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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: Ink Blossom (Ink Blossom 1)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: Ink Blossom (Ink Blossom 1)

“Oh, my love, don’t lose me now,
Come and find me, come and look
for me in this maze of pumpkins,
Yes, of pumpkins and rattling bones”

 

 

Dear seasonal devils,

About a year ago today the idea for a story about the Land of Autumn and a devil and a girl came to me, about 9 months ago I began writing this tale on a cold, windy day in January… and now, today, we’re here to celebrate the official release of Ink Blossom, the very first book in the brand-new paranormal romance Ink Blossom series which starts off a tale of fallen leaves, ink, finding out where you belong, and romance ❤️❤️

Let’s start with some links so you can find your preferred store and format…~

 

Ink Blossom is available in ebook edition for FREE on:

Amazon/Apple Books *universal link
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

*note: currently, on September 20th, Ink Blossom is not yet free at Amazon and priced at 0.99; I’m working to change that 😉

Ink Blossom is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

• Ink Blossom (Ink Blossom #1)

All her life, Gwyn has lived in a land suspended in eternal autumn—but her heart calls out to the Land of Spring. Leaves don’t fall when she’s around; they flourish instead, and cherry blossoms follow in her wake.

The only way to leave the Land of Autumn, is by having the devil of the Ink Lake accept your offering—the very devil who steals Other Season Girls to feast on their bones—and only then, he will allow a soul to leave his season.

But no one’s offering has ever been accepted.
Except for Gwyn’s.
Yet still, Autumn is trapping her and she cannot leave.

Desperate to escape, Gwyn attracts the attention of a being she should not, and when her path crosses that of the devil’s, he’s nothing she thought he would be.

Beautiful. Soft-spoken.
A broken man haunted by nightmares and guilt and death.

Gwyn has a choice to make. To either remain trapped forever.
Or to risk it all and free the devil from his cage.

 


 

As I said before, the idea for Ink Blossom came to me in September 2021 — and it was October, in the midst of the spooky Halloween festivities, that the very first words for this story came to me: “Oh, my love, don’t lose me now/Come and find me, come and look/for me in this maze of pumpkins/Yes, of pumpkins and rattling bones”.

That’s where it all began, and so those were the first words I copied and pasted from my brainstorm document over to the first draft of the manuscript in January 2022 — and once I started writing this story, once I met and shook Gwyn’s hand, got to know her friends, and at last, crossed paths with the Autumn devil… that’s when I fell head over heels with this tale and world.

I hope it will feel the same to you, and that you’ll feel yourself transported to another realm while reading my newest book 🙂 Please enjoy Ink Blossom, and look forward to its sequels that will release in 2022/2023~

Thanks so much for reading my books ❤️

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Shore of Him (The Sea of Her 6)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Shore of Him (The Sea of Her 6)

The sea has sent Leilani and Keanu back to Hibiscus Island.
This is where it all began. And where it all will end.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

At last, the time has come. Today is the official release of The Shore of Him, the sixth and final book in The Sea of Her series ❤️

The Shore of Him is a book filled with romance and courage and desperation, as the story draws to an emotional conclusion…

 

The Shore of Him is available in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Shore of Him is available in paperback edition for $11.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

• The Shore of Him (The Sea of Her #6)

The sea has sent Leilani and Keanu back to Hibiscus Island.
This is where it all began. And where it all will end.

They soon become the people’s hope for defeating the false Queen poisoning their ocean, their island, and even their children, but Leilani and Keanu both know that this battle is different from the one they fought against the Twins.

This has become a war.
One they cannot hope to win on their own.

But even as familiar and unexpected allies arrive, Leilani and Keanu soon realize nothing is as it seems, and that they’ll have to look with more than their eyes in order to see through the games that are played and the masks that are worn.

As Yuka opens the hunt for the fourth Ocean Spirit in order to prevent Leilani and Keanu from awakening him, time is quickly slipping as shadows gather between the walls of the fallen castle where he resides.

Even with their pasts and true identities unraveled, Leilani and Keanu both still have demons to conquer and choices to make.

It brings them closer and deepens their love—
but will it last, will the outcome to this war bind them together forever… or tear them apart instead?

