• Writing Ranting with Others!

    Writing Ranting with Others!

    Join my Discord group and rant about writing with others. @LoveFantasy#0367 Writing is scary. Sharing your writing is scary and confusing and chaotic sometimes. I have a small writing group on Discord called Writing Ranting with Others. It’s not the usual kind of writing group. The main aim of the group is to support and […]

  • Take Flight

    Take Flight

    Another story from Dreams of a Fantasist. The title was inspired by Lyndsey’s track, but the story is a Fantasist original. I run through the battlefield, dodging swinging swords as I go. My weapon long lost, the balance tips further in their favour. Blooded ground stretches out before me until it meets dark mountains beyond. […]

  • Welcome to I Love Fantasy Novels!

    Welcome to I Love Fantasy Novels!

    Welcome to my awesome imagination. Let’s see if my writing can express it. I’ll be sharing treats and teasers and tips. Don’t alliterate lists sound nice? This site is full of my fantastical ideas, and my blog, Writing Ranting, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s me ranting about my thoughts on writing and sharing […]

  • The Mechanical Beast

    The Mechanical Beast

    Check out more from my Dreams of a Fantasist collection. This is silly and fun and based on something real that I’ve made fantastical because I see the fantastical in the most mundane things. Can you guess what it was based on? In the wild, I am the huntress. I prowl the black and grey […]

  • The Fourth Wall – An Out of Ashes Short Story

    The Fourth Wall – An Out of Ashes Short Story

    Leading up to the release of my debut novel, OUT OF ASHES, this autumn (date pending) I’ll be sharing teasers both on here and my social media. Trigger and content warning: This book contains both adult content and potentially triggering content. On page sex, violence, death, alcoholism, abuse, suicide. Mentions of sexual assault. You can […]

  • Monthly TBR Update – July 2022

    Monthly TBR Update – July 2022

    I’ve done well on my TBR this month. I swapped 1 long book on my list for 2 shorter ones, which I was glad for. I needed a break from the Zodiac world.  Books I read this month… Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 1 – Dark Fae by Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti  Book […]

  • Book Review – Searching for Sadie by Grace – 5 stars

    Book Review – Searching for Sadie by Grace – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I loved this book as a mix of serious and light reading. Sadie’s had a rough year and needs to escape, so she heads out to Alaska not far from where her dad lives. She has to adjust […]

  • Book Review – Shadow of the Shapeshifter by David Stone – 5 stars

    Book Review – Shadow of the Shapeshifter by David Stone – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I loved every word in this quirky fantasy mystery. A missing viscount, private investigators, vampires, thieves, and a cat. I got a Terry Pratchett’s Discworld vibe from the sense of humour and the oddness of the characters.  A […]

  • Book Review – Broken Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 4 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Book Review – Broken Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 4 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Elise is adjusting to her new situation with her kings, and I love how Leon is always the one trying to keep the peace and encourage them all to get along.  What I liked… Spice – There’s so […]

  • Writing Ranting – Magic Makes a Story

    Writing Ranting – Magic Makes a Story

    Magic systems are more than just world building in fantasy fiction. As a writer, you make the rules and can use your magic system as part of the plot. Here are things to consider for your magic system when planning your story… Create a challenge for your characters like newly discovered magic, opening a magical room, translating […]

  • Book Review – Viscous Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 3 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Book Review – Viscous Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 3 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. Oh, wow. I didn’t think this series could get steamier. I was wrong. Also, Elise makes strides in getting closer to Gareth’s killer. Big changes for Elise and her kings in this book which are both fun and […]

  • Book Review – Savage Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 2 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Book Review – Savage Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 2 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 5 stars

    Warning: Contains very minor and vague spoilers and for Zodiac Academy, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. The twisted sisters were probably due a 4 star from me just so it doesn’t look like I’m completely obsessed. But I’m still obsessed with the Zodiac books.  I didn’t get […]

  • Book Review – Dark Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 4.5 stars

    Book Review – Dark Fae – Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac book 1 – By Caroline Peckham and Susanne Valenti – 4.5 stars

    Warning: May contain spoilers, but opening comments are spoiler-free. Check out my Reading Ranting page for more. I loved this book and the characters. It’s set in a mirror world to our own, but Fae live there in place of humans. They have the power of the elements plus a magical creature form. Dragons, vampires, […]

  • Monthly TBR Update – June 2022

    Monthly TBR Update – June 2022

    Oops. Sorry it’s late. I meant to post this last weekend but… tired. I read some looooong books this month, so didn’t get through that many. But I did finish book 7 of Zodiac Academy. I don’t think I’ll survive until the next one in December, so I’ll probably read the novellas some point over […]