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 in the field of 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 writing ideas that’ll take me up to 2027. But there is more to ...

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 ...