6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit

While writers the world over struggle to craft truly original stories, theorists spend their time identifying ways in which they are actually all the same. Joseph Campbell famously reduced the number of stories to just one: The Hero’s Journey, as outlined in his influential 1949 work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In more recentContinue reading “6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit”

Bounty Huntress by Sheri Queen

Janda Gray’s a Lykoi—part werecat, part wolf—shunned by both sides of her lineage. She yearns for the day when she can escape the disdainful glances and leave her home on the outskirts of Sleepy Hollow, NY. When she lands a lucrative bounty hunter contract, she thinks her life is finally turning around. All she hasContinue reading “Bounty Huntress by Sheri Queen”

Sassy or Psychotic? Emily from AWASH IN TALENT Interviewed by Her Author

In Awash in Talent, Emily’s sister is massively Talented. After a sickly childhood, Beth is revealed to have the power to move objects with her mind and to heal all kinds of wounds and illness with only her touch. Only one hundred people in the world have the healing Talent, and Beth’s life changes overnight.Continue reading “Sassy or Psychotic? Emily from AWASH IN TALENT Interviewed by Her Author”

The 23 Most Tragic Pets in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Anyone who has ever had a pet knows the inevitable will happen, and that the circle of life is cruel and unavoidable. But when a dog, cat, horse, or other creature dies in a genre movie, the circumstances are often shaped by bizarre forces—supernatural, weird-science, and otherwise—that make a tragic loss even worse. Here areContinue reading “The 23 Most Tragic Pets in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror”

GUEST POST: 11 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before BY ANDI ADAMS

Why 11? Eh, cause 10 is boring. Anyway, I just wanted to take a minute and tell you all some of the hard and wonderful things I have learned so far about being an author (I’m sure there’s more to come). It’s been a wild ride, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. 1.Continue reading “GUEST POST: 11 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before BY ANDI ADAMS”

Interview with J. L. Gribble, author of the Steel Empires series

About the Book The Steel Empires series is a very different sort of urban fantasy series, with elements of alternate history and epic adventure. The second installment, Steel Magic, will be released in hardcopy and ebook on July 6! Until then, don’t miss out on the beginning of the story while the first book, SteelContinue reading “Interview with J. L. Gribble, author of the Steel Empires series”

ESSENTIAL MAGIC by Cara McKinnon

Essential Magic by Cara McKinnon Essential Magic The Fay of Skye Book One A woman driven to excel. A man ashamed of his past. A desire that could lead them to bliss…or peril. Etta Mae Cook, a mountain witch from Appalachia, arrives in London in 1895. Her goal: to study magic. But she steps offContinue reading “ESSENTIAL MAGIC by Cara McKinnon”

THE TROUBLE WITH ANTLERS by A. J. Culey

Pre-Order the eBook on Amazon The Rack of Destruction by Norris Raccoon It’s no secret in this community that the greatest danger to all shifters everywhere is the possibility of humans discovering our existence. For centuries, we have protected this information, guarded our secret and kept the humans in the dark. Now, for the firstContinue reading “THE TROUBLE WITH ANTLERS by A. J. Culey”

Guest Post: There’s No Light Without Dark by Samantha Holloway

I write fantasy, mostly, and it’s a pretty classic idea in fantasy, isn’t it–the massive, unstoppable black-clad army, the evil warlord, the faceless Dark. And because of that, there’s the other side, the good guys, being all White Wizards and blinding light and such. But here’s the thing, though: I have a big problem withContinue reading “Guest Post: There’s No Light Without Dark by Samantha Holloway”