Another month has gone by, and I don’t want to talk about “real life” at the moment because it’s not going great, so we’ll just stick to positives in this update!
I do have a favor to ask though. If you ever shop Amazon US, I would appreciate it so much if you could use my affiliate links! They’re all over my blog, including this post (the book covers). It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but I would make a small amount of money, and it would really help me out. I also have affiliate links for a couple other sites, which you can find on my about page.
Now that that’s out of the way… I haven’t done much art for the past few weeks because I haven’t had the motivation, but I did complete one early in April of my purple vampire bae, Liam (my favorite character from Monster Prom).
And I mentioned last time that I had another one I wasn’t quite ready to share, and that’s because I was saving it for Mermay and wanted to share on Twitter first :-P So here you go, a deep sea merman! He’s swimming up from deep in the ocean and meeting a human for the first time. I’m actually really happy with how this one turned out. I also have a version with all black eyes since that’s how I picture my version of deep sea merfolk, but the normal eyes show his expression better.
I won two giveaways! It’s like the universe knew I needed something good to happen. I don’t have either book yet, but I’ll be getting The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad from @ImogenTypes and an ARC of Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron from a Goodreads giveaway. I featured both of these in my May/June releases to get excited about post, so… I’m excited to read them!
Books I Received for Review:
I got an email with a NetGalley widget for The Last Hope, so that was a pleasant surprise! Silver in the Wood and Soul of the Sword are also from NetGalley. Kingdoms of the Cursed and Captives are from Edelweiss.
Books I Finished:
I have been trying to make the most of my $0.99 for 3 months of KU deal. I finished and really liked the whole Heartstrikers series. I finally got to my eARC of The Fever King and really liked that one too! I also enjoyed Dark Heart of the Sun aside from one thing that bothered me (and I’ve decided to just pretend that part didn’t happen as I continue the series). And I finished up the last two audiobooks currently available in the banshee series from Hoopla, as well as the audio for Corpse & Crown, though I have kinda mixed feelings about that one.
What I’m Loving:
This month, what I’m loving is…
I honestly never would’ve guessed this would be a genre of video I would like, but it is! Just to clarify, they are not random home videos of people forcing their kids to eat disgusting things lol. They are professional videos. Some of the kids are so cute, and it’s just fun watching them try all sorts of different popular foods from the past and different countries and whatnot.
In Case You Missed It:
Here are the highlights:
– I reviewed Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron, a fun and action-packed start to a dragon-filled UF series.
– I shared book covers featuring faces.
– I shared three quick, free games to make you smile.
– I shared book covers featuring flowers.
– I reviewed Smut Peddler Presents: Sex Machine, a super fun erotic comic anthology about robots.
– I reviewed The Fever King by Victoria Lee, an intense YA sci-fi with flawed characters and relevant topics.
– I shared May/June SFF book releases to get excited about.