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H.L. Burke

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Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets
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H.L. Burke Oh wow, I just assumed no one knew where The Dalles was, but yeah, I took a lot of inspiration from not just Wasco County but all over the Pacific Nor…moreOh wow, I just assumed no one knew where The Dalles was, but yeah, I took a lot of inspiration from not just Wasco County but all over the Pacific Northwest. Regone, my the kingdom where Dragon's Curse takes place, is a name I came up with messing with the letters in Oregon (just replaced one O with an E), but I gave Regone the easy foothills and forests of my hometown while Westshire, their neighbors, is more mountainous and heavily wooded, like the Mt Hood National Forest. Most notably in Dragon's Bride we travel to the Dragon Queen's lair which is in the horseshoe shaped crater of an extinct volcano on the shores of a lake (ie Mt. St. Helens)..(less)
H.L. Burke Right now I'm torn three ways between final draft edits of Dragon's Rival, middle ground drafts for the book after Dragon's Rival (the title is a spoi…moreRight now I'm torn three ways between final draft edits of Dragon's Rival, middle ground drafts for the book after Dragon's Rival (the title is a spoiler), and writing a children's chapter book about a kitten who moves in with a dragon. I love having a kitten for a main character. They're just so full of personality that almost everyone relates to(less)
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Frost, Winter’s Lonely GuardianBook Blurb:

Frost, Winter Guardian and current resident of Boston. For centuries he’s watched over the winter seasons, feeling the steep toll of being in the world yet not being a part of it, of seeing families spend the holidays together, knowing that he can never do the same. He works alone, and time has made his heart grow callous.

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“as a free woman, I retain the right to be ridiculous whenever I wish.”
H.L. Burke, Dragon's Curse

“Besides, who makes all these silly rules?”
H.L. Burke, An Ordinary Knight: A Fairy Cursed Fable

“Forget? No.” Conner frowned. “It has been decades, and I still remember every detail about her: her smell, her touch, the way her voice hummed in my ears. Why would I want to forget any of that? Those memories are my treasures.”
H.L. Burke, Dragon's Rival

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What book would you like to read for our November 2022 Group Read? The theme is Glass.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
YA Fantasy, Action, Competition
 
  22 votes 20.4%

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Contemporary Fiction, Mystery, Ponzi scheme
 
  20 votes 18.5%

 
  15 votes 13.9%

Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Middle Grade, Mystery, Holidays
 
  9 votes 8.3%

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H.L. Burke
Steampunk, Abandoned Mansion
 
  9 votes 8.3%

Snow, Glass, Apples by Colleen Doran
Graphic Novel, Fairy Tale Retelling
 
  9 votes 8.3%

Noon at Tiffany's by Echo Heron
Historical Fiction, Art, Tiffany lamp
 
  7 votes 6.5%

 
  7 votes 6.5%

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
Classic, Fiction, Philosophy
 
  5 votes 4.6%

The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
Epic Fantasy, Prophecy
 
  5 votes 4.6%

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“Love is nature’s way of clouding our common sense so we breed first and ask questions later.”
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