fantasy

Inamorata by Megan Chance: What Price Fame, Fortune, and Immortality?

Fantasy & Supernatural
Inamorata

I was drawn to award-winning author Megan Chance’s newest novel, Inamorata, by its title but also by its book cover with its sepia-toned depiction of Venice. When I read the publisher’s brief description, I knew I wanted to read it. Inamorata is historical fiction filled with intrigue, mystery, the paranormal, and a bit of horror. […]

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The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg: A Dark & Whimsical Tale

Fantasy & Supernatural
The Paper Magician

Charlie Holmberg’s sense of humor shines through when she describes her path to a published novel on her web site and that same snarky sense of humor along with an almost childlike wonder tickles the edges of the pages in her debut novel, The Paper Magician. I picked this novel as an Amazon Prime member […]

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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley: Book #1 in The Worldbreaker Saga

Fantasy & Supernatural
The Mirror Empire

I often choose novels months ahead of their publication date, so I never know which novel will become a bestseller or award winner. I choose them based on a number of factors but basically they call out to me with little “read me” siren songs. The Mirror Empire was such a novel. It’s Book #1 […]

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The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan: Steampunk and Luddites

Crime Story
The Bullet Catcher's Daughter

Rod Duncan is probably best known for his crime novels so when he decided to write a steampunk novel, it’s only natural that it became a mystery as well. The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter is Book #1 in his new duology titled The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire. Are you familiar with the Luddites? What if […]

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness: All Souls Trilogy Book #3 Review

Bestsellers
The Book of Life

I love finding a great author like Deborah Harkness and I love even more finding a great series, like the All Souls Trilogy. The Book of Life is the third novel in this wonderful series. The only consolation to my knowing it’s the last book is the fervent hope that Ms. Harkness will begin writing […]

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Artful by Peter David: Can the Artful Dodger Save England?

Fantasy & Supernatural
Artful

Bestselling author Peter David has a lot of sci-fi and comic credits but I still wasn’t sure when I picked up Artful. I decided to give it a try because the Artful Dodger was one of my favorite characters in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, and I couldn’t resist a book that featured him. I should […]

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