Review: An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet #5) by Madeleine L’Engle

For the final installment of my 2018 Resolution Project over at Speculative Chic, I reviewed An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Unfortunately, this series did not end with a bang for me. You can read the full review here, and check out an excerpt below: This series, which gave us everything from aliens to angels to […]

Steel Time Deleted Scenes!

Happy New Year’s Eve to all of my awesome friends and blog followers, but more importantly — happy birthday to me! I’m planning a lovely low-key evening with a small group of friends to involve pizza, cake, and games. I hope that whatever you plans have, you remain safe and have a blast. To celebrate […]

Review: A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time Quintet #3) by Madeleine L’Engle

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. An excerpt: L’Engle has taken her previous ventures regarding science and brought them to an entirely new level here. Something about […]

Steel Time Blog Tour Round-Up

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 […]

Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!

Happy book birthday to me! Today, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the fourth book in my Steel Empires series. Steel Time is extra-special for me because time travel is one of my favorite speculative fiction motifs. Working the concept into my own expansive universe was challenging and a LOT of fun. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t […]

Steel Time Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled to announce two things today! The first, as indicated by the title of this post, is the final cover to book 4 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Time! The second is the official release date of my fourth novel: Thursday, September 6, 2018! Make sure to follow my blog for more information about […]

Review: “The Steam Pump Jump” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short) by Jodi Taylor

This short story very much needs the context of pretty much all of the novels in the Chronicles of St. Mary’s series so far to understand the detail of what’s going on. But otherwise, it’s a “typical” St. Mary’s lark, full of the usual shenanigans and mayhem (#disastermagnets). And as an added bonus, it’s from […]

Review: “The Battersea Barricades” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor

Finally, some “history” of the world of St. Mary’s! Taylor’s authorial voice makes pages and pages of expository narrative delightful rather than boring. Even more fascinating, this time she’s not talking about something “real” — this time the historical events are all from her imagination. I loved every intricate detail of it. The more specific […]

Review: An Argumentation of Historians (Chronicles of St. Mary’s #9) by Jodi Taylor

Call me blasphemous, because I am a huge fan of this series…but I’m getting a bit bored with fighting Clive Ronan. I still enjoyed the hell out of this book, despite the slow start. One thing I did appreciate about it is seeing the evolution of St. Mary’s relationship with the Time Police. They’ll never […]

Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor

Though this review won’t get posted until after the holiday itself, this story was easily one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Taylor blows me away with her ability to weave humor and heartbreak into the same passages. Though this story didn’t have quite as much of the usual St. Mary’s shenanigans, it was […]