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Romance And Why Everyone Should Read It: An Essay

Brief (TL;DR):
Romance gets more hate and ridicule than any other genre of books, yet continues to outperform all genres. Maybe there’s a reason for it. In this essay, I will discuss why romance books are not just valid but essential for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, but especially for cis-het men and women.

What Is Love

I have this thing I like to say any time the topic comes up: “I like my men like I like my books—fictional.” Because, really, what avid reader out there hasn’t at one time or another fallen in love with a fictional character? If you’re one of the Lucky People whose minds are able to translate words printed on the page into vivid images and scenes in your mind’s eye, it’s almost a foregone conclusion. And if you’re a writer on top of that, well… infer from that what you will. LOL The joke is meant to be funny, but it speaks to something much deeper: the love I have for books and writing. And I know I’ve talked about… Read More »What Is Love

Teaser from Prince of Deceit

I had planned to wait until later to share this, but am apparently incapable of the slightest smidgen of patience. So here is a teaser from my next planned release, Prince of Deceit. 🙂 Enjoy! (Yes, that is my voice narrating.)

A Birthday Gift From Me To You

Yes, it really is my birthday today, and yes I really do have a gift for you. 🙂 For one day only, ALL of my books are FREE at Smashwords! Each book has a unique coupon code associated with it, which you’ll see when you click on the book’s page. You’ll need to enter that code at check-out to redeem. This promotion is not available at other retailers, but it’s also not limited to quantity while it’s running, so feel free to share with all your friends! Here’s the link to my Author Profile where you can find all of my books at once. Or, to make it easier, here are the individual books: Dragonblood (high fantasy romance) The Royal Wizard Dragonblood The… Read More »A Birthday Gift From Me To You

Musings on Love

Let’s talk about love. Because why not, right?

Late night chat sessions always make me introspective. Don’t know why… But last night, talking art and life with a friend, I thought up this allegory that’s still messing with my brain today. It was about two people so totally in love nothing could keep them apart. But they were so totally different, they were doomed to hurt each other over and over again: one too cerebral to be emotionally affectionate, the other too emotional to see reason and logic. So, for the sake of their partner, independently of each other, they went out to change themselves, to get rid of the things that were keeping them apart. The one excised her brain, the other his heart. Both died as a willing sacrifice to love.

So, in the interest of assuaging my inner deepthinker, I’m gonna break down this thing called L O V E.

Are you ready?

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Farewell to The Blood Series

Dear friends, followers, and readers, The last few years have been an amazing ride for me. My writerly journey has taken me to some beautiful places, and it all started with Liquid Silver Books taking me, a complete newbie, under its wing, and making my dreams of being a published author come true. Now, after a happy 5-year association, for which LSB will always have my undying thanks, I have had to make the decision every writer comes to eventually: to do what is best for me and my books. I love LSB dearly, and always will. They have been nothing but supportive of my efforts to bring my books to readers everywhere. However, having spent the last three years… Read More »Farewell to The Blood Series

#IndieBooksBeSeen

Today (I am told) is a day for Indie authors to show their pride and their self-published books. The hashtag is trending all over, and social media is getting flooded with photos of authors and their books. I like it! So I’m joining in to celebrate having a full-time creative side job which takes up every waking moment I’m not at my 9-5, gives me heart palpitations, and on occasion makes me emotionally unstable. Because I love every last second of it, and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Find my books in the sidebar on the right (or below this post, if you’re on a mobile device). To support Indie authors, give their books a try. They’re just as… Read More »#IndieBooksBeSeen

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

  Well, I did it. I wasn’t sure it was worth it, but blog subscriptions, while nice, don’t really cut it when it comes to a presentable format in Inboxes. So I fell on a band wagon and created a Newsletter. If anyone’s interested in signing up, click this link right here, and sign over your email address and half your soul. Just kidding. Here’s what the Newsletter will be used for: Big news announcements (and there are some Really Big News coming up) Exclusive sales and discounts on my books Upcoming release announcements (Rarely, and I mean unicorn sightings rare) Events, signings, and appearances That’s it. Nothing else. No big lengthy prose like I post here, or anything like… Read More »Extra! Extra! Read All About It!