Grave Peril, by Jim Butcher (Audio)
You don’t have to know me for long to know that I’m a huge fan of the Dresden Files. While waiting for the next book in the series, and for more Audible credits (my commute gives me lots to time to listen to audio books), I have been going back and listening to the series again. This is the third book in the series and is excellent. This book really starts to launch several things that becomes important in the future books, from certain uses of the magic to some major conflicts, and it introduces one of my favorite characters in the series, Michael Carpenter. If you like urban fantasy and you haven’t checked out this series, you have to start it. Storm Front is the first book in the series.
To Fire Called, by Nathan Lowell (eBook)
I’m about 67% done with this book, and so far it lives up to the quality expected in this series. It’s really interesting following this one character for so much of his life. He’s changed a lot, and you can tell that certain traumatic events have really started to affect him. This series is a fascinating space opera. There isn’t really any major conflict, no wars, army, aliens, or anything like that, but the exploration of the world and the characters trying to carve out a living in this universe is fascinating. This series has been one of the very few that I went back and read a second time, simply because the world is so fascinating that I wanted to live in it again. If you want to read the series, start with the book Quarter Share.
Blood From Your Own Pen, by Sam Knight (Paperback)
Yeah, I’m still working on this book too. (I’m a slow reader, what can I say?) I’m about 26% done with this book. It’s a helpful guide for editing for those that want to publish their own books. A lot of the information wasn’t really new to me, but I think that’s because I have worked with editing anthologies where I see many of the mistakes listed here way too much and I learned from those examples what not to do in my own stories, but still there has been some great bits of information in here for me. So far I would say I highly recommend this for any newer author. If you are submitting your story to an anthology, to an agent, or even if you’re just self publishing it, get this book and read it. Blood From Your Own Pen. I wish I could make reading this book a requirement for submitting stories to the Midnight Writers anthologies… 😛
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