Book Review: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout Genre: FantasySubgenre: I spent most of this book saying, “This is a freaking vampire book.” Romance: This has the most decadently written romance ever. It’s not instalove, at least not on the MC’s part, but it IS insta-lust. Steam? Status:Currently scalded. I thought the sex scenes were scandalously[…]

Book Review: Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter

Junkyard Bargain by Faith Hunter Genre: Science Fiction Subgenre: Dystopian Series: Junkyard Cats #2 Romantic Subplot? It’s complicated. Steam? No sex but there were steamy moments between the mc and her thrall, Jax, who isn’t completely thralled. Like I said, it’s complicated. Plot: Shining Smith is looking for the murderer of her friend and needs[…]

ARC Readers Wanted: Warrior Tithe

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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.[…]

Halloween 2020

Normally, I love Halloween. I decorate the front yard to look like a graveyard and dress up every single year. This year, I put out the Halloween hand towels in the kitchen and the graveyard supplies made it to the front porch, but not past there. I’m going to buy some candy today, make some[…]

Reviews are Coming in for Tam Lin: A Modern, Queer Retelling

I checked my author page for my novella this morning and found that I had three five star reviews on Amazon! What reviews they were too: Find out why readers are falling in love with Tam Lin: A Modern, Queer Retelling! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HX91MYD

On Writing Characters With Whom You Don’t Share Race, Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity, or Economic Background

I read a WordPress blog this morning where a cisgender, heterosexual, caucasian, male presenting blogger advised an author to not worry about reviews saying their book was racist or bigoted. As a queer, white presenting (but actually mixed-race), female-presenting author, I’d like to say: worst advice ever. He believed it was a “current climate” sensitivity.[…]

The World is Burning, but I’m Still Writing: 6 Things I’m Doing to Stay Sane in These Trying Times

Disclaimer: This blog post is what I do personally to stay healthy and creative. I’m not a mental or medical health professional, and this no substitute for medical advice. For transparency, and to help those also suffering, many post on social media about their struggles with mental illness, addiction, or illnesses in general. I, myself,[…]

Forward Planning: My Next Project

The idea for my next project came from this comic I saw on Facebook. It was simple as that. I didn’t want to do a Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland retelling. That’s overly done, and I’m not interested in writing children. I pitched the idea of Dorothy and Alice as private detectives and[…]