Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a mash-up retelling of the fairy tales Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. In it, a young queen is preparing for her wedding, about which she has reservations. She is made aware of a spreading sleeping sickness that is fast approaching her borders. With three Dwarves as companions, … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

MidWeek Sneak: Peek, That Is

With The Demon's in the Details: The Yo-Yo Files #3 becoming available on January 20 (Eek! That's next week, isn't it?), I thought maybe I would post a little excerpt from the story. This one is centered more on Cerise, and gives us a look at her backstory. It also let me play around with the … Continue reading MidWeek Sneak: Peek, That Is

Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is the second installment in Roth's Divergent trilogy. It continues the story of Tris, the Divergent who helped overthrow the Erudite faction's plot to take over the governing of the dystopian society of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. After finding the way to break the Erudite … Continue reading Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Half Price Sale On Now

I hope whatever you celebrated, if you celebrated, was fantastic!  Just a quick note to remind you that I have three books at half price on Smashwords from now until January 1. Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy: Just what it says, six short fantasy stories. Elves, mermaids, unfriendly frogs, wizards and more. … Continue reading Half Price Sale On Now

Friday Festivities: Snake’s Alive Cover Redesign, and a Couple of Promotions

So, yeah, we finally have a new cover design for Snake's Alive: The Yo-Yo Files #2. I think it looks great. That snake is a scary-looking dude! Take a look: Like it? To celebrate, I have set up a coupon discount on Smashwords that will let you get this one free until January 20, when the third … Continue reading Friday Festivities: Snake’s Alive Cover Redesign, and a Couple of Promotions

Friday Review: The Black Company by Glen Cook

My rating: 3 of 5 starsGlen Cook is known as the father of the grimdark subgenre of fantasy. This book and series are the reason. This is not a pretty, sweeping, epic fantasy. This is deep in the trenches warfare, and the characters are right in the thick of the action.The Black Company has been … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Company by Glen Cook

Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us

Oh, yes, the annual frenzy of National Novel Writing Month has begun. Yes, I am participating this year, but not for writing a novel. I am using this month to keep me focused on developing an idea I had for a YA fantasy. There will be writing done. There has already been some. But I … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us

Monday Musings: Stay Tuned!

The newly designed cover for Five and Daemon: The Yo-Yo Files #1 is done! And I am so very happy with it! Many thanks to Kream of the Kropp TechWorks for the design, which is much nicer than the old one, and really works with the story so much better.The new cover has been submitted to all … Continue reading Monday Musings: Stay Tuned!

Friday Review: Wisp of a Thing (Tufa #2) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the second in Bledsoe's Tufa series. Living in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Tufa are an enigmatic people. They keep to themselves and are wary of outsiders. Legends and tales of otherworldly abilities surround them. They have been in Cloud County longer than the first settlers on … Continue reading Friday Review: Wisp of a Thing (Tufa #2) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday Review: World-Walker by Melisa Michaels

World-Walker by Melisa MichaelsMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis urban fantasy was originally released in 2004. World-Walkers are able to use Gatestones to travel between alternate reality worlds. Central, the guiding organization behind the Walkers, tasks them with keeping the worlds separate and to prevent unauthorized walking which Central feels will result in chaos and … Continue reading Friday Review: World-Walker by Melisa Michaels