View Post

Guest Post: The Plot Thickens

Let’s give a warm welcome to one of my partners-in-crime for the ADDICTED TO HEROINES blog tour, Ms. Devorah Fox. Not only is she fun to e-hang out with on Facebook, she’s also a neat writer with some great advice to impart. Today she shares with us one of her most unusual methods when plotting  her novel, The Lost King. …

View Post

Alesha’s Heroines Trivia Contest

Let’s have some fun! I’ve got five easy trivia questions below. Just post your answers in the comments and you’re up for a chance to win a $10 iTunes gift card, $5 Amazon gift card, or an ebook copy of The Tower’s Alchemist AND Dark Rift! UPDATE: Thanks so much for participating! We have our winners–Chris, Khaalidah, and BN!   …

View Post

If I Were the Lead in a Fantasy Novel…

If I were the lead in a fantasy novel, first of all I would want to be tall (call me vain, I’m 5’2″ and have always dreamed of being taller). I’d want to be in a world where chivalry still existed, but where I’d be able to wield a sword and hold my own. My best friend would have to …

View Post

Addicted to Heroines: An Interview with Isabella George

Thanks everyone for joining us on our first day of the Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour. To kick it all off, my fellow authors and I are interviewing the heroines of our fantasy books. Today I’ll be chatting with Isabella George, the protagonist of The Tower’s Alchemist. For those of you new to my blog and my books, Isabella is …

View Post

Women in Combat

Women Warriors. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I thought the recent news story of the combat ban (for women) being lifted was intriguing. I have to admit, my initial reaction was a flurry of mixed feelings. On the one hand, you imagine the horrible, gritty, and even dehumanizing experiences people have to go through when engaged or …

View Post

The Next Big Thing

Author Devorah Fox has been so kind to tag me for the Next Big Thing tour. I’m going to approach NBT a little differently since I’ve done similar questions recently. So, let’s talk about one of my WIPs–The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare This short story is definitely a bit of a prequel, as it covers one of Isabella’s earliest days …

View Post

Meet My Partners in Crime

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! As you may already know, I’m the Conspirator-in-Chief of the ADDICTED TO HEROINES blog tour which will kick off February 1, 2013. I thought it would be cool to introduce you to my co-conspirators who will be participating in the tour with me. These ladies come from various backgrounds, life experiences, and …

Feature Friday: The Coal Elf

Yes! We’ve got some elves up in the house–but beware, this tale promises a dark edge, grit, and a protagonist unlike any other. THE COAL ELF is on my TBR list, and I can’t wait to start it! Let’s welcome today’s Feature Friday, author Maria DeVivo, and her recently released book by Twilight Times Books–The Coal Elf. Book Description Ember …

Addicted to Heroines #BlogTour

  Dear Reader and Visitor, I’d love to extend an invitation to you to join us February 1 – 10th for the ADDICTED TO HEROINES Blog Tour. Whether your ideal literary heroine is the smart girl, the cool girl, the kick-ass girl, the beautiful girl–or a mix of the above, join us for fun conversation, insightful guest posts, and awesome …

The Next Gray Tower Short Story: Sneak Peek

  I swear to you I am writing the last book of the trilogy, but you’ll forgive me if I entice you with another fun tidbit from the cacophony of stories running around in my mind 🙂 The next Gray Tower short I’ll be sharing (once Don’t Get Around Much is wrapped up) is the exciting tale of Isabella’s  mission …