 


 

Writing The Shore of Him was quite a ride. To be honest, at first I was actually a little hesitant to start working on the book. Not because I didn’t have plenty of ideas — but rather because of the ideas that were already in place. I knew this book would be a roller coaster of emotions to work on… and it was even worse than I expected! 😉 I always feel emotionally connected to my characters in each and every book I write (if not, I know something’s fundamentally wrong with the story and I start from scratch), and I’ve become a little misty-eyed while writing certain scenes before, but this book has literally made me cry. After I wrote down the final words, I was a true Weeper of Tears, and felt a little lost for an entire week afterwards.

But, I’ve made it through the editing stages without emotionally breaking down again, so I think I’ve recovered well! 😀

I hope you will all enjoy this conclusion to Leilani’s and Keanu’s story. And if you do end up crying, I apologize, and I sincerely hope you will like this ending I have chosen for them ❤️

Thank you all so much for reading my stories 🙂

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 😀

 

— Lynn

 

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OFFICIAL COVER REVEALS & RELEASE DATES: The Sea of Her 5 and 6 | the final books

OFFICIAL COVER REVEALS & RELEASE DATES: The Sea of Her 5 and 6 | the final books

Dear Weepers of Pearls and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

At last, the time has come for me to reveal the final two covers in The Sea of Her series: book 5 THE PEARLS OF HER and book 6 THE SHORE OF HIM ❤️

Those of you who have read and finished book 4 have most probably already seen the cover for book 5 as it’s announced in the back, and the cover has been out there on Goodreads for a couple of months now — but today marks its official reveal and that of the very final book in the series, which hasn’t been shown anywhere before 😉

 

Leilani’s and Keanu’s battle against false Kings and Queens in order to save the ocean continues in book 5, and comes to a grand finale in book 6 — but there is more for them to fight against but the curse that has been poisoning the sea for so long: as their pasts and true identities unravel more and more, they both have demons to conquer and choices to make. It brings them closer and deepens their love—but will it last, will this war bind them together forever… or tear them apart instead?

 

Ready for the covers to be revealed?

You’d better be, because here they come!:

 

 

 

Personally, I’m so happy with my designer’s work and how the final covers came out ❤️ I’m having a hard time believing this journey with Leilani and Keanu is almost coming to an end; it’s been a year now that I began working on it, and I still remember those first few weeks of dipping my toes into this tale and meeting them both. It’s making me rather nostalgic, actually.

Sorry. Emotional writer’s brain talking. Moving on:

 

Release dates (mark your calender!)

• THE PEARLS OF HER releases on March 15th in ebook and paperback

• THE SHORE OF HIM releases on June 21st in ebook and paperback

 

Please look forward to these final two installments of The Sea of Her 🙂

Feel free to leave a comment down below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also reach out to me on social media, or through email ( contact(at)lynnrobin.com )~

 

— Lynn

 

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Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Author Interview over at M.S. Wordsmith | A Little Bit About Me

Dearest Sleepwalkers, Monster Kissers, and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

This week is starting off strong, as today I am featured over at the blog of M.S. Wordsmith with a very fun interview in which I share some things about me, tell about my writing process, and talk about my favorite authors and books!

 

Read the interview here~

 

Well, that is it for me! I’m going back to work, as this week I will be very busy preparing THE DEEP OF HIM (The Sea of Her #4) for its release on December 21st. Only a few weeks left until the story of Leilani and Keanu continues — and let me tell you, in this book their journey is taking them to dark, dark places…

— Lynn

 

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NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

NEW RELEASE | OUT NOW: The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her 3)

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.

 

 

Dear Weepers of Pearls & Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Months are going by fast, time is running, sprinting, rushing on, and here we are, in the final week of October — which means that today, on the 26th, we’re celebrating the release of The Tide of Her, book 3 in The Sea of Her series, a Paranormal Romance in a tropical ocean setting ❤️

Leilani and Keanu have fled to Cosmos Island, where they live in secret for they can’t let anyone find them. Meanwhile, Leilani is trying and failing to get much-needed answers from the sea, and Keanu keeps his eyes fixed on the shadows, constantly afraid that his past will soon catch up to him…

 

The Tide of Her is available as in ebook edition for $4.99 on:

Amazon
Kobo
Barnes&Noble
Google Play
Smashwords

 

The Tide of Her is available in paperback edition for $10.99 on:

Amazon

 

 

Watch the official book trailer:

 

 

• The Tide of Her (The Sea of Her #3)

The Twins are gone.
Leilani and Keanu have taken the Crown.
And they can’t let anyone find them.

The forces of the sea are keeping them on Cosmos Island, where they try hard not to get noticed and live their new life in secret, while keeping the Crown safe and out of anyone’s reach.

