Review: Amanda Bouchet’s A Promise of Fire & Breath of Fire

Amanda Bouchet’s A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles Book 1) (Sourcebooks Casablanca) was one of my favorite books from 2016. It had romance, action, adventure, mythology, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. i recommended it left and right to my friends, who also loved it as much as I did. Seriously, I… Read more »

Where the hell have I been?!

Despite appearances, I’m not dead. You may be amazed. I’d like to say I was doing something even half as cool as the statue pictured, but alas, I have been working… and working… and working… and attending funerals of family members. Good riddance, 2016… and I’m already over you, too, 2017. But I haven’t gone quietly… Read more »

New Release & Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs, NYT bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega novels, has released Fire Touched, published by Ace. Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with… Read more »

New Release & Review: Fool’s Quest

Robin Hobb, bestselling author of the Farseer and the Tawny Man Trilogies, has released the second installment of the Fitz and the Fool, Fool’s Quest. Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom. Or so they… Read more »

Alpha by SM Reine (Urban Fantasy)

Fantasy author SM Reine has released Alpha, the third novel of the War of the Alphas, published by Red Iris Books. No longer an Omega, Deirdre Tombs has found her animal. She only had to die and rise from her own ashes to discover it. And she’s returned with a purpose. For the first time… Read more »

Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater (Fantasy/Horror)

Horror novelist Rhiannon Frater has released her latest novel, Dead Spots, published by Tor Books. In the dead spots, dreams become reality, terror knows your name, and nightmares can kill The stillbirth of Mackenzie’s son destroyed her marriage. Grieving, Mac reluctantly heads for her childhood home to seek refuge with her mother, who constantly reminds… Read more »

New Release: Hidden Dragons by Bianca D’Arc (Fantasy Romance)

Bianca D’Arc’s latest novella in the Dragon Knights series, Hidden Dragons, was released on January 10, 2015. This novella is a fantasy romance, available for $3.75 on Amazon.com. Love flourishes when two knights unexpectedly find the woman of their dreams… Sir Robert finds a beautiful maiden sobbing by a small waterfall. She proves to be a… Read more »

SFWA Expands Membership to Self-Published and Small Press Authors

The iconic science fiction and fantasy writer’s guild, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, is opening its doors to self-published and small press authors, effective March 1, 2015. Changes to its membership requirements include an increase in advance and paid out royalty figures, alterations to short story membership requirements, and the inclusion of self-published… Read more »