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Monthly Archives:: September 2013
Here’s a round up of what we had for you this week!
Steve Bein’s DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD felt like a book James Clavell might have written if he had ever turned his hand to urban fantasy.
I really enjoyed the whole viral outbreak concept in INHUMAN which had great world building and was a quick action filled read. The idea of a virus that wiped out the eastern half of the U.S. leaving the survivors to live behind a giant wall in the west was a fascinating idea.
Laura Anne Gilman takes Clarke’s third law (“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”) and closes the loop back upon itself, nestling the physics and technology of our world back into the fabric of the mystical. Science is magic and magic is science in The Portals series, and this interconnected web of cause and effect makes each battle and each conflict leave a lasting mark on the world as we know it.
Taking place in a world that is so at odds with my normal paranormal romance reading, BOUND BY NIGHT was an exciting start to a new series that I can’t wait to continue. In BOUND BY NIGHT, though vampires have the expected blood drinking and super strength traits, they are also servants (basically slaves) to the humans, who try to domesticize them. Full of Native American-esque mythology, and a unique spin on the vampire’s place in the world, the first book in the MoonBound Clan Vampire series is definitely a keeper.
A big welcome to Sandy James who is here to talk about an Open Book Series vs a Closed Book Series and celebrating the release of the last book in her Alliance of the Amazon’s series; The Volatile Amazon (published on September 30, 2013 by Carina Press). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Also the first book in the Alliance of the Amazon’s series; The Reluctant Amazon–is going to be a free download from 9/24 until 10/7 on Amazon and Barnes&Noble! Open Series vs Closed Series by Sandy James I’m very proud that the conclusion to my Alliance of the… Read more »
With this fifth book in the series, The Maker’s Song has firmly changed focus from shadowy organizations to the boundless magic of vampire and Fallen kind. The last, sick machinations of the Shadow Bureau scramble to destroy Dante and Heather, but while past books were mired with too many agents and agencies, this time around the balance falls towards mystery and myth.
Sometimes the way we imagine a character and the way they are represented on a cover can be worlds apart. I always pictured Mercy Thompson with one or two tattoos, little more than her coyote footprint, but Dan Dos Santos’s vivid, colorful tattoos really pop on a cover and add to the art (though the bolt-on breasts on the latest cover are much less appealing). Rachel Morgan’s blond appearance on the latest Hollows covers has really been a deal breaker for me (despite how excited I am to get my hands on each and every Kim Harrison book as… Read more »
A big welcome to Emma Jane Holloway who is here to telling us about The Sherlock Factor and celebrating the release of A Study in Silks, The Baskerville Affair (published on September 24, 2013 by Del Rey Spectra). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. The Sherlock Factor by Emma Jane Holloway In case you hadn’t noticed, Sherlock Holmes is back in style. Robert Downey Jr. is reinventing him in movies and there are successful TV revivals coming out of both Britain and the U.S. There are also Holmesian and near-Holmesian versions in the bookstores as well, often with a steampunk… Read more »