Good afternoon my followers, passer-byers and of course the WordPress community! The digital age literally is drying up paper huh?! It is February 10th 2016. I am currently finishing up the “The Lawyer in the Sand”; a few thousand words or more story to go but currently it is being critiqued by some fellow authors and colleagues of mine! So far the reviews have been good! So this will be a great foot in the door and a stepping stone for Omnibus Writing! What is that? Glad you asked. It is my creation vehicle, brand, and essence of who I am that will be the name that carries my novels and works. Currently I am creating a website for Omnibus Writing, creating my logo (the illustrator is doing that) and symbol. I am in creation mode! I am also learning how to better brand myself and extend my essence into every social sphere I can to build awareness. It is a daunting task but I must persevere right? So, my first novel will be complete this month… I will show some cover art soon!
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Other than that, I have met some cool and exciting people at this event called #HustleSummit by FindSpark. Want to know what it is… It’s a organization or company (not sure) that helps people (mostly millennials) get in touch with companies more intimate than say filling out an application online. They emphasize showing more of yourself through events where you physically have to be present as well as showing more through your resumes, profiles and etc. I have met 3 people that crashed course me in being confident as well as showing me how to brand myself and reach out to the world. It was a great experience honestly! Something I will say I innately knew I had to do but to hear it was a confirmation. I also met 3 cool people that are screenwriters and illustrators so hopefully a collaboration or even a group maybe formed. Who knows. I have people as friends who I never knew that voice act or illustrate and even are photographers. The point is the pieces are there and all it takes is initiative, intuitive thought, creativity, money of course and drive! I will say that if anyone has a book they have written a piece of art or even a thought, this is the place to share and gain feedback! I can say for certain you will get it from me at the very least. Once again, as always I appreciate the love or “likes” from those who follow and for those who read and don’t choose to follow! Have anything to say even it is a “hello” or “I feel offended” (where I unintentionally caused you to evoke that feeling of course) or a little debate…. Let’s talk!
Followers, passer-byers and WordPress! How are you on this Monday? I mentioned in the last post, I would be doing my first book review in my next post. Well lets do it! Without further ado I introduce to you war/SONG: HymnalI by Miss Vanessa Gravenstein. (Please note I have not done a book review before) Hymnal I is the first installment of the war/SONG series. It starts out dark whilst dropping you into the middle of a scene of suspense and action with Drew Sunisiard who is the lead protagonist and a very powerful magi of fire. He is apparently part of a rag tag coven of other powerful magi sworn with battling with… VAMPIRES! Before you think Twilight read on. The opening scenes were masterfully descriptive and very colorful as the author showcases her use of diction to keep you involved as if you were in a movie. This comment does is not limited to only the opening pages, I joke not. Take this part for instance “He was silent as she ascended the stairs, the bright lights from above casing a shadow that lingered after she herself, with her venomous words and enhancing laughter, had vanished. The quiet seemed to shovel itself in upon him, and from the depths a poem pirouetted through his mind” If you liked that there is more where that came from. Though it is a short read, Gravenstein does a great job of introducing nearly 10 characters providing you with a plethora of information about them while sneaking in subtle hierarchies and histories to make sure you are well informed. The setting does not fully reveal itself until later on in the book which was interesting and definitely a surprise. It is a good thing. The flow of information is definitely crafty. The last part of the book was the surprise, let’s just say for semi-mature audiences only.
Final thoughts: war/SONG Hymnal I is a book that has all the parts to makes it the vampire book it is: the battle for the protection of humans, however humans are not really too much apart of the equation. Who is the bad guys or who is the good guys are not too aparent but what I will say is any cliche you try to throw at this book while reading it will be rejected and turned upside down. The added sultriness, crude humor and taboo sexual realism creates a story that is far from the usual. Its different due to the way the author establishes her dominance in a genre through capturing the reader in her world.
To read or not to read? Read it. If this is not a genre for you? Read it! If it is prepare to add this one to your list!