Client Spotlight: A Hint of Darkness Book Release

NOW AVAILABLE! A HINT OF DARKNESS (MAGIC OF THE DAMNED BOOK 2) When I made a deal with the Prince of the Underworld, I knew a lot of things could go wrong. But I never imagined it would be imprisoned-in-the-underworld wrong. My only goals were to escape and resist the blazing chemistry between me and…

Book Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

There are probably a lot of people who read this book in high school. But not me. I genuinely cannot remember any reading section or book that was by an author of color, a women, and much less a woman of color. However, as I went to college and my horizon of literature was broadened,…

Book Bans: They Aren’t Just History

When thinking of book bans, most often we think of the ones from history. We imagine vast fires in town squares full of burning books, or lines of people silently turning in books to the local church that the priest said was sinful. You likely imagine this was because these texts were considered heretical. Yet,…

Trigger Warnings and Their Role in Literature

In recent years, the use of trigger warnings has become more common in different forms of media. TV and movies have had a rating system for general warnings of what was acceptable to the audience. Many fandoms took it upon themselves to start creating warnings for specific situations and topics. This is a breakdown of…

Exploring Dark Themes Through Fiction

This is a topic I am admittedly excited to write about, as I always have interesting conversations with other readers and writers about it whenever the subject comes up. We’re covering a few different types of dark themes this month from the attraction of villains to discussing if dark themes in books can benefit us,…

Crimes of the Fiction World

When a crime happens in the world of literature, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is plagiarism. While it’s certainly the most common, now and then crime pops up in the fiction world that sparks debate among readers and writers alike. And that’s exactly what we’re discussing this month.  I bought this…

The Science of Motivation for Authors

Have you heard of C.R. Snyder? He has done work on Hope Theory, which is defined as: “Hope is a positive motivational state that is based on an interactively derived sense of successful (a) agency (goal-directed energy),and (b) pathways (planning to meet goals).” Those four distinct aspects come together to create motivation. The Four Aspects…

Book Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I’ve always loved faeries. My obsession began in childhood, from building little faerie houses to blaming the pixies when things went missing. All grown up, I write about them all the time, and even role-play them for Dungeons & Dragons, and World of Darkness. “If I cannot be better than them, I will become so…

Book Review: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller was a book that I had heard so much about, and was worried it would not live up to the hype. But let me tell you – this book lived up to the hype. Full of gorgeous prose, memorable quotes that made me ache, and a storyline that…

Author Brands: Why the Hell You Need One

Your author brand is the story you want to tell your readers. And no, I don’t mean your novels. What I mean is: the concept of you as the author and how you want to present yourself to your followers.  For example, a horror writer might tell the story of an author who enjoys horror…

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