Author: David Wiley

Writing a Review Request
August 16, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

As authors, we all want to find those willing readers who will actually leave a detailed, thoughtful review. We also dream of having a captive audience waiting to preorder and purchase every book we release. Anyone who has published a book or two knows the reality: these things aren’t likely to happen without a lot
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Dolor and Shadow by Angela B. Chrysler
July 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Dolor and Shadow Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author: Angela B. Chrysler Rating: 4.2 As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it
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Oswiu: King of Kings by Edoardo Albert
July 1, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Oswiu: King of Kings Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Edoardo Albert Rating: 4.4 Oswald’s head is on a spike Can Oswiu avoid the same fate? The great pagan king Penda set a trap, and when the brothers Oswiu and Oswald walked in, only one came back alive. Rumours abound that the place where Oswald’s body
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Blood and Bile by J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson
June 10, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Blood and Bile Genre: Fantasy Author: J.C. Boyd & Joshua Robertson Rating: 4.8 “Before the world came to be, there was nary beginning nor end, nary sky-shield nor night-wheel, nary war-garb nor shield-foe, nary fate-heeder nor fate-weaver, nor any thing living or dying or dead.”Ranvir ripped meat from bone, the dew of deep wounds dribbling between
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Worldbuilding in Historical Fiction: Fact versus Fiction
May 17, 2017 Writing Advice David Wiley

Writers are able to blur the lines between fact and fiction while writing in many genres. Certain genres come with expectations, such as Fantasy readers are okay with tons of fiction (even in Urban Fantasy) because they come ready to suspend belief in what they know. Science Fiction is a genre where there is usually
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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi
April 22, 2017 Book Reviews David Wiley

Title: Redshirts Author: John Scalzi Genre: Sci-Fi Amazon rating: 3.9 Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew
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