Tag Archives: New Book Country

Flights of Fantasy

Posted by June 5th, 2013

A Taste of Book Country 2.0

Here comes the new Book Country fantasy flag!

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In the Acacia fantasy series I’m reading now, the heroine, the warrior Mena, flies on her winged creature Elya to achieve new heights, find new worlds in the blue empyrean. Elya is her friend, protector, and healer. She helps her fulfill her destiny.

Fantasy writers, we want to give you a dragon upon whose wings your fancy can fly while writing! With the help of whom you can reach out for your destiny.

Fantasy books are a place of refuge and reimagining. They are not bound by reality, but contain within them thousand of worlds and creatures; they house within their pages thousands of possibilities and dreams. Continue reading

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Unveiling a Book Country Mystery: The Cozy Mystery Flag!

Posted by May 23rd, 2013

It’s time to unveil the mystery… of the Cozy Mystery flag!

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Once a writer chooses a genre on the map, it becomes a home. Cozy mystery writers, we want to give you a home… and a friend you can cozy up to while writing.

Cozies are a subset of the mystery genre often populated by crime-solving cats. You may also see knitting needles, baking sheets, and chopping boards—the accoutrements of hobbies of all kinds.

In a cozy novel,  a small-town’s utopia is disrupted when one of the residents drops dead. The protagonist, an amateur sleuth, is swept into the crime investigation—because she’s implicated or because she fears for her own life. The sleuth is not alone on her quest for justice. A male counterpart—often a police investigator or a reporter—comes along for the ride and lends his professional expertise. Of course, there are sparks flying, but the romance isn’t the primary reason the cozy mystery reader is turning the pages. Continue reading

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