Shadows of Eireland Series Update

Humanborn, book 1 of Shadows of Eireland, released this May. Since we’re already in the September part of 2023, I thought it was time to offer a peek into what’s going on with the series behind the scenes as I veered off my usual process. (more…)


Can Fantasy and Science Fiction Be “Beach Reads”?

Every year, when the northern hemisphere enters summer, countless articles and blog posts highlight books that are called “beach reads”. These lists are usually a mix of rom-coms, cozy mysteries, and other light reads, with a generous helping of new releases.

But what if someone doesn’t read in those genres? What if they want to take fantasy and science fiction on their vacation? (more…)


Kaja Isn’t Me: Writing a Character Who Shares the Author’s Background

When the main character in a story clearly reflects at least some of the author’s background, and on top of that, the book is written in the first person perspective, the question about the so-called “self-insert” seems inevitable. Did the author just write a better, more idealized version of herself? Is the main character a reflection of her imaginary self or a way to deal with some insecurities?

So how is it this time? How much of Joanna is in Kaja—or how much does Kaja resemble Joanna? (more…)


Why My Books Aren’t Available in Kindle Unlimited

Last month, I shared this text with my newsletter subscribers (Are you a member of that club yet? If not, sign up here and receive an ebook!), but I thought it would be good to make it a public post as well as I know Kindle Unlimited is an option many readers choose, and I’d like to explain the reasons behind my choice to not put my books in the program. (more…)


Humanborn Release Day

Humanborn, the first book in my new series, Shadows of Eireland, releases today! You can find it at all major retailers in ebook and paperback, and you can also request it through library systems such as Libby (formerly Overdrive) or BorrowBox, and read it in subscription services—Scribd and Kobo Plus. There’s also a Goodreads listing, so you can keep track of your TBR!

If you aren’t familiar with the series, learn more about it and read sample chapters.



My Most Unique Reads of 2022

Last week, I shared my favorite reads of 2022, and most of them were positive and uplifting books, offering entertainment rather than diving deep into human condition (though it’s not to say that they all lacked depth!), but it wasn’t all I’ve read throughout the year. There were some books that I found interesting and noteworthy that for various reasons didn’t make it to my favorite list, and today, I’d like to put the spotlight on them. (more…)


My Favorite Reads of 2022

For several years now, I felt like I was in a reading slump. I didn’t finish books, and I didn’t follow up on any series, even those where I enjoyed the first book enough. I missed my days of compulsive reading and series-binging, but nothing changed… until 2022 came. (more…)


Demon Siege Release Day

It’s release day, and it’s double special to me as Demon Siege is the final book in the series: yes, after 2 years of publishing books, I completed Pacts Arcane and Otherwise, and they series can be now properly binged on. I’m delighted and excited (and a little bit anxious) to put “the Grand Finale” in the hands of readers.
You can find the final book at all major retailers, and there’s paperback available as well. (more…)