“Fantasy based stories aren’t usually my forte – BUT BOY! Am I sure glad I took a chance on this book!”

Vermin has received another wonderful review!

Fantasy based stories aren’t usually my forte, especially ones that are part of series which are still unwritten/ released – BUT BOY! Am I sure glad I took a chance on this book!

Ardin is an amazing storyteller! Though this is her debut novel, she uses good descriptions of actions taking place, good word choices, and the story flows wonderfully. I can envision the facial reactions of each character as described.

At the beginning, I will admit, I was a bit lost with the amount of characters that were quickly introduced. I found it hard to understand who was talking but that soon passed. I came to understand that it was necessary for the storyline to progress as the characters have different storylines taking place at the same time, eventually leading to one that comes together.

I loved the fact that the back stories of most characters were hidden and revealed along the way as the story progressed. Without giving too much away, I adored slowly finding out about what happened to Roland and his family, and also the history with him and Dianna.
Roland is an interesting character; we get sneak peaks into his past as it unravels. I would say he is the main character and discovering the hidden truths with him is something I hope to continue uncovering as the series progresses.
As readers, we were given just enough information to have us hooked and wanting more. I have many questions which I hope I get answers to in books 2 and…3?

There are many cute/ adorable moments between certain characters that I LOVED reading about. Certain scenes stuck out to me and will stick with me for time to come.
I am heavily invested in ALL of these characters (minus Peter, solely because he annoys me). Each page I turned, and each chapter I finished had me begging for more!

**Ardin, if this series gets dropped, I will be outraged!**

— Author, Lindsey-Anne Pontes

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to post reviews, and who have shared them with me! And no worries, the series won’t be dropped. I’ll be doing an announcement on book two soon, I promise!


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April Novel Update

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April Novel Update

Back in October of 2020 I wrote a post about what real life books the cast of Vermin might have on their bookshelves. It was probably one of my favourite posts to make. I’d love to do a version with modern books, as I tried to choose those that would’ve been published during the time the series takes place. I’ll definitely make time to go through some books and see which ones fit best with which characters.

Book two is going very well editing wise. I was hoping to get through this final bit before the end of the month, but then I realized that the month is ending like…tomorrow! It’s already May!

I’m going to make sure I tidy up these scenes, and make sure I go through and read everything over one final time before I send it off. I over edit…I know that…so I’m thankful that I have an amazing editor who can say “Okay. Enough! It’s good!”

I really need that. I wish I had an editor back when I was in school, because I constantly felt like my work was incomplete, sometimes starting over five or six times. This is why I have my 3 rounds of edits rule. After three times of looking over my work, I will pass it on to the next person.

If you’re like me and find yourself constantly needing to make sure everything is “perfect” I recommend putting a limit on yourself. I find three full edits takes me less time, and allows me to meet my deadlines. Of course, different methods work for different people, but this has definitely made things less stressful.

Please be on the lookout for another giveaway, as there will be more after book two release announcements are made. This will again be held on Goodreads, and I will of course send out reminders to everyone during the duration of the giveaway so that they have an opportunity to enter.

I’m so excited for this second book! Thank you to everyone who has read book one, for being so patient. I’ve loved hearing your thoughts on the series so far, and I love that my characters have resonated with you.

If you’re interested in character themed content, here are some posts you can check out:

Character Bookshelf

Character Interview #4 Rose

And of course, there is also character related content on TikTok @TheVerminSeries.

If you would like to listen to the first chapter of the book for free, you can check it out here on YouTube:

That aside, I’d like to wish you a lovely day. Keep reading, stay hydrated and stay tuned for my review of an upcoming young reader’s book being published by Scholastic. It is absolutely fantastic, and perfect for fans of superheroes, kid’s who love to draw…and anyone that absolutely adores fantasy.


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A Poem for Dianna on TikTok

You can read the full poem here on the blog: A Poem for Dianna.


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When Roland Met Dianna…

Want to win a signed copy of Vermin? You can enter the giveaway on Goodreads in March! The contest opens March 1st, and will run […]

We Have Our Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Vermin giveaway contest on Goodreads! We’re thrilled to announce that we have our four winners, and I personally can’t wait to mail out their books.

