The Shock Of Night – by Patrick Carr – CSFF Blog Tour Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour covering the newest novel—THE SHOCK OF NIGHT—by award winning author Patrick W. Carr. Today I want to review the first page of the opening chapter (not the prologue) of the novel. My opinion is that this portion of writing absolutely must grab the reader. So theoretically,[…]

The Shock Of Night – by Patrick Carr – CSFF Blog Tour Day 1

Today is Day 1 of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are covering non other than the newest novel—THE SHOCK OF NIGHT—by award winning author Patrick W. Carr! And to start off with, let’s learn a little about Patrick, so here’s the bio from his website: Patrick W. Carr was born on an Air Force[…]

Merlin’s Nightmare: a 2015 Clive Staples Award semi-finalist!

One round down, two to go! MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE has progressed past the first round of nomination voting to become one of the twelve semi-finalists in the 2015 CLIVE STAPLES AWARD. The winner will be announced at the REALM MAKERS catered costume dinner on August 7th. Registration is still open for the conference, so come and[…]

Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 3 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

As Bilbo Baggins said … THIS IS THE END … meaning this is Day 3 of touring the THE FATAL TREE by Stephen R. Lawhead — the very last novel in The Bright Empires series. One of the difficulties of writing a full review is that if you don’t know anything about the other books[…]

Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 2 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

Yes, this is Day 2 of touring the THE FATAL TREE by Stephen R. Lawhead. And yes, this is posted on Day 3. All I can do is plead forgiveness for my tardiness, as an emergency at work took up nearly all my strength yesterday (I got only 4 hours of sleep last night). I[…]

Review of The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead – Day 1 – PLUS A DOUBLE GIVEAWAY!

Welcome back to another Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour review! This time we’re looking at the last book in THE BRIGHT EMPIRES series—THE FATAL TREE—by the illustrious Stephen R. Lawhead. For day one I must, again, begin with the cover. Every single cover in this series was beyond excellent, each novel taking on[…]

The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson

It is with great pleasure and also pain that I introduce this month’s CSFF Blog Tour book: THE WARDEN AND THE WOLF KING by that renaissance man, Andrew Peterson. Pleasure because Andrew’s writing, as well as music, is just so, so, so awesome. Pain because, sadly, I haven’t had the time to finish the novel![…]

The Merlin’s Shadow CONTEST IS OPEN!

Come one! Come all! Over $750 in prizes, including a 7″ Kindle Fire HD, spread over THREE contests, with a $1000 Excalibur sword for the GRAND PRIZE! And Excalibur’s guard and pommel will be bronze-cast by the author himself! And the scabbard? Hand-made as well! To join the contest just go to the website for[…]

An Interview with author Douglas Bond

As part of a previous contest, I interviewed award winning author Douglas Bond, and wanted to re-post the interview here for all my loyal blog readers. This is a great pleasure for me, because Doug and I met at the 2009 Reformation Day Faire up in Peoria, IL. Doug was speaking on the life of[…]

Where is God in The Merlin Spiral trilogy? — Day Three

Today is day three of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW! (For a recap, some have questioned whether God is present in the books of The Merlin Spiral, and so this is part three of my answer to that very pertinent question. Go here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Yesterday[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 3

This is the last and final day for talking about the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. The fourth book in Stephen’s daring five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. MY FAVORITE CHARACTER Today, short on time, I want to talk about one character that I especially like: Etzel[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 2

This is day 2 in a 3 day review of the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. The fourth book in Stephen’s mind-bending, time-blending, and space-rending five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. I’m not sure anyone can wait! MY THOUGHTS ON THE PLOT AND CHARACTERS This books plot[…]

Book Review of The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead – plus A GIVEAWAY! – Day 1

This is day 1 in a 3 day review of the novel THE SHADOW LAMP by Stephen Lawhead. As part of the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour, we are covering this—the fourth book—in Stephen’s five part series which will conclude next year with THE FATAL TREE. I can’t wait! THE PLOT From Amazon:[…]

Perseverance and Philippians 2:12-13 – Part 1

I wrote a new article over at Speculative Faith that covers what many would consider a brand new translation of Philippians 2:12-13. This article is based on a research paper I wrote in college and provides some excellent background into the Koine Greek behind the text. Anyway, check it out over here! When part 2[…]

Book Review of Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

This month we’re reviewing (as part of the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour) Anne Elisabeth Stengl‘s latest entry in her young adult Goldstone Wood Saga: STARFLOWER. However, since I’m very busy with work, writing, and Christmas, my daughter Ness, aged 12, wrote the review. Here it is. Review of Starflower, by Ness The[…]

Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 3

Welcome to the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. Make sure you check out my previous book reviews over at Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day 1 and THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day[…]

THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 2 — w/ a fictional interview of Archelaeus Burleigh

Welcome to DAY 2 the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. Make sure you check out my previous book review over at Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead…Day 1 And just like yesterday, I’ll[…]

Book review of THE SPIRIT WELL by Stephen Lawhead — Day 1

Welcome to the 2012 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy blog tour. of Stephen Lawhead‘s latest installment of his daring BRIGHT EMPIRES series of novels: THE SPIRIT WELL. If you’re not familiar with the series, and want to read it, make sure you start with book 1: THE SKIN MAP, and then proceed through book 2:[…]

Book Trailer Released: FROM DARKNESS WON !!

Yes, it’s finally out! The hugely anticipated book trailer created with blood, sweat, tears, and lots of special effects! FROM DARKNESS WON is the last and ultimate novel of the celebrated, best-selling BLOOD OF KINGS series by Jill Williamson ! Without further delay, here is the trailer: And yes, yours truly has a short cameo[…]

Exciting News For Fans of LB Graham

L.B. Graham, a friend of mine here in St. Louis, has signed a three book contract with AMG Publishers! This is fantastic news, because L.B.’s last book series was finished in 2008 (The Binding of the Blade, see the cover to the right). Now his fans finally get to taste a new adventure, this one[…]