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Johnny Red - Angels Over Stalingrad: Volume 3

This is another excellently presented collection of some of the classic battle comics from England that were originally printed in the 70’s. Instead of dealing primarily with ground troops, this is about the pilots that provided air support...

4 Stars

Earth Girl - Earth, #1

Earth Girl is an excellent debut novel by Janet Edwards, an author that shows that for some authors, a story idea takes time to ripen into excellence. This is one of those. The main character is a believably written 18 year old girl that is...

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The Books of Barakhai

The first book in this two novel volume, “The Beasts of Barakhai” introduces us to Benton (call me Ben) Collins a graduate student that is struggling to maintain himself by working various jobs, even during the Thanksgiving break. With a de...

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The Mage's Daughter - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

Lynn has brought about another book in the ongoing tales of the 9 kingdoms. While this book can work as a stand-alone, I strongly recommend that you read Star of the Morning, first. After all, history and family events make more sense if yo...

4 Stars

The Grass King's Concubine

The main character of this story is someone searching for her roots. As such, this character is easy to relate with. It’s set in a culture that seems to be at a cross-roads between migratory and settled, and where water rights mean everythi...

4 Stars

Doktor Glass

Doktor Glass takes place in a believable steam punk variation of Victorian England after the second Boer wars, (nasty bit of history there) at a time when is seems that new technology can accomplish anything. This story draws on Voodoo lore...

4 Stars

River Road - Sentinels of New Orleans, #2

Looks like Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake have a new neighbor by the name of Drusilla Jaco. This tale takes place in New Orleans (what is it about warm climates producing some of the best female authors?), after Hurricane Katrina has tor...

4 Stars

Wonders of the Invisible World

Award winning author Patricia A McKillip has brought us a collection of her short stories, conveniently packaged all together, instead of having to hunt through and collect numerous anthologies in search of her treasures. The treasures in t...

4 Stars

Blood Oranges

Like many successful authors before her, Caitlin R. Tiernan has taken on a different pen name to experiment with a different type of story. Having already made quite a mark in her current genre, this pen name gives her some flexibility to e...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Kathleen Tierney, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Review by: A.M. Donovan
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: ROC

A Feast Unknown - Secrets of the Nine #1

Originally published in 1969, this ground breaking (and taboo breaking) novel has been re-released to the general public. Showing the exacting detail that Farmer practiced in his other, more generally acceptable works, this is a little roug...

4 Stars

Revenant Eve

OK, the title is a little misleading. If you are a horror fan, like me, the word “revenant” conjures up vengeful spirits, out for blood (cue scary music). While this book does involve spirits, demons, vampires and betrayals, that is not wha...

4 Stars

Dreamspinner - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

What do a scared elven prince that has had his magic stripped from him and a mortal girl sold into a factory at a young age have in common? Nothing, until the threads of fate pull them together. She is looking for a skilled swordsman and he...

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Rat Pack - Guns, Guts and Glory Volume 1 - Rat Pack 1

This is a collection of the war comic serial from the 1970’s. It features work by an ensemble cast of very talented writers and artists, check out F.A. Philpott. I was pleasantly surprised! The series was originally published in Battle Pict...

4 Stars

American Cookery - American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection

This is a beautiful reproduction of the first ever American cookbook, with recipes using ingredients unique to America. While the recipes contained in this book are not what would be normally produced in a modern American kitchen, they prov...

4 Stars

Flame of Sevenwaters

If you like historical generational fiction with a nice touch of magic, you will very much like this novel. Warning, if you try this book, you will probably enjoy it and want to know more about this world. Luckily all are available through...

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Taken - An Alex Verus Novel, #3

Book 3 of the Alex Verus series does not disappoint. It starts off deceptively quiet with the detective meeting a stunning beauty, who later acts in the best film noir tradition. We also find out how Luna is doing with her training. And we...

4 Stars

Live and Let Drood - A Secret Histories Novel

What do you get if you take a James Bond fan; add a wicked sense of humor, a desire to write fantasy and a touch of brilliance? If you are lucky, you get Simon R. Green. If you have not been fortunate enough to read his work previously, buc...

