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

Friday Review: Soul Storm (Eden Hunter #1) by D.N. Erikson

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: Soul Storm (Eden Hunter #1) by D.N. Erikson

Friday Review: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher My rating: 2 of 5 stars This time, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, the only working wizard in the Chicago phone book, is facing a series of ghosts making more than a little bit of trouble in his town. Add to that a powerful demon that seems bent on taking out … Continue reading Friday Review: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

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.

Halloween 2018 Short Story: Catch a Falling Star

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

Quick Blast for Circle Unbroken

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

Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

My rating: 3 stars Bright was a 2017 Netflix film that starred Will Smith as veteran LA police officer Daryl Ward and Joel Edgerton as rookie orcish office Nick Jakoby. It is set in Los Angeles, but here, the city is a blend of humans, orcs, elves, and dwarves who live together in a sort of … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Bright

Friday Review: Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes

Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes My rating: 3 of 5 stars This dark fantasy short is set partly in Poland and partly in the United States. Deborah is born to a Jewish family in late nineteenth century Poland. Her sister is a talented seamstress and is following their mother in garment making. Deborah has the … Continue reading Friday Review: Burning Girls by Veronica Schanoes

Friday Review: Blood Hound (Hound of Eden #1) by James Osiris Baldwin

Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin My rating: 3 of 5 stars I usually start a review with a short, spoiler free synopsis of the book's plot, but as much as I tried, I couldn't put one together for this book. Not that there wasn't one, but it seemed to take a back seat to … Continue reading Friday Review: Blood Hound (Hound of Eden #1) by James Osiris Baldwin

Friday Review: Dream Stalker (Talented Book 1) by Amy Hopkins

Dream Stalker by Amy Hopkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars Emma is a half-blood, the daughter of a Talented and a mortal. She is caught between both worlds, as are most half-bloods in this alternate London. Half-bloods are rejected by the full Talented as not equal to them, and the full mortals don't really … Continue reading Friday Review: Dream Stalker (Talented Book 1) by Amy Hopkins