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152 responses to “*Special Event* | #RRSciFiMonth : LIVE Author Q&A with #YAFantasy writer C.A. Gray {author of the Piercing the Veil series}

  1. royalsocialmedia

    Well, sadly I must depart! Need to go get dinner ready. It’s almost 7 and I have no idea what I’m going to cook for myself and the husband tonight! :-/

    It’s been such a blast chatting with you ladies! As always, you are an amazing host, Ms. Jorie! Thanks for going ABOVE AND BEYOND!!!

    C.A. Gray: you totally rock! But you knew that… So happy to see so many people discovering your amazing work. Still high-fiving myself for requesting your book on NetGalley this past summer. That site brought your awesome self into my life!

    Can’t wait to hear what’s next!

    Have a great evening, ladies!!!

    xoxox

    • Thank you for organising this wicked sweet event, Ms Bauer! I truly appreciate being able to bring live author events to my blog where readers can interact directly with the writer! :) I am going back over the conversation(s) that are below and am truly amazed! The event had a rocky start, sure (with the tech woes on the plugin for comments!) — but wow! I was able to meet new visitors to my blog & we were able to create a hearty breadth of dialogue for readers who are curious about the publishing industry as much as how to be brave whilst navigating the waters as a debut novelist!

      Love what I am doing — I truly love being a book blogger, book cheerleader, & joyful tweeter! I will always support authors in any capacity that I can and be the light that shines a focus on their works! Especially when I find writers like Ms Gray who truly up the level of what a story can become within a series! She is one wicked stellar, Indie writer! :)

      Ooh, wow!? That is how you two met!? And, from there you remembered me at some point and the circle was extended. I am blessed truly and I am so happy this event took up to the cosmos! I had on Hearts of Space (hos.com) in the background and it was ONE INCREDIBLY brilliant night!

      IF you are reading this comment thread after the EVENT please continue to add your Questions, Comments, & other Curious Notes to the comments section. I will be informing Ms Gray when new comments arrive & therefore your comments will be replied too as soon as time allows. Thank you for your patience if you arrived on Monday & found a tech glitch removing the ability to post a comment.

      • royalsocialmedia

        You were the fantastic, ring-leader Jorie! Thank YOU! :) Looking forward to your thoughts on the remainder of the series… keep me posted.

        That is, indeed. CA is a very smart lady. She emailed me to thank me for my review via NetGalley and offered me the second book in the series. We got to chatting and eventually found some great ways to work together.

        In my review of her first novel I mentioned how skeptical I was because it was on auto-approval and IMO a fair amount of the autos turn out to be sub-par. Turns out CA was just tired of getting the NetGalley notifications for approvals. So she decided to open it up to the entirety of NetGalley. Seriously glad I discovered this gem and formed such a wonderful relationship!

  2. royalsocialmedia

    Sorry if this posts twice–wanted to separate it from the reply threads above…

    Hope this is cool to ask… but what made you decide to go the Indie route versus traditional publishing?

    • no prob at all! I actually got a few publishing contracts, but the terms were abysmal in all but one, which I signed. Then when I got on board with them, they suddenly started treating me very poorly. They wanted to rewrite my whole MS. I got some advice from another bestselling indie author that I should get out if I could, and a long series of events suddenly made it possible. I was absolutely thrilled – but had it happened any other way, I think I still would have had too much ‘ego’ to go indie. So I’m glad it happened the way it did!

      • royalsocialmedia

        Moving this convo up here to this thread!

        It’s sad how often I hear that story of the big bad publisher… Such a relief that Indie authors have the opportunities they have now thanks to the internet. Glad you were able to get out and go your own route. I honestly can’t imagine your story being told any other way!

        Do you think you’ll continue the Indie route or will you try to find an agent or publisher in the future?

        • I’ve debated that myself. I have an agent that told me to query her with the next series but wasn’t interested in picking one up that was already published. I may go looking around, or query her again… or I may just publish and see what happens. But if I signed somewhere again, it would have to be with a big enough publisher that they could pick up the marketing for me and get me into bookstores. That’s mostly what I’d need from them, I think. That and (crossing fingers!!!) foreign translation and movie rights negotiations. (Hey, dream big, right??)