4 Stars

Cursed - Alex Verus, #2

Cursed picks up shortly after the adventures in the first book “Fated” and does a very good job with the continuity aspects of the story line. Luckily for people like me, while it is ideal to read the first book then move on to this book, t...

4 Stars

The Helix War

The Helix War consists of 2 books. In the first book Marseguro, imagine the most prejudiced person you have ever had the misfortune to work with. Now, give them not only the power to fire you, but to actually kill anyone that disagrees with...

4 Stars

The Night Sessions

This book occurring in a near future. It takes the idea that the events of 9/11 where the opening salvos of a world-wide war divided by lines of faith. This paints a pretty bleak picture where the people that still have a religion are drive...

4 Stars

The Third Section - The Danilov Quintet, #3

These are not your Twilight, non-blood drinking, romantic, or emotionally tortured vampires. These have all the compassion of a Jack-the –Ripper or a Zodiac killer. They must drink blood to stay alive and they are not kind. They get the mos...

4 Stars

Destroyer of Worlds - Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 3

If you have traveled with the whole crew and read the prior book, you have the character you most identify with already in mind. Their strengths and weakness’, loves and hates are pretty clearly defined for you already. If that is the case,...

4 Stars

Fated - Alex Verus, #1

This is the first of the Alex Verus novels. We get introduced to the main players in this world (Alex, Luna, Starbreeze, Sonder, Talisid, Arachne, et al.) and get a very good introduction to a world that exists out of sight of our normal wo...

4 Stars

Jack of Ravens - Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 1

This is an epic fantasy adventure in the making. In a battle between hope and despair, creation and destruction, this demonstrates that lowly humans can actually affect the ultimate outcome. It spreads across time and the globe, plus from o...

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Burning Man - Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 2

Book 2 picks up where book 1 ends. Luckily for those that haven’t read the first book (or have a short attention span) if you read the first part “The Final Age” you will be caught up on what came before and the entire necessary back story....

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Creepy Crawlers - An Anthology of Spine-Tingling Terror

I was expecting a book of creepy bug stories, instead what I got was a group of stories that do their best to explore the worst of the human psyche, without needing a degree in psychology to understand the point. There were some stories tha...

4 Stars

Metamorphosis - H.E.R.O., #1

This starts out with an unlikely premise (like most good comic book heroes) but while the action is comic book like, the author has managed to take the characters beyond the usual 4 color panel format, with more character development and in...

4 Stars

The Mensch With No Name - Merkabah Rider, #2

This is the second collection of the Merkabah Rider series. It is another dusty trails western that wanders into the realm of the fantastic. If you like your westerns to be pure unadulterated shoot ‘em ups then you might not enjoy this. But...

4 Stars

Down in the Dungeon

This is an enjoyable 50 page collection of short stories by someone who has fond memories of late nights with friends, rolling the dice and using our imaginations. Hey, it worked for Dragon Lance. He reveals a wicked sense of humor while te...

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Westward Weird

I very much enjoyed this collection of stories that took place in a mythical old west. This anthology starts with a story that is very much like a typical western tall tale. It also includes tales about faerie tales, science fiction, demons...

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  • Authors: Martin H. Greenberg, Kerrie Hughes
  • Review by: A.M. Donovan
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Fantasy, Western
  • Publisher: DAW

The Prophecy

Young love lost, unforseen consequences, poison clouds, xenophobia, war, dying planets and a prophecy, What more could we ask? How about a good story that manages to tie all this together? Gill James manages to do just that in this young ad...

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Cosmic Pathos

This is a collection of short stories of novella length. They had me sniffling on the first story, remembering a childhood dream on the second and facing the realities of obsession and cutting deals with criminals for information and the co...

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Akhet - Sekhmet's Light, #1

This is a well-researched book and you will learn some Egyptian words while reading it. I found this very interesting. The main character doesn’t look like me at all so I wasn’t able to imagine myself as her, but the author did a great job...

4 Stars

Secrets of the Truth - Meridienne Drake Series

Secrets of the Truth is a well thought out and well written first novel. Its intended audience is 12 and up. It manages to avoid adult themes, which is a relief when trying to find a book to recommend for a pre to early teen. It deals with...

