Lies, and damned lies…
Genre Talk

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

The Awesomeness of Genre Fiction Communities: A Conversation with DaVinciKittie of GraveTells
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The Awesomeness of Genre Fiction Communities: A Conversation with DaVinciKittie of GraveTells

Today, I’m thrilled to welcome DaViniciKittie (aka DVK), the proprietress of GraveTells News & Reviews, to Paranormal Unbound! GraveTells is a review site for the sorts of books we love at Paranormal Unbound. Paranormal romance (PNR) and urban fantasy (UF) feature large, but DVK and her team review all sorts of genre fiction. The site … Continue reading

Paranormals … Living in the Real World
Genre Talk

Paranormals … Living in the Real World

Should science fiction and fantasy explore real events? Should speculative fiction address tragedies recent enough to still be part of the world’s collective consciousness? Should certain subjects be sacrosanct or relegated only to “serious” (i.e., literary) fiction or to historians? When I set out to write Royal Street, the first book in my Sentinels of … Continue reading