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Warlord: Ironstone Saga Release Hype!

Hello there, lovelies! Let's start off with a story, shall we? I was lucky enough to participate as a late-addition judge for SPFBO 4 last year, as many of you know. In doing so, I read 15 books out of our group's 30 book "slush pile," with the goal to pick one to push forward… Continue reading Warlord: Ironstone Saga Release Hype!

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Aching God: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Aching God Author: Mike Shel Rating: 5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: “Closer, mortal. You are here, finally, to feed the Aching God…” The days of adventure are passed for Auric Manteo. Retired to the countryside with his scars and riches, he no longer delves into forbidden ruins seeking… Continue reading Aching God: SPFBO Finalist

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Sworn to the Night: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Sworn to the Night Author: Craig Schaefer Rating: 9.5 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On… Continue reading Sworn to the Night: SPFBO Finalist

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Ruthless Magic: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Ruthless Magic Author: Megan Crewe Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die... or kill. Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure… Continue reading Ruthless Magic: SPFBO Finalist

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The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

Title: The Anointed Author: Keith Ward Rating: 7 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: Being a hero is a choice. Xinlas’s life goal is modest: he wants to be a living legend, revered in song and story. And he’s off to a good start. He faced death once, and won. His… Continue reading The Anointed: SPFBO Finalist

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Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

Title: Symphony of the Wind Author: Steven McKinnon Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: A bounty hunter with a death wish. A girl with fearsome powers. A kingdom on the brink of destruction. Serena dreams of leaving her harsh desert home behind in her very own airship. But when… Continue reading Symphony of the Wind: SPFBO Finalist

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We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist

Title: We Ride The Storm Author: Devin Madson Rating: 8 out of 10 (NOT OFFICIAL SCORE; TSWI SCORE ONLY) Blurb: War built the Kisian Empire and war will tear it down. And as an empire falls, three warriors rise. Caught in a foreign war, Captain Rah e’Torin and his exiled warriors will have to fight… Continue reading We Ride the Storm: SPFBO Finalist