Review: Into the Ashes (Taine McKenna Adventures #3) by Lee Murray

Disclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. The third installment of the Taine McKenna adventures follows the format of the two previous books without becoming formulaic or predictable. It’s an action-packed adventure featuring human and supernatural dangers, full of both familiar faces and new characters I hope to see again in […]

Review: The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by K.J. Charles

This intertwining collection of “short stories” are a blast to read, and I love the idea of a Holmes and Watson style pairing working together in the occult realm. This is definitely a case where the author’s notes at the end enhance the coolness of what I just read, and shows how the author’s research […]

Review: Escaping Solitude (Escape #2) by Sara Dobie Bauer

Disclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. The moment I finished part one of the Escape Trilogy,¬†Escaping Exile, I was already clamoring to the author that I needed part two right away. Of course, having completed part two, I’m begging for the conclusion immediately. While some middles of stories or trilogies […]

Review: Teeth of the Wolf (Path of Ra #2) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray

Disclaimer: I read this book as part of the editorial process; I look forward to purchasing a hardcopy to add to my collection. I was honored to be one of the first people to read this book, and it blew me away even more than the first in the series. I didn’t realize near-future noir […]

Review: The Flame (1001 Dark Nights/Desire Exchange novella) by Christopher Rice

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 […]

Review: The Boogeyman’s Intern by Matt Betts

Disclaimer: The author is a friend, and I reviewed this novel as part of the publication process. I look forward to purchasing a hardcopy version of my own. This was a weird book set in an even weirder landscape. Betts proves that the supernatural creatures created as part of all human cultures are very similar […]

Con Report: Farpoint 2018

Last weekend, I attended my first Farpoint convention! You could say that I got my start in speculative fiction as a Star Trek fan, so it was nice to get back to my roots, as it were. FRIDAY Since this is a “local” convention for me, I commuted from home rather than staying at the […]

Farpoint 2018 Schedule

This weekend, I’m excited to make my debut appearance at Farpoint 2018 in Hunt Valley, Maryland! Here’s my schedule: Friday 4 PM: Creating Immersive Worlds 5 PM: All Things Winchester 10 PM: Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: Book signing 11 AM: Reading from¬†Steel Blood Sunday 10 AM: Superhero Film Overload? 11 AM: Book signing 12 […]

Review: Night Shift (Midnight, Texas #3) by Charlaine Harris

I quickly sped through the finale of this trilogy once it arrived in the mail. However, this was mostly to get to the end of the story rather than through any great love for the world or the characters. On the one hand, I am very satisfied with how some story lines concluded, such as […]

Review: Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris

Now that I knew what I was getting into, I tore through the second book that inspired my favorite television show of the summer. If anything, this novel made me want to go back and re-watch episodes of the show to appreciate the characters more. The main plot of this book (or at least one […]