Posts by Coral

Science Affliction: Rebooted

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 | 4 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but some recent news has convinced me that I should start it up again. When Curiosity landed on Mars I stayed up way too late into the night to make sure the cutest little laser-wielding robot ever landed safely.What I remember most was what one of the folks in the JPL said right after they confirmed a safe landing, “Let’s see where our Curiosity takes us.” Cheesy as hell, sure, but it gave me goosebumps. I’m not sure if I’ve said it on here, but to my mind curiosity is the most underrated human trait. I...

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Review of Working for the Devil

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this book, with a capital L. In fact, I wish I had more stars today. I found this gem via the Dark Urban Fantasy Blog: So much good here, I barely know where to begin. Dante Valentine is a great heroine, maybe one of my favorites of all time. She’s foul-mouthed, sassy, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. That occasionally makes her a little hard-nosed, but the way her character is built up makes that fitting. Her relationships are frequently hostile and always amusing....

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Sneaky Peeky

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 | 0 comments

I’m in the middle of editing the second book in the Broods world, and I thought as a special treat I’d offer you a peek at Marked by Odin. Here’s a snippet from chapter 1: Gunni sniffed several times, his muzzle lifted high. The cold air tickled the labyrinthine passages of his nose. Scents of fear and pain assaulted him, even from a few hundred feet away. Brand had sent him ahead to scout the Vancouver brood, and what he had to report was not encouraging. Madness was the best way to describe the events taking place in the valley below him. He’d been raised in a...

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Review for Ill Wind

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine My rating: 4 of 5 stars Ill Wind is the kind of book I love to read: sassy main character, interesting fantasy aspects, a sprinkling of romance. Unsurprisingly, I inhaled the book, and really enjoyed it. In general I thought Caine’s characterizations were brilliant. Jo is fun and independent, just enough girl power but not over the line into ridiculous. I adored David. There are a bunch of great side characters, Lewis, Star, Paul, and Bad Bob. The world building was just right for me. Enough detail to make things clear, but not so much that I feel like...

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And Done!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 | 1 comment

The second book in the Broods world first draft has been officially completed. The title is now Marked by Odin. It’s currently in the very capable hands of my editor, Lynn McNamee of Red Adept Publishing. It came in at right around 59,000 words. I expect that to grow a bit in the second draft. Unlike most writers I generally add in each subsequent draft rather than remove. I think Broods fans will be happy with book 2, I know I am. I’m still targeting November 20th as the official release date for this one, the one year anniversary of the Broods release. There will be a really...

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