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Thoughts on Reading and Writing: Male vs. Female Authors

Most everyone has preferences when it comes to reading.  Those may be the genres and subgenres they lean towards, paperback/hardcover vs. ebook, specific authors or even writing styles.  Another big preference potential is male or female authors. Male and female authors very often write from differing or even contrasting world views.  As I mentioned in… Continue reading Thoughts on Reading and Writing: Male vs. Female Authors

Book Review · Jennifer Estep

Spider’s Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

Author: Jennifer Estep Book Name: Spider's Bite Series: Elemental Assassin Order: #1 Rating: Really Good Genre: Fantasy Blurb:  My name is Gin, and I kill people. They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South — when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland.… Continue reading Spider’s Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 1

Amanda Carlson · Book Review

Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

Author: Amanda Carlson Book Name: Full Blooded Series: Jessica McClain Order: #1 Rating: Really Good Genre: Fantasy  Blurb: Born the only female in an all male race, Jessica McClain isn’t just different—she’s feared. After living under the radar for the last twenty-six years, Jessica is thrust unexpectedly into her first change, a full ten years late.… Continue reading Full Blooded: Jessica McClain, Book 1

Book Review · Patricia Briggs

Dead Heat: Alpha and Omega, Book 3

Author: Patricia Briggs Book Name: Dead Heat Series: Alpha and Omega (in the Mercy Thompson World) Order: #4 Rating: Really Good Genre: Fantasy  Blurb: For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to… Continue reading Dead Heat: Alpha and Omega, Book 3

Diana Rowland · Faith Hunter · General Update · Michelle Sagara West

March Update and Upcoming in April

As of right now, my current book count stands at 112 new and 27 re-reads.  Seems that I am continuing with my theme of re-reading some of my favorites this year.  This month, I re-read one of my all time favorite series, Michelle Sagara's Chronicles of Elantra.  I probably should have read House War (another… Continue reading March Update and Upcoming in April

Anne Bishop · Book Review

Vision in Silver: The Courtyard of the Others, Book 3

Author: Anne Bishop Book Name: Vision in Silver Series: The Courtyard of the Others Order: #3 Rating: Excellent/Favorite Genre: Fantasy Yet again, Anne Bishop has managed to bring us another stunningly rich book so full of character that you cannot help but be sucked in.  I cannot say enough good things about this new addition… Continue reading Vision in Silver: The Courtyard of the Others, Book 3

Book Review · Laurell K. Hamilton

Jason: Anita Blake Series, Book 23

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton Book Name: Jason Series: Anita Blake Order: #23 Rating: Mediocre/Didn't Like Genre: Fantasy/Romance I really debated on whether or not I actually wanted to write this review.  I dislike saying or writing negative things, especially when it comes to something I normally would be raving about.  In this case, I just… Continue reading Jason: Anita Blake Series, Book 23

Book Review · Kristen Ashley

Lady Luck: Colorado Mountain Series, Book 3

Author: Kristen Ashley Book Name: Lady Luck Series: Colorado Mountain Series Order: #3 Rating: Excellent/Favorite Genre: Romance This wasn't actually a new read for me.  I read it last year for the first time, but it is absolutely one of those that demands more than one read. I first ran across Kristen Ashley last year… Continue reading Lady Luck: Colorado Mountain Series, Book 3

Book Review · Faith Hunter

Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8

Author: Faith Hunter Book Name: Broken Soul Series: Jane Yellowrock Order: #8 Rating: Excellent/Favorite Genre: Fantasy This was another excellent addition to a favorite series of mine.  Since I'm kind of an instant gratification kinda gal, I don't always like cliff hanger types of books.  While the Jane Yellowrock series doesn't exactly do that, it… Continue reading Broken Soul: Jane Yellowrock, Book 8