SPFBO 7 started off on June 1st and as many of you know, the Asylum is not a judging blog anymore. But not all of us stepped back from the competition. In this post I’d like to talk about why I made the decision of stepping back, how SPFBO affected my (blogging) life, and highlight all the gems I got to find thanks to the competition. It will be a long post, so buckle up. I’ll try to keep the rambling to a minimum, but no promises…
In March we celebrated our 3rd anniversary as well as Storytellers On Tour’s first one. We’ve managed to read and review books, continued with the SPFBO Finals, finished the first SPFBO Special Edition To Be Continued story, revealed covers, toured with books and showed off others.
Timy is reviewing Sin Eater, the second book in Mike Shel’s Epic Fantasy series, Iconoclasts.
“It definitely steps up from book one and opens up the scope of the story within the world, building up the foundation of something I expect to be a great ending to the trilogy.”
March is apparently the month of new beginnings. We are going to celebrate two anniversaries this month: Storytellers On Tour will turn 1 year old, and the blog will turn 3 years old. Man, time flies. There will be some celebratory stuff coming your way this month for sure!
But we’ll have a lot of other content as well: reviews, features, SPFBO stuff, author spotlights, book tour encores.
February is my favorite month, even though I hate winter, but I was born in this cold, gray and well, weather-wise not really flattering of a month, so, you know… I’m kinda obliged to love it. We have a lot of content coming your way this month: reviews, features, SPFBO stuff, an interview, cover reveals, book tour encores. Check it all out!
May was an interesting whirlwind of a month. We had my cousin’s wedding, I made some life changing desicions, my blog got picked to be one of the judges for SPFBO5 and I got my hands on a lot of awesome ARCs and books. And I finally got caught up with everything!
One of the goals of SPFBO is to give a chance to self-published authors to get more exposure. In the Finals I’m taking part in the competition as one of the judges in Fantasy Book Review’s team. As I did with our group’s authors, I decided to offer a spot to the Finalists too to be featured on my blog.
You are looking for something new to sink your teeth into? Don’t look anymore! Lost Lore has it all: mythology, epic fantasy, grimdark, twisted fairy tales, cool assassins, unusual worlds, humor and a lot to think on! Sure, some of them has flaws, and won’t be your taste, but on the other hand, you’ll find some treasure which will make it worth. Besides, it’s free and all of these indie authors are talented as hell. Give them a chance and you might find your next favorite author/series!
It was an eventful month and I had some good reviews and music related posts. If you missed any of it, I was kind enough to get everything in one post for you 😉
Aching God by Mike Shel, a thrilling, dark, cleverly written debut novel which deserves all the attention it can get. Read it people, because it’s good!