Showing posts from May, 2014

BYGONE ERAS: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" or "Did Oscar Wilde See Our Ageist Culture Coming?"

Hey all, We are back for my belated Blogging Thursday! Before I begin with my scheduled post, I will give you yet another 'goth video.' I gave you a pretty long, though very informative video title "What Goth Is Not" courtesy of YouTuber, Leahmouse in my first Bygone Eras post. Well, I give you another, only this one is much shorter (about a minute and a half) and features one of my FAVORITE goth artists, Voltaire, being interviewed by FEARNET, where he provides some very thoughtful insights So for those asking themselves the question of "Why are Goths so sad all of the time?" Well, Voltaire offers this simple answer: Perhaps a post on the Goth subculture will be in the cards for the future. It's actually quite a broad topic. And I also recommend checking out Voltaire's projects at his website, So, with that said, I will begin this post by saying that I started this series of essays on bygone eras (and possibly other thin

My Dorian Gray Post

I'll be working on my next Bygone Eras edition (the post on Dorian Gray and Ageism) through tomorrow and will be posting it along with my New Video Friday (my D-I-Y makeup wipes!). Sinus pressure from allergies crept up on my all week and finally hit me like a tsunami yesterday (not good when you're trying to get stuff done...and since I haven't had any allergies since I was really little, this is HELL for me). They are alleviating, so hopefully I should be back in tip top shape by next week. Thanks for your patience this week! Tiffany If you would like to join our community and receive content exclusive to email, join our little tribe and Subscribe to my Messages from the Labyrinth Mailing List. . We promise to never share your info or spam you. Ever. You can also  subscribe to my YouTube Channel for new vlogging updates. ****** My stories, "The Cemetery by the Lake" and "Dusk to Dawn" are available at Smashwords and Barnes &a

COVER & BLURB REVEALS: Sacred Atonement, The Twisting House, Kindred, Transcend

Posting my News Wednesday a few hours early! :) Here are the covers and blurbs for Sacred Atonement (The Birthrite Series, #1.5) and The Twisting House (A Short Story-Stories from Colony Drive, #4). I've also decided to include short teasers for Transcend (A Birthrite Series Short) and Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2). THE BIRTHRITE SERIES: First, check out the Birthrite Series page and the series and Descent, #1 synopsis and book trailer. Sacred Atonement: A Novella (The Birthrite Series, #1.5) The summer of 1932 is one Linda never dreamed she would ever have. As a single mother raising her and Jimmy's infant daughter in a world she never would have thought existed, she tries forgetting the boy she once planned to spend her life with while plagued by the occasional dream of him being tortured inside the fiery pit she lost him in. While she takes some comfort in knowing that Carl and Dorothy are right down the hall, her two newly married friends are occupi

Book Review: Trusting Darkness by Eva Fairwald

Trusting Darkness by Eva Fairwald Synopsis (in the author's/publisher's words) Captain Ella Dorsh is tough, skilled and… screwed. She is pretty sure that the enemy is leading the game and that war is going to reach the surface very soon, but humans are not ready yet. The Underkingdom is impoverished and its population of dark elves wants to conquer the world and rule. Ella and the other “Reborn Divisions” are the only real chance to fight the enemy on the same level: elves against elves to spare precious human lives. However, nothing is as simple as it seems and darkness hides more than Ella had ever imagined. The story is set in our world in a near future. It has some sci-fi and dystopian elements and a strong female lead that will kick your ass! This novel is about Elvish soldiers caught in the middle of something too big to avoid and about dangerous secrets that will change life and history forever.  I was actually really looking forward to reading th

COVER REVEAL: Sylvain Reynard's "The Raven" (Book One in The Florentine Series)

Book Blurb: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery… Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her… Cassita vulneratus. When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides wi