Uncategorized

Ash: Return of the Beast

What a great story–fast paced and exciting, right to the end. A series of bizarre murders leads FBI Special Agent Rowena Ravenwood and Lieutenant Brian Kane of the Seattle Police into a labyrinth of rock stars, ancient magick and the spirit of Aleister Crowley, whose goal is to unleash hell on Earth. Can they stop him in time?

One thing, though. What is it with e-books? I’ve never seen so many misspelled words and the like in my life. It’s really jarring and takes me right out of the story. It’s too bad, you know?

The Kindred Curse Anthology

The most interesting thing about The Kindred Curse Anthology is that it reads backwards. The first of five stories is set in the present, and the last story is set in 1886. The character that connects them is Xavier, a powerful vampire. The stories revolve around a family whose lineage includes blood that is especially craved by vampires. The stories chronicle their harrowing escapes (or not) from the night creatures who hunt them. I thought the book especially well written with an ear for language that made it flow.

Interview With Monica Leonelle

Hi, everybody. In the next few days, I’ll be interviewing Monica Leonelle, author of SocialPunk. Here’s the blurb:

Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.

I’ve read the book, and it is super. I look forward to sharing Monica’s insights with you. Until then…

The Underground Cover

Here’s the cover for The Underground. Pretty cool, huh? .4084469_Cover_Proof_3715152 (1)

Dewey’s Read-a-thon!

I’m participating in Dewey’s April 2012 Read-a-thon this year. What is it? Well, you read for 24 hours straight, or for as long as you can. It starts on April 21, 2012 at 8 AM East Coast time, and ends at 8 AM on the 22nd. This is great–an excuse to sit around and read all day without feeling guilty about procrastinating on all the chores that need to be done!

Here’s the link to sign up: http://24hourreadathon.com/2012/03/21/reader-sign-ups-are-here/

Happy reading!

Here She Is! Karina Fabian!

Hi, all!

Do I have goodies for you, today! As promised here’s our interview with the fab Karina Fabian, author of Live and Let Fly, her newest book coming out April 20, 2012. So let’s dive in!

Karina Fabian

1. Tell us about yourself–the part you tell everyone.

Official Bio Alert! Karina Fabian breathes fire, battles zombies with chainsaws and window cleaner, travels to the edge of the solar system to recover alien artifacts, and had been driven insane by psychic abilities. It’s what makes being an author such fun. She won the 2010 INDIE Award for best fantasy for Magic, Mensa and Mayhem (her first DragonEye, PI novel) and the Global E-Book Award for best horror for Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator. She’s an active member of Broad Universe and the Catholic Writers’ Guild, and teaches writing and marketing online. When not writing, she enjoys her family and swings a sword around in haidong gumbdo. Learn more at http://fabianspace.com

2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved writing and telling stories, but I got serious in 1996, when I was a stay-home mom with toddlers. It was a way to escape, have some adult conversation, make a little money and have fun. I started mostly with non-fiction, and moved to fiction around 2003, when Rob made Major and we felt financially secure.

3. Is being a writer anything like you imagined it would be?

Yes and no. It’s as much fun as I’d hoped, but… Continue reading

Live and Let Fly!

Watch this space on Sunday, April 15th for an interview Karina Fabian and her guest post!

Coming April 15th–Interview with Karina Fabian!

Hey, everybody! Get ready for a one-on-one with Karina Fabian! I’m a stop on her “Live and Let Fly” blog tour, and I’m proud to host her. Get to know Vern, a Dragon P.I., his magic-slinging nun sidekick and their incredible world. Remember–April 15th! Tax Day!

Follow Me!

I have a new page that lets folks follow my blog. Look to your right. It says Follow Me! So what are you waiting for?

Check This Out

Apparently, Paypal and Amazon are engaging in reader censorship. Both have banned books featuring certain types of sex between consenting adults, for example.

A slippery slope, indeed.

http://theselfpublishingrevolution.blogspot.com/2012/02/slippery-slope-erotica-censorship.html?spref=fb