Give me magic, gadgets, monsters, zombies, everything that seems impossible, and throw in some tough chicks with swords. That's the stuff.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Under Witch Curse

Under Witch Curse (Moon Shadow #3) by Maria E. Schneider

This is a solid entry in the Moon Shadow series. I love visiting this world. The pace of daily life is a bit slower (this isn't New York or LA) and the magic has a very set, almost scientific feel. I've always liked that part of the series.

Of course, there is still plenty of murder and mayhem. Someone from Adriel's past is making life difficult, and a string of burglaries with dead bodies left behind has White Feather's cop brother calling in our happy couple.

Of course, things are not 100% happy in the land of the newly joined Adriel and White Feather. This is new territory for her and she is definitely having some growing pains. It never gets too angsty though. It felt natural for the character (who can be more than a bit prickly).

I also liked that we got to see more of both Adriel and White Feather's families. Gordon is an ass, and it will be interesting to see where that goes.

There is also enough action to keep me happy.

My favorite part, though, is the evolution of Adriel and Lynx's relationship. So, so good and so many parts that I adored. Adriel's teenage sidekick/middleman is growing up. Seeing how much they need each other, and how much emotion they are willing to chance with each other is really endearing. Their last scene together - I loved it. The relationship with White Feather is a great part, but Adriel and Lynx's bond will always be my favorite part of this series.

[I received a very early look at this book.]

Monday, April 22, 2013

A "HOT" Giveaway!

In celebration of the release (Tuesday!) of HOT BLOODED, Amanda Carlson is having a giveaway!

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win “Limited Edition” Pack Swag T-shirts.  I have an addiction to t-shirts. Do you? I think you might.

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Hot Blooded is out April 23;  Amazon B&N

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Getting Back to Posting....

I had to take a break from the internet for a while. I have a whole lot of reviews coming up: Under Witch Curse, Tin Swift, The Immortal Circus, just to name a few.

Here's hoping that next week is a week where there is more news about people helping each other than hurting each other.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review: Hot Blooded

Amanda Carlson has book 2 of her Jessica McClain series coming out very soon. Hot Blooded starts right where we left off. Jessica needs to save her mate, Rourke, who has been captured by a vengeful goddess. She has the help of two vampire trackers, as well as her brother Tyler and friend Danny. There is also a pesky cop along for the ride...

This book is action-packed. Lots of fights and we get to see more of Jess' abilities. She's a mystical chosen one and fate has lots in store for her.

I'm pretty sure you will see "wild ride" over and over again in reviews for this one. Yes, it made this action-junkie happy.

I also really love that Jess is the one saving her guy (not the other way around).

We get 2 new characters. Naomi was wonderful. I want to see more of her.

There is not a lot of romance in this entry, but I like how things develop. I got to read an early version of this, and received an ARC.

And, cause you know it's in your head anyways...

Hot Blooded is out April 23; Pre-order: Amazon B&N

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Keeping The Crowman Alive....

Angry Robot sent me a video to share with all of you:


If you are looking for post-apocalyptic fiction that is not YA, you might want to consider Joeseph D'Lacey's Black Feathers.

I'm still reading it. So far it is interesting, with the narrative switching back and forth between two young people. One is living during the breakdown of modern society. The other lives in the after (many, many years after). Both have a very important job to do.

I am also a sucker for books where stories hold special power, and that is a theme here.

Do you have any post-apocalyptic reads you can recommend?