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The Bartimaeus Trilogy and A Couple Others

Books I haven’t read in a while? The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Supposedly for “Kids 10 and up” I actually found the series quite satisfying. Better than Harry Potter, in my opinion. We all need a little fantasy in our lives, right?

KindleNationDaily.com was advertising the series today, and I remembered how much I enjoyed the books. They have a very Victorian feel to them, something of Steampunk, something of foggy London days. Satisfying.

Bartimaeus Trilogy http://bit.ly/1JHn0sc

The Amulet of Samarkand – Bartimaeus Volume 1 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)
Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss.

 

 

The Golem’s Eye – Bartimaeus Volume 2 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.99)
The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds our young apprentice magician Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London.

Ptolemy’s Gate – Bartimaeus Volume 3 (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $7.55)
Three years have passed since the magician Nathaniel helped prevent a cataclysmic attack on London. Now an established member of the British Government, he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly; Britain`s enemies are mounting attacks close to London; and rebellion is fomenting among the commoners.

A book I haven’t read, but sounds interesting for children and adults alike, is

The GriffinThe Griffin’s Boy (The Griffin Riders’ Chronicles Book 1)

by Julia Hughes

4.6 stars – 40 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled

When the mischievous griffin, Balkind, is rejected by the Griffin Master as a difficult ride, lowly orphan Neb is determined to change the old warrior’s mind. Stealing Balkind, he flies off on the adventure of a lifetime, risking his life, heart and finally his very soul.

Of course, if you love Griffins, as I do, you can’t go wrong with

Grand Theft Griffin eBook CoverGrand Theft Griffin: Book Three of ‘Fantasy & Forensics’ (Fantasy & Forensics 3)

Dec 16, 2015 | Kindle eBook

Of course, Michael is a buddy of mine, so I can’t help but brag on his works – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t Awesome!!
And you have to read books One and Two as well, they are just that much fun! http://tinyurl.com/gsmy2bl
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What’s That? Michael Angel’s Newest Is Almost OUT!!!! AWESOME!!!

I am dancing all around my office today, because I am almost done with Michael Angel’s newest book in his Fantasy and Forensics series!

Grand Theft Griffin!

No cover yet, (COVER!!!!)

Grand Theft Griffin eBook Cover

 

In case you haven’t read the first two in the series yet (And WHY Not?!?!) here is the skinny:

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Dayna Chrissie is the lead Crime Scene Analyst for the LAPD, and from the perspective of a former crime scene analyst, I found myself breaking out in laughter at just how apt our first introduction to Dayna is. Michael Angel really “gets it.” CSI may be “sexy” to the television watching public – but it really isn’t sexy in real life!

As Dayna arrives at the crime scene where we first meet her, she cracked me up right away. First, we have the idiotic politico, Deputy Chief McClatchy, whose response to the murder in question is to send beat cops swarming all over the crime scene, stomping any possible evidence into the ground, and telling the “scene techies” to “Hurry up, we’ve got real work to do,” is spot on, and her response to him, which has him running for a puke bucket, is hysterical. Then there is her description of her crime scene wear; ‘the overall which assures that her hips stay slim and the cottage cheese stays off her thighs,’ because, damn those things are hot, and her “Stompy Gothic Boots of Doom” (They wouldn’t win any awards on the fashion runway. But they would keep corpse juices out of my socks.) Angel caught my attention right away. If you can make me laugh and identify with the main character that quickly, you have my attention. And Angel never lost it.

This particular scene is an odd case, to say the least. Peculiar clothing is only the start. Besides bullet wounds, there is a huge, charcoaled hole in the middle of his chest and Dayna has no idea how it was caused. Add that to “python-like” patterning all over his face and upper body, well, he is a puzzle wrapped inside a riddle, forensics wise.