But Keanu sees danger in every face and every gesture, and Leilani is trying but failing to get answers from the sea. She has no idea what is expected from her, no idea where she’s supposed to go, what she’s supposed to do.

Or where to find the King of the Ocean.

Then Leilani and Keanu meet an enigmatic woman, who claims to have all the answers they need—but it soon appears to come at a cost which neither Leilani and Keanu are sure they can pay, especially when it seems that while Leilani is growing stronger, Keanu only grows weaker and weaker still.

The King is lost.
A curse is unleashed.
Leilani’s identity is unraveled.
And Keanu’s past is watching them from the shadows.


 

The Tide of Her marks the first half of the entire series, and it was such an intense book to write. On the one hand, the story slowed down and I got to explore the relationship between Leilani and Keanu and add some more details to the overall world-building, while on the other, the pace drastically picks up near the end and I finally got to write some scenes that were in my head ever since I began working on book 1 at the start of this year.

Without giving away any spoilers, let’s just say that Leilani’s and Keanu’s journey is still far from over, and that they’ll have to face many more challenges.

Book 4, The Deep of Him, will release soon in eBook and paperback on December 21st!

Once more, thanks to all my readers who are supporting this series, and with that I mean both who leave wonderful reviews, as well as the quiet ones who I know are out there, even if we don’t speak (just know that you can drop me a message anytime you want!) 😉 Thank you~

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me on my blog, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! Also, I’d appreciate it if you’d consider adding the book to your Goodreads and/or on BookBub! 🙂

 

— Lynn

 

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HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part two

I held my breath, terrified to make a sound.

I did not know how I got here: lying on my stomach on the floor, under a bed which I first thought was my own… but this was not my room.

Something moved in the shadows and I flinched, but then grew perfectly still as I caught the shimmer of eyes watching me, wide and scared.

Other children.

I was not alone.

Several of us were hiding here, under the bed and with nowhere else to go.

My heart pounding, I dipped my head a little lower and peeked out from my hiding place, finding a room with a gray carpet, gray desks placed alongside the gray walls, a gray chair upon which sat… a man, wearing a gray suit, yet not a gray top hat — no, that one was black, a hue so utterly dark that it would never be able to catch a ray of light.

The man was tall. Unusually thin. He reminded me of a scarecrow.

Of a skeleton.

He was motionless, and I released a shuddering breath, and—

Whirling around, he turned on his chair.

The man had no face.

It was white, simply white, an empty sheet, pale flesh without features, and yet…

And yet, I knew he could see me.

 

Greetings scaredy-cats and and horror-fanatics, and welcome to the second part of my 2021 Halloween blog post series, “When I Used to Dream Nightmares”! 🎃

 

As I told you all in the previous post, when I was 5 or 6 years old, I went through a phase in which I was often terrorized by pretty horrific nightmares, and the one above is one of the few which I still vividly remember.

To be honest, even at 29, I still think this one is pretty disturbing.

While my nightmare of the Skeleton Dragon was a recurring dream that plagued me about two or three times, this was — thankfully — a standalone, so the Faceless Man only visited me once. The nightmare was just as I described it above, yet somehow, I had all this knowledge while I was in the dream, and I knew this creepy guy stole children from their parents and then just kept them in that room. Which makes hiding from him seem like a pointless thing, I guess, but that’s just the way dreams work, right? They often don’t make sense, and neither do your actions. I just figure that the other children and I simply did not want the Faceless Man to see us.

But, what did he want from us? Would he eat us? Lock us up somewhere?

I never got an answer to that, since the dream stopped the moment his face turned toward me, and luckily I woke up in my own bed, in my own room, with no terrifying intruders present.

Yet that is exactly what has been intriguing me as I got older: how often does it happen that a nightmare stops at the exact moment that something truly creepy would happen? To me, that is always the case.

Which is why today, I’d like to talk a little about the power of suggestion — or rather, the horror of it.

 

Now then, let’s be honest: what is often worse? The idea of something terrible happening, or actually going through it?

In my experience it is the first.

Like back at high school, when I had to give a presentation before my teacher and classmates, I used to be so terribly nervous it made me feel sick. Yet when I was actually standing there, doing it, I often forgot all about my nerves and it turned out not to be that bad.

The same goes for watching a horror movie (what?)! Often the first half is the scariest for me, when inexplicable things happen — when objects move, but you don’t see what has touched it. When there are sounds and moans at night, but you never see what is making them. When the camera shows you that something is watching the protagonists, but you never get to see what it is.

