Reviews

#indieluv

This was supposed to be a brief and jolly post, just enough to point you to this fantastic listing of independently published and small press books, available right now for your reading and gift-buying pleasure. … but then, I was going to talk about #indieluv, as well. I don’t often talk about #indieluv (I usually […]

A terrible admission

I’m terribly bad about leaving reviews. Yeah, me: I should know better. The worst of it is that when I run through my list of stock excuses I realise very quickly that they are all things that I know are not really true. For my own future reference, then, and for the benefit of anyone […]

Cutthroats & Curses

The Anthology Club presents its second collection. This time it’s pirates, and this time I’m on board. I always feel a little uneasy assigning a star rating to a book that I have a stake in, so: just words, and you must consider this a review of the ten elevenths of this anthology that have […]

Must try harder

I’m really not a consciously analytical reader, and that’s a shame. There are a few books, books that I’ve known for a long time, books that I’ve read again and again (books like Nevil Shute’s Lonely Road, for example) that I’ve actually thought about enough, over time, to write a bloggable review of. There are […]

Soul of the Universe

I rarely write reviews long enough to merit a blog post, except of books I have loved a long time and know well enough to have mused over in idle moments. Brief and relatively unfocussed enthusiasm is more my usual mark for recent acquaintances, but as I have an advance review copy of Soul of […]

Find the Lady

Well, it’s out, and creeping into the usual range of outlets. For now it’s available from Amazon (UK & USA), Barnes & Noble, iTunes and, of course, Smashwords. Who is the girl currently calling herself Kathryn Blake? Where does she come from and . . . where does she belong? To her potential employer, collecting […]

Tales by the Tree

I’ve been an intermittent presence here recently, so it’s a delight to come back, not only with pictures and links (a proper blog, no less) but with an announcement that’s far more exciting than I expected it to be. Although I didn’t link to them at the time (what with my stated views on premature […]

#Smashwords31 Arbitrarily defined period 15

On Goodreads this was posted in time for my self imposed midnight July 31st deadline, but – forgive me – I couldn’t face putting all the links in again, and I took the RSS feed off a few months ago so . . .  Well, I didn’t give up, but I did get distracted – […]

#Smashwords31 Week 3 (they’re my rules and I’ll change them if I want to)

#Smashwords31, the story so far: During July, Smashwords are running a summer / winter sale (this acknowledgement that a July sale is not a summer sale the whole world over is typical of the Smashwords approach), during which Smashwords authors are encouraged to slap on a discount and join the site-wide promotion. I did so, […]

#Smashwords31 Day 15: short but heartfelt

Just a quickie to say I’m loving Dan Klinefelter’s The Wind Maiden. Immediately involving, great dynamic between the leads, lovely grungy background detail. This has just vaulted straight to the top of my things to read properly when this is over list.

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