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Twixt, by Sarah Diemer

Twixt by Sarah Diemer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like in Sarah’s first novel, The Dark Wife, the core of Twixt is redemption, the idea that any of us, no matter our pasts or what others believe us to be, can be redeemed. And that love can bring out …

Blood Zero Sky, by J. Gabriel Gates

May Fields has everything she’s supposed to want: a posh apartment, the latest gadgets, and a high-level job with one of the only two Corporations left in the world. In fact, her father is the CEO of N-Corp, the only company left in what was once the Western world and …

Zombie Candy by Frederick Lee Brooke

Please enjoy this excerpt from Zombie Candy, a genre-bending mystery by Frederick Lee Brooke. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $550 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book.   They sit at …

Charity’s Child–Dark Deed or Virgin Birth?

Charity’s Child by Rosalie Warren My rating: 5 of 5 stars The narrator plunges us immediately into the mystery of Charity’s pregnancy, then takes us back to how it all began, when Charity arrived in town and joined the ‘Crabbies’. Her religious fervour made her an instant favourite with the …

What is this sorcery?

I was rating things on goodreads, you know, because I need more books to read. (I really don’t, but I have a problem.) I came across a book by ‘Richard Castle’. I asked myself, ‘Richard Castle? Is Richard the first name of the guy on Castle? I can’t remember…’ I …

Braided, by Elora Bishop

Braided by Elora Bishop My rating: 5 of 5 stars Once again Elora Bishop rebuilds a classic fairy tale from the ground up, stripping back the layers to get to the soul of the story, the core that speaks to us of love and the human spirit. In ‘Braided’, a …

New Book: The Day of First Sun, by Sheryl Steines

Please enjoy this guest post by Sheryl Steines, author of the urban fantasy novel, The Day of First Sun. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the …

The Place Where Dreams Live

My writing process is very straightforward, if anything about fantasy fiction can be described as such. A novel is born out of a character’s biggest fear or desire, which is usually gleaned from a single concept, image, or question. I usually know what the story’s about and who the character …

Deconstructing Stereotypes: A+E 4ever by I. Merey

Recently I was given a copy of YA graphic novel a + e 4ever by Ilike Merey from Lethe Press. I am not a graphic novel reader habitually, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read it in one sitting, and by the end of it two words came …

New Year Fantasy Book Roundup!

2011 sucked in so many ways, but for one area: new books to read! After getting a Kindle last Christmas, I began collecting more and more new books to read, since I no longer had to worry about shelf space. Here, in no particular order, are the four books of …

Farsighted, by Emlyn Chand

I was given the opportunity to read and review Farsighted, the breakthrough YA novel by Emlyn Chand. What first caught my interest about this book was the narrator, Alex Kosmitoras, a blind teenager who discovers he has a gift of second sight. I knew writing from a blind person’s perspective …

Farsighted, by Emlyn Chand – Chapter 1

Today I’d like to share an excerpt from Emlyn Chand’s hot new paranormal novel, Farsighted (it just released on 10/24). Before diving in, check out this teaser for the book: Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t.  When his unwanted visions of the future …

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