Author Archives: CS Nelson

Last blurb and final cover reveal!

Originally posted on Suzanne Robb:
So, Dead by Midnight is available on kindle here http://tinyurl.com/jx3k23s This is the final blurb from Richard Starkings, Creator of Elephantmen and Comicraft, and all around great guy. “An edge-of-your-seat thriller and an impressive debut…

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Evolution of Mecha: Roll a (2D6-2)x10 for a Whiplash Saving Throw

They come in the form of fighting robots. The shape of fighting jet fighters. Fighting firetrucks, dinosaurs, and cassette tapes. NO they’re not Zan and Jayna form of-ing and shape of-ing some random watery thing to defeat a minor DC … Continue reading

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“Touched by an Angel” Review for SHORT BUS HERO by Shannon Giglio (5-Stars)

The world of professional wrestling will never be the same thanks to an angel of the purest heart. From the over-the-top melodrama of the wrestling industry, to protagonist Ally Forman’s daily challenges of life as a girl with big dreams … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 4: The Last 300

  Spartans. ATTACK! Setting A righteous one sneaks up on you. Take Wayne Simmons’ SF Dystopian Thriller, Plastic Jesus. Holy shit! He never spells out backdrop detail, but rather uses character interaction, sounds and smells,  even dialect, to paint a … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 3: Getting Into It with Talking Heads and Chuckle Bunnies

This is way overdue, but thank you and welcome back for round three. Belief, Character, and Dialogue. I’m late. Let’s go. Belief A combination of many of the other elements feed into Belief, but I set it aside as its … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 2: Voice, Verbosity, and Gettin They Clunk On

First, thanks so much for staying with me after last week’s rant. It means a lot to know someone out there is actually interested in my thought process. To recap, this is how I review books. I use the nine … Continue reading

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Elements of a Good Review 1: Book Reports and Body Parts Suck

Recently, someone asked me how I review. Do I use a formulaic approach? Is it an OWL-Perdue thing? And the painful part, why do most of my reviews end up as four and five star ratings? Am I just some … Continue reading

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