Happy spring, everyone. Or happy autumn to some of you.
I love spring! Especially after that nasty cold spell that swept the entire continent! Seeing my gardens emerge from snow feels like a promise on the verge of fulfillment. They look dead, but they are loaded with life. True enough, when Minnesota does this in early March, it’s usually a tease, but my apple and maple trees are convinced enough to bud.
This is my favorite object lesson from nature. Things look bad? Oh, it’s time to grow again. Circumstances less than perfect? Grow anyway! Spring blizzard? Uh…grow tomorrow. Today, curl up with hot cocoa and a book.
Here is one that I recently enjoyed: Call Me Dragon by Marc Secchia.
If you’ve been with me long, you know a book has to have rich characters for me to recommend it. This one really delivers. By the end, you will know what it feels like to be a dragon beset by a snarky princess and challenges that even a human can relate to.
Better yet, the fantasy and fairy tale tropes are turned sideways with two characters who refuse to fit the stereotypes. It had me laughing so many times. It also kept me up way too late, because the adventure and excitement really build up at the end. This book is the first in a series, but it has a satisfying conclusion of its own. You can find the ebook here. It’s also available in Kindle Unlimited and audio. The next book, I Am Dragon, releases on March 14th.
For all of you voracious readers, here is a giveaway. It has over 160 stories to choose from. You are free to download as many as you like.