The Real World Returns…

My husband and I are home safe from our amazing vacation. We spent a great 10 days aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas, which sailed out of Baltimore to tool around the Caribbean for a few days. The time was well-spent relaxing and recharging and just spending some quality time together before the husbandContinue reading “The Real World Returns…”

March Wrap-Up & April Goals

Some highs and lows this month, for sure. See last Friday’s post about the major milestones in my life I’m currently in the middle of. March Wrap-Up: Complete the scene-by-scene outline for book 4, Steel Time. It turns out that the power in the ‘verse that can stop me is my own brain! I haveContinue reading “March Wrap-Up & April Goals”

Book Review Policy

As I slowly get caught up on the never-ending list of finished books that need to be reviewed, I figured I should put together an official review policy (even though I definitely don’t consider myself an official book reviewer). Go here or click the “Review Policy” tab at the top of the page for informationContinue reading “Book Review Policy”

Review: CLOSER TO HOME by Mercedes Lackey

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”

Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline

Because I loved Ready Player One so much, I didn’t argue very much when my husband insisted on pre-ordering the hardcover of Ernest Cline’s second novel, Armada. My husband read it first, and I have to admit that my stomach sank a little bit when he described it to me. My takeaway was that itContinue reading “Review: ARMADA by Ernest Cline”

Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this novel at full price. This was my second official foray into the erotica genre–this time, without the cushion of the paranormal to root me in something familiar! I also normally stay far, far away from novels where the protagonist is also an author. However,Continue reading “Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole”

Review: THE COST OF HONOR (Stargate SG-1) by Sally Malcolm

A good media tie-in novel should hit a number of criteria. Expand upon the established universe. Give the reader better insight into the internal motivation of the characters. Build a setting that goes beyond the restrictions of the original format. Sally Malcolm’s conclusion to the story she started in A Matter of Honor does allContinue reading “Review: THE COST OF HONOR (Stargate SG-1) by Sally Malcolm”

Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016

I was excited to be part of the Dog Star Books invasion of Cleveland ConCoction this year, and I’m happy to report that this was one of the best conventions I’ve ever attended. I hadn’t been to a full media (versus strictly literary) convention in a few years and this was a fun way toContinue reading “Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2016”

Countdown to Cleveland ConCoction!

As the Dog Star Books authors prepare to invade Cleveland ConCoction¬†(March 11-13), our fearless leader* Matt Betts is conducting interviews so that other con attendees can get to know us ahead of time.** Go here to see my answers to¬†some science-fiction questions*** and be sure to follow Matt’s blog to learn more about the restContinue reading “Countdown to Cleveland ConCoction!”