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.

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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: Remaking History

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 Remaking History by Kim Stanley Robinson.

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History is an interesting thing. Preservation and accuracy must be key to understanding who we are and where we came from. But some have other ideas, twisting historical facts into their own vision. Eventually, the ability to distinguish truth from fiction become dulled, and common falsehoods become historical facts themselves.

No, I’m not talking about Trump and his Fake News brigade. I’m talking about today’s story. We’re talking about Remaking History by Kim Stanley Robinson, as featured in Lightspeed Magazine, originally in Other Edens II. You can find it here. This is a story focused on making movies on a lunar base. It’s fun and true to Hollywood as you think, so let’s see what this is about. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Remaking History”

Looking Forward to 2019

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.

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Hello, everyone. I wanted to bring up a few plans for my website, blog, and author career as we approach 2019. This year saw the release of two new works. My Cat Is A Monster, and Do Not Stare Into The Eyes of a Kitsune, both short stories you can read now. In February, I’ll launch the City Of Kaiju, my first novella and I shall do my darnedest to get Legends of Eifalia to an agent and push that out as soon as possible, hopefully by March’s #PitMad event.

But I wanted to primarily discuss the website and what I plan to do with it over the next year. I’ll have a proper goals post for New Years but I wanted to talk about the now. The main focus will be the blog updates. So I’m gonna run through a few things so you have an idea of what I have planned.

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Fiction Friday: Mark of the Raven

My first novel, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Releasing on 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 Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse.

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Time for a different kind of fantasy. Instead of swords, elves, orcs and the like, how about a stealthy kind of fantasy, one with a dark and brooding feel, like Assassin’s Creed meets Game of Thrones.

Today’s novel review is Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse. You can buy it here. It’s a powerful tale of darkness, cunning, and a world divided in yet another potential fantasy classic. So sit back and let’s dream on. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Mark of the Raven”

Fiction Friday: Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions

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 Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions by M. Bennardo Fiction Friday: Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions Today’s short story is Low Bridge! Or The Dark … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Low Bridge! Or The Dark Obstructions

Playing With Imagination: Early Thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Playing With Imagination is a series where I talk about video game stories and plots. Many video games have incredible stories and are often overlooked in our society. Today, I talk about Xenoblade Chronicles 2 from Nintendo and Monolith Soft.

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Playing With Imagination: Early Thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles 2

I got into this series back in 2014 when Xenoblade Chronicles X was on the Wii U. I heard of the stories of Operation Rainfall. Three Wii titles were set to be Japan exclusive. The campaign fought to bring those titles to the US and not only did they succeed, but Xenoblade has become a pretty big franchise for them. It’s not on the level of Mario or Zelda, but it’s become a cult hit.

So naturally, I was excited for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch. It was on my “to buy” list since it was announced. Now that it’s come out, I’m pretty happy with it. While Persona 5 set a high bar for me in terms of how JRPGs should be, Xenoblade 2 had a lot to bring to the table.

For me, an RPG’s most important element is the story. I want to be engrossed in the world both visually and artistically. While I am barely through the game, I’ll talk about my early thoughts about Nintendo and Monolith Soft’s latest JRPG.

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