Sunday, June 24, 2012

Where Does the Nook Take Scott Seldon?

Scott Seldon
This week on the MK Virtual Blog Tour, I have Scott Seldon here to talk about what book he is currently reading and what he thinks of it.

Cover for 'Well of Dreams'
Scott's Book
"I’ve read a lot of books through the years, but these days, with a full time job, a family, and a writing career on the side, I have very little time. That means I am somewhat picky about what I read. I am currently working on two novels. The first one is a classic, Les Miserables, which I have loaded on my phone. I’ve read it before and it probably is going to take me a long time at the rate I’m going, but at least I can’t get lost since I know the story very well. It gives me something to read on the go.

I received a Nook last Christmas as to innagurate it, I loaded some books some of my fellow independent writers have released. The first one in the queue, which I hope to finish soon, is Viridis by Calista Taylor. It is a steampunk novel set in a Victorian England complete with airships.

I’m rather enjoying reading a book by someone I know, it’s a different experience. In this day and age, saying you know someone needs some explaination. I know Calista from her online presence and we have discussed quite a number of topics. I wasn’t one of her beta readers, but I did give her some input on the cover. Viridis is her first book and is part of a series. The second book, Devil on a Sparrow's Wing, is currently available as are a couple other books.
I’m really enjoying her writing style and her ability to tell a story. She has an excellent knack of weaving her world building into the story and not dumping too much information at once. And not only is the setting steampunk, the book has several steamy love scenes. Steamy enough that it rates an adult content warning, but not gratuitous. They further the story and are necessary to understand the characters. I am looking forward to having some time this summer to sit down and finish this book and get to the others on my list."
What's on Scott's  Nook

Scott Seldon lives with his family in Colorado and works as an IT administrator. Visit his website ( for the latest updates and to find where his books are sold.
Find out more about Calista Taylor, Viridis, and her other books at


  1. Steampunk with airships sounds good to me! :)
    I also have a nook, and I love it! And I totally agree that reading a book by someone you know, or an acquaintance is a unique experience.

    Great post!

  2. Sounds interesting. I've been reading a number of books by people I know. Some have been good which is always nice. Some have not and I'm never sure what to do in those cases. Only one or two have been really bad thankfully.