Oh, but this isn’t the oddest thing. Oh, no. For Dayna finds an odd gold coin inside the body – a gold coin that transports her to another world. Oh, and what a world! I was tempted to say that Centaur of the Crime could be described as Alice in Wonderland Meets CSI but that is doing Dayna a disservice. She is a strong, competent, take-no-crap woman (hey – if you are a woman in a police position, you have to be all those things – just breathing the testosterone in air can cause unwarranted beard growth!) But she is also kind, understanding and very, very intelligent. A balanced character that I couldn’t help but admire.

Pulled into another world to solve the murder of a king, Dayna takes the transition well. She doesn’t go hysterical and flighty when she realizes she is surrounded by centaurs and “The Parliament” (wait till you meet these creatures – they are wonderfully written) and tasked with an investigation that no one here thinks can be done. Especially not by a woman from another world.

I loved this book. The fantasy aspects, the world building, as well as the creative development of the species and their various aspects. I have read what I would call “modern-day day fairy tales” before, and this one is at the top of my list of favorites. Enough so that I am dying to see the second volume, The Deer Prince’s Murder, come out on Audible. I am also adding some of his other works, especially The Detective and the Unicorn, to my Audible library.

The Deer Prince’s Murder

‘Hello, nice to meet you, you certainly look delicious this morning. I wonder if you are chewy or crunchy’.”

 You have us four. And sometimes, you need to find a sense of family with people who are good, rather than to try and find good in one’s own family.

Dayna Chrissie is at it again. Our intrepid Los Angeles CSI’s whole life changed in Centaur of the Crime. Pulled into an alternate world to solve the murder of Good King Benedict, Dayna finds herself in a world of hurt as she tries to find the guilty parties in a conspiracy to start a war. As she uses her scientific knowledge in a world locked into a medieval mindset, she finds herself magically bouncing between the world of Andeluvia and Earth as she uses her forensic skills, and the LAPD labs, to solve the murder and locate the guilty parties. Of course, she finds herself in trouble not only in Andeluvia as she puts herself in danger searching for the killer, but on Earth as well as her whacked-out Deputy Chief, Robert McClatchy, does everything in his power to destroy her career. Sheesh! Can a girl not get a break? Well, actually she can get a bit of one, as she makes some wonderful new friends who help her solve the crime, at risk of their own lives.

The Deer Prince’s Murder is book two of the Fantasy and Forensics series, and Dayna’s life isn’t getting any easier. Not. One. Little. Bit. Still on probation after going missing from her job as a consultant for the Los Angeles Crime Lab during Centaur (when people are snatching you back and forth across dimensions, it is a bit hard to keep up), she slips off to Andeluvia to spend time with her friends. Liam is a Fayleene, a magical white-tail deer, Grimshaw, better known as Shaw, a Griffin, and Galen, a Centaur Master Wizard are the wonderful friends Dayna made in Centaur. All rejected in one way or the other by their families, Liam for his lack of magical luck, Shaw for standing up for Dayna and offering to help against his rider’s wishes, and Galen, rejected by his war-obsessed father for being intelligent instead of brutal. Now, their little family faces an even more dangerous situation when the Fayleene Protector of the Forest, Quinval, is murdered, pulling Dayna into the most dangerous investigation of her life – and her friends right along with her. For here there be dragons . . . well, one dragon, Sirrahon the Stone Dragon, ancient, cruel and released from his three-thousand year prison. Who set him free? Why? And how will this all end?

When Captain Vazura of the Kings Air Cavalry, Shaw’s former Rider, is murdered by a shadowy figure, things become even more tense, and much more dangerous. With the help of a surprising new member of their little group, Dayna and her friends must work harder, smarter and faster than ever before to save this beautiful world. Oh, and to save Dayna’s job as a consultant to the LAPD Crime Lab as well. That McClatchy? Whew! He’s got some real issues in his tissues!

As always, Michael Angel has his criminal procedure down pat, which is always a joy. His wicked sense of humour is still as strong as ever, and his character and world building are exceptional as well. Not surprising, of course – he is always exceptional. If you like Urban Fantasy, mythology, and criminal procedure with a large dose of comedy, you can’t miss out on Michael Angel’s work. I am dancing on my toes as I wait for Grand Theft Griffin, scheduled for 2015! Until then, The Detective and the Unicorn is next on my Michael Angel list!

