Category Archives: Urban fantasy

Vampire Blues by Stephany Simmons

Read  June 2017 Recommended for fans of very light PNR ★    ★    ★    Adventures of the first book over, Eleanor Figg and Lian Cairn are now a couple. They’ve decided to remodel his Irish pub into a bar and grill. … Continue reading

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Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter. Or, Mercy me.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass-lady urban fantasy. And vampires ★    ★    ★    I’m always on the lookout for the next Kate Daniels, and the Jane Yellowrock series comes close. Like Kate, she lost parents to violence, and … Continue reading

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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

Read  June 2017 Recommended for people who want a fast read, Scalzi fans ★    ★    1/2     Written at the proverbial, easy-to-access, reach-all-literacy-levels eighth-grade level, The Dispatcher has an intriguing core idea. Unfortunately, the writing kept it only two … Continue reading

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Bone Song by John Meaney. Or, Good Bones, but Needs More Flesh

Read  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★ An intriguing but wildly inconsistent book. Imagine, if you will, J.D. Robb’s In Death series redone with the deathworld of Chronicles of Riddick, the sensibility of a … Continue reading

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Voodoo Dues by Stephany Simmons

Read May 2017 Recommended for fans of light PNR ★    ★    ★ A lot like Jello with whipped cream; light, a bit forgettable, and sweet. A few sections felt first novelish, kind of wish-embodiment on the part of the author, … Continue reading

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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop. Or, chocolate that doesn’t melt in your hands.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of Speshul Snowflakes and ecological wins ★    ★    ★   ★   Oink, oink! For those who follow my reviews, I’m unable to stop myself from comparing this series to candy. As I learned in Salt … Continue reading

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Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Read May 2017 Recommended for ?   Apparently, some times I’m a little subtle, and the trolls have difficulty following my train of thought. So I’ll be direct: I feel kind of dirty about reading this book. I mean, the … Continue reading

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A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch, read by Kobna Holdbrook Smith

Listened  May 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★   aka “Ben’s Ode to Librarians and Their Charges,” free at Audible. A wonderful introduction to both Peter Grant and the wonders of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s voice … Continue reading

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The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of UF police detectives ★    ★    ★   ★    ★     A delightful side adventure in the Peter Grant universe. I found myself chuckling, highlighting as a went, enjoying Grant’s wry observations of the city … Continue reading

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Hexed by Andrews, Galenorn, James and Stein

Read April 2017 Recommended for The Fans ★    ★    1/2 I don’t normally say this, but… People! Aim higher! Not the authors, although that goes for them too. No, I’m talking readers. Ilona Andrews, as always, has an interesting blog … Continue reading

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