I think it is fair to say that in PNR/UF novels, there are a few things that are expected and accepted:The hero will be gorgeous and well hung. The heroine will be attractive, smart, perhaps funny, but most of all likeable and relatable to the reader. The story will have elements that drag us in, besides the two pretty people it centers on, and transport us to another reality. The hero and heroine will be irrevocably caught in the Smex Beam.
“What exactly is a Smex Beam, Captain?” you ask. Ha ha, fear not reader. Your Captain is here to offer guidance and instruction.
The Smex Beam is the magic that exists the first time our fated lovers meet [...]
This month, Austin comic artist Will Rodriguez celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his quirky web comic Mangled Stare, a dedicated accomplishment in today’s fickle entertainment market. The Mighty Mangler may be the brain and brush behind MS, but he’s quick to give credit to his family for the handy supply of situational humor and for the occasional coloring assistance of his junior-graphic-artists-in-training. When asked about awards and honors earned by Mangled Stare, Will said…
Aside from the praise and admiration of my family, no other awards really carry the same priority or worth. ^_^ (Though, I don’t mind [...]
Diana Bishop doesn’t want to be a witch and she tries very hard to avoid using her magic, but after she accidentally breaks a powerful protection spell and uncovers an ancient manuscript, her life will never be the same. This is a smart, classy, heart-warming tale of witches, daemons, and vampires, and the ties that bind them.Title: A Discovery of Witches Series: The All Souls Trilogy – book #1 Author: Deborah Harkness Prominent Characters: Diana Bishop, Matthew Clairmont Recommended reader age: 15+ Sexual content level: Very light, nearly none
Starting out, I expected not to like this book. I’m not sure why [...]