This one’s funny but dark. Content warning for mentions of torture and attempted suicide. I was thirteen when the wizard took me. Opened a portal right under my feet. I fell through the fabric of the universe, screaming my throat raw, and landed in an ice-cold lake. Thank God my parents had paid for swimmingContinue reading “Short Story: Confessions of a Former Chosen One”
My podcast library isn’t very big (yet). I can fly through most novels in a couple of days and a comic in an afternoon, but podcasts, like TV shows, are more of a time commitment. So I tend to only listen to ones that I really, really like. I really, really like Inn Between. IfContinue reading “Listen to this Podcast: Inn Between”
The Florida Keys are awesome. There’s a reason I chose it as Dave and Val’s vacation destination when I wrote Kill Them All. And I’m happy to report that my trip went a lot better than theirs did and wasn’t interrupted by rocket launchers and complex, supervillain-related plots. 😉 In all seriousness, I had theContinue reading “Back from Vacation with Photos and Mini Book Reviews”
I’m going to be a witch this Halloween. I’ve got the hat and the black dress, and I just need to figure out my makeup. Witches have always been one my favorite paranormal beings. Maybe it’s the spells and potions or the feminist undertones. It could also be a side-effect of growing up reading HarryContinue reading “5 Short Stories About Witches (that you can read for free right now)”
Free ebooks are the best. They’re a great way for readers to try new series risk-free, and they help authors reach new audiences. But there’s just so many of them that it can be hard to find one you like. Free ebook Friday spotlights a free ebook I’ve personally read and enjoyed, and hopefully, it’llContinue reading “Free ebook Friday: Balanced on the Blade’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker”
Paperback and hardcover editions of The Ghost Machine have popped up on Amazon, which is super exciting. Clockmaker hasn’t been re-released yet, though, so what should you read while you’re waiting for another gothic steampunk novel? Here are a few similar books I’ve enjoyed that you might like, too.
Steampunk is a weird, niche little genre, when you think about it. Merriam-Webster defines it as “science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology.” That’s pretty darn specific. It’s not like the post-apocalyptic subgenre restricts its stories to the 23rd century, or space opera specifies the power source that spaceshipsContinue reading “Why Steampunk is the Little Black Dress of Speculative Fiction”