"Waves" - Interview with Author Howl Avery
Howl Avery lives in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, US. Originally from the Western Mass area, Howl studied visual art with an intent to do photography while keeping creative writing on the side. In 2017, Howl stopped fighting the inevitable and fell back into writing romance, this time with the intent of being an author. When not writing, Howl enjoys reading, watching movies with friends and family, and snuggling with an opinionated tortie cat.
"Dionysus In Wisconsin" - Interview with Author E.H. Lupton
E. H. Lupton (she/they) lives in Madison, WI, with her family. She is the author of the novella The Joy of Fishes (Battered Suitcase Press, 2014). Her poems have been published in a number of journals, including Poet Lore, 300 Days of Sun, and House of Zolo's Journal of Speculative Literature. She is also one half of the duo behind the hit podcast Ask a Medievalist. In her free time, she enjoys running long distances and painting. Dionysus in Wisconsin (Winnowing Fan Press, 2023) is her debut novel.
"Campus Life: First Term" - Interview with Author Kelvin Young
Kelvin Young is an avid reader and resides in the Midwest (US) with his husband and three dogs. Kelvin was inspired by his husband to write this story. He enjoys those passionate moments that could be and those that are. A simple look from across the room, a not-quite-graze of the leg under the table, and the simple passions that quicken the breath.
"Mistletoe & Mishigas" - Interview with Author M.A. Wardell
M.A. Wardell lives near the ocean with his husband and cats. When he isn’t writing, he’s snuggling those cats, reading all the rom-coms, walking to unravel plot points, and taking long hot baths. Teacher of the Year is his fiction debut, and he’s plotting to play matchmaker again soon.
Snow White: Princess, Damsel & Heroine
The tale of Snow White by the Brothers Grimm has been adapted for screen, stage and literature across many generations. Among other fairytales, this one has stood the test of time with readers, young and old. Most notably, Walt Disney made history with the first animated feature-length film, an adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Entirely hand-drawn and standing the test of time, the film was the starting point for animated features.
"The Husband Swap: Saturday Night Dinner" - Interview with Author J S Gray
J S Gray has just returned to live in Darlington with his husband and son, having lived on the beautiful island of Jersey for the past sixteen years. In 2015, he published his first novel Standing in the Shadows, a supernatural thriller, under the name Jon Stasiak. Since 2020, he's focused on writing LGBTQ romance novels with themes of family life, marriage, adoption, affairs and betrayal.
"A Soldier & Mercenaries" - Interview with Author Kasia Bacon
A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, Kasia Bacon lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.
"Starlight" - Interview with Author Evie McGylnn
Evie McGynn is a new author who has always been an avid reader, mostly fantasy, science fiction and, of course, romance. After raising three children into adulthood, acquiring a master’s degree, and opening a counselling practice, she figured she didn’t have enough to do, so she decided to write books. Evie lives “down the shore” in New Jersey with her husband, her youngest son, his fiancée, and her goofy Rottweiler. Every summer she complains about “the bennies” coming down and snarling up the traffic, but she’s a Jersey Girl through and through.
The End of an Era
Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task: that of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes. Never has Harry felt so alone, or faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of The Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation the inexorable path laid out for him...
Red, White and Royal Blue (2023) - Film Review
Despite moments of chemistry between Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine, the script lacked the spark to make me invested in these characters' romance. The film felt simultaneously rushed and yet seemingly lacking in subtext to make this an engaging, character-driven piece despite the lengthy runtime or ensemble cast.
Heartstopper: Series Two - Review
The second season of the critically acclaimed LGBTQ+ drama returned to Netflix with series creator Alice Oseman adapting the next chapter of Heartstopper for the silver screen with Euros Lyn back as the show's director. With the original creative team back, this season is based on the third - and elements of the fourth - graphic novels and feels much more like an ensemble drama this time around.
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined - Book Review
There are two sides to every story... You know Bella and Edward, now get to know Beau and Edythe. When Beaufort Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edythe Cullen, his life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With her porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edythe is both irresistible and enigmatic.