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Short Reads for Shorter Days

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If you're anything like me, you may find that time is something you seem to have less and less of as each day passes. And if you're like me, you probably also start out every year with high hopes of accomplishing some pretty big things. Well, friends, I probably don't need to tell you that this doesn't always have a way of working out...
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Me and some of my fantastic author friends are here to help you accomplish at least one goal for 2017! A lot of us started the year by participating in the annual Goodreads Reading Challenge. And a lot of us are now looking at the end of the year fast approaching and realizing there is not a lot of time to finish reading all of those books you swore you would. (Book a week? Who has time for that?)
Which is where we come in. The following 11 authors are also short story writers and guess what? Short stories count towards your reading challenge! Take a look at the various books being offered below, ranging from so short you can r…

Sequels are like any other film, they're either a benefit or a hazard...

If you've stuck with me since the early days, back when I still blogged fairly regularly about subjects other than my own writing and how scatterbrained I can be, you might remember my fondness for Blade Runner. As such, it would not be weird to assume I saw Blade Runner 2049 and you're likely wondering why I haven't given my review yet. Well, truth be told, I have not seen Blade Runner 2049.

Yet.
There are a number of reasons why, but I need to make it clear right now that no, the sequel's existence will not "ruin my childhood." Yes, I might curmudgeonly state that the appearance of Harrison Ford as Deckard goes against what I myself firmly believe in regards to the original, but should a reasonable explanation be given, I'd be okay with this. Maybe. From what I've seen in the promotional short films (that I'll get to in a minute), I'm not sure I want to buy into what I think is the rationale. But nothing that comes after a thing I once like…

Cover Reveal! The Princess Rebellion is Now Available for Pre-order

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I am pleased to announce that The Princess Rebellion, the second book in The Kyroibi Trilogy, has been published to Amazon and the Kindle Edition is now available for pre-order! Which of course, brings us to the cover! Once again, I was fortunate enough to have original art by Missy Sheldrake. This time around, Missy had three leading ladies to contend with and I think she did a great job of portraying them all. So without further ado, here is the Kindle Edition cover for The Princess Rebellion, along with the synopsis:

Although Ellie always wanted to save the world, she never wanted to rule it. But as the true master of the Kyroibi and heir to the Korghetian throne, she’s now expected to do both. Worse, she’s also expected to play nice with the other leaders of the Ghowrn Alliance, including the overbearing Prince Gevandar, who sees her as nothing more than a weapon to unleash upon the Huptsovian Empire.
When imperial ships are discovered lurking in Ghowrn space, war becomes inevitabl…