Thursday, June 30, 2011

What's it all about?

I'm a member of an online writing community and one day another writer asked anyone who wanted to reply what they said when someone asks them what their books are about. My reply? I mumble something about dragons, blush, and look at the floor. Not the best response, but I'm rather shy in person and when this questions comes up my mind tends to go blank. So, since I'm a better writer than I am a talker, I thought I'd take a moment to tell you what my books are about.

Flight Of Dragons: Charles gets shanghaied by a crazed sea captain and pressed into leading the hunt for a dragon, across the homeland that he fled years before. What he finds, is a past he tried to leave behind and a threat that endangers the life of every living thing in the place he once called home.

Shadow Of The Dragon: Micayta and Pytaki, two siblings whose world is gripped in an endless winter, must flee their home after a dragon's attack. During their flight, they meet a mysterious stranger. Is he an ally or an enemy? Micayta isn't sure, but she'll have to face a secret from her past and learn to trust again, or her world will die.

Time Of Shadows Series ( A five book series): The Dark God, Ryu, seeks to re-enter the world of men through a portal that's been locked for centuries, while the God of Light, Basale, seeks to stop him. Caught in the middle of this battle between the gods are the men and women of the kingdom of Phalindros. The mortals are like pieces on a chessboard, each god moves his pieces as they try to outmaneuver each other. But the humans can only be influenced so far before free will kicks in. Free will is the wild card. Will the humans walk the paths the gods intended, or will they choose their own way? The gods can see much further than the humans, but even they can't see how the game will end.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book Review: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

What can I say? It's a Stephen King book, so naturally I loved it. You never know what you're going to get when you open a Stephen King book. This one is aliens. Not my favorite subject for reading, but I liked it. I think, for me, it's the characters. King's characters always seem so real. Plus, you never know who's going to make it and who isn't. In this book, the relationship between Gard and Bobbi is really touching, even after everything goes horribly wrong, and I thought the book ended perfectly.
My brother once accused me of being obsessed with Stephen King. I told him I am not obsessed, I am a fan. There's a difference. I'm not going to abduct Stephen King and chop off his feet. Even if I did find his car wrecked on the side of the road. Not being a Stephen King fan, my brother didn't get the allusion.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I sent Elfblood to my edtior at Champagne Books and she said it had promise but needed a little more work. So, once I finish my current project I'll be working on Elfblood and getting it ready to resubmit. My current project, Firebrand, should be finished within the week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book Review: The Destroyer Goddess by Laura Resnick

This is the sequel to The White Dragon, and continues the story of Sileria and the effort to free the land from the control of the Waterlords. I loved this book. The characters and the world itself leaps off the pages. It's a complex story, filled with surprising twists and turns and plenty of strong emotion. If you're a fan of sword and sorcery, splashed with romance and betrayal, this two part series is one you don't want to miss.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Review: The Devil's Kiss by William W. Johnstone

I did not like this book. At all. It's about Satan's minions trying to take over a small town while a band of God's people try to stop them. Which would have been fine, if the book didn't have so many things wrong with it. To begin with, the prologue was the ending of the book. Strike one. The characters constantly call each other by name during conversations, sometimes two or three times in the same paragraph. Strike two. Now, I was willing to overlook all that and give the book a chance, but then we hit strike three. The book is nasty. The level of nasty in this book was so offensive that I could not finish reading it. Seriously, a book like this should come with a warning label. I'm not going to get into detail, but if this book was a movie it would be rated X.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Book Review: Trapped by Chris Jordan

This book was okay. I liked the way the most important characters each had a secret. It was finding out the truth of these secrets that kept me reading more than the plot itself. The book is about a mother trying to find her daughter, whom she is convinced has been kidnapped. There is no mystery going on here. You see the story through several viewpoints, so you pretty much know what's happening. I thought this lessened the tension somewhat.