Author Archives: Raven Bower

10 Ways to Stay Sane(ish) On Submission

Yes. The time of dread and doom for writers – being on submission. To the non-writers out there, that means the gut-twisting, soul-shredding wait between the time a writer submits their query or manuscript to an agent and the time they hear back. It’s really not as bad as we make it out to be, well, not quite. And there […]

Maer Wilson’s Magics!

  Check this out! And you can get all three books in this series for under $9 here! Author Maer Wilson has a brand new release in her Modern Magics series that I think y’all will enjoy. And the cover art…it’s awesome! Magics, Modern Magics, Book 3 In Relics, the creatures of magic returned to Earth. In Portals, magic itself […]

Horror Movie Survival Kit

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Horror Movie Survival Kit

Mancrates contacted me about doing a post on what I’d want in a Horror Movie Survival kit. Though these kits are marketed primarily as gifts for men they’re equally fun for women. Especially for those of us that like our gifts presented in something like a crate, which can be repurposed into cooler things than bows and wrapping. Like sharpened […]

My Little Sea Monster!

And now for the answer to what aquatic critter necessitated the breeding of black worms, red wigglers and, eventually, night crawlers. Dun dun dun… *drum roll* My little sea monster!     Isn’t he adorable? His noble name is – Agrathax the Axolotl Hailing from the chilly, spring fed waters of Mexico, these cute wee nuggets are cold water critters […]

Holy Squirming Hordes, Batman!

Posted by on August 06, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Holy Squirming Hordes, Batman!

  In a previous post I mentioned having to re-do some aquascaping to accommodate a new aquatic critter. These are not that critter, but these are necessary to feed the critter. They are…black worms! Technically, they’re not black – they’re more of a reddish brown as you can see in the pic. They’re a good treat or food source for […]

Revamped Display Tank!

Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Revamped Display Tank!

  This is what happens when Lain and I have a bit of vaca time – fiddling with tanks LOL Since there’s a new aquatic on his way to our home (you’ll see when I get him, he’s super rad!) I had to switch my 20g display tank into a home for him. Since this particular beastie doesn’t like bright […]

Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

  Title: Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Director: Don Michael Paul Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats Okay, I admit it – I’m a fan of the Lake Placid franchise so my review is probably bias. This movie is like the others in the series – simple, fun crocodile doom! It takes place after the last one and the […]

Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

Posted by on July 08, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

  Title: Against the Druries (League of Elder) Author: Ren Garcia Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk Another fabulous adventure from Ren Garcia! Ren’s characters are visceral, vivid, three dimensional beings who spring to life on the page. They’re all flawed, interesting and exciting. He gives the reader enough to know the characters and yet, not know them so completely that they […]

D’Ann Lindun’s – Lilly’s Summer Cowboy!

    Afraid to love, Lily Halderman is determined to never feel despair like when she lost her husband to cancer. Left alone to continue their custom farming business, she struggles to stay afloat, both financially and emotionally. Until Will comes along to help with the farm, impressing her with his hard work ethics, and presenting a danger to her […]

Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

    Title: Frankenfish Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats This quirky killer fish movie deserved a better title – something more exciting to fit with the tone the movie set. The blurb is also a bit off, as they portray someone (not going to say which, you’d have to watch it) as a main […]