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Starving Review: Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler

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Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler (Amazon, Goodreads)

They say that every literary recipe has been made, that every menu theme has been explored, and that’s true. But as they say, the devil really is in the details. While the recipes and themes have been told, there are always new ingredients and new elements that can inject a fresh, delicious filling to an old theme. Often, in modern fiction, we do this by fusing genres and recipes, taking elements from a variety of meals and turning it into a fresh one. So, after that long preamble, we get to today’s meal, Witchy Eye, an alternate-history epic fantasy 19th-century historical fiction tale by D.J. Butler. Does Mr. Butler find new life with this fusion dish or does it fall like a bad souffle?

Before we prime our pistols, let’s recite the oath of the Starving Reviewer:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Book News: The Tale of the Tape Goes on Preorder!

The wrestling action/adventure drama of Three Seconds to Legend continues in the revised and expanded second book, The Tale of the Tape! Set for release on August 11th, right at the start of Kansas City Comic Con, you can preorder your digital copy starting today from Amazon.com!

Take a look at the e-book cover, the new paperback cover, and the book blurb after the bump!

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Starving Interview: L. A. Kelley, author of One Enchanted Evening

Today, I break bread with L. A. Kelley, author of One Enchanted Evening, which we took a look at earlier this month!  I apologize for the odd sound quality and the several interruptions … we had some technical difficulties … but I believe I corrected for the worst of it.  Enjoy!

Starving Review: The Left-Hand Path: Mentor by T. S. Barnett

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The Left-Hand Path: Mentor by T. S. Barnett (Amazon, Goodreads)

Welcome to another installment of the Local Author Smorgasbord (yes, I never remember the previous term and change it), where we cut through the offerings of the Gulf Coast’s chefs!  This week a course of urban fantasy/horror is ready to be eaten as we tuck into The Left-Handed Path: Mentor.  Promising witches, magic, scares, and surprises, will Mentor teach us a new lesson or will it be the same things we learned last year?

Before we enter the classroom, let us finish our punishment by writing down the Starving Review rules one-hundred times:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Interview: T. S. Barnett, author of The Left-Hand Path: Mentor

This week, we deliver seconds on our big first from last week!  That’s right, our second live interview is now done, as we break bread with T. S. Barnett, the chef who whipped up this week’s Local Author Blitz subject, The Left-Hand Path: Mentor.  Listen and enjoy.

Book News … AUDIObook News: Don’t Just Read The Opening Bell! Listen To It!

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Reading books is grand, but listening to the action can be just as awesome!

So if you were curious about The Opening Bell but you didn’t have the time to read it, you can now listen to it!  Buy it now from the Audible store, and soon to be available from Amazon as well!

Book News: The Opening Bell is available on Amazon!

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We’re back, baby!  The wrestling action/adventure/drama of Three Seconds to Legend begins with The Opening Bell, now professionally edited, revised, cleaned-up, and turned into a lean, mean, fighting machine with the help of my publisher, California Times!

You can check it out on Amazon here, or flip over to the My Books page on the blog for links and the book summary!

Thank you to everyone who has read, critiqued, commented, and supported me these past years!  This wouldn’t have come to pass without you.

— J. B. Garner, your Starving Author