Top 5 Fantasy Book Picks – January 2019

For this month’s pick we have a variety of demons, vampires, dragons and more. Check out these top 5 great sci-fi, urban fantasy and fantasy picks for January 2019.

1) No Rest For The Vengeful

Book 2 of the series Counterstriker’s Revenge by Ian Worrall

Join Melissa as she makes the decision to finish the mission that she started or to confront her greatest enemy.

2) The Modest Proposal Institute: A YA Dystopian Novel

First book in the series Modest Institute by Paul James

Can two school rivals put aside their differences to prove that humanity is worth saving?

3) Dragon Between Worlds

Prequel to the Divide Series by T.E. Bradford

Like all evil villians they’ve started out as young and innocent. Follow Cyril on his journey and discover what turned him towards the dark side.

4) Mortality Bites

First book in the series Mortality Bites by Ramy Vance

Meet Kat. She’s an ex-vampire. All she wanted was to resume her normal mundane human life. Little did she know that she was about to be pulled back into the supernatural drama she thought she left behind.

5) Hoodwinked

First book of The Demon Exchange series by Beth Hendrix

Poor Gwen Taylor. She never asked for what was happening to her. Now she has to learn to balance the good and evil that was warring within her mind or be doomed to become one of the creatures that she hunts.

Tune in next month, February 2019, for the top 5 fantasy book picks that will involve hot and steamy romance.

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!!

Goodbye 2018.


Hello 2019!!

It’s a brand new year and of course new goals are in order.

What does Charmed Embers Publications have planned for you this year, 2019?

First, I would like to announce that this blog for 2019 is going to be far more busy than it was in 2018.  You’re guaranteed that each week there will be new content on this site.

So, what’s the schedule?

I’m so glad that you asked for I’m super excited to announce the following awesome posts that will hopefully be happening on a weekly and bi-weekly basis.

Here’s the monthly itinerary:

✧・゚: *✧・゚:* MONDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Mondays are the doldrums when it comes to the start of the week. Which is why I feel that it would be best if we kick off with an inspirational post that starts with a quote from a well known person. I will give my spin on what I think it means and will encourage you to add what you think as well.


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* TUESDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Tuesdays will be set aside for announcements, events that you can attend on Facebook and in real life, upcoming book releases, sales on current books and book tours.


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* WEDNESDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Wednesdays are for the Top 5 Urban Fantasy Books (first Wednesday of every month), the book that I’m currently reading, book reviews and if we have time then an author interview (last Wednesday of every month).


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* THURSDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Thursdays will be set aside for miscellaneous posts such as shared short stories, story related posts such as maps / notes/ spells or even characters.


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* FRIDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Fridays… ah Fridays. This day I’m most particularly excited about for it will be the day that I will post a chapter from my debut series MerWere Saga. The MerWere Saga is about a mermaid and an average American teenage boy. Fun drawings will accompany the story posts.

Dustin is your average American teenager who works at the carnival for his summer job. Little does he know that his life is about to change in a big way.

Shimmer, the mermaid, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time got bitten by a werewolf. Every full moon she turns into a wereshark. She has to figure out a way to get rid of the curse before she ends up hurting her friends and family.

Join Shimmer and Dustin, every Friday, as they deal with their teenage life problems such as school, bullies, families while they also deal with other evil paranormal stuff too.


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* SATURDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Saturdays are for Creature Features. These will be a bi-weekly post featuring various creatures from myth, fantasy and sci-fi universe. Each post will have fun drawings to illustrate each creature and their unique abilities.


✧・゚: *✧・゚:* SUNDAYS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Sundays will be a rest day… sort of. On this day the newsletter will go out to all subscribers with a roundup summary of that week’s posts.

In conclusion…

As you can see 2019 is going to be jam packed with lots of stuff. I hope that you will enjoy the content that is planned for this year. 2019 is going to be AWESOME!!

On a side note I would like to let you know that I do plan on finishing up and releasing books 2, 3, 4 and 5 for the Mystical Mishaps Series for this year, 2019. Also for CLICK Series my goal is to release books 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well. It’s a hefty goal and I hope to accomplish it. It can be done if I’m deligent about my time.

Let’s go 2019!! Woooooo!!!



Why Supernatural Stories Are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

I would be lying if I said that I didn’t like supernatural stories.

I’m not talking about the hit show Supernatural but stories that ARE supernatural.

Supernatural stories are my bread and butter when I want to read something in the fantasy realm. There’s nothing like a good chill of something out of the ordinary.

Before we go any further let’s define what supernatural is…

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary the term supernatural (which is an adjective) is defined as:

1: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially: of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil
2a: departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature
2b: attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit)

“Supernatural.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster,

In regards to Wikipedia, supernatural is explained as:

The supernatural is that which exists (or is claimed to exists), yet cannot be explained by the laws of nature. Examples often include characteristics of or relating to ghosts, angels, gods, souls and spirits, non-material beings, or anything else considered beyond nature like magic, miracles, etc.
“Supernatural.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 6 July 2018,

What’s my definition of supernatural?

Things that are unexplained. That what may seem impossible is possible with the right mindset.

Or my personal favorite definition… something out of the ordinary that seems magical.

So, why are supernatural stories the best thing since sliced bread?

It’s an opinion, really. If you ask any die-hard fan of supernatural stories they’ll tell you their reasons why they think they’re the best.

For me? I like the idea that there is more than what we know of in our world. That there’s a magical aspect or twist to our own reality and that all that we currently see is the surface… like the surface of the water and there’s tons more going on underneath. It is up to us to dive on down and take a peek at what’s going on below… if we dare.

Oh… you want concrete reasons?

  1. Mystical, Mythological and other creatures do exist – such as werewolves and vampires ~ Hello! Edward and Jake!
  2. Magic is possible
  3. An alternate spin on our reality ~ it makes us rethink what is real
  4. Transports you to another world, time or dimension where you can escape your usual everyday life for a little bit
  5. There’s nothing like getting chills from something that could be possible
  6. Without supernatural you would never have gotten stories like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Dresden Files or even the Mercy Thompson series
  7. They give us hope and spark our imaginations

Those are my reasons for why Supernatural Stories are Better than Sliced Bread.

Do you agree? Do you have more to add to the list?

In conclusion…

Supernatural stories will always be my go to genre when it comes to finding a new story to read. They may all end up being the same story lines but the characters will always bring something new to the table. It’s the characters that I like reading about and seeing how they vanquish the obstacles that stand before them.

It’s the magic of the unique characters and how they interact in a world where the impossible happens and creatures of the night exist.