David WReviewer, Boss Man
Believer, Hubby, Girl Dad. Owner/CEO of FanFiAddict. Works a not so flashy day job in central Alabama. Furthest thing from a redneck and doesn’t say Roll Tide. Enjoys fantasy, science fiction, horror and thrillers but not much else (especially kissy kissy).
Travelling Cloak (Jason)Reviewer
Traveling Cloak (Jason) is an accountant and lives in the Chicago area. He is an aspiring bookselle and just wants to read and review books without all the nonsense. Traveling Cloak reviews fantasy, science fiction, space opera, horror, and every once in a while literary fiction. He does not read e-books.
David S. loves fantasy and Sci Fi books and enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, and eating too much pizza. On the weekend you can find him visiting family, going to church, and most of all at home under a blanket while reading books, watching anime/tv shows, or playing video games with friends.
Justin is a lover of all things SFF and has been an avid reader since he was three. He is attempting to build the world’s largest private library (not really, but ask his wife and she might agree). Justin is always excited to gush over his favorite reads, which more often than not are also his latest reads. He likes trend toward sweeping epics, with complex characters and even more complex plots. Until recently he was totally against romance, but certain books have shown him that it can be done well. He currently has a love/hate relationship with grimdark.
Bender loves over the top action, overpowered MCs, epic battles and happily ever after endings! The Michael Bay fan of book world. Reads various subgenres including GameLit, LitRPG, Progression, Superhero, Cultivation and whatnot’s….with a soft spot for Western & Steampunk. Extra points for snarky/dark humour. Doesn’t favor romance and grimdark that much. Lives in Garden State.
Mada, the Medjay of Faiyum, is a book reviewer of fantasy and sci-fi, mostly fantasy and historical fiction, and passionate about video gaming, a fan of franchises such as Paradox, Total War, Assassin Creed.
Michigander with a love of dogs. Enjoys a wide range of sub-genres from romance to grimdark. Huge fan of character-driven fantasy. A sucker for stunning prose and animal companions.
Eleni loves all things literature related and she spends hours contorting her spine in the worst positions possible to read, write, or just binge watch movies and series. Loves a good trope done well but the list of her favorites is far too long. Always happy, and more importantly curious, to learn/try new stuff so there are very few things she dislikes. However, a pointless and overtly leery male gaze and unnecessary misery extravaganza are the only two things she’s got no tolerance for anymore, in any medium!
Dale lives above a little pub in the heart of Norwich, Uk with his fiancé, Caitlin and his cat, Sausage. 95% of his time is split between running said pub and trying to read and write, but when hes able to he loves to play the odd video game and build Lego. Dale loves books with a silly amount of action, he dislikes books with half naked people on the cover and hes incredibly confused by anyone that organises their bookshelves by colour.
Jared is a long time fantasy reader who re-connected with the genre a few years back. New to the blogging scene and currently lives and works in Dallas TX. He loves epic fantasy, the occasional grimdark, and character driven books above all else. Not a huge romance fan but he enjoys a sprinkling of it in a story. He looks forward to finding new authors, and diving into new worlds in this year’s blog-off!
Born and raised somewhere in the South West of England by a pack of goblins, Harry learnt hunting & tracking skills unrivalled by any other human. He also likes to make things up about himself and is a little bit silly. Some of his favourite authors include Joe Abecrombie, John Gwynne, Robin Hobb, Pierce Brown, Evan Winter, Anna Stephens and Stephen King. Epic fantasy is his go to, although Harry is open to reading just about anything. He is not a fan of edgelord main characters and subversions of tropes for the sake of it.
Hey I’m Jen, a fantasy reader from Devon in the UK.
I’ve always been an avid book reader but after having a baby in 2021, I found my love resolidified, mainly thanks to the bookstagram community who give me my own personal space that was a lifeline as a new mum!
I’d like to say I’m not fussy, but in reality I really am! I’m a lover of fantasy, particularly in a medieval setting. I try to mix it up with thrillers occasionally but so often find myself disappointed that I tend to stay in my comfort genre these days!
Lately I’ve been loving reading more indie fantasy, there are so many hidden gems and I’m having so much fun discovering them!
If you want a quick and sure way to impress me, give me some real meaty characters I can sink my teeth into, and send them to a bustling market setting and I’ll be sold.
