So, full disclosure: I received an e-ARC of this book from my publisher, in hopes I might give words of praise for it. Even before I met John Haas, and The Reluctant Barbarian had only been pitched to Renaissance at CanCon 2016, this book had me at the title. That would have been enough to intrigue … More The Reluctant Barbarian: Brilliantly Funny
I only met Stephen Graham King online, when he asked to write for the Spoonie Authors Network. It took about five minutes for me to like him, and I’m probably exaggerating by four minutes. I’d heard author ’Nathan Bourgoine rave about Stephen’s space operas, so I decided to read Soul’s Blood, the first of his Maverick Heart Cycle … More Soul’s Blood: A Space Opera with a Triad of Awesomeness
Truth be told, I thought perhaps there was something wrong with author Caroline Fréchette. They kept enthusiastically going on and on and on about some book called Tremontaine, insisting that we all read it. Finally, not wanted to incur Caro’s eyebrows of wrath, I bought the eBook version. And now, after reading it, I can say … More Tremontaine: binge-worthy and full of chocolate!
Some people can write a tome and not really tell a decent story, but then authors like ’Nathan Bourgoine can create an entire lifetime—or two—in a short work of fiction that cuts right to the soul. In Memoriam follows the story of James, an editor who has just been given a diagnosis that will debilitate and … More In Memoriam: A lifetime or two within a short story
How am I supposed to resist reading a book that begins with, “When Nathan came to, the dead girl was crying. He was relatively sure she wasn’t supposed to do that.”? Let me explain the title of this review. Last Thursday while I was taking a walk and about to take a sip of juice, … More Making a Living: More Potent than a Toxic Beetle