Hosting a giveaway always seemed a bit scary to me, but I’m glad I did. I will definitely host another closer to the release of book two, so be on the lookout of that, if you’re interested.

Again, congratulations! I hope you enjoy reading Vermin, and thank you for entering the contest.

Check out what’s on breakeven books magical readathon orilium tbr!

Vermin was featured on Breakeven Books! Which, if you didn’t know already, Erik is one of my favourite Booktubers, I’ve actually featured his channel on my blog before. I’ve added so many books from his recs to my shelves and TBR (Saga and Keepers of the Lost Cities etc…)! I really wanted to send him a copy of the book, and finally reached out. I’m so glad he’ll be reading it for this challenge!

Vermin is going to be used for the Alchemy prompt which is where readers have to read a book with romance in it.

From his list I think I really want to check out Skin of the Sea. It sounds like something I’d enjoy, and the cover is gorgeous! I’m a sucker for pretty covers.

I can’t wait to hear Erik’s thoughts on this one, because it sounds fantastic. I’m also excited for his thoughts on Vermin (also a little nervous because like I said, he’s one of my absolute fave booktubers).

I think I might try out this challenge myself. At the moment, I think the Beast Master is also something I’d be interested in…because unicorns and dragons. I’ve always loved unicorns. In my early years as a reader, I was that kid obsessed with books about horses, or mice…or any animals really. I remember this really neat series about magical swans. I still own the first book in the series but I can’t remember the title? I got it from my grandparent’s and finished it immediately.

Fun fact:

the working title of Vermin was Animal, but it got changed when it was picked up for publication. I like the title Vermin much better…although people keep asking me if it’s a horror novel?

Other News

For those who have already entered the Vermin Goodreads Giveaway contest, I’m super thrilled, and can’t wait to see who wins! If you haven’t yet, there are still a few more days to enter. The contest ends on March 31st.

I’ll be making book 2 announcements soon…I can’t say the exact date I’ll be doing this on, but I can say that I’m very excited, and that I’m hoping to make some other book announcements around the same time.

Want to get your hands on a signed copy of Vermin? Well, here’s how!

Did I also mention it’s free? That’s right! You can win a free, signed copy of Vermin this month! All you have to do is enter the giveaway on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Vermin by Ardin Patterson

Vermin

by Ardin Patterson

Giveaway ends March 31, 2022.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Did I also mention it’s my birthday this month? Since it’s also my birthday, the contest winners will also be receiving an additional gift along with their book. I can’t wait to find out who wins! Best of luck to everyone!

Win a Signed Copy of Vermin!

We’re giving away 4 signed copies of Vermin this month! To enter all you have to do is go to the contest page on Goodreads and follow the instructions.

Winners will not only receive a signed book but some fun themed goodies as well.

I’ve wanted to do a giveaway for a long time, and am super excited since this contest will be taking place during my birth month. There will hopefully also be book two announcements following the contest, so please stay tuned.

You can also find Vermin themed content over on tiktok by following @theverminseries as well as here on the blog.

I can’t want to see who wins!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Vermin by Ardin Patterson

Vermin

by Ardin Patterson

Giveaway ends March 31, 2022.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Songs You’ll Want On Your Playlist Based on Your Favourite Character

Roland

Dianna

Nicholas

Rose

Peter

Micah

Zana

Thompson

Julius

Caspian

Vincent


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Nicholas’ Playlist

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Books You Should Read if Rose Is Your Favourite Character

Something you might’ve noticed is that almost all of these books fall under romance. Rose is a romantic at heart, and adores books with romance, animals or adventures. She’d most likely be a big fan of stories like Pippi Longstocking, Black Beauty, and Little Women. If she was into manga/anime, I’d say she would definitely be a fan of series like Yona of the Dawn or Love Me, Love Me Not.

Something of hers that I wish I had, is her attic library. It’s so cozy up there, and she has books that were collected first by her grandparents, then her father and uncle, and now a collection of her own. I love finding books that belonged to my family members and reading them…plus old books have this gentle…almost calming scent and feel to them, and that connection to books is something I definitely share with her character.

If you could recommend a book to one of your favourite characters from the series, which would it be?


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