Disclaimer: The author is a friend of mine. However, I purchased this ebook for full price. This was a well-written novella that I found particularly humorous to read as an urban fantasy author myself. There is a certain amount of wish-fulfillment that I couldn’t help but enjoy, considering the author main character is getting prettyContinue reading “Review: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE by Rachell Nichole”
Today I’m celebrating the launch of K.W. Taylor’s first science-fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers! This book is close to my heart because I have been friends with the author since she was still writing it, cheered her on as it passed as her thesis for Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction graduate program, and then threwContinue reading “Review: THE CURIOSITY KILLERS by K.W. Taylor”
Disclaimer: I am friends with the author. However, I purchased my copy of the book for full price. Notes of Temptation is a mixed book: part romance, part historical drama, part urban fantasy, and all fun.
What a roller coaster of a month! April Wrap-Up: Vacation successful and new job started! I’m three weeks in and enjoying myself immensely. I’m doing a very different sort of editing, along with a bunch of other interesting projects. My small team is great, and I love the area of Baltimore that my new officeContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”
Some trilogies work well when the author tries to have every book tell a story in a very different way. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of them.
This novel was easily my favorite in the trilogy, for a few different reasons.
First of all, let’s get a few things straight. (1) This is a literary fantasy novel. (2) This novel was much more influenced by The Chronicles of Narnia than by Harry Potter. (3) I read this trilogy because I adore the television show currently airing, so my review is going to be linked to that biasContinue reading “Review: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman”
It’s always fun to return to one of my favorite series, and it’s even better when that series manages to consistently surprise you. Though there have been some departures, Lackey’s formula for her Elemental Masters series has been “Traditional fairy tale retold in historical (mostly British) urban fantasy setting and concludes with female elemental masterContinue reading “Review: BLOOD RED by Mercedes Lackey”
Part of me keeps waiting for anything about this series to get stale or boring or overdone, because it can’t possibly keep being this damn good. Sure, not every novel in the series is the best thing I’ve ever read, but one thing I appreciate about Ilona Andrews (referred to as “they,” since it isContinue reading “Review: MAGIC SHIFTS by Ilona Andrews”
Favorite story: “The Note” by Phaedra Weldon. While many of the stories in this anthology rated between 3 and 4 stars for me and were cute and enjoyable but not amazing, this penultimate tale punched me right in the feels. There are so many things about the life of a Herald that are explored in this tale,Continue reading “Review: CRUCIBLE edited by Mercedes Lackey”