4 Stars

Human for a Day

This collection examines what it means to be human, with all the hope and heartbreak this entails. You go from robot slavery (complete with an underground railroad) to how do you spend your final hours when trapped and you know you will die...

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  • Authors: Martin H. Greenberg, Jennifer Brozek
  • Review by: A.M. Donovan
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: DAW

Every Witch Way But Wicked

This is a wonderful collection of good witch tales, without being heavy on the moralizing (only a little) and leavened with humor. It's done as well as one of Martin Greenburg's collections. It's not primarily humorous, but definitely left...

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  • Authors: Misty Evans, Camilla Chafer, Rose Pressey, Wren Emerson, T. C. LoTempio, Amanda Hocking, Dale Mayer, Edie Ramer, Terri Reid, J.L Bryan, Christiana Miller, Barbra Annino, Debora Geary
  • Review by: A.M. Donovan
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Supernatural, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Seasonal / Holiday, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Independently Published

Sleeping Garden

Remember The Secret Garden when we were kids? This is a very good job updating the tale. One irritating part was no one spoke with any contractions. I have yet to meet a teen that doesn't use contractions constantly. I had the same irritati...

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Magebane

Evil wizards, multi-level conspiracies, magic, hidden kingdoms, cruel tyrants, usurpers, and a hint of steampunk make this book entertaining. Lee Arthur Chane (also known as Edward Willett) has done a marvelous job of making all of this wor...

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Courts of the Fey

I love this kind of book, because it lets me try out different authors in nice little bite sized pieces. While dealing with the different Courts of the Fey, the themes run from Fairy conservation to the end of the world. There are stories t...

4 Stars

Monsters of Myth

Our favorite monsters (and some lesser known) are brought back for a visit. Brenna Lyons steps out of her usual style of writing with enjoyable results. You get a different take on Frankenstein's monster to gremlins. If you are looking for...

4 Stars

Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter is a very well done horror with believable plot twists. You feel loss, betrayal and see redemption. The main characters are those that have lost the groundings of their lives, usually through the actions of others. These are...

4 Stars

Ancient Images

Ramsey Campbell's Ancient Images is a horror story that draws you in with secrets. You have secrets about a film that doesn't exist, or does it? Horror films have been censored and a family curse is in the mix. The family doesn't really kno...

4 Stars

Fate of the Fallen

Fate of the Fallen is very good, especially for a first book. It's definitely a different take on the whole fallen angel, war between heaven and hell themes. If you are looking for a lot of steamy sex, you will not be getting it here. Yes,...

4 Stars

Pretty Souls - The Paranormal Response Team, #1

A wonderful first effort. Ms. Particka manages to have teenagers that are complex, conflicted and realistic. Just like real teenagers. Dealing with body image issues, insecurities and trying to present a normal image in the hopes that every...

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The Devil's Diadem

High Fantasy and (frustratingly) historically accurate. Don't look for a female lead that overcomes the historically accurate prejudices of the time. Instead we have a main character that does her best to be true to herself and remain a goo...

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The Restoration Game

Part science-fiction (only a small part) mostly international intrigue and spy thriller. If you are intrigued by the Matrix and really like the Davinci Code and spy thrillers/mysteries you will really enjoy this. The main focal point is a c...

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Defying The Covenants - Book #3

Defying the Covenants is told in a very quiet voice that manages to pretty accurately represent many of the issues that females had at the time this story takes place (not being taken seriously, good only as an ornament, being totally depen...

4 Stars

Down to the Bone - Quantum Gravity, Book 5

First a warning (only slightly) no synopsis of previous events is included, so you might end up (like me) being a bit confused by everything that has gone before. Rather like trying to read the The Return of the King, without having read th...

4 Stars

The Boys Upstairs

I have an issue with weak female characters. There are too many in the world. They make me look bad. It starts off with the mother wanting to get a gift for her son's, but being upset because the father can't be there to help make the decis...

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Beneath The Surface

This is generally a nice light read. The biggest frustration was a formatting issue. I had an issue with the font sizes not being consistent. Generally an interesting premise (from a science point of view) but really a wish fulfillment goin...

3 Stars

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