The Cover Competition for SPFBO5: A Beautiful Dilemma

Attention All Cover Lovers! You will find a group of 30 beautiful books put forward for the cover competition of  Mark Lawrence's Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. Every year sees more and more head-turning covers gracing the books entered into the SPFBO as savvy authors are going for the gold standard in getting their books noticed.  …

Time’s Demon: BOOK II OF THE ISLEVALE CYCLE by D.B. Jackson

The second book of the Isevale Cycle is so riveting it actually surpasses book one. Time travel presents a challenge to the author and reader alike. D.B. Jackson has mastery of the pitfalls and gives us a story that only continues to ramp up in tension from beginning to end. @ DavidBCoe @angryrobot

Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel Book 1)  By Vivian Shaw

This is our new monster mash. Greta Helsing (yes, that Helsing) has stepped into her father's shoes as doctor to the undead in present day London where the vampires are not sparkly, the mummies have arthritic breakdown, and the elderly ghoul leader is on anti-depressants.

Caught in Crystal: A Gaslamp Anthology

This anthology, revolving around a crystal theme, contains works from some of our favorite historical fantasy, steampunk, and gaslamp authors. It gives you a really good peek into the novel worlds of each author contribution. Some may be familiar, some will be new to discover. Caught in Crystal is available now for pre-order and releases June …

The Living Blade series by Timandra Whitecastle

A Spoiler Free look at a Fantastic Dark Fantasy Series I recently had the pleasure of reading this series back to back straight through and enjoyed every minute. This is a hidden gem and deserves much greater attention. I’ll present a bit on each below. Grimdark readers will enjoy this and I for one will …

Seraphina’s Lament (The Bloodlands Book 1) by Sarah Chorn

A tragedy with a tiny spark of hope. This book will appeal to those who appreciate poetic allegory. I found the prose just swept me in and kept me totally invested. Although tragic and jarring, it is at once pain, horror, death, and hope.