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Snippets from Chronicles of Zaloria: Wild Storm

A young woman stood with a gloved hand on her hip. She wore a crimson hood and a ruby mantle of fine silk. Clad in a leather uniform with shoulder length arm coverings that rivaled the color of her flowing raven hair. She tossed back her hood to reveal two silver wolf ears that matched a lush tail that moved gently side to side.
Snippets from Chronicles of Zaloria: Wild Storm
My poor tail,” Acalia sniffed as she patted the silky tip within her hands. Her ears flattened to the sides. "What ever did it do to anger you?"
“Woman, it wasn't the tail that pissed me off,” Filtiarn growled.
*** Two large hands gently grasped Acalia's shoulders from behind. Before she could react, she was pulled backwards against a massive chest. 
"Holding the tears back only makes it more painful," Filtiarn murmured beside her ear. Her heart leaped with joy. She wanted to embrace him but her mind sharply reminded her of the pain that he had caused her. A stubborn streak set into he…
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Three Horror Story Shorts

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Book Cover Cliches: Shadow Blades and Knights

Book covers, they either make a new writer want to flip the table upside-down or hurl your body out a two-story window to plummet into a river of cold gelatin. What? Did you think I'd say something gruesome? No, no. I try to avoid that kind of thing...mostly. Here's yet another try at a book cover complete with urban fantasy book cover cliches. This time around I'm attempting to create an Urban Fantasy cover fit for those tough heroines that need no man and love to swat demons with a flyswatter of doom.

My Book Cover Failures

Hi, it's Wendy May! Okay, so lately I've been posting about my photo design journey to creating my own book covers. I've shown a few book covers that I thought were okay. Not good, not wonderful, but passable. As in they don't appear to be scraps of DIY made in Microsoft's Paint program.

The Path of the Black Shroud

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Here is the stock photo provided by Faestock at Deviantart as the base. I also used butterfly wings from Jinxmim at the same site as well. The rest of the stock photos are from Pixabay. The model uses her own makeup on her eyes, shoulders, and also on her fingers. Which to be honest was annoying to work with so I ended up painting over those areas. I also removed her floral barrettes to add my own flourish to her hair.

And here is the finished artwork I wanted to share with you all. To save on mobile users bandwidth I didn't upload the full version but instead a medium-sized one. Of course I can be b…

Flash me some Parody Love Fiction

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