Fiction Friday: The Letter Mage

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 summer. 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 … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Letter Mage

Fiction Friday: Magicmals: The Beginning

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out and now in paperback! 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 … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Magicmals: The Beginning

Fiction Friday: Exactly What You Need

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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We all love bookstores, right? What about magic ones? Well, I have a story to tell. Today’s short story is Exactly What You Need by Brandon Crilly. You can find it here. It’s short, but it contains a spooky, otherworldly tale inside of a magical bookstore. So let’s get reading, shall we? Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Exactly What You Need”

Fiction Friday: The Examination Cloth

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 Examination Cloth by Jonathan Edelstein. Fiction Friday: The Examination Cloth Today’s review is The Examination Cloth by Jonathan Edelstein. You can find it here. It’s … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Examination Cloth

Fiction Friday: Children of Blood and Bone Review

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 Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Fiction Friday: Children of Blood and Bone Review Today’s novel review is Children of Blood and Bone by … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Children of Blood and Bone Review

Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?

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 Are You Afflicted With Dragons? by Kage Baker. Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?   Today’s short story is another reprint as we look at … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?

Fantastic Wonder: To Mage or Not to Mage

Fantastic Wonder is a series of Fantasy related posts where I discuss different aspects of the genre and the many tropes and plot lines associated with it. Today, I talk about magic in fantasy.

 

Fantastic Wonder: To Mage or Not to Mage

 

Today, I want to talk about magic. AKA fantasy superpowers. It’s the staple of many fantasy worlds, but some of them are noticeably absent or subtle enough that it’s something else entirely. This is one of those fantasy things that separates it from usual historical works based on medieval Europe. I love the concept and wished we had something as cool as this in real life. Then again, we’d have a whole mess of trouble.

Think about it. Burning houses down, turning our parents into prey animals (even though for some, kids would totally do that) and even causing a catastrophe the likes of which the world has never seen. I’m sure we would have had some regulation in place, but it would be a lot more fun to go to a magic school rather than…whatever passes for education around here.

So let’s talk about magic stuff.

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