I received my copy from Michael Angel in return for a realistic review, and in thanks for my previous reviews. However, all thoughts are my own. I just really like his writing!

(Just a few of) Michael’s Other Works

These, and a lot more, can be found on Michael’s Goodreads Site. Enjoy!!

marriedunicornMy First Date with Jolene, and Her Cousin Billy-BobQuarantine on the Black NileThe Adventures of Amanda Love

The Perfect Time To Read Centaur Of The Crime!

Centaur of the Crime (Fantasy & Forensics 1)
Crime scene analyst Dayna Chrissie is the LAPD’s best corpse-kicker. When a golden medallion on a dumped corpse transports her to the magical world of Andeluvia, she discovers that she’s been summoned to solve the murder of the realm’s king. The price of failure? A war that will kill millions. Hope she works best under pressure.

Today’s Bargain Price: $0.99

Everyday Price: $4.99
Deal Ends: 6/11/2015
Categories: All Fantasy

Musing Mondays!

https://i2.wp.com/adailyrhythm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MusingMondays-ADailyRhythm.jpgMusing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to answer:

I’m currently reading…

Crimes Against Magic: The Hellequin Chronicles, Book 1 | [Steve McHugh]Listened to Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1 by Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1 | Ben AaronovitchBen Aaronovitch

Read Crimes Against Magic: Hellequin Chronicles: Book 1 by Steve McHugh.

 

Up next I think I’ll read… Path of the Horseman Path of the Horseman by Amy Braun

I bought the following book(s) in the past week… 

Pest Control for Organic Gardening  by AmberPest Control for Organic Gardening: Natural Methods for Pest and Disease Control for a Healthy Garden Richards.

I also got from Netgalley.com The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler and Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder by
MaryAnn Kempher.

I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…

I just finished the rough edits on Michael Angel’s next Dayna Chrissie novel – Woo Hoo! It is about 1/3 done right now. I am also working on a full re-edit with Susan Bliler on Leto: Skin Walkers.

I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…

Amazon withhold services from Canadian and Australian Authors… check my review for Grumpy Old Wizards for my discussion with Deborah Jay… I love my authors from other countries, and they deserve just as much respect as US and UK authors do!

I can’t wait to get a copy of…

So  many books, so little time! harperleeI want Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman but as it is coming out on Kindle at $15.99, I can’t afford it, so will have to wait for a Library copy. Sigh.

I wish I could read ___, but…

25217322Seveneves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson, but I can’t afford $16.99 for a Kindle book – or any book really. I would rather spend that on my garden. Will have to wait till I can get it from the Library. Also, I have lots of books I have to get done soon:

For Netgalley.com

The Juan Doe Murders: A Smokey Brandon ThrillerThe Book of Speculationhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/netgalley-covers/cover65263-medium.pngMocha, Moonlight, and Murder (Under The Moonlight #1)

For StoryCartel.com:

Murder Over KodiakPath of the HorsemanDon't Fear the Reaper: Why Every Author Needs an EditorThe Cat's Maw (The Shadowland Saga, VOL 1)Br

For the Author:

The Keeper: A Martial Arts Thriller (US title: Keeper of Light and Dust)

I blogged about ____ this past week

Some Were In Time: Shift Happens Book TwoSome Were In Time: Shift Happens Book Two by Robyn Peterman

The second in the Shift Happens Series, click the title above for my review of Ready To Were: Shift Happens Series Book 1.

Review: The Brothers Cro-Magnon by Roger PepperThe Brothers Cro-Magnon

Science is good. But bad science? Well, that can be deadly…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:

Where is the strangest place you’ve ever read a book? OR… Where is the strangest place you’ve ever found a crazy-good book, unexpectedly?

Wow, so MANY places! Up a tree. In a closet. On the roof. In a horse stall. Hiding between hay bales in the hay barn. Floating in an inner-tube. Those are just a few!

