Showing posts from May, 2015


Well, I am happy to have Urban Fantasy Author Susan Reid back to the blog for another interview/chapter swap. In this interview, she discusses concluding her series, The Divinity Saga, and beginning her new series, HUMANS. And keep reading after the interview; she not only offers the first two chapters of her new book, but links to where you can read the first two books in the Divinity Saga for free! And don't forget, she is also hosting an interview with me and chapters from Books 1 though 2.5 of The Birthrite Series at her websites: http://authorsusanreid.       https://divinitysagabooks.  So read on and enjoy! :) TA: So last time we spoke, you were getting ready to release Immolation, the third book in the Divinity Saga. What's been happening since then? SR: Madness! Actually, part real life, part fantasy. I’ve changed careers that has put me on the Vampire shift (3 rd ), and it tends to leave me drained by morning

BOOK REVIEW: Susan Reid's "The Divinity Saga (Books 1 and 2)"

With summer approaching, it is a great time to catch up on reading (actually, any time of the year is a good time for that). It's also a good time to catch up on book reviews (I got a little busy there for a while). For those of you that enjoy a good urban fantasy, here are the first two books in a series by author Susan Reid, called The Divinity Saga. The synopsis on the back of the books are as follows: The Gathering (Book 1) "No one knows WHEN the world will end but how do you go on, when you’ve seen HOW it will end? If the dark ones don’t kill me first...I'll tell everyone."--- Starling Marie Roberts. College Sophomore Starling Roberts is afraid of the dark because she has known this all her life. The shadow beings are real and she can see them. Plagued with nightmares of the invasion of Earth by the Dark fallen and ultimately Morning Star isn't an easy burden to carry, especially when the darkness is after you for the very thing that make

MUSIC REVIEW: Tempest's New Album, "The Tracks We Leave"

Two weeks ago, the Celtic Rock band, Tempest, came through my town as part of their 2015 Spring Tour. The band was hosted by my friend Chuck Owston, playing this tour stop at the Bryn Mawr Church. This was my second time seeing Tempest live, and I will say that like the last time (when I saw them at the same venue two years ago), they did not disappoint. For your viewing pleasure, here are some clips from my first time seeing them two years ago: No matter what venue they are playing at, Tempest offers a highly energetic and entertaining stage show (and Heaven help you if you do not participate :P ). In this most recent concert, they performed their entire new CD, "The Tracks We Leave" from beginning to end. And yes, I enjoyed it immensely. So much, that I picked up a copy after the show (which all the band members graciously signed). The following morning, I played the CD as I wrote another chapter of Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2). And given the setting