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ON HIATUS // 26 y/o. She/her. I drink tea and write kissy books. // Current WIP: The Helpless Human’s Guide to Nightlife // Penpal requests CLOSED.

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How to Finish  I drew this poster for Jon Acuff and his FINISH book tour. Big thanks to Jon for this collaboration, his book has...

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How to Finish I drew this poster for Jon Acuff and his FINISH book tour. Big thanks to Jon for this collaboration, his book has...

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On my recent Patreon poll, patrons said they wanted more Disney art and more Harry Potter fan art so... here’s a quick sketch of...

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On my recent Patreon poll, patrons said they wanted more Disney art and more Harry Potter fan art so... here’s a quick sketch of...

I have reached new levels of nerd - I am currently recording/mixing the song that a character sings in my book, hahaha!

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I have reached new levels of nerd - I am currently recording/mixing the song that a character sings in my book, hahaha!

8 months ago

New track!! @a-lovely-young-lady

I’m 5 away from my next follower milestone and thus my next giveaway 👀💕👍

8 months ago

I’m 5 away from my next follower milestone and thus my next giveaway 👀💕👍

Updated my blog - here’s the masterpost page, so now all my projects are in one easy clickable spot. 

8 months ago

Updated my blog - here’s the masterpost page, so now all my projects are in one easy clickable spot. 

8 months ago

okay okay I hope you don't get annoyed by all my messages, but 'head full of clouds' is a masterpiece and 'the meet-cute' (is...

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is there a place to read more about your writing too? I'd love to know more

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I just stumbled across your book trailer and wanted to say that your singing voice is beautiful!!

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Endless Stars has been updated! Get clickin’ to read the new chapter!  Endless Stars in the Lungs of the Trees - Chapter Five...

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Endless Stars has been updated! Get clickin’ to read the new chapter!  Endless Stars in the Lungs of the Trees - Chapter Five...

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Ta-da! My OC Magda in her training gear. Though I wanted something functional and cool, you can still see her top button is...

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Ta-da! My OC Magda in her training gear. Though I wanted something functional and cool, you can still see her top button is...

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Do you like empowered heroines? Supportive and kickass heroes? How about intergalactic political intrigue? Are you a sucker for...
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Do you like empowered heroines? Supportive and kickass heroes? How about intergalactic political intrigue? Are you a sucker for...

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My first-ever piece of fan art!! 😍🥳🥰 this is @wanderingknolls drawing of plant-boy Reid!! You can read Endless Stars on Wattpad...

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My first-ever piece of fan art!! 😍🥳🥰 this is @wanderingknolls drawing of plant-boy Reid!! You can read Endless Stars on Wattpad...

i’m just… so tired of reading posts complaining about problems that only exist because people won’t read romance novels… it is a huge genre there are books about werewolf dukes, there are books about black revolutionary war soldiers, there are books about south asian doms who care about enthusiastic consent, there are books about shape-shifting cowboys who turn into bears, there are books about lady scientists learning how to trust that their boundaries will be respected, there are books about alien barbarian warriors, there are books about genies, there are books about women of color in victorian london, there are books about polyamorous earls, there are fake marriages and marriages of convenience and basically every fanfic trope that people lose it for exists as a book with original characters but some of the same people who complain about how books no longer satisfy them turn a blind eye to a whole genre because it never occurs to them to read a ~bodice-ripper~ when they could read romantic fanfic of a more respectable genre instead

look, if you:

don’t wanna read about two people falling in love and fuckin’ just wanna read more about some specific characters

good news! this post is not about you. here are some posts i have seen with great regularity on this site:

no one who writes original fiction is capable of writing good sex no one who writes original fiction understands tropes original fiction doesn’t understand kinks too many books are about high-stakes things and not enough books focus on character development and interaction

all of which is blatantly and on the face of it absurd to anyone who reads a lot of romance and which is what this post is about. it downplays and devalues the good work being done, especially by marginalized authors, in the romance space. authors should get paid! authors should get rewarded for originality! if you read a shitty romance novel once, i don’t care! so have i! i’ve read a lot of shitty books in a lot of perfectly good genres. if you can spend three hours sifting through pairing tags on ao3 to find the one fic that doesn’t suck, you can look through ebook previews to find something that looks good.

‘books are expensive’ is almost a compelling argument, except that romances and mysteries are two genres where ebooks go on sale for $1-2 with startling regularity. my bookbub emails regularly get ebook boxed sets with tons of different books by different authors going on sale for a buck, which is a great way to find new authors. most authors have newsletters where they let you know about sales and send out freebies. and if your library has overdrive, you can request books. you don’t have to just… see they don’t have it and give up.

anyway, here’s books:

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will i ever stop recommending courtney milan’s brothers sinister series? literally never. if you prefer contemporary and don’t mind first person there’s also the cyclone series. if your local library does not have at least one courtney milan book i will be shocked. don’t worry about it if they’re not the first in a series. you can read it out of order. that’s how romance novels work. lots of her books also go on sale for the low price of free on the regular, especially the novellas.

