The feigned Moon of Entiria by E. A. Bagby (Book Review #747)

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The feigned moon is a speculative sci-fi fantasy story about Giel, who has just turned 18. He has to recite a traditional story in front of his father, who is the shaman council leader and the people of his tribe. If he succeeds, he can then be considered to have a lead role as a storyteller.

Giel has a friend named Cleo. He has not seen her for a long time, and as he goes hunting for the tribe one day, he sees Cleo. She isn’t alone. Erikal is with her. The feeling of jealousy and curiosity takes over Giel. Erikal hands him some recorder and tells him that it contains a message inside, which wonders Giel’s mind. He wants to go with them, but if he misses the ceremony, he also loses his one and only chance.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The message in the recorder, Giel’s father, the tribe’s expectations over Giel and the shaman councils doubts about Erikal’s intentions all build up creating an epic story. Losing Cloe is out of the question. His feelings for her are powerful, and therefore, when she asks him to join her, the story takes on another level.

The sci-fi wasn’t as strong as I thought it would be considering the genre, but it was very fitting for the story. I particularly enjoyed the constant sway of heart and emotions Giel was under. His position and role as the son of the leader, how much he wanted to please his family, but at the same time, his heart, love for Cloe was charming.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read new adult college fantasy and coming of age stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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Nonfiction and Me by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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When most people talk about books or writing they usually mean fiction. I’ve created plenty of my own worlds and original stories, but my most prominent tales are all true stories. Nonfiction is incredibly underrated. From Michelle Obama’s memoir to I Am Malala, Born Free, and even works like On Liberty, true writing holds the power to give readers realistic solutions to everyday issues.

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Strength of a Thousand by Ryan Tang (Book Review #746)

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Strength of a thousand is the book of the science and sorcery series. The science fiction novel begins with Alex. She has a dream, and that is to escape from the space colonies. In the search for the Paragons that were 50-foot tall machines, Alex then began a journey discovering the truth behind why they were exiled in the first place.

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“Publishing for a New Reality” by Michael Amos

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We believe that every book should be unique and that the publishing method for each author should be personalised to fit exactly with their needs. No greater opportunity arose for us than when Janice Dolley, author of our latest published book Awakening to a New Reality: Conscious Conversations Across the Horizon of Death, gave us a call. After an initial phone conversation, we realised that we both wanted the same thing: a close collaboration, with meetings in person around a hot drink in a warm environment where we could discuss, brainstorm and find together the next steps for her book. Over a year and a half later, we finally found the right time to publish.

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Sons of Caasi: Battle For Time by P. C. Grant (Book Review #745)

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Sons of Caasi is a young adult fiction. It is book one of the Sons of Caasi series and is written about a Powerful leader of the Royal Council of Spatium who has two sons. His firstborn, Sier, is expected to fulfill a prophecy and reign as Time-Ruler, and his second son, Amo, is entirely left out of the Finisher’s prophesies and is made to prove his worth to their father. Finisher is the creator of Spatium and its inhabitants. He is the one who chooses which Time- Ruler among the sons of Caasi is to reign over it.

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The George Garrett Fiction Prize

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Texas Review Press is accepting submissions for their George Garrett Fiction Prize, which seeks to highlight one book a year for excellence in a short story collection or novel.

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The X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

Texas Review Press is accepting submissions for their X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, which seeks to publish one full-length collection of poetry per year.

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An Interview with Myself as a Cat: A Guide to Avoiding Writer’s Block by E. A. Bagby

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Me: Hi cat-me. Welcome to our interview.

Cat: Meow.

Me: Now, my first question may seem obvious, so I’m guessing you might get this a lot, but why do you like being interviewed as a cat?

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4-year anniversary

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YES! WE DID IT.

 

 

We have been reading and writing together for 4 years!

I want to thank all of my followers, subscribers, readers, commenters, and everyone who has supported this website and what it stands for.

You guys are the backbone of why I wake up every day and work as hard as I do.

Thank you for being with me on this journey.

Jeyran Main


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