Aug 06

SPFBO Mini Review: Round 4

Read my update here. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 — Dark Legion – Paul Kleynhans Buy the book This is epic fantasy, and quite political. The main characters are almost instantly interesting and likeable. The writing is smooth, detailed, and flowing, and the plot is engrossing. There is a lot here to really enjoy, …

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Aug 05

SPFBO Mini Reviews: Round 3

Check out this update for information about what has been going on, and what is about to go down. I’m too lazy to restate it all here (Hey, at least I’m honest!) Round 1 Round 2 — Whispers of War – Sean Rodden Buy the book This book is truly epic on a Lord of …

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Aug 04

#SPFBO – Self Published Fantasy Blog Off UPDATE

I’ve been quiet recently. Very quiet on all fronts. Health has been tricky, and I’m in that last part of pregnancy that makes me want to just about burn everything in spitting distance with lasers that come out of my eyes. COME ON OUT, BABY. It’s been fun, but I’m seriously sick of this fight …

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Jul 29

The Library at Mount Char – Scott Hawkins

About the Book Neil Gaiman meets Joe Hill in this astonishingly original, terrifying, and darkly funny contemporary fantasy.  Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for. After …

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Jul 28

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

About the Book “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, …

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Jul 27

The Two of Swords – K.J. Parker (Parts 1-3)

About the Book “Why are we fighting this war? Because evil must be resisted, and sooner or later there comes a time when men of principle have to make a stand. Because war is good for business and it’s better to die on our feet than live on our knees. Because they started it. But …

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Jul 13

Taking a Break

The title basically says it all. I’m almost 35 weeks pregnant, and the third trimester exhaustion has sunk into me big time. On top of that, the baby is in launch position, which is making my already incredible discomfort about 900 times more uncomfortable. It hurts to sit. It hurts to stand. It hurts to …

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Jul 08

Nightrunner Books 1 – 3 by Lynn Flewelling

Note: This is a review of multiple books. I won’t put the synopsis up, because it would take up too much space. Therefore, you can click on the pictures of the books to go to their goodreads pages, or these links to check them out on Amazon.  Luck in the Shadows Stalking Darkness Traitor’s Moon …

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Jul 06

The Book of Phoenix – Nnedi Okorafor

About the Book A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell….  The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise …

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Jul 02

Help Wanted: Update

Last Friday I posted a Help Wanted thing. I got a ton of responses, which is super helpful. Unfortunately, as soon as I had the time to sit down and respond to email, a virus roared through my family, and we’re all under the weather this week. It’s been super fun (/sarcasm font). In other …

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