          • royalsocialmedia

            So much yes! You might as well see what your options are. I would LOVE to see your work on the big screen. :)

          • I am always at a loss where marketing is one of the components that is no longer included with major trade contracts; as personally, I would have thought distrubtion and/or the marketing of a book’s publicity would have worked for both sides: pub & writer. A lot of the market has changed but not to get into all of that tonight — I wanted to ask, have you found libraries are willing to carry your novels OR are they seeking authors who are agented?

          • I would love to see it go to film myself — if the production team & director could get behind the story & honour the text for how it was written. I am always half cringing when a beloved book is optioned because will they or will they not disappoint me?

          • I have approached local libraries, but I don’t have like Booklist reviewing me – so they didn’t look at it to my knowledge. I did get it into some local bookstores, but they’re not promoting for me… and I got a manager of a local B&N to read “Intangible” and he loved it but said his hands were tied since he couldn’t order shipments and return if necessary. So although it’s WAY better for indies than it used to be, it’s still something of an uphill climb!

          • royalsocialmedia

            How does one get reviewed on Booklist? Can you do that without an agent or publisher? Would be something to consider for the next series to make sure you can get yourself out there a bit more! Would so love to see you getting into the big stores and libraries. Goodness… so many moving parts to consider!

          • What about going to the Indie brick & mortar bookshoppes? Would their policies be better to take in new inventory than big box chains? From what I had gathered on this topic, the Indies were supporting local authors &/or Indie, Self, Hybrid authors by putting their books in their stores. Even if in limited quantities to see if they could grow the audience?

          • On libraries — I have noticed this is regionally in the states. Where I live currently, the local library systems are very open-minded about self pub & indie pub authors — they host meet & greets, are extremely supportive for Wrimos (Nanowrimo), and make sure that if a local author wants to donate their novel to the collection that it gets added-in. I have found this to be the policy for at least three counties within locality of range. I do know other writers out of state have faced the same issues you have as much as I know of a few other regions where the focus is on supporting non-traditional pub & writers completely.

      • It is interesting because when I first realised I wanted to write, I was a bit cautious of which path I wanted to choose myself to take once I knew I wanted to pursue publishing my own manuscripts — for me, I think my mind was already firmly attached to being an Indie writer. Either in the capacity to publish with an Indie Press or Publisher, walking the Self Pub route or finding a hybrid option between the two worlds completely.

        What I personally love about Indies as a portal to publishing is how you can control more of your rights as a writer and as a creator of the collective works that become your legacy.

        • Yep, I love having control. ;) I got to choose my titles, my covers, and all my content, and I could publish whenever I wanted. And the more I researched, the more I found out that most publishers really won’t do much for you on the marketing end anyway, so it just seemed like a no-brainer.

          • I had forgotten to ask you — how did you come up with the explosively brilliant book cover art designs?! They are so outside the realm of what is normally considered for a book cover to reveal & I was wondering how they came to be?

    • I hope after you’ve had the chance to dig into her stories, you’ll return back to talk about them with me as I am reviewing all three books individually as well as featuring that special showcase at the end of November! Cannot wait to hear your own thoughts & impressions as you read them!

      • I completely agree — without a bit of conflict, the characters do not have a way to grow or branch out past where they were when the stories first get their footing with the scope of the journey. I love Lily’s moxie & her believable way of being vulnerable yet alert to others; she is a natural empath! :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            Hope this is cool to ask… but what made you decide to go the Indie route versus traditional publishing?

          • no prob at all! I actually got a few publishing contracts, but the terms were abysmal in all but one, which I signed. Then when I got on board with them, they suddenly started treating me very poorly. They wanted to rewrite my whole MS. I got some advice from another bestselling indie author that I should get out if I could, and a long series of events suddenly made it possible. I was absolutely thrilled – but had it happened any other way, I think I still would have had too much ‘ego’ to go indie. So I’m glad it happened the way it did!

          • royalsocialmedia

            It’s sad how often I hear that story of the big bad publisher… Such a relief that Indie authors have the opportunities they have now thanks to the internet. Glad you were able to get out and go your own route. I honestly can’t imagine your story being told any other way!

            Do you think you’ll continue the Indie route or will you try to find an agent or publisher in the future?

