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  • Review: Invisible Chains by Michelle Renee Lane

    August 14, 2019 by

    Disclaimer: I am friends with the author, who provided me with an advanced electronic version of this book for review. This is the first book I’ve read in years to give me nightmares. Lane’s debut novel is an intricate and descriptive historical horror that encompasses some of my favorite tropes in speculative fiction. Jacqueline is… Read more

  • Pulpfest 2019 Schedule

    August 12, 2019 by

    This weekend I’ll be attending Pulpfest for the very first time! This convention is outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, is celebrating their sixteenth anniversary with special events within the convention. Sixteen years is kind of a big deal for a small press, but then again, RDSP is kind of a… Read more

  • New Release: Steel Shadows!

    August 8, 2019 by

    BUY THE BOOK From my publisher Amazon Barnes & Noble CELEBRATE THE BOOK Help spread the word on social media! Check out these blog posts: Speculative Chic: My Favorite Things with J.L. Gribble Raw Dog Screaming Press: Third Annual State of the Empires Leave a review of Steel Shadows on Amazon or Goodreads once you’ve read it. Leave a review of ANY… Read more

  • Author Interview with Nancy O’Toole Meservier

    August 5, 2019 by

    I’m pleased to help celebrate the latest book in fellow author Nancy O’Toole Meservier’s superhero saga! Information about the book is below, along with some insights into her worldbuilding and writing processes and a short excerpt from the book. ABOUT THE BOOK The masks are off. Dawn Takahashi has achieved her dreams by becoming Bailey… Read more

  • July Wrap-Up & August Goals

    August 2, 2019 by

    Priority number one for August is to celebrate! Seriously, on August 8, I’m publishing my fifth book in five years — Steel Empires Book 5: Steel Shadows. That’s a pretty awesome accomplishment, and while it would be easy to focus on all the other projects I have (and am behind on), I shouldn’t let this… Read more

  • Review: A Duke in Disguise (Regency Impostors #2) by Cat Sebastian

    July 31, 2019 by

    It’s hard to distill this book into a short review, because it was chock full of elements I loved with surprising moments at every turn. Sebastian is fantastic at creating characters that go against expectations, either the reader’s or for their position in society. Verity and Ash follow the “friends to lovers” journey, but the… Read more

  • Review: The Mathematical Gambit (The Galipp Files #2) by Jamaila Brinkley

    July 29, 2019 by

    This story continues the adventures of a pair of professional spies — if only their income from the profession could support them. Instead, Simon works on his magical studies and Anastasia relies on the patronage of members of the peerage who know about her clandestine role. The partners reunite to solve another case involving rich… Read more

  • 2019 Resolution Project: Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews

    July 22, 2019 by

    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 fifth book, Magic Slays, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “So… Read more

  • Review: Reverb (Twisted Wishes #3) by Anna Zabo

    July 19, 2019 by

    Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. The final book to follow the romantic escapes of the band Twisted Wishes focuses on bass player Mish Sullivan. She’s pretty much the literal definition of strong, independent woman who knows what she wants. But what she wants is different… Read more

  • Review: The Baker’s Beauty (River Hill #3) by Rebecca Norinne & Jamaila Brinkley

    July 17, 2019 by

    Disclaimer: I am friends with the authors; however, I purcahsed this ebook for full price. Sometimes my interest in the romance between two characters takes a backseat to my interest in the development of the characters themselves. This book was sweet and enjoyable, with all the traditional romance novel tropes, but I found myself much… Read more

  • 2019 Resolution Project: Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews

    July 8, 2019 by

    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 fourth book, Magic Bleeds, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “This… Read more

  • Review: “Magic Tests” (Kate Daniels #5.3) by Ilona Andrews

    July 5, 2019 by

    I first read this short story as part of the collection Small Magics. It also appears in the anthology An Apple for the Creature, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. My review is below: Because I’m always thrilled to learn more about Kate’s protege, I was delighted to read “Magic Tests” in this collection. Julie… Read more

  • Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2019

    July 3, 2019 by

    Last weekend, I spent four wonderful days at one of my favorite places on Earth. In Your Write Mind is a writing workshop hosted by alumni of the Seton Hill University Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, of which I am part. It’s the time of year when I recharge my writing batteries by surrounding myself… Read more

  • June Wrap-Up & July Goals

    July 1, 2019 by

    I just got home from another fantastic visit to Seton Hill University for the annual In Your Write Mind workshop. I had a blast. I’m exhausted. Let’s do this. In case you missed it, the cover reveal for Steel Shadows (Steel Empires #5) was announced this month! Isn’t it beautiful? Pre-orders are now available, and… Read more

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