Hi Everyone! I’ve been busy–and exhausted and sore–from the beginning of the semester and returning to teaching, so I don’t have a lot of news to share right now. So I thought I’d do another reading roundup. A number of you wrote back to me the last time I asked for reading recommendations, and now […]Read more "What Are We All Reading?"
So I’ve done it. After some internal debate, I decided to go ahead and dip my toe in the waters of romance. Actually, I decided to do it several years ago, when I started writing The Dreaming Land. (Link to sample). The current cover for TDLII My original inspiration for the whole story was a vision […]Read more "Musings on the #Romance and #Fantasy genres, and Steamy Hot July #Giveaways"
Footballers: Featuring Ultimate Lacrosse (Tales of Gentalia Book 13) CB Archer “Footballers: Featuring Ultimate Lacrosse” is, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, one of the silliest things I’ve read all year. The only thing that even comes close to it for silliness are the other stories in the same series. Seriously. They’re […]Read more "“Footballers: Featuring Ultimate Lacrosse: The Mistress’s Tale” by CB Archer"
“Bloom” is one of the darkest, weirdest, most compelling fantasy romances I’ve read this year, so obviously I had to participate in its blog tour celebrating its free promo this weekend. Here’s the full wraparound cover: The blurb: Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the […]Read more "Want some dark romance? “Bloom” by Nikki Rae is #Free this weekend!"
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"
Kushiel’s Dart Jacqueline Carey During my MA program at an august and prestigious institution, there were two authors I read that made a profound impact on me. Only one of them was assigned for course work. The other I stumbled upon by accident in the local branch of the NYC public library, where I would […]Read more "“Kushiel’s Dart” by Jacqueline Carey"
Desires of the Deep CB Archer After the impossibly crazy “Annals of Gentalia,” where could the intrepid CB Archer go next, some of us wondered. To school, obviously. “Desires of the Deep” leaves behind the gaming world of Gentalia, turning instead to an all-species college that has recently started admitting humans. Cliff Waters, human, has […]Read more "“Desires of the Deep” by CB Archer"
Need for Seed: Gertrude’s Tale CB Archer Tales of Gentalia After the last, unexpectedly sex-free, romp in the Tales of Gentalia, readers may be wondering anxiously: has CB Archer lost his touch? No fears, Gentalians, no fears: this latest outing contains plenty of touch, and many other things besides. Gertrude is setting off as an […]Read more "“Need For Seed: Gertrude’s Tale” by CB Archer"
***Okay, I need to start out with a disclaimer! As a representative of higher education, my official position is that I do NOT approve of any of the action in this book! End of disclaimer*** Ian Walker is a black gay science and math nerd who has two problems sullying his undergraduate idyll: He and […]Read more "“Slime Pop! Saga” by CB Archer"
Elite Fighter II – Quickie: Qui-Mu’s Tale (Tales of Gentalia Book 8) Oh goodness! It’s hard to pick a favorite amongst the zany Tales of Gentalia, but “Elite Fighter II” is awfully good. It relies in part on in-jokes and cameos from the other Tales and the Annals, so if you haven’t read those, you […]Read more "“Elite Fighter II–Quickie: Qui-Mu’s Tale” by CB Archer"