Author: A.R. Miller

Book Review 98: Disenchanted by A.R. Miller

Book Review 98: Disenchanted by A.R. Miller

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with my In the Spotlight feature. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with lots of local authors, many of them are from Iowa and as a result, I’ve read a few books set in the lovely state in which I reside. Disenchanted by A.R. Miller is a delightful fantasy novel set in The Meadows near Des Moines where many fantastical beings gather. It reminded me a bit of Bon Temps, but not as gritty. I was immediately drawn into the world of Disenchanted. Miller takes elements of the familiar world—hair salons, coffee shops and the Iowa countryside and twists them bit with cast of characters you can’t help but wish you were best friends with. I identified with Keely, the search for her identity and her love of coffee and chocolate. The only thing I struggled with while reading Disenchanted was the fey words and world the Keely and her friends are derived from. While this is the first book in the series, there wasn’t much exposition on Hel (I thought that was a spelling error for a long time!), döckâlfars, liosâlfars and âlfars. This is mythology that I have not encountered […]

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on June 24, 2015
Book Release: Travelers & Shifters & Fey, Oh My!

Book Release: Travelers & Shifters & Fey, Oh My!

Buy it on Amazon Add it on GoodReadsToday’s I’m welcoming three Iowa authors, A.R. Miller, Rachel Eliason and Dennis Green, to Second Run Reviews. They’ve joined together to bring the first three books of each of their individual series together in a single package. The Making of Travelers & Shifters & Fey by A.R. Miller A DJ, a hairdresser, and an LGBT activist walk into a sci-fi convention… That’s not the beginning to a joke, it’s how three writers became friends and collaborators. When Rachel Eliason approached me about doing a box set, yes rolled off my tongue without a thought. Then it hit me, we need at least one more book to round out the set. Who could we entice to join us? That answer was pretty easy too, as both Rachel and I said simultaneously, “Dennis Green.” We first met Dennis at an Iowa author signing at DemiCon. Then the three of us hosted a panel at ICON 39 discussing urban fantasy, and we discovered that even though our backgrounds were wildly different, we had a lot in common. And so do our books. Each of our books deal with how people who think of themselves as normal, […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on April 8, 2015