Some of my more regular blog visitors might have noticed that I haven’t been posting, commentating, engaging in social media, etc, as much recently. This pains me a lot. Sigh. But, sadly this will continue indefinitely while I am writing/editing the second book in the series The Curse of Time. I can’t write, blog, and work in a demanding full-time job – it is just not possible.
I know that I profess to have magical powers but I am feeling the pinch. My superpowers aren’t holding up well. I am in desperate need of a magic wand to give me energy. Quite by chance I found this in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge. It’s a bit small but I like the snake-like look to it. The top pic shows its eye well and the bottom one its mouth!
So bear with me. Don’t desert me!
I am very excited about the progress of the second book in the series. All I can divulge for now is: expect a cruel rollercoaster ride, a crazy grasshopper who natters incessantly and some seriously odd shadow demons.
Ha ha… my mind works in some crazy ways…
There will be the same cast of characters from book one: Amelina, Ryder, Esme, The Mirror Girl, The Creature Eruterac, Kyle, Amelina’s friends: Jade, Ilaria and Joselyn plus Shadow the cat, Toby the dog, The Spirit, and of course Amelina’s mum and dad and her dear aunt Karissa…
Yes quite a cast!
Recently I was tagged by Vashti Vega on twitter @VashtiQV who I’d cast as the leads in my book… I chose Tyler Posey, Dakota Fanning, Amanda Seyfried, and Colton Haynes.
5 Star Review News
I now have several reviews for The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone on Goodreads and Amazon. My last two reviews were both five stars which made me do a double happy dance. This has really encouraged me to press on with this series.
Thank you to Galit for this awesome 5 star review: https://coffeennotes.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/book-review-the-curse-of-time-bloodstone1-by-m-j-mallon/
And to Karen for her fantastic 5 star review too: https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/the-curse-of-time-bloodstone-1-by-m-j-mallon-bookreview/
Here’s the link to my goodreads account with all my reviews: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35850797-the-curse-of-time
I’ve been featured recently on:
Thank you so much to Linda and Richard for featuring me. Really appreciate it. 🙂 x
What are my other plans?
I will be focussing on writing my reviews on books I am reading – which I love to do! It makes me very happy to read and to share my thoughts with other readers/reviewers. I have several review requests which I have to catch up on and I will be reblogging book-related posts and anything which might be of interest to my readers.
Oh and recently I’ve been on a bit of a winning streak.
You can find out more about Awen Thornbur on Lizzie Chantree’s blog here: https://lizziechantree.com/2018/08/23/introducing-awen-thornbur/
And I won:
Oh! I almost forgot! Happy Friday @Marjorie_Mallon #Rafflecopter chose you to #win a copy of #Eleanor's Secret by @CarolineBeecham Pleased DM postal address and happy #amreading #histfic pic.twitter.com/CzwvkaBByr
— Linda Hill (@Lindahill50Hill) August 17, 2018
And I’m the giveaway winner of Carolina’s mystery prize. More news about that to follow. Here is the giveaway winner announcement post: https://yesterdayafter.com/2018/08/22/and-the-giveaway-winner-is/
Yeah, I love that when that happens…
Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club News
Don’t forget to visit our amazing Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club on Facebook. This FB club is growing and becoming a thriving community of writers, authors, creatives and book reviewers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1829166787333493/
Do come and join us. I’ve been sharing our hashtag: #ABRSC on twitter so if you see it doing its rounds I would be thrilled if you could retweet and spread the word.
So happy weekend dearest readers. Time to get back to summoning my inner powers…
Where has that wretched wand snaked off to?
Buying Link: http://mybook.to/TheCurseofTime
Authors Media Kit: https://mjmallon.com/2018/02/13/media-kit/
Collaborative blog: https://sistersofthefey.wordpress.com
Twitter: @Marjorie_Mallon and @curseof_time
Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1829166787333493/
I have also had to cut back a bit on blogging recently, Marje. I am also struggling with a full time job, two sons and trying to write my new book Nemesis which is a much bigger undertaking for me. Good luck with the juggling.
Hi Robbie. Yes I hear you! My life has never been fuller. Wishing you much luck and success with Nemesis. Good luck with the juggling too. x
That’s great to hear Marje so you’re so busy writing the second book!!! It’s very interesting and I am so glad that you are well motivated and encouraged to go on with this beautiful series! Hmm I guess we need to get together to plan some illustrations 😉
Hi Carolina. Yes I am starting to think about illustrations but it will be a good while yet. Still so much to do. I’m snatching time to edit when I can. Working full-time is limiting my writing time to weekends. But the positive reviews are spurring me on! :~)
That’s great and yes of course I know you’re not there yet it will take time but is always good to have ideas while in the process and not at last, you can develop a better idea of what would be the visual part! I am so happy about the positive feelings and the great reviews! <3
Thank you Carolina yes indeed. And I am so thrilled with the reviews. 🙂
Good to hear you are doing so well Marje. Happy writing. 🌼
I would never desert you ,ever! I think you are doing marvelously. I don’t know how you manage it all. I have not half the commitments you have but I sinking fast so hats off to you my dear blog sister well done you 💜🌹🤗
Ah thank you so much Willow you are so kind and supportive. Where would I be without my blogging pals. <3
Where ever you were we’d come and save you 🌹
Good luck with the juggling, Marje. That wand looks really cool!
Hi Dorothea. Many thanks I am becoming an expert at juggling! Glad you enjoyed my wee wand!
Hi Marj I haven’t got to your book yet it sits in my Library waiting for its turn. I will review when done mark my words. If you need more time to write my stream of consciousness ‘notice to write’ could be just what is required. HAPPY WRITING.
Hi Ellen. Hope you enjoy The Curse of Time and thank you for your kind offer to review when you get a chance. I know what you mean by having a lot of books on your TBR shelf. All the best. Happy reading and writing. 🙂
So good to hear you’re busy writing book 2, Marje. Good luck with it.
And it was so good and refreshing that you didn’t apologise for not being able to keep up with stuff it’s impossible to do when you’re so busy. You’ve done the right thing by giving your readers an update here and not apologising for your absence.
Keep up the great work you’re doing.
Hi Hugh. Thanks for your kind words. I must admit to feeling overwhelmed at the moment so have to be honest with myself and my readers about what I can do. Hope all is going well with you. Marje x
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Thanks for the updates Marje. Our silence usually means we’re intently working on another masterpiece lol. Good for you to be so disciplined and congrats on your upcoming 2nd book! <3