The official release date for Steel Magic, book 2 of the Steel Empires series and direct sequel to Steel Victory, is July 2016! This novel features the first solo adventure of Toria and Kane, journeymen mercenaries of Limani, as they embark on a magical quest. Soon I will be hosting an official cover reveal toContinue reading “STEEL MAGIC cover reveal coming soon”
DISCLAIMER: I share a publisher with one of the authors discussed below. However, I purchased my copy of the book at full price from the anthology’s editor, not the author, and I do not consider our relationship to have bearing on my review choices. I was not a contributor to the Kickstarter campaign that initiallyContinue reading “Review: STEAMPUNK WORLD edited by Sarah Hans”
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”
Not only is this one of my favorite books series, it is also one of the major inspirations for my own writing. So it’s no surprise that I absolutely loved and devoured this set of the series.
Gail Carriger’s foray into young adult fiction is set in the familiar world of her Parasol Protectorate series, but with a bit more…everything. Which is funny, because her adult series is pretty awesomely extreme all on its own. This novel drew much more from the steampunk genre than on the supernatural in regards to plot,Continue reading “Review: ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE by Gail Carriger”
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!”
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!”
I had really high expectations for this book since it is the end of a 15-book saga by one of my favorite authors. Vaughn exceeded every single expectation. Bring together a bunch of old allies: Characters from every major adventure show up to help Kitty through this final battle. All of them play a significantContinue reading “Review: KITTY SAVES THE WORLD by Carrie Vaughn”
The final book in Samantha Holloway‘s epic fantasy trilogy is coming out soon, and to celebrate, I’ve asked her here to pick her brain about the specifics of writing books in series format rather than one by one.
This is a short story, rather than a novel, so you’ll forgive me if my review of it is short and sweet as well. This story serves as a lovely taste of the shared world of Gail Carriger’s three series, the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Finishing School, in terms of both world-building and writing style. TheContinue reading “Review: THE CURIOUS CASE by Gail Carriger”