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Guest post: A.F.E. Smith on the Power of Names

It’s the paperback publication day for A.F.E. Smith’s fantasy-meets-murder-mystery DARKHAVEN, the first book in her Darkhaven Novels sequence. A fearsome (and awesome) ruling family of shapeshifters deserves a name that’s as complex and badass as they are – but why does ‘Nightshade’ work do the job so perfectly?   Many fantasy writers, Ursula Le… Read More

Cover Reveal: Goldenfire by A.F.E. Smith

We’re utterly delighted to reveal the cover of A.F.E. Smith’s GOLDENFIRE, book two of The Darkhaven Novels. This cover takes us into slightly darker territory for this brilliant fantasy series, with a highly skilled assassin coming for Ayla Nightshade, the shapeshifting ruler of Darkhaven. An assassin with an agenda, one even their sinister employer knows nothing about: In Darkhaven, peace doesn’t last long. Read More

Guilty until proven innocent?

When I was younger, I was a reluctant but regular consumer of old movies. My parents liked them, and I was at the age where I’d far rather stay up late to watch something I wasn’t that interested in than go to bed. I can hardly remember most… Read More

COVER REVEAL: A. F. E. Smith’s Darkhaven

Introducing the simply gorgeous cover for A. F. E. Smith’s wonderful fantasy debut, Darkhaven. This is a spectacular tale that’s set in an incredibly detailed world; for breathless action, unexpected heroes, romance and characters that will stay with you, Darkhaven is a complete treat. Ayla Nightshade never wanted to rule… Read More