Cover Reveal: Enclave Publishing Fall Releases!

Well everyone, just recently Enclave publishing released the covers of their fall 2016 lineup. Enclave always blows expectations with their covers and these are no exception. All three will be releasing in late October and are already up on Amazon for pre-order. I’ve provided links Amazon and the Author Website with each cover below.


1.  Accelerant by Ronie Kendig



Wow, this one is so brilliant it almost hurts to look. Love the Raqine.
The first book in the series, Embers, was quite a ride with a lot of twists and turns. I’m certain that this book will be an even wilder ride. I’ve been reading Ronie’s books for years (I highly recommend her Discarded Heroes series) and they have never failed to disappoint.

Enter the portal to Amazon here: Accelerant (Abiassa’s Fire, Book 2)

Author’s Website here:  Rapid Fire Fiction



2. A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes




I love how this cover shows the heroine Parvin stepping out of the dark and into the light. Love the symbolism here. Book 1 in the series was a gut wrenching ride, to put it mildly, and asks the question: what would you do with your life if you only have a year left to live? This propels Parvin on a powerful but often heartbreaking journey as she determinedly works to make something great out of her last days and discovers the true meaning of the word Shalom, peace.

Amazon preorder link is here: A Time to Rise (Out of Time Book 3)

And the Author’s Website here:   Nadine Brandes



3. Scarlet Moon by S. D. Grimm



Scarlet Moon is S.D. Grimm’s debut novel. As always, Kirk Duponce does a fantastic job with this cover, it’s stunning, an it makes one eager to dive in and learn what it is that is threatening this pair.

Amazon Preorder link here: Scarlet Moon (Children of the Blood Moon Book 1)

Author Website: Author S.D. Grimm

Princess Ahira: A book review

So, I guess it’s probably high time that I put up an actual review on my blog right? Today I’m reviewing Princess Ahira by K.M. Shea, one of my favorite fantasy authors. If you need lighthearted fiction that will give you a good laugh, this author is for you!

princess ahira

Book Description:
Once upon a time? Please! What a joke.

Princess Ahira is not your average damsel in distress. She hates being a princess and constantly tries to flee from her mother and her lectures. Pleasantly, her life is shattered on the eve of her sixteenth birthday when she is kidnapped by dragons.

Ahira is selected by a powerful dragon named Azmaveth to be his captive princess, and lives with him—cleaning his pigpen den—as they forge a strange sort of friendship. Living with Azmaveth brings more adventures than Ahira ever saw in her family’s castle. Not only do Azmaveth’s inventive spells seem to backfire on himself and those around him, but he lives in a land where fairytales are completely backwards.

There’s Snow White and her seven dwarf uncles who have fallen asleep, Hanzel and Gretal who have locked an old woman out of her cookie cottage, and a miniature unicorn who happens to have some pretty powerful magic.

In this upside down land Ahira also meets Kohath, Azmaveth’s egotistical steward who drags her on countless wild goose chases, and Aaron, a cowardly but intelligent wizard.

Unfortunately, Ahira isn’t visiting the dragons during a peaceful time. The valkyrie, mystical female warriors bent on dominion over magic, are marching against the dragons, and everything—from dragons to gnomes—are rallying together to fight back. What Ahira doesn’t know is that her emotions and romantic life will have a powerful impact on the looming war.

My Review:

OMG, this was just what the doctor ordered! This book was the first time I was exposed to K.M. Shea’s writing. When I first got this book years ago the cover and description were very different. It didn’t really look like much going in, but I was in need of a light read after a particularly stressful workday.

I couldn’t have chosen better.

While reading this book, I laughed so hard that I cried. Family members actually came upstairs to see if I was all right! Ahira and Azmaveth’s banter is ridiculous and fun.

Ahira is totally her own person and never lets the princess stereotype dictate her life. She’s determined, hardworking, smart, and has no problem pushing around a dragon twenty times her size. She refuses to just allow some prince to march by and “rescue” her, forcing her to marry him whether she likes it or not. She’s waiting for her big brother to come rescue her, but he sure is taking his good old time doing it. I loved the crazy ideas that she always coming up with to get rid of door-to-door sales wizards (Yup, they got pesky salesmen there too!) and princes who can’t take a hint!

