Review: A Vow So Bold and Deadly

A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Steam? Fade to black, but she knows how to make heavy petting poetic and erotic. Violence? This is the third book in a graphically violent series. Far more gore than nookie. Plot: Not going to lie. I looked forward to lyrical prose[…]

Warrior Tithe

A kelpie named Aoife wants to escape an unwanted marriage. A cottar named Fagan wishes to escape plague and poverty. Together they travel Alba and the Sidhe realm to seek Queen Mab.However, Cu Roi mac Daire will stop at nothing to get his betrothed back. His kingdom and his very life depends on it. Preorder[…]

Author Spotlight: Q & A with Carl F. Brothers

T.J.: Welcome to Author Spotlight where both new and veteran indie authors share a little about themselves and their work. Today’s guest is Carl. F Brothers. Hi Carl! Carl: Hi, TJ. Glad to be here. Thanks for having me.  T.J.: You’re welcome. I’m a fan. Let’s get into a little about you. Where do you[…]

On Writing: 5 Things I Do after I Receive Feedback

In movies, the writer has a typewriter or laptop click clacking away, drafting until they write the words “The End”. The author sends the book to their agent who instantly sends it to the publishing company and voila, a book is printed and on the shelf of every bookstore ever. The novel becomes a best[…]

Indie Author Spotlight: Keepers and Destinies by Carl F. Brothers

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers Genre: Fantasy Stand alone or series? Book one of a series. Plot: Heaven and Hell both want to rule over Earth. Andrea is sent to Earth. There, she discovers a lot more is going on than she was told and hidden memories resurface. What I liked: Intricate world building.[…]

Book Review: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/Dystopian Future Stand alone or series? Book one of a trilogy. Romantic Subplot? File that under “It’s complicated.” Steam? There was some sexual tension between the main character and her love interest. This is not a kissing book. Violence? Gory battle violence typical of the urban[…]

Author Interview: T. J. Deschamps

Q: What inspired you to write your first book? A: In August of 2019, I went to Dublin for World Con. While I was there, I went on tours of Ireland, falling in love with the tragic history of the Emerald Isle, the magical way the tour guides shared their accounts, the ruins and functioning historical[…]

Cover Art for Warrior Tithe/ Update on Eastside Hedge Witch

Update preorder Warrior Tithe here: Preorder Warrior Tithe here!https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TX68S3D I received the art for paperback this morning and it is…well look at it! It’s gorgeous! I described a scene in Warrior Tithe to my cover artist. She created a perfect image that only previously existed in my head. I’m excited to see the final layout[…]

Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (anime)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. I haven’t read this manga (waiting until comic book stores are open again to find the English version), but I’m watching season one of the anime on Netflix with my youngest. After watching most of season 1, I felt compelled to write[…]

Publishing Plans for 2021

Today I wrote “The End” to Warrior Tithe. Or rather, I wrote “To Be Continued.” I’m writing the Faerie Tales series in serial fashion. My plan is to publish each novella every three months, starting in March. Told as a story within a story frame, Warrior Tithe is both a pseudo sequel to Tam Lin:[…]

Antagonists: Mental Illness is an Overdone and Ableist Trope

I recently had a fellow writer comment that Roi, the antagonist for Warrior Tithe, gave them “Ramsay Bolton vibes”. I took it as a compliment. A character readers love to hate. However, I want to say this. Cu Roi mac Daire is a legendary figure from The Ulster Cycle, not someone suffering from mental illness.[…]

Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie

Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized #4) by Annette Marie If you’re not familiar with Annette Marie’s books, I’d start with Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codes: Spellbound #1). The Spellbound books (8 total) and Demonized books (4 total) are parallel story lines in the same world that sometimes intersect. For reading[…]