April 2015 Reading Log

Fiction: Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay Book 4) by Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt is a male/male romance. I’d read one book previously in this series, which focuses on the creative personalities surrounding a series of werewolf books and the television series that follows (based on the two I’ve read!). This was the werewolf series author’s […]

Paranormal Allegories

I have a post on Heroes and Heartbreakers today: “If You Build It, They Will Come: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy.” Now, on to today’s post! What do the paranormal creatures in Paranormal Romance represent? Are they allegories? You could say, sometimes a gorgon is just a gorgon. I think, though, it’s valuable to think about […]

Occupied Lands in World War One

The novel I’m working on now, a sequel to The Moonlight Mistress, focuses on the main werewolf characters from that novel and their marriage of convenience. Tanneken, the female werewolf, was working as a spy in the previous novel, so I decided to make her activities central to the plot. These are the books I’ve […]

Werewolves All Over the World

I think that the werewolves currently depicted in paranormal romance are, gradually, creating a new idea of what a werewolf in fiction ought to be – in other words, reader expectation is being affected by what mythological details writers choose to present, or invent. Also, of course, writers who read in their genre can’t help […]

Moonlight Mistress excerpt – First Meeting with the Villain

In this scene, the two werewolves Tanneken and Ashby meet their captor, Herr Kauz, for the first time (Tanneken has met him before the novel begins, but this is the reader’s introduction to him). When describing Herr Kauz, I call him a traditional Evil Scientist. # Tanneken woke in a cage, together with Ashby. Crouched […]