This novelette serves as a fantastic introduction to the universe of this set of stories, giving intriguing background and introducing us to an interesting character while still leaving the reader wanting more. Continue reading
Often novellas either feel like a padded-out short story or a rushed novel. This was neither, giving all the background detail between each of the three main characters necessary to make the next step in their relationship feel natural and inevitable. Additionally, the supernatural element of the story blended seamlessly with the relationship arc between the characters. Continue reading
The difficult part of launching a new book while also traveling out of town to an enormous convention is that it’s difficult to promote the blog tour posts that I organized at the same time. So, here’s a handy round-up and GIANT thank you to everyone who supported Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time by sharing information or hosting me on their blogs! Check out the posts below for some cool behind-the-scenes details about my life and writing process, excerpts from Steel Time, a character interview with Toria, and pictures of my adorable cats.
- August 22, 2018: Steel Time Cover Reveal!
- August 23, 2018: Undercover: The Meaning Behind The Image at Raw Dog Screaming Press
- August 24, 2018: Steel Time Cover Reveal at Speculative Chic
- September 5, 2018: Second Annual State of the Empires at Raw Dog Screaming Press
- September 6, 2018: Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!
- September 6, 2018: Steel Time Excerpt with author Cara McKinnon
- September 6, 2018: Inconvenient Time Travel: Announcing Steel Time by J.L. Gribble at Speculative Chic
- September 6, 2018: J.L. Gribble On Steel Time, Siamese Cats, And Telling Us All She Knows with author Randee Dawn
- September 6, 2018: JL Gribble reveals her fantasy movie cast for the Steel Empires series with author Sara Dobie Bauer
- September 9, 2018: Interview with a Mercenary with author Lee Murray
- September 10, 2018: An Interview with J.L. Gribble, author of Steel Time with author Nancy O’Toole Meservier
- September 11, 2018: Steel Time Excerpt at Tower of the Archmage
- Author Lane Robins
- Author Matthew Warner
- Author Rachell Nichole
- Author J.D. Blackrose
- Author Dan Rabarts
Thank you so much to everyone who helped boost the signal about my latest book!
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 of the Arctic to cool me off instead. This sequel started with a bang and instantly hooked me, even if the beginning didn’t follow the path I expected. But it was the best sort of unexpected, with twists and turns that led to an epic ending. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this book for full price.
For all that I read urban fantasy and LGBT fiction, it surprises me that this is my first F/F urban fantasy — and a young adult (YA) novel, at that. But if a book had to be my first, I’m pleased that this was it. It definitely took everything that I love about urban fantasy, LGBT fiction, AND young adult fiction and transformed them into something wonderful and fully engrossing. Continue reading
I’m thrilled to announce two things today! The first, as indicated by the title of this post, is the final cover to book 4 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Time! The second is the official release date of my fourth novel: Thursday, September 6, 2018!
Make sure to follow my blog for more information about where to get your own copy of Steel Time as it becomes available.
Did you miss the first books in the series? Be sure to check out the first Steel Empires installments below:
And now, check out the full cover and information about my amazing artist after the jump. Let me know what you think in the comments! Continue reading
Next Monday is a book birthday for one of my fellow bloggers at Speculative Chic, but I couldn’t wait any longer! I was thrilled to receive an advanced electronic copy of this debut novel. This was a great, fun read that will appeal to adult and young adult readers alike, with just enough superhero antics to make you feel like you’re in the movie theater with the bonus of a longer narrative and way more interesting things than can be packed into a two-hour time span. Congratulations on the new book, Nancy — I already can’t wait for the next in the series.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Dawn Takahashi knows a thing or two about superheroes, from the fictional ones that populate her favorite comic books, to the real-life vigilantes who keep people safe. When she’s granted an impressive set of powers of her own, she dives right in, eager to prove herself as Bailey City’s first legitimate superhero. Dressed in red and black, Dawn spends her nights jumping from rooftop to rooftop, apprehending criminals with a smile. But by day, she finds her interactions marred by crippling social awkwardness.
Alex Gage is used to life giving him the short end of the stick, from his working-class upbringing, to the recent death of his mother. He works hard to support his younger sisters, hiding his anger and frustration behind laid back charm. It’s this charm that first draws Alex and Dawn together, but their secrets may tear them apart. Because while Dawn protects the city against threats, Alex unknowingly undermines her efforts by working as a henchman for Calypso, a mysterious woman who can make anyone loyal to her with a single touch of her hand.
It’s the classic story of boy meets girl. And hero versus villain. Where only one side can win.
Disclaimer: The author is a fellow contributor to a shared blog; I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book falls squarely in that sweet spot of being completely appropriate for both adult and young adult audiences. There’s a bit of brand-name pop culture referencing that feels a bit more YA, but there’s never a moment when I want to smack any of the characters upside the head for being idiots about relationships, which I will admit is my personal litmus test for whether a story will appeal to adults. Continue reading