Review: U.X.L Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Title: U.X. L Encyclopedia of World Mythology Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning Stars:  ★★★ This one is a bit outside my normal wheelhouse for reviews, but the last week, I've read the collection of encyclopedias and little else. In my local library, these were the only multi-cultural texts on mythology, and still - Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse... Continue Reading →

Review: The Soulkeepers

This review contains a spoiler! Readers beware. Title: The Soulkeepers Author: G. P. Ching Stars: ★★★ An interesting premise filled with small town Americana (not in a positive way) and a hodgepodge of mythology (or theology depending on your view). That being said, Ching managed to keep me reading. Her characters were generally intriguing if not likable,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Girl In Between

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The Girl In Between Author: Laekan Zea Kemp Stars: ★★★ There are some clear formatting issues from the first page. As this author is self-published, I'm giving her a pass; however, she's placed a number of books on Amazon, and this... Continue Reading →

High Summons

Aesthetic Boards - the glorious mashing of images to create a thematic storyboard. Tumblr is full of them. Instagram too - and I might just have tumbled down the rabbit hole a bit late. Either way, I'm hooked. However, as I created a board for my debut, High Summons, I realized how far my main character, Jon... Continue Reading →

Review: Hiddensee

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: Hiddensee Author: Gregory Maguire Stars: ★★ I was rather underwhelmed with this one. Until the last fifth of the book, the connection to The Nutcracker really didn't make much sense to me. A dry and frustrating story that touches on coming of age.... Continue Reading →

Review: The One in Light

This review does not contain spoilers! Please keep them out of the comments as well. Title: The One in Light Author: J. D. Stonebridge Stars: ★ Rarely have a read a book only to stare - unseeingly into the air upon completion. A possibly interesting plot stumbled its way from one plot hole to the next. At... Continue Reading →

Full Price Promos

As a small press author, I can't always get my publisher to price down my book for promotions, yet most promo sites are all about $0.99 and free e-books. I've been experimenting with the few sites which allow books above $2.99, and here's what I've found: Book Reader Magazine - absolutely useless. Not a single sale... Continue Reading →

Review: Urban Enemies

This review contains a vague spoiler! Please do not clarify further or put other spoilers in the comments.  Title: Urban Enemies Author: Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, Jonathan Maberry, and others (Edited by Joseph Nassise) Stars: ★★★★ If you're familiar with any of these authors, you'll know their villains are, well, intense to put... Continue Reading →


The review does not contain spoilers (though it does contain an out-of-context quote). Title: Senlin Ascends Author: Josiah Bancroft Rating: ★★★★★ I could absolutely gush about this book. At first, the use of adjectives seemed a bit too free-flowing, but the perfection of Bancroft's similes and metaphors won me over.  Even though it is a bit early... Continue Reading →

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