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Write On! Special Meet an Author Edition with S. Usher Evans

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Help! My blog has been taken over by pirates! Okay, not really. Today I'm hosting S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series. Read on to learn more about this fantastic author and the kick-ass space pirate she has given us.

*Waves* Hi there, I'm S. Usher Evans, author of the Razia series, and taking over Christina’s blog today, promoting my new book Alliances, the second book in the Razia series. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. Book 1, Double Life, is out and is abso-toot-ly free. (Obvs, you should read that first…) The Razia series is about a woman dealing with a lot of inner demons while trying to balance lives as a scientist and space pirate bounty hunter. In Double Life, she comes to understand that she has to accept both sides of herself in order to be happy. Alliances is all about trust and friendship between Lyssa and another very strong-willed woman. In the spirit of their friendship, I've swapped blogs with Christina for the day (be sure to check o…

The Sentient Being In My Pocket

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Back in June of 2013 I wrote thispostabout how awesome it was to have computing power in the palm of my hand. At the time I was using an HTC Evo 4g LTE, which, while only being about 8 months old at the time, was not the latest and greatest. But still, it was a powerful tool and continued to be one of my greatest resources up until last week, when Eva the Droid began her death throes.
   To be fair, this wasn't the phone's fault entirely. I could have put more effort into nuking the unnecessary apps and deleting the thousands of random pictures that were already stored in the mythical cloud. I probably could have also figured out a way to remove some of the bloatware that was added by my network and the manufacturer. But I didn't. Honestly, I was too fed up with missed texts, so I went a'shoppin'.
   I got a new phone. Not just any phone. I got the Nexus 6.
   I won't pretend that I put a lot of time and thought into researching different models in order …

Princess Robot Commander and the Case of the Literary Identity Crisis

When it comes to ideas for stories, most authors aren't hurting. In fact, I'd wager most authors have more ideas than time. I know I do. At the moment, I'm working through a series that will have seven books in total. Sure, that is a daunting number, but I'm planning on splitting up the series and starting on something different after I have the first three or four written. Right now, my problem is that 'something different.'   You see, I began writing a book last summer that managed to become a trilogy. I put it aside because I had planned that if I was ready to dive into a series, it would be this one, Rise of the Discordant, because I've been throwing this idea around since the days of dial up and my BrotherSuperPowerNote. The book and eventual trilogy that I put aside was to be called Princess Robot Commander.    Well... That might have changed again. The story, a very light SciFi, clean romance with a moral message, will definitely be written. This …

Write On! Indie Book Reviews #5 Girl Power Edition

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Before I begin my long overdue review segment, I'd like to take a moment to explain my review process. All of the books you see here have earned a minimum of four stars from me. All were books that I read because I thought I would enjoy them. I write this segment to bring attention to indie published books that I enjoyed and feel others who like to read genre fiction will enjoy. Though I make the occasional exceptions, my reviews are mainly of science fiction and fantasy books written by female authors.      I don't take submissions for reviews. Nor do I write reviews for books that I don't like. I'm the kind of person who either loves something or hates it. I rarely find much use for the three star rating and the reason I don't write one or two star reviews is simple self preservation. I am an author and rather than find myself the target of a retaliation review, I prefer to quietly forget the books I didn't love.
   Now that the particulars and disclaimer…