Fiction Friday: The Bone Flute Quartet

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Bone Flute Quartet by K.J. Kabza.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #277 by [Kabza, K.J., Duncan, R.K.]

Hello, Witches and Warlocks. Time for our newest short story after an unusually long absence. Life got in the way, but we’re back and ready for some magic. Today’s short story is The Bone Flute Quartet by K.J. Kabza. You can find it here. This time, we have a fairy-tale type story about a girl wanting to be a witch. Ah yes, magic in a world where such is forbidden. Brooms, cauldrons, pointy noses, green skin, warts…okay we could do with out those, but maybe keep the broom.

Anyway, let’s get our magic on. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: The Bone Flute Quartet”

Fiction Friday: Through The Doorways, Whiskey Chile

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this winter season.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Through The Doorways, Whiskey Chile by S.H. Mansouri.

Time to switch things up. This time, we have a frog as the main protagonist. Well, kind of, but it’s strange and gloriously satisfying as you’d expect.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #273 by [Mansouri, S.H., Stanmyer, Alexander]

Today, we’re reviewing Through The Doorways, Whiskey Chile by S.H. Mansouri, as featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. You can find it here. If you like a lot of weird nonsense with gunslingers, magical doorways and a frog that can breathe fire, this one will be perfect. Now, let’s jump into the magic. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Through The Doorways, Whiskey Chile”

Fiction Friday: Suddenwall

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #220 by [Saab, Sara, Hunt, Kurt]

War. Genocide. These things tend to be unlikely bedfellows in our world. But what happens after that? When all is said and done, when the bodies pile up? When dealing with fantasy war, then punishment unlike anything possible would suffice.

Today’s short story is a reprint, Suddenwall, by Sara Saab, originally in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and featured in PodCastle. You can find it here. Dealing with war, it can get pretty dark, but the aftermath and the chaos has always been a topic among war stories that often goes unsaid. Heroes come and go, but those who have to be in the middle of that. This story focuses on the darker side of that, so let’s get into it. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Suddenwall”

Fiction Friday: The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269)

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #269 by [Lingen, Marissa, Taylor, Jordan]

Imagine murdering someone you loved. The guilt of having it stay with you that you begin hallucinating for days until you repent your sin. That’s the theme of today’s story.

Today, we’re talking about The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum by Marissa Lingen, as featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. You can find it here (and buy here). This is a fairly straightforward tale that reminds what those who have committed horrible atrocities have to live with on a regular basis. So let’s see what’s in store?

I’m gonna try to experiment a bit with how I review things, so I’m adding a score system. I’ll point out what I like and what I didn’t like and average it out to give one final score. It can be changed as we go along, but I do feel it adds more to my reviews. So, let’s go. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: The Deepest Notes of the Harp and Drum (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #269)”

Fiction Friday – A Circle of Steel and Bone

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review A Circle of Steel and Bone by R.K. Duncan.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #267 by [Sullivan, J.P., Duncan, R.K.]

Today’s short story is A Circle of Steel and Bone by R.K. Duncan, as featured in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. You can find it here. This is a mysterious tale of evil spirits, a murder mystery, and LOTR-style battles, all in one. So let’s see what we can uncover here. Continue reading “Fiction Friday – A Circle of Steel and Bone”

Fiction Friday: The Hollow Tree

Join The Silver Claw Inn Newsletter and get mini-progress updates and previews to upcoming works. I may even throw a mini-story or two featuring my characters above. Who knows? Don’t forget, the inn is always open. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed anything from Beneath Ceaseless Skies. It’s not that I’ve lost interest, it’s that real life forces me to find other things. But … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Hollow Tree

Fiction Friday: A Legacy of Shadows

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review A Legacy of Shadows by Christopher M. Cevasco. Fiction Friday: A Legacy of Shadows Today’s story is A Legacy of Shadows by Christopher M. Cevasco, as … Continue reading Fiction Friday: A Legacy of Shadows