Like anything else, media can impact how we see ourselves, and I hope that some young reader might take away a positive idea of the importance of consent, not just in sex, but in all areas of their lives.
Did you know that Halloween Romance was a thing? Every year I am bombarded with Christmas Romance (not that I am complaining too much!), but I've not stumbled into a wide array of Halloween-themed ones. I am sure If the Broom Fits is not the first one of its kind, but it's the first one that ran across my RADAR, and from an author whose stories I already trust to be great.
You are my very first book baby. We grew up in this wacky world of indie author-hood together. I learned so much from you, good and bad. You are my dream come to life.
Older adults love to read Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult fiction. But are our critiques of these stories, which are not written for us, always fair?
I wish I'd had more media available to tell me this. I wish someone had known that someone like me would need to know that I was not wrong, dirty, or bad. That my feelings were perfectly normal.
The ARC reviews for Blood of the True Believer are starting to trickle in, with release day ONLY NINE DAYS AWAY! Can you tell I'm excited?
You ever pick up a book so fast based on the elevator pitch alone? That's exactly what I did when I saw the blurb for Nadia Gilkes' Woke Up Dead.
If you enjoy horror, this is a great psychological slasher that keeps tension building upon tension. Give it a chance, and may it be your gateway to Indigenous spec-fic!