Tag Archives: urban fantasy

LET ME SCRIBBLE IN YOUR BOOK

Perks of working in a bookstore: your store manager tells you (does not ask) he’ll set up a book signing for the anthology you’ve got one measly story in. SO. I invited John Hartness and James R. Tuck, both of … Continue reading

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Protip: Yoga doesn’t cure writer’s block (which doesn’t really exist anyway)

What do werewolves and writer’s block have in common? Neither of them exist. That being said, I have been experiencing technical difficulties with my current project. It’s a good idea, has a solid backstory and setting, and, I think, is … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Write a Damn Book

A lot of you probably wonder why I fangirl so ridiculously hard on Jim Butcher all the time. A lot of you probably think that I have some kind of crazycatlady crush on the man–or maybe on Harry Dresden. You … Continue reading

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Book review: J.R. Ward’s COVET

I read this because I didn’t want to judge an entire genre on one shitty book. I’ve heard great things about J.R. Ward, and I just CAN’T do any more vampires – they’re just, ugh, not sexy – so I … Continue reading

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All Hail the Self-Rescuing Princess; or, a book review of Afterlight, by Elle Jasper

Well, folks, I finally read a romance novel. Warning: contains spoilers and righteous feminist rage. So this book… totally happened. It was, you know, fine. I thought I’d give it a run, and it’s technically my first romance (even though … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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Book review: Kevin Hearne’s HOUNDED (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)

Big publishers are great, aren’t they? They have access (read: money) to do all sorts of things you couldn’t do on your own, and that small publishers couldn’t either. For instance, Ballantine/Del Rey (Random House) can do things like shell … Continue reading

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