Tag: Fantasy

Book Review: King’s Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

Book Review: King’s Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

I love indie-publishing and indie-published authors. I love the support of the community, and I love supporting and helping fellow indie-authors. Unfortunately, when I read poorly edited indie novels I really want to go to the author and say “This was good, but it could be better” and help them polish it, and I usually can’t. This is one of those poorly edited novels.

The potential is all there. The characters are good, the plot is interesting, there are a lot of connections between things. Unfortunately, I wasn’t emotionally invested, and there are a few reasons for this. First of all, we’re never in one character’s POV Continue reading “Book Review: King’s Warrior by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt”

Book Review: Women of Kern by Maris McKay

Book Review: Women of Kern by Maris McKay

Ever since starting to develop Kersir (a desert-based fantasy world that my Dark War Trilogy characters kept referencing in character interviews) I’ve kept an eye out for other desert-based fantasy. The first I was able to get my hands on was Rebel of the Sands (review link), which was rather underwhelming, but I recently won Maris McKay’s Women of Kern in a giveaway and it was fabulous.

Women of Kern is a collection of novellas and short stories set in the deeply thought-out world of Kern. Each story Continue reading “Book Review: Women of Kern by Maris McKay”

Short Story Sunday: Salvation

Short Story Sunday: Salvation

I have another short story instead of a snippet this week, because I still haven’t made a lot of progress on my stories. (I have made more progress on writing-related stuff, just not actual drafts.) This is something of a mish-mash of genres, but it’s primarily sci-fi/post-apocalyptic and it was a lot of fun to write. Enjoy. :)


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Guest Character Interview: Narah Dagan

Guest Character Interview: Narah Dagan

This interview actually comes at an opportune time, because it gives me the perfect opening to share my best friend’s new blog! Allegra/Allie is the author that Narah belongs to, and she just started a blog called Of Rainy Days and Stardust Veins. She plans to share various thoughts on life, hearts (she’s working toward becoming a cardiologist and she’s super passionate about hearts), writing and art… pretty much everything. She’s awesome, her thoughts are really interesting to read and she tends to have a really poetic writing style… You should go check out her blog.

Narah is a character from Allegra’s novel Sigma, which is a really cool high fantasy she’s writing. Narah is looking to become the apprentice of the second main character, Nori (who’s amazing and kind of like Detren and really sweet and one of my favorites), and so far she hasn’t come up in the story itself but she’s appearing in the next chapter Allegra’s writing and I’m super excited to see how she is in story form. She appeared on the roleplay that Allegra and I are part of because Nori ended up talking about her and now she’s a cool character, so… yeah. I hope you enjoy her interview! Continue reading “Guest Character Interview: Narah Dagan”