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CharissaWeaksAuthor

Joined April 2016

Writer. Reader. Traveler. Books make me happy 😀
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Watchmaker's Daughter by C J Archer
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Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
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The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
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Fifth Season | N K Jemisin
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Tonight‘s listen :)

readordierachel So good. Enjoy 💕 1w
GypsyKat Great series! 1w
Lady_Tigana_20 Just started this one. Sad beginning. 😢 1w
ReadWithAJ This is on my TBR along with (edited) 1w
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Here we go.

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Sooooo, I‘m going to have a novelette in Once Upon an Enchanted Forest, an anthology of romantic witchcraft stories, with the lovely Juliet Marillier. *yayyyy* It releases in September. Once Upon Anthologies is taking story submissions through 5/15 (and that date may be extended). If interested, check out the Submittable link.
https://onceuponanthologies.submittable.com/submit

LeahBergen Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
whatshesreadingnow Congrats! 💐 1mo
GondorGirl Very cool! 1mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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Eek. Sharing this book by my friend, Alisha Klapheke. It‘s on Kindle Unlimited but also $.99 today. Check it out!

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Getting this book in during my morning reading. So much to read, so little time!

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Look at me reading sagas. Who knew?

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Okay. I can understand why some don‘t like this book. If you need plot or rising action, a story that naturally leads to a climactic end, this is not that book. This is a generational tale of witches. No more. I still loved it, & I‘m a plotter, so 🤷🏻‍♀️. Some of the tales really stuck with me, and I wanted more. The writing is beautiful. The family connections in the end got to my heart. Also, the audio is lovely.

Mdargusch Great review! 👍🏼 2mo
readingjedi Nice review. I loved this also. 2mo
JSW I want to read this now, since I read and enjoyed 2mo
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CharissaWeaksAuthor @JSW I bought the hardback. I‘ll be reading it soon, for sure. 2mo
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The Witch's Kind | Louisa Morgan
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New book :)

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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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I just bought this audio, and I‘m very excited. 😬

Wannabe_Quijote One of my absolute favorites 2mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Wannabe_Quijote YAY. I can‘t wait to dig in. I have a couple books to finish first, but then it‘s on. 2mo
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Uhm, I am loving this so far. It‘s a completely different time period/setting but the storytelling is reminiscent of Circe for me for some reason. The pacing is nice and steady, the narrator perfection. I hope it stays this good.

C.Perone I really wanted to like this book; but I just couldn't 😣 2mo
MoonWitch94 I felt that way, too. But in the end I had totally changed my mind. 2mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @MoonWitch94 I‘m still good so far. Curious about how it ends. 2mo
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Currently listening. :)

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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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❤️❤️❤️ I‘m REALLY enjoying this so far. Can‘t wait to see where it goes. Amy Harmon is so good.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘m currently listening to Evelyn and wanted the hardback. Also excited to read about Daisy!

NovelGirl82 Evelyn is one of my faves!! I'm so excited for Daisy Jones!! I'm kind of sad that I cancelled my BOTM now. 3mo
Lovesbooks87 Both books were amazing! But I think Evelyn is my favorite of the two! 💚💚💚 3mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Lovesbooks87 I‘m really enjoying it :) 3mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @NovelGirl82 I can‘t let go of it 😬 3mo
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It was a good day.

Redwritinghood A really good day, it seems! 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Very very good. 😍 3mo
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Winter Soldier | Daniel Mason
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Bought this from the B&N sale. Sounds amazing!

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Barnes and Noble is having a book sale. Soooo many good books! Let me know if you buy any. 😊

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Current listen.

Tianarose Love this one. Such a unique story. 3mo
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Fortune Teller | Gwendolyn Womack
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Currently listening :)

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Unbound: (InterMix) | Cara McKenna
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I was in the mood for something sexy. I listened to the audio. 1) The writing is really beautifully done. 2) Unique romantic situation. But...3) The narration. Everything was great except for the way the lady read the man. I still listened, tho! And it‘s still a recommendation.

