I bought this debut chapbook to support my friend in some small fragment of the way she has supported my writing for years. It then took me an embarrassingly long time to read. Then, when I meant to treat myself to these bits of flash in between working on another project, I found myself devouring … Continue reading Book Review: Breaking Points by Chelsea Stickle
To celebrate the release of his most recent novel, I'm pleased to share an excerpt from Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley, a long-time friend of this blog. ABOUT THE BOOK Billy Jakobek has always been different. Born with strange and powerful psychic abilities, he has grown up in the laboratories of Thorne Century, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
Last month I posted a spoiler-free review of the latest installment of Lee Murray's thriller series, the Taine McKenna Adventures. In Into the Ashes, Taine faces his biggest foe yet: the active volcanic isles of New Zealand itself. Check out an excerpt from the book below, then follow the link to enter a giveaway for an … Continue reading Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Into the Ashes (Taine McKenna Adventures #3) by Lee Murray
Happy New Year's Eve to all of my awesome friends and blog followers, but more importantly -- happy birthday to me! I'm planning a lovely low-key evening with a small group of friends to involve pizza, cake, and games. I hope that whatever you plans have, you remain safe and have a blast. To celebrate … Continue reading Steel Time Deleted Scenes!
I'm always thrilled to support fellow graduates of the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction program, even if I've never had the opportunity to meet them in person! Today, I'm happy to host dark fantasy author Allan Cornelius and ask him some questions about his debut novel. ABOUT THE BOOK When you’ve done the unthinkable, … Continue reading Author Interview with Allan C. R. Cornelius
The difficult part of launching a new book while also traveling out of town to an enormous convention is that it's difficult to promote the blog tour posts that I organized at the same time. So, here's a handy round-up and GIANT thank you to everyone who supported Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time by … Continue reading Steel Time Blog Tour Round-Up
By now, you all know that I'm a total wuss. I don't like jump scares. I can do gore in movies/on television because I desensitized myself through a research binge on practical effects, but there's no protective layer between the visceral on the page and my imagination. So while I desperately wanted to read Jessica … Continue reading Author Interview with Jessica McHugh
Happy book birthday to me! Today, I'm pleased to announce the launch of the fourth book in my Steel Empires series. Steel Time is extra-special for me because time travel is one of my favorite speculative fiction motifs. Working the concept into my own expansive universe was challenging and a LOT of fun. (Unfortunately, I couldn't … Continue reading Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!
To celebrate the release of her first novel, I was delighted to interview author Shannon Eichorn about topics near and dear to both of our hearts. If you're at DragonCon this weekend, be sure to track her down in the armory and pick up a copy of Rights of Use for yourself! For those of … Continue reading Author Interview with Shannon Eichorn
There's nothing better than when a fabulous author is also a lovely person and friend. I've been hooked on Sara Dobie Bauer's writing since I first read Bite Somebody, and her darker work is just as enticing. Today, I picked her brain about her latest release, Escaping Exile. ABOUT THE BOOK Andrew is a vampire from … Continue reading Author Interview with Sara Dobie Bauer
While it wasn't quite up my alley, Matthew Warner's Cursed by Christ book seemed intriguing enough that I had to pick the author's brain about it. Maybe you'll find yourself interested in my stead. ABOUT THE BOOK CURSED . . . Living at her family’s rice plantation, Alice Wharton learns some disturbing news from her … Continue reading Author Interview with Matthew Warner
I think it's a testament to how engrossing I found this book that I didn't realize the title was a play on two of the main characters' names until over halfway through reading the story. I read this book on the recommendation of a blogger that I enjoy who talks about her romance pet peeves. … Continue reading Review: Beck & Call (The Billionaires #2) by Emma Holly
Happy New Year to all of my awesome readers! In honor of 2017 finally being over, and to celebrate my birthday (yes, I'm a New Year's Eve baby), I'd like to share a scene that was left on the cutting room floor after my beta readers read one of the earliest drafts of Steel Empires … Continue reading Steel Blood Deleted Scene
It's been a whirlwind two weeks, but today is the last stop of the Steel Blood blog tour! If you missed any stops along the way, you can find the full roster at my Guest Blog page. For our final stop, author Weston Kindcade was kind enough to discuss his thoughts about Steel Empires Book 1: … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #14
Author Anna Zabo offered to host a short excerpt from Steel Blood on their blog for this stop of the blog tour! The scene takes place near the beginning of the novel, when Victory and Mikelos have arrived in the Qin Empire’s colonial city of Jiang Yi Yue. As a vampire, Victory was prepared to wait … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #10
Happy book birthday to the third book in the Steel Empires series! Steel Blood features the continuing adventures of Victory and Mikelos, who couldn't quite manage to stay safe at home while their kids were off having adventures in Steel Magic. Today, the book is now officially available in hardcopy and ebook form from the following retailers: … Continue reading New Book Excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #3