Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

March 5, 2015 Guests 0

A big welcome to Carrie Patel who is here to telling us about creating the perfect sidekick and celebrating the release of The Buried Life, Buried Life #1 (published on March 3, 2015 by Angry Robot). Check out our review of The Buried Life here! Creating the Perfect Sidekick by Carrie Patel Holmes and Watson. Frodo and Sam. The Doctor and everyone else. Many of genre fiction’s superstars come with wingmen, and even when it seems like those characters get stuck playing second fiddle, we know our favorite stories just wouldn’t be the same without sidekicks. Sidekicks are the underappreciated heroes of many a… Read more »

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Release Day Review: Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Release Day Review: Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

March 3, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★

VISION IN SILVER was, while as enjoyable as always, a bit of a disappointment after MURDER OF CROWS. Much of VISION IN SILVER felt like build up to a larger issue that will be realized in the next book. While not exactly ending on a cliffhanger, VISION IN SILVER left me wanting more – more action, more time with the primary characters, more everything.

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Review: Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto

Review: Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto

March 2, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

OF SHADOW AND STONE isn’t at all what I expected from the description. I was expecting an action packed paranormal romance. However, this book has almost no action, and the romance was also almost non-existent.

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Hot Off the Press: 63 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in March

Hot Off the Press: 63 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in March

February 28, 2015 Hot Off The Press 2

   It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change.  Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 39 Adult Titles Releasing in March 24 YA Titles Releasing in March What are your must have titles for March? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »

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Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

February 20, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

This steampunk western adventure includes a bevy in a brothel, a lethal sewing machine, and love at first sight. Elizabeth Bear introduces her audience to KAREN MEMORY (actually spelled ‘Memery’), a working girl at the Hôtel Mon Cherie with a penchant for dime novels and a huge heart that gets her into trouble. The ladies of Madame Damnable’s are worth following all on their own, but Bear sweetens the pot with a series of mysterious murders in the vein of Jack the Ripper. The novel’s only misstep is in mild over-plotting, but there’s no denying it’s one hell of an adrenaline ride at the end.

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DNF 2015 (part 1): We Try to Read Them So You Don’t Have To

DNF 2015 (part 1): We Try to Read Them So You Don’t Have To

February 19, 2015 DNF 0

See all the DNF posts We do our best to only accept books for review that we think we will enjoy, but it is impossible to safeguard 100% against bad reads.  These are the books we Did Not Finish (DNF). We do not give up on books lightly.  In fact we hate not finishing a book, even a bad book, but there are times when for one reason or another, we just can’t bring ourselves to reach the end.  We’ll be posting them when we collect a few DNF reads once or twice a year depending. Predator by Janice Gable… Read more »

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5bat! Audiobook Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur (The Pillars of Reality #2) by Jack Campbell

5bat! Audiobook Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur (The Pillars of Reality #2) by Jack Campbell

February 19, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

I may be a little biased because Jack Campbell is my favorite living author, but I loved THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR. This book picks up about two weeks after THE DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE ended, and you’re thrown right into the action. The intense battle and action scenes are one of the places where Campbell’s writing really shines. There are a lot of urban and epic fantasy novels that make me cringe when I read their battles, but Campbell’s years of military experience help him write realistic battles.

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