Author Spotlight Double Feature
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Today I'm joined by the amazingly talented Carol Berg *AND* Cate Glass, who just happen to be the same person. ;) I've been fortunate enough to attend a few of Carol's writing workshops, so I can say with certainty that she knows her stuff. But if my word isn't enough for you, she's also received the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, been honored as the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' "Writer of the Year" twice, and earned the Colorado Book Award FOUR TIMES, including the most recent one on May 2020 for An Illusion of Theives. Thanks Carol, for taking the time to share some background on yourself and your books!

New Release: Casting Shadows
Saturday, August 1, 2020

The newsest addition to The Magicsmith urban fantasy series is now available!

Happy Book Birthday to A Drop of Magic!
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of my very first book: A Drop of Magic.
One year ago I published my first book and kicked off my writing career. Since then, that book has become an Amazon bestseller, won multiple awards, and I've been contacted by numerous readers wanting to tell me how much they've enjoyed my stories. In the year since that first book came out I've published three others. That's four books in one year, and I'm still going strong!

Review: The Brightest Fell
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Brightest Fell (October Daye, #11)The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seanan McGuire continues to be one of my favorite urban fantasy authors.
In this latest addition to the October Daye series, Toby faces the threat of losing the family she's created for herself if she can't bring the family she was born into (but wants no part of) back together.

Toby is a snarky, practical woman who is easy to empathize with in most situations. She is joined on this adventure by her squire, who readers of the series will already know well, and Simon --- Toby's ex-nemesis turned savior and sort of father figure. Most of the internal arc of this adventure is about Toby getting to know Simon better, and realizing that even good people can make terrible decisions. She herself questions how far she'd go, what travesties she'd commit, to save someone she loves.

Time Travel & Nikola Tesla!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Today I'm joined by author Diane Byington, celebrating her newest book: If She Had Stayed. A blend of women’s fiction, thriller, and time travel that features Nikola Tesla in a cameo role.

Review: Fire Touched
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another fantastic installment in Briggs' Mercy Thompson series.

Fire Touched focuses on a boy who escaped from Underhill after centuries of wandering the dangerous magical realm alone, but he didn't come out entirely human. Now Underhill wants him back, and the fae want him as a bargaining chip to reclaim their old homeland. Mercy and Adam, lovable bleeding hearts that they are, decide to protect the human-looking boy from all the big bads out to get him, and in doing so, claim the entire Tri-cities as their territory to defend against all comers.

A Drop of Magic is now an audiobook!
Sunday, June 28, 2020

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The Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Monday, May 18, 2020

I can now introduce myself as an award winning author!

This morning, the results were published for the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards for which my book, A Drop of Magic, was shortlisted. While I wasn't able to bring home the grand prize, I was honored to receive not one, but two distinctions!

Review: Night Broken
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I actually read this book for the first time a couple years ago (before I started regularly reviewing books), but I'd somehow gotten it out of order in the series. Now I'm rereading in the right order. The fact that I had no qualms reading the book a second time is a good indication of its quality.

Along with the regular characters from Mercy's life so far, this book introduces Mercy's sort-of-half-brother Gary Laughingdog, a fellow coyote shifter. We also spend a good amount of time with Christy, Adam's infuriating ex-wife and Jesse's mother. She's a character designed for the reader to hate, and Briggs succeeds with flying colors.