Time’s Children (Islevale) by D.B. Jackson

Portal fantasies have long been a favorite and the time travel which is central to the story creates myriad plot loopholes which can be very difficult to write well, and D.B. Jackson does so with aplomb and great style. @DavidBCoe @angryrobotbooks

Drones by Rob J. Hayes

Excellent near future dystopian SciFi, this stand alone is a fast-paced page turner. Rob J. Hayes has a real talent for taking mediocre characters with selfish tendencies and turning them into someone that readers will care about. The protagonist, James Garrick, for me, is instantly relatable. As a drone, he has his reasons for choosing …

From The Shadows Of The Owl Queen’s Court (A Yarnsworld Novel) by Benedict Patrick

More tales of the Covae and the tense story of the consequences of assuming power. That for which a human has no immunity to protect themselves against the madness that comes with it. @benedictpaddy #owlqueenscourt

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) by Richard Nell

A surprisily powerful dark tale. Full of desperation, blood, and sacrifice. A deformed genius plots vengeance while struggling to survive. A wastrel prince comes of age, finding a power he never imagined. Two worlds are destined to collide. Only one can be king. Already well into reading Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell when SPFBO4 …

Draigon Weather, Legends of Arnan Book 1

Excellent fantasy, told with a classic trope flipped upside down in a surprising and highly imagined way.   Love books that turn tropes upside down? It’s utterly refreshing and different is sometimes hard to find.  The damsel in distress, life forfeited to the Draigon by the councilmen of Arnan in appeasement of Draigon weather, a …