Is it February already?!

I’m giving away a paperback of The Woodcutter by Kate Danley! I very much enjoyed this book last year, and I hope you will too! Click here.

Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity.

The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the River God, the Woodcutter begins his hunt, searching for clues in the whispering dominions of the enchanted unknown.

But quickly he finds that one murdered maiden is not the only nefarious mystery afoot: one of Odin’s hellhounds has escaped, a sinister mansion appears where it shouldn’t, a pixie dust drug trade runs rampant, and more young girls go missing. Looming in the shadows is the malevolent, power-hungry queen, and she will stop at nothing to destroy the Twelve Kingdoms and annihilate the Royal Fae…unless the Woodcutter can outmaneuver her and save the gentle souls of the Wood.

Blending magic, heart-pounding suspense, and a dash of folklore, The Woodcutter is an extraordinary retelling of the realm of fairy tales.

Here’s the giveaway link again.

Late last year, I organized my fiction collection by color, and somewhat to my surprise, I like it! I could see how it would be frustrating if I had to regularly search through them, but all my To-Be-Read books are on a separate shelf in my bedroom, so the ones in the living room are mostly for decoration and occasional reread purposes. It’s not really a problem if I have to spend an extra minute or two looking for something.

I’m delighted to report that I’ve finally had a breakthrough about A Long-Forgotten Song 4 (with the help of my dad, my brain-storming buddy). I’m really excited to start pulling all the threads of this complex story together. If you haven’t read this series yet, it begins with Things Unseen.

Finally, Phoenix Crate (run by yours truly) is featuring The Lady of Kingdoms, the second book in Suzannah Rowntree’s Watchers of Outremer series. I’ve read this second book, but not the first (yet! It’s on the TBR shelf!), and it stands alone very well, although you’ll want to go back and read the first! Plus, isn’t the cover incredible?! I’m looking forward to the third book when it comes out!

As you may be able to tell, I’ve been having fun with Instagram/Bookstagram pictures lately! I don’t think of myself as a photographer, but I do enjoy color. If you’re on Instagram, I’d love to connect there! I’m @CJBrightley, and I also run the @PhoenixCrate page.

Have a wonderful week!