A Book-Lovers Gift Guide: Hidden Gems in Science Fiction and Fantasy

When I want to buy books as gifts for friends and family who love to read, the trickiest part is usually figuring out what books they haven’t actually read yet. Going into a book store, whether it be my local indie or a Barnes and Noble, I always see books from the big names andContinue reading “A Book-Lovers Gift Guide: Hidden Gems in Science Fiction and Fantasy”

The Evolution of a Character (or a career)

I’ve lived my entire life with characters and stories in my head. Some were as original as anything can be while others were fan-fictions that never escaped my maze of a mind long enough to be put on paper. After watching  Xena: Warrior Princess, I’d run around the house with music blasting. The living roomContinue reading “The Evolution of a Character (or a career)”

Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis

Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Given to the Earth is a continuation of the events in Given to the Earth. I’ll refrain from describing the plot in this review because I’m not sure I can do so without spoilers or copying too much for the blurb. OnContinue reading “Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis”

Book Review: Ruin of Stars

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received a free electronic copy of Ruin of Stars, the sequel to Mask of Shadows, in exchange for an honest review. Mask of Shadows was good, but Ruin of Stars is still ten times better. The plot in Ruin of Stars wasContinue reading “Book Review: Ruin of Stars”

Book Review: Mask of Shadows

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mask of Shadows has been on my TBR list for a while, but it took being on a vacation in a cabin with no internet and inconsistent, minimal phone service for me to finally pick it up and dig in. Why did IContinue reading “Book Review: Mask of Shadows”

Book Review: Run in the Blood

Run in the Blood by A.E. Ross My rating: 5 of 5 stars Run in the Blood is like a breath of crisp, salty air proving you can have sword and sorcery fantasy set in a medieval-ish world without loading it up with sexism and misogyny. And you know what makes this book even better?Continue reading “Book Review: Run in the Blood”

Book Review: The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden My rating: 4 of 5 stars A slow start, an epic middle and a bittersweet end describe The Girl in the Tower. When I read the first book in the Winternight Trilogy last year, I hadn’t realized it was a series, but enjoyed it enough to requestContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Tower”

Happy Book Birthday Half Breeds!

Today, my first stand alone story, a novelette called Half Breeds is released to the wild. The ebook is for sale and ready to download on Amazon and on Nine Star Press’ website. Of all the short stories that I’ve written, Half Breeds is one of my favorites. Sometimes I struggle portraying emotion and sexual tension withoutContinue reading “Happy Book Birthday Half Breeds!”

Micro Fiction: Garden Wars

This piece of micro fiction has been hiding in various files on my hard drive, but I have finally wrangled it onto the internet were it can be seen by more than just lonly gigabytes. Garden Wars By  Sara Codair The garden is city for faeries so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. Scientist wouldContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Garden Wars”

Microfiction: A Spell of Amnesia

A Spell of Amnesia By Sara Codair The yellow note was the sole splash of color in the monochrome hall, appearing blank to anyone lacking supernatural sight. Horacio took a deep breath, channeled energy though the tattoo on his forhead and opened his third eye. Slanted words materialized: “Usted, dice amigo y entra.” Horacio spoke,Continue reading “Microfiction: A Spell of Amnesia”