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!
Yes, weapons can too be evil! Or at least, I can do my best to make them sound that way. In many ways, blood chains are the original antagonist of the book as their placement on Jura's father is the catalyst of the series. In this scene, Jura contemplates everything she knows about the beautiful … Continue reading Meet the Evil Weapon: Blood Chains
As y'all know, this month has had a bit of a spooky theme as I show you some of the darker aspects of fantasy and the horror found in the Dance of the Elements series. One way to utilize horror is the element of surprise and sometimes in fiction this can be utilized with the … Continue reading Adham’s “Pit of Despair”
She would have screamed but a gloved hand quickly clamped over her mouth. Jura's eyes widened and she struggled under the weight of the Shadow Dancer. From Ignited, Chapter Fifteen That poor, pitiful main character. Writers have to make them suffer because readers want to experience the main character's growth. How can they achieve anything … Continue reading Spooking the Heroine