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An Exclusive Excerpt of Etched in Fire. A Fantasy Novel.

An Exclusive Excerpt of Etched in Fire. A Fantasy Novel.

Today I’m happy to welcome Beth Hudson to Second Run Reviews. Beth started writing in third grade, but got sidelined by real life and just recently picked up her pen and started writing again. She published an illustrated chapbook, “Following Seas”, in 2008. This fall, Beth is happy to announce the release of her fantasy novel, Etched in Fire, which is being publish by Alban Lake Publishing. And today, Beth is sharing an excerpt of Etched in Fire with the fans of Second Run Reviews. Enjoy! The Overview Synopsis: Just as a barge enters Kaelennar, the city is attacked by an army of bloodthirsty esch. To protect fourteen-year-old Maelen Saltbearer, Gannet dresses her as a boy, and they take refuge with another family. Maelen wants to fight—she has some untested magical powers—but instead the children are to flee the city. The occupation of Kaelennar continues, and the children eke out a meager existence, unable to better their lot against the esch . . . until one day Maelen Saltbearer is caught, along with her friends, while smuggling children from the city. Tortured and left for dead, Maelen snaps. Torn between personal revenge and saving her people, Maelen has a decision […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 23, 2015
Kathryn Sullivan, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Kathryn Sullivan, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Click to encourage yourfavorite author tosign up! In the Spotlight is a new feature here at Second Run Reviews. I’ve invited authors, publishers and editors to take part in interviews, guest posts, giveaways and anything else that they can dream up that is appropriate for a blog. Today Kathryn Sullivan is In the Spotlight at Second Run Reviews. The author of several fantasy novels, many of which are award winning novels. She’s been busy this spring traveling to conventions and blogging about ‘Wizards & Other Magic Users‘. Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Kathryn. Glad that you have returned home safely from Memphis and I hope spring is coming soon to Minnesota. It’s taking its time arriving here in Iowa. In the Spotlight Kathryn Sullivan So let’s get things started!In a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.     I write young adult fantasy and science fiction. I’m owned by a Moluccan cockatoo and I’m a big Doctor Who fan.    I, too, am a Whovian, but I’m rather new. I just came to watch the series a couple years ago after attending ICON. Speaking of Doctor Who, I see on GoodReads that you are featured in […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on April 10, 2015
In the Spotlight Feature for Authors

In the Spotlight Feature for Authors

The In the Spotlight feature is an opportunity for authors to connect with their fans via author interviews, guest posts, giveaways and more. All of the 2017 spots are currently filled and I am working to revamp the feature for 2018. To be notified when reservations for 2018 are available, please complete this form. RSVPs for In the Spotlight 2018 at @2ndRunReviews will start soon. Get notified when.Click To Tweet About In the Spotlight In the Spotlight officially launched in April 2015. Since that time, I have featured over 90 authors via interviews, guest posts and more. As a featured author, your post will be the top post of the day and receive one week of promotion via various social media channels. The best traffic is seen on posts that are cross promoted by myself and the author. So I hope you will share your feature once it goes live. Fans of Second Run Reviews love it when the featured author responds to comments and interacts with them. I hope that you will visit your post frequently and respond to comments. How In the Spotlight Works You select the Friday you wish to be featured and submit a small fee […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on October 23, 2015
A Note from the Director: Cruising with the Winchesters

A Note from the Director: Cruising with the Winchesters

I love music. Specifically, I love soundtracks and cast recordings. Growing up I can recall watching the episode of Head of the Class where they performed Grease and then finding the Original Cast Recording of Grease in my mother’s cassette collection and listening to that over and over. My sister and I would stage performances of Grease outside on this huge mound of dirt that was in our backyard after they dug the foundation for the house my parents built on our farm circa 1986. I’m sure it was quite the sight to behold as back then we had NO clue what Grease was about, but that music was awesome. As I got older and went to movies with my high school sweetheart, I was tuned into the music. I used to be able to identify the greats like Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen and John Williams within seconds of a movie starting. It wasn’t unusual for me to immediately go out and by the soundtrack for a movie shortly after seeing it. And in turn, listen to it non-stop for hours on end. I used to prep for my dramatic duo piece about the Holocaust before performing it in a […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on June 11, 2014