Book Review: Magical Midlife Meeting by K.F. Breene

Sometimes a series can get boring by book five. However, Breene started the Leveling Up series with a narrow scope, focusing solely on Jacinta and her Ivy House quirky crew. With each installment she pans out showing the broader world of supernaturals. It’s a dangerous, cutthroat world, but Breene gives Jess an ever growing found family amid it all.

Top Five Books I’ve Read This Year

2020 was my year of Urban Fantasy reads, with side quests to Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’ve read 84 books this year (https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/19948110), and will read more. This list is comprised of books that I’ve read over the course of 2020, not ones published this year. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler This[…]

Research: The Devil is in the Details

When you write a novel, you’re going to run into research. Whether it be about diet or hygiene of a certain era or mythology and religious texts, doing your research will add a layer of depth to your world building. Hopefully, you won’t go into detail to the point of boring just to show how[…]

Excerpt from Eastside Faerie: A (Sub) Urban Fantasy II

While I query Eastside Hedge Witch: A (Sub) Urban Fantasy, I thought I’d start other projects just in case it tanks. But, the story and characters drew me back in. The first book, though it served the purpose thematically of proving Miriam should not run from her problems and accept herself and her magic, was[…]

Writing Paranormal Women’s Fiction vs Urban Fantasy

I’m a planster. Meaning I plot a little, I’ll do character mock up and story boards on Pinterest before I start writing, but leave pretty much everything up to the zero draft to work itself out. This method isn’t one that I suggest. Many times I’ve found myself rewriting and never finishing a draft because[…]