Christina McMullen

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Octavia Butler, Robert Lynn Asprin, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut Jr

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Christina McMullen is a sci-fi and urban fantasy author who dreams of jetpacks and electric sheep.

Christina enjoys travel, vegan cooking, modern and classic art, and championing the progressive nature of ebooks and independent authors. She is obsessed with robots and the internet, and revels in the fact that she was fortunate enough to have been born in an era where she was able to witness the 'future' finally come into being. And for the record, the year 2000 will forever be the future no matter how far it falls into the past. Call it a perk of growing up at the end of a millennium.

In 2014, she took a vow to read and review only independently published authors. It is unlikely that this will ever change as she has since dedicated the t
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 I'm sure you've seen the memes, the ones that show something great with the caption "my fall plans" contrasted with something terrible captioned "the delta variant." Well, a similar situation happened to us recently.In retrospect, I should have known that making any travel plans would be a bad idea. Especially when the CDC decided to prematurely pull the mask recommendation for vaccinated folks,
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I can honestly say that I've never read anything quite like this. It's very hard to describe without giving any spoilers away but think Inception meets the Fault in Our Stars via a whole slew of YA SFF. The first couple of chapters are delib" Read more of this review »
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"When you put The Matrix and fantasy elements in a milkshake blender and mix them together, you get a delicious treat from Christina McMullen called “Kind of Like Life”. You start the book thinking it’s going to be a utopian love story. Everything tha" Read more of this review »
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This is a fantastic sci-fi spy thriller. Each character was incredibly well written and had a depth that is rarely seen with multiple perspectives. Interestingly, this made me unsympathetic to a fair number of them because we could see their inner th ...more
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“All of Dwayne's books are like a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, except the bacon is actually bacon on a Happy Clown Burger sandwich.”
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Christina McMullen Andrew wrote: "Christina

How are you adding amazon reviews? I quested goodreads on importing reviews. I can add them to by blog.

How else are you doing this? I have 1 and hopefully a few more on the way. Looks ..."


I don't import them. When I write a review, I copy it to both Amazon and Goodreads. I suspect others do the same. I know that if you have a Kindle device synced up to Goodreads, it will prompt you for a review that will then be posted to both, but I don't have my Goodreads and Kindle accounts on the same email.


Christina McMullen Andrew wrote: "Christina - Thanks for responding

Thought I might give you a lift! I read the preview for
"Past Life Strife" amazingly gifted writer. Added to read.

Have a good day
Andy"


Thank you! :)


message 9: by Andrew (last edited Aug 04, 2015 04:53AM)

Andrew Christina

How are you adding amazon reviews? I quested goodreads on importing reviews. I can add them to by blog.

How else are you doing this?


Andrew Christina - Thanks for responding

Thought I might give you a lift! I read the preview for
"Past Life Strife" amazingly gifted writer. Added to read.

Have a good day
Andy


Christina McMullen Dwayne wrote: "They say we're not supposed to contact people when they review our books, but - well, you know. **** the rules.

Your review saying "Mr. Meeker" is like The Twilight Zone written by Kurt Vonnegut ..."


I sure as heck hope we are allowed to contact our friends who review, damit!
I don't know what it is, but your books are drawing out the comparisons for me. Though I've got to write up Old Pops' last beer and I don't have anything to compare it to. Just finished that one as well and you've got me hooked! I'll be buying more books soon!


Dwayne Fry They say we're not supposed to contact people when they review our books, but - well, you know. **** the rules.

Your review saying "Mr. Meeker" is like The Twilight Zone written by Kurt Vonnegut was, possibly, the greatest compliment I could imagine. Thank you.

The latest, saying "Happy Clown Burger" will appeal to fans of South Park and Jean Shepherd... I dunno. Imagining Jean Shepherd's take on South Park had me laughing for about five minutes straight. I love it!


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Owen O'Neill Thanks for the friend request. Much appreciated! : )


Christina McMullen Ayana wrote: "Hi Christina, thanks for the friendship! It's lovely to 'meet' you, and I look forward to getting to know you better."

Thanks! Nice to 'meet' you as well. :)


Christina McMullen B.B. wrote: "Christina wrote: "B.B. wrote: "Christina wrote: "B.B. wrote: "Your first paragraph in your about section made me chuckle! :P Great writing :)"
Thanks! I really am bad about updates though."

I can ..."


Blog about the awkwardness of blogging. That's what I do. ;)


Christina McMullen B.B. wrote: "Christina wrote: "B.B. wrote: "Your first paragraph in your about section made me chuckle! :P Great writing :)"
Thanks! I really am bad about updates though."

I can understand that. I love your st..."


Did somebody say awkward? Awkward is my middle name! :D
Trust me, I know exactly what you mean though. I try to put as much thought into reviews as possible but yes, it can be tough! And don't get me stared on book blurbs. I mean, we're authors, we write for a living. Why is non-book writing so hard?


Christina McMullen B.B. wrote: "Your first paragraph in your about section made me chuckle! :P Great writing :)"
Thanks! I really am bad about updates though.


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