A Spook in the Forest—a #BookQW Excerpt

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

Steedfast—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

The Cost of Failure: A #BookQW Excerpt

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

New World, New Enemies: 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?”

Book Review: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

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

Say Their Names, but Also Create Change

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