Hello, readers! I am Oceane and I am actively writing four novels. Yay! I'm the kind of person to have lofty, somewhat unattainable goals that I strive to see through. Until I get burnt out... and feel like a failure... and grow apathetic when I actually just need some motivation. Anyone else relate? XD After… Continue reading Why Writing Multiple Novels Can Be Overwhelming… But Rewarding
Hello all! I'm excited to share some news with you all today, and that is that there will be a novella in the Rose's War series! As of now, there has just been Rose's Wrath and the unnamed sequel, but I'm including a novella from Pan's POV! When I first started writing Rose's Wrath, I… Continue reading Novella Announcement!
Hey all! Oceane here. As someone who is just beginning to figure out her own self-publishing journey, I've come to realize one thing that all self-publishers should know: Editing is extremely important! Maybe you already know this, maybe you don't, but it is important to understand. I myself have gone back and forth on whether… Continue reading Why Editing is So Important For Self-Publishers
Goodness! It has been quite a while since I last sat down to write a blog post. Between camp, a broken finger, and editing my novel, life has just gotten crazy. So I'm now taking the opportunity to delve into what's been going on in my life. First, my novel! It is almost done being… Continue reading Inside the Life of a Crazy Writer
Verre is probably my favorite character in Crown of Roses. She's someone who is dark, violent, but also has a human side that is surprising to some. This chapter is in her POV, so hopefully you enjoy! It was time. While the planning had taken two weeks, the royal ball had offered the perfect occasion.… Continue reading Crown of Roses: Chapter Two Excerpt
I think I've found a new favorite. Never did I think I would say that a book about racing flesh-eating horses would earn five stars, but, as you can see, it has. Honestly, I have no words, just praise and fangirl squeals. Maggie Stiefvater has a way with words. She turns them into poetry, into… Continue reading The Scorpio Races: A Review
Elaborate title, right? If you couldn't already guess, I'm not a huge fan of romance. Sure, I love a good ship, I will melt a little during an adorable scene, and occasionally I won't roll my eyes at a "first kiss." But the thing is, romance in books today is sadly lacking in quality. Instead… Continue reading Three Ways to Improve the Romance in Your Novel… From a Non-romantic Writer
It's here, folks! The official cover for Crown of Roses! I am super excited to finally be sharing this with you all! So, without further ado... *drumroll* Copyright © Oceane McAllister Copyright © Oceane McAllister I personally love the cover, though it is simple. Also, Crown of Roses will be published sometime in summer of… Continue reading Crown of Roses Cover Reveal