Azmaveth is an adorably awkward slob of a dragon who is clueless about humans. he always has to consult his book –All About Princesses: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy –  to interpret every move Ahira makes. Ahira’s plotting to burn that book. Azmaveth is also a total nerd and spends much of his time in his lab coming up with potions that regularly backfire, creating some ridiculously embarrassing results. There’s never a dull moment in that cave.

The last half of the book takes a slightly more serious turn with the threat of the Valkyries and looming war, but the ending is just perfect. Princess Ahira is one of the few books i have actually come back to re-read more than once. I wish i could give this one more than five stars because it totally deserves it.


Safety ratings:

Romance: A kiss or two, but very clean.
Drinking/Drugs: none
Cussing: nothing I recall
Violence: Mild. There is a battle but the author does an excellent job of keeping things light.
Other: There is magic in this book. Some people may not care for that much, but I found this one to be pretty safe.

Find this book on Amazon Here:  Princess Ahira

Find the Author’s Website Here: K.M. Shea

Or her Facebook Profile here: K.M. Shea on Facebook

Happy Reading!

Author Interview with Steve Rzasa!

Today Steve Rzasa, author of the (totally awesome) Face of the Deep series was kind enough to answer a few questions for my blog’s first interview!

What was your original inspiration for The Face of the Deep?

The idea itself came when I wanted to do a story about a son and a father running a cargo ship in deep space. What if they found something everyone else didn’t want them to have? What if that item wasn’t money or secrets, but the Bible?

Tell us a little bit more about your latest book, and will there be more in this series?
The latest book is The Word Endangered, which follows the adventures of surveyor Zarco Thread and his crew as they uncover a new danger to the Realm of Five. It takes place 10 years after the events of The Word Reclaimed and The Word Unleashed.

How long does it usually take you to write a novel?
It used to take me about a year, but when it came time to finish the last 3/4s of The Word Endangered, I challenged myself to write 5 pages a day – or as close to that goal as I could get. Found out, it’s doable. I had 100 pages of TWE done by September of 2015, and wrote the remaining 350ish in about 2 and a half months. Since then I’ve written two more novels, of 400 and 250 page lengths, and am currently writing a third.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Flight, couple with superspeed. Though I’d rather not hit something at hundreds of miles an hour. But since I’m not a comfortable flier, I imagine flying myself would help me overcome such anxiety.

What is your story’s spiritual theme?
The overarching theme of The Face of the Deep series is the supremacy of God and His Word. Mankind’s efforts to get rid of it always fail, and it has a power beyond our understanding.

What kind of research did you do while writing The Face of the Deep series?
I did a lot of research on theoretical technologies, advances in spaceflight, and the like. I also read a lot of history, because so much of our past repeats itself.

Was The Word Endangered easier to write than the others? Or harder? And if so, why?
It was easier to write than my first two novels, simply because of how many years had passed and how much practice I’d had since then. What surprised me was how quickly I was able to get back into the story world, after having been “absent” for four years.

If you could trade places with any character from any one of your books for a day, who would it be and why?
I would probably trade with Caz Fortel, the hero of my independently published book For Us Humans – not because Caz is a lapsed Christian with questionable impulse control, but because his job is recovering stolen artwork. Getting those works returned to the rightful owners appeals to me.

Are you an outliner or a seat-of-your-pants author?
When I started out with The Word Reclaimed, I was definitely a pantser. But as I’ve progressed, I outline more and more. Still, there are large portions of a story in which I have no idea what’s going to happen until I get there. The surprise to myself is part of the fun.

What are the strongest influences on your writing?
Pretty much all the space opera I’ve watched and seen influences, especially (but not in any particular order): Firefly and Serenity; the Star Wars movies and the trilogies of Heir to the Empire and The Black Fleet Crisis; Star Trek in all of its media forms; books of David Drake, David Webber, Ben Bova, and Frank Herbert, not to mention The Martian by Andy Weir and The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters; and superhero movies, such as the three Captain America films, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, and the TV shows Arrow and The Flash. Whew!

