Genre: Historical

Review: Dark Desires by Eve Silver

Posted October 27, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Dark Desires by Eve Silver

The Faerie Queen’s review I read Dark Desires as part of my challenge to read a different subgenre of romance each month, and the first month happened to be gothic romance, just in time for Halloween. I wasn’t entirely sure what “gothic romance” was going in, so I did some reading and basically got “old school mystery with a dark, dangerous, brooding hero”. Apparently, Jane Eyre falls into this category? Yeah, I didn’t know that either. Anyway, I chose Dark Desires for two reasons: It was a fairly recently published gothic romance, and I really wasn’t feeling a desire to read old school stuff. Partly because I wanted steaminess. Don’t judge. Also, it was free on Kindle. Eve was doing the whole ‘make the first book free and they’ll come back to pay for the rest of the series’ trick. It might just work for me… Let’s see! Full disclosure: […]

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Guest Post: Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya, talks about feminism

Posted September 25, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya, talks about feminism

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya! Today, Katey will be talking about how her characters would get involved in feminism in our world. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Would your characters, who fight against patriarchy in your book, get involved in feminism in our world, and in what way? For both Eugenia Ratna and Olivia Plumtree, the answer to part one of that question is a resounding “yes”. In their world, it’s alchemical knowledge rather than an old name or land ownership that designates nobility, but, well, nobility counts for a lot less these days anyhow. Still, they’d both want to use their family’s resources and name to uplift women and fight for equality every day. Eugenia’s main frustration with her world and society comes from inequality: she’s a far better alchemist than her older […]

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