Friday, May 30, 2014
I've shared these elsewhere, but I've yet to post them on the blog, so here we go. My sci-fi novella, Shifting Alliances, will be released in e-book format by MuseItUp Publishing this fall. The cover below is for the print version I will be putting out myself. I have also drafted the first two books in The Three Dragons Saga, which is a young adult fantasy series.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Today I am offering my short story, Three Miles Below, for free to anyone who is interested in reading it. This is a survival story with a hint of science fiction thrown in. While I would love to get more reviews for the book, leaving one is not mandatory. It's a gift from me with no strings attached. I wrote this story after going through the most difficult period in my life. The birth of my second son inspired me to write again, and this is the end result. Just leave a comment or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), and I'll be happy to gift you a copy in whatever format is convenient for you. Thank you.
"When an earthquake hits, Mackenzie and two of his co-workers are forced to take shelter in a refuge chamber three miles below ground, uncertain of the damage around and above them. Weighing their options, the three must decide whether to stay put or take their chances climbing to the surface, though making it to ground level is just half of the battle."
Saturday, May 17, 2014
A great start to the series...and I can't wait to read the second book.
I usually write long reviews, but I'm going to keep it simple with this one. This was a fun and entertaining read, and it really fulfilled my craving for a classic sword/sorcery book along the lines of Dungeons & Dragons. I absolutely loved the characters (all of them are engaging in their own way), so it's nice to know that more books follow. Otherwise, it would be a big letdown, because I found myself forming an attachment to each one of them.
There were some minor issues I had with the book, such as the story dragging in some places, multiple viewpoints in the same scene (not staying with the primary character's point of view), and different scenes bleeding into one another (no scene break in some instances). However, it didn't diminish my reading pleasure enough to give it four stars. I would probably rate it 4-1/2 stars, but it's still deserving of five stars when all is said and done.
I also plan on reading some of the other related series, which provide background/back stories for some of the individual characters. There are so many books to read, which is a good thing!