New Release! Check out this giveaway for LEGENDS OF THE VEIL, a fae anthology!

Slip into the seelie realm with this collection of paranormal short stories dedicated to ancient magical creatures with the power of silver tongues and a talent for trickery. LEGENDS OF THE VEIL, the fourth action-packed anthology in the Summer of Supernaturals series featuring fae from eight of today’s best urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors. …

Guest Post! WRITING WIDE by J.S. Wayne

Writing Wide I’m easily bored. I hate convention. I hate tropes, though I often find myself weaving them into my stories without conscious intent. I despise “the usual” and am always looking for a way to do things differently, some way to shake up the system and cause a little disruption in people’s expectations. This …

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Rebecca Chastain, Author of A Fistful of Fire (@Author_Rebecca)

Madison Fox survived her first week as California’s newest illuminant enforcer, defending her region against imps, vervet, hounds, and one lascivious demon. If her grumpy boss, Mr. Pitt, was impressed, he hasn’t told Madison. In fact, there’s a lot her boss has been closemouthed about, including the dark secret haunting his past. But Madison’s problems …

GUEST POST: Meet Kirit and Nat by Fran Wilde, Author of Updraft (@fran_wilde)

Pure Textuality has asked me to write about Kirit and Nat, two of Updraft’s primary characters, their relationship, and their background. Kirit and Nat are two friends, separated by circumstance and luck. One is downtower, one up. For Kirit Densira, home — and her home tower — is a series of tiers that divide those …

GUEST POST: ​Surviving Valentine’s Day: Pauline Parril’s Advice for Married Women (by ​Collette Yvonne)

​​Surviving Valentine’s Day: Pauline Parril’s Advice for Married Women by Pauline Daley-Parril Valentine’s Day hashtags are proliferating on Twitter. That means one thing: #valentinesdayiscoming. For single women, the 14th of February is tough enough when it’s #nodate and #aloneagain. But for married women, Valentine’s Day is a #minefield #forgetaboutit #norosesforyousister #fml. For women in general, …

GUEST POST PART II by Author Jack Welles: Language and the Genre Novel

This is an excerpt from my booklet how I go about “Writing a Genre Novel” the full version of which is available for free on my website. I would like to start by putting the excerpt into context by giving a summary of the overview of my approach. I think of genre writing as having …

NEWS AND GUEST POST: The StoryBundle Experience by Joseph Lallo (@jrlallo)

On February 26th, my fantasy epic The Book of Deacon Trilogy was officially included in something called The Indie Fantasy Bundle. This is the latest offering from the good folks at StoryBundle.com, and it is the second time that I’ve worked with them (the first being the inclusion of my sci-fi books in their inaugural …

BLOG TOUR PROMO BLITZ, GIVEAWAY AND GUEST POST: Fighting To Survive (As the World Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater (@rhiannonfrater , @torbooks)

It’s time to clear the hotel.The fort has grown crowded as survivors of the zombie apocalypse have found safety between its walls.  Winter is coming; soon it will be too cold to live in tents and other makeshift shelters.  The leaders of the survivors—Katie, Jenni, Juan, Travis, and Nerit—decide it’s time for an assault on the zombie-occupied hotel that looms over the town square.A pitched battle in …

BLOG TOUR GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY: Forever Clan by January Bain (@JanuaryBain)

Sunday Rose’s soul mate is a vampire. If that isn’t difficult enough to deal with, she’s pregnant with a child that prophecy states can either help or destroy the vampire race. And there are those that fear either outcome. If she is to protect her child from those who would exploit the prophecy, she must …

BLOG TOUR GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY : Fang Girl by Helen Keeble (@HelenKeeble , @Giselleco)

Things That Are Destroying Jane Greene’s Undead Social Life Before It Can Even Begin: 1) A twelve-year-old brother who’s convinced she’s a zombie. 2) Parents who are begging her to turn them into vampires. 3) The pet goldfish she accidentally turns instead. 4) Weird superpowers that let her rip the heads off of every other vampire she meets.(Sounds …

BLOG TOUR GUEST POST: Does It Get Any Easier? by Thomas Enger

I guess when you work hard at something you eventually get better. At least, that’s my goal when I’m writing. I want each book to be better than the last one, and I am confident that I have achieved that goal with my first three novels (Burned – 2011, Pierced – 2012 , Scarred – …

GUEST POST: The Doorknob Society and a Brain Tumor by MJ Fletcher

“It’s a brain tumor.” You might be wondering what that sentence has to do with creating the Doorknob Society, everything really. The idea for DS came about a few years ago when I was annoyed with the choices I had for my daughter regarding female characters in books. I wanted her to have someone she …

GUEST POST: Freedom by Guest Author Erik Lynd (@ErikLynd)

I want to thank Jena and everybody at Pure Textuality for inviting me for a guest post.  This is a great site with a lot of information for both traditional and indie readers/authors, so I am honored that I was asked to participate.  My name is Erik Lynd and I write horror, dark fantasy, urban …

GUEST POST: Freedom by Guest Author Erik Lynd (@ErikLynd)

I want to thank Jena and everybody at Pure Textuality for inviting me for a guest post.  This is a great site with a lot of information for both traditional and indie readers/authors, so I am honored that I was asked to participate.  My name is Erik Lynd and I write horror, dark fantasy, urban …

GUES POST: November Blog Tour by Guest Author Ty Johnston (@jharmonwriter)

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City of Rogues, Bayne’s Climband More than Kin, all of which are available for the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Ty-Johnston/e/B002MCBQRU/ ), the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ty-johnston ) and online at Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/darkbow ). His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be …

GUES POST: November Blog Tour by Guest Author Ty Johnston (@jharmonwriter)

Fantasy author Ty Johnston’s blog tour 2011 is running from November 1 through November 30. His novels include City of Rogues, Bayne’s Climband More than Kin, all of which are available for the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Ty-Johnston/e/B002MCBQRU/ ), the Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/ty-johnston ) and online at Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/darkbow ). His latest novel, Ghosts of the Asylum, will be …

GUEST POST: The Antihero by Guest Author Eric Staggs (@somenewlanguage)

There’s no end to the books and guides, manuals even, written about writing. Set to that body of work with a ginsu knife and you can carve out probably a dozen or more sub-categories of study within the world of writing. I know my shelves are lined with books about writing. One topic that’s never …

GUEST POST: The Antihero by Guest Author Eric Staggs (@somenewlanguage)

There’s no end to the books and guides, manuals even, written about writing. Set to that body of work with a ginsu knife and you can carve out probably a dozen or more sub-categories of study within the world of writing. I know my shelves are lined with books about writing. One topic that’s never …