Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop

While you're here, be sure to check out The Goddess's Choice. It will make a great Christmas gift for the fantasy lover in your life. The Kindle or Nook version is only $.99 through January 1. And be sure to enter the Christmas Wishes Blog Hop contest. You can win a Kindle Paperwhite, A Nook Glow, and a $90 choice gift card for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Both Tablets will come with a book bundle!!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, October 22, 2012

What I've Been Reading

I've joined some reading and writing groups on and have been reading their offerings. I'm going to use my blog to review these books.

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines. The novel tells the story of a librarian who can reach into any book and pull out whatever it describes from disruptor guns to Alice in Wonderland "Drink Me" potions. He is up against vampires of every variety that has ever been written about from sparkly Twilight vampires to the southern vampires of Charlaine Harris. I rated it 3 stars. I enjoyed the book, but I had a few problems with it. The first is simply personal preference. Since he can pull anything out of a book, he frequently uses sci-fi books and gets the described weaponry. This way he mixes fantasy with science fiction. I am not a science-fiction fan and prefer my fantasy a little purer. Second, the romance didn't work for me. It wasn't developed enough, and I don't buy the conclusion he comes to in the end. The whole romance has a YA feel to it without a YA solution. I think it should have been either left out (which would hurt the book) or spent more time on so that you could truly feel their attraction to each other.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Early Release of Novel

I just got word for my publisher that The Goddess's Choice, which I thought was coming out next Fall, is coming out next month instead. I'm a little nervous about doing publicity for it. I'm not good at that kind of thing. I've never been one who liked to stand out in a crowd, much more the fading into the background type, and I like personal thing to stay personal. But I want the book to do well, which will mean book signings, readings, and interviews. I hope I'm up for it.