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5bat! Review: Dark Ascension (Generation V #4) by M. L. Brennan

5bat! Review: Dark Ascension (Generation V #4) by M. L. Brennan

August 10, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

Starting this review has been a bit difficult. Mainly because I just want to say, if you are not reading the Generation V series, you need to get on that. With DARK ASCENSION, book four in the series, the characters are at a crossroads and Brennan’s writing just keeps getting better (something I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to say after TAINTED BLOOD).

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Review: The Artisans (The Artisans #1) by Julie Reece

Review: The Artisans (The Artisans #1) by Julie Reece

July 27, 2015 Review 0 ★★

In the original description I read of THE ARTISANS, this crucial sentence was at the end: “The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.” Generally anything promising a retelling of Beauty and the Beast (my favorite fairytale) is an instant win for me. And while I can definitely see the parallels between THE ARTISANS and Beauty and the Beast, THE ARTISANS had quite a bit more going on, that in fact, at times I felt like there was almost too much going on.

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The Influence of Ray Bradbury in Television

The Influence of Ray Bradbury in Television

July 24, 2015 Guests 0

Ray Bradbury’s unique blend of fantasy and human reaction to the seemingly impossible first delighted and intrigued television audiences in the early 1950s when several of his stories were adapted for popular anthology shows of the day, including CBS Television Workshop, Tales of Tomorrow and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. While an argument can be made that the influence of The Martian Chronicles author easily transcends all forms of media, there is no question that the “Poet of Pulp” has had an influence on how science fiction and fantasy are portrayed on television – an influence that’s still clearly evident in some of today’s small screen offerings.

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Review: Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood #1) by Jessica Day George

Review: Silver in the Blood (Silver in the Blood #1) by Jessica Day George

July 23, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

SILVER IN THE BLOOD was a book I was very much looking forward to reading. The beautiful cover and author alone (I loved DRAGON SLIPPERS) was enough to intrigue me, and I didn’t even bother reading the description. So going in a bit blind, I was very happy when SILVER IN THE BLOOD lived up to my expectations.

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Jessica McClain Giveaway Winner

Jessica McClain Giveaway Winner

July 22, 2015 Winner 1

Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win the Jessica McClain series! The winner is… Karin A. a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you soon. Please respond with your address within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of PURE BLOODED!     

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Guest Blog & Giveaway: J. Kathleen Cheney on Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? & Win The Shores of Spain

Guest Blog & Giveaway: J. Kathleen Cheney on Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? & Win The Shores of Spain

July 13, 2015 Giveaways, Guests 14

A big welcome to J. Kathleen Cheney who is here writing about romance and fantasy and celebrating the release of The Shores of Spain, The Golden City #3 (published on July 7, 2015 by Roc). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Where Is the Romance Line Drawn? by J. Kathleen Cheney Romance is fairly hard to define, but you can find this definition online: A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful. (Yes, I know that this isn’t the first definition.) Notice that there’s nothing about kissing in there. Ivanhoe is considered a… Read more »

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