How To Make The Truth More Energetic, Scary or Heartbreaking

If you’re anything like me, you rave about the kinds of stories that take you somewhere special or make you feel something different. I like the fiction I read to tweak my internal settings and show me new things. Animal Farm made me feel anger and sadness, but taught me something important about life. American…

Want To Know Your Unique Reading Fingerprint? This Is How.

Reading fiction is a hugely popular pastime – more than half of us agree we really love it – but it isn’t as simple as just picking up a book and opening it. Everyone has their own, unique tastes and we all read for subtly different reasons. Some people delve into the pages of a…

Hell Is… The Fiction Genre Minefield

Nothing drives me crazier than fiction genres. Establishing the correct pigeon-hole for my own work is hard enough, but trawling through the minefield of genres attached to books I want to read is more complex than visiting eight cities in a single day, I imagine – not that I’ve ever tried it. I’ll tell you…

What Made Her Want a World of Sex, Lies, Injustice and Danger?

  When it comes to fiction, I don’t shy away from exploring shocking subjects. As a reader, I like books that challenge my core beliefs, make me think a little differently, scare me just a touch. From the psychology behind school shootings to the life of a child killer, from stories about drug addiction to…

Discover Carla’s Books

Two corporate drones are stuck in a dead-end job they secretly loathe and suspicious deviant Maxwell D. Kalist is their boss. When sexy new recruit, Caitlyn Brichacek, arrives their working world is tipped slowly upside-down, but not in the way they hoped. Bravery, lies and decency are the first threads that begin to unravel. After…