We have jumped to basically summer. I’m not even kidding because the weather here has gone from 50 and raining to 92 degrees. I would like to know where Spring actually went because I kind of miss my Spring sweater weather where I can sit on the porch in a light jacket and enjoy the sun and read or listen to something.
What we did get a bunch of are flowers. And I did promise flower pictures last issue!
A Peek at Meri’s Desk
Hotel Fen universe.
The biggest news right now is that the book is now available as an audiobook on Audible. We even had a live event to celebrate the release, which the recording of can be found on my co-author’s Facebook here!
I haven’t really been working on anything else at the moment. There’s been a lot going on at work and in other responsibilities, but I’m planning to get back into the writing for all the plans I have for this year and in the future.
When I’m not reading for requested reviews, check out my review policy if you would like to request a review for your book, I’ve been consuming a lot of cozy mysteries - usually with a witchy flair to them.
Torrent Witches Cozy Mysteries (#7-10) by Tess Lake
Love Witch (#7), Cozy Witch (#8), Lost Witch (#9), and Wicked Witch (#10)
Harlow Torrent is a Slip Witch living with her family in Harlot Bay, a town that has a magical convergance above it that makes the weather a little odd no matter the season, but also tends to settle the magic witches.
I finished the series and the last book gutted me for like a huge chunk of it. In the best of ways, I promise. Between the end of nine and the start of ten so much happens and there’s so much emotion with everything going on with the plot of the book. I can absolutely say that this ten book series is a stunningly wonderfully plotted series that really digs into the heart of love and just what you can do for love and family.
I definitely recommend taking time out to read this series if you have time.
Emerald Lakes (#1-2) by Britt Andrews
The Magic of Discovery (#1) and The Magic of Betrayal (#2)
Emerald Lakes follows Saige Wildes as four men crash into her life by renting the apartment above her shop. Her life was quiet in the little town where she ran a magic shop and happily lived with her gran. But things start to change for the confusing as her carefully tended flower beds start to wither and die and her temper starts to take a heat of its own. It’s a race to find out what’s going on while she worms her way into the hearts of all four men.
Did I mention it’s a reverse harem. It’s got a good amount of spice, both FM, MM, and MFM.
I just finished The Endgame, and I can definitely say that I didn’t expect that ending and how it went! I can’t wait to see if there’s a season two.
I ended up giving Halo a try. It definitely hooked mom and I with the story and everything. Don’t come at me if you enjoy the game - I have friends that have grumbled about it, but going into it having only played the multiplayer and accidentally sticky bombing my teammates, I don’t have much lore knowledge for it. So for me, not knowing much of the game lore and things, I enjoyed it.
Finally, I started Selling Sunset. The morning radio show I listen to on the way to work was talking about it so I figured I’d give it a try since I had decided to try Selling the Hamptons and fell into it hard. To say I fell into Selling Sunset pretty quickly is an understatement since I started it on a sick day so I binged quite a bit of it in one go. I’m almost all caught up to season five as I write this.
I’ve ended up listening to music on the way home recently, and mostly what’s been on my phone. i.e. the songs and albums I’ve purchased via Apple Music for my Library.
What kind of stuff is that, I’m sure your asking. The answer is a “Travel” playlist that’s basically 90% of what’s on my phone. Descendent’s Music from all three movies, Julie and the Phantoms music (if you haven’t hit that up on Netflix, binge it. It’s cute and sweet and the music is fire), and then the playlist also has all of the songs available from my co-author, because all the original music is amazing.
Seriously, I haven’t been able to get Writings on the Window out of my head specifically. You should listen to it and join me in ear worm fun.
As well, mom and I took a road trip out to a shed we have that stores a good amount of things we use for camping - including folding tables I’ll need for an in-person event coming up. While taking the day trip, we listened to season one of Lethal Lit. IT’s a story-based, fully produced, true crime podcast following Tig Torres.
Continuing the Monthly Serial this month. If you missed Part 1, be sure to check out my April newsletter for how this story began. And be sure to subscribe if you want to continue following along as it’s released! Without further ado, Generations - May 2022.
Hope your Spring is being more Spring than mine has been!