Monthly Archives: February 2014

Flashback Friday Feature: Emerald House Rising by Peg Kerr (Trad Fantasy)

On this flashback friday feature, we zip back to 1997, to take a look at Peg Kerr’s Emerald House Rising. Released as a mass market paperback, this novel targets a female audience, although it’s a suitable read for most ages and both genders. Jena is the daughter and only child of Collas the Gemcutter, jeweler… Read more »

Community News: Sexism in the SFWA is back — Again

In June 2013, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association of America (SFWA) came under fire for a sexist column released in one of its magazines. The column sparked a great deal of controversy, ultimately resulting in the resignation of the bulletin’s editor, Jean Rabe. Ever since, arguments among members and additional sexist comments have… Read more »

New Release: Called by Robert J. Crane (Dark Fantasy)

Robert J. Crane, author of popular book Alone (The Girl in the Box), has released two novels in his new Southern Watch series. Called is book 1 of Southern Watch, published by Reikonos Press. Book 2, Depths, also released this month. Archibald “Arch” Stan was a local cop in Midian, Tennessee that was good at… Read more »

New Release: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Urban Fantasy)

New York Times bestseller Jeaniene Frost is back with the final installment of her Night Huntress series, Up From the Grave, by Avon Books (HarperCollins). The Grave Ends Here. Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones.  They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a… Read more »

New Release & Review: Blades of the Old Empire by Anna Kashina (Romantic Fantasy)

Nine-time novelist Anna Kashina has released book 1 of her series Code of the Majat, Blades of the Old Empire, published by Angry Robot Books. Kara is a mercenary – a Diamond warrior, the best of the best, part of the Majat Guild. When her tenure to Prince Kythar comes to an end, he wishes… Read more »

New Release: Dryad-Born by Jeff Wheeler (Sword & Sorcery)

Popular bestselling author Jeff Wheeler has released book 2 of his Whispers from Mirrowen series, Dryad-Born, published by 47North. The struggle to save the plague-ridden kingdoms continues in this captivating second novel in the Whispers from Mirrowen series. The orphan Phae has kept her innate ability secret since she was young. Not only does she… Read more »

Author Earnings: Three Reports Every Reader and Author Should Know About

Earning reports aren’t something many readers actually care about, but in the days following the merger between Random House and Penguin, the spotlight has been focused on the sustainability of traditional publishing. Some (although it was once many) readers only trust novels produced by medium and large-scale publishers, but every day, more and more people… Read more »

Readercon 25, July 10-13 – Burlington, Massachusetts

Devoted to speculative and imaginative literature, Readercon is an annual convention for readers to connect with over a hundred different writers of the fantasy, science fiction, horror, and slipstream genres. The 2014 convention will be hosted at the Burlington Marriott, in Burlington, Massachusetts July 10-13. The Guests of Honor include Andrea Hairston and Kit Reed,… Read more »

Viral News: Huffington Post Writer Bashes Rowling. The Fantasy Community Strikes Back

In a textbook case of one author exploding over another author’s success and popularity, Huffington Post (UK) writer and four-time novelist Lynn Shepard entreats Harry Potter author JK Rowling to cease writing books for the sake of writers everywhere. In the piece, titled If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It, Shepard discusses why… Read more »