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Discussion: We need more bad girl heroines.

I said what I said. But really: Why I’m over “good girls” There’s this constant need to heroines, it seems, who are so pure and selfless that they will always neglect their own needs and desires for the sake of their loved ones. This is done in a way that sometimes harms the heroine, and […]

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Friday Round Up: Posts I’ve Enjoyed

Note: I’ve decided to start doing these posts once a week on Fridays to coincide with Follow Fridays on Twitter! These posts may not necessarily have been written/published this week. Blog Posts Discussion – The Beauty Of Acknowledgements, Author’s Notes, And Associated Paratext on Stephen Writes Amazing Female Authors in Fantasy and Science Fiction on Witty and […]

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May 2021 Wrap Up

Life Update May has been a real doozy of a month y’all. I’ve mentioned many a time before that my job has always sucked due largely to poor management. Things really fell apart this month, and I ended up quitting in the middle of one of my shifts after being emotionally manipulated. We’re moving out […]

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Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 5/22

Yes! I am finally bringing back the wrap ups! Not sure I’ll bring back my weekly schedules, as not planning my posts in advance has been working for me this go around. But I like wrapping things up after a good week! What am I reading? Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s […]

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It’s release day for World Serpent Arcanist!

This is a pretty atypical post for me, but I’m excited, so who cares! Today is the release day for Shami Stovall’s fifth installment in the Frith Chronicles, called World Serpent Arcanist. You can find the Amazon listing here! For the record, I am not being paid to promote this book, author, or series, I’m […]

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Discussion: Why I’m Over Predatory Romance Tropes in 2020

Hello fellow readers, today’s topic will involve predatory romance tropes so please note this content warning: tropes involving predatory and potentially abusive behavior and relationships, manipulation, allusions to abuse and assault. There is a place in romance history for predatory tropes. For many women, experiencing sexual attraction to others was and still is considered inappropriate […]

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Character Discussion: Volke Savan from the Frith Chronicles

Who is Volke? Volke Savan is the first person POV narrator of Shami Stovall’s Frith Chronicles. In the first book he is introduced as a determined fifteen-year-old (fifteen being the age of adulthood in his fictional world) who wants to bond with a magical creature and become an arcanist. Volke reveals early on that his […]

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Some Changes to My Blog

Hello everybody! I’m not sure if you all may have noticed (those of you who follow me on Book Twitter may have) but this month has not been great for my motivation, my engagement, or my relationship with this blog. I was very excited to start Blogtober this year, as last year it was the […]

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Blogtober Day 19: Vampire Book Recommendations!

Yes, bookworms, the moment has come. My list of what books you should read to get into vampire lore and legend, a combination of creative ideas and classic tales! This list is a doozy and is absolutely not a full list of all my favorite vampire books. I’ll include a brief explanation of what kind […]

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Blogtober Day 16: A Peek at My Writing

Hello there! Full disclosure: This is kind of a throwaway post. I meant to post this as my day 15 of Blogtober, but the stress and depression of the past….months? I don’t rightly know, but that stress led to my not working on blog stuff yesterday or the day before really. So this post is […]