Book Spotlight: Moonchild by Aleister Crowley

Cheers Beardies! Here’s hoping you are well and life is swell wherever you are! Sadly I have less to report this time (life in Essex makes the average puddle look like a rave party). That said, I have now tried ‘Filthy Tramp Juice’ at a festival—an achievement sadly diminished by the foul taste of said […]

Book Spotlight: Everneath (An Everneath Novel, Book #1) by Brodi Ashton

Good Day, Beardies! Summer is flying by! It’s July already! Summers in the south are hot and humid; luckily we got our camping trip in before the heat set in. Virginia is steeped in so much history, we decided to make a trip of it and visit some of the Civil War battlefields here. Visiting […]

Book Spotlight: The Gathering (Darkness Rising #1) by Kelley Armstrong

Salutations, Beardies! Summer! That means summer vacation, right? Oh, if only I lived in a perfect world where summer vacation existed after elementary school…As it is, I’m only taking one summer class, which means that I do have some extra time to read. I read Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers Trilogy a couple years ago, and […]

Book Spotlight: The Exile’s Violin (Tethys Chronicles, Book 1) by R.S. Hunter

Evening Beardies! Even being busy with writing, networking, and a full time job, I’ve jammed in time to read. It allows me time to relax and gives me food for thought as to my own stories with possible plots, characters, twists, and settings. I personally love reading both favorites I’ve found in the past and […]

Book Spotlight: Order of the Dimensions by Irene Helenowski

Cheers Beardies! I do hope you are all well and enjoying life wherever you are. I have now completed my sojourn in Paris, which I thoroughly enjoyed (it is a city which I would recommend to all!), and I write this from surprisingly sunny Boreham, Essex (which is not a county I would recommend to […]

Book Spotlight: Fever (Chemical Garden Series, Book 2) by Lauren DeStefano

Good Day, Beardies! School’s out for summer! I love my job, but after 2 weeks of our routine being turned on its head due to state testing, I am ready for a break. I’m usually in “relaxation” mode until July; that’s when I get the itch to start planning for the fall. Until then, I […]

Book Spotlight: Wool (The Silo Saga, Part One) by Hugh Howey

Welcome back, Beardies! In this world of self-published fiction, I am always on the lookout for something self-published that holds my interest and manages to impress me with technical and storytelling skill. Sadly, these are rare finds. Wool is one of them. Granted, because I could download the novella onto my Kindle for free, I was leery […]

Book Spotlight: Defying Mars (Saving Mars Series, Book 2) by Cidney Swanson

Greetings and salutations, Beardies! Last summer, I had the honor of being a first reader of our friend Cidney Swanson’s Saving Mars. It was one of my favorite books of the year, and the reviewers over at Kirkus agreed with me, naming it one of the best books of 2012. In early December, Cidney asked […]