Game Review: Unsolved Case Files
Friday, August 27, 2021

For my birthday this year, my husband and I decided to try our hand as amature detectives. :)

We ordered a "cold case" online from a company called Unsolved Case Files. They have lots of different cases to choose from, but the one I picked was "Veronica Falcone." Here's a quick synopsis:

Game Review: AER: Memories of Old
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

3 of 5 stars
I grabbed this game on discount yesterday because I liked the idea of having a character who could fly. The game world is set up so the land is composed of a bunch of small, floating islands. You play as a shapeshifter who turns into a bird so that you can explore those islands. That game dynamic is very fun and I was happy with the experience.

Review: The Heroine's Journey
Sunday, August 15, 2021

The Heroine's JourneyThe Heroine's Journey by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gail Carriger's The Heroine's Journey was an interesting exploration of the practical, philosophical, and cultural aspects of storytelling. I won't go in-depth on the content -- that's what the book is for after all -- but I will say that it gave me a good deal to think about. The writing itself was easy to follow. Carriger's voice is witty and entertaining, as fans of her fiction can attest, so even the driest sections were not difficult to get through.

Review: The Burning Son
Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Burning SonThe Burning Son by T.H. Leatherman
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

A great sci-fi adventure in a wonderfully detailed universe. If you love space opera, you should definitely check out The Burning Son.

While it took me a while to warm up to the main character, astro-navigator Mark Martin, the world building and uniquely developed alien races kept me engaged. The story kicks off with the fall of Martin's home world to an invasive race of religious zealots. Martin and his sister flee the planet aboard, basically, a pirate ship.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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Another Win!!
Monday, July 12, 2021

I'm so proud to announce that Faerie Forged, the third book in my Magicsmith series, was able to take home the 2021 prize for Best Urban Fantasy Novel at this year's Imaginarium Convention! This is my second time winning the Imadjinn Award, having taken it last year with A Drop of Magic!

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.