Trope Tuesdays

I’m back for another look at the various tropes found in romance and/or urban fantasy. These tropes are the underlying theme of a novel, such as “enemies to lovers” or “fated mates.” Some are beloved standards in the industry. Others are a hard line drawn in the sand. All draw different reactions from different readers (and sometimes from the same reader at different times in their lives). I’ll provide links to my favorites.

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Flash Fiction Friday: Monsters

Part of this is an older piece I’ve had on my computer for a couple of years now, lurking to see if it will become something more. It hasn’t, but with a bit of work, it’s the perfect length for a flash. It’s also a bit morbid, which makes it good for a Friday the 13th post. It’s not a happy piece, so if you need to maintain your happy, perhaps give it a pass. Those who choose to continue, I hope you enjoy.

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Cover Reveal and a Giveaway!

Today I’m so excited to finally share with you the cover of The Wolves of Sorrow: Shoba. Rosanna Leo, author of the amazing Handyman and Vegas Sins Series, has graciously allowed me to take over her blog today for a full cover reveal, the official blurb, an excerpt, and most importantly, a chance to give away three (3) e-copies of the ARC!

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Trope Tuesdays

The word “trope” has several definitions, but the one I’m focusing on in this series is “commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices, motifs or clichés in creative works.” So, things like “friends/enemies to lovers” or “secret billionaire” or “forced proximity.” I’ll be covering my likes, my dislikes, the ones that just make me shrug, and the reasons why they elicit that response. For clarity, I will say I got this idea from a YouTuber/author named Alexa Donne, but I’ll be focusing primarity on the romance and urban fantasy genres.

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Sale and a Sneak Peak

Smashwords’ Summer/Winter Sale Continues until the end of the month, so grab some discounted goodies before they’re all gone. If you’re so inclined, check out my list of books here.

Promo done and out of the way, let’s move on to the sneak peak!

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