DEEP DIVE: What do Creatives think of “Urban/Modern Fantasy”?

Image credit here! Hey folks! Welcome to another Deep Dive subject, where I ask creatives what they think about certain topics. Today we will be discussing one of my all time favorite genre, Urban Fantasy! If you like my deep dives, feel free to check out my post on vampires, which was last month's topic!…

Happy Book Birthday “Huntsmaster City”! My Thoughts on the sequel to “The Dancing Crow” & “Red Viper”

I'm pleased to talk about the favorite book I've written of the four so far, Huntsmaster City! This is the sequel to The Dancing Crow & Red Viper, where all of those character interactions come together for a glorious finale. This book also introduces magical training and mythical monsters like the hydra. I think the…

Genre Blending: How I blend Fantasy & Sci-fi in my works

Image credit here! I am someone who adores fantasy and never really thought of myself as a sci-fi author, but the truth is, I'm both. As seen in Deep Dive on Sci-fi, people commonly think of aliens, space, and innovation when it comes to the genre. My series doesn't have any space theme, really, but…

Books with a BITE: “The Lost” by Joe R Moya (Book Blog Post)

Today I'll be talking about The Lost by Joe Moya. Visit the author's twitter here. My review can be found here. Honestly, some books are a miss for me, and this would be one of them. However, I want vampire lovers here to be informed of one important detail: I do not like traditional vampire…

Make your readers SCREAM! Describing the sounds of HORROR – Auditory description ideas

Image credit here! WARNING! THIS ARTICLE HAS HORROR CONTENT SUCH AS SCARY NOISES AND GORE! One thing that's particularly hard to capture in writing is sound. Visual stimuli is the easiest, in my personal opinion, as you can describe color, texture, and movement. The sense of touch seems a bit more straightforward as well. Sound,…

Nightmares On Christmas: 5 (Mostly) Underrated Horror Pieces you should check out as a horror fan!

Image credit here! Ah, the holidays. What an excellent time for hot chocolate, spending time with family, cheerful music, and blood. LOTS AND LOTS OF BLOOD! Wait...what? Well, my brain never stops even during a relatively happy time, and I am sure other creatives who work with horror feel the same. Therefore, I wanted to…

DEEP DIVE: Vampires! What does Twitter think about them? What are some ongoing debates?

This art piece of my character Jasper is by Gynesis! Hey everyone! Today's deep dive subject is regarding some of my favorite humanoid monsters, vampires. As a vampire author, these dark concepts mean a lot to me, and I have my own version of them as well. I'll be discussing what creatives on Twitter think…

Those Damn Voices… (Serious Rant about abuse)

"You're being too hard on her. She's done so much for you and you really should be nicer." "All of the yelling. I flinch so much at someone raising their voice or their hand. Where did that come from?" "That was likely her doing, to be honest. Every time you speak with her, she screams…

The Light isn’t pure, and it isn’t perfect. In fact…. it can be pure evil. Let me introduce you to “White Torture”.

https://youtu.be/ujS1iEYAlZM A common trope in fantasy is unfortunately that the light represents only goodness, or even worse, purity (a notion that does not exist and is toxic in itself. Unless you're talking about science.) The sun on a warm summer day can burn you. Light too bright can blind you or allow an enemy to…

Happy Birthday to me, but more importantly to “The Dancing Crow”!

Aw, look at this big goof on his own book cover! The Dancing Crow, like Red Viper, had a different cover variation, but never started on Wattpad. It's The Dancing Crow's birthday (and mine but this is more important)! I adore this book, and while it doesn't have the typical romance I blend with my…