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Stacia Kane

Autor(a) de Unholy Ghosts

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Obras por Stacia Kane

Unholy Ghosts (2010) 946 exemplares
Unholy Magic (2010) 483 exemplares
City of Ghosts (2010) 449 exemplares
Sacrificial Magic (2010) 315 exemplares
Personal Demons (2008) 308 exemplares
Chasing Magic (2012) 235 exemplares
Demon Inside (2009) 153 exemplares
Demon Possessed (2010) 114 exemplares
Home (2012) 92 exemplares
Finding Magic (2012) 89 exemplares
Wrong Ways Down (2013) 62 exemplares
Unholy Luck (2014) 57 exemplares
Be a Sex-Writing Strumpet (2010) 52 exemplares
Close to You (2013) 39 exemplares
Made for Sin (2016) 33 exemplares
Five Down: A Downside Anthology (2014) 21 exemplares
Keeping It Close 12 exemplares
Demon's Triad (2009) 5 exemplares
Blood Will Tell (2007) 4 exemplares
Rick the Brave (2011) 2 exemplares
Démons Intimes 1 exemplar
Megan Chase t.3 1 exemplar
A Fine Line 1 exemplar
The Ice House 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011) — Contribuidor — 553 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
Entangled (Anthology 10-in-1) (2011) — Prefácio — 69 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Quinn, December
Data de nascimento
UK (Marriage)
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Illinois, USA
South Florida, USA
England, UK
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Stacia Kane has been a phone psychic, a customer service representative, a bartender, and a movie theatre usher. Writing is more fun than all of them combined. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons and the divine right of kings, and is a fervent Ricardian. She lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their two little girls.



I admit, I picked up this book with a little trepidation. I got my start writing erotica, and I've been crafting sex scenes for over 8 years, with nearly 50 published short stories, novellas, and novels under my belt. I figured I knew just about everything there was to know about writing sex. I was wrong.

Stacia Kane's approach to developing a sex scene blew me away. She takes the time to explain her process in great detail, from the importance of minute details to penning believable dialogue -- just how much chatter is too much in a sex scene, anyway? And if you said it depends on the characters, you're right. Kane does a great job explaining how to make each sex scene unique, so that only this couple, in this moment in time, can be having this encounter.

Following Kane's suggestions will prevent any author from writing sex scenes that read like a formulaic, paint-by-numbers experiment, and will ensure clean, emotional, engaging sex scenes that will speak to readers. This is an impressive collection of essays, which I'd recommend to any author, whether writing in an erotic genre or not.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 2 outras críticas | Oct 27, 2023 |
I dunno. I've gotten kind of overdone with urban fantasy recently, to the point where I end up listening to it in the car because it's got funny moments and it's easy to tune out to, and the plot's basically the same the genre over. Gritty, broke detective-type chases supernatural thingamabobber-that's-doing-bad-stuff all over creation until in the end she defeats it by the skin of her teeth.

However. I ended up being really impressed with this book. The world building was unique -- the idea of the Church and the ghosts made me yearn for more explanation of the history and the functionality of the system. And our heroine was almost an anti-heroine; the things she does are certainly not for her own good, nor for most anyone else's, and she's the very picture of ambivalent corruption.

I also listened to this as an audio book, and I really do need to mention the linguistics. I really enjoyed the slang. I don't normally enjoy slang in books because it takes away from my understanding and makes me think about what's being said as a function of understanding rather than enjoyment. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed the slang if I had read this rather than listened to it. But as it stood, the slang absolutely added to the atmosphere of the book, which is rare indeed. Kudos.
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lyrrael | 93 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |
This book was painful to read. Heart-wrenchingly painful, to the degree that I had to seriously consider whether or not to finish reading it, because it was starting to seep into my daily life and really bring me down. And it wasn't just that it was painful; it was that Chess was doing it all to herself.

The only thing that really kept me going was the slight hope that Chess would figure it all out and dig herself out of her own hole. And that's what's going to keep me going to the next book.

Unique worldbuilding, interesting linguistics, gripping story. Worth it, if only for hope.
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lyrrael | 47 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |
Oh Chess.

This was a good book. I'm honestly impressed with how the author manages to convey Chess's discomfort with situations, and my chest tightens reflexively when she's attempting to deal with something that's completely out of her arena and the only thing she can really come up with is flat terror. Like Terrible. Like Lex.

It also makes the books hard to read sometimes, but this one was cathartic. I'm concerned for her future, but at least she's sorted out her present. I'm really curious to have some more information about the activities at the end -- the investigation, Chess's part in it -- and I hope we get more details in the next book. Either way, good show.
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lyrrael | 49 outras críticas | Aug 3, 2023 |


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