Tag: Books

SFFS – A Touch of Magic

SFFS – A Touch of Magic

My excerpt this week comes from Island of Lost Forevers, the first book in the Mystic Island Trilogy. Breathing deep to steady his nerves, Damian lowered his defenses. He couldn’t sense emotional echoes the way Catilen did, but he had other ways of tracking people. Everyone left a distinctive energy signature. With a bit of …

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The Setting as a Character

The Setting as a Character

One characteristic of epic fantasy is the scale of its setting. Epic tales take place in vast worlds, full of interesting cities, cultures and landmarks. Somehow, the characters become aware of these details throughout their adventure and it becomes clear that the world is active even when the characters aren’t present. Rebellions may take place …

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

(Better late than never?) I was nominated by the fabulous A.R. Rivera. Unfortunately my blog has been on autopilot while I prepared for the Crossroads of Frozen Eternity release. But no matter. I’m here now and ready to go. *cracks knuckles* Step 1: Post 11 random facts about yourself 1. My husband and I had …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

Character Introduction: The Sorcerer

A few weeks ago, I reminisced about the creation of Island of Lost Forevers‘s leading lady, Catilen Taylor. Every protagonist needs at least one plucky companion, don’t they? We originally considered Catilen’s closest friend (and fellow kook), Damian Cooke, the story’s main character. Until we realized the character most impacted by the book’s events, the …

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Sticking With It

Sticking With It

There’s a lively debate on the Internet over whether or not you should finish every book you start. (Are there things that don’t get debated on the Internet anymore?) I don’t intend to participate in the debate. I think you should do whatever makes you happy. I, personally, finish (almost) every book I start. A …

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Stuff and Things

Stuff and Things

I’ve written at length about the amazing adventure my husband and I embarked upon a year and a half ago when he accepted a job in the UK. I don’t think either of us believed it would actually happen when he received the email invitation. But it did and, amazing as it was, I’d be …

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Happily Ever After Fails

Happily Ever After Fails

Hollywood has played a cruel trick on us; it’s spent the past few years trying to convince us that every story deserves a happy ending. A few weeks ago I wrote about the reasons our favourite characters suffer, and why writers shouldn’t take the blame. The long and short of it is that we identify …

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