I am a book blogger and the owner of Bookworm Blues - a popular speculative fiction book review website. I have been a compulsive reader all my life. Early on found my reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. I blame my active imagination for the hobbies that threaten to consume my life. A freelance writer and photographer, world traveler and recent college graduate, I'm also a new mother, cancer fighter & survivor. In my ideal world, I'd do nothing but drink lots of tea and read from a never ending pile of speculative fiction books. Respected as a reviewer, I receive book ARCs from all of the major and most minor publishers in science fiction and fantasy. But given my love of stories, I've always wanted to be a part of the creative process, and editing is my first step in that direction.

Review | Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity – Tana Wojczuk

About the Book From the very beginning, she was a radical. At age nineteen, Charlotte Cushman, America’s beloved actress and the country’s first true celebrity, left her life—and countless suitors—behind to make it as a Shakespearean actress. After revolutionizing the role of Lady Macbeth in front of many adoring fans, she went on the road,…

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Review | The Jealousy of Jalice – Jesse Nolan Bailey

About the Book The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes. The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame. It is this conviction that drives Annilasia and Delilee to risk their lives. Afraid of…

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Review | Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1) – Hilary Mantel

About the Book England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas…

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Review | The Half Killed – Quenby Olson

About the Book Dorothea Hawes has no wish to renew contact with what lies beyond the veil. After an attempt to take her own life, she has retired into seclusion, but as the wounds on her body heal, she is drawn back into a world she wants nothing more than to avoid. She is sought…

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Review | The Wolf of Oren-Yaro – K.S. Villoso

About the Book A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create. A debut epic fantasy from an exciting new voice. “I murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned me.” Born under…

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Review | The World Maker Parable (Shadow Twins #0) – Luke Tarzian

About the Book Guilt will always call you back… Rhona is a faithful servant of the country Jémoon and a woman in love. Everything changes when her beloved sets the ravenous Vulture goddess loose upon the land. Forced to execute the woman she loves for committing treason, Rhona discovers a profound correlation between morality and…

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Self-Published Reading Recommendations

Today is September 1. This is important for a few reasons. One, autumn is almost here. Yay! Two: This year September 1 kicks off Self-Published Fantasy Month (which I am participating in). Now, last week I posted on Twitter about how good the Indie book scene is right now, and a whole bunch of people…

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Review | Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West – Catherine Belton

About the Book Interference in American elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about, and who has orchestrated it? In Putin’s People, the investigative journalist…

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Review | Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

About the Book Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. ….

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