Miles Cameron Interview – The Fall of Dragons
 

Miles Cameron

Interview - The Fall of Dragons

 
The Ten Strangest Races in Fantasy Literature
 

10 Strange Races in Fantasy

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Don’t Show, Don’t Tell – Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander
 

Don’t Show, Don’t Tell

Guest Blog by K. C. Alexander

 

Browsing all articles tagged with romance.

Romance in Fantasy – Part One

Romance in Fantasy – Part One 

I’ve said it before: I write romantic fantasy. I never start out a story intending to write romance, but somehow, romantic threads always show up. I used to fight this phenomenon, but I’ve grown to realize that I just like romantic storylines. Not romances, mind—I don’t read much romance that’s just romance for romance’s sake. […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love

Monthly Short Story Winner: Young Love 

This month’s stories are about people experiencing true love (or what they believe to be love) for the first time. I know that writing about feelings – and especially love – is quite hard too but since love is an integral part of life, it was about time to try writing about it. If you […]

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Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Two

Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Two
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The SPFBO team have completed their search for a finalist! Today, only one book remains, as we say farewell to Amy Rose Davis and Ravenmarked. You can read our review of our first place winner for part one here. G. R. Matthews: Well, here we are. Our final two. We’ve read a lot of books […]

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Three

Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Three
3.75

The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting (in no particular order) individual reviews for those who don’t make it as and when we eliminate them. Now, only three books remain as we say farewell to L. Penelope and Song of […]

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Yseult by Ruth Nestvold – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Five

Yseult by Ruth Nestvold – SPFBO Review: And Then There Were Five
3.5

The SPFBO team are making steady progress in our search for a finalist. To avoid cruelly stretching things out, we’ll be posting individual reviews for those who don’t make it as we eliminate them rather than waiting till we’ve picked our winner. Please note that we’re not reading (or eliminating) these in any particular order […]

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Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim?

Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim? 

The genre of high fantasy romance (sometimes simply called fantasy romance), offers what its title suggests. You can expect elements of epic high fantasy: invented worlds, fantasy creatures, magic, royalty, great forces of evil to defeat. You can also expect a focus on romance, love, sex and sexual attraction. However, if you read a lot […]

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
4.75

A roller coaster of emotions in the conclusion to the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss is one of the few books I’ve read this year that made it difficult to part with in exchange for sleep. Reading late into the night, only to stay awake thinking about it, and then counting the hours the next […]

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In The Mix: Fantasy and Other Genres

In The Mix: Fantasy and Other Genres 

Fantasy is a genre that assimilates elements of other genres, whilst still remaining, for the most part, a genre not often thought of as having a great number of “crossovers” and hybrids. Strictly speaking, this is changing with the natural evolution of the genre. SFF as a whole is growing more diverse and this results […]

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The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney
4.5

Historical fantasy is something of a weakness of mine. I love anything that combines magic and history, especially when that magic actually has an effect on history. My first reviews for this site were about a series of books set during the years preceding the American Revolution, and now I’ve stumbled across a series set […]

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The Romance of Fantasy

The Romance of Fantasy 

Romance isn’t a word that we usually think of as being inseparable from fantasy; some people enjoy love stories with their fantasy and others vehemently object to them. But romance is not simply about love as it is represented in the modern romance genre. Look up romance in the dictionary and you will find a […]

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You’ve Got Your Romance in My Fantasy! – You’ve Got Your Fantasy in My Romance!

You’ve Got Your Romance in My Fantasy! – You’ve Got Your Fantasy in My Romance! 

Continuing my series exploring subgenres of fantasy, in this post I’ll compare and contrast—the best I can since this one confuses me—romantic fantasy and fantasy romance. Regardless of how we use those terms, romance works well with fantasy. Novels must have conflict to engage a reader. Love is filled to the brim with conflict. Maybe […]

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Eleri Stone Interview

Eleri Stone Interview 

A couple of months ago I reviewed the excellent Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone. It was a cracking read, with a brilliant couple of protagonists, and while this follow-up interview to delve deeper into the author’s story is a little late (entirely my fault—thanks to Eleri for her patience!), I think it’s worth the wait. […]

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