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.
Meet the DYNAMIC DUO!
Ruth Ware writes amazing stories and
Imogen Church brings them all to life.
When I call Ruth Ware and Imogen Church the Dynamic Duo, I mean it in every way possible. I can’t encourage you enough to head over to Audible.com to buy one of their books, pop in your earbuds, and dive into a well-crafted world brought to life through words––written (Ruth Ware) and spoken (Imogen Church).
Ruth Ware's has five titles and a sixth coming out in September of this year. While Imogen Church, according to Audible, has over one hundred and thirty-seven titles as narrator. Both women are amazing talents and wonderful storytellers. Please follow the links or click on any of the images to be directed to one of their pages.
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