Today I am very excited not only to announce my new free serial Idiot Mage & Sassy Stallion but to introduce you to the wonderful Kasia Bacon! Kasia has a new story coming out Monday, June 11th, in her Order Series. If you haven’t had a chance to read The Mutt and The Highlander I highly recommend them. They are quick reads full of … Read More New Release with Author Kasia Bacon
June is here and for those of us in the States, that means Pride Month! It is a month to celebrate the MOGAI (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments and Intersex) community and how far we’ve come and where we are headed. It is also a great month to look at our writing and see where we stand with our commitment to writing with diversity. With … Read More Pride Month Diversity Commitment and a New Workshop!
She is queen and a widow, and an invading army is approaching the castle. The enemy covets the mountain of gold buried under the fortress, and many of the queen’s subjects have fled. As a bitter wind sweeps over the castle walls and whispers to the queen, a stranger arrives at the gate begging to be allowed in. She’s injured, but Rapunzel recognizes … Read More Book Review: Rapunzel’s Surrender by Jacinta Laurenti
If you’re like me and have been anxiously awaiting news on when Forbidden Enchantment will be released—wait no longer! The pre-order is here with a tentative release date of Jan 10th! Sidhe cannot lie. Yet Cedric lies about everything from being happy to being human. Hiding his true appearance with glamor runes, he’s managed to live quietly among humans for nearly fifty years. But … Read More Forbidden Enchantment Pre-Order
It’s finally here! The cover for my fantasy Forbidden Enchantment. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this story and these characters. While it still features many things you’ve come to expect from my writing, it’s also a little bit of a departure from my normal style, but in a good way. Inspired by a prompt and the urge to write high … Read More Cover Reveal: Forbidden Enchantment
October is my month to read and plan for NaNoWriMo. It’s a good way for me to get through my TBR pile … if it quit growing. Anyway, I decided to kick the month off with the brand new release Seers Stone by Holly Evans. Part of the Ink Born world, it is full of fun and magic. Here is the official blurb: My … Read More Book Review: Seer’s Stone by Holly Evans
It has been quite a while since I’ve read urban fantasy yet this past month I’ve seemingly been on a UF kick. While it’s not high on my list of go-to genre’s (mostly due to lack of MOGAI representation) I have enjoyed it in the past. Which is what makes Evans’ book all that much more fun to me. When I picked up Stolen Ink … Read More Book Review: Blood & Ink by Holly Evans
With the end of a tumultuous and tragic Pride month there are more concerns than ever about how gay men are represented in media. So how can you, as a responsible author, help dispel many of the harmful stereotypes that lead people to commit horrible atrocities? By accurately and sensitively writing gay men. Please allow me to offer a few words of advice on … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: Gay Male Characters
It’s been a rough year for fictional lesbians and not a great one for the rest of the MOGAI population either. I don’t have any new words to say about Orlando that haven’t already been spoken. I can only move forward and hope this series inspires you to write even more queer characters so that many more people can read your stories and see … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: Lesbians
Transgender issues have been in the spotlight lately with Target’s new policy and North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation. Neither of these news items tell us much about just what it is like to be a trans person, other than that going to the bathroom in public places can be like playing Russian roulette where all the chambers are filled but one. I decided to go … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: Writing a Character Who is Transgender
Yesterday on Tumblr I had an anon ask an excellent question about gender dysphoria and what having an episode feels like. So I thought I would share it with you all here as well. This is one of those things that unless you experience it yourself it can be difficult to comprehend. I did my best to explain it but I highly recommend that … Read More Going Over the Rainbow: What is Gender Dysphoria?