Then, usually, during the climax of the movie you get to see this horrific monster or dreadful ghost that usually, for me, breaks the spell and takes away all fear, because somehow, actually seeing the devil isn’t as scary as not seeing it while knowing it is there.

Personally, I always like to add this to my own stories — I don’t write ghost tales (maybe I will one day, though!) so I can’t get away with keeping the demon invisible, but I do like to build up the tension in a scene first. Like I did in the prologue of INSOMNIA, when Jodi is playing with her dog and he disappears into the field of the farm, out of her sight. She can hear he gets hurt, but doesn’t know what is going on. Once she finds her dog, he turns out to be wounded and bleeding.

And then the sun sets, a shadow falls over her, and she knows, she senses something is behind her.

For me, the idea of a situation like this simply fills me with dread; not being able to see what is there, yet knowing that something is lurking behind you, wanting to hurt you.

Writing the part of that scene that comes after, of Jodi being attacked by the Nightprowler, was still pretty terrifying for me to write — but I do think one should never underestimate the power of suggestion, and how much scarier it is than when a character faces off with the actual monster.

 

But, that is just my opinion! What do you think? Is the mere suggestion of something scarier, or do you  dread the part that comes after, the actual showdown with whatever devil is haunting the story? I’m really interested to know how others think about this, so please leave me a comment down below! Who knows, I might learn something from it as a storyteller 😉

 

This concludes part two — which is also the final one! Thanks so much for reading everyone; please feel free to reach out to me 😀

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

May your dreams be filled with lovely nightmares…

 

(Oh, and… don’t forget to listen closely for the sounds in your house at midnight. Who knows what you might hear — yet will never find…?)

 

— Lynn

 

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HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part one

HALLOWEEN 2021: when i used to dream nightmares | part one

The rough texture of the rocky floor scraped against my feet, and heat pressed down on my skin.

All around me, the world was burning.

From the corners of my vision, I saw the walls to my left and right pulse in the rhythm of a heartbeat; the walls seemed to be made of both stone and fire, the red-glowing magma oozing heat, heat, so much heat, and a wicked kind of darkness that tangled in my chest and made the air in my lungs heavy and suffocating.

I did not want to walk on.

Yet I did.

My heart racing, I took a step forward and then another one, emerging from the narrow cave into a larger one, the ceiling so high that all I could see were shadows — that is, if I would look up.

I did not.

For the floor, the walls, my body, everything began to tremble as a deep, thundering roar shook the cave, so loud that it was deafening, the cacophony vibrating in my very bones.

A creature rose from the sea of fire before me, blocking my only path, its eye sockets empty and dark — they were infinite shadows in which I found nothing but emptiness and corruption.

It was a monster.

A devil.

A dragon.

Made of bones.

 

Well, I can imagine by now you are probably wondering: what is this? Is it a new story? Has this crazy author written YET ANOTHER new book?

Nope, I have not, sorry!

This simply is the introduction to my very first Halloweenish blog post of 2021, part one of “When I Used to Dream Nightmares🎃

 

Sometimes I get asked whether I find inspiration in my dreams, and although I sometimes actually do (but that’s for another future blog post), I must say that often my dreams are just plain weird, don’t make any sense, and really are actually pretty mundane.

But that hasn’t always been the case.

As a child, I went through a phase in which I often dreamed nightmares. I think I was about 5 or 6 years old. I had a few of them every week. I don’t remember for how long this went on, and most of the time the nightmares were different, except for this particular one which I kept dreaming for several times.

It was the nightmare of the Skeleton Dragon.

That’s how I came to call it, as this monster must have visited me at night at least three times. I can still remember it so vividly, and it’s exactly as I described it above; suddenly I found myself in a dark, burning cave, where I felt unsafe and simply knew something bad was going to happen. But I couldn’t go anywhere else, and all I could do was walk on.

Then, the dream ended with the dragon rising from the lava and towering over me, roaring and intimidating.

After that, I always woke up, and ran over to my parents’ bedroom.

 

Back then it seriously terrified me and I remember actually being afraid to go to sleep at night, scared for whatever I would dream, even though my parents kept telling me it was just a dream and that it could not hurt me. Yeah, well, what else could they say to me? They couldn’t just pluck this horror scenario out of my head.

Nowadays, however, I find myself intrigued by my dreams from back then. Especially since I was so young, and I don’t recall ever having seen a horror movie at that age (I think I was 9 years old when I saw my first really creepy one).

