These are 'original' fairy tales and one of them is actually set in Galenorn's witchy world.
The first story wasn't so bad but I didn't feel that any oThese are 'original' fairy tales and one of them is actually set in Galenorn's witchy world.
The first story wasn't so bad but I didn't feel that any of these women were kick ass and neither did I think that any of the stories were that good. Yes, every man was a misogynist and the patriarchal society was very anti-woman but still, I didn't feel that the woman rose to the top.
Ah well...don't read it if you don't have to and if you do, make sure you get it cheap....more
The first story was eh, found myself skimming, seemed like very strange behavior from everyone and with the element of a "Tristam & Ysuelt" (I donThe first story was eh, found myself skimming, seemed like very strange behavior from everyone and with the element of a "Tristam & Ysuelt" (I don't have my Welsh dictionary on me so I hope I got that spelling right) it was a mishmash of contemporary and ancient. Didn't have enough Celtic strain for me and the ending was both obvious and rushed. 3.0
Sinead by Charlotte Featherstone
Ok, so I knew from the first paragraph that I wasn't going to like it. I read up to chapter two and stopped. There was something about the writing. It was erotic and sexy but the writing left me cold and it continued to do so. With short stories you have to make the reader care about the characters enough to continue reading. I liked Sinead, I couldn't care less about Kieran. There in lies the problem. So I stopped. I did however learn a new word; "quim".
I just stopped giving a crap about five paragraphs in. The main character was snobbish and self-centered and it was a weird bit about her and her brother. I don't know. Just couldn't get into it. I did like Will Cooper (I did skim) but couldn't see the two of them together.
All in all, for me, this book had sooo much potential but apparently by Winter's Desire there is also Winter's Dryness....more
Amazing. My favorite is the short story about Odette. These stories are centered around life, death and love with the glue binding it all together isAmazing. My favorite is the short story about Odette. These stories are centered around life, death and love with the glue binding it all together is that you don't know what you have until it's gone....more
It's a story set in the world of Sookie and it seems to take place right before the most recent book. Anyhoo, there is an absence of Eric which sort of made me go "aw man" but there is a Bill appearance. This is not a Sookie romance nor strictly a Sookie Vampire story, it explores Sookie's powers and it teams her up with Amelia.
It's a decent story, nothing amazing, nothing that pops up and grabs you but a decent read for those of us who are Sookie fans. If you aren't a Sookie fan, well, this is going to be a boring read and you may in fact skip over it.
In keeping with the vein of Mystery and Fantasy- I give this story -- 3 magic bullets
Bogieman - Carole Nelson Douglas
Ok, this one had promise but I confess it confessed the heck out of me after the first paragraph. I nearly skipped it. And up until two minutes ago had no idea it was from a larger book (that coincidentally I keep looking at in the bookstore and shaking my head, thinking I'll hate it. So from the pov of someone who has not read the books:
It's about Delilah Street, a former reporter who is now a Paranormal Investigator in Las Vegas. Her specialty is her connection with silver and the ability to glean (and maybe manipulate??) things with silver in them. Vegas in 2013 is crawling with CinSims - Cinematic Simulations that are an amalgamation of both an actor and the character. In this case, Sam Spade as played by Humphrey Bogart has been murdered. The question becomes can you really kill a simulated human who is really nothing more than a dead person who has been reanimated?
Ok, so again, this has a promising premise - something like the movie Blade Runner with a combination of Jenna Black's Morgan Kinsley with the balls of Simon R. Green's John Taylor. However, things just go downhill from the second page. World Building is a very difficult thing to do it can be even more difficult when you only have 20 pages to do it. Backstories are confusing and it isn't much helped by Delilah's first person POV which have her living in the present with no exposition whatsoever (or no clear exposition) on her relationship with the Police Chief, Cocaine/Christophe/Snow and how she can do what she does.
I'm going to give this three magic bullets just because I liked the idea of where this story was going. Maybe in a larger format it would make more sense?...more