Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy books of all sorts – from the Lord of the Rings to Kate Daniels and everything in between

A review of Only Hard Problems by Jennifer Estep – out earlier this year

Lots of fun, but the ending is way too abrupt… Only Hard Problems is the third “book” in Jennifer Estep’s Galactic Bonds series, written from the point of view of one of the previous apparent villains, Zane Zimmer.   And it is a lot of fun to get into Zane’s head, and find out he’s much

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A review of Elena the Brave by Julie Mathison – thoroughly enjoyable

And now for something a little different… A while back I ended up with a review copy of one of Julie Mathison’s mysteries, The Starlet Letter, and really liked it, even though I hadn’t realized until I was part way along that it was “officially” a YA mystery.    After all, who says adults can’t enjoy

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Pre-order links are up for Sanctuary by Ilona Andrews, coming this summer

If you want to read Sanctuary, the recent web serial by author-duo Ilona Andrews, sadly, you’ve missed it for now.  It came down off the website yesterday to be edited and prepped for release this summer.   But luckily you won’t have to wait long.   As the serial came down, the pre-order links went up, and

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Dust Born by Elizabeth Hunter is out tomorrow – a review

A welcome new addition to the Cambio Springs series After a looooong eight-year gap, Elizabeth Hunter has written another Cambio Springs book, and I, for one, am quite happy she has.    Like the other books in the series, Dust Born is a smooth-reading blend of mystery, romance, and urban fantasy.   Although, if we’re honest, the

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Presale on Dust Born by Elizabeth Hunter – three days only

I’ve read several of Elizabeth Hunter’s books, and my favorites definitely are the books in her Cambio Springs series, which, although they are technically romances, in my mind are also a very enjoyable mix of urban fantasy (actually, I suppose, desert fantasy) and mystery. And right now, per an email from the author, the newest

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A review of Magic Claims by Ilona Andrews – coming June 13

Trouble will always find Kate – or maybe the other way around… Magic Claims is the second book in the Wilmington Years series spin-off from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels books.   And it’s another rip-roaring adventure, but with some moments of seriousness as well.   In the first book in the series, Magic Tides, readers learned that

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A review of Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik – coming soon

A fun finale to the Starlight’s Shadow series… Capture the Sun is the third, and presumably the last, in Jessie Mihalik’s Starlight’s Shadow series.   And it’s a very nice finale, wrapping up the overarching Federated Human Planets (FHP)/Valovian Empire storyline, while somehow also managing a happy ending for a “new couple”, Lexi Bowen and Nilo

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