Nils's Taste in Books and Video Games
I used to consider myself a hardcore gamer. I spent most of my waking, free time playing games of one form on another, and I’ve got well over a year’s worth of played time in World of Warcraft. These days, I still think of myself as a gamer, but it’s more a case of being a person who enjoys games, instead of someone who plays a lot of games.
I like my gaming in small, bite-size chunks, rather than in massive immersive experiences. That doesn’t mean I don’t while away hours playing games. That still happens, but I’m a lot more reluctant to take on the commitment of a big title than I used to be.
For books, I shift between Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy, and it’s a long time since I read something else (even though it’s good writing advice to read outside your genre). Like with games, I prefer shorter books to long ones, but I don’t mind long series of shorter books. I feel like that’s the best of two worlds.
Lately, I’ve begun taking an interest in more character focused books – especially ones about “ordinary people in fantastic worlds.” I enjoy the escapism of SFF, but sometimes, the big epic adventures just get a bit much. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself. If the story’s good, I’ll disappear into the book and won’t come out until it’s over.
- Dragon’s Reach, by JA Andrews
- Storm & Shield, by JD Evans
- Magical Midlife Madness, by KF Breene
- Rumble in Woodhollow, by Jonathan Pembroke
- Land of Perpetual Night, by Miri C. Golden
- The Fated Sky, by EM Swift-Hook
- South Coast, Nathan Lowell
- Kitty and the Midnight Hour, by Carrie Vaughn
- Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor
- Quarter Share, by Nathan Lowell
- Storm Glass, by Jeff Wheeler
- They Mostly Come Out At Night, by Benedict Patrick
All-Time Favourite Book:
- Moominland Midwinter, by Tove Jansson
Nils's Published Works
Roy van Waldenberger is two people
To those who know him, he’s just Roy – a middle-aged man, tired of the limelight, and looking forward to retirement.
To everyone else, he’s The Wolf of the North, celebrity wrestler and werewolf. One of the most fearsome fighters in the history of blood sports.
It’s a mask he wears, and he hates it.
Who are you, without your demons?
Alene Money lost everything. Her friend, her suitcase, her freedom. They took her home away, and when there was just she and the beast, they took that too.
Snowflakes dance like butterflies.
Young Emma of the anfylk dreams of a quiet life in her little village in the big forest.
She wants to raise a family and grow old in peace and quiet, with the love of her life by her side.
It’s a plain and simple dream, but it’s hers, and she’ll do what it takes to achieve it.