I started reading romance novels when I was 13. They were awesome. (Sex.) Lots of pretty people, gorgeous settings, outrageous heroes and flamboyant heroines and … yes … sex. I never considered romance books to be “women’s novels.” They were books that I liked to read and the stories often satisfied me. Once you like […]

Guest Post for Jennifer Ponce Wow… I’ve been all over the place this last week… And its great to be here!! I’m Kristy Carey, and have been allowed to take control of your regularly scheduled program to instead wreak havoc, and let loose the dogs of war!!! ~Jennifer whispers to me something~ Or, write a […]

Bug Queen is my new book, born of an image in my head. This image was of a woman with her hair blown back by epic wind, her dress sweeping behind her, and an ominous tornado of bugs behind her that she was controlling. Here’s how that scene played out on the page: The bugs […]

I’m compelled to write about the notion of stealing ideas because it’s something I hear a lot, especially from newer writers. “I don’t want to share because someone might steal my idea.” A trip in time to steal Harry Potter Imagine, for a moment, that you are able to go back in time to 1995. […]

Blood drinkers, aka vampires (of course) were my first horror monster and still hold a special place in my heart. Vampires rock. There’s something about a great vampire tale that makes me smile, whether the vampire is a freak from Hell or a romantic lead. Sure, there are a lot of vampires out there in […]

Unless you took a social media free day in celebration of Labor Day weekend, you probably have seen the news about celebrities’ nude photos being leaked to the internet. News sites such as CNN, People Magazine, Yahoo, and more have been discussing the issue, some hinting that this leak is only to be expected. Some […]