In other reviews, I've raved about the ways Hawk includes diversity in his fiction. For this series, I've found something else to adore -- the effortless way that the reader is absorbed in the worldbuilding with no awkward breaks for exposition or the dreaded info-dump. Could there be a bit more explanation for some things? … Continue reading Review: Hexbreaker (Hexworld #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
So much reading! So much traveling! So little writing! Don't look at me like that. You're not shocked either. May Wrap-Up My progress toward Steel Justice this month was super nebulous, but I did figure out where my hang-up was. There is a plan in place toward overcoming it, and I'm cautiously optimistic. I had … Continue reading May Wrap-Up & June Goals
Ack, where did February go? I guess this is what happens when I try to reduce my workload but still end up ridiculously busy. The good news is that I got a lot of stuff done. The bad news is that I still didn't manage to complete all my goals. Oh well, March is another … Continue reading February Wrap-Up & March Goals
I'm having one of those awkward moments where I feel like I got absolutely nothing accomplished all month, even though I still managed a lot. Perhaps it's because everything that did happen was all toward the first 2/3 of the month (such as trips to Ohio for Cleveland ConCoction and New York City for the … Continue reading March Wrap-Up & April Goals
While the events of my first novel take place in Limani, a free city-state that acts as a neutral zone between the British and Roman colonies, I've gone farther abroad in book 2 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Magic. Toria and Kane, a bonded warrior-mage pair and journeymen mercenaries just starting out, have left their … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC: New Angouleme, Jewel of the British Colonies
My husband and I took a short trip up to New York City this past weekend. We met two guys from Israel on a cruise last year, and the amazing power of social media allowed us to keep in touch! When both of them were back on our side of the globe, we couldn't pass … Continue reading New York City: The Final Frontier?