The Goblin Emperor

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

I finished The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison on the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The story got under my skin, and I thought it did some really interesting things. Unusually, I held off scouring the Internet for reviews and feedback of the book right away. Partly, it was something to look forward to; as…


Longbourn by Jo Baker

Reading Longbourn by Jo Baker is a bit of an odd experience. It’s part of the Jane Austen-inspired book industry, specifically subtitled Pride and Prejudice: The Servant’s Story. We see the Bennets, catch glimpses of Bingley and Darcy, and have the events of Pride and Prejudice play out in the background. The biggest presence from…

The Marrying Kind

The Marrying Kind by Ken O’Neill

This book got quite a bit of attention a couple of years ago, which is probably when I bought it. I meant to read it sooner, but somehow it slipped back and back, to the point where I was no longer sure what it was about exactly. Contemporary romance with, I thought I remembered, some…


Fadeout by Joseph Hansen

I read mystery from time to time, usually a handful every year. Mystery writers that I’ve loved include Josh Lanyon, PD James and Kate Ross. At its best, the mystery genre can be a fantastic way to peel back the layers so the reader comes to see more and more deeply into the lives of…

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Selkie Beach now on sale!

Selkie Beach is now on sale on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple! Here are the links to my second selkie story. Kindle US|Canada|UK Nook Kobo Apple There are footprints in the sand in this story. So I like this photo. Read an excerpt

Selkie Beach

Selkie Beach

My first self-published book! It should be available for sale within a couple of weeks. Definitely February. If any reviewers would like an ARC, please email me. Here’s the pretty cover and the blurb. And a link to the excerpt. Read excerpt Motivated by fond memories, Sam Martin impulsively buys the vacation house of his…


Bone Rider by J. Fally

Bone Rider is what I think of as a ripping good yarn. The writing is strong, the voice terrific; there are a number of different things going on, all required as the book builds to its conclusion. We start in the point of view of an AI named System Six, an intelligent armor and weapons…