Author Life – The End to Crystal Dreams – Where do I go from here? 

It’s currently 11pm-ish as I sit up late, and punch through this. As emotional as I am (and sometimes dramatic) about writing, this is seriously the hardest I’m falling. You read that right. I’m writing, and I’m falling. It’s like I’ve been gutted, and my heart hurts.

For the last 20 years of my life, literally, I’ve been writing, and rewriting my Crystal Dreams novel. If you’ve followed the start of my author Tracy Millosovich Facebook page since October of 2015 (link below!), then you know that writing is my dream come true. It’s in my blood. (So is being an artist.) My entire family is artistic, and creative so it’s only natural that I found my niche in life as a creative person too, as an author.


Anyway, since I’ve rewritten my Crystal Dreams novel in the the 2015 NaNoWriMo competition into a real book which published in April 2016, I originally thought that was it. Only 1 novel. Poof! The End. Until, as you’ve seen on my online presence, my Crystal Dreams standalone novel turned into Crystal Dreams Book 1, Killer Dreams Book 2, Darkness Dreams Book 3 (releasing December 2016!)…and now….Forever Dreams Book4! I was suddenly so blessed to not only to be writing, which I absolutely love, but to turn my dream of writing into a full time career.


I love writing with a passion! It’s not just a hobby for me or a career choice, and we all know how many career choices there are in the working world. I can’t speak for anyone else, but writing, to me, is the only thing that matters in life. I take my job as an author seriously.


Where do I go from here?


Like I said, I’ve spent most, if not all, of my life writing this Dreams series. I started as a 7 year old kid with a dream, a pencil, and a 10 cent spiral notebook turning my dream into my reality. Now that creating, molding, and expanding this Crystal Dreams world is over ¾ of the way completed, I really don’t know how to proceed.


It’s like part of me is closing, and locking the door to something that’s been a part of me for so long that it’s hard to imagine “The End” as an option. Actually, ending this series was never an option when I started writing it last year. As Smith said, “Everything that has a beginning has an end…” (Yes, I totally just quoted that. Hahaha…) But it’s true. As I write the end to the Dreams series, I’m faced with an empty canvas of black, white, and grey. 


I will forever love my Dreams series, its characters, the tough times it’s helped me through, boy there were difficult times in my bullied-surviving days, but it’s come to a point where the storyline of this series is reaching its end. I will always improve its ideas. I will continue to recreate this series, and who knows. I might just do a re-release party with a better, upgraded, revamped release in 2018!…Whatever happens will happen. You and I will surf that wave when it arises.


Now that I’m done balling like a baby over the end to my Dreams series, which I never thought would happen, I’m delving head first into several new projects. As you’ve seen me hint online, I’m writing the 4 Seasons series novels (with no relation to my original 4 Dreams series novels), called Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. No, those are not the novels’ final titles.


4 seasons.

4 novels.

4 romantic stories.


The Seasons series will not be in the same fantasy romance genre as the Dreams series. Since this is my first time writing about something not magic-powers-Crystal-Dreams based, I’m afraid I might confuse you readers. Fortunately, the Seasons series novels are still romantic stories so I get to keep my crazy, romantic, dramatic storytelling. (Like that’s ever going to change, right?) So hopefully the confusion is minimal.


I’m also writing a…How do I put this?…Sci-fi-punk genre standalone. It’s called JL Beck Killer about a 20-something year old nurse whose life has become mundane, routine, and dull. Her life had become mediocre so she decides to take her knowledge of weapons, the human anatomy, and her love of helping people to the streets of a huge city, not to save lives, but to kill; murderers, thieves, pedophiles, rapists, and pretty much anyone who she saw got a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card. As all my romance stories go, I also created “The Shadow” in my JL Beck Killer novel. The Shadow’s a mystery man who’s been able to get justice for the wronged without getting caught by the law. She, my novel’s main character JL Beck, stumbles upon The Shadow while trying to save a woman’s life. The Shadow uses blades as his killing mechanism while JL uses her custom made Glock, and other bullet holding weapons.


On top of writing the JL Beck Killer, the 4 Seasons novels, and finding time for my other secret projects releasing in 2017 through 2018, I’m writing my first erotica short for an anthology, and another short story in horror for a 2017 anthology (with the collaboration of one of my favorite online writers! GASP!).


Where do I go from here? I guess…shooting in the dark here…that I go where the wonderful, crazy, dramatic characters in my writing world drag me. Lord forbid I get a say. (I don’t get a say by the way.) Oh lookie! I rhymed!


Anyway, that’s what craziness to expect from me for the rest of this year, 2016, through most if not all of 2017, and part of 2018. 


I’m also going to be in a few 2017 author signings, heading out on a trip to Arizona, and I’m still drawing free custom art for my Twitter followers between all the novel writing.


