SPFBO

SPFBO 4: The Finals

Hello, everyone! This is a little late in posting (my apologies!), but now that the finals are upon us, I wanted to write a quick post on how The Alliterates and I are handling our reading and scoring of it. Since we are two separate blogs working together, we're each going to read all ten… Continue reading SPFBO 4: The Finals

Random Musings

Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Hello, dear readers! This week, I wanted to write about money, but in a very different sense than what I usually do, i.e., ranting about my lack of it and the difficulty of surviving as an adult in this consistently-increasing-living-expenses-without-an-increase-in-pay society (and that's without getting into the bullshit that's going on in the White House right now).… Continue reading Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: New Releases To Fill The Bookcase, But Shrink My Wallet

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Once hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, it is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It's a weekly book feature where a topical list-prompt is posted and readers respond with their top ten for that prompt. Yours truly tends to go over ten, but hey, what can a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New Releases To Fill The Bookcase, But Shrink My Wallet

Book Review

Charmcaster

Title: Charmcaster Author: Sebastien de Castell Publisher: Sept 2018, Orbit books Blurb: The third book in the page-turning Spellslinger fantasy series.  'I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn't running nearly fast enough.' Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging… Continue reading Charmcaster

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Pledges of Honor: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

Title: Pledges of Honor Author: Joyce Reynolds-Ward Amount Read: 124 out of 594 (21%) Rating: 3 out of 5 Blurb: The suicide of a village healer sweeps Katerin, a wandering healer with a mysterious past, into the intrigues of Gods and humans. Can Katerin forge an alliance with the dangerously attractive Metkyi, avoid the curses… Continue reading Pledges of Honor: SPFBO Semi-Finalist

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Darkmage: SPBFO Semi-Finalist

Title: Darkmage Author: M.L. Spencer Publisher: January 2017, Stoneguard Publications Rating: 4 out of 5 Blurb: The hope of the world rests in the hands of a Darkmage. The Well of Tears is open and the terror of the night has been unleashed. Now, the last Sentinel left alive with the power to defend his… Continue reading Darkmage: SPBFO Semi-Finalist