Tag Archive | Christian Fiction

Review of Alara’s Call

Review of Alara’s Call

Celebrating the Release of Kristen Stieffel’s Debut Novel I am so excited about the release of our own Kristen Stieffel’s Alara’s Call, The Prophet’s Chronicle Book 1. Although Alara’s Call fits into the fantasy category of speculative fiction as a “sword opera” set in a fictional world, there is no magic. Alara’s visions, and other characters’ […]

A Sucker for Bloodsuckers

A Sucker for Bloodsuckers

I love vampire stories from Bram Stoker and Anne Rice to the sparkly ones. Blood Mercy: Thicker than Water is no exception. What I loved about Blood Mercy: Thicker than Water is that it’s not a traditional vampire origin story. Rather than being created by a vampire, the Blood Kind have a disease, the blood curse. They […]

To Curse or Not to Curse

To Curse or Not to Curse

The topic of using profanity in novels came up for discussion in a group I’m part of on Facebook. This is a topic that is diverse and can be very divisive, especially in Christian writing circles. People have strongly-held beliefs about language, on both extremes. There are those who say “words are just words, they […]

Interview with Nadine Brandes

Interview with Nadine Brandes

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Nadine Brandes, author of the Out of Time series. Nadine was so much fun to interview. I’ve always loved reading author interviews and I had an even better time getting the chance to ask all the questions. 😉 So, without further ado, here we […]

Must Be That Teen Spirit

Must Be That Teen Spirit

I am a total sucker for time travel stories. And I love historical novels, especially well-researched books. I just devoured the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren. They are tight action-packed stories with a romantic theme. The heroine Gabi is a twentieth century girl in love with Marcello, a fourteenth century boy, man really, […]

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

There has been a lot of debate lately among Christian Spec-Fic authors about the Christian Spec-Fic market, how it relates to the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), the secular market, and the market in general, and how the genre as a whole is failing. There are those who, as Ben Wolf detailed in this post, […]

Christian Fiction Parables

Christian Fiction Parables

Last week, in my post When is Christian Fiction Not? I talked about  the lines between Christian fiction and secular fiction, and how more and more Christian speculative fiction seems to be cross-over, not really appropriate for the CBA market, but not secular enough for the mainstream market. Someone commented that back in the old […]