Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal

Phoenix Fire by Michelle Miles

Blog Diva - Saturday, November 10, 2012

Writing Phoenix Fire
I want to say a big thank you for inviting me here today to talk about my fantasy romance, PHOENIX FIRE.

I got the idea for the book because I had a dream. I know that sounds silly and probably cliché, but it’s true. I dreamed the climax of the book with Cassius and Elena dueling to the death in the arena. I dreamed her telling Valerius how she wouldn’t fight him because she was in love with him. And how Valerius, the healer and her friend, told her she had to because she didn’t have a choice. I knew her name was Elena just as I knew his name was Cassius. I even knew the antagonist was the evil emperor.  Read More

Warrior Reborn by Melissa Mayhue

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 27, 2012

Taking Our Talents for Granted

Have you ever had your own talents turn on you?

I’m guessing most of us will have to answer “Yes” to that question. How many times do we mindlessly take our talents or skills for granted? You know those moments where we’re so sure we know how to do something – and do it well! – that we just perform without conscious thought. Something we’ve done a thousand times. Only THIS time…  Read More

The Knights Druid by Shannan Albright

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 13, 2012

“Whatever Vance ordered you to do…don’t even think about it”

Buzz-cut took a step closer, his every move shadowed by his buddy Fugly. “Just what do you think a little thing like you could do?” Buzz-cut laughed.

Juliet pulled hard on the raw power woven through the earth and air. The surge prickled over her skin, crawling over her body like a million ants. Another beat of her heart and an electric buzz raced through her bloodstream making her lightheaded. Building energy this fast was a dangerous thing. It took a great deal of concentration to keep the swelling magic from going wild. Plus the body simply wasn’t built to withstand that much power forced into it. Much like an overloaded circuit board one uncontrolled surge and everything around a ten yard radius fried including the magic user.  Read More

Soul Weaver by Hailey Edwards

Blog Diva - Saturday, October 06, 2012

Soul Weaver Sneak Peek
Soft snores carried from the darkness on Nathaniel’s right. Weak sunlight slanted over his shoulder, cut through the gloom, and illuminated the weathered face of his mark. The mattress squeaked as the man rolled onto his back. His tangled

Nathaniel traced the cool metal handle of his shears, sheathed in their fitted holster. Read More

Boyfriend From Hell by Jaime Quaid

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BOYFRIEND FROM HELL is the first book in the Saturns’ Daughters series. A short excerpt can be found at http://jamiequaid.com/bfhexcerpt.shtml  but I thought you might enjoy a sneak preview of one of the later scenes. Tina has a slight anger management problem, but she really does try to control it…   Read More

Warrior Prince by Nancy J. Cohen

Blog Diva - Saturday, September 22, 2012

Theme Parks as Setting
Most people associate theme parks with fun, family, and fantasy. Where else can you go and completely immerse yourself in an imaginary world plus get greeted by globally recognized characters? Thrill rides, live shows, dining, and shopping all await you at these popular tourist attractions.  Read More

The Wolf Princess by Karen Whiddon

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Writing Life

A lot of people (non-writers) have a lot of misconceptions about professional writers.  Last year, I quit my office job to write full time.  Since then, my friend and family's responses have run the gamut from thinking I should be wearing diamond tiara's to asking how much I pay to get my books published.  When I say that the publisher pays ME, they look astounded.  (That just happened to me yesterday, so it's fresh in my mind.) Read More

Fair Game by Taylor Keating

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 18, 2012

River stubbed her toe on cardboard boxes stacked in one corner of the dark attic and tried not to swear. With a pencil-thin flashlight tucked between her teeth she stood still for a moment, listening, hoping no one had heard her, but the house below remained silent. Read More

Rise Of Hope by Kaily Hart

Blog Diva - Thursday, August 30, 2012

My latest release, RISE OF HOPE is the first book in a series that deals with an ancient, secret race of humans with unusual, incredible, fantastical abilities. I had a lot of fun developing the characters in this world and devising their powers *cue evil, maniacal laughter*. It’s not often you get to be the total and absolute queen of your own universe, you know?  Read More