Just finished Matriarch


Finished up Matriarch by Karen Traviss. As always, a great read. What’s not to love about a kick-butt female ex cop sent on an intergalactic mission who ends up flipping things (and people) on their heads? This is the third book in a series with a strong ecological theme.

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Traviss writes a great main character in Shan Franklin, who manages to be both human and a bit more than human throughout the series. The author also creates a very believable alien culture that Shan interacts with throughout the series.

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New SF Story Published in Spread the Love Antholgy


I’ve had a great experience getting Touch of the Traakyn published in the Spread the Love anthology from Ylva Publishing.

From story request through final edits, they were fun and educational to work with. And as a final icing on the cake, they put up an interview with me here.

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This and That Thursday – Books From My TBR Pile


Playing along this week with Terri Bruce’s blog meme, here are the latest two additions to my to-be-read pile.

First off, I trolled through the Gaylactic Spectrum awards short list for some new books to read. I pulled off most of the list, but the two here are the ones I’m most interested in starting.

20140102-184126.jpg. The first is From Tanya Huff. I’ve read some of her Valor series and love them, so I’m starting to branch out now. You can’t beet solid writing and a great sense of wit and timing, and that seems to be a constant in her stories so far. The Wild Ways is a sequel to The Enchanted Emporium, a series revolving around a witch family. This one follows a secondary character from the first book.

20140102-190129.jpg For this one, I’m venturing to a new author, JA Pitts. The cover image drew me in. Then the blurb, which talks about a woman who is a modern day blacksmith, Norse legends… What’s not to like?

That’s my latest additions to the TBR pile. How about you?

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