Halloween is a long-standing tradition that has been in a variety of different cultures for hundreds of years. While it is often depicted in fiction it is rare to find (a traditional) Halloween in a fantasy setting. But that doesn't meant that the fantasy world created doesn't have their own take on a special holiday… Continue reading Tricks & Treats
Earlier this week I struggled (and inevitably failed) to catch a feral kitten outside of the day job. I work on a busy intersection and we wanted to get the furbaby someplace safe. Unfortunately, while he was curious enough to come close enough to catch, he did NOT want to be held. He tore my… Continue reading Meet the Creature: Shifters & Werecats
Hey y'all! Remember how I promised fight scenes this week? If you didn't catch the excerpt from Submerged's Maritime Massacre you can read it here. For those who don't know, the Dance of the Elements series features a group of people known as Fire Dancers: individuals enslaved and forced to fight dragons with their unique… Continue reading The Blazing Battle
As y'all know, I'm letting my spooky shine this week by sharing some bloody battles! In this scene, we follow Vex as he leads his soldiers in what becomes a messy massacre. Please enjoy this excerpt from Chapter Nine of Submerged: Vex was surprised at how easy the battle was. Battle wasn’t even the right… Continue reading The Maritime Massacre
War is a gruesome reality that is often romanticized in literature while the truth is that war is just gruesome. Aside from the romanticized version of glorious battles won for patriotic purposes, war is sometimes necessary for the plot. The best stories are those that mirror our own lives and unfortunately, war is a bitter… Continue reading War! It’s Good for the Plot!