As someone who adores epic space opera tales written by female authors, I was excited for this book. I’d never read anything by Valente before, and this seemed like a great introduction to her work. It absolutely was a fantastic primer on her delightful and illustrative writing style, but this was not the intricate political tale I’d been expecting. Continue reading
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
Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased a hardcopy of this book for full price.
Mason concludes her stunning space opera trilogy with absolutely nothing you expect, which makes this book all the more perfect.
Since I’ve started reviewing every book I complete, I’ve gotten into the habit of taking down random thoughts as I read. I read this book in one sitting on a flight between Baltimore and Salt Lake City. But some books suck you in and don’t let go. Afterward, you look up with a massive book hangover and the only reasonable action is finding the nearest human and shoving the book (or series) at them and demanding that they read it too. So, consider this the online version of that. Continue reading
I snagged this book on a whim to support an independent bookstore during a vacation and absolutely devoured it on the flight home. I’d been a bit burned out on post-apocalyptic fiction lately, but this book was not your typical environmental or man-made apocalypse. Instead, it was an apocalypse created by people being dumb; or perhaps more charitably, by people being human. Continue reading
Continuing this year’s journey to rectify a series I definitely should have read while I was growing up, I recently reviewed A Swiftly Tilting Planet for Speculative Chic. You can find my full review here.
L’Engle has taken her previous ventures regarding science and brought them to an entirely new level here. Something about the delicate balance of science with faith and mysticism made all of these things intriguing yet accessible. I especially enjoyed how she used music as her descriptive metaphor for Gaudior the unicorn’s method of traveling on the winds of time.
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!