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3 Reasons Why Trigger Warnings Are A Godsend – The Anxious Author

Trigger Warning: mention of the experience of flashbacks, repressed memories, panic attacks and traumatic experiences. You might have heard of trigger warnings. They are the disclaimers at the beginnings of books or in book blurbs that warn potential readers about their contents. Readers can learn ahead of time if a book possesses something that could… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Trigger Warnings Are A Godsend – The Anxious Author

Reading Catch Ups

A New Series Is Born

In mid 2020 I had an idea for a new urban fantasy series. Or at least, I had an idea for a character who would star in that series. She is a valkyrie called Rowan, who broke curses for a living until she got her licence revoked after a workplace accident. The series is called… Continue reading A New Series Is Born

Book Reviews, Five Stars

Blood Legends: Ascension – Book Review

Title: Blood Legends: Ascension Author: Kim Petersen Genre: Urban fantasy/dystopian fantasy Rating: 5 Stars "Not even the most cunning vampire can outsmart his way toward Ascension. The dome city is complete, and a new society must be established. An impenetrable wall separates the districts. The division between factions of humans and vampires is drawn. Slavery,… Continue reading Blood Legends: Ascension – Book Review

What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile – Drummers & Demons

Taking a detour from the usual urban fantasies this week via an ARC request. Very slowly, my life is being organised with a series of spreadsheets, planners and diaries that I will one day be entirely dependent on. Let's just say I'm not going to cope well in a plan-less, spreadsheet-less dystopian world. So if… Continue reading What’s on the reading pile – Drummers & Demons

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3 Ways To Deal With Anxiety Symptoms Affecting Your Productivity – The Anxious Author

Keeping a positive mindset is important to staying afloat during difficult times. However, we don't want to become so over-positive that we completely ignore our feelings and negatives experiences. There's a balance we must keep, a fine line we must tread if we want to keep our anxiety in check and even then it doesn't… Continue reading 3 Ways To Deal With Anxiety Symptoms Affecting Your Productivity – The Anxious Author