Erotica, fantasy, and horror writer.

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    [Reading Challenge 2018]
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The Little Merfish

The Little Mermaid received quite a surprise when she tried to return to the sea. (Strange how horrific a mythological creature becomes when its parts are reversed.)

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/21/17: Magic Users

Continuing on my theme of randomly-generated magic spells items, let’s look at wizards and magic users in fantasy fiction. There are many memorable characters that come to mind, and if there’s one thing they have in common, it’s an unforgettable name. For example, Gandalf the Gray. Short and to the point; and more importantly, much …

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Heart Anatomy

The human heart contains surprising intricacies, and they are not just those of muscle tissue.

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 6/14/17… wait, there’s more! (Spells, that is.)

Because it was just too much damn fun to come up with these. Another selection of free spells to add to your campaign, story, novel, game, comic, whatever. Chantsuma’s Wondrous Cacophony:  Creates a mosaic of noise around the target, a mix of music, voices, animal cries, thunder, chants, roaring waves, bird calls, crashing objects, etc. …

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Reading Challenge 2017]

  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Random House, 2006 [Challenge #2: A book taking place in Asia] Of all the books I’ve read in the first half of the year, this is the one that’s stuck with me the most, because it delivered far more than the blurb and cursory glances …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/14/17: Magic

Let’s talk about spells. One of the things I loved about Jack Vance’s Dying Earth series, and some of his other works, was the naming of his spells, magical items, and magic practioners. Iucounu the Laughing Magician; that has a certain ring, doesn’t it? Or the Walking Boat, which has legs, and, naturally, clambers over …

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The Aviary Gate [Reading Challenge 2017]

The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman Bloomsbury, USA, 2010 Challenge #7: A book in a new-to-you genre (Note: I am reading and blogging these Challenge books out of order) For this challenge, I chose The Aviary Gate, by Katie Hickman, from my pile of TBRs. From the cover copy I assumed it was historical romance, …

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Death’s Erotic Thrill

There’s nothing more to be said here. (Kiss of Death Statue at The El Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona)

Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/7/17

Starting a new series on this site, Worldbuilding Wednesday, a selection of randomly generated people, places, things, and concepts suitable for incorporating into fantasy — or any speculative — fiction, courtesy of my continued experimentation with Gammadyne’s excellent Random Word Generator. All are free for any writer to use; I have no claim on them. …

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Black Queen I

It’s when she lifts the veil that you have to worry. (Photo by Daniel Jung)