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Web of Lies - Elemental Assassin, Book #2

Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep is her second Elemental Assassin book and features Gin Blanco, BBQ pit proprietress. Gin retired from her previous profession as the infamous assassin known as Spider after her trainer and mentor was brutally m...

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  • Author: Jennifer Estep
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

Silver Borne - Mercy Thompson Series #5

The Mercy Thompson series only seems to pick up the further we travel with Mercy -- no unreasonable hijinks or mysteriously appearing admirers to falsely boost the heat. One thing that I truly appreciate about Briggs is that so far, what's...

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Dragonfly Falling - Shadows of the Apt. Book Two

Dragonfly Falling: Shadows of the Apt 2 by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the sequel to his fantastic Empire of Black and Gold where the reader is first introduced to his diverse world of beings whose abilities are based upon various insects. The wo...

5 Stars

Ghosts of Manhattan - Introducing the World's First Steampunk Superhero!

Set in America during 1926 in an alternate world where America is in a cold war with Great Britain, Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann is a story that blends steampunk with noir vigilante superhero style. The story focuses on The Ghost who...

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Blood of the Mantis - Shadows of the Apt Series #3

Blood of the Mantis: Shadows of the Apt 3 by Adrian Tchaikovsky continues with the Wasp Empire's invasion of the Lowlands. The Lowlands are starting to come together while the Wasp Empire is starting to crumble. This installment focuses mor...

5 Stars

Spider's Bite - Elemental Assassin, Book #1

Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series features Gin Blanco, an assassin known as the Spider. Spider’s Bite starts with her confessing her profession in a therapy session that is fulfilling to Gin only because it allows her t...

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  • Author: Jennifer Estep
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Pocket Books

Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory - Bad-Ass Faeries, #3

Bad Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory is a collection of 21 short stories edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail divided into the different categories that fae-folk can occupy during times of conflict. The stories range from different struggles wi...

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Spellcrash

Ravirn saves the day, again! Except this time with an ending that even while I saw it coming, maybe, was still unexpected. The idea of Ravirn, or Raven, being recruited by Cirice was nice, given how they last parted, and the chance to stick...

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Victorious - The Lost Fleet, Sixth Volume

Jack Campbell’s sixth volume in his The Lost Fleet series is Victorious . John “Black Jack” Geary has brought his battered fleet back to the Varandal Star System after facing seemingly insurmountable odds. He now must face...

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Divine by Blood

This story is another great edition to ‘The Divine Series’ by P.C. Cast. I loved that this book gave you a bit more edge here and there than the first two did. The characters are a bit more gray than in the previous two stories....

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Divine by Mistake

Ever since reading ‘Goddess of the Sea’ by P.C. Cast she has held a special place in my heart. I absolutely adore almost everything I have ever read of hers and this book is no exception. P.C. Cast has a way about writing that g...

5 Stars

Divine by Choice

I have stated many times before P.C. Cast weaves a tale like no other author I have ever read. She can turn a story into something that you can believe in and feel in your heart and soul. You will cry and love and laugh with each and every...

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A Devil in the Details - Jesse Dawson Series, Book 1

Jesse James is your everyday husband-father-working- schmuck. That is, if your everyday Joe (Well, Jesse) happens to also be a modern-day Samurai. Hey, some men mow the lawn, Jesse kills demons. After he had to battle a demon to save his br...

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Burned - House of Night Series #7

At this point in a series it is almost impossible to sum up what has happened so far but suffice to say that you shouldn't try and jump into Burned without reading the previous six books in the House of Night. Zoey is trying to save the Hou...

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Death Cometh - The MPire Trilogy, Book 2

In the second book of the Mpire trilogy, Mallory is back and taking his place in all family matters. He is fully committed in working in the family business as well as taking his place as the fourth Horseman…Death. Mallory desperatel...

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A Taint in the Blood

An eerily evil novel masquerading as one of S.M. Stirling’s characteristic alternate reality stories, A Taint In the Blood  tells the story of a human pawn caught between two Shadowspawn who each find her incredibly attractive.&n...

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Jewels - The Alien Encounters Saga, Book 1

This book has a promising storyline that has the potential to sweep you off your feet and into the world of the Gatoans. Jewels Enbran is a powerful telepath with untapped powers that the Psi-Ops has breed to use as their ultimate weap...

