A Shadow in Summer by Daniel AbrahamMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is not your typical fantasy. There is no dark evil to be fought and defeated. There is only one mythical element. The good guys are competent and complex for the most part. You won't find the poor commoner who suddenly finds out he … Continue reading Friday Review: A Shadow in Summer (Long Price Quartet #1) by Daniel Abraham
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Friday Review: Good Omens (Book) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book in the Divergent trilogy. In this post-apocalyptic version of Chicago, the surviving humans have divided into five factions, each with a particular role in society. Teens are given a test to determine which faction they are best suited for, but … Continue reading Friday Review: Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi
That's right. One more day to take advantage of the presale discount on my new space opera novel, Two's Company. It's scifi action-adventure featuring Deuce Grainger, a poker playing, Scotch drinking shuttle jockey faced with losing her main source of income if her friend's terraforming company is sabotaged out of business. Her companion AI Personality may … Continue reading One Day More: Two’s Company Drops Tomorrow!
Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)
The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Creslin's mother, the matriarch of the powerful military country known as the Roof of the World, has arranged his coming marriage to Mageara, sister to the ruler of a neighboring country. Mageara's sister has forced Mageara to accept a blood … Continue reading Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Catch a Falling Star by M.A. Kropp The old man stood up, stretching the muscles in his lower back. He winced as the tightness worked its way out. Picking up the carved pumpkin sitting on his worktable, he turned and surveyed the rest of the small workshop. All around him, on shelves and in boxes, … Continue reading Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 2 of 5 stars In this rather odd book, Gabriel Syme is recruited into a secret branch of Scotland Yard whose mission is to track down and eliminate the threat posed by a group of anarchists who, as anarchists will, want to destroy … Continue reading Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
Hey, I just noticed that, for some reason known only to them, my first novel, Circle Unbroken, is discounted at the Google Play store. I mean, it's only discounted by $.96 but it's something, right? This would be in .epub format (sorry, Kindle people!). Here's the link to take a look: Circle Unbroken And here's … Continue reading Quick Blast for Circle Unbroken