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Belles, Balls and Bad Intentions

Here at last is the final preview for Thyre: City of Smoke and Shadow. Happy Victoria Day everyone! *** Chapter 2: Marcus ha Romonte, Smoke and Fog The ballroom of the ha Romonte estate was a lavish space. Columned with exquisite pillars carved from imported...

Dirty Gears and Dirty Streets

Second preview for our first novel Thyre: City of Smoke and Shadow. Enjoy! *** Chapter 1: Jarret Renette, Seven Days Earlier   “The principles of electromagnetism and steam are perhaps the greatest discoveries of our time. Perhaps they are the greatest of all time. Now,...

Welcome to the Smoke and Shadows

Greetings everyone. It’s been a long time. For those astute observers, they’ll have noticed that it is now May which means last month was April. It also means that there was little activity on the site. That’s because I was neck deep in work...

B2 – Beauty and the Beast Movie Review

Confessions: this review is late in coming. True I did not watch the movie opening weekend. Also, true it was a couple of weeks ago that I saw the live-action remake. To be clear I am old enough that the 1991 animated Disney version...

Book Release – Thyre: City of Smoke and Shadow

Exciting News! Today marks the release of Kevin’s (that would be the guy who rants about video games and movies) first novel on Amazon.com. Thyre: City of Smoke and Shadow is a fantastical murder mystery taking place in a low magic, steampunk, Victorian-like world....

Burning Bright – Melissa McShane

My last book review was a rather lengthy one – at least for me. This promises to be exceptionally short. Every so often I get lucky and a book on my wish list becomes free! Always exciting. Without much thought about what book I...

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Racism without Racists? Get Out

On February 22, a CERN spokesperson responded to allegations that their experiments with the Large Hadron Collider have not opened up a portal to an alternate dimension and sucked us unwittingly through to a universe where Trump won the American presidency. I’m not convinced....

Firebrand by Kristen Britain

Three years later and we have a new Green Rider novel. Sure, I hated the last book and despaired of any future books. But, well, I am bored and the library had a copy. So, once more I will turn my attention to the...

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Technical Difficulties

I am experiencing some unfortunate technical difficulties with my computer. Sadly, this means that this week’s post will not be made. I’ll hopefully be back next week. My apologies for the inconvenience.