Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I have a soft spot for contemporary romance stories that have evolved with the times. So many relationships begin with the partners meeting online these days (my own included) that more traditional “meet-cutes” almost start to feel contrived. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I received an advanced electronic copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book is set in the same world (and town) as the author’s previous book, Perfect Day. It is not necessary to have read that book first, but it puts certain events into perspective. Otherwise, Theo and Luca have their own romantic story that I thoroughly enjoyed on a winter day when I’d much rather have been on a beach. It’s a great summer beach read that’s perfect all year ’round. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Having never read the original Austen novel, Persuasion, this book is based on, I was a bit tentative when Malcolm reached out to me and asked for a review. However, she knew that I’ve been on a kick for exactly this sort of romance novel the past few months, and I’ve previously been a fan of her media tie-in novels to the Stargate franchise. But there’s no hoity-toity Britishness here, nor aliens and spaceships. Instead, Perfect Day was a novel I was glad to fall head-first into. Continue reading
Favorite story: “Precognition” by Jo Graham touches on the after-effects of one of my favorite episodes of Stargate SG-1, when our heroes travel back in time and are aided by a younger George Hammond. It was lovely to see his progression through the years, taking us to the man we know and love who guided the Stargate Program with such a steady hand. I especially enjoyed the historical twist about some other characters thrown in, which I decline to spoil here.
Story I’d love to see expanded into a novel: “Cotermino(us)” by Peter J. Evans started off really weird. Like the author was trying too hard to evoke the narrative of what we might see on screen rather than reading. But as things progressed, I got sucked in by the possibilities of what might be happening. The final scene packed an emotional punch, and I’d read an entire novel about this story, or what takes place next.
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.
Currently reading: The Bronze Skies (Major Bhaajan #2) by Catherine Asaro
Getting to Salt Lake Comic Con was a hell of a ride. Some back story:
A year ago, you may remember that my husband headed to the wilds of Mississippi for 6 months for work. While Erik was there, he met a very cool guy, comedian and actor Jay Whittaker.
A few months ago, Erik and I were trying to figure out what to do for a vacation this year. Between both of our work schedules, we had some leave built up, but neither of us felt like blowing it all on a cruise for a week. Since Jay had talked up SLCC so much, and neither of us had ever been to Salt Lake City or a giant comic con, we decided to go for a shorter trip this year. We told Jay we were coming, and he asked me to send him my media kit so he could try to get me on programming. Which would have just been a bonus — honestly, we were going anyway at that point, and had even bought the fancy passes that came with the cool t-shirt.
But I sent Jay my media kit (after frantically putting one together), and lo and behold, I got an email from the person in charge of author guests! It was official — J.L. Gribble was going to SLCC, not just Hanna. Continue reading
THE COST OF HONOR: STARGATE SG-1 by Sally Malcolm
A good media tie-in novel should hit a number of criteria. Expand upon the established universe. Give the reader better insight into the internal motivation of the characters. Build a setting that goes beyond the restrictions of the original format.
Sally Malcolm’s conclusion to the story she started in A Matter of Honor does all that and more (you can see my review of that book here). Continue reading