My Brother’s Gift

December - a month of holidays. Snow blankets the ground, and - writing on Christmas Eve - my mind goes back to how difficult this year was. It's been a year of change. I left a doctoral program (and a huge grant). Faced with my sanity or my ego, I let the ego take the... Continue Reading →

Review: Six Pack: Emergence

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Six Pack: Emergence Author: B.W. Morris Stars: ★★★★ If you liked Runaways (comic or show), Six Pack: Emergence gives a grittier science fiction edge where it's not just their parents involved but the government too. Dystopian to the nth, this novel draws a group of friends... Continue Reading →

Review: Here Be Dragons

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Here Be Dragon Author: Kadee Carder Stars: ★★★★ If you're looking for a sci-fi military fiction with an edge of dystopia and a whirlwind of rapid quip volleying, this is the book for you! I haven't seen quick, realistic dialogue like this... Continue Reading →

Review: Pinnacle

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Pinnacle Author: Lynn Veevers Stars: ★★★ Like I said on Monday, authors tend to prefer a particular letter. For Lynn, that seems to be K names. I enjoyed the prologue, but beware - the tone changes dramatically. While this is completely understandable... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog: Steven R. Brandt

Enjoy this guest post from THE TURQUOISE BONES author, Steven R. Brandt. I was asked why the most fearsome monsters in my story, "The Turquoise Bones," are named quasars. While it is part of a general pattern that the book follows, of naming everything after stars or things astronomical, there is a specific reason why... Continue Reading →

Review: Atlantis

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Atlantis Author: Carol Roberts Stars: ★★★ The book opens on a mystery, but the first chapter threw me. Maybe the names or the change in tone from the foreboding of the prologue. Something shifted, and it took the whole chapter for... Continue Reading →

Review: The Forest

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Forest Author: Krista Wagner Stars: ★★★   Within the first two pages, a single thought about the main character passed through my mind: The sarcasm is strong with this one. And isn't that a beautiful thing? Wagner adds another level with... Continue Reading →

Review: The Turquoise Bones

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Turquoise Bones Author: Steven R. Brandt (Ph.D.) Stars: ★★★★ I had a hard time getting into The Turquoise Bones. My mind has a habit of grabbing onto certain details like naming inconsistencies and redefined words. Quasar - a highly luminous active galactic nucleus-... Continue Reading →

Opening to Reviews and Other Updates

I will be opening myself to reviews this upcoming year. Partially because I have author friends who need reviews. Mostly because I want to start a BookTube channel, and I don't want to present myself as an authority on writing straight away. Will I talk about writing? Yes, definitely. I'll discuss my books, writing process,... Continue Reading →

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