For the past few years, I’ve been reading mostly genre fiction. Graduate school and a long string of deathly dull reads had convinced me that the new literary novel was of interest to nobody who didn’t live in New York City and/or worship John Updike (or at least Cormac McCarthy) as a god. But this … Continue reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: a review
You know how to write a great story, but you still need to fix the damned commas!
Without writers, publishing as an industry would not exist. Well, duh, you may well say; how obvious; how trite; how could any sane person not know that? And I would agree. But I begin to suspect that this truth we declare self-evident is in fact the greatest of mysteries to the rest of the monstrous … Continue reading Rise Up, Kittens! Or at least stop lying down . . . .
Just in time for lazing on the beach (or hiding your Kindle from the kiddies at the beach house), my baby sister, Alexandra Christian, is releasing all three novellas in her Behind the Red Door series from Mocha Memoirs Press in one hot and handy volume. But here, I'll let her tell you all about it: … Continue reading When One Demon Lover Just Isn’t Enough – Behind the Red Door by Alexandra Christian
Prefer to taste before you buy? Purple Sword Publications knows you do, you naughty minx, and they've put out a sampler o' sexy reads just for you. Excerpts from all their best paranormal and fantasy erotica and romance from 2013, all in a pretty purple package, all for free. (Including a few hot bites from … Continue reading A nifty holiday gift from Purple Sword Publications
Psssssttt!!!! Wanna read 13 AMAZING vampire stories? Wanna get the e-book REALLY CHEAP?!?! From now through Halloween, Smashwords has the Vampire Writers Support Group's very first anthology, Fresh Blood, on deep discount. All kinds of vamps, romance to pure horror, from some of the very best writers I know - including me. 🙂
Hey kittens, guess what? We survived the end of the world! And with any luck, we'll survive the end of 2012 altogether. Just a few things before we do . . . . First of all, thanks again SO MUCH to everybody who entered our Ho-Ho-Holiday Giveaway. (Check out the text box to the right … Continue reading Some end of the year housecleaning