I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Maybe you had a wonderful Friend Day, as they say in Finland, by eschewing all the marketing around yet another over-commercialized holiday, but that’s okay too. That’s what I did. And if you went out and had a super-romantic experience, well, the rest of us will try not to […]Read more "Sneak Peek of Brand-New Work in Progress! Plus this week’s selection of book giveaways"
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?"
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?"
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"
Okay, so I’m done, I’m absolutely, completely done with posting about Arkady Babchenko–for now. No doubt I’ll rant about it further again soon. Someone asked me if I felt personally betrayed or just upset by the situation, and I had to say: both. My personal acquaintance with Arkady is so slight that I certainly don’t […]Read more "#FreeBooks! #Giveaways in Contemporary Upmarket Fiction and #NewReleases in #Fantasy"
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"
“Bloom” is one of the darkest, weirdest, most compelling fantasy romances I’ve read this year, so obviously I had to participate in its blog tour celebrating its free promo this weekend. Here’s the full wraparound cover: The blurb: Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the […]Read more "Want some dark romance? “Bloom” by Nikki Rae is #Free this weekend!"
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"
Bloom: The Order Series Book One Nikki Rae Fawn was once the specialest of all the special girls in her Compound. Until she was sold into cruel servitude and tried to fight back. Now she finds herself sold again despite being damaged goods. Is this her chance to finally escape as she’s been plotting all […]Read more "“Bloom” by Nikki Rae"
Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov B.B. Kudryavtsev Without MV Lomonosov, there would probably no Russian literature as we currently know it. And in general, the intellectual landscape of Russian culture would probably be quite different. A fascinating figure, Lomonosov worked tirelessly throughout his life to usher in new ideas in subjects as varied as poetry and phlogiston. […]Read more "“The Life and Works of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov” by B.B. Kudryavtsev"