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Through The Gate in the Sea - Pathfinder Tales

"Through the Gate in the Sea" by Howard Andrew Jones was a very interesting story with a reptilian character. As a Whovian, it’s great fun when a reptilian is in the story – even though they are not of the Doctor Who universe (or Whoniverse...

5 Stars

Reaper's Eye - Pathfinder Tales

Sometimes, things in the past are better left buried. But there's always going to be that ONE PERSON who ruins everything for the rest of the world. In this case, that person is Grigor Dolch, a witch who betrayed his former master only beca...

5 Stars

Shy Knives - Pathfinder Tales World

When it comes to a story set in the Pathfinder world, you are guaranteed a story of adventure, excitement and thrill. Oh, but let us also not forget humor! Yes! Humor! You get a lot of that while reading this latest installment in the Pathf...

5 Stars

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

It is very rare to come across a short story collection that can have so much to tell readers that go beyond the stories within it. That is the experience that I had when I read the book The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu. Here was a book that...

5 Stars

The Sleeping Beauty Killer - An Under Suspicion Novel

What a treat to have the opportunity to review a novel written by Mary Higgins Clark. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading a Mary Higgins Clark novel. The Sleeping Beauty Killer did not disappoint. This book was hard to put down. I was...

5 Stars

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs

Orsinia: For most of us, we are born, we live, and we die. That’s the way it is and the way it always has been. But there are some others of us who are born with a very special fire that resides within the soul. We don’t recognize this fire...

4 Stars

Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box

Soldier: “You trust this man?” River Song: “I absolutely trust him.” Soldier: “He’s not some kind of madman, then?” River song: “I absolutely trust him.” Can you really psychoanalyze a show like Doctor Who? Whovians may have doubts. However...

5 Stars

The Baker Street Jurors - The Baker Street Letters, #5

So, the real-life 221B Baker Street is not actually the home of the famous detective in real-life London? Oh, ow. I had seen pictures from fans of Sherlock Holmes in London about 221B Baker Street, as well as other famous real-world locatio...

5 Stars

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell

Imagine my delight and excitement over reading the novel "Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell" by Paul Kane. I am a fan of both Sherlock Holmes and the Hellraiser movies, and I do enjoy Clive Barker’s other works. I anticipated reading...

5 Stars

Hellknight - Pathfinder Tales

I love reading fantasy novels – especially the kind that have cool techie gadgets included in the story. With the novel "Hellknight" by Liane Merciel, readers are in for an adventurous and suspenseful story of a ruthless killer bent on reve...

5 Stars

Pirate's Prophecy - Pathfinder Tales

I so love reading the Pathfinder Tales stories. This installment, "Pirate’s Prophecy" by Chris A. Jackson, was really enjoyable. It was hard for me to put this book down! I loved it! And as I read this story, I thought, Wow, the author real...

5 Stars

Poetry to Challenge the Senses

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley once said, “Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.” And sometimes our world and our senses can be a little distorted, even chaotic. But Donald Elix has given our world, life itself, a...

5 Stars

The Angel of Highgate

Sometimes it takes a very special person to change our lives forever. For Geoffrey Thraxton, it is that one special person who he first perceives to be an angel. That is majorly the story in the novel "The Angel of Highgate" by Vaughn Entwi...

5 Stars

The Promise of Forgiveness

"The Promise of Forgiveness" by Marin Thomas is a novel that causes the reader to think hard on the subject of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a really hard thing to figure out sometimes and for most people, they just can’t forgive. In this sto...

5 Stars

The Violinist of Venice - A Story of Vivaldi

There is a quote that says some books “just swallow you up, heart and soul.” "The Violinist of Venice" by Alyssa Palombo is one of those books. For me, anyway. I loved this book! And I hated every moment I was forced to put it down. I read...

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The Great Carp Escape

Sometimes it's the smallest of creatures, like fish, that need help from people. Paul and Beth are young siblings who live in a house near a large lake and one day, after their backyard is flooded, they discover a small school of carp in tr...

5 Stars

The 8th Circle - A Danny Ryan Thriller, #1

The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain is a novel labeled a thriller and it doesn't fall short there. There were many scenes and chapters that had me on the edge of my seat. However, I really could've done without the sappy, emotional and macho-laden...