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alisha rai’s forbidden hearts series also rules.it’s got starcrossed lovers, it’s got feuding families, it’s got hatefucking, what more could you want

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alyssa cole has never written anything bad in her entire life, i’m pretty sure. you want historicals? you want contemporary? contemporary but there’s still sexy dukes? post-apocalyptic? pick your poison, enjoy.

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i just read this one recently and now i need to read all the other cat sebastian books i’ve acquired over the years because whenever a book is a dollar and looks like this i buy it immediately (it’s literally a dollar right now). this graphic was very helpful and i wish more authors had ones like it. it’s 2019, bring back web banners for link pages.

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i discovered six de los reyes when courtney milan recced beginner’s guide: love and other chemical reactions and i’m really interested to read more of her books. also it made me realize i’d never read a book that took place in the philippines before? no one fucks in this but it’s really cute and sweet and involves a hyper-logical lady scientist, an artist/barista/bad boy, a coffee shop, and Making Out For Entirely Scientific Reasons.

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bound with honor is the only book i’ve read from the regency reimagined series. the reimagining seems to be that it’s very bisexual and polyamorous and everyone fucks a lot and also there’s bondage. i am cool with this. i actually bought the whole series at some point?? i… should read these.

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i haven’t gotten around to reading tess bowery’s treading the boards series (i have bought so many books) (i was not kidding about the one dollar sales) but i’ve got high hopes because look at them

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kj charles is… prolific. and another author whose books i haven’t gotten around to despite owning a lot of them. i actually just bought that one on the right, just now, because i saw that it was a dollar when taking this screenshot.

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I’ve only read Tess Bowery’s books but I recommend them!!

Holy crap! Thank you so much. I’m amazed to be that kind of company - so many amazing romance authors and so many good books. <3 

As a quick ref to my Treading the Boards series - the setting is 1811, the characters all work in or adjacent to the London performing arts scene. 

Rite of Summer is about escaping the thing you thought was forever – what happens after the grand romantic gestures. (m/m, then m/m/m, back to m/m again.) 

She Whom I Love’s main characters are an actress, a staymaker and a lady’s maid. Honestly, my favourite way to solve a love triangle is polyamoury. (f/f/m) 

(Short-listed for two Bisexual Book Awards - best erotic romance and best romance.) 

That Potent Alchemy stars a dancer and a backstage effects expert. A tagline I regret not using: ‘gender is also a kind of performance.’ (m/nb)

I’ve been on hiatus for a while as I finish up my Ph.D. But! I’ve turned in a draft, and I’m defending this summer, which means that I can get back to finishing the fourth book, Roberta’s Folly (f/f). I’m hoping to be able to release it next spring. 

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i’m just… so tired of reading posts complaining about problems that only exist because people won’t read romance novels… it is a...

Beckett, stroking Magda’s head: You’re so tiny and adorable.

Magda, half asleep: I could kick your ass right now.

Beckett, looking at Magda with heart eyes: I know.

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Beckett, stroking Magda’s head: You’re so tiny and adorable. Magda, half asleep: I could kick your ass right now. Beckett,...

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The latest poem, based on the fabled thornback tweet that recently went viral. Enjoy.   I’d spin magic from these fingers, ...

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Lara Jean is the cutest <3  Prints available here
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Lara Jean is the cutest <3 Prints available here

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Speedy’s Roller Rink: off-season paper plates and cutlery, neon lights, waffle fries, 80's Big Hair night... strap on your...

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Rainbow Diner, Open 24 Hours: Mickey Mouse pancakes at 3AM, that "I'm with the band" feeling, orange juice and cheap...

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New song up!! :D 

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I assume you've had a dream about one of your WIPs before!

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Send in your assumptions about me and I’ll confirm or deny!

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"Un-learn the fear. Un-learn the emptiness. Fill yourself with light." // This is my short story Artifacts, read over music, in...

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ARTIFACTS. Zine for this story available here.   I worked hard on this - so please don’t repost!! 
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ARTIFACTS. Zine for this story available here.  I worked hard on this - so please don’t repost!! 

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I wrote this poem in my undergrad after reading an article called "Five Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder". I...

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Endless Stars in the Lungs of the Trees - Chapter Four (on Wattpad) https://my.w.tt/zbDlnqSlWU  FAE IN SPACE.  In a universe...

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Endless Stars in the Lungs of the Trees - Chapter Four (on Wattpad) https://my.w.tt/zbDlnqSlWU FAE IN SPACE. In a universe...

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I’M LEGIT SCREAMIN’, THIS PORTRAIT OF MY SPACE PRINCESS ISOBEL BY @agent-darkbootie IS LITERALLY MY NEW FAVORITE THING, I CAN’T...

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I’M LEGIT SCREAMIN’, THIS PORTRAIT OF MY SPACE PRINCESS ISOBEL BY @agent-darkbootie IS LITERALLY MY NEW FAVORITE THING, I CAN’T...

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Updated version of my rant about how much I hate the American Sitcom FRIENDS and how it contributes to a damaging narrative (: 

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I wrote this for @cogesque and all y’all demon loving writers out there... I’m quite sure @golden-eyed-writer is on that list as...