Tag Archives: female lead

Harmony Black by Craig Schaefer

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of UF mixed with thriller  ★     ★     ★       For those of you who wear make-up, I have a little quiz. Quickly name three items you consider essential. Got them? Okay, now pick an additional … Continue reading

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Dissension (Echo Hunter 367) by Stacey Berg

Read January 2017 Recommended for fans of kick-ass women  ★     ★     ★     ★    1/2 It is not always easy to say why some books spark our interest, is it? In retrospect, I’m not actually clear on why I added … Continue reading

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Ursula Vernon short stories

I recently discovered Vernon’s work through a friend’s enthusiastic review of “Jackalope Wives.” When she followed it up with a review of “The Tomato Thief,” I couldn’t resist temptation. I absolutely loved “The Tomato Thief,” a perfect story for the … Continue reading

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One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Looking forward to reading in one fell sweep.

Read January through October 2016 Recommended for fans of urban fantasy  ★     ★     ★     ★     First, sincere thanks to the Andrews for making this available for free as an on-line weekly serial. That was very kind and generous, … Continue reading

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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Read September 2016 Recommended for fans of historical fiction      Is there anything more controversial at Goodreads than star rating? I think not (and yes, I think it’s more controversial than porn or V-blogs). People have opinions on whether … Continue reading

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

Read August 2016 Recommended for fans of Greek myths  ★     ★     ★    1/2 Like many myth geeks, I loved reading D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths. I followed the trail of magical into fairy tales and down the slide … Continue reading

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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

Read June  2016 Recommended for fans of D-R-A-M-A  ★     ★     1/2 One occasionally hears the words “space opera” tossed around the science fiction world and it is certainly been applied here. While I’m not entirely sure of my grasp … Continue reading

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power and folklore  ★     ★     ★     ★   You aren’t going to believe this, because I can just barely, but suddenly I started enjoying Mercy Thompson again. My last reviews … Continue reading

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River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★    1/2 I consider this the Mercy installment written for the romance fans. When I first read it years ago, I felt like the pacing was … Continue reading

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Silver Bourne by Patricia Briggs

Re-read May 2016 Recommended for fans of sort-of-UF gurrl-power  ★     ★     ★    1/2   I don’t recommend doing what Naomi and I did, which is read through the Mercy Thompson books back to back. It becomes reasonably … Continue reading

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