Review: “And Now For Something Completely Different” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story) by Jodi Taylor

I love when stories are exactly what they say on the tin, but when the St. Mary’s crew is involved, you know it’s still going to outrageous. The Christmas story for 2018 features very little Christmas and a lot of planetary-hopping shenanigans. As someone who follows the current research into getting the first human toContinue reading “Review: “And Now For Something Completely Different” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s Short Story) by Jodi Taylor”

Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm

Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have a soft spot for contemporary romance stories that have evolved with the times. So many relationships begin with the partners meeting online these days (my own included) that more traditional “meet-cutes” almost start to feelContinue reading “Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm”

Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018

I had so much fun with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2017 that I had to do it again! Below is a quick summary of all the cool things I added to my collection. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 (75213) — 307 pieces   First, the holiday-themed elements! Christmas Moisture Vaporator, A NewContinue reading “Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018”

Free Copy of Steel Victory! (Today Only)

My publisher decided to give everyone a fabulous gift this holiday season. Today is the last day to pick up a copy of the first book in the Steel Empires series for free! Grab your electronic copy of Steel Victory here, and remember: Feel free to share the link far and wide! I hope everyoneContinue reading “Free Copy of Steel Victory! (Today Only)”

Review: Snowbound (Bloodline of Yule #2) by Maria Alexander

Disclaimer: I consider myself friends with the author; I received an electronic advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. I finished reading this book at the height of summer in my very warm home office. But I didn’t even think of turning on the ceiling fan, because Alexander brought the freezing cold ofContinue reading “Review: Snowbound (Bloodline of Yule #2) by Maria Alexander”

Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor

Though this review won’t get posted until after the holiday itself, this story was easily one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Taylor blows me away with her ability to weave humor and heartbreak into the same passages. Though this story didn’t have quite as much of the usual St. Mary’s shenanigans, it wasContinue reading “Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor”

Holiday Letter 2016

Happy holidays to all of my readers! Every year, my husband and I send a card and newsletter to family and friends. Since I include all of you in that category, below is a (slightly redacted for privacy) copy of the newsletter. I hope you are all having a great holiday of your choice. (InContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2016”

Review: SNOWED by Maria Alexander

Disclaimer: The author and I share a publisher, and I helped proofread this novel before publication. If I had not been reading this novel on an expensive electronic device, I’d have thrown it across the room when I got to the ending. But not because it was a bad book. On the contrary, this bookContinue reading “Review: SNOWED by Maria Alexander”