Paige started book blogging 7 years ago and never looked back. She started out in YA and has since moved on to Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, although it’s rare for her to read something she doesn’t enjoy! Paige is chronically out of shelf-space but that doesn’t stop her buying books. She is an avid gamer when she isn’t reading.
Emmanuel Henri grew up in Chambly, a city in the tail of Quebec (Canada) near Montreal. He’s an established technologist with 25 years of experience in the world of programming and design, and also published 125 courses on several platforms such as Linkedin Learning, Pluralsight and O’reilly. Since his teens, he always had a knack for storytelling, especially monster-driven tales, and has compiled a boatload of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and horror ideas he’s thrilled to put into words. To keep his head sane and healthy, especially after his close call with cancer in 2020 (now in remission), he’s pledged his body to a strict diet and rigorous exercise plan. He’s currently working on his novel “Ashes” and editing “From the mist” and several short-stories, such as “The Agency”.
I’m a writer, podcaster, illustrator and (former) tattoo artist who lives and breathes SFF. My love of the genres comes through in everyday life, seeping into my writing, illustrations and more. I also host the SFF Addicts podcast, a bi-weekly panel show that brings together guest authors and industry professionals to chat about sci-fi and fantasy. On top of that, I’m an aspiring author, currently chipping away at my debut sci-fi novel. For more about me, including my personal blog, online store and more, you can visit my website: https://amgibson.com.
Former chef turned constantly hungry foodie, TTRPG nerd, writer of fantasy stories about sky pirates. Currently working on The Sky Whale Trilogy. Beards.
Naty Reads Books (Naty)Reviewer
Hi everyone! My name is Natazha but I prefer being called Naty for short. I am currently a stay at home Mom of 2. I am the proud owner of a mischievous cat named Theodore but he is well known as the fierce and powerful, almighty Dragon Kitty. I am often cuddled up on the couch with a good book on hand (or audio book) while my youngest sleeps beside me and my toddler torments the living room space with her toys. I am a huge fan of Lord of The Rings and Star Wars (everything geeky). I often review Fantasy, Sci-fi, but most importantly anything that interests me. I am very happy to be a part of the book community, I have met so many amazing friends. Happy reading!
Hey everyone! I’m Readtheblurb. I mostly review fantasy books but try to sprinkle in some sci-fi, horror and non fiction into the mix. I’ve always lived abroad so I’m kind of a travel addict, which works great with reading as I love to read on the go…or on a beach. I also can’t survive without coffee, so I try to add that on the go as much as possible. Computer games is also one of my major hobbies as they feel like interactive stories to me. I’m mostly still new to reviewing, but am trying my best to review as many and as much of a variety of books as possible, which I hope will give you a better idea of what you want to read. Oh. Yeh. I’m also in the process of writing my own sci-fi book. I’m not to far in but maybe (hopefully) you’ll see it somewhere down the line! Anyway, am also open for a chat, particularly about games, travel and books, so come drop me a line on Twitter.
Dan is crazy about everything SFF! By day he’s an Editorial Assistant for the Royal Society of Chemistry and by night he’s a book worm buried deep in a book, trying to keep up with a tbr that expands at the same rate as space. Oh and … an aspiring author.
Victoria is an author, poet, and reviewer. She predominantly reads YA SFF, but is more than willing to peruse all genres if they pique her interest. She and her husband are a team of bloggers with FFA, and their combined powers make them a danger to mankind. She also has three dogs and a cat that she talks about a lot. Not in her reviews, just in general. You can also hear her on the FFA Podcast every now and then.
Connor Caplan is a quadruplet (yes, really), mentally disabled, and has a degree in creative writing. He won an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Writers of the Future Contest. His debut novel, The Sword in the Street, was a 2021 SPFBO semifinalist. He currently lives in New England where he’s usually reading all kinds of character-driven SFF.
Ashley enjoys multi-pov, character driven stories. Bonus for animal compananions and found family. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and some horror and enjoys a multitude of subgenres including grimdark, space opera, first contact, gothic, epic, and time travel. Romance is always welcome. Ashley is a huge fan of series, especially the quartet. She always has three books in progress – a physical, ebook, and audiobook. Outside of work, Ashley is a homebody who loves spending time with her husband, two children, and dog. She is an avid runner who can be found listening to audiobooks during her long runs.
