Bloom: The Order Series Book One Nikki Rae Fawn was once the specialest of all the special girls in her Compound. Until she was sold into cruel servitude and tried to fight back. Now she finds herself sold again despite being damaged goods. Is this her chance to finally escape as she’s been plotting all […]Read more "“Bloom” by Nikki Rae"
Armageddon’s Children Terry Brooks So I have to start off by saying that the post-apocalyptic genre is not my favorite, which has led me to think a lot recently about its current popularity. Why are authors producing so much of, and readers consuming so much of, this rather grim and inherently limited, in that it […]Read more "“Armageddon’s Children” by Terry Brooks"
Keytar Heroine: Trip Hazard’s Tale CB Archer For those of us who have been deep in the Gentaliaverse for a while now, the lads of Caution Step are one of the more intriguing and mysterious side characters. They keep coming (up), but we don’t really get to know them as anything other than rock gods […]Read more "“Keytar Heroine” by CB Archer"
For the Love of Katie Erica Lucke Dean Everything *should* be going swimmingly for Katie James, soon to become Katie Maxwell, but somehow she still manages to get into situations a saner woman would hopefully avoid. Luckily she has people who love her… “For the Love of Katie” is a charming, lighthearted, and often hilarious […]Read more "“For the Love of Katie” by Erica Lucke Dean"
Asan Vladimir Makanin “Asan wants money. Asan wants blood.” Within the emerging genre of “Chechen,” as in referring to the recent Chechen wars, prose, Vladimir Makanin’s “Asan” has engendered controversy. To a field zealously guarded by its veterans, the non-veteran Makanin has contributed two works: the novella “Caucasian Captive” (Кавказский пленный) and now the novel […]Read more "“Asan” by Vladimir Makanin"
February! Get ink and cry. So said Pasternak, but February doesn’t have to be a miserable month. There’s another great giveaway going, the Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway, with over 150 free books, stories, and previews, including of The Breathing Sea. You can find it here. Just a reminder of what my fabulous cover for TBSI […]Read more "Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway; Paperbacks of The Breathing Sea"
The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"