Friday Review: Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders

My rating: 3 of 5 starsTina is a teenage girl. living a teenage girl's life. She goes to school, she has a best friend, and lives with her mother. Except all of that is a cover. She is actually the clone of a heroic alien soldier. She carries inside her a beacon that will alert … Continue reading Friday Review: Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders

Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is a book of short fiction by Terry Brooks, most well-known for his long-running Shannara series of fantasy novels. There are stories from the Shannara, Word and the Void, and Magic Kingdom series. There are eleven stories in the book, some which have been published before, and some new.As … Continue reading Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsReandn is a King's Wolf, a patrol leader in the elite force of ranger-like soldiers. He is put in charge of the investigation when children start disappearing with no trace. He also has dizzy spells, with headaches and vertigo that he tries to hide from everyone around him. His own … Continue reading Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

Friday Review: The Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie LaCrosse #4) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this fourth book in the series, sword-jockey-for-hire Eddie LaCrosse is hired by Angelina, his friend and owner of the tavern below Eddie's offices. Angie was the young barmaid in a harbor tavern many years ago, and she fell hard for a dashing pirate. Now, she wants Eddie to find … Continue reading Friday Review: The Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie LaCrosse #4) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis story is far too complex to condense into a short synopsis. The three main characters are all, in one way or another, embroiled in war. Dalinar, prince and uncle to the late king, and Kaladin, former soldier and skilled surgeon, now branded a slave, are fighting a war that … Continue reading Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAinvar is an orphan in the Celtic tribe of the Carnutes. He is fascinated by the Druids that oversee the lives of his people and their magic. He sneaks out one night to observe one of the secret rituals performed by the Druids, and the consequences of his intervention in … Continue reading Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAuris is nineteen, and has been living in an Orc prison since she was fifteen. She has very little memory of her life before the prison, and knows that as bad as the children's prison life of slavery and abuse is, the adult prison she is headed for will be … Continue reading Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Crescent Moon kingdom is at a crossroads. The ruling Kalif is being challenged by the Falcon Prince, an enigmatic thief. Dr. Makhslood is the last of the real ghul hunters, and is tired and getting to the point of retiring from his demanding profession. His assistant, Raseed bas Raseed … Continue reading Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

You have all seen, heard, and gotten the emails. "You recently purchased XXX. Would you like to write a review?" Reviews are becoming increasingly important to sellers of all types in these days of online research for everything. Authors also depend on reviews to help get word out about their work. You have seen me … Continue reading Wednesday Writer: 7 Reasons Why Reviews Are Important

Friday Review: Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the fourth installment in Wendig's Miriam Black series. Miriam has a gift- or perhaps it is more of a curse: if she touches you, skin to skin, she sees your death. The when, where, and how of that death, whatever it may be. It's not always pretty. Sure, … Continue reading Friday Review: Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) by Chuck Wendig