Growing up on an island off the coast of Maine shaped Erica’s love of all things spooky. Now living in New Hampshire, you can usually catch her with a cup of tea in one hand and a horror book in the other. When she’s not reading during her downtime, she enjoys watching movies, binge watching tv shows, catching up on podcasts, or showing her husband her latest heavy metal song obsession with the volume up high enough to rattle their bones. Visit her book blog (http://ericarobynreads.com) or check out the Dead Headspace podcast where she is a reoccurring guest host.
Maggy, mother of 4 cats, can usually be found under a cosy blanket with a thick fantasy or science fiction tome in her hand. And if you don’t find her there, you’ll find her at her PC playing competitive computer games. Surrounded by thousands of books, her favourite book remains The Name of the Wind, which is why she has adopted Auri’s idiosyncrasy for the proper placement of her favourite things.
Tyra lives on the Sunshine Coast, but the rainier one in Canada, sadly not in Australia. She spends all of her free time reading books or hiking with her dog. She loves all things fantasy, and has recently found the vibrant community of self-published fantasy. She also loves playing DnD, and is just beginning to tentatively DM games.
Self-confessed geek and lover of sci-fi. When he’s not reading it, he’s writing it. Partial to time travel and Keanu Reeves movies. Dad. Husband. Part-time robot, full-time nerd.
Scott (Book Invasion)Reviewer
Hi, I’m Scott. Husband. Father. Reader. Cynic. Former music blogger turned SciFi Reader and Booktuber. (youtube.com/bookinvasion)
I have re-discovered the love of reading later in my adult life though I’ve always been fascinated with the creative ideas/societies/behaviors explored through science fiction. I’m drawn toward the bizarre, fringe, and humorous stories that touch on ideas/POVs that haven’t been explored before. I enjoy being an advocate for the authors and stories that I enjoy and I love finding debut authors that are not afraid to break the mold and subvert expectations.
I’m a long time obsessor of SFF. Got hooked because of Redwall as a kid and haven’t stopped since. Newly enlightened to indie books and can’t wait to get my hands on more. I’m a Dallas, TX local, husband, father of two, and a photographer/videographer by trade. I just love reading and want others to find books they’ll love as well.
Sean – SeanchalantReviewer
Sean Conley (not Connery) aka Seanchalant is an proud father of three little nerds, AnaMaurin Victoria, Landyn Lawrence, and Raylan Aviendha Mae. He is a stay at home dad while his hardworking and wonderful fiancée,
Gabriella Oropeza brings home the bacon and he always has a book on his person. On the autism spectrum, he has a tendency to become an encyclopedia on things he enjoys. Raised on horror films (The Evil Dead series is #1) and Stephen King, his love of fantasy was born from Army of Darkness and Tad Williams; cultivated by John Gwynne and Mark Lawrence. He enjoys everything from epic fantasy to urban fantasy, grimdark to high fantasy. His favorite bands are The Beatles, Wu-Tang Clan and Built to Spill.
I’m Jenn; teacher and lover of all things fantasy. Every now and then I get an itch to read something different but mostly it’s fantasy all the way. I am from Scotland but have lived in New Zealand since I was a young teenager.
Character driven epics are my favourite but I am open to reading a lot of different things. My literary roots are firmly planted in Roshar, Middle Earth, and a new favourite Buckkeep. I also love reading Indie fantasy and am looking forward to finding more wonderful fantasy worlds and writers. When not reading I can be found looking after my daughter, my fur baby Sierra and working with my husband on our new rural property. Enjoy my bookish thoughts.
Diyanosaur is a generic nerdy girl from India whose gateway to fantasy was ASOIAF. Fantasy is her go-to genre but recently she’s been exploring Historical Fiction and Horror too. The way to her heart is having an animal companion in your book. May or may not believe in the existence of bears. Truth and Courage!
Craig is from the small country of Wales in the UK – famous for its castles and dragons! He is married and has 3 daughters. Craig works a desk job full time, but in his spare time he reads as much as possible. Having fallen back in love with reading again, after discovering the indie and self-published SFF book community, Craig loves to share his passion with other readers in the community.