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Reading: ACOWAR (Maas)

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

Streaming (&crying)

Update: I'm powering through season 4 and crying at literally every episode.
I'm still only on season 2.... or maybe 3? I'm behind but I love this show so much and it always inspires me to just be a better person. When I'm feeling down and need a pick me up, Queer Eye is what I turn on. Or if I want to look at Antoni. 😉

Listening to

Latest Release

Pack your bags, you’re going to Palm Springs! Follow along as James takes Natalie on her first family vacation to meet his mother, the elusive Cordelia van Wysen Fitzgerald, and introduce her to a slice of the ultra-glamorous world they inhabit – now her world, too. 

Throughout the trip Natalie questions her place within her newly formed family, trying to walk a fine line between friend and sorta-mother to James’s almost preteen daughter. A series of events has her questioning what she wants now that she is fully entrenched in his world before an unexpected announcement changes everything, including what she thought their future would look like together.

You’ll forgive the tiny cliffhanger once you read what comes before it.

Palm Springs, the twelfth in the Bidden Series, picks up following the events of CONTESTED HEART. Fans of Natalie and James in particular will definitely not want to miss out! 

Check out the rest of the Bidden series!

Crystal Cierlak

Hello and happy August! If this is your first time visiting, welcome! I’m really terrible at greetings and biographies and profiles in general, so I’ll start by introducing myself: I’m Crystal Cierlak* and I write and publish books. Romance books. And some fantasy/sci-fi. I basically write what I want to read. Which is varied, but in general I’ve stuck with Romance. If you’ve found your way here to my site because you’ve read the Bidden series, or you’ve gone through the #drama of Nick and Layla, or you read something published under my pseudonym, Lauren Bolt, then from the bottom of my heart I thank you for supporting my work! I hope you enjoy the content I’ve created for you here (especially the hidden content – explore the site to find it). 

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Technically, Crystal Cierlak is also my pseudonym. You may see me refer to myself as Crystal Parker as well.
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