Why I Sometimes Read Books I Don’t Like

The notion of 'getting hooked' on a book is alien to me. Sure, there are books that I love and that I'll happily read over and over again, but I've never experience that immediate "OMG, THIS BOOK!!"-feeling that some people seem to have. People talk about great opening lines and great first pages, and I... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

BETTER THAN THE SHINING! I finally get it. I went in completely blind with this. Hadn't heard a thing, other than that it was the follow-up to The Shining. Now, if this is what it feels like to read King novels when they're new and unknown, when your expectations aren't painted by years of hype... Continue Reading →

Why I Sometimes Don’t Like Prologues

Let me preface this by saying I always read a prologue, if it's there. I've realized that some people dislike them so much they'll just skip them altogether, and that's not where I'm at. If I'm reading a book, I read all parts of the book. Also, I don't mind them. There's nothing inherently bad... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Angel (Monster of Earth #2) by Patrick F. Johnson

This book follows on from Frank Ford's adventures, after he's been appointed by an alien race to be the custodian of Earth. (You can find my review of book 1 here if you want to get caught up.) In the second book, our focus is taken away from Earth and onto other exciting planets. The... Continue Reading →

The Gatewatch – Book launch and interview with author Joshua Gillingham

The Gatewatch is a fantasy novel with roots in Norse mythology and it releases today! I was lucky enough to chat with author Joshua Gillingham about his exciting debut.   Hi Joshua. Tell me about your book. I can guess what it's about from the cover, but what's the story?   Hello Trey! Thank you... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fate Unknown by Michelle Burden

The premise is simple: psychic woman helps police detective solve crime. It sounds a bit stereotypical when I put it like that, but the way it's executed is fascinating. Ann Marcus is our main character. She wasn't born with that last name, that was one she took as she got older. She took it after... Continue Reading →

Self-Help for Writers & Book Review: GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon

First of all: Great book. I haven't read many of these how-to-write books but this is one of my favorites. It's short and to the point, discussing the what, why, how of GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict. It's all you need to tell a good story, it's what going to make your characters come alive... Continue Reading →

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