Many of the books I’ve reviews on this site are available only as ebooks. That stops some readers from buying them, because if they don’t own an ereader, how can they read ebooks? It’s a lot easier than you might think! …Read more
I don’t have kids, but I do know a lot of kids, and J.V. Speyer’s guest column for this week’s Pen to Pen feature had me laughing in recognition. Whether you’re a parent or simply have trouble explaining your job to loved ones of any age, this post is sure to strike a chord. It also provides some great ideas for melding career and family life. Read on! …Read more
Pronoun, an e-book distribution start-up that sought to bring higher royalties to independent authors, has announced it’s closing effective January 15, 2018. Authors who distribute with Pronoun need to shift to other distributors or do all the distribution themselves. Here’s a quick overview of things to consider if you’re one of these authors.
I’m delighted to have A.M. Leibowitz on my blog today to talk about their new book, Keeping the Faith, the third book in the Faithfully Yours series published by Supposed Crimes. A.M. and I have a lot in common, both being deeply interested in religion and LGBTQIA spiritual journeys, and that’s the focus of the Faithfully Yours series as well. …Read more
When you’ve revised your story so many times you can no longer see its flaws, online copyediting software can help. Here are four of the best for writers. …Read more
Eddy LeFey over at Land of the Book Fairies reviewed Myths, Moons, and Mayhem earlier this week and immediately won me over with this tidbit: Unlike some people, it seems, I enjoy a good short story, especially if it comes packaged with stories from multiple authors. Variety is the spice of life after all. That right there … Read more
If you like a good adventure story with plenty of danger, but the assurance that everything ends up well in the end, the gay historical romance Sweet William is a great fit for you. …Read more
I spent my childhood moving from country to country and currently live in a neighborhood where I regularly overhear conversations in half a dozen languages, so I always enjoy reading about people’s experiences learning about new cultures. As part of the Myths, Moons, and Mayhem blog tour, author Elizabeth Caldwell stopped by the Alpha Book Club to talk about encountering Mexico’s Day of the Dead for the first time in her home country across the Atlantic. …Read more
Janine Ashbless invited Myths, Moons, and Mayhem back to her blog for Blue Monday this week. She featured an excerpt from Morgan Elektra’s “The Endless Knot,” the passionate story of a vampire and werewolf who couldn’t keep their fiery relationship from burning itself to the ground. One Halloween night in New Orleans, a human named Beau shows them how to rekindle it to a steady flame.