14/11/2017 um 06:00

Book Review: Gail L. Garriger, The Sumage Solution (San Andreas Shifters #1)

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Blurb: Max fails everything – magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages’ messes. The job sucks and he’s in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there’s something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing. Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he’s not out. There’s a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet,[…]

17/10/2017 um 06:00

Book Review: Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)

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The Blurb: In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress – Evelyn Barton-Forbes – and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn’t need women to help him solve mysteries — at least that’s what he thinks! Genre: Cosy Mystery, History, Adventure The Verdict: 4/5[…]

12/09/2017 um 06:00

Book review: When Dark falls, Pippa Jay

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The blurp: In a city where Dark Technologies Inc. now runs the show, Kadie Williams has more immediate concerns than the fall of Blaze, their guardian superhero. Almost every morning for the last few months she’s woken up with cuts and bruises on her body, and no idea how she got them. There are no nightmares. No evidence that she sleepwalks, or any sign of a break in. And nothing to tell her who’s been cleaning up after her. As[…]

05/09/2017 um 06:00

Book review: Grim, M.K. Eidem (Tornians #1)

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The blurb: King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered ‘unfit’. The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been[…]

30/08/2017 um 11:53

Book review: Grimspace, Ann Aguirre (Sirantha Jax #1)

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They always say you should read widely in the genre you want to write for. So I’m on a quest to read more Science-fiction with kick-ass female leads, preferably written by a woman. Genre: “Grimspace” is more Sci-fi romance than Adventure or Space Opera. Or, like one reviewer on Goodreads said: It’s Space Soap Opera. The blurb: As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly[…]

10/01/2015 um 22:31

Books of 2015 #2: Tales from the SFR Brigade (Anthology)

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The Science Fiction Romance Brigade is a collective of SFR writers and recently published their first Anthology ebook. I’ve never read an Anthology before. But I don’t regret it, as it introduced me to some fabulous new writers, and that’s the point of it, isn’t it? Also, being a collection of shorter stories and novellas/novelettes, I had high hopes of not being glued to my ereader for a whole weekend. Well… that only worked partially. It certainly is easier to[…]

05/01/2015 um 12:50

Books of 2015 #1: Neanderthal seeks/marries Human, Penny Reid

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My recent strategy of first befriending other writers on Twitter and then (eventually) reading their books isn’t a bad one. Penny impressed me with her humour, her thoughtfulness and simply with being a mother of two, working full time in clinical research (like me!) and still finding the time to write. Not mention that she’s one of those self-publishers, and even designs her own book covers. Which are by the way totally beautiful and professional. I have absolutely no idea[…]

07/10/2014 um 21:16

Books of 2014 #4 – Barrayar; Lois McMaster Bujold

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“Barrayar” is the second book of the Vorkosigan Saga, starting right where the first book “Shards of Honor” ended. I fell in love with Aral and Cordelia, and their unlikely love, during Shards and was dying to know how fate was going to treat them. While Shards was a bonafide romance in a setting of two worlds at war with each other, Barrayar’s main theme is parenthood. There are a lot of different parents in there, from single and broken[…]

20/09/2014 um 11:25

Books of 2014 #3 – Bloody Lessons, The Victorian San Francisco Mysteries Series

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I stumbled across M. Louisa Locke’s first installment of victorian mysteries set in San Francisco – “Maids of Misfortune” – while I was looking for books about the city, preparing for my trip. I enjoyed the heck out of the adventure of unconventional (but historical accurate) widow Mrs Annie Fuller and her dashing lawyer, Mr Nate Dawson, and was delighted to learn a lot about San Francisco in the process. I was even more delighted as I found out that[…]

15/02/2014 um 10:18

revisited: the kindle vs paper books

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I own my Kindle now for roughly 1,5 years and I think it’s time for this avid paper book lover to evaluate this ride. Frankly, I don’t use it as often as I could, but that has more to do with me forgetting to read than anything else. I don’t read more paper books. Or less, because of it. It took me a while to come to the conclusion that the media that contains and delivers a story, is totally[…]

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