Oh, don't worry. I have read it before. Many, many years ago. When I was thinking about my reading list for this year, I decided I was going to start revisiting some old friends. Reconnect, if you will. See how they are doing after time has passed. This classic was my first stop. I'm not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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
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!
It's the end of the year- well, almost. I have finished and overshot my reading goal for this year, so I have slowed down on that a bit, and am catching up on some things I've needed to, so book reviews are going to be a bit sparse from now until next year. What I … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Look at NaNoWriMo, Shall We?
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo
In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka
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.
Last week, I posted a couple of the concept art sketches for the cover of Two's Company. Below are two images that show the idea we decided on with color, background, and text added. I really loved the way Rob managed to put Deuce's face into the art without taking away from the overall idea. … Continue reading Cover Reveal, Pre-Sale is On, and, Oh, Heck- Let’s Do a Giveaway
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