Tag Archives: fantasy romance

Transness in Fantasy Romance


by May Peterson, author of Lord of the Last Heartbeat Fantasy romance feels like home to me. It’s been a mainstay genre of mine since childhood, partly for its sense of wonder and possibility. However, fiction in general has not been a place to find transgender and/or non-binary people like myself until very recently. Many […]

The Eight Oaths of Knighthood


By Lauren D.M. Smith, author of ENVELOPING SHADOWS As Terrwyn, the main character in Enveloping Shadows, is a knight, I found myself doing a lot of research and thinking about knighthood in general. Her knighthood and oaths are a very important part of her life and identity, so they were something I really needed to […]

10 Badass Warrior Women You Might Not Have Heard Of


By Lauren D.M. Smith, author of THE EMPEROR’S ARROW Growing up a tomboy, I’ve always loved stories of badass women not afraid to fight, part of what made Evony, the heroine in THE EMPEROR’S ARROW so fun to write. But while most people have heard of Joan of Arc and Boudicca, there are some amazing […]

2015 Year in Review – April 2015 Dear Reader Letter


Every Carina Press ebook includes a letter from Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James to you! She gives you a peek inside all of the amazing books published by Carina Press that month. Here is a handy recap of all of our April 2015 releases. Enjoy!       Dear Reader, Social media can be dangerous, […]

5 Songs to Listen to While Writing about Dragons


By Caitlyn McFarland, author of SHADOW OF FLAME   Hi guys! I’m back! On Monday I celebrated the release of my second book, Shadow of Flame. I loved being able to spend more time with these characters! If you’re curious about my dragons, check out my blog post from July to find out eight things […]