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The Liminal Man: An Interview With Todd Keisling


Today I have

a pretty awesome treat for you all, to take a break from all the science communications podcasts and job news. Over the weekend, I caught up with author Todd Keisling to discuss the recently-released second novel in his Monochrome Trilogy, entitled The Liminal Man. Before listening to the interview, you might want to read my review of the first book in the trilogy, A Life Transparent. ALT hit me, like it hit so many other people, right in the feels; it spoke strongly to my experience of working a shitty retail job and wondering where my creative aspirations had gone.

Now, The Liminal Man takes the journey of Donovan Candle and pushes it one step further, asking the question of what happens after someone has had such a wake-up call as Donovan had in the first book. And what happens when an alternate, twisted world you thought you had locked away comes back with a vengeance? Click the big ol’ play button up the top there to listen in for my review of The Liminal Man, followed by my chat with Todd.

Also! A Life Transparent is 100% FREE right now, and downloadable from Amazon. So why not have a look?

Also also! Todd is giving away a major prize draw for those who are following his blog tour. Just click on the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post to start entering. I believe you can enter multiple times by following Todd on Twitter, Facebook, and the like. Best of luck!

Final also! Here’s a couple of links:

You can buy The Liminal Man from Amazon.

Check out Todd’s blog page for more behind-the-scenes stuff, as well as interviews and reviews from around the world.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Holiday Reads Podreview

Reading a book at the beach

Latest review is

just up there, and features not one but three (!) books I read over the Christmas period. Clive Cussler’s Pacific Vortex!, Dean Koontz’s Breathless, and Brett Weeks’ The Way of Shadows. Unfortunately I only rated one out of the three  as worthwhile for others. Listen on to find out which.

Feel free to follow me on twitter, or at Goodreads.

photo by: Simon Cocks

Podreview: The Last City by Nina D’Aleo



New review is

up, taking a gamble on a free e-book of Nina D’Aleo’s The Last City. Listen in to my opinion on a most assured mash-up of magic, sci-fi, and thriller genres.


Buy The Last City in a variety of formats at the Momentum Publishing store page.

Visit D’Aleo’s website, and marvel at the news that she’s a top pick at the Apple iBookstore.

Follow her on Twitter, or like her Facebook page.

Podreview: What Came Between by Patrick Cullen

Third review is

up, this time talking about the warm short story collection What Came Between by another Australian author, Patrick Cullen. Again, thanks to Mr. Steed for loaning me this one. :)


Buy What Came Between from Readings.

Read an interview at Readings.

And some thoughts on writing by Cullen at Kill Your Darlings.

Podreview: The Weight of a Human Heart by Ryan O’Neill


The second miniature

podreview, this time talking about Ryan O’Neill’s highly modern collection of short stories, The Weight of a Human Heart. Much thanks to Laurie Steed for loaning me this one.

P.S. I’m really sorry about the bass thumps at 1:21, I’m working on getting a filter so that my breathe doesn’t blow people’s ears out. :/


Buy The Weight of a Human Heart from Readings

Interviews with O’Neill at Verity La and Spineless Wonders

Follow Ryan on Twitter @_RyanONeill