Questing Series

2019: My Quest for Balance

Hello, dear readers! Like I hinted at in my previous post, it's almost 2019 and that means only one thing: time to write about my goals for the upcoming year (because yes, I am just that type of person). The past two years, I've shared my progress in my goals through my Questing blog series,… Continue reading 2019: My Quest for Balance

Quest for Discovery

2018: My Quest for Discovery

Hello, dear readers! I know it's cheesy, but I am such a sucker for the new year. I love the "chance" for a new beginning, the time spent reflecting on how the past year went. Of course, I realize that every day is a chance to improve and do something different, but something about the turning of… Continue reading 2018: My Quest for Discovery

Reading Outlook

Reading Outlook in Review: Part Four

Hello, dear friends! My goodness, has it been a while. I can't begin to explain how much I've missed blogging during my almost month-long hiatus, in order to catch up on my own writing, SPFBO commitments and holiday shenanigans. I am so ready to get fully back into it, including catching up on all of… Continue reading Reading Outlook in Review: Part Four


Wrath of Empire

Title: Wrath of Empire Author: Brian McClellan Publisher: May 2018, Orbit Books Blurb: The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them,… Continue reading Wrath of Empire


Out of Nowhere: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Out of Nowhere Author: Patrick LeClerc Publisher: July 2016, Ink and Bourbon Publishing Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: Healer Sean Danet is immortal—a fact he has cloaked for centuries, behind enemy lines and now a paramedic’s uniform. Having forgotten most of his distant past, he has finally found peace—and love. But there are… Continue reading Out of Nowhere: SPFBO Finalist


A Keeper’s Tale: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Title: A Keeper's Tale: The Story of Tomkin and the Dragon Author: J.A. Andrews Publisher: January 2017 Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: Tomkin Thornhewn, youngest son of the Duke of Marshwell, has a problem: he’s not heroic. Regardless of his aspirations, the bookish, untrained young man is better suited to recording the deeds of… Continue reading A Keeper’s Tale: SPFBO Semi-Finalist


Chosen: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Title: Chosen Author: Casey White Publisher: May 2018 Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: Jas expected to hear a tale of glory and heroism. He hadn’t planned on living it. Drenwell is in trouble. The idyllic nation teeters on the brink of disaster as one trouble after another lines up before it. Crops fail. Animals… Continue reading Chosen: SPFBO Semi-Finalist


The Tempest Guild: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Title: The Tempest Guild Author: David Mullin Publisher: June 2018, Velo Productions Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Blurb: The fragile peace in Talam is disintegrating. The northern ice pack is melting and the king of Sinistra plots to take advantage of the calamity to start a conflict. Oblivious to the looming natural disaster and a… Continue reading The Tempest Guild: SPFBO Semi-Finalist


SPFBO Phase One: December Books

Hello, dear readers! Welcome to my December batch of books. I've finally read all of my 15 books, whether that's partially or fully. If you're confused about what I'm talking about, check out my post here. If you want to know how my October and November batches of books went, read those links. But let's… Continue reading SPFBO Phase One: December Books