Why do I write mysteries with cats in them? – Guest Post by Clea Simon, Author of A Spell of Murder

GUEST POST –Why do I write mysteries with cats in them? Isn’t it obvious? Cats make the best characters! Although not all of my books feature cats, most do. In fact, all but one of my 25 mysteries features cats prominently. Sometimes, the cats are the narrators – like in my Blackie and Care series. Sometimes, Read More


Thirteen Nocturnes by Oliver Sheppard Genre: Gothic, Dark Poetry Combining lush Gothic lyricism with postmodern experimentation, Oliver Sheppard’s second collection of verse, Thirteen Nocturnes, presents a nightmare vision of a world in the grip of apocalypse and shadow–a world where “a nighttime of years never-ending” becomes “a darkness severe and unbending,” and where life is Read More

Book Review – Mr Scarletti’s Ghost by Linda Stratmann

About the Book: Mr. Scarletti’s Ghost by Linda Stratmann Psychics and mediums have become all the rage in fashionable Brighton. But can they really communicate with the dead? Mina Scarletti, a local authoress, is sceptical. But when her recently widowed mother insists on hosting a séance, she agrees to take part.  Miss Eustace certainly seems convincing, and Read More

Guest Post – Behind the Story by Andie M. Long

Rite to Reign Boxed Set Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Something wicked this way comes… Willful witches, supernatural sorcerers, cruel queens, and powerful priestesses fall out of favor and rise to rule in this highly sought-after collection of spellbinding stories! More than 20 award-winning and bestselling authors have come together to curate this bewitching Read More

Book Review – House of Shadows by Darcy Coates

About the Book Sophie’s world is shattered when disaster bankrupts her family. She’s still reeling from the news when she’s offered an unexpected solution: Mr Argenton, a wealthy stranger, asks for her hand in marriage. Marrying Mr Argenton will restore her family’s fortunes and save them from scandal, but condemns Sophie to a life in Read More

Interview With Christina Britton, Author of The Viscount's Promise

The Viscount’s Promise The Twice Shy Series Book 2 by Christina Britton Genre: Historical Romance Pub Date: 10/30/18 Lady Emily Masters has harbored a secret infatuation for the dashing Malcolm Arborn, Viscount Morley since a childhood accident claimed the life of her twin brother and left her own face scarred. But when fate brings them Read More

Interview with Marie Tremayne, Author of The Viscount Can Wait

After five years away, Lady Eliza Cartwick isn’t relishing returning to the whirl of the London season. But the young widow knows to ensure the best future for herself and her young daughter Rosa, she must remarry. If only Lord Evanston, the dashing rogue who has haunted her dreams since she was sixteen, didn’t insist Read More

To Prologue or Not To Prologue? MFRWAuthor 2018 Week 42

This week’s writing prompt is,  Prologue or No? I’m not a particular fan of prologues or epilogues. I think if something is vital to the story, it should be included in the story proper. There are some exceptions to this, of course. In my book The Vampire’s Daughter, there is a prologue, but that is Read More