Tag: blogging

Be true- the rants of a dark suspense author

It's so cold outside! Ugh...lake effect winters suck. But sitting here going stir-crazy got me thinking: I'm doing things differently this year. I haven't written in a year because I received horrible reviews from people who've ignored 'trigger' warnings. I've also been wrestling with proper genre placement and forming captivating blurbs for my very violent ...

Giveaway Alert: A Bunch of Free Books!

Get yourself some free books. There are literally hundreds to choose from (you can have them all if you have space on your e-reader for them.) *These are international giveaways. https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/ztWd11KPsQpudOF0zfCX This multigenre giveaway goes on until the end of this month. https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/r70JnEQWxehrGTfoKr5H This giveaway is for the mystery and suspense lovers out there. It ...

Happy Holidays

Wow. Where has the time gone? Two years ago, I posted a horror Chrstmas story, Santa. It was one of my earliest works. My (oh my) do I have to say that times do change. I've written so much since then, made some new writing friends, adopted a penname and worked with many editors. I'm ...

A Classic Corner Book Review: Metzengerstein by Edgar Allan Poe

What an amazing dark, weird short, short story.

Book Review: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

I listened this on Audible and was hooked until the end. 

The Classic Corner: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Every now again, I indulge in the classics. Well, they're classics to me. If I thoroughly enjoy it, I will post a short review for it. This time around, I'm going to share my thoughts on A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Yes, I posted this to Goodreads and in my Facebook group already (duh). ...

Perfecting My Writing Process– What I learned

I’m a novice at writing fiction. I don’t have an English degree, I don’t blog often, and I am not well-read in the classics. But after realizing how much fun writing was, the ideas kept flowing. Really. I have ideas that’ll take me up to 2027. But there is more to the trade than cool ...

Kyla, what’s dark fiction?

"You write dark fiction? That's cool. What's that again?" I get this all the time. According to online dictionaries, dark fiction explores the heinous and taboo ideas of the 'human monster'. It's realistic; these people exist. We know them personally or see them on the news. But my definition includes that and a few other ...