And finally, what do you want readers to take away from The Word Endangered?
There’s been a lot of debate about Christian speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi and horror included), which boils down to whether or not books are too preachy, not preachy enough, and whether or not they are “clean” – as in devoid of swearing and sex. (Violence is okay, it seems, but I digress.) My goal isn’t to preach, but to show Christians living their lives and their faiths in fantastic environments, whether they’re traipsing across the galaxy or using magic to protect the innocent or partnering against crime with an alien. At the same time, people should understand my writing will always have those people interacting with other characters who don’t share the faith; how those interactions impact the characters is just as important.

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me, Steve!


Five Magic Spindles release day!!!

The day has finally arrived!

It’s here! It’s Finally here!!!!! Five Magic Spindles has officially been released upon the world!


Check this little beauty out on Amazon Kindle and paperback here: Five Magic Spindles

Five Magic Spindles

I’ve never really been an anthology lover. in most of them the stories are just too short and undeveloped, lacking in the quality I like in fiction. The one exception to this, i have found, is the Five Fairytales anthologies published through award winning author Anne Elisabeth Stengl‘s publishing company: Rooglewood Press. I have both of the previous years anthologies, Five Glass Slippers and Five Enchanted Roses  and they were incredible. I’m counting the minutes until my paperback copy of Five Magic Spindles arrives!

This is one you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

If you want to try out some of the stories in Five Glass Slipper and Five Enchanted Roses, there is one story from each that is currently out for free. Click on cover for details.

From Five Glass Slippers we have The Moon Master’s Ball by Clara Diane Thompson

And from Five Enchanted Roses we have The Wulver’s Rose by Hayden Wand

Aren’t they just gorgeous?


Free books from Enclave Publishing

Enclave / Gilead publishing, one of my favorite spec-fic publishers, has been on my mind lately with the list of new titles that are releasing this week. Tomorrow in fact.

See earlier post: Cover Love: Enclave Publishing Covers – Summer 2016

So, to celebrate that, right now most of my posts are going to be related to that in some way.

Currently Enclave has a number of awesome series starters up for free right now if you want to check them out for the first time. Click on the cover to go to the Amazon Page.

    1. By Darkness Hid – Jill Williamson

Darkness divides the land.

Half of Er’Rets is locked beneath an impenetrable shroud. On the side that still sees the sun, two young people struggle to understand the mind-communication abilities thrust upon them.

It’s called bloodvoicing. Some say it’s a gift. One of the newly “gifted” wish it had never come.

Achan had been a slave all his life. Worse than a slave—a stray. He is consigned to the kitchens of a lord and forced to swallow a foul potion every day. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.

Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.

While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell’s true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.

Toward a destination that is by darkness hid.

My Thoughts: This one is an old favorite of mine and one of the earliest fantasy novels I read. I highly recommend this one!

2. The Restorer – Sharon Hinck

Soccer mom in our world. Promised deliverer in another.

Susan Mitchell thought she was an ordinary homemaker.

She was wrong.

Pulled through a portal into another world, she finds a desperate nation waiting for a promised Restorer.

While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and embraces a profound spiritual journey.

Will this adventure demand her life? Can she find a way back to her family? She has always longed to do something important for God, but can she fill this role?

Explore this new expanded edition complete with devotional guide, bonus scenes, and other fun extras.

My Thoughts: I read this book back when it was originally published through Navpress. But that was so many years ago that I really don’t remember much about it anymore. However I do recall not being able to stop until I had finished the whole trilogy in a matter of days. I need to go back and find it on my Kindle to read again.

3. Daughter of light – Morgan L. Busse

What if with one touch you could see inside the soul?

Rowen Mar finds a strange mark on her hand, and she is banishedfrom her village as a witch. She covers the mark with a leather gloveand seeks sanctuary in the White City. She lives in fear that if shetouches another person, the power inside her will trigger again, aterrifying power that allows her to see the darkness inside the humanheart . . .

