Feature Friday: Chronicles of Irindia

A wizard who covets control of a powerful gateway. An empress who may or may not relinquish it to save her family. And a 13 year-old boy from a parallel world who can very well be the hero the Empress Alassa needs. The Chronicles of Irindia by D. John Watson is a fantasy novel that is on my upcoming review …

Writers, Artists…Protect Yourselves

[tube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jerYM-Dycz0[/tube] As many of you know, my hubby Luis Escobar is a 19-year veteran artist for The Simpsons TV show. He loves his job, puts a LOT of work into what he does, and he even takes time to blog every week and share everything from artwork to his geeky obsessions. A friend alerted us to a YouTube user who …

Author Interview: Samantha LaFantasie + Free Book Giveaway!

  Author Samantha LaFantasie is spreading the Christmas cheer with a holiday giveaway December 24-26th. Her book, Heart Song, will be available for free download at Smashwords during these days. All you have to do is check out the Facebook event page or her website for details. In addition to sharing with me the deets on her latest giveaway, Samantha …

Feature Friday: Interview with Paranormal Author Nicky Peacock

I am very pleased to have U.K. author, Nicky Peacock, join us today. Not only do we talk about her upcoming book release, but we also discuss the business of writing and publishing. This is a must-read for aspiring authors and indie authors! ————————————————————- What attracts you to write in the paranormal genre? I’ve always loved the paranormal – growing …

Don’t Get Around Much: A Short Story

  “Missed the Saturday dance Heard they crowded the floor Couldn’t bear it without you Don’t get around much anymore…” Jasmine let the vibrato in her voice die down, and then puckered her lips. With precise strokes she reapplied her red lipstick while holding her compact mirror to her face. She held back a grunt when the driver, André, hit …

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Character Interview with Jane Lewis

  Today I have the pleasure of chatting with another character from The Tower’s Alchemist (and Dark Rift)–Ms. Jane Lewis. Though her role in the story isn’t a major one in terms of “face time,” I think she serves as an emotional core to the story, and is one of the greatest friends and supporters of our protagonist. ————————————– Q. …

Book Review: Year’s End (14 Tales of Holiday Horror)

J. Alan Hartman introduces us to a collection of horror stories to ring in the New Year–and I must admit, they definitely put a creepy spin on the festive holiday. The first story in the anthology, Appointment in Time by James Dorr, made me feel like I was in high school again reading Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. I had to …

Character Interview: Casandra

I’m a little nervous interviewing a Cruenti warlock, but I hear they just go after wizards (eh, mostly). Today’s interview is with Casandra:   Q. You’re in both The Tower’s Alchemist and Dark Rift. Can you introduce yourself? I’m Casandra, and people call me a vampire. Q. People who don’t know what Cruenti are, they call you vampires. What’s the …

Feature Friday: Demise of the Vampire Queen

Today’s Feature Friday is all about the vampires. Author Jodie Pierce has been kind enough to stop by to share her latest book, as well as answer a few interview questions. —————— Title: Demise of The Vampire Queen Genre: Paranormal Romance Book Description The Queen is once again ruling her subjects only this time it is a school for the …

Character Interview: Fr. Maolan Martin

  Q. Today’s interview is with the exorcist, Fr. Máolan Martin, whom we meet in DARK RIFT. Father Martin, can we start off with what makes you different from other exorcists? M.M. I suppose you’re referring to the fact that I have abilities like those of the Philosophers trained by the Gray Tower. I can “predict” other people’s actions with …