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[…]

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 Merlin Spiral CONTEST PRIZES! (CSFF Blog Tour Day #2)

Okay folks, for day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour, and as promised, here are the photos of me making the prizes for contest #2 — MERLIN’S SHADOW: This is my Excalibur hilt mold I made specifically for pewter casting jewelry pieces. I also made a mold of the pommel, and with these molds I[…]

The Merlin’s Nightmare CONTEST IS OPEN! (CSFF Blog Tour Day #1:)

Welcome to the first day of the CSFF Blog Tour, covering none other than the third novel in my series, MERLIN’S NIGHTMARE! Now, since I’m the author, I’m going to use day #1 to announce the opening of my THIRD CONTEST! And with the close of this contest on October 25th, we will also know[…]

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![…]

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[…]

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

Today is day two of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW! Yesterday I covered how God was involved in the novel of Merlin’s Blade. Today I’d like to broaden that discussion to see how God works in the real world…not just the fictional world of my novel. (For those new to[…]

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

Today is day one of the CSFF Blog Tour, reviewing my second novel, MERLIN’S SHADOW, strangely enough! I want to start out thanking all of the tour participants for taking the time to read the novel and thoughtfully write up reviews. And I’m even thankful in advance for any critical ones! I cannot improve as[…]

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:[…]

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:[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE BONE HOUSE — A Full Review

Here we are once again, folks, the CSFF Blog Tour of Stephen R. Lawhead’s THE BONE HOUSE! It is just plain hard to believe that it’s been a year since we reviewed THE SKIN MAP and the treasure hunt I held last year. Unfortunately, I don’t have an extra copy to give away this year,[…]

The Monster In The Hollows — A Full Review

Welcome to The CSFF Blog Tour! Where do I begin writing a review of such a wonderful novel? I think with the author himself, Andrew Peterson. Singer and Musician: (Andrew Peterson & The Captains Courageous, with ten albums, his latest being the impeccable and soulful, Counting Stars). Songwriter: (Andrew has often been compared to Rich[…]