Showing posts from January, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light by Heidi Ruby Miller (Goodreads)

GIVEAWAYS You can win a signed paperback of my first novel Marked by Light at Goodreads. This is an international giveaway that ends on February 11, 2016. Goodreads Book Giveaway Marked by Light by Heidi Ruby Miller Giveaway ends February 11, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

ARTICLE: Heidi Ruby Miller's Uncanny Interview with Michael A. Arnzen at SIGMA

ARTICLES I've known Mike Arnzen for a long time and always suspected there was something a little different about him, something a little...uncanny. After his presentation at the December 2015 Parsec meeting and this interview, I'm convinced it's totally true. Read the entire interview at or in the SIGMA newsletter, edited by David Brody . His non-fiction book The Popular Uncanny is due out with Guide Dog Books in 2016. Here's a video where Mike goes into a bit more detail about the uncanny.

CHALLENGE: The 12 Month Book Scavenger Hunt at Girls, Guns, and Grimoires on Goodreads

CHALLENGES I'm participating in The 12 Month Book Scavenger Hunt at Girls, Guns, and Grimoires on Goodreads . I'll update my progress all this year. Below are the categories. Again, is it cheating if I use one of my books coming out next year to clear some lines? ;) Progress: 14/100 MAIN CHARACTER 1. Vampire 2. Witch 3. Skin Walker 4. LGBT 5. Werewolf 6. Demon 7. Psychic 8. Magician 9. Morgue Worker 10. High School Student - LIFE IN THE NO DATING ZONE by Patricia Tighe (1/2016) CHARACTERS (not main) 1. Angel 2. Werewolf 3. Private Investigator 4. Beta Male 5. Shifter 6. Native American 7. Demon 8. Assassin 9. Faerie 10. God / Goddess ANIMALS 1. Dog 2. Horse - THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by Eloisa James (1/2016) 3. Otter 4. Penguin 5. Rat 6. Wolf 7. Cat 8. Bat 9. Snake 10. Fox PLACES 1. Hawaii 2. Oklahoma 3. Vermont 4. Scotland 5. New Zealand 6. Paris 7. South Africa 8. Mexico 9. Brazil 10. Japan CLOTHING 1. Baseball Cap 2.

BOOK: Codename: Night Witch (The Girls from Alcyone) by Cary Caffrey

BOOKS CODENAME: NIGHT WITCH Night Witch continues the story of an incredible heroine, Sigrid Novak, a five-foot one (and one half inch, thank you) powerhouse of a character. The story begins with Sigrid waking to find herself a prisoner in an abandoned research facility. She doesn't know where she is, or how she got there. She doesn't even know if her lover - who she last saw bleeding to death on the field of battle - is even alive. What Sigrid soon discovers is that many, many years have passed since the events of Bellatrix (book two). The world she awakens to is not the place she left. This is a world embroiled in war. Tens of thousands of the Federation's ruling elite are dead, major military facilities destroyed. With every corporate enclave that falls, the legend grows. They call her the Night Witch. A champion to some, a nightmare for others. Wherever she goes, death is soon to follow. No one knows who this Night Witch is, though Sigrid is starting to suspect.

BOOK: Dark Reservations by John Fortunato

BOOKS DARK RESERVATIONS Winner of the Tony Hillerman Award Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent Joe Evers faces an early retirement because of a botched investigation, but when the vehicle belonging to a congressman who went missing twenty years ago is found on the Navajo Reservation, Joe might just get a chance at redemption—if those behind the disappearance don’t kill him first. "It isn’t often a first novel comes along that is as sure-handed as John Fortunato’s Dark Reservations. The prose is lean and sinewy, yet not so spare that an occasional startling image or a wonderfully distinctive metaphor doesn’t shine through." —Randall Silvis, author of On Night’s Shore and The Boy Who Shoots Crows "Fortunato hooks the reader from the very first page with this twisty tale of murder and redemption. Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman, he uses the Southwest setting to maximum effect. I couldn’t put it down!" —Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder in Mu

BOOKS: Goodreads 2015 List

BOOKS How many books did you read this year, and what were your favorites? Did we read any of the same ones? What do you suggest I put on my TBR list for 2015? Include your own books if you're an author! In 2011 I read 34 books-- you can see them all here . In 2012 I read 40 books-- you can see them all here. In 2013 I read 20 books-- you can see them all here. In 2014 I read 33 books-- you can see them all here. But 2015 was an incredible reading year with an end tally of 53 books! That's a tad more than a book per week. Now, let's be honest--some of these were quite short, others were buddy reads with Jason Jack Miller at breakfast each day, and The Tao of Pooh was counted twice as both a single book and as part of the Pooh/Piglet duology, but all in all, not too bad for a slow reader like myself. I attribute it mainly to having a mild class schedule at Seton Hill this past term. And, since next term is already looking to be much busier with even m