Review: The Becoming
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Becoming (Anna Strong Chronicles, #1)The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This was a fast-paced origin story with a unique mythos. I'd recommend it for fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series.

Characters & Voice:
The first thing to strike me about this book was that it was written in present tense. Personally, always find a present tense narrative a bit jarring. It takes me longer to lose myself in the story. That said, it was well done. Just something to bear in mind if you (like me) have a tense preference.

Extending my Reach
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The first two books in my Magicsmith series can now be purchased at the Boulder Book Store on the Pearl Street Mall. If you're unfamiliar with this book-lover's dream, I encourage you to stop by and browse their extensive collection spread over three floors. I promise you'll find something to fall in love with, be it a cozy corner to watch the rain, a sweet treat off the chocolate rack, or (like most of us) a new literary adventure to embark on.
See you there!

Courting Darkness Online Tour
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The online book tour for Courting Darkness is officially underway!

I'm once again partnering with Silver Dagger Book Tours for an online tour of my newest book: Courting Darkness. Be sure to stop by this kickoff page for the tour to see what it's all about and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon giftcard!

Review: The Scrivener's Bones
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Scrivener’s Bones (Alcatraz, #2)The Scrivener’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A great continuation of the adventures of Alcatraz Smedry. In this second installment, Alcatraz isn't starting from zero. He's been established as the leader (however incompetent) of the group, and the challenges and stakes are ratcheted up accordingly.

In Good Company
Monday, September 2, 2019

I can't even describe how excited I am to see my name along side those of Ilona Andrews, Kevin Hearne, and Patricia Briggs. It's like standing next to my idols!

Review: 5 Secrets of Story Structure
Friday, August 30, 2019

5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 6)5 Secrets of Story Structure: How to Write a Novel That Stands Out by K.M. Weiland
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Since I'm about to dive into outlining my next book, I decided to get a quick refresher on story structure to help me decide the order of my plot elements. Enter, The 5 Elements of Story Structure. If you want a fast (and I mean super-fast) refresher on story structure, this is it.

Character Sketch: Sarah
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

While most of my time has been taken up with writing (and rewriting) lately, I've found a few moments here and there to sit down with my colored pencils. As such, I present Sarah Nazari, the newest addition to my Character Sketches.

New Release: Courting Darkness
Friday, August 23, 2019

Can you believe it? Courting Darkness is already out!
For those of you who don't know, Courting Darkness is the second book in my urban fantasy series: The Magicsmith.

Review: Into the Still Blue
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A solid conclusion to the series. Into the Still Blue was a very fast and fun read, just like the previous books. There were a couple places where things lined up a little too conveniently, and some decisions that didn't really make sense to me, but overall I enjoyed it immensely.