Book Luver Kindle Giveaway
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Check out the Book Luver’s Summer Giveaway at https://bit.ly/BL_KF_Braden for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire!
You can earn extra entries by sharing the contest, and everyone who enters will receive a link to download a book from each of the participating authors at the end of the promotion.
This contest runs July 1 - August 31.

Review: A Knight of the Word
Friday, June 18, 2021

A Knight of the Word (Word & Void, #2)A Knight of the Word by Terry Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in Terry Brooks' Word and Void urban fantasy series. These books most definitely need to be read in order to make sense. (I actually picked this one up first and read the first couple chapters before realizing it was the second book, and I was completely lost until I backtracked and read the first one.)

Once again, Brooks' world building is phenomenal. The tatterdemalion creature he creates, as well as the forest creatures he introduced in the first book are unique and believable. He also does a wonderful job with the demon in this story, although I didn't find it nearly as compelling as the demon in book 1.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Welcome to the book tour for Far, Far, Away, a new SciFi and Fantasy 7 story anthology.

In a land far, far away… In a distant galaxy… Once upon a time…

These are all ways to begin fantastical tales of love and adventure. Gateways into the realms of imagination. In this anthology, we bring together authors from all over this world to transport you into the worlds they’ve created.

The Magic of Speculative Fiction
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Fear drives people to do stupid things. I’d love to say we as a species have learned from our bloody history, but every time I glance at a news article I find strife—discrimination, political division, school shootings, social discontent—and I just want to scream, “Haven’t we gotten past this yet? Why can’t we all just get along?”
But of course, screaming at my monitor doesn’t accomplish anything.

Review: A Shiver of Shadows
Monday, May 24, 2021

A Shiver of Shadows (Hell Gate, #2)A Shiver of Shadows by Hunter J. Skye
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A carnival of addictive attraction and dark debauchery set in a uniquely magical world. For fans of graphic paranormal romance. This book is the second in Hunter J. Skye's Hell Gate series, and I would definitely recommend reading the books in order. The first book is A Glimmer of Ghosts, and you can read my review about it HERE.

I love the world Ms. Skye has created. The various entities in it are unique, engaging, enticing, and made me want to know more about them. I especially loved the creepy cursed dudes in the thieve's market and the doomsayers. There were also some truly horrific nuns, but I can't say more without spoilers. ;) Sky also introduced some very interesting modes of transportation in her world that were both creative and original. All-in-all, the world of the Hell Gate series is easy to fall into and enjoyable to spend time in.

Blog Tour: Of Mettle & Magic
Friday, May 21, 2021

Today kicks of the online book tour for Of Mettle & Magic, which released last week on May 14th.

The tour is once again being hosted by Silver Dagger Book Tours, so be sure to stop by their site for the original launch post, including an excerpt and a chance to win a $20 Amazon giftcard.

Completing an Arc in Life and Literature
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Eight years ago, when I first got the idea that I might be able to write a book and sat down with my pencil and notebook to consider what kind of story I'd like to tell, I came up with The Magicsmith. It wasn't called that at first, and a lot of tweaks have been made over the years as Alex's story developed into the books that were eventually published, but the basic concept I came up with that day in my living room is still intact.

Review: Running with the Demon
Monday, May 17, 2021

Running with the Demon (Word & Void, #1)Running with the Demon by Terry Brooks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Despite growing up with Terry Brooks' Shannara books, I'd never read his Word and Void series, so I've decided to rectify that. :)
Running with the Demon is an urban fantasy in that it takes place in the contemporary world with the addition of magic. In this case, magic that most people are unaware of. However, you can definitely tell that Brooks is an epic fantasy writer at heart.

Join me on YouTube!
Thursday, May 13, 2021

I've taken the plunge into video!


I must say, there's quite the learing curve. Between recording, editing, captioning, and posting videos, I feel like I've taken on (yet another) full-time job. But, difficulties aside, I've succeeded in creating some content. :)