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Date registered: April 11, 2012


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.

Latest posts

  1. 2014 in Review — December 19, 2014
  2. Swords of Good Men – Snorri Kristjansson — December 18, 2014
  3. The Flight of the Silvers – Daniel Price — December 16, 2014
  4. [Guest Post] Only Mostly Dead: A Return to Avery Cates by Jeff Somers — December 15, 2014
  5. City of Eternal Night – Kristen Painter — December 11, 2014

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  2. GIVEAWAY | The Barrow AND Blood and Iron — 81 comments
  3. WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY | The Severed Streets – Paul Cornell — 61 comments
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Author's posts listings

Dec 19

2014 in Review

This isn’t a “best of” list. I’m waiting until January to do that. Life: 2014 has been absolutely insane. One year ago my husband lost his job. He landed a dream job (thanks a ton to the helpful advice that we got through this website, and to all of you who helped us during that …

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Dec 18

Swords of Good Men – Snorri Kristjansson

About the Book To Ulfar Thormodsson, the Viking town of Stenvik is the penultimate stop on a long journey in this riveting adventure of clashing Viking powers. Tasked with looking after his cousin after disgracing his father, he has traveled the world and now only wants to go home. Stenvik is different: it contains the …

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Dec 16

The Flight of the Silvers – Daniel Price

About the Book Without warning, the world comes to an end for Hannah and Amanda Given. The sky looms frigid white. The electricity falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground. But the Givens are saved by mysterious strangers, three fearsome and beautiful beings who force a plain silver bracelet onto each sister’s wrist. Within moments, …

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Dec 15

[Guest Post] Only Mostly Dead: A Return to Avery Cates by Jeff Somers


About the Author Jeff Somers was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and regrets nothing. He is the author of the Avery Cates series of novels published by Orbit Books and The Ustari Cycle books Trickster and Fabricator (Pocket Books). He sold his first novel at age 16 to a tiny publisher in California which quickly went out of business and has spent the last two …

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Dec 11

City of Eternal Night – Kristen Painter

About the Book Magic and mystery collide in this second installment of the new urban fantasy series by House of Comarre author Kristen Painter. Still coming to terms with their unexpected partnership, Augustine and Harlow have a tentative truce. With Harlow slowly working to accept being fae, Augustine still learning how to be Guardian, and …

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Dec 10

The Martian – Andy Weir

About the Book Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first man to die there. It started with the dust …

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Dec 09

Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson

About the Book Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody …

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Dec 04

Recommended Reading: A Different Sort of Epic

Epic fantasy is what got me into the genre. This is where I started, but recently I’ve started to get really tired of the same-old-same-old. I’m getting kind of tired of kings and queens, civilizations based on England or France, and people who are trying to overthrow their brother’s kingdom. So, what are some fantastic …

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Dec 03

Shifting Shadows – Patricia Briggs

About the Book Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends… Includes the new stories… “Silver” “Roses in Winter” “Redemption” “Hollow” …

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Dec 02

Gleam – Tom Fletcher

m4s0n501 About the Book In this Gormenghastian world the Factory is the law – but that does not mean justice. The Gargantuan factory of Gleam has seen a millennia of decreasing population. Now the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone …

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