Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I just…can’t. I don’t know what to say about this book. I love the world of Shadowhunters and believe that this series will be just as good as the last. Can’t wait for more!


The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

513a6d5yvwl-_sx329_bo1204203200_Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.

I’m Grateful to be a Writer in this Decade

Since Thanksgiving is coming up this week I thought I would use this week’s blog to share why I am grateful to be a writer during this decade.

  • Access to more literature than ever before
  • Technology makes it easier to write, edit, and be published
  • Social media makes it easier to share drafts and completed works with readers and other writers who can give me advice. It also makes it easier to directly connect with my target audience and build an even bigger audience.
  • Means of travel allow me to go to places I admire in literature or visit historical author’s homes, places that offer inspiration. I can also go anywhere near and far to discuss literature, edit literature, write, read, attend conferences, contests etc. with people who share the same passion.
  • I have the choice to pick a publisher or self-publish. Self-publishing is also becoming easier.
  • Many different writing platforms and outlets-blogs, social media, e-books, contests. Every where I turn there is opportunity for me to write and share what I write!

thanksgiving-1060123_1920These are just some of the things I am grateful for as a writer in this modern world. I would love to hear what you are thankful for. Share your comments below or on my social media pages. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I hope you have safe travels and enjoy the holiday season.



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