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It Doesn’t Need a Hero to Make a Difference: Author Interview with Yasmine Maher (Noblebright Spotlight)

Hello! Today we have noblebright Urban Fantasy debut author Yasmine Maher with us. When she's not writing Yasmine enjoys, among other things, playing with her cats and singing. I had the privilege of ARC reading her debut, Echo: The Curse of the Blackwood Witches a few months ago, and will hopefully be posting my review …

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Raina’s Fantastic Ramblings: The Fundamental Despair of the Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

I think The Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion – not so much The Hobbit – are pretty close to grimdark, or maybe dark. The way people use those two words sometimes gets me a bit confused. I don't think they're exceptionally gory or violent. But I do think they are definitely not about …

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Book Review: Sovereigns (Sovereigns of Bright and Shadow) by C.E. Page

Sovereigns Series: Sovereigns of Bright and Shadow, #3 Author: C.E. Page Genre: Fantasy Book Description: The barrier has been torn asunder. Now they must find the seat of the Sovereigns' power before the mortal realm and the Between collide, altering the fabric of the known realms forever. Under the Usurper's influence, Leon has left nothing …

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The Remarkable Blogger Tag

Hello! A few months past, E.G. Bella tagged me for the Remarkable Blogger Blog Tag, which originates from Selina. Rules Add the featured image Tag your post with #the remarkable blogger tag Pingback to original post Mention the creator Share something unique about you Answer the nine questions the person who nominated you has asked Ask …

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Book Review: Stranger Back Home (Fantastic Stranger) by E.L. Haines

Stranger Back Home Series: Fantastic Stranger, #1 Author: E.L. Haines Genre: Fantasy Comedy Book Description: One day, your father is a renowned diplomat. The next day, he's an infamous terrorist. When Sparrow is summoned to the reading of his father's last will and testament, the most he hoped for was a minor bequest. Instead, he …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Audrey Simmons with Child of the Moon

Hello! This lovely mid September day, I present you with Audrey Simmons, a writer (and digital artist - she makes lovely maps, by the way!) I met on Twitter some day ago, who published her debut novel and SPFBO 8 entree, Child of the Moon, earlier this same year! At her birth, Neoma was dubbed the Child …

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Raina’s Fantastic Ramblings: A Different Kind of Magic (Or Against Sanderson’s First Law of Magic)

Yep. I'm going up against Sanderson. Or at least contesting his model. And why shouldn't I? Why should I have more respect for his opinions and what he likes in a book and magic than my own opinions and tastes? And, no, I'm not going to give you three laws of writing magic, or one, …

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Book Review: Of Blood and Fire (The Bound and The Broken) by Ryan Cahill

Of Blood and Fire Series: The Bound and The Broken, #1 Author: Ryan Cahill Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Born in fire. Tempered in blood. Epheria is a land divided by war and mistrust. The High Lords of the South squabble and fight, only kept in check by the Dragonguard, traitors of a time long past, …

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