So my very first Dragoncon is in the books and I gotta say, with a few exceptions I had the best time of my life. So without much ado, rewind to 9 days ago... I was going to leave Wednesday originally but work requirements prevented this from happening. So instead I left the house at … Continue reading 2018 Dragoncon AAR (and long awaited update)
So I'm in another Baen Books anthology, this one titled Forged in Blood which is edited by Michael Z. Williamson and is based in his "Freehold" universe. Here is a quick description from the book: NEW STORIES OF A MYSTICAL KILLING SWORD SET IN MICHAEL Z. WILLIAMSON’S FREEHOLD SERIES WARRIORS AND SOLDIERS TIED TOGETHER THROUGHOUT TIME AND SPACE. From … Continue reading A Snippet from “Forged in Blood”
So Libertycon 27 came to a close and all in all, it went tremendously well. I met new people, made new friends, ran into old friends, made a fool of myself (this is typical) and am now dealing with a very screwed up sleep schedule. So I rolled into Libertycon about three in the afternoon … Continue reading Libertycon 27 AAR
That turnaround time has to be some sort of record. Murder World has a new title and a home. Severed Press (those who brought you Kaiju Apocalypse by myself and Eric S. Brown) bought it Wednesday morning (less than 12 hours after we finished it), and we decided to go with a different title. It's now Murder World: Kaiju Dawn. Why … Continue reading Sold! And Please Tip Your Waiter
So it's late Sunday afternoon at Soldier's Retreat and I'm coming down off of the high that was the awesomeness of Mysticon 2013. Finally got to meet Col. Tom Kratman in person, which was a hoot, because that man can tell a story. Had to keep it relatively PG-13, however, due to the underage midgets … Continue reading Mysticon 2013 AAR
An update, of sorts. Amazon has gone ahead and put M.C.A. Hogarth's Spots the Space Marine back up in their ebook section. Judging from what I've heard, this is a pretty good book that others should pick up to help support the author. Plus, she donates a percentage of book sales to the Wounded Warrior project, which … Continue reading An Update of Sorts
intellectual property noun: Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks. For those of you who haven't heard, M.C.A. Hogarth has run afoul of the behemoth gaming giant Games Workshop over her use of the term "Space Marine" for her novel, Spots the Space Marine. Games Workshop has demanded that Amazon pull down the ebook copy of Hogarth's book due to their claim of … Continue reading At A Severe Cost
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the book review gods (because my reviewing schedule is as steady as the men in Kim Kardashian's life), I plan on reviewing Sygillis of Metatron (The League of Elders, Book 1) by Ben Garcia tomorrow over at Shiny Book Review. It's a strange name, yeah, but it's a … Continue reading Wrath of the Book Gods
I'm still battling... whatever this is (headcold on steroids is my best guess), but I have finally managed to start feeling a tad bit better. So that means I can get back to work, right? Yeah, sure... I'm procrastinating right now on finishing A Promise Made, and though when I started the procrastination process I … Continue reading Two Items of Interest
It's release day! No, not for me, but for the uber-cool Larry Correia. His latest release, Hard Magic: Book 1 of the Grimnoir Tales is now available through Amazon. Technically not coming out until next Tuesday, you can get a jump on the rest of the crowd by ordering it today. My review is up at … Continue reading Release Day for Larry
Someone decided to write and sing the "Monster Hunter Ballad" for Larry Correia's novels, Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta. The performer is Gray Rinehart, one of Baen Books editors.
I was reading an email this morning from a friend about a mutual friend who has put all of their eggs in one basket, specifically placed all of his books with one single publisher. I thought my response was going to be an easy "Well, it works for John Ringo", but then I really thought … Continue reading Eggs In A Basket
Had a moment of panic last night while i was hashing out some minor details for Wraithkin (did you know that when an object orbits around the sun it's called a heliocentric orbit? I didn't know that...) when my Pandora station warned me that I was about all out of music for the month. You … Continue reading Whoopsies… Uh, Free Books!