Steel Justice Available Now!

Happy Wednesday to everyone, and happy book birthday to me! Steel Justice (Steel Empires #6) is officially live and available for your reading pleasure in hardcopy and ebook form. Learn about the book below, including some fun graphics. I hope you enjoy the penultimate book to the Steel Empires series, while I’m hard at workContinue reading “Steel Justice Available Now!”

Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2021

I’ll admit it — I’m not cut out for the virtual convention life. I had a conversation with a friend earlier this week and brought up how late I was in writing this con report, and she pointed out that my experience with this year’s In Your Write Mind 2021 was even more skewed thanContinue reading “Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2021”

In Your Write Mind 2021 Schedule!

For the second summer in a row, I am sadly missing my pilgrimage to Seton Hill University, where I got my MA in Writing Popular Fiction, to connect with old friends and new for the In Your Write Mind workshop. This year, luckily, I will get a taste of the fun by participating in theContinue reading “In Your Write Mind 2021 Schedule!”

STEEL JUSTICE Cover Reveal & Preorder Links

Coming July 28 Set in an alternate near future, Steel Justice is the sixth book in the Steel Empires series and the first time that part of the story is told from the perspective of warrior-mage Kane Nalamas. The world of Steel Empires is one where elves, vampires and shapeshifters co-exist openly with humans and where magicContinue reading “STEEL JUSTICE Cover Reveal & Preorder Links”

Review: Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5) by Ilona Andrews

Read my review of Hidden Legacy Book 1, Burn For Me. Read my review of Hidden Legacy Book 2, White Hot. Read my review of Hidden Legacy Book 3, Wildfire. Read my review of Hidden Legacy Book 3.5 Diamond Fire. Read my review of Hidden Legacy Book 4, Sapphire Flames. At one point, while enjoyingContinue reading “Review: Emerald Blaze (Hidden Legacy #5) by Ilona Andrews”

Celebrating Steel Victory 2.0: Free Online Workshop!

To celebrate the launch of Steel Victory 2.0, the fancy hardcover edition of my first book chock-full of special bonus features, I’m offering my popular alternate history workshop online for the first time ever! I have previously only shared this interactive presentation at live events. For this online special on Wednesday, July 15 at 7Continue reading “Celebrating Steel Victory 2.0: Free Online Workshop!”

Review: The Spare by Miranda Dubner

As an author who regularly breaks genre rules herself, it came as no surprise to me that this book was self-published. It is absolutely a love story and romance. But it centers on more than the two heroes, includes a healthy dose of family drama, and has the audacity to feature more than two pointsContinue reading “Review: The Spare by Miranda Dubner”

Review: Altered States of the Union edited by Glenn Hauman

Disclaimer: I am friends with some of the authors in this anthology; however, I purchased the hardcopy version of this book for full price. This was a fun collection of different story-telling styles that explored how events might have been altered in the history of the United States of America. Most of the stories wereContinue reading “Review: Altered States of the Union edited by Glenn Hauman”

Review: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

This story is an example of true alternate history done right. It’s a combination of events and conceits that shouldn’t work together, but absolutely do because of the talent of the author. It’s also a great example of how non-chronological storytelling is occasionally essential. I could have done with a bit less of the elephantContinue reading “Review: The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander”

Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

I made it through the first quarter of this book before I realized that not much had really happened. Well, lots of things had “happened,” just not much of a plot. But I was intrigued by the world-building, so I decided to sit back and enjoy the story as more of a travelogue than anContinue reading “Review: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter”