Showing posts from November, 2013

Review: Iron Wolves by Andy Remic

Brace yourself for this violent, bloody, unflinching plunge into the darkest depths of fantasy. With a sinister edge reminiscent of James Clemmens Banned and Banished series and twist on the adventure and companionship of Wies and Hickman's Dragonlance novels, this proves to be a new contender in the fantasy genre. Orlana is a level of evil that will keep you glued to your eReader and the Iron Wolves are heroes of old that I found more relateable and realistic than any with their many flaws. While this book certainly won't be for everyone, especially not the faint of heart, many will find it's fast pace and gritty characters to be just to their liking. This is another sure sign that a fantastic new publisher is stepping into the science fiction/fantasy ring. I give this one 3.5 stars. Find it at the following links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N I recieved a digital ARC of this title through Net Galley from the publisher, Angry Robots, for an honest review. My

Dangerous Depths is Finally Here!

DANGEROUS DEPTHS, book 2 of The Sea Monster Memoirs   by Karen Amanda Hooper, has washed ashore. This is one of my favorite series, and the first one was one of the best mermaid books I've ever read. I've been waiting very impatiently ever since I finished the first book, Tangled Tides.  The sequel to TANGLED TIDES is now available, and the underwater cast of merfolk, selkies, sirens, gorgons, and even water sprites are in for some very turbulent waters. Check out the book info then enter to win a prize pack including signed books, yummy treats, and sparkling beach-worthy nail polish! Hell hath no fury like a selkie separated from his true love. The gate to the sea creature realm is finally open. Yara wants to bask in the glow of her budding relationship with Treygan and explore Medusa’s world, but as the new leader of Rathe her powers are needed to save a sea creature she’s never met. Rownan assumes the worst is behind him when he returns home to be reunited w

Book Review: Lark's Quest

I downloaded this for free on B&N, then forgot where I got it. I opened and read it thinking it was a traditionally published ARC from NetGalley. Only when I went back to NetGalley to provide feedback did I realize it was an indie title that I hadn't gotten from there. It was that good! I give it:  A hint of magic, powerful women warriors, and a mystery. I was hooked! The story flows in a writing style that carries you along, getting you caught up in the characters and the world. It is reminiscent of Stormdancer but I would dare to say, better written. This first tale of Lark promises a great series on the way, and at free, you can't go wrong. I would recommend it for fans of fantasy. It is a novella that reads like a serial~which is to say the beginning of an ongoing tale. I'm coming to love serials because they fit quite well into my busy lifestyle. You won't regret fitting this one in! Goodreads / Amazon / B&N

#WritersRoad Recap: Using Brand Names

Heather McCorkle   @ HeatherMcCorkle Tonight we're chatting about mentioning brand names. Benefits, drawbacks, legalities. Guest author @ KarlenePetitt is w/us! # WritersRoad Karlene Petitt   @ KarlenePetitt So what you do you all think about saying Starbucks instead of coffee? # WritersRoad Or Coors Light instead of Beer? # writersroad Heather McCorkle   @ HeatherMcCorkle So @ KarlenePetitt , can you tell us what benefits you've noticed from mentioning brand names? # writersroad Tina Moss   @ Tina_Moss Thinking about topic. What are the legalities involved with using brand names? # writersroad Heather McCorkle   @ HeatherMcCorkle @ KarlenePetitt TO me there is a big difference. SB can be regional and has had some bad publicity. Changes perception. # WritersRoad Tina Moss   @ Tina_Moss @ KarlenePetitt For me, it can cement character traits. But, at the same time, can date a story. # writersroad Heather McCorkle   @ HeatherMcCorkle @ Tina_Mo