Romance Pet Peeves: Failure to Communicate

In which Cara rants about stories that would have taken a tenth of the time if the characters would just talk to each other.

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.

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.

A History of Irish Republicanism: Part One, The Real World

It’s release day for A Theft of Magic! The hero, Ronan McCarrick, is an Irish Republican, so I’m going to share a little about the real history of Irish Republicanism in the 19th century.