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Sunshine Somerville

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Sunshine Somerville is a Science Fantasy author who loves blending genres. She has a degree in English Literature and self-published her first book at the ripe old age of nine.  Originally from the beachy side of Michigan, she now lives in the Detroit area with her husband, two fur babies, and one human daughter. 
The Kota Series is a Science Fantasy epic based on youthful obsessions with X-Men, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Dark Angel, and A Wrinkle in Time.
The Alt-World Chronicles is an Urban Fantasy series inspired by weird recurring dreams, a brainstorming session in the shower, and one ridiculously hot summer lived in Kansas City.
A Fairly Fairy Tale is Sunshine’s first Middle Grade Fantasy book. She got the idea from her family’s
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Sunshine Somerville These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my …more
These characters and the overall plot has all been in my head forever, so the basic story part was quite easy to write and just plain fun.
However, my series has a mystery element to it, so the trickiest thing was figuring out what to reveal when. In each book, you learn a little bit more about the virus/treatment (along with the light/dark allegory), so the hardest thing was deciding how to pace revealing all of that.
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The Kota (Kota #1)

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Alterni

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The Woman of the Void (The ...

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A Fairly Fairy Tale

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The Ebonite and Her Earthli...

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Today I’d like to welcome John C. Adams, horror and fantasy author of Souls for the Master, Aspatria, and Dagmar of the Northlands. Can you give us your quickest description of your books? My latest fantasy novel is called Dagmar of the Northlands, but really it’s everyone’s story. Dagmar is only one in a cast... Continue Reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Dagmar of the Northlands
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An epic-length book, this story is filled with fantastical lands, intriguing characters, and a complex history of kingdoms and gods. I really enjoyed the vivid imagery and excellent characterization of both the heroes and villains. The plot itself bu ...more
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I really enjoyed the pace of this book as the characters mostly stay in the same setting for the whole story. The earlier books have explored a lot and met many new characters - which has been great - but the revelations in this chapter of the overal ...more
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I enjoyed the earlier books in this series, and this one did not disappoint. The mystery “who dunnit” aspect to the story keeps the suspense building, and you feel exhausted right along with Dahlia. I enjoyed the side characters as they were given mo ...more
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Hexen's Binding by J. Kowallis
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Great sequel. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters. There’s not a lot of action in this book, but the emotional journey is a good one.
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Great sequel. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters. There’s not a lot of action in this book, but the emotional journey is a good one.
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Dystopian YA fiction often has something to say about our current society or mankind in general, and this book did a great job of illustrating several different evils. The leaders in this dystopia rule by keeping the populace ignorant and af
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It’s always a good sign when I stay up way too late reading a book. I’m a sucker for great mythology mixed into a story, and this book went above and beyond my expectations as I read more and more. Great characters, great mystery, great action and ma ...more
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Reflections on a Generous Generation by Michael R. Stern
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What a wonderful tribute not only to a beloved father but also an entire generation. I loved how much history and context was packed into this record of one man’s lifetime. The stories and pictures add so much depth and humanity. The historical break ...more
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“We should look for the light, the good, the grace of Heaven wherever it might be, even admist the filth we are so quick to judge beneath us. We cannot assume we are the arbiters of righteousness. We don't shape Heaven; Heaven shapes us. Nor do we shape Hell.”
Sunshine Somerville, Zenith Prophecies

“Just as we are given the freedom to choose evil, so we are given the freedom to choose good. Free will can bring us to dust as a species, but it can also bring us to redemption.”
Sunshine Somerville, The Kota

“I've always thought it's unfair how people view night as a cold thing of death. I've always looked at night as a thing of forgiveness. 'Night as a cool, covering blanket that erases whatever wrongs were committed during the day and gives us a pause before starting anew.”
Sunshine Somerville, Pharmakon

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“I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

“Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes.”
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“When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.”
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“You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
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“You are not permitted to kill a woman who has wronged you, but nothing forbids you to reflect that she is growing older every minute.”
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Sunshine Somerville Kevis wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite, Sunshine."

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