      • royalsocialmedia

        TOTALLY agree. Perfection is boring, plus it’s highly unrealistic. I appreciated how maddeningly real she was at times. She reminded me so much of one of my best friends from high school. In the best and worst ways. ;)

        I also loved seeing her grow and mature throughout the series. All of your characters underwent fascinating change & growth. Except maybe the Shadow Lord. He still sucks… :-P

        • Yet, that in of itself would be reasonable true — afterall, no one would want to see “He Who Cannot Be Named” in the Harry Potter universe to have a sudden ‘growth spurt’ or exchange his darkened soul for something that would not feel conceivably honest. People can change, but if the darkness has corroded you to that extent — your character cannot transition as much as the younger ones who are more innocent.

          • royalsocialmedia

            Wouldn’t it be interesting to see how he became truly evil, though? There’s always an origin story. I fee like people are never born evil. They become that way due to experiences and circumstances.

          • royalsocialmedia

            Hehehe… I agree, actually! Watching someone descend that way is fascinating. And sad… It’s like watching Anakin Skywalker. You know where he’s headed. But part of you still roots for him to fight the darkness!!!

          • I was going to tie-in Skywalker originally but decided to shorten my comment — we were all on the same wavelength with this topic thread tonight! :) Yes, I agree — there has to be a reason for how someone turnt out the way they did, and the one exception to rule of how someone can change from pure darkness is Skywalker — that scene after he dies is one of my favourites ever because it shows how no soul is truly lost nor forsaken.

  3. Hi Jorie! I’m a new visitor to your blog, but I’ll definitely be back!

    Ms. Gray, I loved this series and it has definitely become one of my favorites! Are you planning to write another series in the future?

    • Hallo, Lindsey!

      Thank you for dropping by tonight for this special event with Ms. Gray!! :) I always appreciate getting to know who visits my blog & how wicked you’ll be back soon! I look forward to seeing you!

    • HI Lindsey! I can’t see whether the other comment posted or not… but YES, I am writing a dystopian YA novel set somewhere post-WWIV, when the US has fallen and has become the Kingdom of the Americas, which is almost cast back into the middle ages. It’s been so fun to research and write!

  4. Laryssa

    Hi Jorie! Loved the feature. Always fantastic on your blog! I have a question for C.A. I won your trilogy through a Royal Social Media giveaway and loving it so far! Just was wondering, what genre of books do you love to read and have any had a positive influence on you to write your own novels? Thanks! :)

    • Hi Laryssa, glad you won! :) I love to read YA fantasy, actually (can you tell)? :) I would definitely say Harry Potter had a big influence on me, but so did Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and even some more recent stuff like Marie Lu’s “Legend” and the Hunger Games. I read the big names… and try to take what I can from them and make them my own.

      • royalsocialmedia

        That’s so cool! Harry Potter is definitely noticeable as an influence. But I thought you did a beautiful job of creating your own world. I never felt like this series was a ripoff of another author or series. Your world and your characters were totally your own. Can def feel the LOTR and Narnia references, too! Did Legend & Hunger Games inspire you to make the jump to dystopian for your next series? Hint hint. Nudge nudge, Yes, please!!! :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            I’m the same way! I took a creative writing course in college. My best work was the modern fairytale project. I did Little Red Riding Hood meets Gossip Girl. I had way too much fun writing the dialogue… ;)

          • I do appreciate a well-conceived after canon — a new sub-genre that fits SFN & tonight’s convo are the sequel authors & re-tellings for fairytales! I love how each writer finds a new way to get the voice of their characters to light up the pages in such a way as to trick your mind and forget it’s a re-telling or a sequel from a previously beloved fairytale!

            Riding Hood & Gossip Girl, Ms Bauer? That’s a combo — did you publish the story or keep it for kicks?

          • royalsocialmedia

            I never published it. It’s locked away on my computer. I might consider turning into something bigger some day, but I’d want to find a way to do it justice. Unfortunately I think it might be a little too…saucy for your tastes (particularly the language). I took it to a very, very dark place. It always struck me as a super dark story, so I went there, if you can imagine. ;)

          • royalsocialmedia

            Hehe, Gossip Girl was fluff. Red Riding Hood is extremely dark. I thought NYC w/ spoiled rich kids was an appropriate setting. I’d prob change it a bit now that I’m older and have a bit more perspective into the meanings behind it.

          • I had a sneaking feeling you might have taken it away from what I could read myself — but that doesn’t mean I cannot support your creative interests & pursuits! :) I say, if you think the story needs to come back into a viable project : do it! :) You will know when the timing is right! And, yes, you know me quite well — I boycotted Gossip Girl to be honest.

