Spotlight Sunday

Well, y’know, it’s near the holidays. And for all you 70 some odd followers of this blog, I know the perfect gift. It’s a book, of course. I don’t do fancy electronic promotions. No, I promote books. All of you know one of my favorite authors is Andrez Bergen. Sometimes I think people see 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…

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

“Sometimes even the most clever man can outsmart himself.” Back in the early 1900s, serial fiction was a popular medium for novels. David Dalglish’s first book in the Shadowdance series, A Dance of Cloaks, reminds me highly of the pulpy yesteryears. That’s no insult, not directly at least. Dalglish can write chapter endings very well,…

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,…

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen

“Every goddamned thing about this Test grated. And let’s be honest here: ‘grated’ is just the wrong word to use. Maybe ‘vexed’ is better? I always liked the sound of ‘vexed.’ It was comfortingly old-school, like something that someone in a Jane Austen adaptation would utter, in a steely British accent, after he mopped his…

Who Is Killing The Great Capes of Heropa? By Andrez Bergen

“…flick through pages defining an alien realm in which justice was king and superheroes fought the good fight to uphold dignity and equality. There was laidback humour in them, too, a sunny-side-up sense of cheeky bravado – since the world wasn’t the dystopia that existed just outside the door to his box.” I woke up…

Three by Jay Posey

“Hope can only be offered and snatched away so many times before it becomes a mockery.” Science Fiction, as a broad genre, has always had a harder edge to its style than its cousin Fantasy. Back in the 80s and 90s it started its love affair with the Hardboiled subgenre, creating Cyberpunk as we know…

No Return by Zachary Jernigan

“Men, he knew, often hid their intentions from themselves.” I want to begin by saying that I’m very grateful for receiving this book free of charge from the author. Not an ARC, but a gift you could say. To that I am very thankful. No Return is a very strong science fiction debut, one of…