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Unholy Ghosts - Chess Putnam, #1

Chess is a Debunker or a witch sanctioned by the Church to return ghosts to their resting place, an underground city. However, she owes a drug lord a lot of money due to some unsavory activities, and if she doesn't pay up, we...

5 Stars

Shadowplay - Shadowmarch, Book 2

The kingdom of Southmarch has been overtaken, King Olin is a Hierosoline prisoner, his oldest son - Kendrick - is dead, Barrick (Olin's younger son and heir) is behind the lines in the Shadowline - and on an unknown errand for Yassamez - a...

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Unholy Ghosts - Chess Putnam, #1

On another blog I saw a poll up asking if having a main character who is addicted to a substance (drugs, alcohol, some weird supernatural thing) is a turn off for the reader.  Other than minor alcoholic abuse in young adult novels and...

5 Stars

A Magic of Twilight - Nessantico cycle Series, Book 1

S.L. Farrell continues to demonstrate his facility for creating wondrous worlds peopled with  believable  characters.  In his epic fantasy A Magic of Twilight  he adeptly combines the traditional church versus state stru...

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ARK

The year is 2041 and the world is almost entirely flooded. Holle Groundwater is one of several individuals that make up the Candidates. These members have been carefully selected based on their genetic diversity and intelligence. Holle has...

4 Stars

WWW : Watch - The second book in the WWW trilogy that began with Wake ...

Brilliant, clever, and emotionally engaging -- Watch is definitely a book worth picking up.  I appreciated how Sawyer used science that is current today, twisted it a bit, and gave it believable life in the form of Webmind. Although th...

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Chimera - Korsak Brothers, #1

For years, Stefan has been torturing himself about his little brother's kidnapping. He has tried over and over again to find clues as to what happened to Lukas, his brother, and it's not until now that he might actually get a chance to find...

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Geosynchron - Volume III of the Jump 225 Trilogy

Natch has been kidnapped and awaken in a windowless room. He’s working with a program called MultiReal. It was developed by the Surina family and the head of that family, Margaret joined a partnership with Natch. Margar...

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The Office of Shadow

The Office of Shadow  by Matthew Sturges is a high fantasy story with lots of spy action. This story is a direct sequel to the events in Midwinter. However, I was not lost in this story though as it was satisfying in of itself. Silverd...

5 Stars

The Queen of Sinister - Dark Age Book 2

The Dark Age: The Queen of Sinister  by Mark Chadbourn continues the story from  The Devil In Green  returning to the post apocalyptic England where a terrible plague forces a doctor to seek a cure in the Celtic Otherworld. N...

3 Stars

Shadow's Son

Shadow’s Sun  is the fantasy debut of Jon Sprunk. In the holy city of Othir, Caim is a freelance assassin who is given what he believes is going to be a routine job that ends up thrusting him into the middle of a plot to change t...

5 Stars

Directive 51

In the first of a planned trilogy of post-apocalyptic stories, veteran sci-fi author John Barnes takes an interesting premise—what would happen should Directive 51, the United States’ ultimate chain-of-command plan should everyo...

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In Search of the Lost - The MPire Trilogy, Book 1

Mallory Towneson Haulm is a very successful businessman. He is owner and founder of Towneson Financial, which makes more than its fair share of money in the business world. He has the fancy clothes, too many cars, the perfect right-now woma...

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Song of Scarabaeus

Kidnapped by rebel forces, Edie is at first unsure whether to be thankful for her release from the Crib empire or to be fearful of what the Fringe revolutionaries plan to use her and her abilities for. When she learns that the bodyguard, Fi...

5 Stars

Ares Express

Usually, when someone writes in a style far outside of what I am used to, and my tastes and vocabulary are wide and eclectic, I’m not terribly enamored of the book.  Of course, this is usually because this means it’s just p...

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The Devil in Green - Dark Age Book 1

The Devil In Green: Dark Age book 1 by Mark Chadbourn is a fantasy novel that focus on what would happen if all the old rules regarding the Christian Church no longer work in a world where the old gods have re-awakened. Mallory, a knight of...

4 Stars

Gardens of the Sun - The Sequel to the landmark SF The Quiet War.

Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley is an epic space opera. A sequel to Quiet War , the new book details what happens after the war is over. The majority of the first wave of humans leaving Earth have been forced into prison camps or escaped...

4 Stars

Heavy Metal Pulp : Pleasure Model

Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model: Netherworld Book , 1 written by Christopher Rowley & illustrated by Justin Norman, is the first book in a trilogy. Detective Rook is investigating a murder where Plesur, a vat-grown human “sex toy...

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Assassin's Creed Renaissance - Assassin's Creed, #1

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden is a novelized version of the video game Assassin’s Creed II. Unlike the game, the book is set only in the fifteenth century. A teenager in Italy trains to become an assassin after...

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Kissing Steel - Cyborg Seduction Book 2

Stuck in a loveless marriage, Rena is pursuing a commission that could make her life bearable. But when the ships she is trying to recover turns out to be in the possession of Cyborgs, a race created by humans and believed to be destroyed,...

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  • Author: Laurann Dohner
  • Review by: Chris
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Laurann Dohner

Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 - The Year's Best SF and Fantasy

The Nebula Awards® are selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America® (SFWA) to honor the best and brightest in the field.  The 2010 Showcase gives an overview of the development of the field from the brainstor...

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  • Authors: Catherine Asaro, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Bill Fawcett, Ursula K. Le Guin, John Kessel, Harry Harrison
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Grounded

One of Gillian Stone's ancestor’s many generations ago made a wish with a genie but didn't listen to the consequences. Her family may be rich and beautiful beyond belief, but they have a curse. The firstborn daughter of every generati...

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As Timeless As Stone

As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin is a nice little romp through the Steampunk world of mechanical men, time travel, and Paris in the early 1800's. I enjoyed the story and the use of an actual historical character. Ms. Alpin mixes som...

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Valiant - The Lost Fleet, #4

Jack Campbell’s Captain John “Black Jack” Geary has already overcome countless examples of insurmountable odds, not least of which is his miraculous recovery after more than 100 years of existence as a piece of frozen spac...

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From Hell with Love - Secret Histories Series, Book 4

The Drood family has been the guardian of Mankind for countless years.  Aided by mysterious material that grants them superhuman capabilities, the various members of the family function throughout the world in an endless struggle again...

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The Affinity Trap - Book I of the Structure Series

With the good guys behaving badly and the bad guys seeming not altogether that bad, it’s hard to know who to root for as Delgado tries to find his way among all this while dealing with the discovery of where his true interests lie. Ea...

4 Stars

The Destiny Mask - Book Two of the Structure Series

Delgado continues his quest to defeat Myson this time with the help, and hindrance, of his two twin sons. Raised separately, the brothers don’t know of each other until the final tragic end, Delgado is unable to save both of his...

4 Stars

Son of Man

An intriguing journey down a path less taken is how one might end up describing this book. While an enjoyable and interesting story, the reader might be left with the feeling that the whole point of the philosophy course they just attended...

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Star Trek #11 : Yesterday's Son, Vol. 1

Yesterday’s Son by A.C. Crispin gives us a new insight into our favorite Vulcan Mr. Spock. Crispin shows us more of his human side in this episode type novel, based on the T.V. show Star Trek. Crispin keeps with the spirit of Star Tre...

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Star Trek I.K.S. Gorkon #2 : Honor Bound

Honor Bound is the second book in the series of I.K.S Gorkon by Keith R.A. DeCandido. DeCandido keeps along with Klingon tradition and actions in this series, it is action packed and full of excitement. You wouldn’t expect less from a...

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Bewitched & Betrayed - Raine Benares, #4

Raine Benares is a seeker, that is someone who can find things. She had some magical ability and was doing okay for herself. That is until she became bonded with Saghred.   Saghred is a stone that loves to eat souls. It&...

5 Stars

Hellfire Lounge

This book is about Satan, Wicca Girl and her sidekick, Cheralyn (Satan’s own daughter) sitting at a bar telling stories of paranormal events.   There are some really good stories in this book; however, there are a few that didn't...

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City of Night - The House War, #2

As usual, Michelle West pulls no punches. Picking up from where The Hidden City left off, West tosses the reader into a world that is epic in its length and breadth. She shows us the depths of human depravity on one page and on the next rev...

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