Category Archives: Guest Posts

Finding Favor: A New Take on Jane Austen + Why Ms. Austen Rocks

Today, I've got a whole mess of awesomeness for you with a book review (and recommendation), a giveaway, and a guest post... So read on!

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True, it's been awhile since I've indulged, but many of you know I'm a huge fan of the classics. Among my favorites are Les Miserables, Ulysses, Jane Eyre, and Love in the Time of Cholera. I also have a

Learning to Believe in Happily-Ever-Afters: A Guest Post by… Me?

As many of you know by now, I've fractured myself to create a-whole-nother writerly identity (I think it happened through mitosis or something). Well, today marks the official birth of my romance-writing alter-alias, Darby Davenport, with the launch of her (read: my) first romance novella, Walk Away with Me.

To celebrate, I have two awesome giveaways running on Darby's blog (

There are 4 kinds of zombies apocalypse survivors. Which one are you? Guest Post and Giveaway with Angela Scott

Today I'm delighted to welcome my Evolved Publishing sister-in-arms, Angela Scott, to the blog. This week, EP has a crazy awesome pre-holiday blog hop going on with 20 autographed books up for grabs!  As part of this event, Angela stopped by to help us prepare for the zombie apocalypse, and--gee golly, gee wiz--if that ain't just the nicest thing to do! So read on, prepare for the uprising, and enter to

Finding the courage to tell my story: Guest post and giveaway with Megan Morrison

Today I'm delighted to welcome my Evolved Publishing sister-in-arms, Megan Morrison, to the blog. This week, EP has a crazy awesome pre-holiday blog hop going on with 20 autographed books up for grabs!  As part of this event, Megan stopped by to tell us about why she chose to write her memoir and how that's proven to be a fantastic decision. Read on from some life lessons from And Then It

Bella Swan versus Simmi Shergill: An analysis of why we root for one and hate the other

This is a guest post by Farsighted super fan, Rebecca Boucher

"I'd rather you hate my characters than forget them," I often say, and it's true. None of my characters has been more universally hated than Simmi Shergill, the protagonist of Open Heart. Through buckets of tears, I gave this character my deepest, most crippling insecurities coupled with the standard teenage angst. I loved her, because I pitied

Top 10 Reasons It’d be Awesome to have a Dragon as a Pet in the 21st Century

This is a guest post by CP Bialois

Hello everyone! I want to thank the wonderful Emlyn Chand for allowing me to usurp control of her blog for the day to promote my latest release, The Sword and the Flame: The Purging, coming September 6, 2012 coming to an amazon.com near you.

Since my book has to do with a giant red dragon attempting to awake and

Finding Friendship in the Pages of Great Literature by Brian Holers

I’m pleased to present this guest post by the always-remarkable Brian Holers as part of the Relationships Blog Hop. It’s a neat thing I’m participating in this week with three other lit fic authors. We each chose a different type of relationship to celebrate, and I chose friendship. Here’s what Brian has to say about that (and I whole-heartedly concur):

Human nature compels us to compare ourselves to

Have you ever had a Friend? A guest post by Stevie Mikayne

I’m pleased to present this guest post by the inspiring Stevie Mikayne--seriously this woman is an amazing author, editor, and friend--as part of the Relationships Blog Hop. It’s a neat thing I’m participating in this week with three other lit fic authors. We each chose a different type of relationship to celebrate, and I chose friendship. Here’s what Stevie has to say about that (and like the woman herself, it's quite interesting):