Nov 24

Discussion | Books that make you hot

(Excuse me for a minute while I giggle because I’m pretty sure that you clicked on this link thinking it would be discussing something very different than I’m actually discussing. And I have a juvenile sense of humor, apparently.) It’s no secret that I have thyroid cancer, and have had it for the past five …

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Nov 23

News | Coming Soon From Serial Box: The Witch Who Came in From The Cold


It’s no real secret that recently I’ve become really interested in short fiction – stories and novellas, specifically. We can all thank Publishing for that. Well, this news dropped into my inbox, and it interests me. I’ve read a bit of the first episode so far, and I am really enjoying it (as expected …

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Nov 23

Featured Review | The Liar’s Key – Mark Lawrence

Read my disclaimer here. P.S. I meant for this to be a book bite, but it ended up being the length of a normal review. About the Book The Red Queen has set her players on the board… Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the longed-for luxuries of his southern palace. And although …

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Nov 19

Book Bite | Twelve Kings in Sharakhai – Bradley P. Beaulieu

See my full disclosure here. About the Book Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings—cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens, and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold …

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Nov 18

I believe in full disclosure so….

I feel pretty weird about doing this, but I also think it has to be done. This year I was a beta reader for two books that are currently published (a few more that have upcoming publication dates). I have struggled a little bit with how to approach these novels. While I feel obligated to …

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Nov 17

Featured Review | Planetfall – Emma Newman

About the Book From the award-nominated author Emma Newman, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing… Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted …

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Nov 16

Featured Review | Our Lady of the Ice – Cassandra Rose Clarke

About the Book Hope City, Antarctica. The southernmost city in the world, with only a glass dome and a faltering infrastructure to protect its citizens from the freezing, ceaseless winds of the Antarctic wilderness. Within this bell jar four people–some human, some not–will shape the future of the city forever: Eliana Gomez, a female PI …

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Nov 11

Book Bite | Luna: New Moon – Ian McDonald

About the Book The scions of a falling house must navigate a world of corporate warfare to maintain their family’s status in the Moon’s vicious political atmosphere The Moon wants to kill you. Maybe it will kill you when the per diem for your allotted food, water, and air runs out, just before you hit …

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Nov 09

The Accessibility Problem

Warning: This is long and rambling.  — A few years ago I lost my ability to walk. It happened in about the amount of time it takes to snap a finger. One minute I was walking, and the next minute I couldn’t. I never really thought of accessibility issues until I had one. It wasn’t …

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Nov 05

Featured Review | Wake of Vultures – Lila Bowen

About the Book A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She’s a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don’t call her a slave but use her like one. …

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