Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet

Title: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Fantasy Rating: ♥ ♥ TL;DR: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet is a fantasy story that features magic and a hundred pages of Sisyphean punishment that made it a tough read that was not redeemed by a quick and clean ending. I received a copy of thisContinue reading “Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet”

Book Review: Ninety-Nine Righteous Men

Title: Ninety-Nine Righteous Men by K. M. Claude Genre: Horror, graphic novel Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ +0.5 Tl;DR: Ninety-Nine Righteous Men perfectly blends the tragedy of unrequited love with Gothic horror into a beautifully illustrated graphic novel that can only be described as a Catholic’s nightmare. You know a book is good when youContinue reading “Book Review: Ninety-Nine Righteous Men”

Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.

Title: Write. Publish. Repeat.: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-publishing Success by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant with David Wright Genre: Writing, non-fiction Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ TL;DR: Write. Publish. Repeat. is an indie author’s dream in terms of a straight-forward how-to book for marketing, building an audience, and creating a writing empire.Continue reading “Book Review: Write. Publish. Repeat.”

Book Review: Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novels

Title: Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel by Rayne Hall Genre: Writing, non-fiction Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ TL;DR: A good resource for how short stories can boost sales that comes with exercises for idea generation. As with most of Rayne Hall’s works on Amazon, Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novel is meantContinue reading “Book Review: Writing Short Stories to Promote Your Novels”

Book Review: “The 13th Hex” by Jordan L. Hawk

Title: “The 13th Hex” (Hexworld 0.5) by Jordan L. Hawk Genre: Paranormal/arcane fantasy Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ TL;DR: A great short story that introduces a new world featuring witches, familiars, hexes, and of course, Teddy Roosevelt. The official blurb: Romance. Magic. Murder. Dominic Kopecky dreamed of becoming a member of New York’s Metropolitan WitchContinue reading “Book Review: “The 13th Hex” by Jordan L. Hawk”

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle Book #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Paranormal adventure Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ **Spoilers in this review should be minimal** TL;DR: I LOVED this book. If you like well-rounded characters, an atmospheric setting, and a paranormal streak that crosses the globe, this book is for you. OhContinue reading “Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater”

Book Review: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle

**The Curious Tale of Gabrielle by Zachary Paul Chopchinski was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review.** The Curious Tale of Gabrielle follows a young girl on her birthday as she is thrust into a mysterious world of time-travel and disorientation. Gabrielle is still mourning the death of her father theContinue reading “Book Review: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle”

Free eBook!

I just thought I would let everyone know that The Earl of Brass will be free on Thursday, September 18th and Friday, September 19th!  The book has rather good ratings on Goodreads and Amazon.  The blurb is as follows: When Eilian Sorrell, a promising archaeologist and the eldest son of the Earl of Dorset, losesContinue reading “Free eBook!”

The Importance of Being an Earnest Reviewer

Ah, book reviews.  The all too important yet dreaded rituals all authors dread.  Will they love it?  Will they hate it?  Will the reviewer absolute eviscerate me for seemingly no reason? The thought of reviews for any author can be daunting, but to an indie author, reviews are one of the most important aspects ofContinue reading “The Importance of Being an Earnest Reviewer”

The Earl of Brass is IndieReader Approved!

I awoke today to the most glorious news: The Earl of Brass was given a 4.5 star rating from The IndieReader, which means it has been given the distinction of being IndieReader Approved!  You can check out the review here.   Since 8:30 this morning, I have been doing my happy dance and texting, messaging,Continue reading “The Earl of Brass is IndieReader Approved!”