She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

“It’s only at the end of things that you come to any appreciation for what you’ve let slide by.” I have only read one other book this year with an ending so enthralling. Its name is Republic of Thieves. About a month back, a genre review website launched the exclusive cover reveal for this book,…

WIP Wednesday

Technically it’s Thursday, but I don’t live by the rules. This is a new thing I’m about to start for my writing part of the blog, to help the edits go by quicker and the creativity keep on pumping. I’ll post little things on Hump Day pertaining to my WIP. Sometimes it’ll be pictures; (most…

Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

“…without the teller, there can be no tale.” I find that whenever hype starts to surround a book, I find that my inner editor becomes more critical, especially when the words tacked on are “Most Underrated Novel of 2013.” I must disagree with that title. Black Feathers begins strong enough; it’s just the end you…

My Writing Journey: A Step

I was fourteen when a scene came to me, a man riding sluggishly through the midnight snowstorm. For weeks, it tormented my mind, so I wrote it down. I will admit that during that winter I experienced what I later found out to be depression. But while all that tumult in my head drug by,…

Critic/Blogger Fiasco With Authors

So the past weeks has been riddled with this problem that authors shouldn’t jump into reviews. I personally find this ridiculous. Yes, there’s the whole respect idea, but as a writer who’s had my work critiqued anonymously, I understand that some reviewers can be complete idiots and miss the point. If they need to be…

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

“The word was out – choose a side or choose a headstone.” It’s no surprise that I love the Prohibition Era. So when I saw that this book was hailed as one of the best noir novels of the past decade, I jumped aboard. What I found was a very interesting story underneath the trappings…