Although, I think I can see where this Skeleton Dragon nightmare came from: back then, I used to play this game for the Nintendo 64 (yep, I’m talking about the good old 90’s here!), called Yoshi’s Story. There was a particular level in which you had to find your way through a cave and battle against fire spewing bone dragons. And oh wow, how that level terrified me 😅

If you’d like, you can watch a part of it here:

 

To be honest, now I actually think the dragons look quite cute and not very scary at all, but bear in mind that I was no older than 6 years old back then, okay? My dad and sister used to play this level for me, because I wasn’t brave enough.

But after the nightmare kept recurring, one day I was simply sick of it — and so I turned on the N64, inserted the game, sat down, and forced myself to play through the level all on my own; and with that, somehow, I managed to shove my fears aside and before I knew it, I had defeated this terrible creature.

The nightmare never returned after that, not even once.

And that was a turning point for me: that is when my fascination for horror and scary things began.

So in the end, I am grateful for the nightmares I had as a kid, as they were actually filled with fantasy, and simply were a reflection of my wild imagination that was a bit too much to handle for me at first, but then became something I loved and began to feed by playing video games, watching movies, and reading books 🙂

Nightmares aren’t all bad. Some are, in hindsight, pretty awesome.

Or is that just my wicked mind talking?

 

🎃

 

All right, this is it for this week — later this month I will return with part two of “When I Used to Dream Nightmares“, as I’ll tell you guys about a whole other dream as well as the horror of suggestion… and how that often returns in my storytelling 😉

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

May your dreams be filled with lovely nightmares…

 

— Lynn

 

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COVER REVEAL & BOOK RELEASE: The Sea of Her 3 and 4

COVER REVEAL & BOOK RELEASE: The Sea of Her 3 and 4

Dear Weepers of Pearls and Wild Strangers from the Sea,

Today I am officially revealing the covers for THE TIDE OF HER and THE DEEP OF HIM, books 3 and 4 (out of 6) in The Sea of Her series!

Of course, if you’ve read/finished the second book, chances are you’ve already seen the cover for book 3 in the back, as is the case in both the ebook and paperback edition… but I’m officially revealing it nonetheless (please bear with this excited writer). The cover for book 4, however, hasn’t been shown or leaked anywhere yet, so prepare to be surprised! 😉

 

The story of Leilani and Keanu continues in books 3 and 4 of The Sea of Her (Paranormal Romance), as Leilani unravels more and more secrets about her identity, Keanu desperately tries to outrun his past, and together they’ll have to find a way to accept their shared destiny and answer to the ocean’s demands, while trying not to let anyone or anything force them apart and drown their love…

 

And here we go… the cover reveals:

 

 

There they are, in gorgeous vibrant colors that scream ocean and magic ❤️ (screaming in the most pleasant of ways, naturally.)

What do you all think? Personally I totally love them; I think that they fit the previous two covers perfectly, and the color scheme is spot-on for the overall mood in both of the books. I just love that THE DEEP OF HIM feels a bit darker despite the bright shades of blue and purple, because it really fits the storyline, as I talked to you guys about in last week’s blogpost.

 

Release dates (mark your calender!)

• THE TIDE OF HER releases on October 26th in ebook and paperback

• THE DEEP OF HIM releases on December 21st in ebook and paperback

 

I’m looking forward to these releases, since I cannot wait for you all to read these installments of Leilani and Keanu’s story! Hopefully you’re just as excited as I am 😉

 

Please feel free to leave a comment down below, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! You can also reach out to me on social media, or through email ( contact(at)lynnrobin.com )~

 

— Lynn

 

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it was a strange summer

it was a strange summer

Hey there, Sleepwalkers; Monster Kissers; Wild Strangers from the Sea,

It’s me again. I’m back!

As I do every summer, I took a break off writing full time during the months of July and August — meaning, I don’t edit any manuscript or worry about getting them ready for publication; meaning, I usually keep on writing, though more on a casual level, without thinking about all the official stuff that comes with it.

But… this year was different, for some reason.

 

 

Without me realizing, I had kind of worn myself down the months before my summer break, as I’d been writing, editing, planning relentlessly, running to try and catch up with all the tasks I had set out for myself. Somehow, I hadn’t noticed how tired I was — until I forced myself to slow down.

The last couple of months have been strangely lazy and messy at once for me. Lazy, because I just dropped everything after finishing the third book in The Sea of Her series around halfway July, since I just needed to catch my breath and had just had my first COVID vaccination, which affected me more than I expected…

…0r wanted to admit to myself.

