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Review: Clay

Clay
Clay by Tony Bertauski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I received this copy in exchange for a review.

WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers.

I have mixed emotions about this novel. Parts of it are so very well done, that the parts that come up a little short are glaring.
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Review: Into the Dark

Into the Dark
Into the Dark by J.A. Sutherland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DISCLAIMER: I received this copy in exchange for a review.

WARNING: This review contains mild spoilers.

This is not a hard (or even mild) science fiction story. You need to set your expectations from the start. _Into the Dark_ sets the stage as an epic space fantasy of operatic proportions. Once you wrap your mind around science-as-magic, this is a fast-paced, enjoyable read and, a wonderful introduction to Science Fiction for Middle-Grades to YA.
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I bring you tidings…

Foothold… the comfort and joy you get from this is entirely up to you.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. That happens from time to time as I think I’m getting busy. It’s cyclical.

Anywho, a lot has changed since April. Project Blackford blossomed into Foothold (clicky the picture <– for more awesomeness & to buy direct).

The free audio version is here. I do characterizations, and you’ll hear what the voices in my head sound like. I know, but listen anyway. Matter-of-fact, get the ebook and listen along while you read. Also available at Amazon & Smashwords.

Check this space for changes in the coming hours & days! Next year is going to be a doozy!

Project Blackford and Tales from the Archives

Way back in October I introduced Project Blackford, my super secret foray into the shared universe of some well known, well respected, and award winning authors. Much to my astonishment, I found I wanted to keep most of the information to myself.

My self esteem is just a bit more fragile than I realized.  I didn’t want to announce what I was doing for fear of failure, I mean, what if they didn’t like it? What if I made a big deal about writing a story for them and it just didn’t make the final cut?

Why don’t I stop whining and build some excitement instead?
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Review: Dawn’s Early Light

Affiliate LinkToday is the release day for Dawn’s Early Light, the third novel in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. This novel is a road trip!

In brief, Books and Braun are sent across the pond to consult with agents of The Office of the Supernatural and Metaphysical regarding a case of missing airships and run across my favorite set of villains, the House of Usher! From there a madcap adventure ensues, providing all the fun, gadgetry, and derring-do of the previous novels. There are cameos galore, the Ministry’s version of ‘Q-Branch,’ steam powered cars, pop culture Easter Eggs, and  a surprising twist at the end.

Saddle up, and be forewarned; spoilers abound!

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