Author: Emilia Dashfire

  • Random Ranting – Forty and Fabulous

    Random Ranting – Forty and Fabulous

    I turned 40 today. I’m excited about this milestone in my life since I feel settled but also have future plans to keep my life interesting. Also, my parents bought me a fancy new laptop with a Ryzen 7 processor and 12gb ram, and yes I know what that means since I used to work […]

  • Book Review – Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper – 4 stars

    Book Review – Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper – 4 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. This is a short review since it was a short book, but I loooved it.  Another fun instalment in the Mystic Bayou series. This is book 2.5, not book3, so it’s a filler book that doesn’t add anything […]

  • Writing Ranting – Why am I not published yet?

    Writing Ranting – Why am I not published yet?

    This isn’t a rant about how I should be published by now, even though I really should be🤣. It’s an explanation as to why I’m not published already. I also hope to clarify that writing and publishing a book is not a short process. That being said, it can be a fun one if you […]

  • Book Review – Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper – 5 stars

    Book Review – Love and Other Wild Things by Molly Harper – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. “Love and other wild things” focuses on Zed, the bear shifting mayor of Mystic Bayou, and Dani, a newcomer to the area sent to investigate the mysterious rift that’s leaking energy from another dimension. We see the softer […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Writing and Reading Ranting – Don’t Feel Bad I’ve Not Having Enough Time!

    Lately life has been getting to me, and I haven’t had much time or brainpower to write or read. It happens to all of us. I meant to post this yesterday but forgot.  Instead of huffing and getting frustrated about it, I’ve focussed on short posts for my writing blog which I’ve hashed out while […]

  • Book Review – How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper – 5 stars.

    Book Review – How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper – 5 stars.

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. This has all the ingredients for a great story and was super delicious to read (technically listen to).Firstly, dragon shifters… Yes please. 😍Secondly, spicy romance… Double please.Thirdly, forced proximity… That’ll do it.This audiobook was a great weekend read since it’s only 6 hours. I listened to […]

  • Writing Ranting – Backup Your Work FFS!

    Writing Ranting – Backup Your Work FFS!

    I don’t know why, in this day and age, people can’t wrap their heads around backing up their work. This is another rant prompted by a forum discussion I saw a while back where a fellow writer had lost their work when their laptop died.  When I recommended a cloud backup and physical backup, the […]

  • Book Review – Glint by Reven Kennedy 4.5 stars

    Book Review – Glint by Reven Kennedy 4.5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. At the end of Gild, Auren was in the clutches of Fourth Kingdom’s commander and his army. But Commander Rip isn’t what the world believes, and Auren has her own secrets to keep from the world after accidentally […]

  • Reading Ranting – The Good and Bad Side of Book Reviews!

    I cannot rave enough about bookstagram and booktok for discovering books I might have missed otherwise. Sometimes the videos include a decent review, but sometimes they don’t. That’s fine. As long as the video gets my attention and interest in the book, I’m happy to go to Goodreads where I can save the book to […]

  • Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    Writing and Reading Ranting – What’s the Point if You Don’t Follow Through?

    A writing and reading rant today since this both annoyed me as a reader but made me think about how I could avoid this as a writer.  I’m going to start off vague so as not to spoil a recently released best-selling fantasy series. I recently saw a video review of a widely-wanted scene from […]