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Update Wednesday

Hey there! Hope your day is going well. I thought it was time to get off my writing duff and post on the website. So here we go!

I'm making some progress on my current manuscript, but it's fairly slow going. Mostly because I've been busy with promotion for my newest YA romance, ABOUT LAST SUMMER.

Speaking of which, there are only six days until the book releases on May 30! Woot! I'm so excited for you to meet Gabby and Noah. And just so you don't have to worry about getting the book on time because you're busy with your Memorial Day plans, you can preorder it here. See, I'm all about going the extra mile. ;-) Anyway, if you don't already know what it's about, you can find the synopsis under the books drop-down menu.

I just finished reading THE CROWN'S GAME by Evelyn Skye, a YA fantasy set in Imperial Russia. This was a really fun read with an interesting magical system. I have to warn you that there's a love triangle because I really hate love triangles. But this one wasn't too horrible. lol Just enough to provide some extra tension in the plot. I had a couple of questions as I read and I hope they will be answered in the sequel. Here's the Goodreads blurb:

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.

And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip-smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love…or be killed himself.

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear—the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

I'm happy because I waited to read this book right before its sequel, THE CROWN'S FATE, came out. So now I get to find out what's going to happen right away instead of waiting a year—my favorite way to read. Anyway, I recommend this book for YA fantasy lovers.

So that's it for now. Do you have a favorite YA fantasy series?

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