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Three Crows Magazine #2 by Alex Khlopenko

Three Crows Magazine had only started its journey, this only being the second issue, but I can already say it has a place in the market. It not only features critically acclaimed authors like Anna Smith Spark, but also gives a chance to upcoming, talented authors such as Gerard Mullen, Luke Frostick and T.A. Sola. All of their stories represent a different culture, giving us a glimpse into our beautiful, colorful world through the eyes of SFF.

SPFBO Interview with Patrick LeClerc

One of the goals of SPFBO is to give a chance to self-published authors to get more exposure. In the Finals I'm taking part in the competition as one of the judges in Fantasy Book Review's team. As I did with our group's authors, I decided to offer a spot to the Finalists too to be featured on my blog.

Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

I really wished I could like Melokai given some of my friends did, but I just couldn't. I gave it a fair chance, but at the end of the day, I just had to give up forcing myself to go on. 

SPFBO Interview with Angie Grigaliunas

One of the goals of SPFBO is to give a chance to self-published authors to get more exposure. In the Finals I'm taking part in the competition as one of the judges in Fantasy Book Review's team. As I did with our group's authors, I decided to offer a spot to the Finalists too to be featured on my blog.

Monthly Wrap Up: January 2019

Since I've whined enough how much my personal life sucked in January, this time I'll take mercy on you all. Reading wise it was a productive month, but a very mixed one. And since I'm very behind on reviews, not everything will be featured in this post.

Let’s Talk About the Importance of Self Care

If you are following me on social media, or know my personal life because we are friends, you might have noticed my bitching on social media in the last few weeks. I've said a few times, that January was a complete shit show on a personal level. Got myself physically and emotionally exhausted, then when it seemed like I've got a bit of time to catch up to myself, life dealt me another punch in the face and that kind of broke me and left my pieces on the floor in tiny pieces. And although I've dealt with it pretty well according to circumstances, it's going to be a long way to heal completely. It is what it is, life's not always kind, and self pity is not exactly the purpose of my post.

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Even though I veered away from YA books in recent years, I don't mind picking up Gayle Forman's books every once in a while. Especially Where She Went, a heartwrenching, emotional read which will make you curse and smile and cry. A fast and sweet read for cold winter days. 

Grimdark Magazine #18 by Adrian Collins

The Eighteenth issue of Grimdark Magazine (GDM) features a nice selection of authors with stories or various articles. You can read a short stories from Peter McLean, Cameron Johnston and Andy Remic, an interview with Devin Madson and Cameron Jonhston, two book reviews about The Igenious by Darius Hinks, plus two articles from Alan Baxter about his experience with publishing, and Mike Myers giving some useful tips.

The Glass Dagger by M.D. Presley

The Glass Dagger continues the story in the same style, with a current timeline picking up at the close of The Imbued Lockblade and a past, working forward timeline, giving us a new POV, that of Solace Graff. Now to be honest, I was a little hmm… about getting his background. He didn’t spark my interest quite like Luca did, but he ended up being an interesting character and we follow him as he leaves his home and sets off to school in Lisford with a single goal in mind - to be the greatest Weaver in all of Ayr.

What do we plan for 2019?

January might be almost over, but the year had just started and we have a lot to look forward to. You might have seen countless blog posts about the upcoming releases everyone looks forward to, so I'm not going to bother with that. If you are interested in indie releases though, I can recommend to follow Rob J. Hayes, who has you covered every month! I'd rather focus on our personal reading/blogging goals, so we know what are we going to fail at miserably 😀

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

If you like your epic fantasy to be less action packed and more focused on the events that lead to the main plot, you might find this one in your favor. The Raven Tower offers the tale of slow burning revange, sacrifice and tragedy.

Jack and Jill: Up a Hill by Vance Smith

This is a fun, quirky little story with a bit of a deeper “big bad” plot underneath. Though I am probably a little older than the target age - I really enjoyed it and never felt that it was too young for me plot-wise or character-wise.

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

This story finishes up tidily, while leaving lots of space to continue. I really liked how it set itself up for book two. There were a couple of additional characters added that I am excited to come back for - one of them being Captain Martennan and I’m hoping for more Cara. Overall this was a quick enjoyable read and I’m excited to continue this series.

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