Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Danielle1Hey folks! Remember Danielle Ackley-McPhail? If you’re a fan of speculative fiction, you oughtta be a fan of hers. Anyway, here’s word about a Kickstarter campaign, courtesy of the talented Ms. Ackley-McPhail:

Have you heard of the Eternal Wanderings Kickstarter? Danielle Ackley-McPhail has pledged to write a new novel following her popular Eternal Cycle trilogy of Irish-myth-based urban fantasy novels.

You aren’t familiar with the series? Here’s what the Bibliophilic Book Blog had to say about it: Ms. Ackley-McPhail has brought us a seamless blending of the present, past, and future throughout her Eternal Cycle Series, incorporating Irish myth, the beautiful and mysterious Gaelic language, and prophecies which span millennia.

If you’re interested in learning more, visit the Kickstarter page:

Some reviews from the original novels:

On Yesterday’s Dreams:

[Danielle Ackley-McPhail] certainly seems to know her Celtic mythology… a solid story. —Piers Anthony, bestselling author of the Xanth series (source, personal letter)

“This novel will appeal to fans of Charles DeLint with its urban approach to Irish mythology. At times I was mesmerized while at other times … I had to get up and turn the lights on…” —4 Tombstones, Kate, Bitten By Books Reviews

On Tomorrow’s Memories

Tomorrow’s Memories” is darker in a rich sense from the first book in this series. Compelling characters, history, and plenty of action will keep you glued to each page until you reach the end. -4 Stars, Bibliophilic Book Blog

“Danielle Ackley-McPhail seems to get better with every book … I didn’t want (Tomorrow’s Memories) to end, and I’m looking forward to reading the third novel of the trilogy.” – BookSpot Central

On Today’s Promise

“Today’s Promise” is the stunning conclusion to an epic series which can be read time and time again without losing its potency. – 4 Stars, Bibliophilic Book Blog

VeronicaThe trailer for the “Veronica Mars” movie is out. And it looks … well, I don’t know how it looks. I’m not going to watch the trailer for fear of seeing a single spoiler. And it’s not like I need to be sold on seeing the movie. Hell, I’d pay a large sum of money just to see a five-minute resolution of the season three cliffhanger, which is where the show wrapped up in 2007.

Soon after I discovered “Veronica Mars” a few years ago — perhaps “had been converted to” is a more accurate term than “discovered” — I was raving about it at a party. A rather sardonic friend of mine asked: “What are you, a 15-year-old girl?”

That’s the kind of misinterpretation the show engendered. For the record, I’m a 47-year-old man, and I’m a big fan of hard-boiled crime fiction. (By the way, check out Alex Segura’s “Silent City” if you’re also a fan. For that matter, check out my novel, “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report.”) As I don’t really follow TV, I was vaguely aware of the show when it was on from the years 2004 to 2007, felt no desire to check it out, and didn’t give it a second thought.

Ironically, I think the ideal viewer of the show is somebody like me, who has an idea that it’s some kind of lightweight teen mystery/soap opera hybrid. Somebody with no natural inclination to watch it, who ends up seeing it anyway through some chain of circumstances. That’s precisely the type of person most in a position to be surprised at first, and then blown away by how clever, darkly funny, edgy, complex and just flat-out freakin good it is. (more…)