Guest Post: ‘Damsel in Distress’: The First Fairy Tale Trope – from Jessica Hobson

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With a blog called Foxes and Fairy Tales, I don’t think it’s a great surprise to anyone than I’m sort of fascinated with fairy tales, retellings and how the same story can evolve in different ways across time and cultures.

For today’s guest post, I’m very excited to share with you some thoughts on the classic Damsel in Distress trope from Jessica Hobson. Jessica is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in English literature, and is working on a project focused on children’s literature, specifically gender roles and familial tropes in fairy tales.

Take a look at her thoughts below, and leave your own with a comment.

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Guest Post: How To Boost Traffic To Your Blog

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Hi everyone, I’m Neveah and am thrilled to be a guest blogger on Louise’s blog. Here’s how to boost traffic to your blog and convert it into subscribers.


  1. Getting Traffic
  2. Convert traffic
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Guest Post: Llinos Cathryn Thomas (author of A Duet for Invisible Strings)

I read Llinos Cathryn Thomas’s queer paranormal romance novella, A Duet for Invisible Strings, in March. I was right in the middle of a pandemic-panic reading slump and this novella really was a breathe of fresh air that got my brain back on track.

You can read my full review here.

… a beautiful romance, with paranormal elements and an older sapphic couple.

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So, when the author offered to work up some of my questions into a guest post for Foxes and Fairy Tales, I jumped at the chance. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did and that it tempts you to go and check out A Duet for Invisible Strings for yourself.

Violinist Heledd is secretly in love with her irrepressible conductor Rosemary, but a secret from her past could tear them apart, in this contemporary fantasy romance inspired by Welsh folklore.

— A short pitch of A Duet for Invisible Strings from Llinos Cathryn Thomas
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Character Interview: Jehan Fasih from The Brightest Fell by Nupur Chowdhury

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A scientist seeking redemption. A soldier seeking revenge.

And a drug that could rob them of their free will.

When nations are on the brink of war, to be innocent is not enough…


Jehan Fasih is one of the three protagonists of ‘The Brightest Fell’, a science-fiction political thriller set in an alternate earth.

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Author Guest Post: Heather Rose Jones

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I’ve had my eye on Heather Rose Jones’ Alpennia books for a while now.

Queer swordswomen and magic in an Alternate Regency world? That definitely sounds completely up my alley. But, you know what TBR piles are like…

However! I was really excited to see that the newest instalment in the series — Floodtide — is actually a standalone. Of course, that makes it the perfect place for me to dip my toe into this fascinating world.

One of the things that really interests me about Alpennia, is that it takes place in an entirely fictional country that just sort of squeezes itself into an otherwise historically accurate Europe. Heather Rose Jones has been kind enough to share a bit more about her world-building and ‘Ruritanian’ settings below. It’s a great read!

At the bottom of this post, you can also find more information about where to find Heather online and all the details about Floodtide.

I really hope to catch the Alpennia series very soon. Let me know of you’d be interested in a buddy/ group read.

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