! I definitely had chills while reading this, and the ending got me GOOD. Excellent piece. Thank you for sharing!
I, also, am a sucker for deep reds, especially in my trees. 😍
That is stunning! You’re right — PH really does do amazing cover work.
Don’t they?? They never disappoint with their covers!
I love it so much! I am very happy for you and for your beautiful book. Can’t wait to see it in person! *slowly dies waiting for July 28th to arrive*
You and me both, sister! *dies with you*
Bonus: We will make lovely dead things. 😉
I thought I was more than ready for the next book. No. NOW I’m ready and thirsty for it 🤣🤣
This is giving me LIFE right now, honestly. 🤣🖤
I am so happy for you and wish you and your book all of the best. Congratulations on being a published author!
I am SO thrilled for you…and for all of us that get to read TER!
That’s amazing! Congrats, and I hope it’s a wonderful experience.
I’m so sorry to hear about all the cancellations etc. Don’t lose faith, Hollow Gods is absolutely brilliant and now the audiobook is coming out, things should start picking up. I can’t wait for the second book to come out and, if you want me to review for you again (but maybe can’t afford NetGalley) send me an email and I will review it for you anyway. You have a great talent, don’t lose heart.
Thank you so much, Caroline! Your encouragement means the world to me, and I’ve honestly been so blessed to have a dedicated group of readers that really believes in my work. I’d love for you to review the second book and will definitely be reaching out when I have eARCs!
Keep up the good work!
That was adorable! Thanks, A.J.!
Thanks so much, Nicole!
Aww! This is such a cute Halloween story.
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed!
Perfect, I love it, it goes so well with The Hollow Gods! A great choice!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it 😀
You really deserved for the book to be a success, it’s absolutely brilliant and I can’t wait for the publication of volume 2!!!
Thank you, Caroline! It was such a pleasant surprise to have so much interest in my debut novel 😀
Brilliant, I loved that xxx
Thanks, Caroline! Glad you enjoyed <3
Wonderful, I love Kai, I can’t wait to read the second book! Thanks hon, brilliant writing!
I’m so excited for you to read the second book as well!! Thank you so much for always reading and commenting <3
If it helps you get better publicity for the book, I can wait…I think! Well I will try but I’m desperate. Best of luck hon you deserve it, the best fantasy I have read in a very long time!
Thank you for always being so supportive! Honestly it was a tough call but I do think it’s for the best. Two months will fly by, and hopefully eARCs will be a salve! <3 <3 <3
That is one brilliant story, I love Kai, he has empathy. I hope you’re going to collect your short stories for a collection later.
Thank you! He tries, though sometimes the empathy comes through via head-smashing. I might collect them one day, though I’d probably have to remove them form the website then, unless I self-publish them!
I know exactly how you feel, I became bedridden some years ago and rely on visits from my adult children and my carer for external support plus my three rescue cats, Remus and Charlie from Greece and Thor from a couple of miles away, who live with me and look after me. We did have a Romanian Shepherd dog rescued from…you’ve guessed it…Romania, but he died in June which broke my heart. Life goes on, I read and review and you write brilliant books! We survive, I don’t worry about getting the virus, something will finish me off one day, but I worry about my children and my son’s children – he and his partner are expecting twins in July and they already have Lily 8 and Penny almost 1. Our new strain of virus over here in UK seems to affect children- worrying. However what will be will be. Keep up the good work. Caroline x
It’s so wonderful you have the support of your kids and animal family! I’m sorry to hear about your tribulations with health, though I’m happy your life is so full of amazing people and pets. It’s funny–one of my good friends volunteers with a dog rescue that brings strays over from Greece and Serbia (our motherland!). They do such amazing work, and I’ve found their dogs to be some of the most well-socialized I’ve ever seen. They really make amazing companions. I’m sorry you recently lost one of your babies :(. We lost our dog a few years ago, and I just feel fortunate to have two cats to keep the apartment feeling full. Re: coronavirus–this new strain is truly worrying; I am hopeful that the vaccine is effective against it, but I still wish we didn’t have to wait another 6-12 months for full-scale roll out!
Thank you as always for the compliments and support <3
This is so exciting, and well deserved! I can’t wait to attend!
Excellent short story as usual. I love Kai and Miya, they are so well written, completely three dimensional, you care about them. I love their sparky relationship, the snarky sniping and I must admit that Kai is right, living with her parents must have been hell for Mia!
Thank you so much, Caroline! I had a lot of fun writing this piece :). I also love Kai and Miya’s snippy interactions, and it was a welcome break to think about what sorts of domestic conflicts they’d end up having!
Of course Maia picked the wolf, a touch of prescience in her makeup, a touch of foreshadowing by one of my favourite authors?
Sorry had a DYAC moment there and only saw it had ‘corrected ‘ Miya as I pressed submit…I hate it when that happens!
No worries at all! Autocorrect always ruins my sentences as well. Thank you for reading!!
My reviews will be up and running asap. Thanks for the heads up about NetGalley, I will post there too.
You’re the best! Happy reading!
This one is so cute.. aww lol.. he IS kinda sweet..
Bahahah don’t let him hear you!
Oh.. but that would be 90% of the fun.. lol
I love this relationship origin story. <3
LOL rivals Miya and Kai’s!
This is gorgeous as always, love the imagery!
Thanks so much for reading!!
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. 🥰
Yesssss thank you!! I am so excited to hold it in my hands!
Such a thoughtful review. I am more excited than ever to read this book, and I have dug it out of my ever-growing tbr pile after reading this breakdown. I love how you talk about the nuance and complexity that should be allowed women characters, and I hope to see more discourse like this open up in review spaces.