Romance Pet Peeves: Hymens and Virginity

In which Cara rants about how virginity is a social construct, not a medical state, and how poorly some romance books deal with female virginity and myths about hymens.

Booksigning at In Your Write Mind

I will be signing books at the Seton Hill U Performing Arts Center in Greensburg PA on 6/23 at 7 pm. Come say hi!

How Magic Works: Visions

How exactly do visions work in the world of the Fay of Skye?

Magic in the Fay of Skye Series

Magic is a force in the universe of my world, one that can be manipulated by certain people and sometimes becomes corporeal in the form of gods and magical creatures. It is, from another perspective, a divine presence—an emanation of creation. So, just like there are many ways to discover god in our world, there are many ways to use magic in mine.

Sex and Magic: The Allure of Enchantment

In a previous post, I discussed some of the general context for why I like mixing magic and sex. In this post, I’ll get into the nitty-gritty details of adding magic into a sex scene.

A History of Irish Republicanism: Part Two, The World of the Fay of Skye

What difference does magic make in Irish history? In some respects, very little. This is a world where magic is everywhere, in everything. Not everyone has enough magical ability to cast spells, but those who do are relatively prevalent and come from every race, culture, and ethnicity.

Book Soundtracks – A Theft of Magic

My first post about book soundtracks was more of a “what a book soundtrack means to me” or “how I craft my book soundtrack” type of post. From here on out, the posts in this series are going… Read More