Hello, lovelies! This Friday, I'm happy to bring you a new guest post, this time from self-published author Jon Auerbach, author of his debut novel, Guild of Tokens, one of the books entered into this year's SPFBO contest. Below, he talks about plotting, novel inspiration and shows an example of how inspirational and influential video games can… Continue reading How I Plotted My Novel With Help from LucasArts and Chrono Trigger: A Guest Post
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! As promised, the fates for the next three books in my SPFBO 5 batch are being revealed today! If you're confused what I'm talking about, you can check out the details here. If you're confused on what SPFBO even is, you can read my post here. Without wasting a lot of… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 2
Hello, lovelies! Every year, the SPFBO community has a cover contest, to highlight some of the gorgeous covers that this contest has to offer which then YOU get the opportunity to vote which is your favorite! Mark writes it best in his announcement post, which I'll quote below: Each year I run a cover contest… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Cover Contest: TSWI Edition
Hello, lovelies! SPFBO 5--or, the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off--is officially a go, with 300 entries received, all ten judges signed up and only a week away before the reading officially begins! For those of you in the community, you'll know that I joined in late last year to help out another judge and I positively… Continue reading Behind the Blogger: SPFBO 5 Edition
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!
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
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