Friday Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

My rating: 3 of 5 starsTen-year-old Kya Clark is left alone in a rundown shack in the backwoods marsh of North Carolina as every member of her family gradually leaves her on her own. Her mother and siblings were driven away one by one by their PTSD-suffering abusive drunken husband and father. The father ignores … Continue reading Friday Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Friday Review: A Betrayal in Winter (The Long Price Quartet #2) by Daniel Abraham

My rating: 3 of 5 stars In this second installment of the Long Price Quartet, we once again find Maati, the failed poet, and Otah Machi, the youngest son of the Khai Machi, with their lives intertwined. It is fifteen years after the end of A Shadow in Summer and Maati is sent by the … Continue reading Friday Review: A Betrayal in Winter (The Long Price Quartet #2) by Daniel Abraham

Friday Review: The Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

My rating: 3 of 5 starsWell. I wasn't sure what to expect from this one. On one hand, it did get a lot of attention when it came out, the series is quite well regarded by many, it won awards, and all that. On the other hand, there are those that really didn't care for … Continue reading Friday Review: The Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson

Friday Review: The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I watched the Netflix series and, while it took a bit of time to really get into it, I ended up enjoying it and am looking forward to the second season (whenever we can get it). I decided I should check out the books, as well, since it looks … Continue reading Friday Review: The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski

Friday Review: Wiped Out: Murder is a Beach (Beach Bound #1) by Tamara Woods

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Fraya moved to Hawaii to leave the drama of her mainland life behind. Now, she lives on the beach, writes novels, brainstorms with her writer group, and hangs out with her new bestie. And then a championship surfer is murdered on Fraya's beach, and her life in paradise gets … Continue reading Friday Review: Wiped Out: Murder is a Beach (Beach Bound #1) by Tamara Woods

Friday Review: Bearers of the Black Staff (Genesis of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars With the last of the Shannara novels slated to land this fall, I decided I should probably try to catch up on the series. I have most of the books, but have fallen behind on reading them. I am trying to remedy that now. This is the first in … Continue reading Friday Review: Bearers of the Black Staff (Genesis of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. What a fascinating book. Fans of TV science fiction will know Straczynski as the creator and scriptwriter of Babylon 5 and Sense8, as well as the Ron Howard-Clint Eastwood movie, The Changeling. He has also worked in TV animation and comic books. Now, he is telling his own … Continue reading Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

Friday Review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) by David Weber

On Basilisk Station by David WeberMy rating: 3 of 5 starsHonor Harrington is an officer in the Royal Manticoran (Space) Navy. She has been assigned as captain of the Fearless, a light cruiser that has been outfitted with a newly designed grav lance weapon that is supposed to be able to penetrate a ship's shielding. … Continue reading Friday Review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) by David Weber

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

Wednesday on Writing: Does My Review Really Matter?

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 Wednesday on Writing: Does My Review Really Matter?