Guest Blogs

What is Urban Fantasy? with Author Vincent Marrone

Urban Fantasy a combination of the ordinary world with the extraordinary world. It’s a blend of elements that we’re familiar with, the small town, the large city, the school prom, the detective dressed in a duster, or even the subway system.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to go to school with a wizard? Might liven up math class, right? Or if you had a coworker who was a vampire? Imagine if he asked you to go out after work for a drink or a quick bite to eat.
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Author Andrea Janes Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card Contest

Glamour by Andrea Janes Magic and Witchcraft in Glamour

I’ve always been really interested in witchcraft for some reason, so it’s not surprising my first published novel would deal with witches. When I was a child, I used to go to the library and read everything I could on the European and Salem witch trials. I remember sitting in the kid’s section hiding low down in the stacks and surreptitiously reading about thumbscrews and the rack. When you’re six or seven years old and you’re reading this stuff, it sort of sticks with you. Read More »

Game of Thrones: From Page to Screen

George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and  A Dance with DragonsFans have been delighted with the Game of Thrones television show. In fact, up until the moment of the Red Wedding, during which many threw up their arms in shock, or just plain disgust, most readers had given the series’ television adaptation the nod of approval. Visually speaking, the show has successfully brought to life George R. R. Martin’s intricate worlds. Read More »

What is Urban Fantasy? with Author Stacy Mantle

Once upon a time, romance was the genre that kept us going through long days of work and long nights of waiting for Prince Charming. Women were committed to that Disney-fueled dream of finding happily ever after with the man of their dreams and this was reflected in the novels we chose to read. While love is still all-powerful, we are seeing a new heroine emerge in the guise of urban fantasy and I, for one, welcome the change.
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Books to Read This Moment before They Appear on the Big Screen

Books have been turning into movies since the earliest days of the silver screen, so it’s no surprise to see so many books-turned-films today. This year, many fantasy books are slated to become new movies — but before you take in this year’s upcoming flicks, why not read the version that came first? Here’s a look at some of the key book-based fantasy films coming soon:
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What is Urban Fantasy with Author Bradley Simpson

What is urban fantasy to me? I have read a wide variety of books, but urban fantasy is a rare animal indeed. To me, urban fantasy is a story of our modern world that has elements of fantasy woven in successfully. To be done well requires a fine balance in the story. Harry Potter doesn’t qualify because it switches back and forth without really meshing to two worlds. It’s either one or the other. Twilight is out as well because once again it

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Author Lisa Carlisle Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card Contest

Dark Velvet (new adult paranormal romance): Chateau Seductions by Lisa Carlisle

Hi, I’m Lisa Carlisle. I write in many genres, mostly paranormal erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave. Lately, I’ve been writing about gargoyles. I’m fascinated with them and have been for many years. You should see my study. There are three framed photos of Notre Dame gargoyles above my monitor, a winged gargoyle statue on the left, a dragon gargoyle on the right, and book end gargoyles on the shelves behind me.
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Author Dale Basye Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card – CLOSED

Wise Acres: The Seventh Circle of Heck by Dale Basye and Bob DobWrites and Wrongs:

Why I Love to Write Paranormal but Don’t Tend to Read It

I’m not just socially awkward. I’m everything awkward. Which is probably why I chose to write fantasy, or paranormal, or supernatural or satire-natural…whatever you want to call what I do. See, writing is an endeavor (profession isn’t quite right as that infers compensation) that is inhabited by outcasts, looking to hide away from the world. Read More »

Author Heather Long Guest Blog and Amazon Gift Card Contest

Haunt Me (Entangled Covet) by Heather LongThe Proper Care & Feeding of a Small Paranormal Town

When it came time to write Haunt Me, I knew I had to have the right “setting.” The house, Summerfield, was a huge player, but beyond Mac’s walled garden was a whole town and it was really important that the town add to the atmosphere of the story. What I didn’t expect was just how much life Penny Hollow would breathe into my story.

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