Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Friday marked the onset of winter and the turning of the year. And although this is the darkest, deadest time of year, it is also the beginning of the new year. Not entirely coincidentally, I have recently become obsessed with a genre that I’ll call “Viking Rock,” for want of a […]Read more "Winter is Here! Viking Rock, Free Books, and Other Fun Things"
Happy weekend, everyone! Today’s a very special weekend for me for a whole bunch of reasons, so I’ll just jump straight into them. First of all, I’m doing a free giveaway of The Dreaming Land II: The Journey on Kindle this week! Now seems like a great place to give a shout-out to all everyone who’s posted […]Read more "Virtual FantasyCon, Free New Releases, Giveaways…What More Could a Fantasy-Lover Want?"
I’m currently reading Jessica Taylor-Bearman’s A Girl Behind Dark Glasses, about her experience as a teenager with severe ME/CFS. I’m interested in her story not just because, as someone with a chronic illness, I’m interested in the stories of other people with chronic illnesses, but because, like most people in her situation, she has to try […]Read more "Tripping Out: Writing About Altered Perceptions"
My characters are not only imaginary, they exist in an imaginary fantasy world. But they still have real-world prototypes or examples. Although I thought them up on my own, I’ve found some real-world examples of what they might look or be like. My main country in The Zemnian Trilogy is, of course, Zem’ (“Earth” or “Land”). But […]Read more "Fantasy characters come to life! With music videos, sword dancing, and free books!"
Matter of Time JE Nice In “Matter of Time,” dragons and humans co-exist in harmony–sort of. They live in the same city and work together, and the current king, chosen by humans and dragons alike, is a dragon, and everything seems great. Except for the screams and the disappearances. Something is definitely going on, but […]Read more "“Matter of Time” by J.E. Nice"
It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I thought I’d celebrate it with a freebie! Today and tomorrow The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle. The cover for TMLI And if you’re in the US, The Midnight Land II is just 99c for the next two days as well! The cover for TMLII AND, if you haven’t […]Read more "More #FreeBooks! The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle, plus more giveaways"
The Summer Magic Fantasy Group Giveaway is just one of the many great giveaways going on this month. ‘Tis the weekend for free giveaways, so here are links to the various giveaways I’m participating in right now, with suggestions for other books you might also want to check out. Some of you might be asking […]Read more "More #FreeBook #Giveaways, with Recommendations"
I’m taking a short break from reviewing other people’s books while I proof my own next release, so in the meantime here’s another giveaway event (at which you can *also* pick up a free e-ARC of The Dreaming Land I, my next book). It’s a fun and eclectic event, which you can find here. And the […]Read more "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Giveaway"
Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Oh my gosh, everyone! It’s yet another fabulous giveaway! My elderly iPad is literally full to bursting and I can’t download any more books to it without deleting the ones that are already there, but I still went and downloaded, like, a dozen or more of these books! […]Read more "Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy"
New Fantasy Book Giveaway Another week, another book giveaway…this time it’s the New Fantasy Book Giveaway, which has…actually, I lost count, but dozens, anyway, of fantasy books, and all absolutely FREEEEEE! So come mosey on by and see what’s on offer here. I have to confess that I’ve already snagged a few of these tempting […]Read more "New Fantasy Book Giveaway"