Book Review of Too Wyrd by Sarah Buhrman

In Too Wyrd, the first book in her Runespells series, Sarah Buhrman has crafted an exciting story with an inventive plot, good characters (especially the main protagonist, Nicola, and her good friend, Joseph), memorable dialog, and lots of exciting action. I generally enjoyed the religious backdrop in which all pantheons of gods, demigods, and demons exist, and it was interesting to see the Norse god Odin and the Valkyries as the good ones opposing the Jewish/Christian ones, who were the bad ones.

On the other hand, I found the motivation of Nicola’s ex-husband, Keith, to be jarringly inconsistent with his behavior (especially with regard to his daughter). I also found some of the descriptions of the magic to be excessively long, which created too much of an unnecessary pause in the action.

That said, if you are like unusual modern urban paranormal fantasies, you should definitely give Too Wyrd a try.

New Book Cover for Hell Holes: What Lurks Below

Here is the new cover for Hell Holes: What Lurks Below.

The front cover of Hell Holes: What Lurks BelowThis is the second major cover, created by cover artist Ellie Kay Bockert Augsburger of Creative Digital Studios. The round item behind the main title is Aileen O’Shannon’s amulet, a ring of gold engraved with the words “Tutores Contra Infernum” surrounding a devilstone. The cover shows Aileen O’Shannon, the team’s photojournalist, taking pictures of the hell hole after it erupted.

The full cover of Hell Holes: What Lurks Below