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 😀

Thanks, as always, to ADailyRhythm.com for Musing Mondays!

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Review: The Wizard, The Warlord, And The Hidden Woman by Michael Angel

The Wizard, the Warlord, and the Hidden WomanLost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. – Horace Mann

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. – Orison Swett Marden

Jason Summer is what many of us want to be. A highly successful fantasy author. In his ‘position’ as “Undersecretary to Leetah, The Mage of the Rose”, Jason and his partner, Sonja Leto, enjoy a wonderful life together. Jason’s great love for Sonja inspires his work, and his life, allowing him to create a world of great beauty and creativity. A land of magic and beauty, life and death, magic and mystery. A land where Leetah, the Mage of the Rose, is right now in deep trouble. “She’s almost out of spells, down to a handful of loyal men, and the bad guys are closing in.”

Well, he can certainly write her out of her tight corner. But there is weirdness aplenty in the ‘real’ world. Jason’s brother Corey is acting very strangely. Of course, he has always despised Sonja for some reason beyond Jason’s comprehension. And of course Sonja hates him as well. But there are other things going on – such as mysterious e-mails addressed to Leetah, Mage of the Rose, from Muriel of the Melusines. Oddly phrased, archaic, her emails speak of magic, of invasions and magical flight. Flight which took her brother Zander, from her. Muriel needs Leetah’s help, desperately. Which is really strange, because magic doesn’t really work in this world, Muriel. How about you lay off the video games, Muriel?

Only, maybe Muriel isn’t as whacked as Jason and Sonja initially think. For something strange is certainly going on. And when Jason and Sonja actually end up on Muriel’s world, things go sideways. Saving Zander may get them back to their world – but there are, once again, deeper layers, larger stories, greater worlds. And what Jason finds out in this new, magical world will change not only his beliefs about reality, but will shake the very foundations of his soul.

Michael Angel is, without a doubt, one of my favorite authors. His character development when it comes to his mythical creatures truly pulls you into their lives, thoughts and hearts. His world building carries me into his realities, and his grasp of the human condition is alternately uplifting and heartbreaking.

I have written reviews of several of Michael’s other books, and this one is just as good, and in at least one way even better, than the other books I have reviewed. The heartbreak is heavy in this one – but the joy? The joy simply blew me away.

Enjoy!

I received this book from Michael as a gift. All thoughts are my own.

Musing Mondays – What Cha’ Reading?

https://shouldbereading.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/musingmondays51.jpg?w=257&h=143Musing Mondays is a weekly meme by Should Be Reading that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

16213179I’m currently reading… The Wizard, The Warlord, and the Hidden Woman by Michael Angel

Up next I think I’ll readDark Prayer by Natasha Mostert

I bought the following book(s) in the past weekBy Tooth and Claw by S. M. Stirling, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Jody Lynn Nye

I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… I just finished the edit of SKIN WALKERS: REDKNIFE by Susan A. Bliler. If you are a lover of Urban Fantasy, and haven’t read the SkinWalker Series, you really should. Susan’s storyline and characters are interesting, her settings are beautiful, and her women characters are lovely and well developed. Try them out!

I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)Hum… at the moment? Can’t think of anything right now, but . . .

I can’t wait to get a copy ofMagic Shifts by Ilona Andrews!

I wish I could read ___, but… Ha! Everything on my mountainous TBR List! But I think I will have to live to 300 to 24974213do 23139924so… every time I turn around, I am adding more!

I blogged about ____ this past week… Are You Stuck In WASP Land? Embrace Diversity In Your Reading! What are you reading that isn’t WASP?

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What’s your favorite genre? Why? Urban Fantasy! I adore the mythology, and if it is well done it allows me to remove myself from my life – to be ‘more’ to be my dreams . . .

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! Should Be Reading and So, I Read This Book Today!

The Deer Prince Visits! An Interview With Liam, Prince of the Fayleene

Yesterday I was pleased and proud to have a visit by Liam, the Fayleene Prince from The Fantasy and Forensics Series by Michael Angel. I was surprised and so very pleased when he arrived!

princeLeiah:  Liam! It is so good to meet you! Welcome to Golden. To what do I owe this honour?

