Category Archives: Romance

The Dragon Award nominated Honor at Stake is Undead Once More

You’d think with all my experience on Twitter, I’d have more pithy titles. Anyway, yes, Honor at Stake is back. The Award nominated book is possibly the best thing I’ve ever done. If you don’t believe me, look at the … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Tales of the Once and Future King Anthology is here

Okay, to be perfectly technical, the anthology Tales of the Once and Future King is only available for preorder. And, as of this exact minute, only available as a Kindle.Yeah. I know. Don’t look at me, I’m not in charge of this … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Catholic Dragon Award Suggestions

Since we have not mentioned this since February, It’s occurred to me that the first post was probably a little too cavalier in that Dragon Award post. We should spell out what the bleep is going on a little bit … Continue reading

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Silver Empire To Re-release Declan Finn’s A Pius Man

Before Declan Finn became a Dragon Award nominated horror writer — before there was even a Dragon Award — he wrote a thriller series that’s been described as “the anti-Dan Brown,” or perhaps, “The Da Vinci Code — but not … Continue reading

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Dragon Awards Are Live

Last year, we released footage of the first annual Dragon Awards, the official award of DragonCon, one of the world’s largest SFF conventions. And now, the Dragons are once again upon us. The nominations process has begun. However, I don’t recommend … Continue reading

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Top 10 Catholic Books to Give this Christmas

In my family, the easiest thing in the world is to give the gift of books. And, seriously, who doesn’t read? If your first thought is “I don’t read,” then I will ask you how exactly this post is getting … Continue reading

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Review: Iron Chamber of Memory

John C Wright has pulled off a great trick with his latest novel, Iron Chamber of Memory. What started out as a Nora Roberts style romantic comedy ended in an epic battle on the scale of Mary Stewart and her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mermaid & The Unicorn

There’s a lot of “urban fantasy” out there, and I’ve only experienced small handfuls of it. I’ve devoured The Dresden Files, caught a few episodes of Buffy, delved into the lore of World of Darkness, and even gotten into Monster … Continue reading

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A Flight of Dragon Awards

DragonCon is a convention that takes place every year over the Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, GA. It is, by all accounts, the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention on the planet Earth. If you don’t believe me, their minimum … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Novels

I was recently asked to write about Catholicism in my novels. Going through Honor at Stake, one might pick up on the fact that I’m Catholic. It’s only in about a quarter of the novel, after all. I built my … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: Rory Modena and David Chalmers 08/30 by We Built That Network | Culture Podcasts

Declan Finn (Honor At Stake, The Pius Trilogy) has the wonderful RK ‘Shadowdancer’ Modena and her cohort David Chalmers. We’ll cover art (which Declan knows nothing about), censorship in gaming and game chat, as well as their upcoming collaboration on … Continue reading

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Did Romeo Love Juliet?

It seems a silly question. The Shakespeare play Romeo & Juliet is third only to Hamlet and Macbeth in fame, and widely considered the most famous romance in the English language (though I would argue Pride and Prejudice to be more influential on literature). Yet … Continue reading

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AAR on The Catholic Geek radio show: Erin Lale on WorldCon 09/20

Tonight, host Declan Finn (Honor at Stake) will talk with Damnation Press’ Erin Lale, as Erin gives us an after action report on this year’s WorldCon. Erin Lale is an author and editor.

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AAR: The Catholic Geek Radio show with Michelle Buckman on Death Panels from 09/06

Host Declan Finn (author, Honor At Stake), will interview Catholic Writer Guild member and author Michelle Buckman, who penned a book called Death Panels in 1994. Expect that we’ll be talking about Planned Parenthood and Obamacare.

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The Catholic Geek: Rory Modena and David Chalmers 08/30 by We Built That Network | Culture Podcasts

Declan Finn (Honor At Stake, The Pius Trilogy) has the wonderful RK “Shadowdancer” Modena and her cohort David Chalmers. We’ll cover art (which Declan knows nothing about), censorship in gaming and game chat, et al Source: The Catholic Geek: Rory … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Plastic Memories

So, one thing I’m going to start doing is reviews of shows that I’ve finished recently, which typically means recent shows (but sometimes older ones that I haven’t caught yet!). Plastic Memories aired during the Spring cour of 2015, and … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Romance

My new book, Honor At Stake, is officially posted as a vampire romance.  I’ve obviously done romance before, but mostly as a subplot in the books I’ve written. With Codename: Winterborn, for example, there were two love plots going on. … Continue reading

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Writing Catholic Vampires

The other day, I mentioned how I made Honor At Stake (OUT THIS TUESDAY, SEPT 1) a book out of Buffy-inspired fan fiction. But how does one do that? In the beginning … get the vampire lore down.  How does it work? … Continue reading

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Writing Vatican Ninjas

I’ve always had a problem with vampire fiction in which the vampires were so secret, nobody knew they existed.  Nobody.  At all. Seriously, when you’re around for hundreds of years, eventually somebody is going to start talking. Which is why … Continue reading

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