Review: CLOSER TO HOME by Mercedes Lackey

I think my biggest complaint about this book is probably the fact that the back cover text has very, very little to do with the actual plot of the novel. And if that’s my biggest complaint, I will definitely call this book a win. I’ve read every Valdemar book by Mercedes Lackey, many of theContinue reading “Review: CLOSER TO HOME by Mercedes Lackey”

Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline

Because I loved Ready Player One so much, I didn’t argue very much when my husband insisted on pre-ordering the hardcover of Ernest Cline’s second novel, Armada. My husband read it first, and I have to admit that my stomach sank a little bit when he described it to me. My takeaway was that itContinue reading “Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline”

Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this novel at full price. This was my second official foray into the erotica genre–this time, without the cushion of the paranormal to root me in something familiar! I also normally stay far, far away from novels where the protagonist is also an author. However,Continue reading “Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole”

Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016

I was excited to be part of the Dog Star Books invasion of Cleveland ConCoction this year, and I’m happy to report that this was one of the best conventions I’ve ever attended. I hadn’t been to a full media (versus strictly literary) convention in a few years and this was a fun way toContinue reading “Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016”

Cleveland ConCoction Schedule

Next weekend, March 11-13, I will be at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel for Cleveland ConCoction 2016. Below is my official schedule, but please feel free to say hi anytime. I love meeting new people and talking about our shared passions. Steel Victory will be available for purchase in Author’s Alley, but I also keep a fewContinue reading “Cleveland ConCoction Schedule”

February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Though I didn’t hit any major milestones in February, I feel like I had a decently productive month. Let’s see how the numbers look. February Wrap-Up: Not look at book 3. Success! I did, however, do a bunch of fun work for book 2, Steel Magic, like write the back cover text, coordinate potential pre-releaseContinue reading “February Wrap-Up & March Goals”

Interview with Deanna Dee

The third novel in “The Games of Love” series by Deanna Dee comes out today! I’m so happy to participate in her release day blast for FINISH HIM by interviewing her about a topic that is also near and dear to my heart: gaming. Though gaming has always been a huge part of my lifeContinue reading “Interview with Deanna Dee”

STEEL VICTORY sequel coming in 2016!

And now for the good news that I teased yesterday! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed the contract with my publisher, Dog Star Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press, for the sequel to STEEL VICTORY. STEEL MAGIC will be released in 2016, and follows the adventures of warrior-mages Toria and Kane as they set off onContinue reading “STEEL VICTORY sequel coming in 2016!”

SF Signal hosts my blog post about vampires in popular fiction!

I took a film genre course in college, and wrote an entire research paper on the evolution of vampires in film. No knowledge is ever wasted, so with a little more work, I was able to write a (much shorter) essay on the evolution of vampires in popular fiction. SF Signal was lovely enough toContinue reading “SF Signal hosts my blog post about vampires in popular fiction!”