Blog Tour: The New Land, Daisy Bourne

Book Review: The New Land, Tales of Avalon Book 1, Daisy Bourne   Young Adult/Fantasy: The New Land, Tales of Avalon Book 1, Daisy Bourne Blog Tour November 29, 2021   Young fans of Arthur, Merlin, and fantasy novels in general may be drawn to this series following the heroes of Camelot in their new home, a […]

Blog Tour: The Arcane, Andrew S. French

Book Review: The Arcane, The Arcane Book 1, Andrew S. French   Fantasy: The Arcane, The Arcane Book 1, Andrew S. French Blog Tour November 28, 2021   Alice is a survivor. Abandoned at birth, raised in the foster care system, she has managed to excel academically and has earned a college scholarship at the young age […]

Blog Tour: Murder at the Abbey, Frances Evesham

Book Review: Murder at the Abbey, Exham-by-the-Sea Book 8, Frances Evesham   Mystery: Murder at the Abbey, Exham-by-the-Sea Book 8, Frances Evesham Exham-by-the-Sea Book 8,  Blog Tour November 15, 2021   There is something comforting about later books in an established series. Murder at the Abbey is Frances Evesham’s eighth novel set in the Somerset community of Exham-by-the […]

Book Review: The Art of Murder, J.S. Strange

Book Review: The Art of Murder, Jordan Jenner Book 2, J.S. Strange   Mystery: The Art of Murder, Jordan Jenner Book 2, J.S. Strange   Much has been made in recent years of the problematic “male gaze” in writing and visual arts. There are two manifestations of this problem. First is the objectification of women, […]

Book Review: Across the Green Grass Fields, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Across the Green Grass Fields, Wayward Children Book 6, Seanan McGuire   Fantasy: Across the Green Grass Fields, Wayward Children Book 6, Seanan McGuire   Regan is a normal little girl. That is what she desperately wants to be. Normal is defined unyieldingly by her friend Lauren. Normal little girls don’t play with snakes — […]

Book Review: The Girl with No Face, M.H. Boroson

Book Review: The Girl with No Face, The Daoishi Chronicles Book 2, M.H. Boroson   Fantasy: The Girl with No Face, The Daoishi Chronicles Book 2, M.H. Boroson   Xian Li-Lin saved San Francisco’s Chinatown, saved her father, and proved that her ability to see spirits was not a curse but a gift. As a result, […]

Blog Tour: Cold as Hell, Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Book Review: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates   Mystery: Cold as Hell, An Áróra Investigation Book 1, Lilja Sigurðardóttir, translated by Quentin Bates Blog Tour October 11, 2021   Áróra was born in Iceland, daughter of an Icelandic father and an English mother. Raised in both countries, she […]

Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Naomi Hirahara

Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Leilani Santiago Book 1, Naomi Hirahara   Book Review: Iced in Paradise, Leilani Santiago Book 1, Naomi Hirahara   We have never been to Hawai’i. I’m sure there are some terrific bookstores on the islands, so when Scintilla strikes it rich and we can fly around the world on the expense account, […]

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton

Book Review: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Science Fiction/Fantasy: Feral Creatures, Kira Jane Buxton   Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are ironic–a large man being called “Tiny,” a fast runner being called “Slowpoke.” Sometimes they are complimentary–a smart woman being “Computer” or a dependable friend being called “Rock.” Sometimes they are affectionate: “Baby,” “Honey,” “Bubba.” […]