Hey everyone! I am so happy to announce that I have been working with an amazing author, J.J. Sherwood, for the release of her book Kings or Pawns, which is the first book in the Steps of Power series.
All in all, this book is an awesome epic fantasy novel that sounds perfect for lovers of high-fantasy and urban fantasy, and just about everyone. Here is the synopsis:
"8,994 P.E.—The elven city of Elvorium has become corrupted to the core by politics. With his father dead and the Royal Schism at his back, Prince Hairem ascends the throne as king of the elven world on Sevrigel. Young and bold, Hairem is determined to undo the council’s power, but the brutal murders by an assassin loosed within the city threaten to undermine the king’s ambitions.
As corruption and death threaten to tear Elvorium apart from within, the warlord Saebellus threatens the city from without, laying siege to Sevrigel’s eastern capital. With the elven world crumbling around him, Hairem finds himself in a dangerous political balance between peace and all out war."
I am here to announce today that the author and her editor are actually launching a Rafflecopter giveaway for a SIGNED copy of the first book and the second book! I will be reading this really soon, and if you'd like to join me, I suggest you enter the giveaway (or buy the book!). I will be posting a review for it as soon as I finish, and I can't wait to dive into another fantasy world.
A huge thank you to the author for this opportunity, I really hope that you guys enter it! If you would like to purchase the book, here is a link.
Thanks for reading,
This is a pretty unrelated blog post, but I just really wanted to talk about the concept of working in an industry that passions you.
I'm guessing that if you read this blog (first of all, thank you so so so much, you like books, and perhaps movies. As someone who has grown up reading books and watching Ghibli movies, the concept of storytelling is something that has struck me at a very young age. The idea of creating, and telling a story, of writing it and of building an entire world dedicated to a few characters who came out of my brain was simply a great concept, and as I grew older, and found out that people could write books and screenplays for a living helped me find out what my dream job was.
However, as I grew even older, the more I got into writing, the more I found out about the other aspects of filmmaking and book publishing. Now, I know that my dream job would be to be a literary scout and a movie producer, but the question is, how am I going to get there?
And that's where I had the idea for this blog post.
Many people on booktube have this dream of working in the book industry, and although it isn't impossible at all, no one is clear as to what they want to do. The book industry, so I've heard, has many, many components to it. PR, HR, book editing, book writing, marketing, cover designing... The list is endless. Because I personally want to be in the film industry as well, I've researched a lot on a job that interconnects both industries. Working in an industry like those is definitely rewarding, especially because it is so hard to break into it, and everyone seems to think that these industries are unstable and unpaid.
My tip for myself, and for others, is that I believe we should all turn our passions into something productive. Who says you need to money? I make absolutely no money from blogging, but I do get ARCs and books, and I was able to transform my love for reading and writing into something productive. If you like books, start a blog! Write fanfiction! Write reviews! Anything will help you, trust me. Having this blog on my CV has been a blessing. Same thing for the film industry, all you need to do is MAKE things. Put yourself out there!
There are so many obscure jobs that we don't know of, and most of the time, people make you think that if you aren't studying sciences, you're wasting your life away. Show them that what you love can be turned into something bigger. If you aspire to make $200k a year, then I'm sorry but this might not be right for you. But if you want to make a decent amount, want to live comfortably and work a job you are passionate about, I highly suggest you start looking for those obscure unknown jobs now. I'm mostly posting this blog post because I just found out that being a literary scout is a thing, through a lot of weird research. It's never too early to start thinking about this!
I hope that this blog post was somewhat helpful and inspirational, and it was in no way a list of possible jobs (I don't even know them all I'm 18!), but I hope that if you were looking for a little push, this was it.
To commemorate a year of being a book blogger, I've decided to finally join booktube. I've been using my blog and lack of time as an excuse for not making videos, even though deep down that is what I wanted to do. It's simply so much easier to write, however the feeling of talking about books is so much more fun and rewarding, and hopefully I can continue making videos for a while!
If you want to subscribe to me, I have one video up already, so feel free to watch that!
You can find me right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiszd4KJeACTZKHL_ZidGA