Where do you find free books?

Obviously authors should get paid for their work. If we can’t afford a computer or are stressing about how to pay rent, we’re not going to be able to write. But giving away the first book in a series for free, either as a limited-time sale or a permanent promotion, is a tried-and-true method ofContinue reading “Where do you find free books?”

Dark and Otherworldly Mood Boards

I love book aesthetics so much. I’ve posted a lot of them for the Dark and Otherworldly series on Twitter and Pinterest, but unless you’re stalking me on those platforms, chances are you’ve missed out on seeing at least some of them. So here’s a handy roundup! This one was basically an exercise in findingContinue reading “Dark and Otherworldly Mood Boards”

8 Funny Memes for Readers

I think we could all use a good laugh. Memes are one of the greatest (worst?) gifts the internet has given us, and here are seven only readers will appreciate. We’ve all been there. If we’re lucky, the book has a sequel. If not… you can either cry or throw the book across the room.Continue reading “8 Funny Memes for Readers”

How I Outline a Novel

Warning: this post contains spoilers for The Cruelest Curse, the third book in my Dark and Otherworldly urban fantasy series. If you haven’t read it yet, skip this post and come back later. Plotters versus Pantsers. It’s the eternal writer debate. Like Kirk versus Picard or Batman versus Superman. The question is this: Is itContinue reading “How I Outline a Novel”

End of Autumn Recap Tag

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m officially transitioning from autumn to Christmas-mode. Goodbye pumpkins and autumn leaves, hello snowflakes and icicles. At least in my head. I live in Florida, so it’s more like goodbye hot weather, hello slightly cooler weather, but I’ve got a snowy winter wonderland in my heart. I found the EndContinue reading “End of Autumn Recap Tag”

11 Indie Book Covers that are Knocking it out of the Park

Book covers are works of art. They’re also marketing tools. Being in complete control of your book cover can be a huge advantage of self-publishing. It’s also harder than you’d think. We authors (and by “we” I mostly mean “me” 😅) aren’t always savvy marketers, and designing a book cover that sells in a particularContinue reading “11 Indie Book Covers that are Knocking it out of the Park”

Ladies in Leather Jackets: An Urban Fantasy Book Cover Appreciation Post

Before I commissioned the cover for Poison and Honey, I did some serious market research–which is a term that in this case means “looking at pretty book covers on Pinterest and online bookstores for hours.” Oh, woe is me. The life of an author is so hard. Anyway, as I studied genre trends and theContinue reading “Ladies in Leather Jackets: An Urban Fantasy Book Cover Appreciation Post”

More About Poison and Honey

We’re about a month away from the release of Poison and Honey, and I’m getting really excited! Some positive early reviews are coming in, and if you have a Goodreads account, you can now add the book to your to-read list. A refresher on what it’s all about: Leigh Morgan has known that magic existedContinue reading “More About Poison and Honey”

Book Spotlight: The Persistence of Memory by Karen Janowsky

It’s no secret around here that I love superhero romance novels, so I was happy when author Karen Janowsky reached out to me about her series, The Persistence of Memory. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m definitely intrigued by the description. It gives me a Captain America vibe, which I am 100% here for.Continue reading “Book Spotlight: The Persistence of Memory by Karen Janowsky”

Bookish Travel Guide: Poison and Honey

Want to take a vacation? How about a trip to an untamed wilderness that’s home to skittish sprites and ancient monsters? Visit a dark, decadent palace where lavish balls and hidden assassinations are weekly occurrences. Take a stroll by the misty seashore, and stay on the lookout for scaly creatures from the depths. I’m planningContinue reading “Bookish Travel Guide: Poison and Honey”