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Author Interview: M.C. V. Egan

When I caught a glimpse of Ms. Egan’s story, I knew I just had to catch up with her for an interview. The Bridge of Deaths is a story with intrigue, mystery, and a dash of the paranormal. And, one of the coolest parts is that it revolves around an event that occurred at the onset of WWII. Please help …

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Feature Friday: A Mirror In Time

Today’s Feature is Kim Smith’s “A Mirror in Time,” a time travel fantasy (YA). My review of this book is forthcoming (can’t wait! Yay!), so please check out the details below: Genre: YA fantasy time travel Book Description: When pretty Carly Jean (“CJ”) Simms, and hunky Josh Jamison get lead roles in the school play, they never dream where those …

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Women’s History Month

Did you know that Friday, March 1, is the start of Women’s History Month? There are so many outstanding female historical figures, writers, mothers, artists, and activists with amazing stories, that I’m sure you have at least a few favorites (I know I do!). If you’ve been following my blog, I’ve already covered several of the women who’ve inspired me …

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Fantasy Noir? Yes, Please!

I am intrigued by fantasy noir. Luis Escobar kept telling me that The Tower’s Alchemist had noir elements, and the Open Book Society said the story read “like an old black and white movie” (and in a good way!). But what exactly is fantasy noir? What do we mean when we use the term? I love what author Anne Lyle …

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Feature Friday: Cat Food Chronicles

We’re back for another Feature Friday! Today’s feature is a deliciously fun mystery involving psychic sisters–and yes, their psychic cat, and a handsome detective. Please welcome author Maya Pruett and her Cat Food Chronicles: Genre Paranormal, Adult & Young Adult (16 & up) Book Description Following in the footsteps of Britney, Lindsay, and the likes, 
Callie Bryant, Hollywood’s newest bad …

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Pinup Girl: Why We’re Still Fascinated With Glamour

If you’re a makeup and beauty junkie like me, then you’ll appreciate some of the classic or vintage looks that keep making a comeback. I had the pleasure of learning a little bit of history behind it all while researching for my novels–hey, who said history can’t be fun? Glamourdaze owner, Stevie, runs an amazing blog with resources and downloadable …

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Let’s Read & Write Better Fantasy: Interview With Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali

  We (women) are a powerful force, but it is not our fists that propel us, it is our minds and wiles. –Khaalidah Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali is one of the most quick-witted and humorous people you can e-meet. She’s an indie author passionate about her writing, and how it fits in with our world, our culture, and attitudes. I just had …

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Feature Friday: The Golden Horn

Today’s Feature Friday is the epic fantasy novel, THE GOLDEN HORN. Check below for details on how you can win a FREE signed copy, and there’s an excerpt from the book as well! Let’s give author M.A. Donovan a warm welcome: Book Description Galen Hawkeye never wanted to be labeled a hero, but with his father’s undead army casting a …

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Christopher Kellen: Author Interview + Giveaway

Fantasy Author Christopher Kellen has been kind to stop by and chat with me as part of his Elements of Sorcery 2013 blog tour, and he’s even giving away some goodies! Let’s give him a warm welcome: Interview Please share about the world of Eisengoth, and what makes it exciting and unique? Eisengoth is a fantasy world in an old …

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Book Review: The Source (A Mountain State Vampire Novel)

If you’ve got student loans like me, then you know the desperation with which I want to pay them off–FAST. Dr. Emma Burcham wants to do the same thing, so she answers a wanted ad promising thousands of dollars for a successful research project headed by the government agency known as FOHVA (Federal Office for Human and Vampire Administration). Emma …