December Giveaway – Draw a Pirate!

Yo-ho, me hearties. It’s December and Christmas is everywhere, but I’m making it a piratical holiday! So all December I’m running a competition and all you have to do to enter is send me a picture of a piratical drawing. It can be a pirate ship, a pirate flag, a treasure chest, a kraken, a … Read more

To Be Read 2017 – The Readening

After my last fairly downbeat blog I thought I’d lift the spirits of us all by announcing a number of the books I’ll be reading in 2017. I assume you all care what I read and my rambling musings regarding those books because I have a giant ego and assume everyone wants to know all … Read more

Publishing Limbo?

Here goes. Some people have contacted me to ask “Where is Where Loyalties Lie?” It’s true, the first book in my piratical adventure duology (Best Laid Plans) should have been out already. It should be in the hands of millions maybe a few thousand at least. But it’s not. It appears to firmly stuck in … Read more

Top 5 Reads of 2016

So December has rolled around and lots of people are doing their favourite books of 2016 blogs. And I don’t like being left out. So here are my favourite reads of 2016. Please note not all of these books were released in 2016. My TBR pile extends back into the 1980s! 5. Twelve Kings in … Read more

Review Blog – Grayshade by Gregory A. Wilson

It’s worth mentioning that I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book in return for an honest review.   Grayshade is a book about Grayshade, an acolyte (assassin) for the Order of Argoth. We follow along in his head as he discovers the Order is not everything it claims and finds a the … Read more

Review Blog – The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

  Well it’s fair to say this one had its ups and its downs. This review may contain minor spoilers. The Skull Throne continues right where the previous book in the Demon Cycle series, The Daylight War, left off. With Ahmann and Arlen missing, a bunch of self-entitled mini Arhmanns squabbling over who should be in … Read more

5 of My Favourite Fantasy Book Covers

Book covers are a big thing. They’re important and not just for making books look all purty. They serve to pull in browsers. They’re the opening words in a conversation. A cover makes you pick the book up and read the back cover, the back cover makes you check out the first page, the first … Read more

Review Blog – Wraith Knight by C.T. Phipps

Wraith Knight by Charles T. Phipps Apparently it’s customary to note that I received an ARC version of the book in return for an honest review. I also received that ARC about a year prior to release and I’m reliably informed that those pesky typos and what not have been cleaned up. On a personal … Read more

C.T. Phipps Guest Blog – To Kill your Darlings

This is a first for my blog. I have C.T. Phipps (author of Cthulhu Armageddon and a bunch of other novels) over to talk about murder. To Kill your Darlings   By. C.T. Phipps   You need to kill your characters. This is something which I discovered while writing Cthulhu Armageddon and has come with … Read more

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