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Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
"ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Powers is the third and, in my opinion, the best of the Annals of the Western Shore novels. In this book, we meet Gavir, a slave in the City State of Etra. Gavir was born in the marshes but was stolen, along..." Read more of this review »
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
"A lot more seems to happen in Voices than in the first book of the trilogy, Gifts. It has more tension, more drive, and it feels more full. Ursula Le Guin has a habit of writing very beautiful books that aren't very immediate or exciting because t..." Read more of this review »
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
"Voices is perhaps a more outwardly compelling book than the first, Gifts, partly because it features some of the same characters, and partly because it has more action. Memer is still pretty introspective, but the scale has changed: from a small m..." Read more of this review »
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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
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Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
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Jan and 10 other people liked Nikki's review of Daughter of Necessity:
Daughter of Necessity by Marie Brennan
"I don’t normally review short stories and such, but this one caught my eye and I love the cover, so why not? It’s available to read online, for free, here; it’s not a long read, not even really a retelling, but a glimpse behind the scenes. A cleve..." Read more of this review »
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Close Enough to Touch by Victoria Dahl
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Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl
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Jayhawk Down by Sharon Calvin
Jayhawk Down
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read in July, 2015
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I know it's a terrible thing to fantasize about, but it's one of my fantasies to be rescued by a helicopter team some day. Not necessarily fished out from the sea - I'm pretty afraid of sharks - somewhere lost in the mountains would work just as well ...more
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Josh Lanyon
“They kissed, but it was a gentle kiss and there was no urgency. They were tired and they were...healing. They had time. And time was the most beautiful word of all.”
Josh Lanyon, Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Josh Lanyon
“There was nothing like working law enforcement for a few years to give you a jaded view of human nature. No matter how well you thought you knew someone, no one ever entirely knew anyone else.”
Josh Lanyon, Fair Game

Courtney Milan
“Do not pollute my perfectly acceptable figurative speech with irrelevant facts!”
Courtney Milan, The Duchess War

Courtney Milan
“I earned this, fair and square." We'll, maybe it hadn't been fair. And maybe it hadn't been precisely square. Still, she'd earned it legally. Legally and...rectangularly. That would have to do.”
Courtney Milan, The Duchess War

Courtney Milan
“You don’t expect love.” She shook her head in confusion. “This is the second time you’ve said that. Is this going to be like one of those dreadful novels where you warn me not to fall in love with you, and if I do, then you’ll turn into Bluebeard and try to lop my head off? You’re handsome. You have all your teeth.” She looked into his eyes and lightly touched her hand to his cheek. He grew very still. “I can offer you no promises. If you’re any good in bed, I might fall in love with you. If that is going to be anathema…”

“No,” he said swiftly. He looked away from her, and when he spoke again, there was a slight rasp to his words. “No. That would be perfectly…unobjectionable.”
Courtney Milan, The Duchess War

FridayFlash Fiction (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Short-story in a fantasy setting, originally published on Ergofiction.com, for #fridayflash.
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2011 Reading Challenge
Jan has completed her goal of reading 200 books for the 2011 Reading Challenge!
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