Posts Tagged: Urban Fantasy

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 »

Writing the first draft of a full-length novel is exhausting and exhilarating, full of hope, and full of fear. Luckily for me, I’ve worked out how to stay sane while editing a full length novel – and yes it does involve chocolate 😀 I’ve completed and published two full-length novels. I have a novella, several… Read the rest »

As promised … here is the first, of what I hope will be a number, of short reviews of books I think my readers will find interesting. The first book review is Bridgefinders by Joshua C. Cook. Like me, Joshua is fairly new to the writer scene, but he already has a few books out.… Read the rest »

I completed this short story shortly after my 17th birthday, for a writing competition at high school. It didn’t win the competition, but it did help me put an eerily similar real life paranormal event in sharp relief. Real life ‘Sarah’ didn’t die two years after this event — in fact she married, had 3 children,… Read the rest »

How much work is too much, obviously differs amongst different people and different circumstances. Like many writers, I seem to have more ideas than time … and a disturbing ability to dither between multiple projects without managing to make a lot of progress on any of them! At the moment, in addition to trying to… Read the rest »

Wormwood has been used for healing and in magical spells for centuries. Earliest references to it are in ancient Egyptian medical tracts that explain how to use an infusion of wormwood to expel bodily worms! Wormwood is most famously known as the bitter herb used to flavor the now banned liqueur absinthe (the favorite of… Read the rest »

A paranormal A-Z wouldn’t be complete without a V for vampire section  🙂 I don’t write about vampires. I’m not sure why, because in the past I’ve read vampire books voraciously, and fallen in love with any number of impossibly gorgeous vampire hero’s. There are already a number of best vampire book lists around, but… Read the rest »

In my Daughter of Ravenswood series, I’ve created my own vision of a two layered underworld. In the Shadow Glades, spirits who are not yet ready to be dead roam freely. In the Sanctum of the Dead, the spirits of those who have died and never want to return, rest in peace. When Meagan learns… Read the rest »

An evocation is an event in which a necromancer calls or summons a spirit (it is also used in many belief systems and mythologies for any act in which spirits, demons, gods or any other supernatural agents are called.) I know from my readers that Evie is a favorite character in the Daughter of Ravenswood… Read the rest »