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Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

March 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Love Bites (book 2) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

With so many books having been written about vampires it seems difficult to come up with a new idea. This one has. ‘Love Bites’ is chronologically the second in a series about the Argeneau family. The whole family are vampires. This is explained to the female lead, pathologist Rachel Garrett, as being due to nano-technology […]

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Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery: Vol. 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

March 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Higgs & Soap: Galaxy Delivery: Vol. 1 by Tony Cooper (book review).

Writing humour is very difficult as the audience for it is very variable. Not everyone appreciates the same kind of humour so tailoring it to a particular readership is an almost impossible task. As a result, it is best written for an audience of one, the author. With luck, there will also be others who […]

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Final Girls by Riley Sager (book review).

March 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Final Girls by Riley Sager (book review).

In horror films, a common trope is to have a group of youngsters in a situation where they will be slaughtered one at a time by a maniac or a supernatural being, usually bloodily. The last scene is often of the last of the group fleeing the site of the carnage with the ambiguousness of […]

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The Fell Sword (book 2) by Miles Cameron (book review).

March 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Fell Sword (book 2) by Miles Cameron (book review).

Before the advent of computer games to occupy the waking hours of children, the imagination was allowed to create stories for the toys they played with. Even the Brontës honed their writing skills by creating a fantasyland, complete with maps as background to their tales. Many a potential author does this as a first step […]

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Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

February 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire novel (book 26) by Lynsay Sands (book review).

There are some very long running series that can be regarded as supernatural erotica. The salient feature is that somewhere in the novel, the main characters will have explicit, consensual sex. With Laurel K Hamilton’s ‘Anita Blake’ series, which has now reached twenty-six books, the main character, Anita, is the focal point of every novel. […]

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After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
After Atlas (A Planetfall Novel) by Emma Newman (book review).

The first novel by Emma Newman, ‘Planetfall’, was a masterpiece in characterisation. It could have been set anywhere and at any time and still made an impact. A bonus was the way the society had been set up as a very believable colony on an alien planet. The second novel is not exactly a sequel […]

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Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine (book review).

January 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Paper And Fire (The Great Library book 2) by Rachel Caine (book review).

When a group of young people leave home for the first time to further their education, it can be likened to the situation of students heading off to university. All are reliant on their own resources, all experiences, new situations and all need to find how they fit into the new world. In the first […]

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Darksoul by Anna Stephens (book review).

January 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Darksoul by Anna Stephens (book review).

Second books and especially second books in trilogies are a challenge to any author. The first book as a debut novel has probably had much more time in the gestation than publishing schedules will ever allow for subsequent ones. That is the first pressure. If it is the second in a trilogy, others kick in. […]

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The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous book 2) by Kate Griffin (book review).

January 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous book 2) by Kate Griffin (book review).

This book is a humorous urban fantasy, volume 2 in the ‘Magicals Anonymous’ series, which is itself a spin-off of the four-volume ‘Matthew Swift’ series. Swift, the Midnight Mayor, comes into ‘The Glass God’ and its predecessor, ‘Stray Souls’ as a minor or perhaps it’s more accurate to say a major but mainly off-stage character. […]

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Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

January 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Immortal Nights: Unchained :An Argeneau Vampire novel by Lynsay Sands (book review).

With the plethora of dark fantasy novels that have vampires in the mix, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be original. This is why some authors, such as Seanan McGuire and Keri Arthur, have shied away from making the vampire the focus of the novel, preferring to concentrate on exploring the habits of other supernaturals. […]

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