Book Talk 8/18/17


Vivid and memorable characters aren’t born: they have to be made. This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory, your imagination and your soul. Award-winning author Orson Scott Card […]

Reading Links 8/14/17


Reading Links…8/15/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/08/wishing-heart-j-c-welker-giveaway/ Winner of the 2016 Rosemary awards for paranormal fiction. http://litworldinterviews.com/2017/08/11/recreance-the-aeternum-chronicles-book-1-bookreview-hgcbooks/ Can they unravel an ancient mystery? http://kriswrites.com/2017/08/12/an-eclipse-thrills-and-a-touch-of-the-fantastic/ Two new bundles. https://teripolen.com/2017/08/11/indie-author-friday-d-wallace-peach-indieauthor-scifi-fantasy/ Will she become the realm’s savior? Or executioner? https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/interview-grant-goodman/ Ninjas, spies, robots, and ghosts. https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/its-paranormal-paranormalromance-day-on-the-potl-blog-books-fridayreads-amreading/ Round-up of paranormal and paranormal romance. https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-cathyry-reviews-voyager-by-carlrackman-scifi-thriller/ They are coming.   MG/YA: […]

Book Talk 8/4/17


Book Talk…8/4/17 Traci Kenworth Red Rising by Pierce Brown 2014 Del Rey. I won this is a contest with FantasyLiterature. “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler   Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “I live for the dream that my children will be […]

Reading Links 8/1/17


Reading Links…8/1/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/07/mini-review-of-nimona-by-noelle-stevenson/ A deadpan epic. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/the-magicians-workshop-vol-two-by-christopher-hansen-and-j-r-fehr-bookreview-hansenfehr/ Where dreams become reality. https://phsolomon.com/2017/07/28/an-arrow-against-the-wind/ More action-packed and far grimmer than its predecessor. http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/07/28/july-offer-moschoudis-books-on-sale/ Paranormal romance and more. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/birthday-book-haul-2017-4-conan-the-phenomenon-by-paul-sammon/ This history spans Conan’s story. https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/07/29/colleens-book-reviews-the-panther-moon-book-3-in-the-secret-warrior-series-by-author-beth-trissel/ The last book in the Secret Warrior series. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-book-review-of-scarlet-moon-by-sd.html Destiny can pick someone else. http://www.autumnwriting.com/epic-fantasy-extravaganza-bundle/ Nine high-ranked authors. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/07/27/protecting-bedlam-how-to-preserve-your-relics-part-1/ […]

Reading Links…7/25/17


Reading Links…7/25/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-book-review-of-defy-stars-by-claudia.html She’s a soldier. He’s a machine. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/07/when-star-wars-and-ya-unite-rebel.html The story of a young Jyn. http://teripolen.com/2017/07/21/indie-author-friday-martin-allen-indieauthor-ya-fantasy/ A snowflake can start an avalanche. http://kriswrites.com/2017/07/22/a-binge-readers-delight/ Sf & F bundle available till Aug. 9th. https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/book-haul-gods-hammer-and-ravens-feast-by-eric-schumacher/ Brothers clash in a fight for Norway’s throne. https://www.amwritingfantasy.com/fantasy-author-jesper-schmidt/ The Keystone Bone trilogy.   MG/YA: http://middlegrademania.blogspot.com/2017/07/salt-to-sea-wins-carnegie-medal-for.html A fictional […]

Reading Links 7/18/17


Reading Links…7/18/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/07/the-leaning-pile-of-books-291/ In Angland, men have the magic but women attend to the politics. Cassandra never followed the rules. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/a-gathering-of-ravens/ Grimnir is a monster, literally. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/nemesis-games/ Provides the backstory. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-mira-prabhu-c-s-boyack-and-darlene-foster/ Three authors featured fantasy to short stories to supernatural.   MG/YA: http://middlegrademania.blogspot.com/2017/07/new-kids-fantasy-book-seer-of-guilde.html Marcus sets out to rescue his mother from […]