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Druidic Symbol Design

DRUID SYMBOL

Being Irish, the Druids have always fascinated me. The Druids of Ireland were a very learned and intensely religious breed. They considered themselves to be Servants of Truth, and Sacred Scientists, being as learned as they were in matters of astronomy, alchemy, chemistry, literature, religion, spirituality and many other subjects. They also lived with a … Read more

Urban Fantasy: 10 Tough Guy Urban Fantasy Series You Need To Read

URBAN FANTASY

Urban fantasy with a male lead–or tough guy urban fantasy as it is sometimes known–has seen something of a resurgence in the last few years. Once upon a time, the urban fantasy genre was dominated mostly by books featuring female protagonists from authors such as Kim Harrison, Laurel K Hamilton and Patricia Briggs to name … Read more

Blood Sacrifice Becomes Amazon Bestseller!

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Last Friday, the first book in the Sorcerer’s Creed series, Blood Sacrifice, was promoted by the mighty BookBub. Thanks to that promotion, Blood Sacrifice became a bestseller on Amazon, rising to the top of the charts in each of the book’s categories.   Needless to say, I’m ecstatic that the book, and indeed the whole … Read more

Writing Urban Fantasy To Market: The Truth

WRITING URBAN FANTASY

Before we begin, let me point out that this article is not intended to be some sort of blueprint for “How To Write A Bestselling Urban Fantasy Series”. The article merely outlines the research I did before I started writing the male urban fantasy series that I’m still hard at work on. As well as … Read more

Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

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Chuck Wendig has a way with words. He is one of the most talented writers I have come across in a while. Actually, let me correct that. Chuck Wendig is one of the most practiced writers I have come across in a while, because as we all know (or should know anyway) talent is overrated … Read more

Morally Gray Characters

I have always enjoyed reading about morally ambiguous characters in fiction. Such characters, to me, are much more interesting than straight down the line good or evil characters. The fact is, we live in a world of gray, not black and white. Almost everyone can go one way or the other at any time, and … Read more

The Best Urban Fantasy TV Shows Ever [UPDATED 2020]

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9 Urban fantasy isn’t just a literary genre; it’s also a TV genre, even if it isn’t necessarily referred to as such by many people in TV Land. Urban fantasy shows have been around for quite a while now, starting with the likes of the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, both of which were more … Read more

Why I Chose To Write In The Urban Fantasy Genre

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I hesitated to use the name Urban Fantasy in this article, mainly because these days it is often too closely associated with Paranormal Romance, which does nothing to describe the kind of books that I write. To me, Urban Fantasy describes a type of fiction that features supernatural characters in a realistic setting, which can … Read more