Tag Archive | urban fantasy

2013 Calendar – Books To Look Forward To

As stated many times before, I am an unabashed fan of books. I read tons of books. (Literally, around 100 a year.) Keeping track of my favorite authors, favorite series, and new releases is a challenge. My local library and the internet are great resources – if I can remember to check them periodically. Almost […]

Be Mine (Reviewer)?

I am six months old…as an author. Well, published for six months anyway. I’ve been writing for years. (Just didn’t realize I was writing a book until it was finished.) Last February, my debut novel ‘Solstice Night‘ was released. In the weeks building up to the release, my publisher and I did our best to […]

Why do we Hate our Heroes?

I have tortured, beaten and murdered. I have starved, neglected and abandoned. I don’t know what compels me to do these things. Why I feel they have to happen. And I have done these things to those whom I care for. I love my characters, so why do I make ‘bad things’ happen to them. […]

My Book is NOT like Twilight

My vampires are not in High School. My vampires have fangs and do not sparkle. My vampires would eat Edward Cullen’s face. There, now I feel better. I have actually read Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight trilogy. Bella is much more likable in the books. The books appeal to the teenage angst and awkwardness we all experienced. […]


A night spent with Charlaine Harris is always a good thing. The twelfth installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series was released yesterday. I attempted to obtain a copy at midnight, but no local stores were hosting any kind of special release event (Shame on you Wal-Mart, Wallgreens, and Hastings). I suppose books – with Harry […]

A Name is Being…examples

On my last Wednesday Post, I went into how I name my characters. I try to choose a name that ‘IS’ the character. The name’s meaning is a core quality of the character. Also, the name should reflect some of the origin of the character. I have no set rules, but the name should feel […]

Excerpt – Chapter One

Solstice Night is now available for Purchase http://www.melange-books.com/authors/bcsirrom/solsticenight.html Prologue 1099 Jerusalem A small woman dressed like a beggar sat by the fountain. Locks of her shorn raven hair peeked out from under her veils. She was beautiful and sad. She didn’t ask for alms. “Here, lady.” A flower seller, a boy of twelve, handed her […]