Down to Oath by Tyrolin Puxty

Fun & Fascinating!

ISBN: 978-1948099998

Another great read from the mind of Tyrolin Puxty! I love her stuff so much, and it never disappoints!

THE STORY

Oath. A dull sort of town. The kind of place where you might stop for pancakes, on your way to somewhere far more interesting. You’d forget all about them the moment you left. (Both the town and the pancakes.) In fact, you’d never give Oath another thought unless you had the terrible misfortune of getting stuck there. Forever.

Through some cosmic mix-up, Codi’s landed in a place where she does not belong. She doesn’t remember how she got there, and she can’t seem to find a way out. An impenetrable white fog surrounds the town. No one new ever shows up, and no one ever leaves.

Until Codi appears. Again.

Only this time it’s a child version of herself, babbling about things big Codi can’t understand. There are other versions of the town. Other versions of herself. And she has to find herself before she can leave. But she’d better hurry. Because all hell is about to break loose, and the people of Oath do not respond well to change.

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Seed by Michael Edelson

Cover of Seed, by Michael Edelson

Profoundly Satisfying Entertainment

ISBN: 978-1519747990

I grew up reading science fiction. Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Scott Card, Michael Crichton… In fact, I read every science fiction book I could find in our small-town library. Literally every single one until they ran out. Sadly, life went on…

I grew up, finished college, got a job, read other things. It was only recently that I returned to the genre with this novel: Seed, by Michael Edelson.

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Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge

Spells & Sugar: Recipe for Fun!

ISBN: 1943858225

All Anise wants is to become a pastry chef, but applying to college isn’t easy when you’re a witch. Shouldn’t magic make her life easier? In small ways, maybe. But baking a little happiness into cookies isn’t the same thing as waving a magic wand and making all your dreams come true. Normal people are scared of her, and even her own mother—the only other witch Anise has ever known—would rather she didn’t use her powers at all.

When Anise is assaulted at a local fair, her untempered magic comes to her rescue, incinerating the baking tent and leaving a trail of crime behind. Then, with superior witchy timing, Anise’s great-aunt invites her to apprentice at the only witch-sanctioned bakery in the country, and Anise jumps at the chance. But things go from bad to worse as Anise discovers that finally embracing her power might come with a terrible price.

I just loved this read! I mean, spells and sugar? My two favorite things! Add a young woman trying to find her way in the world, and, yeah, Lola Dodge hooked me hard. The first chapter is one of my favorite first chapters ever, so I think might have over-hyped myself for the rest of the book. (Can you over-hype yourself on a read? What do you think? Is that a thing?) Continue reading “Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge”

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Rare. Epic. Legendary.

ISBN: 978-0307887436

THE STORY

In a future of limited resources and failing infrastructure, humanity lives out its dreams in a massive virtual reality game-world. Wade Watts is a high school student, getting an elite education for free despite his impoverished real-world life, because that was the vision of the game’s creator: unlimited access to knowledge, for rich and poor alike, where every kid has a genuine opportunity to make something of themselves. But not everyone wants to keep it that way.

The original programmer is dead, and a prize is hidden in the game. Whoever decodes the clues first will inherit his billions—and control the virtual universe. Wade has been searching for years. If he wins, he can leave his life in “the stacks” behind, and he can protect the world he knows and loves. But big business is searching too. If they win, the world can say goodbye to free education. That could add up to trillions, and they’ll do anything to get it. Continue reading “Ready Player One by Ernest Cline”

Realm FM by Tyrolin Puxty

A Rollicking Ride!

ISBN: 978-1948099356

Yet another strange installment of the Dragon Authors BookTube!

Realm FM, by Tyrolin Puxty, is about a radio show–with guests from other dimensions. (The station is built on a wormhole. Obviously.) We rounded up some inter-dimensional guests of our own to share their impressions of the book. (And the show.) Continue reading “Realm FM by Tyrolin Puxty”

Flash Interview: Tyrolin Puxty

Introducing Realm FM!

Hello, blog readers! We’re stoked to announce a brand new book by Tyrolin Puxty, author of the infamous Colt Harper, Esteemed Vampire Cat–not to mention the Broken Dolls series–and one of our favorite people from the land down under! (And that’s saying something. We like a lot of Australians. Go figure.)

Not only has the cover just been revealed today, but we were lucky enough to catch up with the author herself for a FLASH INTERVIEW about the new title, Realm FM, arriving December 5. It’s about a radio station built on top of a wormhole … and the young woman who gets to interview Bigfoot … and the guy she’s trying not to be attracted to. In short, classic Tyrolin Puxty!

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My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire’s Lone Survivor — Brendan McDonough

Gripping & Inspirational

ISBN: 9780316308182

I felt drawn to this book because I’ve been through wildland firefighter training, so I have a ton of respect for the guys who do it for a living. And I always appreciate people who are willing to tell their own stories. Especially tough, intensely personal stories. Telling the hard truth is one of the highest forms of courage we can share with each other as human beings, and Brendan McDonough holds nothing back.

The author is the lone survivor of the Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of his entire Hotshot team. That fact is in the title of the book because it’s human nature to be interested in that aspect of his story—it’s unique, and it’s intensely dramatic. But no tragedy should ever define a human life. One of the things I love about this book is that it shows how much more there is to Brendan McDonough.

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The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

Like Wine & Chocolate for the Reader’s Palate

ISBN: 9781509215904

Trained as an elite warrior from childhood, the elven crown prince, Flintathriël, fights to end a war that began before he was born. With the aid of his betrothed, Sairalindë, a skilled mage and dragon rider in her own right, he must find the Book of Souls–an ancient and mysterious tome rumored to have belonged to the god Hath’Raal.

But when the missing book turns up in the hands of Mnuvae, the bastard daughter who believes the kingdom to be rightfully hers, Flintathriël and Sairalindë must defend each other–and their people–against a far greater force than they bargained for…


The Last Dragon Rider is a ruby of a book–the magic of firelight captured impossibly in stone. Roughly half a carat in weight (it is not a long read), the color is exquisite. The spark of romance and adventure sizzles within its depths.

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