4 Stars

The Restaurant Critic's Wife

Poor Lila. She goes from having grapefruit and coffee for breakfast to eating omelets and cinnamon rolls. That's what happens when you marry a foodie, especially after that foodie later becomes a restaurant critic. Her husband, Sam, takes o...

3 Stars

The Shock of Night - The Darkwater Saga, #1

One thing that got my interest in "The Shock of Night", a novel by Patrick W. Carr, is the title. In a way, the title makes sense. The story is good fantasy and the characters are memorable. I liked the way the mysterious gift in this story...

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Bloodbound - Pathfinder Tales

Ah, treachery among vampires. How very quaint. Such is the case in Bloodbound, a Pathfinder Tales novel authored by F. Wesley Schneider. One of the main characters, Larsa, bears the burden of being the child of a vampire that betrayed his c...

5 Stars

Médicis Daughter - A Novel of Marguerite de Valois

If you have ever wondered what life was like in Renaissance France, then check out the historical novel Medicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot. This novel takes you into the life of the royal family of France – that is, Catherine de Medicis, ot...

5 Stars

Meeting Infinity

What does the future hold? If you could imagine what the future would be like, what kind of story would you tell to describe it? For many sci-fi writers, they often write about what the future might be like. But what if the future is now? F...

5 Stars
  • Authors: Sean Williams, Gregory Benford, John Barnes, Ian McDonald, Gwyneth Jones, Nancy Kress, Aliette de Bodard, Bruce Sterling, James S.A. Corey, Madeline Ashby, Kameron Hurley, Simon Ings, Yoon Ha Lee, Ramez Naam, An Owomoyela, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Review by: DawnColclasure
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Solaris

Thunderbird

If anyone has ever wondered what might happen if we ever made first contact with extraterrestrials, it might be a good idea to read the new sci-fi novel, Thunderbird, by Jack McDevitt. This novel was so good! Once I started reading it, it w...

5 Stars

Money Isn't the Problem, You Are

Money Isn’t the Problem, You Are by Gary M. Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer struck me as a book that would tackle unhealthy perspectives and habits about money. I thought this would be a book about money management. It's not. The only money-manag...

3 Stars

Pound for Pound - A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

Sometimes we need to hit rock bottom before we can start climbing to the top. For anyone struggling with a disease of some kind or some other medical disorder, the struggle to escape from its grasp is very real. Once we fall into that trap,...

5 Stars

Imperfect

Let me just say that I am sure this is a good story. I liked what of this book I read and the only major flaw I had with it is NOT something that is “wrong” with the book. I am not saying that at all. I mean, I was annoyed by the gigantic i...

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Doctor Who: City of Death

Whovians are in for a real treat when they read the latest Doctor Who novel, City of Death, by Douglas Adams and James Goss. Once I started reading this book, it was hard to put down. I LOVED it! The beginning of the story was filled with m...

5 Stars

One Murder More - Maren Kane Series, #1

If you’re in the mood for a good, on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery, look no further than One Murder More, an awesome novel by Kris Calvin. The author has experience working in politics and it shows in this story because her characters are i...

5 Stars

My Townie Heart

Laura DiStefano is a young woman trying to find her way in the world. The problem is that she makes so many mistakes that she can’t figure her life out anymore. She is traumatized after her boyfriend cheats on her, so she holes up in her co...

3 Stars

Barron's Totally Wild Fact Packed, Fold-Out Animal Atlas

Buckle up, animal lovers! Barron's Totally Wild Animal Atlas is about to take you on a journey of exploration across the world to check out the many different kinds of animals that we share this planet with. All kinds of animals are showcas...

5 Stars

A Place For Us

It would seem that as we get older, we tend to spend an awful amount of time thinking about the past. Remembering the good old days. The problem with this is that we only focus on how we perceived things and not how they really are. We woul...

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Joe Steele

It’s not very often I have the pleasure of reading a novel written as a noir story. And when that chance comes up, it makes the reading all the more enjoyable. That is what happened when I read the novel Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove. I ju...

