Review (sort of)- By Darkness Hid- by Jill Williamson

So this month’s CSFFBT book is “By Darkness Hid”, by author Jill Williamson.  It’s part 1 in the “Blood of Kings” series.  The book came with only 2 weeks to read it, and my wife had it for most of that time.  Since I’m a slow reader I haven’t really had a chance to read far into it, but I have to say I’m hooked already.  My wife loved the book.

Book 2 in the Blood of Kings series is called “To Darkness Fled”.  Check out a preview here, and pick up a copy here.

That’s all I really have to say at this point.  I’m sure there’ll be more to say when I’m done with it.

The publisher is Marcher Lord Press, and Indie Christian Speculative Fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, and the other “out there” stuff) publisher on the rise.  It is run by Jeff Gerke, a man with the goal of sharing quality Christian Spec-Fic with the world.  Jeff is also associated with a free e-zine called The Cross and the Cosmos, a publication with goals that are similar to those of Marcher Lord Press, although it focuses on short stories instead of novels.  I had the pleasure of being a part of the first issue (I know, shameless plug), and all of the issues can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here’s some more links so you can get a proper look at “By Darkness Hid”…

By Darkness Hid  
Author Web site and blog –

CSFFBT Participants’ links…
Brandon Barr
Keanan Brand
Gina Burgess
Beckie Burnham
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
Emmalyn Edwards
April Erwin
Sarah Flanagan
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Ryan Heart
Joleen Howell
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Andrea Schultz
James Somers
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
KM Wilsher

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.


Part 2: more information on AP and N!OBE

Here’s a bit more information on North! Or Be Eaten, and Andrew Peterson.

Warning, you may find spoilers throughout the rest of this post!

North! Or Be EatenJanner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they’re really the Lost Jewels of Anniera, heirs to a legendary kingdom across the sea, and suddenly everyone wants to kill them.

Their escape brings readers to the very brink of Fingap Falls, over the Stony Mountains, and across the Ice Prairies, while villains galore try to stop the Igibys permanently. Fearsome toothy cows and horned hounds return, along with new dangers: a mad man running a fork factory, a den of rockroaches, and majestic talking sea dragons.

Andrew Peterson’s lovable characters create what says made Book One “one of the best fantasy novels in a very long time,” and Book Two contains even more thrills, exploring “themes universal in nature, ranging from the classic good versus evil, to the importance of family, and burdens of responsibility.”

Author bio.:

APAndrew Peterson is the author of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One in the Wingfeather Saga, and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums, including Resurrection Letters II. He and his wife, Jamie, live with their two sons and one daughter in a little house they call The Warren near Nashville, Tennessee. Visit his websites: and

Transformers- Revenge of the Fallen

A buddy of mine posted a good review of Transformers and I had to reply.  Something’s been eating at me since I saw the movie.  Not even a single time since then has the movie been referenced in my presence with me being able to keep silent. 

It was good, a solid action movie.  But I have no doubt there were foul, dark, purposeful intentions involved… on the part of those who made the movie.  You can read Drew’s review, and my reply, on his movie blog…


Searching Craigslist With Ease

Have you ever tried searching for the same thing in multiple cities of Craigslist?  It’s slow.  You have to open each city individually and re-enter your search criteria.

Not anymore!

The other day I came across this page,  From here you can type in your criteria once, hit search, and get results from as many cities as you want… once!  There are other websites that do similar things, but this one is a bit different.  Instead of crawling through Craigslist (which Craigslist likes to block) it simply organizes the search on your browser.

If you’re searching for hard to find items, or maybe “work from home” jobs, try using this site.  It’s way easier!  Saved me enough time to write this post…

On Hold- Moving

Just wanted to let everyone know that the daily blogs should start back up soon.  As for the writer’s challenge, we will not be having a new challenge in January, but instead we’ll be posting the December story as the January one at the end of the month.

I apologize for the delay.  During the month of January my wife and I went thru the following:

  • sold our house
  • moved to another state
  • had our internet service messed up
  • Christmas & New Years
  • freak snowstorms that shut everything down

Thank you all for your patience, and we’ll see you all again soon!  God bless!!!