Posts Tagged: fantasy

Review: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

April 9, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Bec McMaster is another new author I’ve read this year. Thus, this review is listed at the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Kiss of Steel  by Bec McMaster London Steampunk Series, Book One Genre: Steampunk Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, September 2012 E-book, purchased 448 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?… Read more »

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Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

April 4, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 0

I am challenging myself to read new authors this year. Luckily I found a blog which is hosting a new author challenge! This challenge–New Author Challenge 2013–is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen Forged Bloodlines series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011 E-book, purchased 260 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a helluva hangover. She chalks it up to a strange brush with death and gets back to her life as a music student in San Francisco. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out…… Read more »

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April 2013 Books

April 2013 Books

April 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

April 1 This is free right now for the Kindle (I’m not sure about other sites) Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn Prequel Novella (54 pages) Published by Harlequin Mira Genre: Historical  Synopsis: Kenya, 1918  Ryder White is Canadian by birth but African by choice. He is more at home in the wilds of the savannah, shooting and sleeping his way across the continent, than amongst the hedonistic colonists of Kenyan society.  In a landscape where one false move can cost a man his life, Ryder’s skill as a guide is unparalleled, but only the rich or royal can afford his services. When a European prince hires Ryder to… Read more »

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New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

March 15, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review 0

Last year I read lots of historical romance (13 by the end of February); this year it’s lots of urban fantasy (11 by the end of February). I’ve also found a number of new urban fantasy authors which makes me happy! Because I’m finding many new authors to try this year I’ve joined the New Author Challenge 2013 at the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve challenged myself to read 25 new authors this year. This is my first new author blog post. This new-to-me author is Kate Locke who is writing The Immortal Empire series. I’m so glad I found Ms. Locke and it’s all because the first book was on… Read more »

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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2013 TBR list!

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2013 TBR list!

March 12, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish Blog When I looked over the list of books I want to buy and read this spring I had a hard time coming up with ten books! Many of the books on my list are hardcover editions and even as e-books they are $10 or more. I only buy a few of these books each year. Usually I will wait until they come out in paperback and hope that the e-book version is also reduced. It is frustrating when the paper version of the book is less than the electronic version, but this happens quite often…. Read more »

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March 2013 Books I Want to Read

March 2013 Books I Want to Read

March 2, 2013 2013, books, Books on my radar 0

These are the books I want to read in March: Title: Written in Red: A Novel of the Others Author: Anne Bishop Part of a Series? Yes (first in series) Genre: Fantasy Date Available: March 5 Publisher: Roc Formats Available: Hardcover, e-book, audio book Why I want to read it: This is a new fantasy series by Anne Bishop. Her Black Jewels books are among my favorites. It sounds like an interesting concept. Synopsis: “As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access… Read more »

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New Beginnings…Again

February 27, 2013 2013, books, new beginnings, reviews 0

I have tried blogging in the past and not been too successful. I’ve even had a book review blog before. My problem was I felt guilty when I didn’t get a book reviewed, but I also started resenting the time I spent working on a review instead of reading. And I didn’t feel I added anything to my reviews that hadn’t been said a hundred times before. This time I plan to write mini reviews of some of the books I read. Generally, if I read a book I enjoy it. Life is too short to read or finish reading a book I don’t like. I don’t love every book… Read more »

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