But the mark is a summons, and those called cannot hide forever. For the salvation of her people lies within her hand.

My Thoughts: You really have to get this book. Morgan writes an absolutely incredible series here. This first book is a little slower than the others, but you won’t regret it. Book 3: Heir of Hope was my favorite read of 2015. Very heartfelt and thought provoking.

4. The Word Reclaimed – Steve Rzasa


Baden picked up the wrong book.

In the far future, the civilized worlds have finally been freed of the curse of religion. Tolerance now rules the five colonies.

Thanks to the secret police, no one has been bothered by so much as a hymn in two generations—much less a Torah, Koran, or that most dangerous of books, a Bible.

Baden is a young man with an attitude. He spends his spare time salvaging wrecks in deep space, claiming for himself whatever the pirates leave behind.

One day, Baden finds a book. A strange and very old book, preserved carefully against the ravages of deep space. Thinking he’ll become rich if only for the value of the paper, he takes it. He counts himself lucky beyond all imagining.

Until it begins talking to him.

Amidst an interstellar war that threatens to overthrow the monarchy and drive great families to oblivion, Baden must evade the secret police and their attempts to get that book.

Baden never had much use for religion. But it seems one has use of him.

My Thoughts: This is definitely one for the guys. Not that I didn’t like it too, but it definitely has a more masculine appeal. There is a lot of military action in this one. The plot never stops moving for a minute. It remains one of my brother’s favorites and we are eagerly anticipating the long awaited sequel out this week.

5. Failstate – John W. Otte

Why did Robin Laughlin (a.k.a. Failstate) think being a superhero on a reality show would be a good idea?

Things seemed so simple: Win the show, become an official, licensed hero. But with his brother, Ben (a.k.a. Gauntlet) stealing America’s heart—and with Rob’s own powers proving too unwieldy for TV—Failstate begins to wonder if he’s going to live up to the failure in his name.

Until one of his friends and fellow competitors is murdered.

Robin vows to find the killer, and he sets out on a very real quest to unmask the hidden villain. Can Failstate find justice? Or will his lunk of a big brother ruin everything-including taking the girl who has stolen Rob’s heart?

Very soon, Failstate and Gauntlet will come to blows.

Which has been the villain’s plan all along.

My Thoughts: This book is awsome! I’ve never been much of a superhero novel fan but this one had me locked in to the end and had me wanting more. Must buy!

6. Firebird – Kathy Tyers

Her death was expected, but something more powerful kept her alive.

Lady Firebird was born to the royal family of Netaia. Because of her birthplace in the family, however, her life is expendable. Honorable suicide is the highest calling she could hope to attain. When she is chosen to lead an attack on the neighboring planet of Veroh her death is expected. Instead she is taken prisoner during the battle and is held by the enemy.

With her own people seeking her sacrifice, Firebird must choose between two worlds before she can carve out her new destiny. This is the story of Lady Firebird’s personal battle and its eternal consequences, not only for herself but for everyone around her, and especially the man who loves her.

My Thoughts: Firebird is a classic. It was one of the very first Christian spec-fic novels to hit the market, a real groundbreaker. It deserved it. Now on its fourth round of publication, Firebird remains strong as ever.

7. Crosswind – Steve Rzasa

Aeroplanes and intrigue…

It’s been almost five hundred years since the collapse of the Great Commonwealth. The plagues left folk few and far between. City-states rule the continent of Galderica. There’s coin to be had in trade—whether you take your wares by aeroplane or ride them over the rails.

Winchell Sark has a fine life as a reporter for the Perch Advocate newspaper, a good family at home and a faith that seems downright peculiar to most everyone else. So when he is called out to investigate a biplane crash at the foot of Perch, the finest center of aviation in the Sawtooth Mountains, he doesn’t think much of it.

But there are dark powers at work—powers that have their eye on Perch. Powers that mankind long thought consigned to the trash heap of mythology. ’Cept they were wrong.

It’s up to Winch and his brother, Copernicus, a hotshot pilot, to save their people—and it ain’t going to be easy.

