SPFBO4 Finalist Selection

For myself, Emma, and Timy, this was our first year as acting judges in SPFBO. Although we’ve followed the contest and read many of the entries in years past, we didn’t realize how challenging being a participant would be. The process of eliminating so many quality books was daunting. Our list of semi-finalists ballooned from … Read more

Interview with Graham Austin-King

by Michael Gruneir MG: At what point did you know you wanted to write full time? GK: I think I’ve always wanted to write. When I was  younger it had that unrealistic feel to it though. A bit like wanting to be a movie star or and astronaut. Authors were special people. As it turns out we’re … Read more

Interview with James Jakins

By Michael Gruneir James Jakins is a self published author of both Urban and Epic Fantasy. His debut novel Jack Bloodfist: Fixer was a SPFBO 2017 top 10 finalist. He recently released his third novel Knights of the Dead God, and he has a massive year ahead of him. I recently talked to James about … Read more


We are proud to showcase an exceprt from T. Cook’s latest novel, SPINNING SILK, available now. Synopsis: A brilliant weaver; a conscience stricken gardener; and a journey through deadly ancestral secrets..  An orphan’s weaving genius ignites the envy of her peers, the possessiveness of her mill, and the hopes of an unborn nation.  Furi knows … Read more

SPFBO4: Semi-finalist Selections & Eliminations

This is my first year as a SPFBO judge, and I’m grateful to Mark Lawrence and the FantasyBookReview team for letting me voice my opinions on their forums. I’m especially grateful to all of the incredibly talented authors that have submitted their work for this contest. Regardless of who wins, I hope everyone who participates … Read more

COVER REVEAL: Ben Galley’s CHASING GRAVES: Book One of the Chasing Graves Trilogy

We at FantasyBookReview are thrilled to announce the start of a new trilogy by resident favorite Ben Galley, and we’re able to share its cover today. Presenting CHASING GRAVES, coming December 7th, 2018 (eBook and paperback.) PREORDER now available! Blurb: Meet Caltro Basalt. He’s a master locksmith, a selfish bastard, and as of his first night … Read more