Friday Reads: Intisar Khanani, Grace Draven (Yep, again) and Strong Female Protagonist

This was a GOOD reading week. I mentioned last week on Friday that I had started reading Grace Draven's Entreat Me. Oh my Hades, you guys. If you love Beauty and the Beast, and (even more) stories that re-imagine the tale, this book is definitely for you. Draven takes a familiar story and absolutely, 100% … Continue reading Friday Reads: Intisar Khanani, Grace Draven (Yep, again) and Strong Female Protagonist

Friday Reads: Eve Langlais, Meljean Brook, Elizabeth Hunter, and Brian Michael Bendis

"Three of these things belong together, three of these things are kind of the same.  Can you guess which one of these doesn't belong here? Now it's time to play our game..."  Sesame Street lyrics just never quite go out of style, do they? 🙂 So in addition to writing a hell of a lot … Continue reading Friday Reads: Eve Langlais, Meljean Brook, Elizabeth Hunter, and Brian Michael Bendis

UPDATED with Winners! Review and Giveaway: Elizabeth Hunter’s “The Singer”

Update: Thanks for entering! The winners, via Rafflecopter's random picks, are Lucy McNally and Misty Denton Witt. Ladies, please email me at email@www.colleenvanderlinden.com with your email address and whether you would like "The Scribe" in addition to "The Singer." Congratulations!! There were two books coming out in 2014 that I was ridiculously excited about. Books … Continue reading UPDATED with Winners! Review and Giveaway: Elizabeth Hunter’s “The Singer”

Review: Elizabeth Hunter’s “The Bronze Blade”

In my own writing, I try to remember this quote I've seen regularly on Tumblr: Screw writing “strong” women.  Write interesting women.  Write well-rounded women.  Write complicated women.  Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner.  Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband.  Write a woman who doesn’t need a … Continue reading Review: Elizabeth Hunter’s “The Bronze Blade”