Review: Altered States of the Union edited by Glenn Hauman

Disclaimer: I am friends with some of the authors in this anthology; however, I purchased the hardcopy version of this book for full price. This was a fun collection of different story-telling styles that explored how events might have been altered in the history of the United States of America. Most of the stories wereContinue reading “Review: Altered States of the Union edited by Glenn Hauman”

Review: Seasons (Tales of Valdemar #13) edited by Mercedes Lackey

Seasonal celebrations were the theme of this collection of tales set in the fantasy world of Valdemar, which acted less as glue holding the collection together and more as an awkward way to pretend all of these stories belonged together. Especially in the cases of the “continuing” stories that feature characters from previous collections. IContinue reading “Review: Seasons (Tales of Valdemar #13) edited by Mercedes Lackey”

Review: Homeworlds (SG-1/SGA Traveler’s Tales #3) edited by Sally Malcolm

Disclaimer: I am friends with the editor and multiple authors in this collection; I purchased a hardcopy of this book from one of the authors for full price. Favorite Story “The Mysteries of Emege” by Jo Graham: I could say that the ending of this story had enough emotional impact to bring me to tearsContinue reading “Review: Homeworlds (SG-1/SGA Traveler’s Tales #3) edited by Sally Malcolm”

Review: Love Across the Universe by Stars & Stones Books

Disclaimer: I am friends with the majority of the authors in this collection. I won my hardcopy in a raffle basket supporting an academic scholarship. This science-fiction romance collection was an excellent summer read. The stories themselves were a mixed bag for me, with a few being stand-outs. Favorite Stories “The Pirates and the Pacifist”Continue reading “Review: Love Across the Universe by Stars & Stones Books”

Review: Choices (Tales of Valdemar #12) edited by Mercedes Lackey

What should have been a comforting visit to my favorite land was tempered by the fact that the majority of the stories in this collection were continuations of stories in previous anthologies. I have a decent memory for things I’ve read ages ago, but even with that, some of these tales were hard to diveContinue reading “Review: Choices (Tales of Valdemar #12) edited by Mercedes Lackey”

For Love the Bell Tolls: Author Interviews

Today, I’m pleased to spotlight a new anthology featuring some fabulous authors. These gothic romance short stories will have you quivering (in whichever way you choose to interpret the phrase) in your hot apple cider! ABOUT THE BOOK Six haunting stories of love with a paranormal twist, including a traditional nineteenth century possessed house, lycanthropyContinue reading For Love the Bell Tolls: Author Interviews”

Review: Born to Love Wild edited by Cara McKinnon

Disclaimer: I received an electronic advanced reader copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review; I consider the editor and some of the contributors friends. Normally I keep my short story reviews, well, short, and only call out two books when I review anthologies (favorite story and story I’d like to see expandedContinue reading “Review: Born to Love Wild edited by Cara McKinnon”

Love at the Edge of Seventeen Authors Interview Their Characters, Part One

I’m pleased to host a stop on the blog tour for a new YA romance anthology, Love at the Edge of Seventeen, from Stars and Stone Books! It features stories by authors M.T. DeSantis, A.E. Hayes, Serena Jayne, Cara McKinnon, Mary Rogers, and Kylie Weisenborn. ABOUT THE BOOK It’s never easy to go through the fraught transitionContinue reading Love at the Edge of Seventeen Authors Interview Their Characters, Part One”

Review: Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens edited by Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmatier

This was a fun anthology that I easily read over the course of a weekend of airplane flights. The stories were dissimilar enough that they were easily distinguishable, despite the thematic elements that tied them all together. I especially enjoyed that the stories did not all take place in England or even Europe, and thatContinue reading “Review: Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs Aliens edited by Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmatier”

Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! (Bluewater Bay #6)

“Just Another Day” by L.A. Witt: I loved this quick check-in with our first Bluewater Bay couple, actors Carter and Levi. Levi is his usual cantankerous and loveable self, Carter is still too perfect for words, and I’d be jealous of those cats if I didn’t own three ridiculous Siamese of my own. Also, thoseContinue reading “Review: Lights, Camera, Cupid! (Bluewater Bay #6)”