Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis

Don’t you just love the cover? The colors blend very well, red and black. That silhouette of a smoking gangster perfectly encapsulates the narrator, a fallen angel impersonating some Philip Marlowe. That detail is shown off by the stunning wings. Really eye catching. Then you have the cityscape in the background. I mean, if I…

Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth Cover Reveal!

So, I’ve got exciting news. First cover reveal. And I’m chuffed to say it’s for an awesome friend of mine, Andrez Bergen. You all know how much I rave about his work, so I thought it was time to help his (and the artist’s) career out a little more. Hype is never a bad thing,…

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

“Unity, I thought, implies the possibility of disunity. Beginnings imply and require endings.” Very rarely does a book strike such a differing chord with me. No, I’m not waffling on about the New Weird genre; I’m saying that, honestly, I’m divided on this book. It’s going to take a lot of explanation. Bear with me.…

Spotlight Sunday

Once again, something new and fun for genre lovers. It’s Spotlight Sunday, where I showcase an interesting book of the week. (I’ll try hard not to review it that week. And to continue with the alliteration.) So, the first Spotlight Sunday is dedicated to Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes, which is coincidentally a Kindle Daily Deal.…

Celebration and Stuff

So, um, today is my blog’s first birthday. (I think.) Kinda forgot about it, considering Texas is freezing over and Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary is today. Takes precedence over some things, but y’know. I’d love to throw around some stats, state my views or number of reviews, but that’s just numbers. I did receive my…

A Dance of Blades by David Dalglish

“’Stay with me,’ he said. ‘I bled for you. Least you could do is survive.’” I regret to say that Grimdark is beginning to lose its luster. I have nothing wrong with delving into the familiar territory of gritty, medieval fantasy, but if the strain continues like David Dalglish’s Shadowdance series, I might have to…

WIP Wednesday

As you can tell by my sporadic postings of this thing, I’ve thought about changing it to Whatever Wednesday. Bad jokes aside, the reason for my general quietness is work. Lots and lots of work. I’ve got essays and other crap flowing out my ears; tons of books backlogged to review. Not fun. On top…