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Book Review: Perfect Dark: Initial Vector By Greg Rucka

CORPORATIONS CONTROL EVERYTHING, EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE... WITH ONE EXCEPTION BOOK DETAILS Perfect Dark: Initial Vector (Perfect Dark Series, Book 1) Greg Rucka Genre: Science Fiction, Media Tie-In Publisher: Tor Format: Paperback, 346 Pages Date: 25th November 2005 ISBN-10: 1405090596 ISBN-13: 9781405090599   THE REVIEW   The year is 2020. Corporations control everything. In the name of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Queen Of The Slayers By Nancy Holder

SUNNYDALE WAS ONLY THE WARM-UP... BOOK DETAILS Queen Of The Slayers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) Nancy Holder Genre: Media-Tie-In, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Publisher: Pocket Books Format: Paperback, 392 Pages Date: 30th June 2014 (First Published 2009) ISBN-10: 1500369489 ISBN-13: 9781500369484   THE REVIEW   With the closing of the Hellmouth and the awakening of hundreds... Continue Reading →

Book Quote: “Once A King In Narnia…”

THE QUOTABLE QUOTE OF THE DAY   It’s safe to say that The Chronicles Of Narnia, in general, and The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, in particular require no introduction. For seven decades C.S. Lewis’ classic works have been an integral part of many a bookworm’s childhood, including my own. In fact, The Lion,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Dead And Unwed By MaryJanice Davidson

NOT EVEN DEATH CAN KEEP A VACUOUS AIRHEAD DOWN BOOK DETAILS Dead And Unwed (Queen Betsy Series, Book 1) MaryJanice Davidson Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Publisher: Piatkus Format: Paperback, 288 Pages Date: 2nd February 2006 (First Published 2004) ISBN-10: 0749936452 ISBN-13: 9780749936457   THE REVIEW   If Betsy thinks her week can’t get any worse... Continue Reading →

PSA: A Price Reduction Down Under

This is a public service announcement to inform readers in Australia and New Zealand of a sales promotion at Kobo that starts tomorrow. For ten days, 500 ebook titles will be given price reductions to $5 or less, including my debut novel, The Exercise Of Vital Powers, which you’ll be able to pick up for... Continue Reading →

The Wordsmith’s Word Of The Day: Salubrious

Have you been making great progress on the chapter you’re currently working on, but now find yourself in need of a word to describe pleasant surroundings, beneficial to your characters’ mental and/or physical well-being? My word of the day should fit the bill perfectly.   Salubrious [suh-loo-bree-uhs] Definition adjective, (adverb: salubriously; noun: salubriousness, salubrity) 1.... Continue Reading →

The One Trope I Love To Hate

  Back in October, last year, I wrote a post about the use of tropes in fiction, and how they don’t have to be a negative. Despite having made the case that any trope can be used successfully with strong writing and characterisation, there is still one trope that I really dislike regardless. The use... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Superman: Red Son By Mark Millar

NATURE OVERCOMES NURTURE BOOK DETAILS Superman: Red Son (An Elseworlds Story) Mark Millar Genre: Graphic Novel, Superheroes Publisher: DC Comics Format: Paperback, 168 Pages Date: 15th April 2014 (First Published 2003) ISBN-10: 1401247113 ISBN-13: 9781401247119   THE REVIEW   A strange visitor from another world crash lands in the Soviet Union. Raised on a Communist... Continue Reading →

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