book covers, books, romance, writing

Bad Romance Book Covers

Too good not to share. Check out WTFBadRomanceCovers Even if you have never/will never read a romance novel, some of these are just hilarious. Also a study in "what not to do" with a book cover.

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authors, blog tour, fantasy, fiction, writing

Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction

Today I have a real treat for you guys. I'm delighted to host a guest post by Harry Connolly, author of the Twenty Palaces series, and The Great Way, his new fantasy trilogy. I've been a fan of Harry's for years, and was thrilled to be able to participate in Harry's blog tour. He has… Continue reading Guest Post – He Always Runs While Others Walk: Pacing in Fiction

art, books, fantasy, horror, Publishing, Vampires, writing

Moving Forward

  So it looks like it's really going to happen, I'm really going to unleash Andrej, Neko, and Anne-Marie on the world, probably late this summer. This is, quite frankly, terrifying. Honest to dog, I don't know how I'm going to make myself do all the obligatory marketing and selling. I don't want to become… Continue reading Moving Forward

art, books, fantasy, horror, Publishing, Vampires, writing

Cover Me

  My time lately has been concentrated on researching book covers: designs, designers, how-to, software, stock photos, pre-made vs. commissioned. What I've decided is since I want to give the book its best chance possible I am going to commission cover art. My reasons are thus: 1. I want good art that will stand out,… Continue reading Cover Me

books, fantasy, horror, Publishing, writing

Fun with Book Covers

Awhile back I started what was intended be a short story, and as usually happens it took on a life of its own. I couldn’t seem to find a way to wrap it up and keep it under 10k words, so at the urging of a couple of beta readers I’m pressing on and planning… Continue reading Fun with Book Covers

books, fantasy, Publishing, science fiction, science fiction, writing

More Bad Book Covers

I had thought the previous crop of tramp-stamped dommes in fetish gear wielding swords on book covers  was bad enough. But these two recently caught my eye, and I'm hoping this isn't the next trend. Come on. Who would ever walk around dressed like that, packing that much heat? If you're going to war, I… Continue reading More Bad Book Covers

books, horror, NaNoWriMo, Vampires, writing

NaNoWriMo Mock Book Cover

Thanks to a couple of Twitter pals, I decided to play around and make a mock cover for my vampire novel, which is still using the working title, Revenants Abroad. I hope Mr. Clemens doesn't mind. Here are a couple of things, very different in feel. Maybe this can serve as some inspiration for your… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Mock Book Cover

books, fantasy, Publishing, random thoughts, writing

I Need a Word with the Wardrobe Mistress

This has been bugging me for awhile now, and so I thought I’d share. What is up with this look? I’m not sure who these book covers are supposed to appeal to. The subject matter is all paranormal fantasy, and judging by the authors, I thought the target audience was 20-30-ish women. But judging by… Continue reading I Need a Word with the Wardrobe Mistress