Braving the Self-pub Waters Guest Blogger: Shayla Kersten (via )

Interesting post on Shayla's experience with self-publishing.

Guest Blogger: Shayla Kersten Hey lovelies. Guest blogging on PassionateReads today is the awesome Shayla Kerston! *insert applause* She'll be talking about her latest adventure: self publishing... ~Brandi Evans *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* To Do or Not To Do And get your mind out of the gutter. I’m not talking about men. At least not yet. *wink* To do or not to do self-publishing, that was the question. My basic philosophy—besides never do anything I wouldn’t want to explain to the par … Read More



Romancing the Game: Will Hitching Romance to Games = HEA? (via )

I blogged about the marriage of romance fiction and video games over at Passionate Reads today.

Romancing the Game: Will Hitching Romance to Games = HEA? Photo scene from Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch, coming soon from Orchid Games. Kaily Hart wrote an interesting blog post yesterday about the lack of respect shown toward writers and readers of romance. I think the tide is turning on that. We have a long way to go, but I do believe more people are discovering, despite the oft parroted negative memes, there is a reason "Romance is currently the largest and best-selling fiction genre in … Read More



Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch

Coming soon:


Spirit Walkers:
Curse of the Cypress Witch

Go back in time to undo a curse and save your friend. Coming soon for PC and Mac!

This is it, the video game I've been working on with Orchid Games. They just published a preview page on their website. Check it out:



Five Angry Birds Takeaways For Writers (via )

Blogging at Passionate Reads today:

Five Angry Birds Takeaways For Writers If you haven't had any exposure to Angry Birds this synopsis from Charles Mauro is the best I've seen: The game involves employing a sling shot to propel small cannonball-shaped birds with really bad attitudes at rather fragile glass and timber houses populated by basically catatonic green pigs. The basic thrust of the game is to bring about the demise of the pigs as quickly and expertly as possible by collapsing the pigs’ houses on top of their … Read More



Freebie: Graphic Flasher Fiction (via )

More than words. I always talk about how an e-book could be more than text on a page. This is my experiment: a freebie, Illustrated, flash fiction romance I'm giving away. You can find links to it in my post at Passionate Reads today.

Freebie: Graphic Flasher Fiction I love to experiment, especially when it comes to a less annoying and less boring way to do promo. This idea started with a little visual poetry thing I was putting together as a blog post for my author blog. It got me to thinking that it could be so much more. So I dug a little deeper and came up with a set of slides to make a little Facebook Flasher Fiction story that would play as an album in the slideshow thingy there. Then I added it to Flic … Read More