Review | The Art of Kerby Rosanes

Recently, I realized I needed to make some personal changes. You see, I’m a full-time editor, and I’m also an author, which means I spend hours upon hours upon hours on my computer. That’s fine, it’s all part of the job, but sometimes I get so lost in what I’m doing, I forget the real…

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Review | The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

About the Book Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the…

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Review| Where Shadows Lie – Allegra Pescatore

About the Book Speak the truth.That is what Elenor has been taught to value above all else, but when her brother dies, leaving her next in line for the Throne of Lirin, truth becomes a matter of opinion. Stand for what is right.Gabriel thought his years of fighting against oppression were over when he agreed…

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Review | An Altar on the Village Green – Nathan Hall

About the Book “If one suffers, I suffer. If one is chained, I am chained.” My faith called me to become a Lance. My compassion drew me into one of the fallen lands. Through my connection with the Chained God, I alone can find and destroy the Horror that stains the land. Death can no…

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Writing with an Emotional Landscape

The other day, my parents came to visit. My dad and I were talking and he asked, “What are your books known for?” I thought about it for a minute and then said, “I’m pretty sure I’m known for writing with emotional intensity.” My dad laughed and said, “You’ve always been pretty emotionally intense.” I…

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Review | A Dragon’s Chains – Robert Vane

About the Book Dragons are slaves. Using stolen magic, the human Kingdom of Rolm has risen to power on the backs of the world’s most formidable predator, but that is about to change. Bayloo is the first of the free dragons. Born into slavery, his shackled mind has awoken to find a human giving him…

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On Editing Teardrop Road by Jesse Teller

About the Book An immersive first-hand account of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Jesse Teller is a fantasy novelist, and in this work, he shares the story of his own insanity. Coping with the effects of childhood trauma led to his survival through hallucinations and storytelling. From the discovery of his alternate personalities and the stories they…

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Review | Conqueror’s Blood – Zamil Akhtar

About the Book The Kingdom of Alanya is home to mystic warriors and mischievous djinn, vulgar poets and vain philosophers, soaring simurghs and scheming shahs. Little do the people know that a power struggle between an ancient sorceress and an upstart sultana threatens to bathe the sands in bile and bones. A bloody cauldron boils,…

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Review | The Sword in the Street – C.M. Caplan

About the Book Hired blades ought to be better at making ends meet. John Chronicle bleeds his patron’s foes in savage duels. While he’s disgusted by the petty grievances and corporate laws he champions, even the promise of security is better than nothing at all. But how long can he depend on a wage that…

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Review | A Touch of Darkness – Scarlett St. Clair

About the Book A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead,…

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