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Once Upon the Longest Night: An Anthology of Romantic Vampire Stories | Elizabeth Vaughan, Sara Dobie Bauer, Dan Stout
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Look, it‘s me 🥰 Just a heads up that Once Upon Anthologies is taking submissions for their next anthology. If you‘re interested and want more info, let me know. Submission info should go live this next week. Book title: Once Upon an Enchanted Forest. Theme: Magic/Witchcraft Length: 7-15k. Payment: $75 flat fee plus 2 print copies of the book and several ebooks to give away. Deadline is 5/15. This paperback and ebook is available on Amazon now :)

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Loved this book. Go grab it!

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American Queen | Sierra Simone
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This might be a little risqué. ?

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I really really loved this book. Highly recommend.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Early Christmas gift from the hubs. Pretty excited!

DarcysMom I just finished it on audio and loved it! 5mo
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Warprize | Elizabeth Vaughan
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I keep trying to get Litsy to add this book to no avail 🙁. It‘s 8 novelettes with a vampire & winter solstice/longest night theme. Heat levels are sweet to erotic. I have a 19k word historical fantasy romance included. Elizabeth Vaughan, author of Warprize, is our headliner. If you‘re interested, you can find us on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. Paperback happens in February 🥰

Bookzombie Are you using the link or the app? Let me see if I can find the link again. I added it below in case you hadn‘t seen it. 🙂 (edited) 5mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Bookzombie Aw thank you! I‘ve done one form I found online and another through Litsy, but not this. 5mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Struggling to get into anything since reading The Lost Queen. Having book hangover, I guess. Trying to jump back in where I left off on this one.

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The Whispers | Greg Howard
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Next read is by my friend Greg Howard. Watch for this one!! Coming in January!

SassyBookworm The cover is beautiful 5mo
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This was AMAZING. It‘s a huge story, and I felt the need of the author to condense things at the end, but even still, this is an achievement. I loved the characters. I loved the emotion. This is historical fiction with a slight fantasy feel, simply because the magic of that time seems so fantastical to us now. But the people then believed, and the author shows that so well with these characters. Highly recommend.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Great!! I bought this one because it sounded like it would be great! 5mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Penny_LiteraryHoarders The audio is soooo good. I had the ARC but listened to the audio, lol. I‘ll also buy the hardback. That‘s how much I liked it. 5mo
tonyahoswalt I'm reading this now. I put it off for a while, because based on the character names, I was expecting it to be a dense time-consuming read. But it's actually going pretty fast. 5mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @tonyahoswalt It‘s a really big story. I recommend the audio over the print at first, if possible. Not having to struggle with the words helps it flow much faster. 5mo
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This is mainly to get my head in the right place for a writing project, but witchcraft and herbs and the effects of moon phases are always so interesting to me.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I have to finish The Lost Queen, The City of Brass, and Timekeeper, but then, I get to listen to this. 💕💕

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s my situation too. I really want to listen. But I also really want to meet my challenge goals for the year. Argh! 6mo
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Earl I Ruined (Ingram) | Scarlett Peckham
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Okay, so even if I didn't know Scarlett, I'd tell you to read her books. I INHALED The Duke I Tempted, and now her second book, The Earl I Ruined, is in my Kindle a little early, THANK THE STARS. She writes complex characters with beautiful historical detail and so much sexiness you might melt. Go forth. Enjoy.

Rabidgummibear I am so so excited for this one to come out! 6mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Rabidgummibear I finished it last night, lol. Adorably delicious. 6mo
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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I felt the need to pull this out and finally read it.

Owlizabeth Book two in the trilogy comes out next week! 6mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Owlizabeth I saw! I hope I like this enough to keep going! 6mo
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Timekeeper | Tara Sim
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Currently reading.