          • royalsocialmedia

            Hehe. Everyone has different tastes. Can’t please everyone! ;) But I do appreciate that–you’re a sweetheart, Jorie. We shall see where the adventure of life takes me… Currently taking storytelling notes from CA & TS… ;)

        • Hallo Ms Bauer,

          No, I did not feel that way myself — INTANGIBLE is it’s own world & creation which exists wholly of it’s own devices without giving the reader the feeling that it takes too much from another writer’s canon of creativity. I do see a few similarities of what is being shared tonight, but overall, I am wicked happy soaking inside the world Ms Gray has given us to devour! I quite literally consider this series ‘unputdownable’! :)

          Wow – I must be one of the few readers who isn’t into The Hunger Games; I’d rather a story was Dystopian but *not!* like that one particular series. :( I have the hardest time finding a Dystopian story I enjoy reading — hence why for the 2nd Year during SFN I’m trying to read more new books & authors! :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            I would definitely agree. Will have to start using that phrase! “Unputdownable.” Love it.

            What dystopians have you found that you enjoy?

          • I think I know what you mean, Jorie. the Hunger Games is definitely quite dark… and I had problems with that aspect of it too. I don’t think I could or would ever want to write anything quite so disturbing… and yet at the same time, I do admire her brilliance in creating conflict and characterization, and writing action scenes.

          • That’s the rub, truly! I honestly haven’t found one Dystopian world and/or story in either modern or classical literature that I can soak inside without a conflict in my heart. I loved elements of “The Boxcar Baby” (reviewed last Autumn) but it jumped the rails into Horror & that did not sit well with me. I now need to sort out a way to uncover “Cosy Dystopian” as I had uncovered “Cosy Horror” last month! lol

            Do you have any non-traditional suggestions? All the big, big favourites are generally not my cuppa tea.

          • Hmm… I did LOVE “Legend” by Marie Lu, but I stopped reading after the second book, because it became too depressing for me. I really don’t like sad stories, unless they’re tempered with a WHOLE lot of redemption to make up for it. (Sorry if that’s a spoiler alert for what’s in my trilogy!!) :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            Unfortunately I think that’s the genre, though. It’s meant to be dark and frightening. Hence being the opposite of a utopia. ;)

            But I do agree that I prefer stories that have some kind of happy ending. If HG had ended differently I would NOT have been a happy camper. I guarantee the series wouldn’t have become the kind of phenomenon it is now, either. It’s ending was controversial, but satisfying enough. There was still hope and hope is what makes a story worth reading or a life worth living. ;)

            Am I getting sappy?

          • completely agree, Caitlin! If an ending has an element of sadness, it MUST also have an element of hope or redemption to make it worth reading, in my opinion. HG didn’t turn out all roses, but it was not just realistic… it also made you sigh with contentment. I thought the ending was brilliant. I was actually a little jealous, if you wanna know the truth.

          • royalsocialmedia

            YES! That’s the exact same case I make for it. I definitely swooned a little. I thought it was perfection. :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            P.S. No reason to be jealous! I think your story ended in a similar manner. It was the perfect way to end things. Can’t wait to hear what Jorie thinks on the subject… I suspect she’ll be as satisfied as the rest of us!

            Has anyone disagreed with your ending yet?

          • Yes, exactly! I do not appreciate dark undertones to novels or novels where the light cannot be felt, seen, or understood in the undercurrents of where the story is taking the reader. If a story feels *intensely dark* I oft-times boomerang it back to my local library & attempt something else to read instead. I simply do not gravitate towards those kinds of stories.

          • LOL, so Jorie, my boyfriend loves horror movies. I — not so much. But because it was Halloween, I compromised and watched one (“The Woman in Black,” with Daniel Radcliffe, incidentally). After it was over, I sat there in silence for a minute, and promptly put in “The Little Mermaid.” :)

          • I’m equally curious about the ending of the Piercing the Veil series & despite my misgivings for Dystopian Lit, I keep pushing myself out of my comfort zones and seeking out stories I think I can not only handle but find the redemptive arc you are lamenting about. To me, if characters have to go through adversity I want there to be something in the ending to make me feel as though the entire journey merited the conclusion. It is a hard balance — not too dark, not explicit (language / violence), yet has a central heart of Dystopian.

