Broadside – an author advertisement

Hear ye hear ye me mateys!  I announce the newest category to me Captain’s log.  What is a broadside ye ask?  Traditionally: A broadside is the side of a ship, the battery of cannon on one side of a warship; or their coordinated fire in naval warfare. From the 16th century until the early decades … Continue reading Broadside – an author advertisement

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The Captain’s Log – premeditated (Josin L. McQuein)

Ahoy there mateys! premeditated (Josin L. McQuein) I first was introduced to this author by reading arclight, so when I saw that she had written this novel, I picked it up. This is what I would term a “young adult thriller.” The main character, Dinah, is a bit screwed up by her cousin’s suicide attempt. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – premeditated (Josin L. McQuein)

The Captain’s Log – an inheritance of ashes (Leah Bobet)

Ahoy there mateys! an inheritance of ashes (Leah Bobet) When I read the author’s first novel . . . it walked the plank. However, I liked enough of the underlying writing to be willing to give the author’s second novel a chance. I am glad I did. This young adult dystopian fantasy novel was very … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – an inheritance of ashes (Leah Bobet)

The Captain’s Log – three days in april (Edward Ashton)

Ahoy there me mateys! three days in april (Edward Ashton) This book was a fun sci-fi romp set in Baltimore, one of my oldest home ports there on the Chesapeake Bay. Something causes 90% of the population of Hagerstown, Maryland to violently die simultaneously. Is it a terrorist attack? A plague? The end of the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – three days in april (Edward Ashton)

The Captain’s Log – truthwitch (Susan Dennard)

Ahoy mateys! truthwitch (Susan Dennard) Another port plundered. Arrrr! And this one was super fun to explore. This novel was action packed from the very beginning. It was also a very fast read. This book dealt with magic drawn from the elements like fire logic did. But extra elements are involved. Void for example. Though … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – truthwitch (Susan Dennard)