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Dec
2

Mistletoe Madness 2014: Milla Vane (Meljean Brook)

Mistletoe Madness 2014: Milla Vane (Meljean Brook) Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on November 26, 2014. Today’s Mistletoe Madness author is… Milla Vane Book: “The Beast of Blackmoor” from Night Shift anthology Release Date: November 25, 2014 Publisher: Berkley Silent Night, a Barbarians short story At the inn beyond the mountain pass, Laina found death instead of a midwinter celebration. Around the building, the snow had melted, exposing a dark...
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Nov
5

Review: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Author: Meljean Brook Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Note: This review (with minor edits) was originally posted on June 9, 2014 after all parts of the serialized novel were released.  Zenobia Fox, sister of the infamous adventurer Archimedes Fox, spends more time living vicariously through the intrepid tales she pens rather than out in the real world. She embarks on journey with Helene, her childhood friend, to the Red City, where Helene’s husband works as the French ambassador to Nippon. However, as their airship approaches the Australian continent, it is attacked by marauders and shot down near Krakentown. Luckily the governor of...
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Sep
25

Quickie Review: Frozen by Meljean Brook

Quickie Review: Frozen by Meljean Brook Frozen Author: Meljean Brook Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: On way to visit her parents for the holiday vacation, Olivia Martin makes a supposedly quick detour to drop off important documents to her coworker (and boss’s son), Erik Gulbrandr. At one time, Olivia thought there could be something special between the two, but now Erik makes it perfectly clear that he does not want Olivia in his life. However, when a dangerous enemy decides to attack Erik through Olivia, Erik turns blue, grows claws, and protects her! Erik is cursed and therefore doomed to go after Olivia; however, he can’t get her to safety because of...
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Jun
9

Review + Giveaway: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook

Review + Giveaway: The Kraken King by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Author: Meljean Brook Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Zenobia Fox, sister of the infamous adventurer Archimedes Fox, spends more time living vicariously through the intrepid tales she pens rather than out in the real world. She embarks on journey with Helene, her childhood friend, to the Red City, where Helene’s husband works as the French ambassador to Nippon. However, as their airship approaches the Australian continent, it is attacked by marauders and shot down near Krakentown. Luckily the governor of Krakentown, Ariq, aka The Kraken King, is able to rescue Zenobia and her associates. Meanwhile, Ariq has only one goal and that...
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Jun
6

Review: The Kraken King Part VIII by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King Part VIII by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Serialized Novel Reviews Welcome to my nine-part review special of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. The book was released as an eight-part serialized novel. Each week after the release of a part of the novel, I have shared my review, and this is the final part! However, on June 9, 2014, I will share a special review and host a giveaway for the awesome Kraken King Poster shown above! Today I review Part VIII. Because each part was written as a specific piece within a larger framework, each piece is rated based on the quality of the work with respect to where and when it falls...
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May
30

Review: The Kraken King Part VII by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King Part VII by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Serialized Novel Reviews Welcome to my nine-part review special of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. The book is being released as an eight-part serialized novel. Each Friday (or Saturday) after the release of a part of the novel, I will share my review. In addition, on June 9, 2014, after the entire book is released, I will share a special review and host a giveaway for the awesome Kraken King Poster shown above! Today I review Part VII. Because each part was written as a specific piece within a larger framework, each piece is rated based on the quality of the work with respect to where...
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May
30

Author Guest Post: Meljean Brook & the Lost History of the Iron Seas

Author Guest Post: Meljean Brook & the Lost History of the Iron Seas I am super excited to have one of my all-time favorite authors here on the blog today! Meljean Brook is here to share some of the amazing alternate history that she has created for her magnificent Iron Seas series. I find it so fascinating; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! And, be sure to stick around because Meljean is giving away winner’s choice one of the Iron Seas series titles. Take it away, Meljean! One of the difficult things about writing an alternate history is that nobody within that world knows it’s an alternate history – so explaining exactly how and why the differences happened within...
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May
23

Review: The Kraken King Part VI by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King Part VI by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Serialized Novel Reviews Welcome to my nine-part review special of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. The book is being released as an eight-part serialized novel. Each Friday (or Saturday) after the release of a part of the novel, I will share my review. In addition, on June 9, 2014, after the entire book is released, I will share a special review and host a giveaway for the awesome Kraken King Poster shown above! Today I review Part VI. Because each part was written as a specific piece within a larger framework, each piece is rated based on the quality of the work with respect to where...
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May
16

Review: The Kraken King Part V by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King Part V by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Serialized Novel Reviews Welcome to my nine-part review special of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. The book is being released as an eight-part serialized novel. Each Friday (or Saturday) after the release of a part of the novel, I will share my review. In addition, on June 9, 2014, after the entire book is released, I will share a special review and host a giveaway for the awesome Kraken King Poster shown above! Today I review Part V. Because each part was written as a specific piece within a larger framework, each piece is rated based on the quality of the work with respect to where...
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May
9

Review: The Kraken King Part IV by Meljean Brook

Review: The Kraken King Part IV by Meljean Brook The Kraken King Serialized Novel Reviews Welcome to my nine-part review special of The Kraken King by Meljean Brook. The book is being released as an eight-part serialized novel. Each Friday (or Saturday) after the release of a part of the novel, I will share my review. In addition, on June 9, 2014, after the entire book is released, I will share a special review and host a giveaway for the awesome Kraken King Poster shown above! Today I review Part IV. Because each part was written as a specific piece within a larger framework, each piece is rated based on the quality of the work with respect to where...
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