Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself? I write speculative fiction based on fantasy worlds filled with magic, intrigue and adventure. My writing spills into dark fantasy worlds of sword and sorcery, magic and mayhem. I also write very slowly, this five-minute interview actually took me over an hour! I live in Devon, England with a handful of teenagers, one … [Read more...] about 5 Minutes with P.J. Reed
This time I'm reviewing the short story collection The Theater of Dusk by Lizbeth Gabriel. I don't read a lot of short story collections, so it was nice to read something a little different this time around. The Theater of Dusk consists of thirteen short stories, each self-contained, stand-alone narratives. Technically, everything is on point and professional. I found no typos, … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Theater of Dusk
I had a review posted today by a woman blogger and I think she likes it vanilla… which is slightly awkward. The review was positive, and I thank her for it as it mentioned good character building, great monsters, and world building but she was unhappy because the characters in my book appeared to have ‘odd relationships with one another.’ Yes, indeed they do. The … [Read more...] about How Do You Like It?
Flintlock fantasy has always been a risky prospect for me - the vast majority I've read have been sub-standard - but, hallelujah! Don't let the cover fool you, Rebellion of the Black Militia by Richard Nell does not disappoint. The story centres around Johann Planck, an Apprentice-Scribe whose life involves a lot of scribing and not a whole lot else, until he is sent to … [Read more...] about Book Review: Rebellion of the Black Militia by Richard Nell
Poker Kingdom I: The smile of the harlequin has a really original premise. Set in a land named Poker, it is divided into four kingdoms: hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds. Each kingdom contains within it an Element of great power (earth, air, fire, water). It's opening line is pretty great too - “You'll find no greater honesty than in a crowd of drunks.” That's the sort of … [Read more...] about Book Review: Poker Kingdom I: The smile of the harlequin