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Marked by Light (Ambasadora Book 1)
Because if I won't give my own book 5 stars, why should I expect other readers to? :)
Apr 2011
May 08, 2011
Sovran's Pawn
Sovran's Pawn was so much fun, from start to finish! Cassels built a wonderful world full of engaging, memorable characters. Bo is tough, but feminine ...more
Aug 2012
May 20, 2012
Hazard Yet Forward
This charity anthology for writer Donna Munro has 700 pages of short stories in multiple genres from 70 contributors. Many of these authors are award- ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
The Boy Who Shoots Crows
**spoiler alert** I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this wonderful book.

In The Boy Who Shoots Crows, we meet Charlotte Dunleavy, wh
Oct 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Song of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus, #1)
As a lover of SF Romance, I can't believe I never read this book before now! I fell in love with the characters and the world. So much so, I went out ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
John Edward Lawson's SuiPsalms holds a surprising amount of hope among its gritty verse. With a variety of forms from experimental to haiku, this coll ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories
One stormy night...well, it wasn't stormy, but six of us did stay up all night, taking turns reading these flashes of horror. Everyone had their own f ...more
Dec 09, 2006
Jan 14, 2009
I was reminded of Silent Hill, Session 9, and One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest as I read Stephanie Wytovich's debut collection of horror poetry. Her uni ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
Corpus Chrome, Inc.
Zahler delves into transhumanism in cinematic fashion. His world is like a mercurial coin--polished shine on one side, gritty wear on the other. Recon ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
The Girls From Alcyone (The Girls from Alcyone #1)
**spoiler alert** Loved it!

Cyberpunk, space opera, SF Romance--THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE has it all wrapped up in a sweet little package named Sigrid Nov
Jan 25, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
The Devil and Preston Black (Murder Ballads and Whiskey)
**spoiler alert** Preston is sexy. Preston is driven. Preston is in bed with the devil.

Not that he knows it at first, but he certainly finds out as t
Mar 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Madeline's Christmas
My husband and I give each other books as Christmas cards every year, and last year he gave me Madeline's Christmas to commemorate our first trip to P ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 03, 2014
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
Second time was a charm. I tried reading The Silmarillion about a decade and a half ago after having read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes
As a fan of anthropological science fiction stories, I loved Albert Wendland's The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes from the moment his diverse crew dis ...more
May 2014
Apr 09, 2014
Fried Zombie Dee-light! Ghoulish, Ghostly Tales
Delightfully fraught with humor and the macabre, Sullivan's FRIED ZOMBIE DEE-LIGHT masterfully mixes the mundane with the fantastic in her tales of th ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
Far Worlds
I was honored to have my story "Rainer" be part of this wonderful anthology by editors A. R. Aston, James Fadeley, and J. L. Gribble.
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom
Think UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN with small town mafia and a Vegas romp! I kept picturing Diane Lane as Lanie, especially with her self-deprecating humor an ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer 3: Portrait of a Trickster
I was honored to be part of this incredible anthology!
Aug 11, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
A Miracle of Rare Design
From the foreword I wrote for the new trade paperback edition of A Miracle of Rare Design:

Mike Resnick has been entertaining me with his stories for t
Jan 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Water for Elephants
I enjoyed the parts with young Jacob, but didn't like the transition to nursing home Jacob. I would have given this book 5 stars if it weren't for tho ...more
Jan 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Lancaster Rule (Lancaster Series, #1)
Futuristic Romance Meets Political Thriller

Being asleep in stasis for 300 hundred years doesn't slow down Josie Bettencourt. Neither do political extr
Apr 02, 2012
Dec 16, 2011
The Revelations of Preston Black
The Revelations of Preston Black is the perfect combination of the mood and atmosphere from The Devil and Preston Black and the thrilling pace of Hell ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Deal With the Devil, Part One
If you like George Smiley of John le Carre fame, You'll feel a kinship to Major Stoner in DEAL WITH THE DEVIL. The political machinations and espionag ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Solar Lullaby
The idea of sentient communication through solar flares is an incredible idea, one I've not run into before in SF. And, the way Fendley once again def ...more
May 19, 2014
May 21, 2014
Arnzen has always done a wonderful job of word play with his Gorelets, flash fiction, and poetry, but he's taken it to a whole new level by setting so ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 08, 2014
I love thrillers, and Hopkins didn't disappoint with Progeny.

The careful plotting no doubt owes itself to the massive research that Hopkins had to hav
Feb 21, 2012
Nov 11, 2011
Deal With the Devil, Part Two
I fell in love with Faust and missed him when I finished the book--that's a sign of a good story!

In the first part I likened DEAL WITH THE DEVIL to a
Dec 15, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students
Great job by Lori May. I was one of the interviewees for this guide.
Feb 02, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
The Mailbox
Memorable characters and engaging dialog make this literary tale captivating. Before I knew it, I was twenty-five pages in and feeling like I was back ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
You can tell that K. Ceres Wright is a fan of old school cyberpunk a la William Gibson and Richard Morgan.

The tech in Cog is a natural par
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
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