Hey Howl Pack

It’s Mae Polzine! I started this blog back in 2015 to be a place where I could be creative and share things that I love. So, I post a variety of things. Similarly, I stream a variety of things (gaming, body paint, art, etc.) on Twitch┬áthree times a week, with some stream highlights and all VODs posted on my YouTube Channel. Every Saturday (aka Caturday) I dress up to a set theme with two of my good streaming friends SlightlyFoxtail and WitchDollii (Cassii). We typically stream back to back and raid one another for a whole day of fun.

Lastly, join our Discord to chat with other pack members. We have a great and supportive community over there. I love talking with everyone in Discord as it’s a great way to connect. Also, I offer Twitch emotes, sub badges, and more over on my shop page as well as my own merch.

My Thoughts on Neon Gods: Modern Retelling of Hades and Persephone (Dark Olympus Book 1) by Katee Robert

I love a retelling of Hades and Persephone. I’ve read quite a few, and I wasn’t quite ready to return to YA Fantasy or NA Fantasy books quite yet. So, I decided to read Neon Gods by Katee Robert. This book tells the tale of Hades and Persephone with a modern lens where they are not gods or goddesses, but rather the name is a title. This book is the first book in the Dark Olympus universe. Each book focuses on different characters in the world with the next book focusing on Psyche and Eros.

I Read All Released Books in Fireblood Dragon Series by Ruby Dixon

After finishing Icehome series, I wanted to read more romance books. One of the characters from that series, Ashtar, is a drakoni which is a species featured and explored in Ruby Dixon’s Fireblood Dragon series. So, I thought I would check it out. All but one book has been released in the series. The last book is on a character I’m not a massive fan of as he’s the villain in pretty much every single book, so I’m curious how his book will go. Since as I said he’s the villain, and I don’t think there’s much redeeming that can happen with his character. But it will wrap up all the other elements that tie all the books together.

Becoming a Sweet Snack (Body Paint)

For one of my recent live streams over on Twitch, I turned makeup into a candy/sweet. This took about 4 hours in total to complete, and I got a bit carried away with the look. But I absolutely love how it turned out. This look was a lot of different eyeshadow palettes and almost every one of MadeYewLook Body Paints. My desk was an absolute mess afterward, but it was totally worth it.

August 2021 Goals

July was crazy with moving, so in August I’m hoping to relax… and by that, I mean streaming more. I really enjoy it, so I’m adding additional days to my calendar for streaming. I also built some structure around it, so each day I’m streaming has a relative theme. I’ll get into what that is when I go over the goals for the month.

Review of Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove Series, Book 3)

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin is the third and final book in the Serpent & Dove series. To say this series pulled me in would be an understatement. It has Romeo & Juliet vibes but instead of opposing families, it’s witches and witch hunters. Not to mention a lot of other elements like different covens, gods, Church, politics, and magical beings of all kinds. The story has led up to this conclusion, and I was curious to see how it was going to play out. Especially with the way the second book ended. I’ll be sharing spoilers of the ending of that book in this review as there’s no way to discuss this book (spoiler-free to the ending) without discussing the previous book.

Review of Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove Series, Book 2)

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin is the second book in the Serpent & Dove series. I was curious how this series would go forward after the first book. Since a lot happened at the end of that book. I’ll be sharing spoilers of the ending of that book in this review as there’s no way to discuss this book (spoiler-free to the ending) without discussing the previous book.