Gretchen E K Engel

Audiobook Review The Shadow Queen

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of libraries, especially online ones. When we owned a home in Phoenix, I held a city of Phoenix library card. Taxpayer perk. When we sold our house, I gladly forked over the $40 per year to keep my beloved maroon card that’s older than either one of my […]

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Movie Review – Ready Player One

Our family doesn’t go to the movies very often. We took our daughter and several of her friends to see A Wrinkle in Time for her tenth birthday party. Before that, we only saw 1 or 2 movies in the theater in the past year. We all decided to see Ready Player One. Good choice. It’s a […]

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

The Author Collector by Teddi Deppner

I love really thought-provoking short stories. Bonus points if there’s a creep factor. Think Ray Bradbury or “The Lottery. Teddi Deppner’s The Author Collector doesn’t disappoint. Andy is an author, a not terribly successful one. He has a wife and young son he needs to support. Knowing that being a writer isn’t going to cut it if […]

Review: Resistance

Review: Resistance

This is the second of my two-part review of Amy Brock McNew’s shorter companion works in the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. While last week I reviewed Reformation, which is only available by subscribing to Amy’s website, Resistance is available through more traditional means like online booksellers. Resistance is a novella that follows roughly the same timeline as her full-length […]

Review: Reformation

Review: Reformation

This is going to be a 2-parter. In keeping with my focus on short stories and novellas, I’m going to feature two of Amy’s new releases. The first is Reformation. If you notice there’s no hyperlink over the title. Why? Because Reformation is an exclusive thing. It’s free. All you have to do is sign up for […]

Review: Reclaiming Shilo Snow

Review: Reclaiming Shilo Snow

  Mary Weber just released Reclaiming Shilo Snow, the sequel The Evaporation of Sofi Snow. One thing I loved about these books are that they’re a duology. It’s a trend I’m excited about. I’m becoming a bit weary of trilogies and extended series, especially ones that end abruptly so that basically, I’m committing to one […]

Ready Player One – Audiobook Review

  I am the quintessential child of the 80s. Born at the end of 1972, I’m right in the middle of Generation X and about a year or two younger than James Donovan Halliday aka Anorak a video game tycoon who has set up a virtual world called OASIS and has left his fortune to […]