A Double Life Karolina Pavlova Although of course Russian literature is the best literature, or something like that, it does have a significant flaw, which is the dearth of female authors, especially from the Golden Age when Pushkin and his Pleiad were writing. Some have claimed that the brilliance of Karolina Pavlova makes up for […]Read more "“A Double Life” by Karolina Pavlova"
Tired of reading about macho men? Looking for some speculative fiction that’s a bit different? Maybe something a bit more…feminine (dare we even say: feminist?). Do we have the special offers and new releases for you! First of all, The Breathing Sea I is free December 2-3 on Kindle: myBook.to/tbsi And The Breathing Sea II is […]Read more "So Many Deals and New Releases!"
Free Fantasy! Yes, why not grab a free copy of The Midnight Land I, free today on Kindle? If you’re tired of summer and ready for something a little more chill, I guarantee it will cool you right down. Plus there are foxes, wolves, elk, horses…you get the picture. Get it here. And here’s a picture […]Read more "The Midnight Land I is Free Today!"
In “City Folk and Country Folk,” not-particularly-rich minor gentry Erast Sergeyevich Ovcharov has returned to his home village to take a rest cure and drink whey. His own estate is not inhabitable, so he ends up renting a bathhouse from his neighbor, Nastasya Ivanovna Chulkova. This draws the both of them into a summer of […]Read more "“City Folk and Country Folk” by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya"
How does an illegitimate Venetian girl become the wife of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire? What was her life like? What kind of power does she wield, and how? “The Mapmaker’s Daughter,” a fictionalized memoir of Cecilia/Nurbanu, the real-life Venetian captive who became wife and then mother to Sultans, seeks to answer those questions. […]Read more "“The Mapmaker’s Daughter” by Katherine Nouri Hughes"
Ursula K. Le Guin has moved from the fringes of sci fi to the mainstream of literary fiction, finally garnering the respect that she deserves. This collection of essays and reviews, while in places repetitive, gives the reader some of the nuts-and-bolts of Le Guin’s thinking, and is beautifully written and often breathtakingly insightful. It […]Read more "“Words Are My Matter” by Ursula K. Le Guin"
The CEO of a couture bridal company, Janey is forced by her partner/best friend to go on leave when she is photographed eating (gasp!) in public, and told she can’t return to work till she loses thirty pounds. Bored and desperate, she plunges into the world of fad diets and fitness crazes. What results is […]Read more "“Fitness Junkie” by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza"
So, I’m going to be taking part in a free and discount book promo event on Saturday (links to come as soon as they’re live), and in support of that I’ve made all my own books free or 99c. The Midnight Land Part One, the first book in my epic feminist Slavic fantasy trilogy in […]Read more "Free and Discount Books All Weekend!"
Maggie O’Hara is an unhappy teenager with boring, unsympathetic parents. Then her grandmother arrives from Ireland to stay with them, and gives Maggie a new name–Kate–and a new view on life. Through her grandmother’s stories, Kate find out about their ancestor Caitlyn Murphy, with whom they both feel a strange kinship. When tragedy strikes, Kate […]Read more "“Between Darkness and Light” by Susan Schachterle"
“The Blended Ones” is a high fantasy novel in some ways very reminiscent of the Shannara books. There are the Four Worlds and the Four People Groups, and adolescent siblings who have to go off on a magical quest to save the world. In this case, though, it’s two sisters, Phyllis and Ilieus, who are […]Read more "“The Blended Ones” by Angela J. Ford"