• Review

    Review: Six Sacred Swords

    I don’t feel it’s fair to consider Andrew Rowe an Indie Author; after all, he has a remarkable number of credits to his name between work with Blizzard Entertainment and the highly acclaimed Shades of Venaya LARP. And yet, until a few months ago, I had never personally read any of his work or listened to any of the audiobooks reading from them. This all changed when it was recommended I read Six Sacred Swords, a novel set in Mr. Rowe’s world of Venaya. This particular novel is actually a bit of a side story that takes place between two as-yet unfinished trilogies the author continues to work on. It…

  • Review

    The Curse of Amazon Audible

    This year wasn’t just the year I read the most books, it was also the year I listened to the most audio books. Most of these I read through Amazon’s Audible program, as it handles a lot of professional audiobooks…

  • Review

    Review: Days of Old Works qar***

    Note: the link above is an affiliate link. If you were to make a purchase from it, I would in theory receive a kickback or commission. I prefer to keep things positive on this blog. It isn’t easy, of course,…

  • Fiction

    The Trenchcoat

    A light melody of trombone and French horn lingered with the smell of coffee and the taste of nostalgia. I carefully sipped at my chai, allowing my lips to disarm the heat inside the drink before allowing the liquid to…

  • Life Update

    The Pizza Counter

    At the place I have worked for over the last two years, we have an electric sign that states how many days its been since someone got so hurt it actually slowed production. I am sure there is a proper…

  • Journaling

    She Never Did Win the Lottery

    In almost two decades of working various ends of retail and service, there were few employees quite like the grizzled warrior we’ll call Granny. This story is almost ten years old, but my Facebook feed reminded me of this lady…

  • Review

    Review – The Kimochi Warui Diary

    Note: the above link is an affiliate link; if you make a purchase from it, there’s a chance I’ll get some sort of kickback. For what seems like the longest time, I’ve found myself struggling to sit down and read…