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.

ANNOUNCEMENT | SALE

Hey folks! A little while ago, I was thinking about the upcoming release of Oh, That Shotgun Sky and I thought, what better way to roll that book out than to drastically discount the book that comes before it? Therefore, until February 21, you’ll find Of Honey and Wildfires ON SALE for $.99. If Annie…

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Review | Songs of Insurrection – JC Kang

About the Book Only the lost magic of Dragon Songs can save the world. Only an awkward girl with the perfect voice can rediscover it. The Dragon Singers of old summoned typhoons and routed armies, liberating mankind from the orcs before fading into legend. Now, with the world again facing a new cataclysm, the power…

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Indie Author Interview | Krystle Matar

First of all, huge apologies for the delay in this series. I’ve been slowly collecting a few more interviews so I can build up a backlog. Aside from that, I’ve been suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper busy and just haven’t had time. I should (har har) be starting up routine Indie Author Interviews again, as well as reviews a…

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Review | Chasing Graves – Ben Galley

About the Book Welcome to Araxes, where getting murdered is just the start of your problems. Meet Caltro Basalt. He’s a master locksmith, a selfish bastard, and as of his first night in Araxes, stone cold dead. They call it the City of Countless Souls, the colossal jewel of the Arctian Empire, and all it takes to…

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News | Oh, That Shotgun Sky & Other Goodies

As you may or may not have noticed, I’ve been a bit uh… busy recently. Not only am I working through an incredible stack of editing gigs, but I’m also launching a novella, and writing a novel and another novella and… the list goes on. My sanity is currently in question, but what’s the fun…

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Review | The Shadows of Dust – Alec Hutson

About the book The Streams bind together the vast reaches of the stellar tributary, plied by brave streamsurfers and their telepathic starbeasts. Some of these adventurers are heroes. Some are rogues. And some just want to return from the void with their bodies and minds unbroken . . . Kerin thon Talisien is the heir…

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2020 Recap, News, and Top Books of 2020 List

Oh, what a shitsack year 2020 was. Well, honestly, it wasn’t all bad. First, let me run some news past you. Then, I’ll drop my Top Books of 2020 list on you and walk away. If you’d prefer to just see that list, scroll down a bit and you can skip all this navel gazing….

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Review | Dragon Mage – M.L. Spencer

About the Book Aram Raythe has the power to challenge the gods. He just doesn’t know it yet. Aram thinks he’s nothing but a misfit from a small fishing village in a dark corner of the world. As far as Aram knows, he has nothing, with hardly a possession to his name other than a…

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Review | Tower of Mud and Straw – Yaroslav Barsukov

About the Book THE QUEEN RUINED HIS LIFE. HE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO RECLAIM IT… OR SO HE THOUGHT. Minister Shea Ashcroft refuses the queen’s order to gas a crowd of protesters. After riots cripple the capital, he’s banished to the border to oversee the construction of the biggest anti-airship tower in history. The use…

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Indie Author Interview | Yaroslav Barsukov

About the Author After leaving his ball and chain at the workplace, Yaroslav Barsukov goes on to write stories that deal with things he himself, thankfully, doesn’t have to deal with. He’s a software engineer and a connoisseur of strong alcoholic beverages—but also, surprisingly, a member of SFWA and Codex (how did that happen?). At…

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