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[Small Stitch Reviews] Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (Five Chapter Preview)

The first five chapters of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone are the most stressful things that I’ve ever read. And believe me, they’re so worth it. When I first heard of Adeyemi’s success and talent (the bidding war and … Continue reading

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The Consort – Prologue

Iirin receives a visitor that will change his life forever. On the Moonsday morning that changed Iirin’s life, the kitchen that fed the temple-orphanage’s dozens of inhabitants was empty. The lack of noise and of the usual clattering noises of … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages

Title: Wicked Wonders Author: Ellen Klages (Twitter) Rating: Recommended (Sort of) Genre/Category: Slice of Life, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Story Collection, Queer Fiction Release Date: May 2, 2017 Publisher:  Tachyon Publications Order Here: AMAZON | TACHYON PUBLICATIONS Note: I received a … Continue reading

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Breaking and Entering – Original Fiction

Notes: This original fantasy (almost romance) story has been in the works for a LONG time and I’m happy that I can finally share it with you all! The gorgeous art pieces in this post are all parts of a commission … Continue reading

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Protected: [Cover Reveal] 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

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The Bride’s Choice – Original Fiction

Promised to a being that lives in the waters between her village and the rest of the world, a young woman walks to what will surely be her doom. ❧❧❧❧ I walk until I see the shoreline, the hem of … Continue reading

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Breaking and Entering – Birthday Art and Story Snippet

My darling and talented friend Vi (who I’ve commissioned to draw art for this story because she’s GREAT) surprised me with a super cute birthday sketch of Asra, one of the main characters  in my short story “Breaking and Entering”. Not only … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson

Title: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Author: Kij Johnson Rating: Recommended Genre/Category: Fantasy, Multiverses, Alternate Worlds, Adventure, Lovecraftian Horror Release Date: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Order Here: AMAZON | AMAZON (KINDLE) | BARNES AND NOBLE Note: I received a … Continue reading

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The Pup – Original Fiction

Kabi didn’t mean to adopt a killer whale pup. Note: A shorter version of this piece was originally hosted on Patreon! Kabi didn’t mean to adopt a killer whale pup. She’d been swimming several leagues from the village, chasing her … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Every Heart A Doorway

Title: Every Heart A Doorway Author: Seanan McGuire (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Fantasy, Multiverses, Alternate Worlds, Mysteries, Murder Release Date: April 5, 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Order Here: AMAZON | AMAZON (KINDLE) | BARNES AND NOBLE   Every Heart A … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Jewel and Her Lapidary

Title: The Jewel and Her Lapidary Author: Fran Wilde (Twitter) Rating: Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Fantasy, Politics Release Date: May 3 2016 Publisher: Tor.com Order Here: AMAZON  (KINDLE)| AMAZON (PRINT) | BARNES & NOBLE (PRINT) Note: I received a free copy … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair

Title: Lustlocked: A Sin du Jour Affair Author: Matt Wallace Rating: So Freaking Highly Recommended Genre/Category: Urban Fantasy, Fae & Faries Release Date: January 26, 2016 Publisher: Tor Order Here: AMAZON | AMAZON (KINDLE) | BARNES AND NOBLE It’s officially … Continue reading

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The Kelpie in the Canal – Now Up On Patreon

At first, when Danae sees the horse in the canal, she thinks that she’s dreaming. This is one of the stories that is going to show up in my fantasy collection sometime in the early parts of next year. Set … Continue reading

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Don’t know from nothing – Original Fiction

Originally posted on Tumblr on September 28, 2013. After closing, Naeem’s bodyguard Malachi arrives at the café to deliver plenty of harsh words for Josie along with her clothes for the evening. Later, Josie gets the rug pulled from underneath … Continue reading

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“A product of their time” – Observations on racist (but lauded) writers after Octopussy

Yesterday I decided to use my last Audible credit on a collection of Ian Fleming short stories. I’m working through Fleming’s original canon very slowly and when I saw that the audiobook for “Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other … Continue reading

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