          • Did you know I selectively use the #unputdownable tag on Twitter to only reflect those stories which give me the most joy to read to where I feel they deserve a bigger audience to embrace them?! :)

          • I was meant to read “The Woman in Black” & watch the dvd (borrowed both from the library) as I was participating in my first Horror October this year! lol Now that is definitely food for thought as I work my way through the book & film for next year’s event! lol

          • royalsocialmedia

            LOL. Whereas, I enjoy Horror movies for the most part. I like being scared. I want to really question whether that person is going to make it. I always have the hope that they will prevail. Plus, the protagonist almost always survives. If they don’t, then there better be a darn good reason!

            Such as “Cabin in the Woods.” My husband and I watched it for the 2nd time this year and really enjoyed it. It’s more comedy, than horror. Such a crazy and darkly funny commentary on the whole genre.

            But I LOVE that you put on Little Mermaid right after. Too funny.

          • I have curated an entire list of the best tags to use on Twitter which I am going to compile into an XC sheet so I can help others find them too! :) The most remarkable thing about Twitter is how which tags work for the collective of bookish souls in the twitterverse vs the ones I would have thought would have worked but didn’t take off! :)

            I will have to sort out where I tweeted that particular tweet! I know I used it — and will use it again, most definitely! :) I love tutoring people about Twitter, mostly as I am the friend in my circle who said she’d NEVER go on social media. lol

          • royalsocialmedia

            Ha! Someone has some twitter reading homework ahead of them… It’s a super quick read. Only 100 pages–I think I took it down in 60-90 min. Plus Phil is hilarious and sassy. Makes for an enjoyable and educational read. #ShutUpandTweet ;)

      • Ms Gray,

        I am keenly hoping to read the entire Harry Potter series start to finish in 2015 as I haven’t had the proper chance to do so as of yet! I’m the film series Potterhead, as I only read the first novel ahead of the first film! Shh!! lol Tolkien is on my tCC List to read (incredible breadth to Middle Earth! did you read the Histories?) and I appreciate Narnia better in film. Never heard of Legend — a new author & book to look up! Wicked! And, yes I could see your influences from these sources now that I come to lay a hat on it!

        • You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE Harry Potter! LOTR is honestly a little dry in the characterization dep’t for me – I probably love the films more than the books. But Narnia I think was way better in print than on screen, personally.

          • royalsocialmedia

            Not gonna lie: I am BEYOND excited for you, Jorie. I wish I could go back and experience reading HP for the first time all over again. Such an iconic and truly wonderful series. It’ll stick with you for life.

            Ha! I never could get through LOTR. Loved the films, but the books were just too long and dense for me. Narnia on the other hand, is a childhood fave!

          • Truly?! See, for me Narnia felt a bit droll whilst I was attempting to read it in book format — when I went to see it on the silver screen *every inch of what I wanted Narnia to become* was right there in front of me — I felt deeply connected to the characters (esp Aslan). It is interesting how we each attach to different mediums of stories for different writers. :)

    • Hallo Laryssa,

      Thank you for your beautiful compliment on behalf of my blog & the features that I bring to my readers! I appreciate your feedback and knowing that your enjoying your visit when you drop by! Which book are your currently reading? I’m digging into Invincible at the moment. And, congratulations on winning a bookaway! Wicked!

      • Laryssa

        You’re so welcome, Jorie! I’m on the first book in the series and loving it! I’m a huge Harry Potter fan so this is the perfect genre for me. C.A really knows how to grab the attention of the reader and I can’t wait to continue. You definitely made it your own, while learning from your influences lady!
        And I love winning giveaways! Luckily, RSM is always on point with offering fantastic books. Shout out to them! ;)

        • Laryssa,

          I am so thrilled that you found me through RSM! I love hosting for them as they bring such a wicked array of authors to the forefront of readers who like an eclectic mix of authors & stories! Stay tuned — I am featuring another RSM author this month during my very own #IndieWriterMonth!

          I felt *exactly!* like you did — I opened INTANGIBLE and immediately knew that I had found something quite special! How wicked awesome you said the same thing! Yes, I can see how a lot of us Harry Potter kids (who grew up so fast its impressive!) are going to find ourselves hungry for this kind of story to be written next! :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            I can’t get enough of this style of storytelling. But it’s rare to find something that comes along that fits the bill and manages to stand on its own two feet. Hats off to CA Gray. There are not many folks I would put on the same level as storytellers like J.K. Rowling. It’s truly satisfying to encounter someone who took so much care to weave such a layered and rich story.

