A Wizard's Sacrifice comes out in just two short weeks, and I cannot wait for readers to get their hands on this book, especially because I just finished listening to the audiobook. Once again narrator Leah Casey did a marvelous job, one that had me weeping through the last several chapters. In the meantime, I … Continue reading A Spook in the Forest—a #BookQW Excerpt
OK, this week's Book Quote Wednesday (#BookQW, a Twitter promotion started by author Jenna Barwin) excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice has a pretty large squee factor for me, because the word of the week, BALANCE, appears in one of my favorite chapters in the entire book! Here, Ashel and his friend Melba have been kidnapped by … Continue reading Steedfast—a #BookQW Excerpt
Thabean slammed a wall of solidified air into Meylnara and zipped past her. The corridor teemed with rattling minions. Raising a shield, he sent an electric jolt through the floor, frying the feet of his enemies. Wizard and minions faltered, and he sheared up through fibrous walls to reach the stars.
Another Wednesday, another excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice, using the #bookqw (Book Quote Wednesday) hashtag created by author Jenna Barwin on Twitter. I'm planning to run these previews every Wednesday until the book launches on October 6, so keep your eye out. There's a randomness to the #bookqw word of the week (this week, it's NEED), … Continue reading The Cost of Failure: A #BookQW Excerpt
The Council leader stood, and the others fell quiet and retook their seats. Saelbeneth had kind eyes and a soft mouth, like a mother who would hold you to her bosom in warmth and safety. Vic wanted to walk round the table and enter that promise and ask forgiveness. Instead, she set her chin. “I come with offers of help, and you respond with threats and accusations?”
It's Book Quote Wednesday (#BookQW) again, and that means another excerpt from A Wizard's Sacrifice. The word today is WAIT, a word that appears in Ashel's first POV chapter in the sequel to A Wizard's Forge. Here we see what Ashel's up to after the war that concluded in Forge, and the chapter gives a … Continue reading True Gift: A #BookQW Excerpt
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a book review on this site, and I’m pleased to get back to it with this review of Jesse Teller’s Wrath of Madness. My first foray into Jesse Teller’s world of Perilisc was Onslaught of Madness (reviewed here), which was a brilliant novel about the commander of a conquering army and … Continue reading Book Review: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller
Ragged screams battered Vic’s ears; sweat and blood stabbed her nose. And fear. The air reeked of it, sharp and raw. She tasted its foul dry flavor, and it bled from her lungs into her bones. She’d fought some losing battles, but none like this.
When George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, I was appalled by the number of people in my circle who blamed the victim for that crime. "Well, Zimmerman was scared. You can't blame him for defending himself." Zimmerman was scared? What about Trayvon? How could anyone not see that a teenage boy stalked by a full-grown man … Continue reading Say Their Names, but Also Create Change
QuaranCon2020 is a virtual SFF con that was the brainchild of author Virginia McClean as a way to bring artists and fans together during the COVID-19 social isolation period. For me, it's been a blast.