Week In Review: October 7th, 2022

In Case You Missed it, here’s the round-up of all of my latest content, plus updates from old guests!

Read on if you want to know more. If not? See you next week with more writing tips and writerly musings.

Coming up this week:

On Youtube:

  • Morgan’s Lazy Sunday Afternoon “Productivity Stream” – 4:30pm EDT. Come, hang out, eat snacks, and maybe even get some productivity done yourself.
  • The Queery Helpline w/Patrick Hopkins, Hosted by Morgan Hazelwood – Will be back Monday 10/17 at 9:30pm EDT. Where we take queries (or synopsis or first pages) and rework them live. Currently doing these alternating Mondays as a fundraiser for Reproductive Rights. DM/email one of us a receipt of a donation to a qualifying non-profit and get on our waitlist today.

On Twitch:

  • Or join the livestreams here on twitch!

Content Around The Web:

On Youtube/Twitch:

  • Another Weekend, Another Convention to PanelAs September turned into October, I drove around the Beltway & attended my first CapClave — where reading is not extinct. I got to speak on 4 panels, attend 5 others, & talk shop with some great people.

On the Podcast “Writing Tips and Writerly Musings”:

  • Portrayals of Mental Health In Genre FictionPortrayals of people with mental illnesses have come a long way. From variety to accuracy to ending stereotypes. Notes from Alasdair Stuart, Penny Jones, Dr. Glyn Morgan, and Devin Madson, discussing who gets it right… and who gets it wrong.

On The Blog (In Case You Missed It):

  • Another Weekend, Another Convention to PanelAs September turned into October, I drove around the Beltway & attended my first CapClave — where reading is not extinct. I got to speak on 4 panels, attend 5 others, & talk shop with some great people.

Upcoming Events:

I’ll be on Youtube and Twitch with Preptober as I gear up for NaNoWriMo!

What I’ve Been Reading:

Nothing this week, but that to-read bookcase is calling.

New Works By Previous Guests:

We’ve got a few new books! (affiliate links)

Patrick Thomas has a new YA novel out.

Emotional Support Nightmare

Nightmares exist, as anyone who has woke screaming can attest. It is not as widely known that there is a universe of darkness beyond our understanding that is scratching at the walls of our world. It wants in so it can snuff out the light of all that lives.

Nyx is a fifteen-year-old girl hated by everyone she meets because their subconscious can sense the primordial darkness which dwells within her.

Shivers is an ordinary nightmare just doing his job in the Dream Realm to bring night terrors to sleeping humans.

Then Shivers is dragged into the waking world by Nyx. Unsure of what his disturbed teenage captor’s plans for him are, the nightmare learns what it is to be afraid.

What does the girl in black want with a night terror? Will Shivers be killed? Or will he end up helping the teenaged Queen of Darkness by becoming her Emotional Support Nightmare?

J.E. Taylor is back with the 3rd installment of Shades of Night.

Tainted Mind

No one in the agency is safe from our wrath.

I am the last of my kind, deemed a monster by the Monster Defense Agency. But the MDA does not understand the hell their duplicity has unleashed. Robby and I are now on our own hunting expedition.

Our target: the head of the MDA.

Although, it isn’t just one man pulling the strings. It’s a highly complex network that is more like a damn hydra. When you extinguish one, another pops out of the woodwork. Two against an ancient organization that trains monster-killers and that knows all our tricks is even harder than it sounds. It’s going to take all our skill and intelligence to kill this beast.

And being caught is not an option.

From Isra Sravenheart, the second installment of her Wickedly Good Souls series.

Rogue Warlock

Those warlocks that go rogue aren’t primed to go that way. They need something that plunges them knee-deep into temptation. Our infamous Damien Daughtry was always deemed to be a high-ranking warlock but never did anyone see it coming that he’d broaden his horizons the way he did.

Damien Daughtry has just arrived at Wingdom’s Academy with his betrothed Gwendolyn Passe. Damien and Gwendolyn are joined at the hip and nothing can break their bond or so it seems. Astrid the raven is assigned to Damien which some would call bad luck however Astrid does all he can to sway the young warlock away from the dark arts. Even Gwendolyn tries to impress it upon Damien that delving into that area is unpredictable

The headstrong Damien struggles with his romantic feelings for Gwendolyn. One quiet night in the Wingdom’s Academy library whilst Damien is reading one of his occult books, he discovers the demoness Rhiannon who is trapped within the pages. The kindly souls at Wingdom’s had incarcerated her there one thousand years ago but Damien is enthralled by Rhiannon. She’s an alluring temptress with her blood-red eyes and long burgundy hair. Damien can’t help but feel attracted to her and when he sets her free he has no idea of the carnage he’s let loose.

Only when Rhiannon seeks revenge against those who wrongly imprisoned her does Damien realize how deep he’s in but it’s too late. Will Damien give into his overwhelming urge for darkness? Even the light-bringer Samuel Reynaldi seems powerless over the young miscreant Damien Daughtry

One thing is for certain… Nothing in Wingdom’s Academy will ever be the same as Damien and Rhiannon descend down upon the school creating chaos in their wake.

Picture(s) of the Week:

The autumn night sky, with a near-full moon, winked at me from behind the clouds this week.

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