This sparkling novel combines elements of “chick lit” with more “serious” themes (although I would argue that the much-maligned genre of “chick lit” is chock full of serious themes), as our heroine, aspiring author Zoe, or Z Z, faces down relationship troubles, cancer, and being framed for murder. That’s a lot to fit into such […]Read more "“From A to Zoe” by Marie-Jo Fortis"
“Chosen” is an intriguing twist on the “chosen one” storyline in fantasy and paranormal romance. Crystal is the chosen one–for the other side. She’s supposed to help demons get earth back from humans, who’ve stolen it. Only she’s not very good at being a chosen one, and when she gets sent to the human world […]Read more "“Chosen: Humanity” by Soosie E. Nova"
4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. “Heroes or Thieves” is the second book in the “Steps of Power” series, and it starts off from the CRAZY cliffhanger that book 1 ended with. King Hairem has been murdered and those who know about it are on the run, only not very successfully. Will they succeed in […]Read more "“Heroes or Thieves” by JJ Sherwood"
“If There Be Giants” is a fascinating addition to the speculative fiction genre. Set in the very near future–it actually begins in the present, and then carries on to about 2020–it follows an archeologist who has made a startling discovery on a dig in Britain. Buried next to a henge stone is giant humanoid skeleton […]Read more "“If There Be Giants” by Ellison Blackburn"
Insane sexy madness, as per usual. Having read several of these tales, I’ve been trying to come up with an appropriate simile, and I guess about the best I can do is if Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and the 50 Shades books got together and produced a video-game obsessed gay love child. That doesn’t really do […]Read more "“Assailant’s Greed” by CB Archer"
Our hero in this story is obsessed with collectibles and cola. Luckily his new game is full of both. In his quest for the prize “D” (wink wink) he stumbles into a secret section where he gets rather more “D” than he was expecting, along with LOTS of cola, except that it’s actually, well, let’s […]Read more "“Fallin: Rankin’s Tale” by CB Archer"
Absolutely hilarious! I can’t say much for fear of giving away spoilers, but in this shortish novella we meet game-obsessed Keaton Clarke, who finds himself literally sucked into the latest version of his favorite game, where he has a VERY close encounter with…well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out 🙂 I’m […]Read more "“Vambrace: Keaton Clarke’s Tale” by C.B. Archer"