The 2015 Derringer Award Finalists have been announced!

Since 1998, the Derringer Awards have recognized outstanding published short mystery fiction and people who’ve greatly advanced or supported the genre. They are awarded by The Short Mystery Fiction Society and winners will be announced on March 31st. This is a special year, however, since one of my reviewers, the awesome Angel Luis Colón, is… Read more »


March 2015 New Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Here are the new releases in SF, Fantasy, and Horror for March 2015. Behold the awesome!  


March 2015 New Releases in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

Here are the new releases in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for March 2015. You’re sure to find something to fatten up your TBR list!                    


Mystery and Suspense Kindle Deals Under $5

You know the drill, gang. All awesome, all under $5, but always double check before clicking that buy button!                          

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Cover Reveal: The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu

Whoot! Here’s the cover of The Rebirths of Tao by Wesley Chu, coming up April 7 from Angry Robot Books, with cover art by Stewart Larking. About The Rebirths of Tao: Many years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao: the world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions, and is poised… Read more »


Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Eterna Files, chats with me about the new book, and more!

The awesome Leanna Renee Hieber is on the blog today to talk about her new book, The Eterna Files, and more! Please give her a warm welcome! A traveling circus, a compound that grants immortality and 1882 London…I’m in! Will you tell us more about The Eterna Files? Thank you! I’m thrilled you’re in, and… Read more »


I’ve Rounded Up 60 SFF and Horror Kindle Titles Under $5

All of these awesome SFF and Horror titles are under $5, but get ‘em while they’re hot, because sometimes they don’t last!                      


Interview: John Love, on His New Book, Evensong, and More (+ Giveaway)

Please welcome John Love to the blog! His new book, Evensong, just came out in January and he stopped by to answer a few of my questions. Please give him a warm welcome! **Also, courtesy of Night Shade Books, we’ve got one copy of Evensong to give away to one lucky US winner, so be… Read more »


My Bookish Ways Welcomes Justin Howe

I’m very excited to welcome Justin Howe to the My Bookish Ways team! Justin will be reviewing SFF/Horror, and I’m psyched that I snagged him. Here’s more about Justin: Justin Howe is a product of late 20th century New England. An avid reader, he’s written reviews for Strange Horizons, Innsmouth Free Press, and Tor.com. His… Read more »


Read This: Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason

Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason (Gallery Books, February 3, 2015) – I have a thing for Hitchcock. The man knew how to spin a good yarn and dangle tantalizing little clues, all the while beckoning you closer to an ending you’d never suspect. So when the book description for Jamie Mason’s Monday’s Lie included the… Read more »

  • Top 10 Must Read Titles of March 2013 (Mystery/Suspense)

    Yesterday, I gave you my 10 most anticipated reads for March 2013 in SF/F/Horror. Today I’ve got the 10 books that I’m especially looking forward to in the mystery/suspense category (click on the covers to pre-order)! Donnybrook by Frank Bill (FSG-March 5th) Synopsis-The Donnybrook is a three-day bare-knuckle tournament held on a thousand-acre plot out… Read more »

  • Interview: Karen Heuler, author of The Inner City

    Karen Heuler is the author of numerous short stories and four novels. Her newest collection of short stories, The Inner City, just came out from ChiZine, and Karen was kind enough to answer questions about herself, the stories, and much more! Please welcome Karen to the blog! Karen, will you tell us a bit about… Read more »

  • Suspense Giveaway: The Dark Pool by JE Fishman

    Not too long ago, I reviewed the wonderful, and unique, Cadaver Blues at Crime Fiction Lover, and I’m so excited to offer a copy of The Dark Pool, his newest thriller, to one lucky winner! Suspense/thriller fans should love this one! About THE DARK POOL: This market’s a KILLER. Three men’s lives on a knife’s… Read more »

  • Top 10 Must Read Titles of March 2013 (SF/F/Horror)

    Here are the 10 11 books that I’m especially looking forward to in Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for March! What titles are you looking forward to?  The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Scholastic-March 1st) Synopsis-A heart-stopping story of love, death, technology, and art set amid the tropics of a futuristic Brazil. The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers… Read more »

  • Suspense Interview: Marianne Wheelaghan, author of Food of Ghosts

    Please welcome Scottish suspense author Marianne Wheelaghan to the blog! Her newest novel, Food of Ghosts, just came out last year, and Marianne was kind enough to answer a few questions about the novel, why she writes, and more! Will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Did you always want to… Read more »

  • 2012 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot!

    Every year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named, of course, for Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula. A few weeks back, I posted the preliminary ballot for the awards, and today, the final ballot is out! Here I’ve listed the fiction nominees, but you can visit the Bram… Read more »

  • Interview: Suspense author Rex Kusler

    Rex Kusler is the author of the Las Vegas Mystery series and his new thriller, Family, just came out this month! Rex was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, so please welcome him to the blog! Rex, you’re the author of four novels, and your fifth book, Family, just came out! Will… Read more »

  • 2012 Nebula Award Finalists

    The SWFA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) has announced their 2012 Nebula Award, Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy! Winners will be announced at the Forty-Eighth Nebula Awards Weekend, which is held May 16-19th, 2013! Behold the awesome, and… Read more »

  • Interview: Mark Alpert, author of Extinction

    Mark Alpert is the author of the brand new thriller Extinction, and was kind enough to answer a few questions about the book, the science, and more! Please welcome Mark to the blog! Mark, you’ve written for Scientific American for quite some time, and you were a journalist as well. Did you always hope to… Read more »

  • Interview (& Giveaway): Gillian Philip, author of Firebrand

    Firebrand, the first novel in the Rebel Angels series by Gillian Philip is finally available in the US today! Gillian chatted with me about Firebrand, fantasy, what inspires her, and Scotland! We also have a copy of the book up for grabs, courtesy of Tor, so be sure to check out the details at the… Read more »