Saturday, July 23, 2011
Frida Fantastic has been a review site that I've frequented since I first found it months ago. She uses a five-star scale, and can be pretty brutally honest, which you'll find is a trend I appreciate. She doesn't just do book reviews and sometimes offers great advice on finding the right books.
Review Haven: Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Link)
Review Haven is a pretty recent find for me. One of the first things I noticed about the blog is that it provides a rating system of 1-10, and it doesn't trend towards only giving 7+, which seems to be a bit of a problem when looking for indie reviews, especially. Adam pulls no punches and I appreciate that.
Android Dreamer (Link)
Android Dreamer is a somewhat eclectic collection of sci-fi and fantasy and a great place to look for decent cyberpunk, which is one of Matt's favorite genres. He reviews books on a report card scale and offers pretty in-depth commentary. He's a recent find and from correspondence, he seems like a great guy.
The Scattering (Link)
This was one of those unfortunate stories of a gifted blogger getting in over her head. Grad school and review commitments ended up stagnating the blog for a long time, but she's getting back on track with discussions of recent big name fantasy authors and generous helpings of indies. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.
What about you guys? Have you found a great sci-fi or fantasy blog that you'd like to share? If so, I'd love to hear about them!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Title: Lucifer's Odyssey
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Series: Primal Patterns
Word count: 84,000
Lucifer languishes in an earthly prison, awaiting the apocalypse that will finally free him after 200,000 years. Before breaking loose, he discovers that the armageddom he set in motion will destroy the capital of Chaos, his home universe.
He travels back to Chaos and stumbles upon a bloody civil war devastating his homeland. The realm’s magic wielders are firmly under the control of a rival clan, and without their protection, Lucifer's family is in mortal peril. As old demon clan rivalries blossom and a new hostile universe expands across the known multiverse, Lucifer is faced with not only protecting Chaos from annihilation but also saving his rightful place on the throne.
Chapters (1-3): MOBI | EPUB | PDF
This is an extremely exciting time, and I couldn't have gotten here without the support of so many great friends, family, and the great folks at the Kindleboards. Be sure to check back here every week or so, as I plan on having contests for autographed paperbacks. Also, be sure to check out the Pink Snowbunnies in Hell anthology, which should be coming out August 15, 2011, and features one of my flash fictions Don't Mess with the Meadow.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Thanks so much for working with me, Jeanne. It was a pleasure talking and working with you, and I hope we can figure out a way to collaborate on something again in the future. I've included our rejected flash fiction below, along with Jeanne Miller's website.