Telling myself to stop being a wuss, I just started to run around again, expecting myself to pick up the pace a few days after getting vaccinated, doing workouts and other chores, ignoring how tired it made me feel.

Yeah, well… that was a bad idea. One of the worst I’ve ever had, actually.

To make a long story short (because, really, I have far more interesting stories to share which I’d rather spend thousands of words on 😉 ), I was forced to park my butt on the couch and stop being my disciplined self, because my health was seriously suffering from it and to be honest, that really freaked me out. I just felt so tired, guys, I didn’t feel like me at all!

Also, I had to face reality and finally admit that I was trying to do too much on my own regarding my writing, only to get frustrated with myself for not accomplishing all of the tasks I had set out for myself, simply because there’s only so many hours in a day. This is why I’ve finally accepted some more help to support me in this entire writing adventure of mine, meaning someone will start helping me from now on with tasks such as promoting and also growing my ARC team. (I’ll share some more details soon~)

No worries, I’ll still be present personally on social media and my blog — so, when you’re talking to me, you’ll truly be talking to ME, as always ❤️

 

Anyway, since August I’ve been fully vaccinated after getting my second jab (and I don’t know about you guys, but the side effects from the second one were pretty awful if you ask me, I felt like a zombie for DAYS), but the weeks after I’ve been recovering in sudden, rapid speed — also mentally.

You know what? I’m feeling pretty good now 🙂

I’ve started going for regular walks during the final week of my summer break, which was when summer made a sudden comeback and painted the sky blue and warmed the air. It felt so great to be outside, be in the sun, breathe in some fresh air that smelled like both summer and autumn. This week the weather hasn’t been so spectacular, but that’s fine; I’m simply glad that I feel strong again, not just in body but also in mind.

With this post, I just wanted to give you all an update; although my presence on social media has remained rather steady this summer, I did kind of slack off on this blog. But I’m telling you now that I am back, have sent the third manuscript of The Sea of Her out to my Editing Ninjas for the final round of revisions, and have begun working on the fourth book! 😀

I’m glad to be working again — I mean, playing video games all day is incredibly fun, but… actually doing something, creating something… to me, that’s what life is really about ❤️❤️ Happy to be back!

So, like I said, it was a strange summer. But you know what? I’m more than ready for a wacky autumn 😉

 

Well, that’s it for this week! I’ve got some fun blog posts planned for the next few months, which will be a bit more “upbeat” than this one. (Hopefully it hasn’t been too gloomy and angsty, haha)

How has your summer been? Are you ready for autumn? And, better yet, for Halloween?

(*whispers* And… is it REALLY too soon to start mentioning Christmas…?)

 

— Lynn

 

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Presenting: Insomnia Saga COVER REVEALS

Presenting: Insomnia Saga COVER REVEALS

Dearest Sleepwalkers,

It is time for an exciting Insomnia Saga update! Book 3, ORIGINS, released at the end of May, which means we’re already over halfway through the series.

However, there are still three more books left, which are: The Origins Files, a short story collection that picks up where The Nocturne Files has left off; SOMNUS, the grand finale to Jodi’s and Kay’s story as they face off with Annabelle and Damian for the very last time; and last but not least, The Somnus Files, another short story collection that will be the continuation of the storyline of The Origins Files and, of course, the ending…

I’ve already seen the covers for these three books a few months ago, but now the time to reveal them to you has finally come…

Here they are:

 

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I am SO excited about these — especially the cover for SOMNUS.

ISN’T IT TERRIFYING??

Every time I see it, I actually flinch. I swear. It’s so eerie. And yet, in a way, absolutely beautiful. I’m so proud that this cover has been made for ME, for MY BOOK, for the very finale of the Insomnia Saga, a series I’ve been working on since 2017, first in Dutch, then in English… It’s just so special, and this cover is exactly what I want to tell with the finale ♥️

 

The Origins Files will release in November 2021

SOMNUS and The Somnus Files will release in 2022

 

As always, I will announce the exact release dates as soon as I have more info 😀

 

So, what do you guys think of these covers? Does SOMNUS scare yet lure you in as much as it does me?!?! Let me know in the comments!

 

Do you have any questions? Just have something to say? Please feel free to reach out to me here on my blog — just leave a comment down below —, on social media, or through email ( contact@lynnrobin.com ); I always love hearing from my readers! 🙂

 

— Lynn

 

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