Urban fantasy/paranormal romance hybrids: How hot is too hot?
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Urban fantasy/paranormal romance hybrids: How hot is too hot?

Earlier this summer, I attended the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in New Orleans, and among the many workshops being given on the business and craft of writing, there was one that particularly interested me. The title was “Writing in the Badlands,” and the topic was books that are hybrids between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. … Continue reading

Superheroes!
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Superheroes!

It’s Wednesday, and that means Books by Unbound Authors Day. Hence, behold SCORCHED, my new urban fantasy novel! Stroke it! Admire it! Feed it cookies! Done that? Great. You’ll get a chance to win a copy at the end – so just scroll to that bit now, if you need to go pee or something. … Continue reading

Lies, and damned lies…
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Lies, and damned lies…

If you haven’t been drunk or under a rock (or, ahem, living in the real world, which doesn’t actually give a damn) you’ll have heard something this week about author Hugh Howey’s Amazon stats. Y’know. The ones that PROVE that self-publishing is BETTER GODDAMIT because Amazon data scraping and graphs and charts and shiz… and … Continue reading

Odd Thomas
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Odd Thomas

I picked up Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz the other day when I was in the bookstore looking for the new Mark Lawrence. I’d never actually read a Dean Koontz – I’ve always meant to try his Frankenstein series but never gotten around to it – and I’d heard good things about this series too. … Continue reading