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
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
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