Author Spotlight: Irene Radford

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Irene Radford was born Phyllis Irene Radford in 1950. Among other things, she is a passionate and native Oregonian, a historian, a lace-maker, a writer of... Continue Reading →


Book Review: Call of Fire by Beth Cato

Call of Fire is the second book in Beth Cato's steampunk alt-hist adventure series Blood of Earth. Summary: When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Demon Haunted by Ashe Armstrong

Bit of a disclaimer, the author is a friend of mine and I received this book as a backer reward for its Kickstarter campaign. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way. Summary: Grimluk is an orc with one purpose: hunting demons. For the past month, Grimluk has traveled with his... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Catching Up From Last Week!

Well, not much to report. I did manage to read a bunch of books in the last week but not many of them were SFF. I was sick for half of the week which really messed with my audiobooking and reading schedule in general. But, I'm feeling much better now and back on track, ready... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless by Gail Carriger is the fifth and final book in her Parasol Protectorate series. Summary:  Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Warden’s Purpose by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

This is a review for the TBRindr project hosted at The Weatherwax Report. This project aims to match up self published and indy authors with reviewers that may be a good audience for their book. If you’re a self-published author looking for folks to review your work or if you’re a reviewer looking for more... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Orc Westerns, Finishing up DWJ, Starless (!!!), Even More Dresden, and Fantasy Rome

Well, last week I didn't get as much reading accomplished as I wanted so I still have Demon Haunted by Ashe Armstrong to get to this week. This is a weird western and should be pretty fun! I'm almost finished up with House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones on audio. So far this... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals!

Recently I stopped in at one of the local new/used book stores that I love. It's been a while since I've been there because due to circumstances they had to move locations at the end of last year. The new location is closer but much smaller. Still, I managed to find some books anyway! Of... Continue Reading →

2018 Mid-Year Update: Favorite Reads + Reading Goals Progress

Earlier this year I did a post about my reading goals for 2018 so I thought since it's June  (somehow, already--where did the time go?) I thought I'd take a look to see how I'm doing. Reading Goals Progress Goodreads Challenge - Read at least 100 Books I'm currently sitting at 74 books read and... Continue Reading →

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