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Interview: Ben Tripp on The Accidental Highwayman, world-building, and more!

Interview: Ben Tripp on The Accidental Highwayman, world-building, and more!

You may know the name Ben Tripp from his Rise Again series, but his brand new book (something very different), The Accidental Highwayman (and his first book for teens), just came out! I’m thrilled that he stopped by to answer a few of my questions, so please give him a warm welcome! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us more about The Accidental Highwayman and what inspired you … Continue reading

We Are Not Good People by Jeff Somers

We Are Not Good People by Jeff Somers

We Are Not Good People by Jeff Somers (Gallery, Oct 7th, 2014)-Warning: I reviewed Trickster a while back, and this is the coverage of book 2 in the Ustari series, which is included in one volume here with Trickster, so there are inevitable spoilers for the first book. If you’re not caught up, feel free to catch my Trickster review. Otherwise, proceed at your own risk! I was blown away … Continue reading

Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, on feminism, fairy godmothers, and food

Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, on feminism, fairy godmothers, and food

Elissa Sussman’s debut fantasy, STRAY, just came out this month, and she kindly took a few moments out of her very busy schedule to answer a few of my questions. Please welcome her to the blog! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a bit more about Stray and what inspired you to write it? Thank you! Stray is an original fairy tale about fairy godmothers, feminism and food. I … Continue reading

Your weekly round up of ebooks under $5: SFF and Horror

Your weekly round up of ebooks under $5: SFF and Horror

You know the drill! All of these are under $5 and under, but who knows how long they’ll last, so get ‘em while they’re hot! Now, I have a Kindle, so I link to Kindle titles, but if you use another ebook platform, be sure to check those out, because quite often the discounts are universal. Enjoy!

November 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

November 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in SFF for November! What are you looking forward to? The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini (Picador-Nov. 4th) Synopsis-EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS TO START SOMEWHERE… Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that … Continue reading

Fierce Reads Tour Interview Recap and Giveaway with Marissa Meyer, Jessica Brody, Nikki Kelly, and Gennifer Albin!

Fierce Reads Tour Interview Recap and Giveaway with Marissa Meyer, Jessica Brody, Nikki Kelly, and Gennifer Albin!

Macmillan’s Fierce Reads Tour is in full swing, and on the 8th, I was lucky enough to interview the touring quartet before their event at the Irving Public Library. The interview was done in a conference room and I recorded it, but a transcriptionist I am not, so I’ll paraphrase the answers. Please note there was much giggling and hijinks during the interview. And no, alcohol wasn’t the cause, these … Continue reading

Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors, on heroes, why he tells stories, and more

Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors, on heroes, why he tells stories, and more

I’m thrilled to have another Simon451 debut author on the blog today! Please give a warm welcome to Trey Dowell, author of The Protectors! Also, be sure to check out the Simon451 NYCC schedule! Will you tell us more about THE PROTECTORS and why you wrote it? The Protectors tells the story of three unique people—the only meta-humans in existence—and how they struggle against not only the foreign enemies who want … Continue reading

Guest Post: Alis Franklin, author of Liesmith on Odin and urban fantasy

Guest Post: Alis Franklin, author of Liesmith on Odin and urban fantasy

Alis Franklin’s brand new book, LIESMITH, just came out this week and I’ve got a great guest post by Alis, so enjoy, and be sure to check out the new book! I grew up in a place called the Woden Valley. People don’t believe me when I tell them this, but I swear it’s a real place. You can look it up on Wikipedia. One of the satellite town centers … Continue reading

Discover a new book…that’s not so new: a list of my all time favorite reads.

Discover a new book…that’s not so new: a list of my all time favorite reads.

You know those books that you have warm fuzzies about, and still think about years and years later? I’m listing a few of those here, in the hopes that you’ll discover a new love, because love them I do, and hope you will too. Oh dear, that rhymed… These are in no particular order. SWAN SONG by Robert R McCammon-I read my parents’ beat up copy of Swan Song when … Continue reading

A chat with Rajan Khanna, author of Falling Sky, and a giveaway!

A chat with Rajan Khanna, author of Falling Sky, and a giveaway!

Rajan Khanna’s debut novel, FALLING SKY, comes out tomorrow from Pyr, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, and more! Also, courtesy of the lovely folks from Pyr, we’ve got 2 copies up for grabs, so be sure to fill out the widget below the post, and I’ll pick a winner on Oct. 15th (US only.) Congrats on the new book-it’s already gotten some … Continue reading

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