Women Heroes in The Seven-Petaled Shield

Novels begin in many different ways, drawing their “motive energy” or “visions of ultimate coolness” from varied sources. Which is a high-falutin’ way of saying that there is no one right way in which to begin a story. It can … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Pearls of Fire, Dreams of Steel, by Deborah J. Ross

Pearls of Fire, Dreams of Steel by Deborah J. Ross A magical pearl turns a young girl into warrior without pity… A dragon bound to an amulet of amber seeks the aid of a forest wizard… A bitter, crippled fairy … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Emerging Legacy by Doranna Durgin

Emerging Legacy Wolverine’s Daughter by Doranna Durgin The slavers who capture Kelyn’s youthful hunting pack also threaten her village, which depends on the meat and trade pelts the pack brings in. But except for Kelyn, the pack is drugged… and … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Transfusion by Deborah J. Ross

Transfusion and Other Tales of Hope by Deborah J. Ross “A Borrowed Heart”  18 April Under ordinary circumstances, Lenore Hasland would not have accepted an engagement with a patron she herself had not approved. A succession of wealthy men and … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Giant of Inishkerry by Sheila Gilluly

The Giant of Inishkerry The Books of the Painter 2 by Sheila Gilluly How do you go on when everything you love has been lost? Aengus might have become the Painter who would save his people, but that hope was … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Azkhantian Tales by Deborah J. Ross

From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield. Across the Azkhantian steppe, warrior women ride to battle against foes both human and supernatural. From the world of The Seven-Petaled Shield come four fantasy tales, originally published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword … Continue reading

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Adventures in Queer-Welcoming Editing

The recent brouhaha about an anthology (in which a number of authors withdrew their stories after one author was told to change her M/M to heterosexual) highlights for me how much power an editor has in establishing the tone of … Continue reading

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