Friday, October 26, 2018

Monster Mash Countdown Blitz Day 11 When Stars Come Out by Scarlett St. Clair

Scarlett St. Clair lives in Oklahoma with her husband. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies and spends a lot of time researching reincarnation, unsolved murders and Greek mythology–all of which made it into her debut novel, When Stars Come Out (Oct 2018).

Anora Silby can see the dead and turn spirits into gold coins, two things she would prefer to keep secret as she tries to lead a normal life at her new school. After all, she didn’t change her identity for nothing.

As it turns out, hiding her weirdness is just one of many challenges. By the end of her first day, she’s claimed the soul of a dead girl on campus and lost the coin. Turns out, the coin gives others the ability to steal souls, and when a classmate ends up dead, there’s no mistaking the murder weapon.

Navigating the loss of her Poppa, her mother’s mistrust, and Roundtable, an anonymous student gossip app threatening to expose her, are hard enough. Now she must find the person who stole her coin before more lives are lost, but that means making herself a target for the Order, an organization that governs the dead on Earth--and they want Anora and her powers for themselves. 

Top Ten List:

1.     Pugs – PUG EVERYTHING!
I have obsession with pugs. I love them and everyone knows it, so everyone buys me pug things. I have so many pug artifacts, my desk at work is COVERED. I love them all. Here are a few gems:

 (Yes, those are pugs painted on a rock, and that is also a knitted pug).

   2.     Wine + Pride and Prejudice Nights
My friend and I like to unwind at the end of a long week by having a glass of wine and watching our favorite Pride and Prejudice movies. Yes, we love the 1995 version and the 2005 version!

3.     Stars
I’m from a small town in Oklahoma. When I moved to the city, I mourned the loss of star-filled skies. Nothing is as beautiful as a night sky in the middle of the country.

   4.     Books (duh)
I love books, obvs. My favorite books of all time are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Below I showcase my collection of LotR. My husband proposed to me with the copy on the right (he had the ring hidden inside) and said, “This book changed your life once, and now it will change your life again.” *faints* The middle set was a gift for our first anniversary. The trilogy on the left was the first LotR copy I was given by my parents.

5.     Purple Hair
I’m a little obsessed with purple hair. I’ve had almost every shade you can imagine and placed in my hair in about every way you can—all over, low lights and highlights. I’m about to do it again, too!

   6.     Traveling
I love to travel. I have been to Ireland, Peru, Italy, London and Paris. Next year, we’re heading to Greece!

7.     Pretty Jewelry
I love pretty jewelry—who doesn’t, right? Here are some gems I recently acquired:

   8.     My writing space
I’ve spent a long time making my writing space cozy so I can focus! It’s one of my favorite places in the house:

9.     Coffee + Sweets
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I love coffee + sweets!  The coffee in the left corner is some sort of sweet potato thing that tastes delicious. I was skeptical at first, but it was a great rec from the barista! The gorgeous cake on the right was made by my friend (who also joins me for Pride and Prejudice and Wine Nights) for mine and my husband’s first anniversary cause she’s the best! Those delicious macaroons are from Whole Foods and I’m obsessed.

I do love me some llamas. I think it started on my trip to Peru with my husband. We bought this fuzzy little llama (pictured below). He started an Instagram account @llamawithwanderlust and we take him on all our trips. It’s pretty hilarious!

Alright, those are some top 10 favorite things! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the pics!


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  1. Very nice to to meet you and that books sounds crazy awesome! Looking forward to reading her.

  2. I wanted to comment on that pride and prejudice ,LOL I also am torn between the two and love watching them more during the Christmas holiday season, along with Emma and a few others. hehe.