I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Maybe you had a wonderful Friend Day, as they say in Finland, by eschewing all the marketing around yet another over-commercialized holiday, but that’s okay too. That’s what I did. And if you went out and had a super-romantic experience, well, the rest of us will try not to […]Read more "Sneak Peek of Brand-New Work in Progress! Plus this week’s selection of book giveaways"
Joan the Made Kristen Pham As part of my participation in various giveaways, I’ve been reading and reviewing some of the more interesting books. Here’s my review of “Joan the Made.” How do you run a successful rebellion? That’s the question that Joan Fasces, a clone of the original Joan of Arc, has to answer […]Read more "“Joan the Made” by Kristen Pham"
I’m taking a short break from reviewing other people’s books while I proof my own next release, so in the meantime here’s another giveaway event (at which you can *also* pick up a free e-ARC of The Dreaming Land I, my next book). It’s a fun and eclectic event, which you can find here. And the […]Read more "Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Giveaway"
Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Oh my gosh, everyone! It’s yet another fabulous giveaway! My elderly iPad is literally full to bursting and I can’t download any more books to it without deleting the ones that are already there, but I still went and downloaded, like, a dozen or more of these books! […]Read more "Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy"
The Bathwater Conspiracy Janet Kellough It may not be entirely clear from the title, but “The Bathwater Conspiracy” is a detective novel with a difference. Detective Mac Carson has been assigned to investigate the shockingly brutal murder of Alfi Longwell, a grad student at the local university. Which is odd, since Mac is not normally […]Read more "“The Bathwater Conspiracy” by Janet Kellough"
The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"
Yes, it’s the first day of 2018, which means…who knows? It’s certainly cold here in NC, that’s for sure. Plenty of incentive for me to curl up and work on proofing the galley of my paperback for The Breathing Sea, which, I promise you, will be out very, very soon! In the meantime, I’m participating […]Read more "Happy New Year and January Giveaway!"
The Fountain Boxed Set Ellison Blackburn I’ve enjoyed reading all three books in The Fountain trilogy, so I’m glad to see them all gathered together in this boxed set, which is definitely the convenient way to get them. The Fountain is a unique addition to the speculative fiction/technothriller genre, telling the story of two (very […]Read more "The Fountain Boxed Set by Ellison Blackburn"
Tired of reading about macho men? Looking for some speculative fiction that’s a bit different? Maybe something a bit more…feminine (dare we even say: feminist?). Do we have the special offers and new releases for you! First of all, The Breathing Sea I is free December 2-3 on Kindle: myBook.to/tbsi And The Breathing Sea II is […]Read more "So Many Deals and New Releases!"
The Watchers Ellison Blackburn “The Watchers” series is a smart, unique pair of books about an archeologist, Mallory Jacks, who discovers a very unusual set of remains on a dig in England. Is it a hoax–or are our legends real? As I said about Mallory in my review of the first book, “If There Be […]Read more "“The Watchers” Boxed Set by Ellison Blackburn"