AOF: The First Reviews Are In!

As you all know, The Art of Falling is my baby, and I want nothing more than to be able to promote my book, work on the sequels, and try to make this first novel of mine a success. Unfortunately, with how crazy life has been with trying to plan the wedding, I haven’t had any time to do much with my book other than think about all the things I want to do: mainly, a book signing event.

I’ve been so preoccupied with big life events, I haven’t even been keeping track of Amazon reviews or sales. So it was a pleasant surprise when I stumbled across the first few reviews for the novel!

February 3, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Art of Falling is a fun take on good versus evil, heaven versus hell, and two unwitting lovers in a battle for their souls. This book’s got enough familiarity to entice you, and plenty of new steps to make it refreshing and interesting. I can’t wait for the next one!
Nancy

January 20, 2018

Format: Paperback
Can’t wait for the next book! 😱

Amazon Customer
January 23, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would definitely recommend this book. It was a great read that had me on the edge of my seat at times. I’m waiting on the next book! 5 stars.

In addition to these, fellow author Shanon Rohrer wrote a thoughtful and honest review over on goodreads that you can check out here. (But be warned, there may be spoilers.)

I am so thankful for these simple reviews and ratings, as it shows that my five years of work haven’t gone to waste. Sure, I’m proud of myself for achieving a dream of mine, but seeing others enjoy my hard work makes it worthwhile.

Reviews are so important to a writer. If the writing process is our life blood, and a following of readers are our backbone, reviews are the bread and butter that keeps us going. If we never receive feedback – both positive and negative – we can lose our drive and energy to keep writing.

So please, do me a favor the next time to read a book: go to the author’s Amazon page, Goodreads, or website. Leave a review, even if it’s just a simple statement. It will make the author’s day and help boost their chances of becoming the next big success.

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ART: Ziksua

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After seeing a speedpaint of Michael from Be More Chill on youtube, I instantly fell in love with Ziksua’s art and requested that she draw Etoile and Viraine from The Art of Falling. She nailed it!

Check out more of her art over at her deviantArt page: https://ziksua.deviantart.com/

D&D Session 23

It is currently a blizzard outside, and we’ve accumulated about 9 inches of snow now? Eh, rough estimate. But that isn’t stopping us from playing D&D! Onward with our adventures in the Commonwealth.

SESSION 23

Players:

  • Ciaran (LVL16) and Basile (LVL18)
  • Lorn (LVL 18)
  • Marven (LVL18)
  • Neebs (LVL 18)
  • Dwayne (LVL18)
  • Rhaegar (LVL 18)
  • Alkaid (LVL 18)

As chaos ensues in the house, Rhaegar tells Alkaid that she has to sleep outside as long as the missing third goat is inside. Alkaid feigns fear, exclaiming, “Oh no, what am I – a ranger – going to do out in the wildlife? Oh gosh, wow, I’m out of my element.”

Dwayne, Marven, and Neebs show up after walking through town. They take down all the wanted posters for Neebs and Associates to hang in their house. They miraculously face no consequences, for plot purposes. Though they had considered turning themselves in to collect the 50,000 gold bounty per associate. Jennifer warned them not to do that. During this time, Dwayne ordered a Ring of Silence Spell from “Ama-Xi-long” by sending a message spell to Xi-Long. “Skor-bay’s” shipping charges were too high.

Marven explores Rhaegar’s house and meets Lucy, who waves at him. Marven blows some fire, and she blows some back. They’re becoming friends already. He takes Goa’wei to the Master Bedroom. Goa’wei breaks the bed and falls asleep. Marven then looks around to try and find the third goat that everyone is yelling about, but he can’t find it. He then looks for food, and asks for a snack from the kitchen. He steals all of the potatoes. Rhaegar tells Marven to eat the goats outside, and when Marven goes out he sees a tantalizing feast of salted pork and pork drippings. He goes apeshit and shoves everything into his mouth like a train. Basile laughs as he sees past the Illusionary Feast spell that Lorn cast.

Before dinner, Neebs needs to return to Neebsenshire, but Lorn asks if Marven should get his desert first. Neebs agrees, and Lorn casts a spell to make a 40×40 foot ice cream sundae in the shape of a dragon appear. It is blowing a blast of bacon. Marven cries as it’s the happiest day of his life. Then Lorn leaves a gem behind, and he and Neebs teleport away. Marven screams as the food vanishes, and he gives 2,000 gold to a servant to buy all of the sweet snacks. Another servant picks up the gem Lorn left behind and continues his business.

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Life: Engagement Photos!

Back in August and September, my good friend Kaiden took me and Eddie’s engagement photos. We’ve been waiting patiently for our photos to be edited, and they’re finally here! While we ended up getting about 80 proofs back, I’m going to share some of my favorites with you guys. I’m so very happy with how they turned out and am thankful for having such a talented friend who was willing to help us.

All photos credited to Kaiden Dunn. You can check out more of his work at his deviantart and instagram.