D is for Delirium + Dragonfold And Other Adventures

D - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

Delirium (Debt Collector 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn. Read my review HERE.



Genre/Category: Future-noir (science fiction).

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Dumbledore.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Doing All The Things.




Dragonfold And Other Adventures by Tyrean Martinson. Read my review HERE.

Dragonfold And Other AdventuresGenre/Category: Speculative collection of short stories and poetry. Dragonfold, the title story, is fantasy.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: The book character I would want to have coffee with is: Azami from the “Dragonfold” story. I would want to thank her for starring in the first short story I ever sold. Also, I would like to get some tips from her about folding origami dragons that really fly.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Daydreamer and Believer.

One lucky winner will receive an e-book of Delirium. The second lucky winner will receive an e-book of Dragonfold And Other Adventures. Please leave an e-mail address after your comment by Thursday 07th April, if you wish to be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be announced Friday 08th April.

Have you read future-noir science fiction? What are your thoughts on debt payment in a scary world where your life force counts as currency? Do you read or write short stories? Want to share the title of a short story collection that readers may enjoy? Do you like poetry? Are you a daydreamer or a realist? 


  1. Nick Wilford on April 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Two great authors today! Flying origami dragons sound like fun.

    • Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:41 am

      Thanks, Nick!

  2. Pempi on April 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I loved dragons as a child and young adult – origami flying ones would be just up my street. Anne McCaffrey not only wrote dragon books but some good short stories too I seem to recall 🙂
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  3. Yolanda Renee on April 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting, life force as currency. Hmm…
    I read and write them, Parallels: Felix Was Here will be out Mary 3.
    I love poetry, and oh yes, a daydreamer and a realist. Terrifying combination! LOL

    Happy April 4th!

    • Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:42 am

      That would be a terrifying combo!

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 4, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    I’ve read Tyrean’s book! It’s a fun collection of short stories.

    • Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:46 am

      Thanks, Alex!

  5. Michael Di Gesu on April 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Hi, Michelle…

    These are two wonderful authors~ Thanks so much for featuring them. I am very familiar with both their works!

    Such a great theme!

    • Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:48 am

      Thanks, Michael!

  6. Yvonne Ventresca on April 4, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Interesting books that you’ve showcased!
    About short stories — I just picked up a used copy of “Best Short Stories of 2014” at our local library sale and have been enjoying them.


    • Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Short stories are fun to read, especially when I don’t have time to read a whole novel.

  7. Donna McDine on April 4, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I have to say I’m a combination of both a daydreamer and realist. It makes a nice balance. I haven’t read much sci-fi, but I plan on checking out your book recommendations.

  8. Tyrean on April 5, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Thanks, Donna!!!

    And thank you so much, Michelle, for featuring my book on your blog!!!

  9. Bev on April 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Drangonfold sounds awesome!

  10. Nicola on April 5, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Thank you for sharing! I enjoy writing short stories, as well as reading them of course. I’ve recently enjoyed reading the collection of short stories by British author Joanna Campbell ‘When Planets Slip Their Tracks’.

  11. J.H. Moncrieff on April 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I’ve started writing a lot more short stories in the past couple of years. Before that, I’d barely touched that format since high school.

    One of the last story collections I read and really loved was King’s “Full Dark, No Stars.” Brilliant.

    To my knowledge, I haven’t read future-noir science fiction, but no one could take a class with Richard Thomas without getting well versed in neo-noir. Students of Richard’s will understand. 😛

  12. Nilanjana Bose on April 5, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Guilty as charged on both counts – short stories and poetry 🙂

    You are changing my TBR lists in the most positive manner possible. Thank you.


  13. Tasha Duncan-Drake on April 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I have not read future-noir science fiction, but it sounds awesome. When it comes to my lifeforce, I think I would prefer not to use it as currency, thanks, all the same 😉 I love a good short story – sometimes it is great to sink into another world, but only for a coffee break. I also love writing them. However, I have also been disappointed by many, many short stories. Sometimes they just don’t go anywhere.
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  14. Shell Flower on April 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I love your theme this year, Michelle. These both look like great books. I read a noir sci-fi cyberpunk novel called Noir (funnily enough 🙂 by K.W. Jeter that was pretty awesome. I’d say it’s a bit futuristic, but the noir element always gives an older, tarnished vibe. It’s a good combo.

  15. Patricia Lynne on April 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Both books sound awesome and I love the covers.
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  16. Ella on April 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I, too love this theme~ I am adding these books to my birthday wish list~
    Thank you!

  17. Kathleen Valentine on April 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I’m always happy to be introduced to new writers. Thanks for these.

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  18. Anne on April 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Michelle! I had to look up the term future noir because I hadn’t even heard that and I’m still not entirely sure, but … I think so. I usually prefer more upbeat stuff and fantasy/soft sci-fi but I like to read around and occasionally I like melodrama. Hm… I think the concept of life force as currency is fascinating. Even though it got bad reviews, I thought the movie In Time was a really good concept – and it brings that concept to mind. I suppose that would count as future noir but cinema not book. I wonder if The Revivalist series by Rachel Caine would count as future noir. Loved it too. I have to admit you have my piqued my curiosity about Delirium now. I’m in the library while I type this and surrounded by tempting books.

  19. Pat Garcia on April 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Another selection of books that sound interesting to read. My list of TBR’s keep getting longer.

  20. C. Lee McKenzie on April 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    They’re already on that list of mine. They moved up one notch yesterday when I finally finished book 12 for the year. I can’t keep up with this!

  21. Susan Gourley on April 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I like the auto-bio title, Daydreamer and Believer.

    Susan Says

  22. Fran on April 5, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Two authors/books I’d never heard of. Thanks for this!
    Writing Women’s Fiction

  23. Ryan Carty on April 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Call me a daydreaming realist.

  24. Doreen McGettigan on April 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I have only recently discovered that I enjoy reading and writing science fiction, I have so much reading to do to catch up.
    What a fabulous theme!

  25. L. Diane Wolfe on April 5, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I still need to read Tyrean’s Champion series.

  26. Joy on April 6, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I am 100% a daydreamer 😀

    Joy @ the Joyous Living

  27. Hilary on April 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Michelle – love the cover of Dragonfold … great dragon … Good one Tyrean ..

    I’m a weaver of memoir … cheers Hilary

  28. Toinette Thomas on April 6, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Future-noir sounds pretty cool.

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