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Unsidhe Assassin by Leona Windwalker
"The cover blurb is backstory that isn't fleshed out well enough to actually matter. Both main characters are unlikable and the Unseelie court is just filled with a-holes.

There is 0 romance in this novel; stockholm syndrome and glamour-sex is not..." Read more of this review »
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Unsidhe Assassin by Leona Windwalker
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Once more, all the life gets sucked out of a potentially great concept through clumsy plotting and immature literary values. The main lines of the high fantasy universe within which, but for the first few pages, the entire action takes place, are ...more
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A Touch of Lightning by Kit Fortier
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So far as the originality of the concept and the care put into the universe building, including the paranormal mythology, extend, this is a four-star book; the plotting as well as the cast of heroes are rather less strong, while still very ...more
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Coast to Coast by R.J. Scott
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The main series of the Scott and Locey hockey universe of which this is the first spin off never lacked appeal despite numerous blemishes, cardinal among them the bland execution replete with poorly-done tropes and a rather thin character drawing; ...more
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All Kinds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes
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Mary Calmes really is not for me. The flow of the story, almost like a car crash in slow-motion, cannot compensate for all that goes awry plot- and character-wise, all sins which, in my opinion, stem from the distinct absence of authorial spin over ...more
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Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt
Hostile Ground
by L.A. Witt (Goodreads Author)
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More erotic thriller (with a major emphasis on the sexual element) than tale of love and suspense, this proved to be a very difficult book to rate. However tempting a conclusion for a story in which excellent, sometimes virtuoso, strands ...more
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Bound By Nature by Cooper Davis
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Two stars for the writing, which, despite a tendency to veer into ornery phrasing, if not outright grandiloquence (every thing wolfy has been given an exaggeratedly magical spin that rings hollow by dint of its sheer repetitiveness, the very same ...more
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The Wizard's Wicked Way by A.J. Ryker
The Wizard's Wicked Way
by A.J. Ryker (Goodreads Author)
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The unduly short scale (less than 50 pages) of this story meant that the necessary world building could not help but be sketchy at best and barely there at worst, on a par with the terribly bland character drawing (everyone here is but a cipher, if ...more
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A Royal Secret by Jerry Cole
A Royal Secret
by Jerry Cole (Goodreads Author)
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DNF after chapter one in gross disgust at the quality of the writing. No wordsmith with a modicum of taste and half-baked technical chops would think to narrate the following way:

"the guy he’d run over was smaller than he was in bulk and in stature.
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Anhaga by Lisa Henry
"Anhaga was a really nice, sweet, MM fantasy novel (I believe the first) by what I consider THE queen of MM, Lisa Henry.
Was it one of my favourites of hers? No.

If there was one thing that I wish Anhaga had, is a second POV. If Kaz had his own chap..." Read more of this review »
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