Book Review: Cthulhu Blues

I finally got around to reading Cthulhu Blues, the third installment in the Spectra Files trilogy. It was refreshing to read a book set New England. Many of the books I’ve read lately have either been set on the West Coast or in the rural midwest. While I do enjoy reading about places I’ve neverContinue reading “Book Review: Cthulhu Blues”

Settings and Urban Fantasy

Some of the books that made me fall in love with the genre of urban fantasy were set in actual cities, or I guess, technically, they’re not really those cities but alternate magical versions of them.  The Dresden Files was set in Chicago and Greywalker was set in Seattle, so I when set to write urbanContinue reading “Settings and Urban Fantasy”

Book Review: A Blade So Black

A Blade so Black is my new favorite Wonderland story! Instead of simply regurgitating a version of Lewis Carroll’s tale or taking elements of it and twisting them into something far more gruesome, it’s more of a “what happened way later” type of story blended with what I’ve come to think of as classic YAContinue reading “Book Review: A Blade So Black”

Book Review: The Year of the Knife

A few months ago, Meerkat Press had giveaway running: sign up for their newsletter and get a free ebook. I signed up and got a copy of The Year of the Knife  It sat on my kindle for a while, on my growing list of things to read. After a big stretch of reading YA,Continue reading “Book Review: The Year of the Knife”

Book Review: Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You

I received a free copy of this from the author in exchange for a fair, honest review. If you are looking for a quick, fun read, then I highly recommend reading Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You.  Bryant Adams is a goofy narrator who likes to break the fourth wall.Continue reading “Book Review: Seven Things Not to Do When Everyone’s Trying to Kill You”

Power Surge & Trigger Warnings

Power Surge’s road to publication has been long and bumpy, but as it gets closer and closer to publication date, I want to take a minute to discuss the age category, trigger warnings, and mature content. I’ve rarely thought of Power Surge as anything other than Young Adult (YA). However, you may notice it listedContinue reading “Power Surge & Trigger Warnings”

Another Book Review: Shadowshaper

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older My rating: 5 of 5 stars Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper series has been in my TBR list for a while. I bought it a few weeks ago, but had to work through the ARC’s I had to review before I got to it. I don’t know why I waited soContinue reading “Another Book Review: Shadowshaper”

Book Review: Phaethon

Phaethon by Rachel Sharp My rating: 5 of 5 stars From Holly Black to Jim Butcher, I read a lot of books that involve Faeries of one kind or another. Still, this one felt fresh. It had the folklore grounding of a Holly Black novel, but a tone and humor more likely to appeal toContinue reading “Book Review: Phaethon”

Flash Fiction: George and the Fatal Mistake

Earlier in the week, I blogged about a rejection I received for this story. No matter what I tell myself, at the end of the day, it really is fan fiction, and I need to stop sending it to places that don’t publish fan fiction. It belongs here, on my blog, where any one canContinue reading “Flash Fiction: George and the Fatal Mistake”

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”