black book of secrets

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
Dark Magic sentence starters

I received an anonymous ask requesting starters for necromancy, so I decided to expand upon that idea and create starters for dark magic in general, including necromancy. Enjoy!

“I’ve never used this spell before.”
“Magic like this is forbidden, and for good reason.”
“With this book of spells, we have the power to destroy everything.”
“If this wasn’t dangerous, it wouldn’t be interesting.”
“Have you ever wanted to bring someone back from the dead?”
“I don’t care what it takes. I’m bringing them back!”
“Be warned: what you’re going to see might terrify you.”
“This seems… dangerous.”
“One way or another, I’ll make them love me.”
“You can’t just use magic to manipulate people like this!”
“This isn’t right. It’s unnatural!”
“This is the only true way to speak to the dead.”
“If we do this spell correctly, we’ll own the world.”
“Do you believe in demons?”
“I’ll let you light the candles.”
“This isn’t the first curse I’ve cast.”
“This book of black magic is my little secret. Would you like to see?”
“Be quiet or I’ll curse you next.”
“They’ll regret the day they even thought to cross me.”
“Nothing will hurt us if we stay inside this circle.”
“They’ll be alive again, but not the same as they were before.”
“No one ever said dark magic was easy.”
“This spell couldn’t actually kill anyone, could it?”
“The ritual begins soon. I suggest you prepare yourself.”
“I’ve seen far more disturbing things than this.”
“Demons don’t scare me.”
“Let’s say the incantation together.”
“Do you want to see something truly horrifying?”
“We need a sacrifice.”
“All you need to do is offer a little bit of blood. Just a tiny bit, that’s all!”
“Trust me, and step into the circle.”
“I’ve never felt power like this before.”
“Open your eyes. It’s time for you to come back to life.”
“I’ve done it. I am the master over death!”
“I’m not evil. Magic isn’t evil. It’s just shades of grey.”

Short but accurate summaries of popular books/series: part 3
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses: Author tells us it's a beauty and the beast retelling, we think she means the fairy tale, but she actually means the Disney movie.
  • Incarceron: The cake is a lie
  • Curse Workers: Wizard Mafia
  • The Bone Season: Ghost Mafia
  • Snow Like Ashes: Everybody hates winter.
  • An Ember in the Ashes: *points at characters* f*** you, f*** you, f*** you, precious cinnamon roll too good for this world, f*** you, how did nobody kill you yet, f*** you, f*** me, f*** you
  • The Wrath and the Dawn: Talk shit, get hit. Or dismembered. Depends who you're talking shit to.
  • Chronicles of Nick: A textbook is needed in order to keep up with the mythology.
  • Obsidian Mirror: Wait, if you're evil, and they're evil, and everybody wants the evil time machine...then who's flying the plane?
  • I Am Number Four: Oh none of us have this very useful power? Wait a chapter.
  • Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: If their name is carved on an old rock somewhere in the world, they're in this series.
  • Monument 14: Somebody kept saying "what's the worst that could happen" and the universe decided to answer.
  • Graceling: Heterochromia=superpowers, caution advised.
  • Uglies: Somehow, a group of people decide that lobotomizing the population of an entire planet is a valid method for maintaining world piece.
  • Percy Jackson: Main character's catchphrase is "wait, what?" In his defense, it's often appropriate.
  • Hunger Games: Television censorship laws get some major revisions.

This is a crop from my newest book The Secret of Black Rock that comes out march next year. Will show some more spreads and stuff as it gets closer to release