Book review: The Legacy Human, by Susan Kaye Quinn

Posted on April 29, 2016 By

Yo! I’ve been reading Susan Kaye Quinn’s books for a while now. I’ll tell you up front that I think she’d benefit from a copyeditor. Or maybe a second copyeditor, because I think she already pays one. Nothing too horrible, but there are occasional misused words that throw me off. On the other hand, she…


Remember my weekly challenge? Well…

Posted on April 28, 2016 By

Way, way back in the fog of stuff that happened earlier than today–specifically in the year of our sins 2013–I started posting a free story every week on this here blog. It was a lot of work. I was doing book covers, too, and trying to keep up with publishing them on various retailers’ sites….


Book review: Timecaster, by J.A. Konrath

Posted on April 27, 2016 By

J.A. Konrath, aka Joe Conrath, aka Jack Kilborn, is a heck of a guy. An “indie” superstar, he’s gone out of his way–many times–to help other writers. On top of that? He writes good books. Most of his fiction is in the mystery/thriller range. But my favorites are his two Timecaster novels. Which probably says…


Book review: Dead Clown Barbecue, by Jeff Strand

Posted on April 26, 2016 By

I was an early adopter of ebooks. Sometime I’ll have to tell you the story of the night I tried to con my wife into skinny-dipping with me in what would have been a public place except it was dark. Also there were javelinas, and deer, and strange noises, and she says I danced on…


Giving away free books? It gets complicated.

Posted on April 25, 2016 By

Well, let me say this up front: it doesn’t have to be complicated. For instance, I recently pulled Take Back Your Privacy from Amazon’s KDP Select program, and as of yesterday you can get it free via Smashwords. It’ll hit more retailers (update: like Kobo) soon. But, hey, it’s free already. Done! Right? Why’d I…


Review: Marvin Plotnik

Posted on April 24, 2016 By

The full title, for those who can’t see the cover image: Marvin Plotnik and the Sandy Rivers Hilltop Ranch for Wayward Youth, Juveniles, and Young Adults. You can probably see what you’re getting into, just from that. I read this book a few years ago, after the author said hello on Twitter (@D_S_Thornton) after I’d…