Posts by Intisar

Cover Reveal: Lies of Light by Melissa Sasina

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Cover Reveal | 0 comments

Cover Reveal: Lies of Light by Melissa Sasina

Today I’m excited to bring you the cover reveal for the first book in fantasy author Melissa Sasina’s Darker Shade of Light series. Without further ado, here it is…

Read More

New Release: LUMINOUS Boxed Set of Noblebright Fantasy!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Release | 0 comments

New Release: LUMINOUS Boxed Set of Noblebright Fantasy!

Late last year, I agreed to be part of a boxed set of Noblebright stories being put together by author CJ Brightley. That set, LUMINOUS, releases this week! I haven’t yet finished reading all the books in it, but the ones I have read are fantastic. My SUNBOLT is included, as is W.R Gingell’s WOLFSKIN and Lea Doue’s THE FIRETHORN CROWN, which should give you a feel for this particular Noblebright set.

And the set on release special for only $2.99 right now — that’s ten books for three bucks! Now, here’s the blurb and cover to tempt you further…

Read More

Three Sunbolt Giveaways!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Giveaways | 8 comments

Three Sunbolt Giveaways!

When it rains, it pours!

Next week I’ll be updating Sunbolt’s cover as well as uploading a slightly updated text. What? Don’t worry, the cover is really the same cover with improved color and contrast. Sunbolt’s cover was actually the very first cover that Jenny at Seedlings Design designed on commission. It was super exciting to work with Jenny on it, and now, four years later, we decided to revisit it to spruce it up a bit so that the awesome design elements snap a bit more.

In conjunction with that, I decided to take a swing at ironing out some inconsistencies in the text. Some of them are simple–for example, I never mentioned that the Ghost’s hood has a shadow charm on it so that you can’t see his face. Without that detail, it sounds like he has the hood of all impossibility. Oops! I also decided to rework the scene in which Hitomi encounters Val for the first time. As written, it didn’t work with Kol’s motivation to trade for Hitomi, which is kind of a big oopsie. The scene is pretty different now, but I hope, just as enjoyable (freaky?) and much more aligned with character motivations throughout the book.

With the new cover going live, though, I have three giveaways to share out current print editions (with the original cover) I have waiting for homes. Here they are!

Read More

Here’s what I’m reading for the #RamadanReadathon!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Here’s what I’m reading for the #RamadanReadathon!

Well, okay, the readathon’s already been here for a week, which means I’m already behind in my reading. Eep! But better late than never, right? This readathon is all about centering Muslim voices and their stories, in a similar vein to #MuslimShelfSpace, where folks took pictures of the books they owned by Muslims. That one raised awareness of how far we have to go, this readathon gets us going!

Read More

Writing Beneath A Glass Ceiling: A Guest Post by SFF Author Anela Deen

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Stop and Think | 4 comments

Writing Beneath A Glass Ceiling: A Guest Post by SFF Author Anela Deen

Today I’m happy to welcome Speculative Fiction author (and friend!) Anela Deen to the blog. You may remember Anela’s name from my review of her fantasy novel A Ransom of Flames, which I quite enjoyed. Today, Anela joins us to reflect on her experiences–and the experiences of women generally–when writing or working in a field dominated by men. Be sure to scroll all the way down to nab a free copy of Deviation, the Sci-Fi short at the heart of this post!

Every author will tell you critique groups are essential to the writing process. We need other writers to go over those passionate scribbles and point out the spots that need work. I tend to use online groups because you get a variety of readers and people seem to lean more towards honesty if they aren’t sitting face-to-face with each other. I’ve found them to be full of well-meaning writers looking to support, encourage, and improve each other’s art…that is until I asked for feedback on a Sci-Fi story I wrote.

Read More