Book Review: A Dream So Dark

I received a copy of A Dream So Dark from NetGalley.  I enjoyed the world, the characters, and the voice in A Dream So Dark as much as I did the first book, A Blade So Black. It wasn’t too hard to fall back into this world, and by the time I was about 30%Continue reading “Book Review: A Dream So Dark”

Book Review: Eclipse the Skies

 I received a copy of Eclipse the Skies from NetGalley. I was excited to read this sequel, but it took me a little longer than I expected to really get into it. I was about half way through before I reached a point where I really did not want to put it down.  What IContinue reading “Book Review: Eclipse the Skies”

Book Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood

Back in January, I was browsing my favorite bookstore and came across The Sisters of the Winter Wood. I’d heard about and seen this book on Twitter and couldn’t resist buying it even though I had gone in to pick up a different book that I had special ordered. I never leave a book storeContinue reading “Book Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood”

Book Review: The Disasters

The Disasters  is a treasure. After the last future-set, sci-fi book I read, The Disasters was like a breath of fresh air.  The Disasters had  a narrative kept me glued to kindle, only taking a breaks to do necessary things like eat, use the bathroom, and walk the dog until the book was done. Thankfully, I’mContinue reading “Book Review: The Disasters”

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”

YA: Teens First, Adults who are Young (or young at heart), Second

A few days ago, I read The Many Ways YA Books & The Community Isolates Teens by VICKY WHO READS. It was a thought provoking blog post about Young Adult (YA) fiction that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how teens are isolated from the books that are supposed for them. Because adults are theContinue reading “YA: Teens First, Adults who are Young (or young at heart), Second”

Book Review: Ignite the Stars

I received a copy Ignite the Stars from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This one is longer than some of my other reviews, but this book, with its strengths and flaws, is important and needs more words. When I looked at the other reviews on Goodreads, one of the first ones quoted someoneContinue reading “Book Review: Ignite the Stars”

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: Salt

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz My rating: 3 of 5 stars Salt is an odd little book. I love the characters, but the plot and the world-building left me feeling a little cheated. Indi is an orphan and a monster hunter, sailing with his older sister and two younger siblings, looking for the monster that killedContinue reading “Book Review: Salt”

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!”