Feature Friday: End of Mor

  This Friday we’re welcoming author Mathew Bridle and his book, End of Mor. It’s up next on my list of books to be reviewed. So take a sneak peek at what it’s about:   Book Description After joining the Mage Guild as a boy, Dekor has fallen into the ways of the warlock. Now hunted by those he trusted, …

Don’t Get Around Much (Part 2)

Jasmine’s spine stiffened as she regarded Rausch with a cool expression. On the outside she remained poised, though inwardly she wanted to tremble and run away as fast as she could. But it was useless. What she just saw Rausch accomplish with a flick of his hand could easily be done to her and her companions. The Nazi officer’s smug …

Book Review: The Chronicles of Irindia

You may have recently seen Chronicles of Irindia as one of the recent Feature Friday books–well, not only did I decide to feature this fantasy story, I also read it! The first book of this series sets up both the protagonist (David) and the people in the world of Irindia with whom his fate will be intertwined. David is like …

Feature Friday: Original Blood

  Book Description   ORIGINAL BLOOD by Stuart Land is the delicious, but tormenting tale of Zondra and Gailene as they turned into vampires against their will. Separated by two centuries but bound by familial blood that threatens to destroy the vampire nation, Zondra experiences a mind-bending skewed Cinderella story with hot motorcycles, limitless money, and ancient mansions teeming with …

Writers: Pitching Your Work Hollywood Style

Indies Unlimited is featuring my guest post today where I share detailed advice and tips from Hollywood producers, writers and artists about how to pitch and market your precious baby! Screenwriters and novelists who also do screenwriting will get the most out of this, but some of the advice is applicable to book authors as well. These insiders also share …

Book Review: Sleepy Willow’s Loosed Soul

  I remember in my senior year of college schmoozing in a tiny class of six as we were led by one of the coolest English professors around. We’d read classic literature, sit in a small circle, discuss our notes and interpretations, and then turn in our journals for points that would go toward our final grade in the class. …

Feature Friday: The Source (A Mountain State Vampire Novel)

Author J.B. Stilwell’s The Source (A Mountain State Vampire Novel) embodies an intriguing concept: vampires stepping out into the light (so to speak) and deconstructing the common myths we’ve always had about them. And to the vamps, this is necessary–they’re trying to save themselves from extinction. J.B. stopped by to chat with me about the book, why she likes writing …

Author Tag: Ten Questions

  Fellow author Samantha LaFantasie has tagged me to answer 10 questions as part of the 10 QUESTION BLOG TOUR–and of course I couldn’t resist! The questions apply to my current work in progress. So, here we go! 1) What is the working title of your book? Circadian Circle (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #3) 2) Where did the idea come …

Book Review: The Griffin Cryer

  Let me first start off by saying how Ms. Julia Hughes simply charmed me with this story and pulled me in from the beginning. If you’re a lover of fantasy (and especially YA fantasy), you must pick this one up! Our protagonist, Francesca (aka Frankie), is a smack-talking, laid back, red-haired beauty who finds herself in an interesting predicament …

WWII Fantasy: The Good, the Bad, and the Difficult

  I recently came across a question posed by another writer asking for advice on writing a fantasy-based WWII novel. He voiced the concern of whether or not it’s been done and well received, and his second concern was how to write such a story without treating certain historical and personal elements in a flippant manner. To address the first …