How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain

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Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Today is an interview with the Science Fiction author Candice Coates. She writes in more genres than just Scifi, appealing to readers in young adult and adult audiences. Let's learn all about her in this Q&A, shall we? Before we begin though, she has a dilemma that only you can solve: Which of her two … Continue reading Battle Of The Books: Interview With Author Candice Coates

Interview with author Hazel West

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Today I would like to welcome you all to indie author Hazel West of urban fantasy, YA, and much more. First, her book's synopsis, and then the interview! Book Synopsis: Six months after Ciran defeated King Lorcan and instigated a peace treaty between the High Court of Ireland and the Goblin realm, things have been slowly … Continue reading Interview with author Hazel West

Mistborn, The Final Empire #book by #BrandonSanderson

Mistborn, The Final Empire —Brandon Sanderson Genre: Fantasy / Science Fiction   Story contains: some gruesome violence, cussing. In a world where ash falls instead of rain, and the realm of night is taken over by mist, Vin struggles to survive as a thief before the charismatic Kelsier picks her up and changes her life. He … Continue reading Mistborn, The Final Empire #book by #BrandonSanderson

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles —Marissa Meyer Genre: Cyberpunk, Science Fiction & Fantasy Story contains: violence, action, plague. When I first found out that Cinder was a retelling of Cinderella, and a futuristic cyborg version at that, I knew I had to get my hands on this! After hearing from fellow bookworms about how much they loved … Continue reading Cinder, The Lunar Chronicles #book by #MarisaMeyer

“Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Captive Hope —Rachael Ritchey Genre: magical realism / speculative fiction / fairytale Story contains: some violence, action. After the events of The Beauty Thief (book 1 in the Chronicles of The Twelve Realms series), Captive Hope follows the journey of Idra, the Lady-in-waiting to the princess, as she is kidnapped and taken far from her country by … Continue reading “Captive Hope,” a Review of the #Magicalrealism Novel by Author Rachael Ritchey

Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

Wolf by Wolf —Ryan Graudin Genre: Historical Fiction Story contains: violence, action. This is one of the best books I've read in a while! An intense read that kept me turning the pages. A historical fiction novel that's based on the "what if's" after World War 2, especially the "what if" Hitler had won. This story … Continue reading Wolf By Wolf, a Review of the #historicalfiction novel by #RyanGraudin

How One Author Went About WWII Research

This week is the blog tour for author Jack Lewis Baillot's new release: Brothers In Arms, and I'm participating today with a guest post from Jack. The topic: how she went about research for her WWII novel! We're glad to have you on the blog, Jack! Welcome! How One Author Went About WWII Research "Greetings to everyone. I … Continue reading How One Author Went About WWII Research

Making Magical Creatures Unique

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This week is the blog tour for author Claire M. Banschbach's new release: Adela's Curse, and I'm participating today with a guest post from Claire. The topic is (you guessed it) magical creatures in the fantasy genre! With so many stories out there about dragons, wizards, elves and such, how does one story stand out above another? … Continue reading Making Magical Creatures Unique

Brothers-In-Arms Cover Reveal!

It feels like the season of cover reveals and book tours lately, which is good for my book-loving appetite. 😉 Today's cover reveal comes from a wonderful author friend of mine, Jack Baillot. This goes outside my typical genre of fantasy and into another genre I'm beginning to love more and more: historical fiction! And … Continue reading Brothers-In-Arms Cover Reveal!