Last time we talked about various authors who got inspiration from dreams and visions. This time we’ll talk about practical suggestions for keeping a dream/vision diary and transforming them into something you can actually use. Keep a dream diary. Every morning (or whenever you have a dream), jot down a 1-2 sentence description, or even […]Read more "Invoking the Muse: How to Get Inspiration You Can Use III: Keeping a Dream Diary"
The Flame of Battle Pauline Creeden and Melinda R. Cordell Dyrfinna loves battle, commanding, and dragons. But her dreams of becoming a dragonrider or getting her own command may be in jeopardy because she can’t control her magic–or her temper. After a tragic accident, will her friends and family ever forgive her? This is a […]Read more "“The Flame of Battle” by Melinda R. Cordell and Pauline Creeden"
The Semester of Our Discontent Cynthia Kuhn Lila Maclean, brand-new assistant professor straight out of grad school (Oh, as if! What a delightful fantasy!) has arrived at Stonedale University to start her first job. She knows she’s going to have to watch out for department politics and the intrigues and backstabbing surrounding the tenure process. […]Read more "“The Semester of Our Discontent” by Cynthia Kuhn"
Skip Perrin Briar Jera just wants to see the world. Sometimes you should be careful what you wish for. Soon she’s on the run and skipping around not just in space, but in time. And she may be called upon to save the fabric of the universe itself… “Skip” is a sort of mashup of […]Read more "“Skip” by Perrin Briar"
High as Hope Florence + the Machine “And it’s hard to write about being happy / ‘Cause the older I get / I find that happiness / Is an extremely uneventful subject,” begins “No Choir,” the final track in the latest Florence + the Machine album, “High as Hope.” Like, I have no doubt, many […]Read more "“High as Hope” by Florence + the Machine"
It’s here! The final book in The Dreaming Land mini-series (link to sample), and of the entire Zemnian Series! It’s been a long road, but it’s almost at its end. You can get a free Advance Review Copy of The Dreaming Land III here. Here’s the blurb: Valya has chased the slave traders stealing her people’s children all the […]Read more "Free ARCs of The Dreaming Land III are here!"
Tricky Twenty-Two Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum, the world’s worst bounty hunter, rides again. This times she goes back to college, to untangle a plot involving a misbehaving frat, an obsessed dean, and a crazy professor. Plus some of Trenton’s finest businessmen are getting whacked (so what else is new), Ranger is being his usual inaccessible […]Read more "“Tricky Twenty-Two” by Janet Evanovich"
Sheryl’s Last Stand: Belly Dancing and Beyond Kerrie Noor Sheryl is a sturdily-built woman whose talents are belly dancing and DIY, neither of which were appreciated by the shallow Martin, the married man who broke her heart when he moved on to the younger Imogene. Now Sheryl spends all her time doing chores for her […]Read more "“Sheryl’s Last Stand” by Kerrie Noor"
So I’ve done it. After some internal debate, I decided to go ahead and dip my toe in the waters of romance. Actually, I decided to do it several years ago, when I started writing The Dreaming Land. (Link to sample). The current cover for TDLII My original inspiration for the whole story was a vision […]Read more "Musings on the #Romance and #Fantasy genres, and Steamy Hot July #Giveaways"
The Wandering Land Jamie Killen Five people, connected only through their art, stumble out of Tucson and into an Irish village that changes every time they see it–but not always enough for them to escape safely. Will they solve its mystery and escape its charms alive, or are they doomed to remain there forever, as […]Read more "“The Wandering Land” by Jamie Killen"