The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
 

The Shadow Saint

Review

 
Brian Lee Durfee Interview – Prison Comic-Con
 

Brian Lee Durfee Interview

Utah Prison Comic-Con

 
Never Die by Rob J. Hayes – SPFBO #5 Finals Review
 

Never Die

SPFBO #5 Finals Review

 

Browsing all articles tagged with romance.

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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Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone

Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone
4

I’m a big fan of romance. I believe in love at first sight, flowers, and date nights (even if it’s just an hour out of the house, simply to get a break from the kids). However, when it comes to reading science-fiction and fantasy, I don’t find myself straying too close to the ‘romance’ sub-category. […]

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The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner

The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
3.5

The Privilege Of The Sword is the sequel to Ellen Kushner’s legendary novel, Swordspoint, which told the story of the romance between Alec Campion and swordsman Richard St Veir. The Privilege Of The Sword is set in the city of Riverside, some twenty years after the first book, where quarrels are settled by hired blades. […]

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Genre Blending

Genre Blending 

It should surprise no one, given where I’m writing this from, that I am a fan of fantasy. But while it’s my favorite genre, it’s not my only love. I’m fascinated by the very concept of genres. Every genre, whether it’s fantasy, science fiction, horror, western, romance, mystery, or others, has some level of pre-determined […]

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Monthly Short Story Winner: Paths

Monthly Short Story Winner: Paths 

Welcome back writers and readers! Last month was busy wasn’t it? Here at Fantasy-Faction we saw the last day of our Anthology Contest come and go. Amazingly, we received 1,734 entries in total! Now we have the pleasure of getting to read them all and try to figure out which six amazing stories make it into […]

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Avoiding the “Instabond”

Avoiding the “Instabond” 

Making Your Characters Fall In Love on the Page Last week, I got a little wordy talking about things to remember when creating compelling romantic relationships on the page, and I didn’t get to my tips for making characters fall in love on the page. I intend to give all of my tips, but before […]

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Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis

Ravenmarked by Amy Rose Davis
4.5

When Braedan, the heir regent of the kingdom of Taura, decides to declare himself king after his father’s death, he finds more than just a few upset nobles standing in the way of his plan. A true heir to the long-vacant throne has appeared; an heir whose coming has been prophesied to bring peace to […]

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