Happy May and Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Month!
This month I discuss my favorite anime inspiration for my books and upcoming book progress!
You may know that I am a HUGE anime fan so of course I get inspiration from them. So I’m sharing just some of my favorite anime that has inspired me. It was hard to narrow it down to just five so I’ll have to do another post or more!
Bleach– This anime inspired me with the dynamics of the societies, friendships and sophisticated villains. Several of my characters were inspired from this anime. Charles, Gedeyon, Faith, Blake, Shayla and Ed. Find it on Netflix and Hulu. And a series reboot is coming out!
Kamisama Kiss– Love the trope of the woman softening a bad boy’s heart. At the basic level that is what this is and inspired, in part, my character Joo-won. Find it on Hulu and Funimation.
Attack on Titan– This one is just darn good story telling and the energy they put into the arcs of the characters, especially the main one, Eren, was impressive. You may not like Eren at the start but what they do with his character is intense. I’m inspired by how they make characters, even villains, so multi dimensional. Find it on Cartoon Network, Hulu, Funimation and Crunchyroll.
Norigami– This is another good one that does well with friendship, redemption, and team dynamics and I really like the anti hero vibe. Find it on Hulu and Funimation
Devil is a Part-Timer– Another good anti hero one and its more light hearted dealing again with friendship (sensing a pattern here? I Iike my diverse assemble casts as you can tell from my books). Find it on Hulu and a sequel is coming!
This summer is a busy month.
June 1st I will drop a new boxset for my Paranormal World series, which will have all four books in the series. Available for pre-order now.
As a reminder, I’m a part of a diverse YA/NA fantasy short story anthology and it releases June 22nd, available for pre-order now.
Find your might. Discover your magic.
A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers magical secrets when she is kidnapped by her teacher. A teen survivor of a deadly plague realizes she and her robot companion are not alone.
Across realms, worlds, and dimensions we bring you sixteen fantasy and/or science fiction tales that explore the tribulations of growing up. Full of diverse characters and #ownvoices authors, the protagonists in these coming-of-age YA adventures will not only discover powerful magic but discover themselves along the way. Don’t miss this magical collection of stories about witches, fae, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, jinn, and more!
I’m currently finishing the final edits before it goes to proofing and formatting but I’m hoping for the release date of July 20th. Look out for the pre-order next month!
In a post-apocalyptic world full of monsters and demons, living without a memory is a dangerous thing.
Hi, my name is Francesca Ross and my life sucks right now. I’m a faerie who doesn’t remember her life beyond five years ago. I used to be a top-ranking warrior faerie but now I’ve become a homeless, unemployed loser with no plans for the future. I was supposed to be a big-time faerie queen with my own unseelie court by now. However, my approval ratings in the fae world aren’t the greatest due to some past infighting, so I’m forced to agree to a ‘special arrangement’ with a popular faerie if I want any chance at winning the throne.
When I get an offer from an arch angel to investigate angel disappearances in a small vacation town in exchange for help recovering my lost memories, I can’t say no. I need all the help I can get. Also, I could use a little vacation from doing nothing. I enlist the help of my friend who I may or may not have had a romance with in my past, half angel/half demon, Felix Gonzalez, along with a not so angelic guardian angel and a temperamental succubus. But of course, nothing is as easy as the deceiving angels explained. Now I’m stuck in a town with a mystery more gruesome than I could have imagined and I’m being stalked by several demonic forces, one of whom could have the answers to my hidden past.
Can I save the day, regain my memories, and win a throne? A girl can try.
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