So, full disclosure, tomorrow is my birthday, but not just any birthday, it’s my 50th birthday…WHAAAA! I can’t believe it and thankfully I don’t feel it. My heart and mind are still youthful and in my humble opinion, fifty is the new thirty. I can’t wait to see what this year brings. I also can’t wait to see what this next decade brings to the table. I’m excited to welcome the next ten and will do so with renewed vigor even amidst the current chaos. I’ve already added things to my bucket list and set my new intentions. This decade is going to rock!
With that said, I’ve been mulling over what I wanted to do for the momentous day and decided I wanted to talk about the book I wrote that I never intended to write. Why? Because it quieted my mind and allowed me to look towards the future, something I need to do now as well. Falling Out of Focus changed things for me. It showed me I could be less rigid in my approach to writing. It taught me that it doesn’t matter where you write, only THAT YOU WRITE. I wrote Falling while my daughter was at her volleyball practice. They had a room where parents could go and I brought my laptop to stay busy. Twice a week, for two hours a session, I wrote. I let out everything in my mind out and as usual, twisted it into a fantasy (real life is boring). :P
Unlike all the other books I’ve written, I didn’t have a plan or a roadmap. I simply wrote what was in my heart and mind and had faith the story would come together. When I shared it with my critique partner, she encouraged me to keep going––that it was a good story. The problem with writing, for me, is that I get in my own way and overthink things instead of letting the plot flow and the characters tell their story. When I wrote this book though, I had no idea how it was going to end, until it did. All at once, I saw the story for what it was––a journey of healing and growth. A book of letting go and moving on because Novaleigh and I had to. She is not me exactly, but I am elements of her for sure. I love all of my characters, but Novaleigh and I share something very special and that is this book. So to honor the last decade and my journey as an author, I’ve chosen to feature Falling Out of Focus. With the help of my amazing publisher, Amber Leaf Publishing, along with The Blurb Doctor, Stacey Rourke, we’ve updated the blurb and are ready to share it with the world.
So without further ado…
“This portal fantasy novel from author Brynn Myers is a magical adventure of self-discovery!”
~ Award-Winning Author, Tish Thawer
Falling Out of Focus is available on Kindle Unlimited, Audible.com, and Paperback.
Are you a fan of audiobooks? Then I would highly recommend you listen to Andrea Parsnea narrate Falling Out of Focus. She does a phenomenal job of bringing all my characters to life. Falling Out of Focus is also part of the Audible Escape program–– unlimited romance audiobooks for only $12.95 a month with a one month free trial.
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June has certainly had its up and downs, but my “JUNE SUCKS” comment is not about the month at all, it’s about BOOKS! Supe books to be exact. Anything with fangs or claws and if you’re lucky––a bit of both. I love the Fantasy/Paranormal genre, and I will take it any way I can get it…books, TV shows, movies, you name it.
For this month’s Check Out a Book with Brynn, I decided to feature the books I love with kickass characters, badass vamps, sexy shifters, and a mix of other creatures that make up the paranormal, fantasy genre. Here are just a few of my favorites, and I didn’t include your standard, “well duh”, vamp books because, while those are great, so are these!
If you haven’t heard of these authors or read these books, I highly recommend you follow the links and add them to your TBR/Listened to list. I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed. I added my own book, which I don’t normally do, but Captivated by Crimson is chocked full of dark, vampy angst, and since I’m featuring books you may have overlooked, it might just be one of them.
Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headly
The Bellum Sisters Boxed set by T.A. Grey
Aradia Awakens by Tish Thawer
The Veiled Series by Stacey Rourke
Tales of an Extraordinary Girl by Gena Showalter
The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Frenzy by Casey L. Bond (Book 1 of 6)
Captivated by Crimson by Brynn Myers
Sun & Moon Academy Book One: Fall Semester by Kristie Cook, Tish Thawer, Belinda Boring, Rose Garcia, Victoria Flynn, EJ Fechenda, Amy Richie, Justine Winter, Victoria Escobar, The Havenwood Falls Collective
The Vesik Series by Eric R. Asher
Meet Kim Krans. Artist, author, and creator of NYT Bestseller
The Wild Unknown Tarot deck.
My Kim Krans art project began when I ordered The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook (Official Keepsake Box Set). I couldn't wait for it to arrive. It was truly a magical moment when I opened the box. I set a few of my crystals on the opening pages and took a minute to digest the words May you always be on the inner quest. The quote resonated with me and inspired me. I bought a 30 x 40 canvas, painted it with matte chalk paint (Ink) and waited for round two of inspiration...how to place the cards. I tried laying them out so I'd see every creative image, but the layout felt too symmetrical. I wanted something random and free. I wanted it to be honest and destined, much like a tarot reading. What message did I want to look at every day? What message did I need to see? Then it hit me. I held the deck in my hand, face down, and flipped the cards, letting them land how they wanted. Some fell with the pattern showing which created a "background", while others fell with the artwork facing up. Either way the design was taking shape. When the last card was down, I stepped back and knew it was exactly what I wanted. I carefully glued each one and finished my project. It wasn't until I leaned it up against the wall that I read the guidebook to see what each card meant. They were spot on. Accurate in a haunting way that was both liberating and frightening. Sometimes messages from spirit come when you least expect them. They also show up in interesting ways––creative ways. I’m blessed to have found Kim Krans artwork in this tarot deck. I’m blessed for the messages her talent and the cards gave me. I created something special from them and today I’m sharing it with you. I’m speaking from experience here, create something that comes from your heart. It helps to gain perspective. During all the chaos and upheaval of these past few months, finding creativity can be tough but I encourage you to find one thing to spark your mind. Let your creativity flow and then watch where it takes you. You just might be surprised with the end result.
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