Am I busy? Always. Do I love working? Most definitely! But instead of showing up for a clock-in, clock-out office cubicle or table day, there’s nothing wrong with that, I now get to live it up as a PUBLISHED AUTHOR on top of being an artist! I get to live 2 dream come true careers, and still get to help people every single day. In honesty, there’s nothing in life I’d rather be doing than helping people too.


Thank you for supporting my dreams to be an author by buying my novels, and following me online.


Love you. Forever. Always.

~Tracy Millosovich


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Movie Reviews – The Curse of Sleeping Beauty 

I don’t usually do reviews of books or anything else since so many blogs out there do that already. What’s another blog raving about Fifty Shades of Grey (by EL James), the Hackers series (by Meredith Wild), or the Something Great series (by Mary Ting), right? So here’s my review of something non-book related.

Three friends online recommended this movie. It’s only an hour and 10 minutes long (an hour if you cut out the intro to the movie, and the end credits).

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty on Netflix brings a horror-demonic spin to the beloved Sleeping Beauty tale I loved as a child. This is NOT the fairy tale kid’s kind of movie you show little Susie after her playdate. This is a darker, terror version of the cute Disney movie.

The story begins with Thomas who wakes up from a nightmare after seeing the beautiful Beauty asleep in a bed located in a dessert out in the blazing sun (because ya know, the story couldn’t be in a royal palace or something logical like that). Thomas finds out the uncle he only knew as the family reject but never met, died from suicide, and he inherits the giant creepy mansion which he sees in his dreams but never saw in person before. After trying to get an estimate for the old place to sell it, the lady who shows up becomes oddly obsessed with the place, and starts asking all sorts of questions. After some electrical power is restored, Thomas goes exploring, and finds a weird study filled with books, maps, and one particular book he takes out of the room before shutting the door behind him. This study is hidden behind a wall, and to open the wall, he has to cut his finger and smear some of his blood into a statue. (Totally normal, right?) According to Thomas’s research, that mansion has been in his family passed down from one relative to another for several hundred years, and every person who has lived there has died in some weird way or another after going crazy. There’s also several people who have been inside the house but have never returned. That realtor estimate lady’s brother was one of the missings, hence her interest in the house. She’s spent the last year looking for her brother. There’s also a tie between the sleeping beauty in Thomas’s nightmares, and the mansion he just inherited. In his dreams, she claims that she’s asleep in the basement hidden away in the mansion. To wake up, she prompts Thomas to free her with his kiss, but she’s being guarded by a demon, the demon of the veil between life and death. (With all this crap going on, Thomas never questions why she was put to sleep, and locked away at the bottom of a basement in the first place.) The demon of the veil thwarts any intruders to the mansion with her demonic followers. Those demonic followers used to be living people the demon turned into mannequin statues brought back from the dead. That realtor’s brother was one of the mannequins turned demonic. Thomas, being the prince he is, frees the Beauty, and her little secret. She’s not all looks.

The cute pictures on the Facebook page, and the trailers gave this movie a cutesy feel to it when in fact the movie’s very dark. Especially when the weirdo investigator guy got killed by the demon inside the mansion. They didn’t edit out the blood or the gore. There’s also a part of the movie’s intro where a finger is cut by the spinning wheel’s spindle, and a giant blood drop falls down the finger with matching creepy background music.

Overall, I give this movie a decent 4 stars out of 5 because this movie got kind of lengthy during all the dialogue where a “show don’t tell” would’ve worked better. Hey, at least they picked a very pretty girl to play the sleeping beauty, and Thomas was kind of cute.

I think it would’ve been better if the ending didn’t conclude with a cliffhanger.

Killler Dreams Book 2 by Tracy Millosovich 

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Well there you have it! 

My second book’s reveal, and release! (Killer Dreams Book 2 was released on August 15th.)


I keep getting asked if Killer Dreams Book 2 is a standalone novel since its cover looks similar but not an exact idea to my debut novel Crystal Dreams Book 1. For all you wonderful readers who love the standalone novels inside a series kind of reads, no, this is not a standalone. It’s a continuation of the story line from Crystal Dreams Book 1 (released in April 22, 2016).

Questions my readers have asked:

Question: What’s a “Mifa” / “Mita” in the book, and what does that mean?
Answer: Because the Tartan planet of magic in Crystal Dreams is based on monarchy rulers, there are Kings, and Queens. Simply put, magical creatures call their Kings “Mita” (pronounced mee-tah) while their Queens are called “Mifa” (pronounced mee-fah). Their royal Princesses are called “Risa” (pronounced ree-sah), and their royal Princes are “Rita” (pronounced ree-tah). Though, since Jason, the twin brother to Mita Thomas, is officially known as the loyal “King’s brother”, he’s both Risa AND Mita. Little secret though, Jason hates being called Mita Jason due to the duties of being a King that he hates being obliged to follow. He prefers to be titled Rita so he has a tad bit more freedom. As a royal Prince, he’s not obligated to show his face in public unlike Thomas, and is able to do whatever it is he does behind the scenes of running the royal world.

