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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. Recommended Reading | Post Apocalyptic — July 23, 2014
  2. The Merchant Emperor – Elizabeth Haydon — July 22, 2014
  3. The Wurms of Blearmouth – Steven Erikson — July 21, 2014
  4. The Master of Whitestorm – Janny Wurts — July 17, 2014
  5. The Seat of Magic – J. Kathleen Cheney — July 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. GIVEAWAY: Eternal Sky by Elizabeth Bear — 96 comments
  2. GIVEAWAY | The Barrow AND Blood and Iron — 81 comments
  3. WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY | The Severed Streets – Paul Cornell — 61 comments
  4. AUTHORS WELCOME — 52 comments
  5. Christmas Spirit Just Got Killed – I need help — 46 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 23

Recommended Reading | Post Apocalyptic

This is going to be an irregular feature on my website. The idea is, I get asked for book recommendations a lot. Occasionally I will throw up a post like this with a sub genre, subject, or even a specific book. If you’re looking for something like (insert something here), then try out (insert books …

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Jul 22

The Merchant Emperor – Elizabeth Haydon

About the Book The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe’s side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody …

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Jul 21

The Wurms of Blearmouth – Steven Erikson

About the Book Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants will thrive in palaces and one room hovels, in back alleys and playgrounds. Tyrants abound on the verges of civilization, where disorder frays the rule of civil conduct, and all propriety surrenders to brutal imposition. Millions are made to kneel and yet more millions die …

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Jul 17

The Master of Whitestorm – Janny Wurts

About the Book Korendir’s name was the stuff of legend… Man of mystery…deadly mercenary…obsessed adventurer… From a life of misery, chained as a galley slave under the whips of the marauding Mhurgai, Korendir contrived an escape against impossible odds, only to gamble his hard-won freedom against ever more deadly stakes – in a world endangered …

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Jul 15

The Seat of Magic – J. Kathleen Cheney

About the Book Magical beings have been banned from the Golden City for decades, though many live there in secret. Now humans and nonhumans alike are in danger as evil stalks the streets, growing more powerful with every kill…. It’s been two weeks since Oriana Paredes was banished from the Golden City. Police consultant Duilio …

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Jul 14

EXCERPT – The Wurms of Blearmouth by Steven Erikson (+ U.S. GIVEAWAY)


All you really have to do is say “Steven Erikson” and I come running. I’m a huge fan. HUGE. FAN. That man, and just about anything that applies to him, always has a spot on my website. I will bend over backwards to make it happen. Why? Because he’s probably my absolute favorite author, and …

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Jul 09

The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey

About the Book NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t …

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Jul 07

Westercon67: A Photo Filled Recap


This week is going to be odd on the website because I’ll be in and out of the hospital for some tests the entire week. I’m not sure how I’ll feel. Today I don’t feel very good at all, so I’m assuming that I’ll just keep feeling worse as the days pass. This will probably …

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Jul 02

Cover Art Across Oceans

I’m off of work for a week and a half due to cancer stuff, so I’m finally going through my email and responding to things people have sent me. One such email was from Sebastien de Castell’s States based PR Guru giving me the cover art for the US version of his book Traitor’s Blade …

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Jul 02

Alias Hook – Lisa Jensen

About the Book “Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the monster crocodile who drags him down to a watery grave. But it was not yet my time to die. It’s my fate to be trapped here forever, in a nightmare of childhood …

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