The Writer’s Reading Corner – B.B. Morgan #FridayReads #fantasy

Happy Friday and welcome to the first edition of The Writer’s Reading Corner!  Today, B.B. Morgan tells us how Sarah J. Maas inspired her to write a new fantasy series.  I’ve had this book in my TBR for a looong time – after reading this, I’m thinking I need to bump it up the list.

 

I started reading Throne of Glass on a Thursday afternoon. I finished it on Friday. Too impatient to wait to get to the library for the second, I bought the ebook of Crown of Midnight. I finished it on Saturday night. I proceeded to read the next three books (Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms) within a week and a half. I have never been so captivated by a book that I couldn’t sleep.

I loved everything about the series – the writing, the characters, the setting, the plot, the story. At first, I felt jealous because Sarah J. Maas had written a much better fantasy novel that I will ever write, but the series inspired me to revise a rough outline for a fantasy novel I’ve been tossing around for a while. I’ve since written the first book, and I’m again in love. To think, if I hadn’t picked up Throne of Glass, I wouldn’t have written it.

Maas reminded me of what I love about fantasy. The exciting new worlds, fantastic characters, magic, exploration, adventure, romance, thieves, and assassins – I love it all. I also love how she folded such an enthralling sense of romance throughout a series. Because of Throne of Glass, I’ll read anything Sarah J. Mass writers. My current read is a book she provided a blurb for, and I’m loving it.

While my fantasy series that Throne of Glass inspired won’t be out for a while, I’m gearing up for the release of the third installment in my Devil’s Blood series, The Fancy House. While it’s not as cool as Throne of Glass (what is?) I am proud of the book that I produced. It’s due out March 16, 2018. My working summary is:

On the upper east city of Belle City, the Fancy house sits empty. Locals claim it’s haunted. When a call takes Malone inside the house, she finds the ghost of a dead girl, and something else – something much worse. While sorting through the mysteries of the Fancy house, Malone is tasked with finding Sylvester, by infiltrating the thieves’ guild under a false identity. Ghosts, thieves, and sounds underneath old floorboards – one wrong step, and it’s over.

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16 thoughts on “The Writer’s Reading Corner – B.B. Morgan #FridayReads #fantasy

  1. I love when a book or series sucks you in so thoroughly you disappear into it for days. It sounds as if Throne of Glass and the books that followed were a great inspiration as well as making a good tale.

    The Fancy House sounds great as well. I love the title and anything with an old house immediately sparks my interest. Best wishes to B. B. Morgan.

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  2. I’ve heard so much about Sarah Maas books and now much read them! I love getting inspired by the work of other writers. Great guest post, B. B. and good luck with your coming release. This series is going to be fun reading, Teri. Thanks 🙂

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