RELEASE BLITZ: Gyre, by Jessica Gunn, by Clare Dugmore
It’s release day for GYRE by Jessica Gunn, the first book in the Atlas Link Series! Jessica Gunn’s debut novel is a new adult fantasy from Curiosity Quills Press. Purchase GYRE: Amazon Synopsis: Chelsea didn’t try to teleport. All she wanted was to play the Battle of the Bands show. But after accidentally teleporting onto […]
Meet The CQ Acquisitions Editors, by Clare Dugmore
If you’re thinking about submitting to Curiosity Quills, before reading our Submission Guidelines, check out what our Acquisitions Editors are looking for, so you know if your manuscript is more likely to hit the spot! Managing Partner and Acquisitions Editor Lisa Gus is looking for historical, contemporary romance, unique retellings / steampunk, and alternate history. […]
On Character Power and Story Obstacles, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
I have a rule that I try not to insult Wymore on days when I talk about Star Wars. That’s really starting to hurt, so I’m taking a week off star wars to call Wymore a doodie head. A poo-flinging butt monkey? A charming fellow! Dammit. I seem to have lost my touch. Howard Tayler, when […]
Tom Clancy’s: The Division – First Thoughts From The Beta, by Jason Purdy
Tom Clancy’s: The Division – First Thoughts From The Beta
Spoilerific Analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Part 5: Han Solo, and His Four Movie Arc, by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
People send me emails asking when Wymore and I are just going to kiss. Wymore loves me, of course. And of course, I know. So I saved Han for last because I’ve been on this journey with Han since I was a small child. Vader was always my favorite, but when we played as kids, […]
Ashes to Ashes: Coming to Terms with a World Without David Bowie, by Benjamin Sperduto
I’m typically not the sort of person who gets emotional about celebrity deaths, but David Bowie’s passing earlier this month really shook me. Part of it was the suddenness of the loss; his struggle with cancer wasn’t public knowledge and he’d seemingly roared back to prominence only days earlier with the release of a new […]
On Dialogue, by Patrick Burdine, by Clare Dugmore
On Dialogue, by Patrick Burdine I’m imprinting my thoughts into your brain, and it’s kind of cool and kind of creepy. Stephen King once wrote that that writing is telepathy* which means I am planting these thoughts directly in your mind, which is pretty efficient. However, most of the time we want to communicate our […]
Spoilerific Analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Part 4: Who Is This Kylo Ren Person Anyway., by Robert J Defendi writing as Bob Defendi
adda yadda yadda, something mean about Wymore, probably involving puppies. Yadda yadda yadda. I’ve been talking about star wars for four weeks now. You might have guessed from the Part 4 in the title. I have great faith in you on that account. So, what are we talking about for week four? Let’s get down […]
Thoughts On Kylo Ren, by Patrick Burdine, by Clare Dugmore
Thoughts On Kylo Ren, by Patrick Burdine There will obviously be spoilers in this review. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, this probably won’t make much sense to you anyway since it is going to focus on my thoughts about the character in relation to things that happened in the movie so it probably […]
Her Story, a game review, by Jason Purdy
Her Story is the kind of game you’d expect to find in 1993 rather than in 2015. Released last year, this FMV game set critics on fire and worked its way onto many a Game of the Year list, prompting Giant Bomb to create a “Best Use of FMV” category, and winning Polygon’s top spot […]
Lilies That Fester, by Rand Lee, by Clare Dugmore
Lilies That Fester, by Rand Lee On those rare occasions when I am at a party, and trying desperately to come up with something clever with which to delight a comely fellow guest, I frequently fall back upon that old gay man’s time-tested ploy, imitating the voice of Katharine Hepburn. Badly. “Lilies that fester smell […]