Review | Smiler’s Fair – Rebecca Levene

About the Book Yron the moon god died, but now he’s reborn in the false king’s son. His human father wanted to kill him, but his mother sacrificed her life to save him. He’ll return one day to claim his birthright. He’ll change your life. He’ll change everything. Smiler’s Fair: the great moving carnival where…

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On Editing: When, Why, What?

I get a lot of emails about editing. There are a few common misconceptions I frequently see which is making me think it might be worthwhile to write a small series of blog posts about this process of publication. Maybe someone will see this and it will help them. There is a lot of (good…

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Review | Legacy of the Brightwash – Krystle Matar

About the Book Follow the law and you’ll stay safe. But what if the law is wrong? Tashué’s faith in the law is beginning to crack.  Three years ago, he stood by when the Authority condemned Jason to the brutality of the Rift for non-compliance. When Tashué’s son refused to register as tainted, the laws…

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RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT | A Sorrow Named Joy

I’ve been pretty quiet about this book aside from showing the cover around occasionally. I haven’t really said anything about it, and there are a few reasons for that. The most important one is, when I think of this novella I don’t even really know what to say without giving the whole thing away. I…

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Review | The Boy Who Walked Too Far – Dom Watson

About the Book It’s the end of the universe, and everything has come undone. Entropy has won the war, but one last battle rages in the half-ruined city of Testament. No one knows who created this last outpost and peopled it with billions of species. However, it is here, under a sky with no stars,…

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25 Best Books of 2021

Well, it is that time of year. Here’s my reading breakdown for 2021: 136 books read 104 were SFF 32 were nonfiction 67 were self-published 76 books reviewed You can see the books I’ve read here. (Please note, this is not actually all the books I read. I forgot to track some, and I haven’t…

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Hiatus until January 3, 2022

Well, the subject says it all, doesn’t it? I’m giving myself the last bit of the year off to enjoy family, catch up on edits, and get ahead on some other projects. Never fear, dear reader, for Bookworm Blues will be back in 2022. During the first week of the year, I will have a…

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Review | Absynthe – Brendan P. Bellecourt

About the Book In his sci-fi debut, Bellecourt explores an alternate roaring 20s where a shell-shocked soldier must uncover latent telepathic abilities to save himself and the people around him. Liam Mulcahey, a reclusive, shell-shocked veteran, remembers little of the Great War. Ten years later, when he is caught in a brutal attack on a…

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Review | We Break Immortals – Thomas Howard Riley

About the Book A drug addict who hunts sorcerers down by tracking their magick, the most renowned swordsman no one has ever heard of, and a thieving magick-wielding woman hellbent on revenge collide during a last ditch effort to stop an insane superhuman serial killer from making himself a god. The Render Tracers always say…

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Cover Art Reveal | Where Blood Runs Gold – A.C. Cross

Reader, I have been so excited about this book. I edited it a while ago, and I knew I had something special on my hands. The book is this delightful mix of sarcastic humor, horror, and fantasy set in a Wild West landscape that just comes alive. Cross has a knack for blending tension and…

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