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A Shadow of Time by Louann Carroll

Posted by on December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

  Today I have a guest post from Louann Carroll, author of A Shadow of Time. She’ll tell us a bit about her character, Leanore, and she’s offering a giveaway! Insight Into Leanore For someone like Leanore, who is comfortable traveling through vast dimensions, Shadow Ley represents a curse and a threat to those she loves. When Kellyn O’Brien takes […]


5 Ways to Keep Writing on Track During the Holidays

Posted by on December 09, 2015 in Gothic Living | 1 Comment

    As 2015 draws to an end, many of us writerly types are primping our spiffy new 2016 planners and stuffing them full of writing projects. We’re also wrapping up our latest WIPs, gluing on bows and dusting them with glitter for 2016 submissions. Yet with the holidays lurking over our shoulders and sucking away time like an evil […]


Gifts for Writers

Posted by on December 03, 2015 in Books | Comments Off on Gifts for Writers

Muses are notoriously difficult to capture – wily creatures. And they bite. Hard. Particularly when you attempt to wrap them in bows. So, it’s safer to leave the muse wrangling to the author in your life and choose gifts that don’t draw blood, or stalk you for that matter. Like…books! What writer doesn’t love books, right? Even better, books that […]

Apothic Dark Red Wine

Wine Review ~ Apothic Dark Red Blend

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Gothic Living, Reviews | Comments Off on Wine Review ~ Apothic Dark Red Blend

  I’m serving this Apothic Dark Red Blend at Thanksgiving dinner because it’s a beautiful not too sweet, not too dry wine that would appeal to most red wine lovers. I tested it out last week and after the second glass (I had to confirm the results of the first glass and because – wine) decided that this is a […]

Genre, Genre, Why for Art Thou, Genre?

Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Opening the Vein | Comments Off on Genre, Genre, Why for Art Thou, Genre?

The cringe-worthy moment – “My novel is a horror, romance, thriller, mystery, suspense, historical, paranormal, literary work of genius! It’s so unique and creative that it defies genre! Besides, genres are just useless labels. Writing is creative! It shouldn’t be labeled!” *not-so-patient stare* Sadly, these writers don’t understand the industry. Moreover, they don’t understand readers and that, my lovely strangelings, […]