11. Do your nails, somewhat last minute, because you didn't want to risk chipping them earlier. Shape them to points, which goes with the costume but will also prove functional.
The test takers assessed their own powers of creativity, but their results were also evaluated by an algorithm that determined the vividness of their descriptions. The creative experts, of course, composed significantly more vivid, more detailed imaginings.
Rurik stopped and stared in awe. The runner was glorious, her breath unfurling though she hardly panted. Wavy red hair, as long as her waist, fluttered around her like a tattered cape, glittering with snow. The color was and radiant against the tundra. She was almost on top of him, but hadn’t spotted him yet, … Continue reading Teaser from “Gingerbread and the Fox”
Aftercare in BDSM Romances seem to emphasize medical care way more than I've seen IRL. Particularly when the Dom applies antiseptic and lotion to welts on the sub. Aftercare interactions I've seen consist far more of cuddling, soft-spoken words, caressing, and fetching water. Is this conscientious logic from writers, acknowledgment to the criers who would … Continue reading BDSM Aftercare in Romances and IRL
Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey My rating: 4 of 5 stars The adaptation of Russian fairy tales to Urban Fantasy was unique. Definitely not the kinds of "vampires" and witches you read about in other books. While all the flashbacks added layers of history and authenticity, the plot was slow. The characters … Continue reading 4 Stars for Spells of Blood and Kin
See the list on Goodreads I've been reading a lot of romances lately, featuring super possessive billionaire heroes. (Warning: Some of these guys exhibit stalker-like behavior. They use their monetary resources to both protect the heroine and keep her close.) Trust Series by Kristin Mayer Everything for Her by Alexa Riley Trinity Trilogy by Audrey … Continue reading Insta-Possessive Billionaire Romances
His scent was primal and rich, thick in the back of her throat like molasses. He was her mate.
I accepted the position with Penguin Random House in NYC two weeks ago, but haven't written on it until now. Not for a lack of things to say... For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to work with books.
I struggle to write alone in my apartment. (My attention-piglet of a cat doesn't help.) I know many people who need to shut the rest of the world out to focus, but I write best when I'm around other people. Here are some suggestions for writing "socially":
Getting Traditionally Published is War: Since signing the contract and sharing my success with my writing friends, I sort of have survivor's guilt.