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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Completely bleak, but I loved it. I tried reading the book years ago and struggled to get halfway. The audio was much easier. McCarthy isn't for everyone, but fiction of the dystopian/post-apoc variety, even the more literary versions like this book, makes me contemplate survival and all its complexities. Not sure why I like that, but I do lol.

Freespirit I couldn't finish this one. 6mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Freespirit I definitely don't think it's for everyone, for several reasons. 6mo
JacqMac My husband keeps telling me I have to watch the movie. But I have to read the book first. Lol 6mo
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Hmmm. Well. This was good. I loved Song of Achilles and love Greek mythology, so I figured this would be right up my alley. I liked it, but there were moments where the anachronistic language brought me out of the story.

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Galatea: Short story | Madeline Miller
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A short story and version of the Pygmalion myth told from Galatea's POV. Dark, but classic Miller.

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I found this adorable, sexy, and funny. I needed something light and easy and steamy and this totally did it. 💕

HOTPock3tt I LOVED this book! ♥️ 6mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @HOTPock3tt It was really good! 6mo
Kloves2read My favorite book I read this year so far. 💕 6mo
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I have this ARC but I bought the audio to accompany, because holy narration. I love it! And I'm a hard-to-please listener. Recommend.

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Timekeeper | Tara Sim
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My next read/listen.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I have a story in this anthology ❤️. I write historical paranormal romances. There are 9 novelettes in a range of settings and genres. If you'd like a free e-ARC delivered to your inbox in November, click through to the USA Today post. THANKS! Please share! https://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2018/09/26/once-upon-the-longest-night-antho...

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Thanks, Netgalley!!!! ❤️❤️

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Well, I need this! If you guys are fantasy lovers and don't follow Faery Magazine in some way, you totally should. I found them on Instagram and I'm addicted. My publishing imprint, Once Upon, is giving away a 1 year subscription to their magazine (scroll back in my feed). This is from their newsletter which I never miss opening!

Melissa_J I bought this one a few weeks back. It sounds great! 8mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Melissa_J It does! I'm excited! 8mo
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Which one to read first? #BOTM

TheBookStacker I‘ve been told to read The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock which I will be starting later tonight once I finish Feminasty! 8mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @TheBookStacker It's a tough choice!! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Two great covers! 8mo
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New read :)

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Untitled | Unknown
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Once Upon Anthologies is looking for people to announce the cover reveal of their upcoming anthology. Also, if you blog and want an ARC in November, go to http://onceuponanthologies.com/join-our-street-team-2/ to get on their list. The stories are paranormal romance based but include 3 novelettes. There's some historical fantasy involved as well. The total word count will be around 100k, so lots of stories and maybe new to you authors. Thanks! 😍

wanderinglynn Very cool! I just submitted my form. 😀 9mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @wanderinglynn YAYYYYY! Thanks! 9mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Once Upon Anthologies is giving away a 1 year subscription to Faerie Magazine. A second winner will receive a print copy of their Outlander issue! Must be a newsletter subscriber to win. You can sign up at OnceUponAnthologies.com.

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I've been MIA lately! I'm the editor for Once Upon Anthologies, an imprint that hopes to release several short story collections in the paranormal/urban fantasy and mythological/fairytale retelling genres. I've been hard at work and it's just beginning 😬This is a book box OUA plans to offer through their Kickstarter that will take place in October. If you'd like more info, visit onceuponanthologies.com & join the newsletter. Lots of exclusives!

Avanders 😳😳😳 Heading over right now! 9mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @Avanders Aw, thanks!!! ❤️ 9mo
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This month's selections 😍Right up my alley.

2BR02B These were my choices too! 🙌 9mo
CharissaWeaksAuthor @2BR02B So good! I'm excited. 9mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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This audio is ❤️❤️❤️

azulaco I saw her give a reading yesterday! Unfortunately not enough cash to snag the book, but I‘m high on the library list. 10mo
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Next listen :)

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