Romantic subplots can be difficult to pull off, especially in contemporary stories. The dynamics of the relationship can be so varied and have their own audiences that will enjoy them. It’s very much a matter of subjective tastes as, for example, I detest love triangles but I know some people love them. Love is a … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: The Love Interest
A series that has gone on as long as the Harley Merlin series can be at risk of running into derivative plots and character arcs. As someone whose working on their own lengthy book series, the idea of keeping everything fresh and interesting by book #5 seems like a daunting task. However Harley Merlin and … Continue reading Book Review – Harley Merlin #5 – Harley Merlin and the Broken Spell by Bella Forrest
**Slight spoilers for Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual** While I’ve been praising the Harley Merlin series and especially Harley Merlin #4: Harley Merlin and the First Ritual, there is a strange lack in stakes or at least it doesn’t feel like the stakes are that high. That’s because the antagonist, the … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: Showing the villainy rather than telling it.
Getting back into the routine of reading and writing reviews, I thought I’d pick up the Harley Merlin series again. Truth be told I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as the series has always felt kind of off in a way. While there was a clear focus, it never felt like each book had … Continue reading Harley Merlin #4 – Harley Merlin and the First Ritual by Bella Forrest