We Need More Books Like This

My writing bestie is celebrating a new release today and I couldn’t be more excited! Not only is it an awesome book, but I formatted it for her! ❀

Valiant Heart is the first in Eliza Sinclair’s steampunk/flintlock Tanahr Tales series. It has mechmages, elven warrior maidens, and giant Mechanae (machine fae) roving over hills that start out green before being scorched by lightning spears and otherwise torn up in battle. πŸ˜€

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Check out this gorgeous cover!

The world building is immersive and the descriptions poetic. Continue reading “We Need More Books Like This”

Tropes: I’m doing it wrong!

One of the more illuminating (and entertaining) obstacles in my writing path lately was learning about tropes. I’ve known about tropes in a vague sort of way for a while, but set out to really understand them a few months back.

I love taking expectations and turning them on their heads. I thought after I understood tropes I could play with them in this way. It was kind of a “learn the rules before you break them” sort of exercise.

Little did I know…I was too late. I was already breaking tropes all over the place. Also? You’re really not supposed to break tropes.

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Continue reading “Tropes: I’m doing it wrong!”

Night Owl Romance Chat!

Hey, everybody!

I’m going to be joining Heather Long on Night Owl Romance‘s web site for an online chat that will be happening on June 4 at 7:00 CST. We’ll be talking Scifi Romance and anything else that strikes our fancy πŸ™‚

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If you’d like to join in the fun, you’ll need to sign up for an account on the Night Owl Romance web site. It’s a great community, and I always have tons of fun when I join in as a reader. My TBR pile always grows, as well as my friends lists on Facebook and Twitter.

Once you have an account, you can click on “Chat” when the session is underway, select an avatar, and you’re ready to go!

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I hope to see you there ❀