Q: Who is Crystal Rose?
A: If you’ve read Crystal Dreams Book 1 then you know that Crystal Rose is the human girl that the magical world, Tartan’s ruler King Thomas’s Queen (Mifa) Tara Rosa, reincarnated into. In Book 2, Killer Dreams, the POV of the novel changes into Crystal’s point of view where she continues the story line. She’s quite a firecracker living in the magical world of human hating.

No, the humans, and the magical world aren’t warring over this woman. The humans live on a dying Earth which turned them greedy, and they wanted the lush resources of Tartan for themselves. After starting a war with the Tartan inhabitants, which cost a magical creature’s life, the Tartan world fought back. Crystal just happened to be caught between choosing to help her fellow human race kill magical creatures who have done Earth no harm or saving the magical planet of Tartan.

Q: Who is Thomas Johnson?

A: First born King of the magical planet, Tartan. The main male in Crystal Dreams, he takes his job. as King (Mita) seriously. I would too if I had a job of perfect luxury, and was married to the love of my life for over 4 centuries. 😉 His goal in Crystal Dreams was to find the reincarnated soul of his beloved Tara Rosa, and bring her back from the dead. In Killer Dreams Book 2, Thomas turned his attention to ruling over his people, and finding true love.

Q: Who is Jason Johnson?
A: Jason is a husband, and father. Second born to the Tartan throne, Jason goes by 2 royal titles: Rita (Prince) and Mita (King), but he prefers to be deemed a Prince due to the lesser royal duties as oppose to being deemed Mita (King). Though he’s officially the King’s most loyal subject and biological twin brother, Jason’s also loyal to his daughter, Risa (Princess) Merin, and faithful to his wife, the royal healer Ana. He went to war being on the front lines against the human race in honor of the royal family in Crystal Dreams Book 1. When he returned to the palace his daughter was kidnapped by demons masquerading as harmless humans. They’ve also convinced his wife to join them in trade for Merin’s freedom. Now, in Killer Dreams Book 2, Jason must fight to get Merin back without losing his wife to evil in the process.

Jason sworn his loyalty to Queen (Mifa) Tara Rosa when she ascended the Tartan throne 4 centuries ago, and only to that queen hence his harshness towards Crystal when she first appeared. He doesn’t take changes in life well, and also took it hard during the incidence with Tara Rosa leaving Thomas to bring Crystal to Tartan as the planet’s new queen. Usually the kind of person to smite first and ask questions later, Jason volunteered to go to war against the humans of Earth to protect his family.

Q: Who is Ana?
A: Ana was introduced in the first novel as a nurse who healed the royals, and magical creatures. Due to her affiliation to her King, Mita Thomas, Crystal Rose is the only known human Ana has agreed to help. She may be a strong woman in healing who doesn’t take crap from anyone, but she’s tender to her daughter, Risa (Princess) Merin. After Merin’s kidnapping, Ana took her child’s loss with extreme difficulty, and became obsessed with finding her even to the point of betraying the rest of her family. A little unknown secret about Ana: she used to be a demon before joining up with the royal family. Birthed on Earth under the demonic name Alister, she ruled over 4 legions of demons taking over the planet Earth, and causing havoc wherever she went. After going to Tartan, Ana turned to healing instead of killing, and became the royal family’s healer. She married Jason, the second born royal to the Tartan throne, and became mother to a precious pink haired bundle of energy. When her daughter was kidnapped she took it the hardest, and became obsessed with taking revenge on her child’s captors even returning to her demonic existence.

Q: Who is Merin?

A: The first born royal princess (also known as Risa) to the Tartan throne, Merin is the pink haired daughter to Jason and Ana. She has the abilities to sense the existence of children within a certain proximity, and can see the invisible sprites or spirits who inhabit the royal palace gardens. She is able to transform her appearance between being a child to a teenager to a full grown adult, but her personality remains that of a child. Though some of her physical appearance changes, her signature pink hair and magical eyes do not. Not many people know the little secret Merin holds. After her queen (Mifa), Tara Rosa, reincarnated into a human, she unknowingly received some of Tara Rosa’s abilities making her an equal, in power, to the Queen of Tartan rather than a subject. She is the first of any magical creature to accept the human Crystal on Tartan while everyone else abhorred her. Merin also stood at Crystal’s side during the planetary war between Earth and Tartan, and became loyal to her. She has unwavering loyalty to her King, Mita Thomas, and has become attached to Crystal because of Crystal’s affiliation to Thomas.

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