5 Stars

When the Heavens Fall - The Chronicles of the Exile, #1

There are so many fantasy quests out there that are centered around one object, such as a ring or a wand. In When the Heavens Fall, the first in a new series by debut novelist Marc Turner, that object is a book. Specifically, the Book of Lo...

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Trick or Treat

Two little boys are all dressed up for trick-or-treating on Halloween night and they meet up with a friend along the way. This cute little story for young children is a delightful tale perfect for Halloween night. It's not too scary for you...

5 Stars

Colossus

Stories about extra-large elephants are not anything new. Lots of people know about large elephants such as Jumbo and, most recently, mega-size elephants who once roamed in Kenya. Elephants are already huge creatures but it’s the really gig...

5 Stars

Villain Keeper - The Last Dragon Charmer #1

I am always interested in reading books in a new fantasy series, whether those books are written for young readers or the older crowd. I enjoy reading fantasy stories, especially if there’s a good dose of magic and dragons, and Laurie McKay...

5 Stars

Keep Quiet

For many authors, even New York Times bestselling authors, there is such a thing as a “swing and a miss.” Sometimes you swing and hit the ball right out of the ballpark, and sometimes you swing and, well, miss. In the case of her latest nov...

3 Stars

The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco - A Book Club Mystery, #1

They say you never really know people, and that's especially true in a mystery novel. Especially this mystery novel, the first in a series. The Falcon Fiasco is the title in the new The Readaholics series by veteran mystery writer Laura DiS...

5 Stars
  • Author: Laura DiSilverio
  • Review by: DawnColclasure
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Cozy Mystery, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: NAL

Bug Detective

Have you got a little bug detective in your home? Then you might want to give them this book, aptly titled Bug Detective! Your young student of arachnids, insects and other assorted creepie crawlies will delight in reading this book. There’...

5 Stars

End of Secrets

Don’t let the title of this novel fool you. There are a ton of secrets in this story. Everybody is keeping secrets. Everybody is covering stuff up or avoiding some subject. Even people who are intimately involved with each other keep secret...

5 Stars

Willful Child - Willful Child, #1

It would be so nice if this author could write a science fiction novel that would appeal to both male AND female readers. There ARE female readers who enjoy reading sci-fi – as well as female book reviewers. I love Star Trek but this partic...

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The Perfect Mother

This book caught my interest because it’s a real-life kinda story that any parent – mother or father – could find themselves in. But while the story got off to a good start, it kinda lost me because the main character, Jennifer, was not ver...

3 Stars

The Perfect Stranger

When I selected this book to review, I knew I could count on this author to deliver an awesome suspense novel. I was not disappointed. I have read another Wendy Corsi Staub novel and it was a well-written story crafted so perfectly that it...

5 Stars

Elixir

Before I proceed with this review, I must first say that I really don’t like reading stories written in the present tense. Some people have no problem with them, but some people do. I am in the latter camp. This was a huge factor in my deci...

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Reach for Infinity

When picking up an anthology of stories to read, there’s always a chance there’s a story in that book that the reader would not like. Some stories may strike the reader as extremely well-written, some may be awesome, and some may be thought...

4 Stars

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets - An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space

Attention, Sherlockians! Interested in reading an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories guaranteed to show our favorite detective in a new light? If so, grab a copy of the anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, for a delightful...

5 Stars

Well Seasoned - Savoring Life's Lessons

The seasons of the year have had some kind of mystical meaning to so many cultures and so many people for centuries. Ancient tribes saw the seasons as a time when their respected deities had greater power and influence over life and the har...

3 Stars

Fearsome Magics

One thing that appeals about reading fiction is that it’s a chance to get away from reality. And that’s what readers of the fantasy anthology Fearsome Magics get when they read this book. They get a chance to get away from it all – away fro...

5 Stars

Far Orbit - Speculative Space Adventures

If you’re looking for a good anthology of science fiction stories, look no further than Far Orbit, which I found to be a really awesome collection of traditional sci-fi stories that was hard to put down. I totally loved reading this book! A...

5 Stars

Solaris Rising 3 - The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

When picking up an anthology to read, I never know what to expect. I do know there are stories that fall under a theme or fit into a genre, but I never can predict just how far those stories will go to stretch the genre just a bit or take m...

4 Stars

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