November News

Wishing you all a safe and happy November!

We met some amazing creative folks and had a blast at the events we participated in during the month of October! We hosted a sucker pull game at SCi-Fi Family Day and for fun we had some cool artificial stone necklaces available as well.

Added Events: Quad Cities Comic Con, Davenport QuadCon, and SalukiCon.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Resist: A Blood Inheritance Novel, the amazing illustrator Tauseef Ahmed has created a wonderful image of the celestial in nebula form. The image has been added to the illustration page here: Illustrations.

Resist: A Blood Inheritance Novel is undergoing developmental and copy edits. This fourth book will be the Series Finale of The Blood Inheritance Quartet.

Illustration By Tauseef Ahmed

(For Resist:
A Blood Inheritance Novel)
copyright © M. Ainihi, 2022
All rights reserved

I also used the image to design some new bookmarks and a couple of new stickers for upcoming events!

Also: will have two of my available books listed as prizes in the monthly book giveaway. If you are interested in winning some amazing books by great authors you can check out the monthly giveaway here:  book giveaway /Rise or/and here: The Warning Signs: giveaway/the-warning-signs

Upcoming Event Reminders:


We plan on returning to Burlington, IA QuadCon! This event is set to takes place on November 19th and 20th at the Westland Mall.

Concealed Realms will be attending QuadCon at the Davenport North Park Mall on Dec. 10th and 11th.


Concealed Realms with be at Anime-Zap! The event takes place January 6th, 7th and 8th in Peoria, IL.

  Concealed Realms plans to participate at the Ceder Rapids QuadCon on February 5th. This event takes place at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center.

We are scheduled to participate at the Hall of Heroes Comic Con on March 4th and 5th. This event takes place at the Northern Indiana Event Center, located in Elkhart, IN.

Concealed Realms will be at the Quad Cities Comic Con. This even takes place April 15th and 16th, at the  Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport Iowa.

We are scheduled to participate at SalukiCon! This event takes place April 22nd and 23rd at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, IL.

  • Postponed Events:

Concealed Realms plans to participate at Midwest Monster Fest on September 16th ,17th , and 18th, 2022. This event is scheduled to take place in East Moline, IL at The Rust Belt: mwmonsterfest

Quotes Regarding Anticipation:

“…don’t get more anxious
about feeling anxious,
especially when the anxiety is so justifiable.
It’ll just lead to more anxiety.
And there is definitely a tipping point…

…know that it’s also anticipation … and possibility …
and hope. Ride the waves …
Feel the excitement.
It lets you know you’re alive.”
– Shellen Lubin

“Can’t help but wonder, as I wander, at the dusk of dawn,

whether I’ll weather, the oncoming storm.”
– Sayed H Fatimi

“The tension stretched at her insides like a gray morning with that crisp scent of impending snow, filled with anticipation of something more.”

– Katherine McIntyre, Strength Check

“I can hear your heart beating, one after the other like dancing rain on a dark, silent night.”

– Aisha Chaudhary, My Little Epiphanies

“The moment seemed endless, but it was probably only half that.” – Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

“They believe they know before the music does what their hands, their feet are to do, but that illusion is the music’s secret drive: the control it tricks them into believing is theirs; the anticipation it anticipates.” – Toni Morrison, Jazz

“Smile and hoard the time that is coming
the wind has a sense
the whirlwind too
smile at the treasure”
– Tanella Boni, The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn

“What’s behind the door or lurking at the top of the stairs

is never as frightening as the door or the staircase itself.”

– Stephen King, Danse Macabre

“I found it impossible to tear myself away from my station and plunge into Hungary. I feel the same disability now; a momentary reluctance to lay hands on this particular fragment of the future; not out of fear, but because, within arm’s reach and still intact, this future seemed, and still seems, so full of promised marvels.” – Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts library-6055211_640

“Does the robin sing because the cold of winter is leaving or the warmth of spring is coming? Or might he be singing because each without the other would lessen both?”- Craig D. Lounsbrough



Definition of : Anticipate

Verb (used without object)

to think, speak, act, or feel an emotional response in advance.


Transitive Verb

: to look forward to as certain : expect

Intransitive Verb

  to speak or write in knowledge or expectation of later matter”



Production News

Due to a sudden illness in the family, I will not have a new Mythology post for November as I took a significant amount of time away from my main project, which is the preparation of Resist: A Blood Inheritance Novel, for publication. In light of the event, it will be necessary to push back the publication date slightly, but I am working twice as hard to make sure its available for you as soon as possible.candle-g2f293c033_640

Instead, I invite you to visit or perhaps revisit some of the previous Mythology and creativity articles that I have published in the past, while I put forth the extra effort to make sure Resist is ready post-haste.  I am so excited about this much anticipated finale, and I understand if you are disappointed.  I really appreciate your continued support and understanding.


From mummies to chocolate the links below will bring you to some of my favorite posts and articles on mythology and creativity!

15 Past Mythology Articles

15 Past Creativity Articles

I want to thank you for your patience and I hope that you enjoyed this post! Stay safe and keep being awesome.





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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Priti says:

    All are looking great! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. M. Ainihi says:

      Appreciated! Thank you.


      1. Priti says:

        🙏🙏do read my blog.

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