My Thoughts: I actually haven’t read this one yet. It’s still buried somewhere in my to-be-read pile. But it’s steampunk. so it has to be good, right?

Friday Freebies on Kindle!

Okay, here’s a small treat for all you kindle readers out there – Free books!

Always check prices before you buy. The books are on sale at the price mentioned at the time my post goes live, but they don’t always stay that way!

Click on a cover for the link to Amazon:

  1. Second Chance Ranch – Liz Isaacson

After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, anxious to prove himself capable of running the cattle operation so his parents can retire. Things would be easier if the ranch wasn’t missing 1.6 million dollars, which forces Squire to hire Kelly, the girl who rejected his high school prom invitation, as his accountant.

She’s back in town with her four-year-old son, living in her parent’s basement until she can get her life back together. With fresh ink on her divorce papers and open gashes on her heart, she’s not ready for much beyond her new job on the ranch.

Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, it will take patience and faith to make their second chance possible.

2. Surrender the Heart – Marylu Tyndall

Relive the rich history of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Marianne Denton and Noah Brenin, who both long to please their families but neither one wishes to marry the other. Noah is determined to get his cargo to England before war breaks out, and Marianne is equally determined to have a wedding so that her inheritance can be unlocked and her destitute family saved. When their stubborn games get them captured by a British warship, can they escape and bring liberty to their country—and growing love?

3. In Between – Jenny B. Jones

Can we overcome our past?

Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she’ll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between

4. The Dreamer – May Nicole Abbey

A dream in the night. A leap of faith. A quest for truth and treasure.

From term papers and instant coffee to blood-thirsty pirates and buried treasure, Rachel Madera, a gifted university professor, finds herself travelling through time on a journey of discovery and danger, all because of a simple dream. Despite the threat, Rachel is undaunted, certain she holds the keys to unlock the mystery of a Pharaoh’s treasure … and alter the course of history.

The only thing that stands between her and peril is Captain Mallory Tucker, a man with a tragic past and intractable moral code. Born of the sea, he is among the leading mariners of 18th century Europe. But the derelicts who make up his crew and the capriciousness of the ocean have taken their toll, and Captain Tucker is tired and jaded. The last thing he needs is a precocious young woman dropping onto his ship and creating havoc. But he’ll fight to the death for her honor, her beliefs…and her love.

5. The Light of Eidon – Karen Hancock

Book 1 of Legends of the Guardian King which follows the life of Abramm Kalladorne in his turbulent search for truth and self–a search that will transform him from a sickly, head-in-the-clouds youth to a legendary hero of strength and courage. Set in a world of swords and cloaks, of glittering palaces and mystical temples, of galley ships and ancient, mist-bound cities, his journey illustrates how God pursues and how He uses suffering to mold His children into something greater than was ever thought possible. Written by Karen Hancock, the acclaimed author of Arena.

6. Rehabilitation – C. B. Stone

“My name is Sinna Reardon. I suppose deep down I’d like to believe God exists. But he doesn’t, not since the war. Most days I’m OK with that. Jacob calls me a pessimist, but I’m a realist. How can I Believe when a place like Rehabilitation and a regime like the Elite exist, dictating our every move?

If God were so great, he’d do something. But he hasn’t. We’re forgotten. And that scares me, because it means I might have to do something myself…”

Sinna has spent her life walking a fine line between breaking the rules and obeying them to a fault. In a Godless world where science and logic reign supreme and people are punished for Believing, are friendship and love reasons enough to abandon unbelief? Enough to put her faith in something bigger than herself?

7. Submerged  – Dani Pettrey

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation–and Yancey’s a town that doesn’t forget. She’s returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey’s reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart…but doesn’t seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he’s not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

Cover Love: Enclave Publishing Covers – Summer 2016

Hey, everyone! Is there anyone?

*scans room*

Hmm. Well, anyways, to anyone who might happen to come along, you have just got to check out the covers of the latest releases by Enclave Publishing for this summer. They really outdid themselves with this lineup.

And what’s even more awesome? They’re releasing next week! Yup, that’s right folks. set your calendar for July 2oth.

