Tor #FearlessWomen Blog Tour: The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
Excerpt , FearlessWomen / August 21, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share the final #FearlessWomen title. The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal, which is the sequel to The Calculating Stars, an earlier #FearlessWomen  title. I loved the first one, and excited the sequel is being released in such short time. I really enjoyed my excerpt for this one as well (since it makes a Computer Science joke, which was my major and is now my career) About FearlessWomen (from Tor Books) Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.” Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive…

Review: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
4 Stars , Reviews / August 13, 2018

The Calculating Stars is an alternate history with a very strong female protagonist that is pushing the gender boundaries of her time. The premise is that a meteorite struck there earth with catastrophic consequences.The initial destruction was obvious, as it wiped out much of the east coast, either from the initial impact or the flooding that occurred after. However, our protagonist does some impressive calculations and determines that what they’ve seen so far is nothing compared to what is to come. And with the most dire consequences set years down the road, convincing people to take the threat seriously can be a challenge (and likely even more so when you are a woman trying to do the convincing). There is a very real threat that the earth may not be inhabitable in the future, so Elma and others (including her engineer husband), work on a plan to start colonization outside of earth. The thought of going into space is terribly exciting for Elma. She was a pilot in the war, part of the group of women trained to help shuttle aircraft around. It’s an elite group, but no where near equal standing to their male counterparts. The book deals with both…

Tor #FearlessWomen Blog Tour: Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Excerpt , FearlessWomen / July 3, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share another #FearlessWomen title. It’s an excerpt from The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal, which releases today. I’ve read started reading this one and am really enjoying it so far! About FearlessWomen (from Tor Books) Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.” Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow Tor Books online, join the conversation – and get reading! About the Book On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to…

Tor #FearlessWomen Blog Tour: City of Lies by Sam Hawke
Excerpt , FearlessWomen / July 3, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share two posts for #FearlessWomen titles. The first is an excerpt from City of Lies by Sam Hawke, which releases today. I love this sound of this one (treachery and assassins!) and am really looking forward to reading it! About FearlessWomen (from Tor Books) Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.” Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow Tor Books online, join the conversation – and get reading! About the Book Poison. Treachery. Ancient…

Tor #FearlessWomen Blog Tour: VICIOUS by V. E. Schwab – Blackout Poetry and Excerpt
Excerpt , FearlessWomen / May 29, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share another #FearlessWomen title. It’s an excerpt from Vicious by V. E. Schwab, which releases today. This is a reissue of Vicious in anticipation of the publication of the sequel VENGEFUL on September 25, 2018. I read and enjoyed this one quite a bit, check out my full review. With this one, we were also given the option of doing black out poetry. At first I was a little hesitant as I’m not particularly artistic, and also did not want to mark my actual book. But I decided I could take a picture and play with digital “art” (I’m using the term lightly here). It was fun, but coming up with the poetry part was definitely easier for me. So check out an excerpt below, in addition to my first attempt at blackout poetry!   About FearlessWomen (from Tor Books) Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.” Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa…

#FearlessWomen: DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Excerpt , FearlessWomen / May 8, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share the first feature for #FearlessWomen. It’s an excerpt from Death Does Not Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon, which releases today. “Keep a weather eye, Mr. Dupree.  People, even beloved brothers, change. Seldom for the better. Usually toward the worst.” Bane glanced over to his younger sister, who’d come back to him after her own death at the hands of Bane’s enemies. “But I know the pain of losing what you hold dearest, and I won’t be depriving you of your family. Just remember the first rule of betrayal.” That it never comes from the hand of a stranger or enemy. Only the ones you trust can betray you.   Ahh! I actually have not started this series yet, but that bit about betrayal certainly has me interested! About the Book The Deadmen are back… With DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN, Kenyon again returns to the pirate ship Sea Witch, where Captain Devyl Bane, and his undead crew have set sail for eternity, searching for forgiveness and salvation. Together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms. Many demons are beginning to break free of their eternal prison and are bent…

Sharing Love for the #FearlessWomen in Speculative Fiction
FearlessWomen / May 7, 2018

  I am really excited to have been invited to take part in Tor’s upcoming FearlessWomen events. It’s an exciting feature that will highlight their amazing women authors. I’ve included Tor’s description of #FearlessWomen along with the list of upcoming books to be included. I’m really excited about these titles, so much to look forward to this year!! About #FearlessWomen:   Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.” Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories. Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow…