Posts Tagged: Urban Fantasy

Shadowed Strength by Wendi Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars YA, especially YA Paranormal, is one of the genres that tends to be either very good or very bad. In spite of a few small issues, I very much enjoyed this YA paranormal by Wendi Wilson. I found the teenage characters believable, the relationship… Read the rest »

Every Year my birthday falls close to the pagan celebration Imbolc (pronounced ee-molc).  It’s one of the oldest known Celtic fire festivals and is usually celebrated on February 1 or 2. It’s famously called Groundhog Day in the USA. In the northern hemisphere, it celebrates early signs of spring as it falls half way between the winter solstice and… Read the rest »

It’s only 2 weeks into the new year and already I have a great giveaway and competition, to share with you! Taste of Romance Photo Competition The competition is a lovely lead into Valentines day. As you know, I’m delighted to be one of the authors in the soon to be released Taste of Romance Anthology,… Read the rest »

I’m an indie author too. I know how hard it is to get a book review published on the key sites like Amazon and Goodreads. When seeking an elusive book review, there’s only so many times you can beg and harass, your friends and relatives, all of your writing pals, and every online group you’ve ever belonged… Read the rest »

A sensory void I hadn’t ‘seen’ anything for years. Hadn’t experienced anything even close to a real life paranormal event. I was starting to believe the scientific explanations for cold rooms, intense emotion attached to specific places, and black spots at the corners of my eyes. But then … I was in the upstairs family… Read the rest »

How many writers actually enjoy writing their back cover blurb? It’s a handful of carefully plucked words meant to generate excitement to buy our book. That’s the intent at least. It may not be scientific, but with a quick poll among my writer friends I found around 95% absolutely dread it! We writers may not… Read the rest »

Book Covers are so Important Everyone I meet tells me they often choose books by new authors, by their book covers first, then the blurb on the back page, then the first few paragraphs or pages. I know it’s true because this is the way I select new authors, both on Kindle and in bookshops.… Read the rest »

Sebastian 2: Dark Times Arising by Elizabeth Johnson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sebastian 2: Dark Times Arising is the second book in this series about Sebastian. A centuries-old vampire who abstains from killing humans. He is desperately in love with Hannah, a human with extraordinary powers. But after loving him passionately, she has… Read the rest »

No, I’m not reading erotica in the closet… But following on from my last post about reading reviews, and how no one book can attract all readers, the time has come that I feel I must admit my guilty reading secret. I love fantasy … but not the sub-genre that started it all! What is… Read the rest »