          • I said something very similar to this tonight myself — when you find the caliber of writing knitted into the Piercing the Veil series, you want to grab it & cherish the discovery! I have the tendency to become wholly enthused & passionate about cheering for the stories I find on the Indie side of the ledger. I find such a hearty depth of the craft of writing in what is being published alternatively to major trade, that I can only hope my words on behalf of the stories start to ignite a bit of a curiosity to the readers who alight on my blog. I simply cannot agree with you more, Ms Bauer! :)

          • royalsocialmedia

            My feelings exactly, Jorie. I suppose that’s the downside of the traditional publishers. I hope that’s changing… Yes, you get more marketing and PR power behind you. But much of the time, there’s something missing. A lot of that seems to be because the author has to change what they created to become more “commercial.” I would love to find a big publisher who is actually out to maintain the integrity of the author’s work, as well as make it BIG.

          • My sentiments exactly are mirrored inside your last remark on traditional publishers — I never understood why books have to be written to a commercial market when most of us who read & devour a lot of wicked stories are NOT seeking commercial-grade stories but rather the embodiment of what makes the Classics stand the test of time itself. We’re seeking stories & characters that are transcendence in scope but have a knitted depth to their worlds whilst conveying a story that soaks inside you to where you forget which reality is real. The world inside the book you’ve held in your hands or the one where you did not realise day turnt to night outside your window?

      • CindyAnn

        Were you sad when Book 3 was finished? I’ll bet that after months (years?) of writing about the characters they became friends that you will miss.

          • royalsocialmedia

            I’d even love a prequel! Would love to learn more about Peter’s parents or even delve deeper into the version of the Arthurian legend you set up…

          • Cyndi Ann

            Yes, I agree about the sequel and prequel idea. There are lots of unfinished stories that could could still be told.

          • Interesting you mention a prequel / sequel option down the road a piece — I saw the possible future for Leland Dragons too, as the door was left ajar; not that I think Gamber meant too, but it leaves me museful that perhaps that series will continue one day. Again, I’m still in the very beginning of Piercing the Veil — but my heart tells my head this is my ‘next’ Leland Dragons love of love for a book series! :)

        • CindyAnn,

          Thank you for coming to tonight’s event & participating in the convo with Ms Gray! Have you read the series or are you thinking of reading it? I couldn’t tell by your first comment but I can let you know once you pick up the first book, you will not want to do anything until you reach the last chapters! :)

    • Hallo, Hallo Ms Gray!

      And, how are you tonight!? I had an unexpected glitch delay the comments from arriving ahead of the LIVE chat part of this event, but I’m live tweeting notices out that everything is now fixed! I had a heap of fun carrying the conversation forward and seeing where it took us both!

        • You’re quite welcome, Ms Gray! I’m thankful that you enjoyed the conversation as much as I did in creating it! :) Sometimes I find myself fused to a story’s heart and out of that stems a curiosity to understand more from the writer’s POV & the process of how the story came into being. It is a conversation I shall not soon forget, so thank you! :)

  5. I apologise if anyone who visited my blog to leave a comment OR question for Ms. Gray today was unable to get their comment to go through due to a technical error. I only wish I had known sooner, as I would have fixed it straight-away. Please know that if this happens, kindly tweet me or use my Comment Form under My Bookish Life. I honestly did not know until after 7pm. I apologise for the inconveniences!

  6. royalsocialmedia

    What a fantastic feature & interview. Lots of fun new things I hadn’t yet learned about the author… Such a fascinating story and journey to publication. :)

    I have to agree with C.A. about the child of the prophecy. I did NOT see it coming and I must say, I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome! Such a wonderful ending to a wonderful series. :)

    • Hallo, Hallo Ms. Bauer!

      I was quite wicked happy with where the convo took Ms. Gray & I, as well! :) As I am still within the second novel of the series, I am a bit in the dark about where the revelation of the Child of Prophecy will lead me, but that is part of the appeal — such a strong back-story to this fantasy series that you do not want to rush reading any part of it! :)

      • royalsocialmedia

        Hi Jorie! :)

        Definitely agree! Savor it as much as you can. It was hard for me not to rush through it once I dug into the final book.

        You are seriously in for a wild ride! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the rest…

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