thoughts

Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar is FANTASTIC

I was talking with my very good friend Minigan recently, and he mentioned wanting to watch Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar. This sparked within me a vague memory of a trailer with Kristen Wiig, bright colors, and the exhaustion of what I assumed would be every good joke in the movie. My… Continue reading Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar is FANTASTIC

Giveaway

Free Fantasy Review Copies

Help out some indie authors and grab yourself some free review copies this month by checking out the following Story Origin giveaways. Trade your honest review for a copy of any of these fantasy novels from the following two promotions: Amazing Stories To Review Fantasy Reads for Reviews

Indie Author Spotlight, Newsletter Archive

Indie Author Spotlight and May Newsletter Archive

Check out my May Newsletter here! In it, I include a quick review of T. H. Leatherman's The Burning Son which I wanted to share here too. The Burning Son by T. H. Leatherman I've been reading The Burning Son, the first in The Burning Son series, and guys? I love it. Military sci-fi is a newer genre to me, I've… Continue reading Indie Author Spotlight and May Newsletter Archive

Giveaway, Self Publishing, Vacancy

So Many Free Review Copies!

Dear Reader, I've got so many surprises for you! Well, it's really, like, one surprise with a bunch of little pieces. ARCs are here! Both for The Wayward Deed and for a whole host of fantasy novels by loads of great authors over on StoryOrigin. First, Vacancy Book Two. Grab the Advanced Reader Copy of… Continue reading So Many Free Review Copies!

Giveaway, Self Publishing

Help An Indie Author With Reviews

Hello, Dear Reader! As you likely know, I'm an indie author which is a hipster-y way of saying I self-publish. One of the biggest struggles self-published authors face is promotion--how do we reach an audience, any audience, let alone the exact audience who would be interested in our books? And then, when we do find… Continue reading Help An Indie Author With Reviews

Vacancy

Funny Beta Reader Comments

My husband is one of my beta readers. He's definitely not my target audience, and he's not much into romance (says his eyes glaze over when I write about how somebody smells), but he is a fan of fantasy and has a BA in English, so he's not the worst pick. While I do have… Continue reading Funny Beta Reader Comments

Self Publishing, Vacancy

Looking for ARC Reviewers for The Weary Traveler

We're less than a week away from release, and now's the part where I really have to buckle down on promotion aka the worst part. The text is all done, well in advance this time which feels quite weird, so now I need to figure out how to get people to read it. I've got… Continue reading Looking for ARC Reviewers for The Weary Traveler

The Korinniad

Welcome, Fall & Korinniad Reviews

Well, not technically yet, but autumn is just around the corner, and September just feels like fall, doesn't it? I mean, not in the southern US where it's still in the high 80s with 90% humidity every damn day, but the word certainly evokes something like steaming teacups and spooky creakings and cool breezes. Another… Continue reading Welcome, Fall & Korinniad Reviews

Self Publishing

Get the ARC for She’s All Thaumaturgy Now!

I have officially set up the advanced reader's copy (advanced reviewer's copy?) of She's All Thaumaturgy on Booksprout, and now it's live! This is not the completely polished version of the book that will be released on June 28th (that's the date, by the way), but a version that still has one round of copyediting… Continue reading Get the ARC for She’s All Thaumaturgy Now!

Fun Stuff

Fred Durst’s “The Fanatic” – A Review (Kinda)

If you were with me last week, Dear Reader, you would know I wrote about my curiosity concerning what Fred Durst, lead singer of 00's rap/rock band Limp Bizkit, is doing now, and I discovered he's made a few movies including a brand new one starring John Travolta. As someone who loves both Grease and… Continue reading Fred Durst’s “The Fanatic” – A Review (Kinda)