Liam: It’s so nice to be here, Leiah. Your grass and leaves are succulent, and my guards find the peace and quiet here quite pleasant, as do I. But to answer your question, I know that you are reading Michael’s The Detective and the Unicorn, and I just wanted to stop by and see how you like it?

Leiah:  I love it! Of course, I love the books featuring you the most, how can I not? But The Detective and the Unicorn is marvelous.

Liam: Michael has a video about the book I wanted to tell you about, as well as copies of his other books. I know you love his work and, well, I really did like your review of The Deer Prince’s Murder, which was about me, of course. Well, I wasn’t murdered, but my father the Fayleene Protector of the Forest, Quinval, was. Of course, with the help of Dayna Chrissie and the rest of our friends, Grimshaw the Griffin, better known as Shaw as you well know, and Galen the Centaur, we tracked down the murderer. Uh, anyway . . . I had meant to talk about Derek Ridder and Tavia the Daughter of the Warder of Cavilad. You see, Derek’s partner at the LAPD was murdered by magical means, and Tavia has come to help track him down. There is mystery, suspense, and of course lots of magic! I know you already wrote your review of the book, but I wanted to stop by and thank you for reading, and tell you how glad I am that you love our stories!IMGP1878

Leiah:  Oh, I do love them, all of Michael’s stories I have read so far. And I am really hoping that Michael is planning to write more Fantasy and Forensics!

Liam:  Well, I can’t let the deer out of the bag on that, but I just know you are going to like  Strangelets With A Side Of Grilled Spam: Episode 1 which I see on your desk here.

Leiah: Yes! And I have Quarantine On The Black Nile set to listen on my audio book reader as well!

Liam: That is wonderful! I am looking forward to hearing what you think, but for now, my guards say it is time to go. Tavia is due to stop by the Forest, and I promised to bring her news on what Derek and his niece are up to. Have a wonderful time reading, and it was so nice to finally meet you!IMGP1880

Leiah: And you as well! I am honoured that you came by, and am looking forward to more stories about you and your friends. And stop by any time – next time I will make you a carrot cake!

About Michael Angel:

Michael Angel’s worlds of fiction range from the unicorn-ruled realm of the Morning Land to the gritty ‘Fringe Space’ of the western Galactic Frontier. He’s the author of the bestselling Centaur of the Crime – where C.S. Lewis meets CSI. His books populate shelves in languages from Russian to Portuguese.

Michael currently resides in Southern California. Alas, despite keeping a keen eye out for griffins, centaurs, or galactic marshals, none have yet put in an appearance on Hollywood Boulevard.

Book Series:
Fantasy & Forensics: Centaur of the Crime, The Deer Prince’s Murder
Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam: Strangelets Episodes 1-4, Strangelets Season One
Fringe Space Tales: A Shovelful of Stars, Pay To Pray, Dogfight, A Planet Torn

Standalone Novels:
The Detective & The Unicorn
I Married the Third Horseman
The Wizard, The Warlord, and The Hidden Woman
Treasure of the Silver Star
The Adventures of Amanda Love

Collections and Novellas
So a Dragon, a Muse, and an Alien Walk Into a Bar…
Gatekeeper and Goddess
Sylph
Predators and Prey
Deepest Fears
Three Acts of Courage
Strange Powers, Stranger Places
Crisis Points
Love’s Origins
Blood, Sweat, and Fears (an 18-story compendium)
Fringe Space Tales – All of the books in the Amanda Love Universe

Short Stories
23 and counting! Check them out in Amazon’s listings.

Michael Angel’s welcome mat is out at www.michaelangelwriter.com. Or, feel free to stop by and say ‘hello’ to the kind folks who publish his material at www.bantyhenpublishing.com.

