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  • Review: “Mr. Gold” by Margot Rose

    June 10, 2019 by Edit

    A fun, quick read. The developing relationship between the characters could have been fraught and over-dramatic, but Rose balances the need for tension in the story with the realities of modern, mature adults. It’s a romance story, so you already know that there’s going to be a happily ever after. My favorite part of this… Read more

  • Review: Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #3.5) by Alyssa Cole

    June 7, 2019 by Edit

    Once again, Cole impresses me with her ability to weave timelines together within different stories. This series interlude fills in some of the gaps of the second Reluctant Royals book, including interactions between the main heroine and her parents. I adore Regina, and I don’t even pity her for not getting to become a “royal”… Read more

  • Review: The Contract by Margot Rose

    June 5, 2019 by Edit

    This read was a fun escape. But where I thought I understood what I was getting into, it managed to surprise me at every turn. “Love at first sight” is a romance trope I just can’t get behind, but “insta-lust” can be a LOT of fun when done right. Rose does it right in this… Read more

  • May Wrap-Up & June Goals

    June 3, 2019 by Edit

    So much reading! So much traveling! So little writing! Don’t look at me like that. You’re not shocked either. May Wrap-Up My progress toward Steel Justice this month was super nebulous, but I did figure out where my hang-up was. There is a plan in place toward overcoming it, and I’m cautiously optimistic. I had… Read more

  • Con Report: Balticon 53

    May 29, 2019 by Edit

    I had another fantastic weekend at my “local” convention, Balticon, over Memorial Day weekend! This convention was my first time manning a table in the dealer room for the entire event, which was both exhausting and fun, and definitely offered a different perspective on the convention experience. Luckily, I had friend and author Cara McKinnon… Read more

  • Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 1 (Eburosi Chronicles #8) by R.A. Steffan

    May 27, 2019 by Edit

    This amazing series picks up approximately a decade in the future with the story of Frella, the younger sister of one of the heroes of the previous collection. Possibly my favorite thing about Steffan’s writing is their ability to create fully fleshed female narrative characters who each have their own strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. Frella… Read more

  • Review: Magic Mourns (Kate Daniels #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

    May 24, 2019 by Edit

    This novella takes place between Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds in the Kate Daniels universe, but the point-of-view character is Kate’s friend Andrea Nash instead. We’ve already been introduced to Andrea and know secrets about her character from previous books in the series, but this time, she’s the hero of her own adventure. Once again,… Read more

  • Balticon 53 Schedule!

    May 20, 2019 by Edit

    Once again, I look forward to returning to my local convention this year, Balticon 53 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor over Memorial Day weekend. And by local, I mean that I literally worked 2 blocks away from the host hotel for over 10 years. It will be super easy to find me this year, since for… Read more

  • Con Report: StokerCon 2019

    May 15, 2019 by Edit

    If you’re here to find a copy of my alternate history presentation, you’re in the right place! Scroll, read, and enjoy. I might not be a horror fan, but you won’t find a nicer group of creative people. I was immediately welcomed into the fold at StokerCon 2019, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and I… Read more

  • 2019 Resolution Project: Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews

    May 13, 2019 by Edit

    My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series. I’ve read the third book, Magic Strikes, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “Kate… Read more

  • StokerCon 2019 Schedule!

    May 6, 2019 by Edit

    I’m excited to attend my first StokerCon this week, in Grand Rapids, Michigan! This is not a convention I plan to attend normally, but the stars aligned to make attending this year too awesome to pass up, such as my publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press winning this year’s Specialty Press Award. For most of the… Read more

  • April Wrap-Up & May Goals

    May 1, 2019 by Edit

    I definitely had a productive month, just not in the way I originally thought. I also got to see some great friends and read some great books, so no complaints here. I’m in the middle of reading some pretty awesome book series that I’m alternating with each other, which just makes me want to read… Read more

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