Review: Birthing the Beast

Finished: 4/24/2020

I first heard from Lewis through Instagram where we connected over our mutual love of werewolves and shapeshifters. When his book came out, I was so thrilled to read it!

Lewis has an incredible way of describing characters and setting the mood for a scene. From a brawl that has to be broken up by the local authorities, to a teenage girl running away from her father’s angry outburst, to a stormy night with a werewolf escaping from a castle-like prison. This is an incredible author whose work needs to be appreciated more.

Of course with a werewolf book, it’s important to see if they’re done well. I can happily attest that I absolutely loved the scenes with them! The action is intense and the atmosphere is incredible. The werewolf of this world are powerful, verging on unstoppable, and I absolutely loved it!

If you love werewolves, action, and a sympathetic protagonist, then you’ll love this book!

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Cover Reveal for Chosen!

It sure is amazing to get the final cover for a book series. You get to see how the books fit in beside each other, and just by looking at the covers you can tell so much about the storyline and the world. I love each of the covers in the Stolen series so much, I love how they show both light and dark at the same time, and how Shaleigh is always visible.

That said, I never imagined the cover for Chosen would take my breath away the way it has. I literally could barely speak when I first laid eyes on it, and that was before Shayne and I worked out the details! Now I get to share it with you!

The cover reveal for Chosen, Book 3 of the Stolen series

Can she stop what she unleashed?

How in the world did Shaleigh Mallett find herself standing on a volcanic mountain facing the fire dragon, Tanwen?

She isn’t supposed to be here. She’s supposed to be in high school, studying for classes and exploring abandoned buildings with her best friend. But no, she’s stuck on the Peak of Gwern, hoping that the dragon will somehow show mercy and stop the Madness that plagues them.

There is still so much to do, so many wrongs to right. She can’t abandon her friends after she’s come so far. She won’t abandon them. Not even Talek, who is all but consumed by the Madness. She must take down Keriam the Magician, she must face the Bloody Forest, and she must lead if she ever wants to see home again.

Releasing March 23, 2020

Add to Goodreads, share to your friends, post on your social media, whatever you like! This is the last book in the Stolen trilogy, and I’m going to have SUCH a hard time letting go of this world and these characters.

An Interview, a Reading, and a Pre-Order!

This Thursday at 6 PM EST I’ll be interviewed by Beth Worsdell, who runs the Writers Rock interview series. She’s also a fellow author in an upcoming anthology titled Link by Link, due out from Filles Vertes Publishing December 1st of this year.

Make sure you RSVP at:
https://www.facebook.com/events/656136048447316/

If you missed the reading I did from Broken last week as part of it being the Book of the Month for the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, you can find the full recording here:

Finally, I’m pleased to announce that The Seeking is available to Pre-Order! Pick up your copy today because it’ll be a fantastic read for this Halloween.

Join Us For A Spooky Reading Tonight

Tonight at 8 PM EST, join me and several other Horror Writers Association Atlanta Chapter members for the first Southern Nightmares Reading Series!

This will be a monthly event where members and one guest will be reading live from one of our books. Since this month Broken is the HWA Atlanta Chapter Book of the Month, I’ll be the first one reading! I’ve chosen a pretty spooky section tonight too!

I hope to see some of you there!

Review: Lullaby of Flames

Finished 4/9/2020

I went in completely blind on this short story, which is how I prefer to experience a story to be honest, so I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t expect our teenage lead, Cori, to fall down a pit into Hell.

This story took a number of unexpected twists and turns, and had a number of characters I really enjoyed, such as Rigel and Lilith. Cori was great from beginning to end though despite her big mistake, and speaking of, wow this ending!

Candace Robinson’s stories are always so creative and this was no exception. I seriously don’t know how she dreams up these stories, but I’m here for them!

This is a great read for fans of the 80s films of Legend or Labyrinth! Especially if you enjoy being taken by surprise.

My Rating: 5/5 stars… that ending!