Eleanor Review

Originally posted on Edward Lorn:
Review: Every once in awhile, a book will come along that changes how I feel about the fiction I consume. Raises the bar, as it were. Eleanor is one of those books that makes me consider how I’ve rated books in the past. Based on how much I loved this…

Thank You For Giraffes

bookshelves: art, children-s-literature, favorites Recommended for: anyone with the heart of a child. Read on January 21, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 2 5/5 stars I’d like to thank the author, Vivian Rider, for generously providing this copy, but it wasn’t in exchange of an honest review. There were no stipulations […]

Cover Artist Recommendations

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
Michael R. Fletcher, the author of Beyond Redemption (excellent grimdark fantasy, see my review here) has started a thread on Grimdark Fiction Readers and Writers froup on Facebook and folk recommended some amazing cover artists there. I am going to list those here for the indies who…

Upcoming poetry…

As I’m sure some of you have noticed, I’ve really taken to writing poetry lately, but my heart longs for the narrative, too. So I thought: why not combine the two? I’ve already written the first part of a story in poetic form. I have no idea how long it will be, but I’m pretty […]

Guest Post By Claire Frank: The Appeal of Characters With Questionable Morals

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
Assassin’s Charge Morally Questionable Characters Thieves, assassins, bounty hunters, smugglers. We love books that feature characters who lead darklives, living on the edge of acceptable society. What makes stories about characters with morally questionable professions so intriguing? The vicarious experience Let’s be honest—most of us don’t actually…

A Reimagined Self

Like snapshots of old, I am in clouds of white, yet I cannot see past the black and crimson. There is little gray. They envelope me as you once did; as your love would cover me, not unlike a child with its favorite blanket. “But I am no longer a child,” I admonish myself as […]

Snippet Sunday

Originally posted on Reed's Reads & Reviews:
Hey there all you fellow book lovers! Today is a very special day, at least in my eyes. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m posting on a Sunday. WHAT IS THIS SORCERY! For those of you who picked up on that, and the title of my post,…

An Interview with Kimberly Kincaid

Originally posted on that thorn guy:
? How did you become a professional artist? About 12-13 years ago, as our last child showed signs of leaving the nest, I started contemplating what I wanted to do with my life since I was facing unemployment as a mother. 30+ years ago when I was in college,…