5 Reasons to be Scared of the Fae

Vampires and werewolves are thoroughly entrenched in horror movies and literature. The fae, though? Not so much. Which is a shame, because they can be super creepy and dangerous. The Wild Hunt Lock your doors. Hide your kids. The Wild Hunt is coming. What is the Wild Hunt? That’s actually up for debate. Sometimes aContinue reading “5 Reasons to be Scared of the Fae”

Who’s the Ultimate Witch in Superhero Comics?

What is a witch? It seems like an easy question. Pointy hat. Black cat. Casts spells. Might have warts. You know—a witch. But is “witch” just a catch-all term for female magic users? What’s the difference between a witch and a sorceress or a mage? Is the flying broom absolutely necessary? Lots of superheroes haveContinue reading “Who’s the Ultimate Witch in Superhero Comics?”

I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag in a while and saw this one over at One Book More. It seemed like a good chance to examine my TBR pile, which–like the universe–is large and always expanding. A Book That a Certain Friend is Always Telling You to Read Well, NeriSiren does mention the October Daye series aContinue reading “I Should Have Read That Book Tag”

5 Ways You’d Probably Die in an Urban Fantasy Novel

“If you could live in any fictional world, what would it be?” Does that question give anyone else anxiety? Like sure, it would be nice to visit Middle Earth, but I don’t want to get murdered by bands of roving orcs. The Star Wars universe? Noooo, thank you. Did you see that new Death Star?Continue reading “5 Ways You’d Probably Die in an Urban Fantasy Novel”

9 Superheroines who don’t have Superpowers (and don’t need them)

Wonder Woman has the power of the gods. Captain Marvel can punch a hole in a spaceship. The Scarlet Witch…can sometimes do magic, or probability manipulation, or telekinesis/telepathy. It’s confusing. In my current novel, I’m writing a main character who takes on magic and monsters with no powers of her own, so today, I wantContinue reading “9 Superheroines who don’t have Superpowers (and don’t need them)”

5 Favorite Vintage Sci-Fi Tropes

Did you know January is Vintage Science Fiction month? I didn’t until I saw the hashtag on Twitter, which piqued my interest, because I love old sci-fi. You can feel the enthusiasm and energy in a lot of those old space travel stories, written in a time where mankind was just venturing beyond Earth’s atmosphere,Continue reading “5 Favorite Vintage Sci-Fi Tropes”

5 Short Stories About Witches (that you can read for free right now)

I’m going to be a witch this Halloween. I’ve got the hat and the black dress, and I just need to figure out my makeup. Witches have always been one my favorite paranormal beings. Maybe it’s the spells and potions or the feminist undertones. It could also be a side-effect of growing up reading HarryContinue reading “5 Short Stories About Witches (that you can read for free right now)”

5 Supernatural Superheroes who Deserve more Spotlight

October is finally here, and that means a month filled with jack o’ lanterns, witches, and ghosts. Although, to be honest, I don’t limit that spooky energy to October. I get my fix year-round by reading paranormal fiction. There’s something about things that go bump in the night that I just can’t get enough ofContinue reading “5 Supernatural Superheroes who Deserve more Spotlight”

10 Female Supervillains (who are Cooler than most Heroes)

Superheroines can be powerful role models for girls. They show that women can be brave, smart, and control their own stories, which is an excellent lesson for both girls and boys. I can only imagine the impact movies like Wonder Woman and comics like Ms. Marvel and Moon Girl have on kids. Superheroes have alwaysContinue reading “10 Female Supervillains (who are Cooler than most Heroes)”

Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations

“The book was better.” If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that about a movie or TV show, I… well, I wouldn’t be rich, but I could certainly buy myself something nice. Adaptations of books to the big and small screen have a tricky balancing act to pull off. It’s impossible toContinue reading “Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations”