Review Blog – Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Time for a little disclaimer. It is, unfortunately, impossible to really separate the narrator from the words when reviewing an audiobook. But I have tried. Darkstorm is a prequel of sorts to M L Spencer’s Rhenwars Saga. The author told me this when I started the book, and pointed out that it’s probably not the … Read moreReview Blog – Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Review Blog – Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

I’m fairly certain Dyrk Ashton is the nicest guy in the fantasy genre. I met him last year at a convention and he handed me a signed copy of Paternus. I graciously accepted, knowing full well it would be a while before I managed to get around to reading it. And now I have, and … Read moreReview Blog – Paternus by Dyrk Ashton

Guest Blog – The Illusions of Dialogue by Jesse Teller

The Illusions of Dialogue by Jesse Teller I came from a family of storytellers, I mean, gifted storytellers. They could pick you up and lift you into a tale like none other I have ever known. I apprenticed under them, and it made me the writer I am. I have been telling stories all my … Read moreGuest Blog – The Illusions of Dialogue by Jesse Teller

Review Blog – Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman

  Chaos Trims My Beard has undoubtedly got one of the freshest names in fantasy fiction. Right from the outset you know you’re getting something a bit weird and quirky. This is not ‘serious’ fantasy. This is ‘fun’ fantasy. That’s not to say it’s not serious at times, or that it doesn’t deal with serious … Read moreReview Blog – Chaos Trims My Beard by Brett Herman

5 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Self Publishing

I’ve been at this self publishing game for a while now. 5 years counts as a while for an industry that’s still relatively young. In that time I’ve sold over 60,000 books so I have at least some small measure of success. It’s not amazing, I know, but there was a dark period where I … Read more5 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Self Publishing

Review Blog – Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

  Sufficiently Advanced Magic (SAM) is currently a finalist in this year’s Self Published Fantasy Blog off (SPFBO) and you can find out more about the initiative by clicking here. This is, in fact, the reason I picked it up. It’s not my usual cup of tea, but I’m reading all the finalists this year … Read moreReview Blog – Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe

Confessions of a fantasy author – Richard Nell

Confession time again, heathens. Another fantasy author has stepped up and offered themselves on the altar of sin. Richard Nell, author of Kings of Paradise, is here to be judged.   In university I hung out in bad poetry ‘bars’ with other youthful idiots like me, mostly dressed in black like we were Johnny Cash. … Read moreConfessions of a fantasy author – Richard Nell

Review Blog – Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln

Tiger Lily was full of ups and downs for me. On one hand I loved the setting and concept of kami (spirits) at war with humanity due to religious persecution, and I thought the gender issues were very well handled. On the other hand the main character, Lily, was so damned frustrating! The book is … Read moreReview Blog – Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln

Confessions of a Fantasy Author – Andy Peloquin

Gather round sinners. Another heathen has stepped into the confession booth to seek forgiveness. Today, Andy Peloquin, author of Traitor’s Fate: A Queen of Thieves, bares his soul. His book releases tomorrow and is no doubt filled to the brim with his sinful words.   I, of course, am absolutely perfect, and thus have no … Read moreConfessions of a Fantasy Author – Andy Peloquin

Review Blog – Devil’s Night Dawning by Damien Black

Devil’s Night Dawning (or DND) is a fantasy book heavily rooted in real world history. What I mean here is the dominant religion feels very much like Christianity, and clearly borrows from it in many circumstances, and the world itself is a classic European medieval setting. We follow along behind a bunch of characters ranging … Read moreReview Blog – Devil’s Night Dawning by Damien Black

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