Last week I wrote about how Valya, the heroine of my upcoming release The Dreaming Land, was a “bad girl,” both by the standards of her society and of ours. She’s a bit–well, more than a bit–of a femme fatale, at least in the minds of other people. In fact, I have an ad going right […]Read more "What do you call a male ingenue, anyway?"
When I conceived of Valya, the heroine of The Dreaming Land, I knew I wanted her to be…bad. You know, like a bad girl. And really bad, not just fake bad. But I also wanted her to be sympathetic, which created a challenge. You see, while there are plenty of literary tropes and lots of good […]Read more "Bad Girls: Writing a Sympathetic Anti-Heroine"
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"
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!"
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"