Now without further ado, Here are the gorgeous covers as well as their purchase links on Amazon and a brief description:

NO. 1

Beast by Chawna Schroeder:


Isn’t it absolutely stunning? This is by far my favorite cover of the four. The colors, the eyes… oh wow, those eyes. I could just stare at this cover all day. Gorgeous work.

Book Blurb:

I am Beast. I serve the master.

For as long as Beast can remember, she has lived among her master’s dogs. With them she sleeps. With them she eats. With them she fights and struggles to survive. But through hunger and cold she dreams of one day becoming her master’s favorite, earning bones with meat and a place beside the fire.

When her pack scatters after a surprise raid, Beast must defend herself against slavers, hunting down the loners.

They are so strong, and she is only a beast . . . or is she?

For anyone who has found a monster within, Beast is a tale of truth and transformation.

Intriguing, no?

You can find the book on Amazon here: Beast

And the author’s website here:Chawna Schroeder’s Website

NO. 2

Chains of Gwyndorr by Joan Campbell


This cover is my second favorite. I just love the colors and the fantastical feel.

Book Blurb:

Secret schemes. Stolen magic.

Trapped behind Gwyndorr’s towering walls, Shara longs to unlock the secrets that surround her. She believes the Cerulean Dusk Dreamer is the key. The power rock gives vivid dreams of the past and future but it also has a dark side.

Its forces lay siege to her future, tightening her chains. In seeking help, Shara rekindles a forbidden friendship with Nicho, the Lowborn lawbreaker facing banishment to the Rif’twine Forest.

Together, Shara and Nicho must thwart the plans of their enemies. But what if the power they unleash is an even greater chain than what they’ve come to bear?

You can find it on Amazon here:Chains of Gwyndorr (The Poison Tree Path Chronicles Book 1)

And the author’s website here:Joan Campbell’s Author Website

NO. 3

The Word Endangered by Steve Rzasa

the word endangered

Here we can see a lush forest broken up by what appears to be a crashed starship. Doesn’t it just make you want to jump right on in to find out what happened? I borrowed the first two books in this series years ago and loved them. Lots of action. I’ll totally be looking into this one.

Book Blurb:

So much for peace and quiet.

Now that the government overthrow is said and done, a new frontier awaits colonization.

That’s where Zarco Thread and his wife enter. He and Ria head up a surveying crew, commissioned to report on worlds with potential for settlements. However, nothing is settling about what they discover.

A conspiracy threatens to unravel the progress the Five Realms made in the last decade. Not to mention, strain the development of Zarco and Ria’s marriage.

This time it’s more serious than revenge…

A dominating force exists in the Realm that has recruited their long-time enemies, tempting them with a greater plot, one that will endanger the Word once again.

You can find the book on Amazon here: The Word Endangered (The Face of the Deep Book 3)
And the author’s website through here:Steve Rasa’s author website

And finally,

NO. 4

Space Drifters: The Iron Gauntlet

the iron gauntlet

This cover has a great cool color scheme that I love. Kirk DuPonce always makes the most awesome covers.

Book Blurb: 

Reality check.

No good-luck charm can help Captain Glint Starcrost out of this no-holds-barred reality show. The Iron Gauntlet pits competitors against four of the most fearsome, fang-filled, alien fighters in the universe.

He’s one of the few human challengers ever chosen to contend, but he’s not alone.

A fan, a mysterious benefactor, offers Glint and his ragtag team support. The catch? If Glint loses or withdrawals from the competition, it will mean a permanent game over for his crew and the woman he loves.

Will he have the mettle to medal? Or is the game too much of a gamble?

You can find the Amazon link here: Space Drifters: The Iron Gauntlet

And of course, the author site: Space Drifters series official site


C. M.





Hello, everyone and welcome to my blog!  Here I’ll be hosting a variety of book reviews and spotlights, author interviews, music, crafts, and hopefully much more!

To start things off here, a special video treat for you by Jarrod Radnich, one of the best pianists I have ever seen:

I hope you enjoy!