New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Ciao, amici! It's been a long while since I had something to share on Vocal. Today, that changes. Vocal is running a contest for the best first chapter of a potential fantasy story. Their only requirements are length (between 600 and 5,000 words) and that it starts with the sentence: There weren’t always dragons in … Continue reading New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

C.S. Boyack’s #bookrelease: WRECK OF THE LANTERNFISH #adventure #pirates

Ciao, amici! I've got a real treat for you today. If you're a speculative fiction fan, you've surely come across the work of this wildly inventive author. His creativity is legendary, and some of my favorite characters of his---the root monsters---say goodbye to us in this third and final installment of the series. As the … Continue reading C.S. Boyack’s #bookrelease: WRECK OF THE LANTERNFISH #adventure #pirates

#bookreviews THINGS OLD AND FORGOTTEN and THE STOWAWAY #fantasy #thriller

Ciao, amici! I have two reviews for you today, and the offerings couldn't be more different. Because I have more than one, let me get right to business. https://smile.amazon.com/Things-Old-Forgotten-Mae-Clair-ebook/dp/B09HP4Q6QC ★★★★★ Impossible to Pick a Favorite Talk about a journey to worlds beyond the borders of imagination. Mae Clair pens a collection of mystical, magical tales … Continue reading #bookreviews THINGS OLD AND FORGOTTEN and THE STOWAWAY #fantasy #thriller

Something Old, Something New… #newrelease by Mae Clair #anthology

Ciao, amici! It's always a pleasure to open my blog to other writers. I'm delighted to welcome new guests just as much as people I've known and adored for ages. Today, I have the pleasure of hosting not only an extremely gifted writer, but also one with whom I share a long and lovely history. … Continue reading Something Old, Something New… #newrelease by Mae Clair #anthology

Two #BookReviews: LUNAR BOOGIE and THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH #fantasy #paranormal

Ciao, amici! I've got two book reviews for you today. Sorry if I'm a bit long-winded, but I really enjoyed both of them. Bear with me while I share my thoughts. Without further ado... https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B094GG6VGK My Review: ★★★★ Things Just Got Real In the latest installment of this must-read series, Boyack upped the stakes. The … Continue reading Two #BookReviews: LUNAR BOOGIE and THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH #fantasy #paranormal

John Howell’s ETERNAL ROAD: THE FINAL STOP

Ciao, amici! I've said it before, and I'll say it again---I absolutely LOVE hosting people on my site. It's so exciting when someone is launching a new book and I get to talk about it. Today, I have the pleasure of hosting fellow Story Empire author John Howell, who's here to talk about his new book, … Continue reading John Howell’s ETERNAL ROAD: THE FINAL STOP

D. Wallace Peach’s #bookrelease LIARS AND THIEVES

Ciao, amici! Today I have a real treat for you. It's my pleasure to welcome to the blog for the first time (and hopefully first of many) D. Wallace Peach. You've probably seen her in the comment threads. I hope you're a follower of her blog. Once you read this post, I know you'll be … Continue reading D. Wallace Peach’s #bookrelease LIARS AND THIEVES

7 Tips to Crafting Emotionally-Meaty Monsters

Ciao, amici! I have a treat for you today. This week, I'm giving you not one, but two new-to-this-blog authors. On Tuesday, we spent some time in a soft and sweet genre. Now it's time to bare our fangs and get down and dirty. I've got Charles E. Yallowitz here today, and he's excited (as … Continue reading 7 Tips to Crafting Emotionally-Meaty Monsters

#Bookreview: C.S. Boyack’s VOYAGE OF THE LANTERNFISH

Ciao, amici! If you've been following this blog for a while, you've seen me host C.S. Boyack before and/or discuss his work. His creative take on speculative fiction is unparalleled. And if you're only a recent follower, you may have seen him here when he did his blog tour for his latest release, Voyage of the … Continue reading #Bookreview: C.S. Boyack’s VOYAGE OF THE LANTERNFISH