Review: MIND- Two Short Tales of Horror

Review: MIND- Two Short Tales of Horror

While I stopped to review the first half of “Soldiers of Earthrise Book 2,” I decided to give a quick read-through of EH Night’s third book, MIND. And this one is a QUICK one.  I’m not sure of the exact word length, but each story strikes me as on the cusp between flash fiction and […]

Goodbye Teens, Hello Roaring Twenties!

Goodbye Teens, Hello Roaring Twenties!

The Twenty-Teens were a decade of both calm regularity (Hey! No poop jokes!) and emotional whiplash. Lots of folks look back on what happened in their lives at the end of the decade and I’ll hop on the bandwagon myself. Hyperlinks are available if I’ve blogged about it. And if you’re wondering: Yes, I’m humble-bragging […]

When Authors and Critics Should Engage

When Authors and Critics Should Engage

A few weeks ago, there was a Twitter beef between an author and a critic who gave a negative review of her book. The author challenged the critique by saying the critic only read an ARC and the critic countered this by saying the final copy of the book had the same issues. The author […]

Review: Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall (TAS1)

Review: Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall (TAS1)

Back in early 2018, indie author Rae Knightly offered EARCS of Ben Archer and the Cosmic Fall (The Alien Skill Series Book 1) and I never got around to reading mine until now. Please accept my deepest apologies, Rae. Now that I’ve seen what a great story this was, I’m really kicking myself for not […]

Review: Soldiers of Earthrise Book 2- Earthlings

Review: Soldiers of Earthrise Book 2- Earthlings

Disclaimer: The first half of this book was read in EARC form so some things may be different from the final release available.  My review of Book 1 Not sure if it’s true, but Book 2 felt much longer than the first one.  Since this is Book 2 of a series, there will be spoilers […]

Write Critical Reviews, Not Negative Reviews

Write Critical Reviews, Not Negative Reviews

I was him-hawing about posting my review of Watersong because it was to be the first critical review on my blog. I even postponed it two days for this reason.  Some people are good at taking thoughtful criticism, and some aren’t. Hannah Conrad took my critical review in stride which was a relief. She even […]

Soldiers of Earthrise 2 Early Review Incoming

Soldiers of Earthrise 2 Early Review Incoming

Soldiers of Earthrise 2: Earthlings by indie sensation Daniel Arenson is going to drop Monday December 16, 2019. Daniel was nice enough to send me an EARC of the book for me to review on here. I’m hoping to post it before the release date, but I’m leaving that up to Daniel’s discretion.  My review […]

Review: Watersong by Hannah Conrad

Review: Watersong by Hannah Conrad

I stumbled upon Watersong as a featured book on Booksprout. It’s about a young Fey (fairy) boy named Aslan and a young woman named Briar who end up orphaned, discovering they are fire and water guardians respectively and go on a crusade against the evil Ishtak. While there were some good ideas and some spots […]

2019 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

2019 Las Vegas Small Business Saturday Recommendations

Hope you all enjoyed your black Friday shopping today. I’m going to keep this post short. On Small Business Saturday tomorrow, please keep these businesses in mind if you’re in the Las Vegas area… Amber Unicorn Bookstore Copper Cat Bookstore Dragon Castle Bookstore Dark Moon Coffee HI Coffee Cafe My Mother’s House Italian Restaurant Case […]

The “Phoebe Terese”

The “Phoebe Terese”

It was a rite of passage for every elementary school aged kid to watch “Magic School Bus” on PBS. It was a great show back in the day. Remember Phoebe Terese? She always beat the drum about how her “old school” was different. Well, every workplace has a “Phoebe Terese.” Well, at least until their […]