Review: The Detective and the Unicorn by Michael Angel

“To die, to sleep –
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…”
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. – Maya Angelou
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unicornThe photo of a snow-white Pegasus in the company of the President of the United States had made the front page of the Los Angeles Times twice now. Both times this happened, someone close to me has been killed.

Derek Ridder knows about death. About loss, and pain, true. But most of all, he knows about Death. A Los Angeles cop, he sees humanity at it’s very worst; it’s darkest, cruelest moments. Three years ago, he saw that front page photo only moments before his beloved wife, Beth, died – the victim of a suicide who decided to take many with him when he parked in the path of an oncoming train. And the second time.

The second time nearly drove him mad.

Now, Derek Ridder’s life has been turned upside down, his niece and sister-in-law threatened, and the very fate of our world, The Other World as it is called by those who populate the dimension which has paralleled and overlapped our own, may come down to whether or not Derek, and those who help him, can find the key to destroying a man – a man who is also a Monster.

It is called The Morning Land. A land of pegasi and unicorn, of dryads and wizards and all manner of things that go bump in the night. And in this land, a wizard has gone mad, threatening our world, and his, with total annihilation at the teeth and claws of a demon horde.

He had dead, doll’s eyes, like a sharks.

Stuck in the middle of a war, Derek must do all he can to save the worlds, to take out the wizard who will use both technology and magic to become the mighty foot on the throat of our world.

There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. – Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Much like Hamlet, Derek’s life had lost all meaning. But will he reach beyond, into what and who he was before, and use his pain to save his world? And possibly, his own soul?

Much like others of his work, such as Centaur of the Crime or The Deer Prince’s Murder, there is a strong fantasy theme throughout, which harkens back to the original Grimm, were fairies weren’t cute little winged creatures, and Red Riding Hood’s story was filled with blood. Angel’s works cross the boundaries of reality and magic, of this world and the next, and for all of their vast readability and notes of humour, there is lying underneath a dark pool of pain – and an immeasurable depth of hope.
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If you follow my reviews you will know that Mr. Angel and I have a working relationship, and yes, the author gave the book to me. What must be taken into account is that we have that relationship because I truly enjoy his work. If he were to blow it, well, I would let you know. However, as always, Michael charmed me with his wit and wisdom, his humor and understanding. This book is highly recommended for lovers of Urban Fantasy and Fairy Tales. And anyone else who simply loves a well-crafted tale. Enjoy!

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About the Author

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Michael Angel’s worlds of fiction range from the unicorn-ruled realm of the Morning Land to the gritty ‘Fringe Space’ of the western Galactic Frontier. He’s the author of the bestselling Centaur of the Crime – where C.S. Lewis meets CSI. His books populate shelves in languages from Russian to Portuguese.

Michael currently resides in Southern California. Alas, despite keeping a keen eye out for griffins, centaurs, or galactic marshals, none have yet put in an appearance on Hollywood Boulevard.

 

Thank You, Michael Angel!

michaelThe incredible Michael Angel was nice enough to send me the following recommendation, and I am thrilled beyond words!

Thank you, Michael!

There’s an old story about a medieval architect who was asked to demonstrate his skill: in answer, he drew a circle so perfect that it seemed as though it was drawn using a compass. He was hired on the spot to design the town’s cathedral.

In a sense, that’s how I came to work with Leiah Cooper.

While reviewing one of my novels, she unearthed a half-dozen errors in a manuscript that had been through multiple levels of review. An entire team of editors on a publisher’s payroll and a group of beta-readers missed what she found.

When you hire Leiah Cooper, you don’t just hire an editor. You hire an expert.

Manuscript flaws, particularly in the sample that gives many readers a first taste of your work, are devastating to your sales. Hiring Leiah is an investment that will pay off for you many times over, and as an added bonus, she’s wonderful to work with as well.

  • Michael Angel, Author of the Bestselling Centaur of the Crime

Hi! Me again.  These are just a few of Michael’s books – the ones that I have on my bookshelf. You can see my reviews for the first three here on my site, I am reading The Detective and the Unicorn right now, and Strangelets is on my list!

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