Book Reviews, Cool Stuff My Friends Do

Steel Hand, Cold Heart [review]

It's finally June, halfway through the year and I think I've found my favorite fantasy book. Steel Hand, Cold Heart by Rachel Menard is a captivating read from start to finish with an immersive world and fully-fleshed characters that you can easily invest in. The only thing that stopped me from reading this entire book… Continue reading Steel Hand, Cold Heart [review]

Book Reviews, Cool Stuff My Friends Do

Pillowhumper

Jason Hyde is no stranger to extracting the darker parts of the human condition and putting it to paper. That's exactly what we get with Pillowhumper, a contemporary fiction novel that follows Jordan Gregorek, a 30 year old self-destructive man navigating his divorce and the inner workings of his own mind. If I could describe… Continue reading Pillowhumper

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The Oath and Blood Price

Peter-Shaun Tyrell. Our resident Limey Twitter buddy and author of The Oath and Blood Price (also featured as a guest on the Don't Make It Weird podcast). This dude slid into my DMs to ask if I'd be interested in reading and reviewing his book. For anyone reading this, I'll tell you what I told… Continue reading The Oath and Blood Price

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I give up

Its not even noon and the amount of discouraging tweets I've seen in the writing community is staggering. Call me a broken record, but Mercury is in retrograde for another day and the fact that there's a consensus of people feeling unmotivated in their writing careers makes me just a little relieved that we might… Continue reading I give up

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What are Cozy Mysteries?

Anytime I tell people what my main genre of writing is (because I can't limit myself to one, but it's the one most of my projects fall under), I get this question: Literally, what the fresh f#%! is a cozy, Raine? I don't really know what folks expect me to say so I always go… Continue reading What are Cozy Mysteries?

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P.S.S. Chapter Six

"What?" Kayla growled in Addy's ear. "Good morning, sunshine," she tapped the speakerphone button and set the phone down, as she unloaded the dishwasher. It had felt like ages since she last slept in and she found herself feeling a little restless, even after receiving a text from Maggie that she wouldn't be needed in… Continue reading P.S.S. Chapter Six

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P.S.S. Chapter Five

The next morning, Addy woke up begrudgingly, feeling very much as though she had been in a coma after getting hit by a semi truck. Every muscle in her body ached from the quantity of kneading, bending, twisting, and walking. The tension from knowing there was a killer somewhere in town probably didn't help. The… Continue reading P.S.S. Chapter Five