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Feb
11

Sunday Snippet: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Sunday Snippet: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine  About the Book Ash and Quill    Author:  Rachel Caine Publisher:   Berkley Released:  July 11, 2017 Series:   Great Library #3 Genre:  Young Adult (Urban Fantasy) Author contact links:   Website Purchase links:  Amazon REVIEW Snippet: Jess fell asleep, too, despite the hard stones under his behind, and the chill.  He dreamed he was a guard at a gate, and the gate was on fire, and he knew, he knew, that what waited beyond it was something terrible and monstrous and impossible to defeat.  But that he’d have to fight it anyway.  The hopelessness of it overwhelmed him. He woke up with a start when he heard voices, the dream still vivid and...
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Jul
26

Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine Ash and Quill Author: Rachel Caine Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Rachel Caine has done it again!  Ash and Quill is another outstanding novel in The Great Library series.  Gikany and Una found themselves lost in the world and utterly gripped by the cliffhanger ending.  We eagerly await the next installment. This story immediately begins where our heroes were last left.  Betrayed by Jess’s father, the band of library rebels are in the hands of the Burners in Philadelphia – the heart of a Burner stronghold under siege by the Library’s forces.  Despite the hopelessness of their situation, they never give up.  It is...
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Jul
5

Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine Paper and Fire Author: Rachel Caine Reviewers: Gikany and Una Rating: A/A- What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una have really enjoyed this new series, The Great Library.  The first novel, Ink and Bone, was a captivating and thrilling page-turner.  Paper and Fire ramps it up even more, with an unexpected twist at the end. As with our review of Ink and Bone, it is very difficult for us to do our normal discussion type review.  From the beginning of Paper and Fire, the plot begins to twist and turn, revealing some truths while hinting at other plots.  It would be far too easy to spoil this novel.  So...
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Mar
1

Review: Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine

Review: Midnight Bites by Rachel Caine Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires Author: Rachel Caine Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: What a treat for Morganville Vampires series fans!  Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires is a wonderful collection of some previously released and brand new short stories in this rich and vibrant world.  I would wholeheartedly recommend this to all fans of the series but advise caution for newbies.  This collection would be considered spoilerish if you haven’t read the series.  You’d also be a bit lost on the significance and context of some of the stories included. I’m a big fan of this series and was sad when I...
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Oct
4

Sunday Snippet: Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy from the Dark Secrets Anthology

Sunday Snippet: Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy from the Dark Secrets Anthology  About the Book Dark Secrets Anthology   Authors:  Rachel Caine, Cynthia Eden, Megan Hart, Suzanne Johnson, Jeffe Kennedy, and Mina Khan Publisher:   Self-published Released:  September 29, 2015 Genre:  Paranormal Romance Jeffe Kennedy contact links:   Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Website Purchase links:  All Romance, Amazon, Google Play, Kobo Snippet An except from Jeffe Kennedy’s contribution, Heart’s Blood. Fortunately, Nix saved him having to strip her out of those soaked clothes, rustling as she undressed and climbed into her bed. It didn’t save him picturing her slim, delicate body in all her naked glory, but it helped calm the fury that had gripped him at the sight of her kneeling in icy muck, white...
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Aug
21

Cover Reveal: Dark Secrets Anthology

Cover Reveal: Dark Secrets Anthology Six award-winning authors bring you this spellbinding collection of stories about dark desires, mysterious worlds, and danger that lurks in the shadows of the night. Where nothing is black and white; where things might not be as they seem; where magic and mayhem rule. With stories by: Rachel Caine Cynthia Eden Megan Hart Suzanne Johnson Jeffe Kennedy Mina Khan About Heart’s Blood by Jeffe Kennedy A Twelve Kingdoms Novella A dark fairytale retelling of a princess robbed of rank, husband and even her name. Nix is nothing. The Princess Nathilde—her former waiting woman—attacked her on the journey to wed Prince Cavan, stripping her of everything and taking her place. With...
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Jul
7

Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine Ink and Bone Author: Rachel Caine Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: For fans of Rachel Caine’s young adult series The Morganville Vampires, she has something new.  Although Gikany and Una both had very different reactions to the start of Ink and Bone, by the end we both loved it and are eagerly awaiting more in the new The Great Library series. For fans of The Morganville Vampires series looking for something similar, this is not it unless you want something just as addicting.  The Great Library series is completely new and entirely intriguing.  Una thought the book had a slow start to it while...
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Dec
15

Sunday Snippet – Daylighters

Sunday Snippet – Daylighters  About the Book Daylighters Author:  Rachel Caine Publisher:   NAL Released:  November 5, 2013 REVIEW HERE Snippet “It’s clear you don’t understand the slightest thing about what is happening in Morganville,” Amelie said.  “So I will forgive you for not comprehending how much danger you put Michael in by separating him from my protection.”  She nodded slightly, and on the other side of the atrium, Oliver stepped up.  He was holding Michael by the arm.  Michael broke free, and for just a heartbeat Claire saw him clearly in the dim light:  a shock of golden hair wild around his face, clear blue eyes fixed on Eve.  Of all of them, he looked the...
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Nov
27

Review: Kicking It Anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price

Review: Kicking It Anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price Kicking It Edited by: Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price Reviewer: B., Gikany & Una, Jen Twimom Rating: B+ individual ratings listed below Kicking It is a collection of nine short stories/novelettes by nine wonderful urban fantasy authors. We’ve listed each story with a brief review and rating. This book can be read and enjoyed without having read any of the books in the associated series. What We’re Talking About: Forked Tongues by Rachel Caine A Holly and Andrew story Gikany and Una enjoyed this short story by Ms. Caine. Although Una has only experienced The Morganville Vampires series and Gikany has not experienced Ms. Caine’s work, we both enjoyed Forked...
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Oct
29

Review: Daylighters by Rachel Caine

Review: Daylighters by Rachel Caine Daylighters Author: Rachel Caine Reviewer: Una Rating: A-, 4 Stars What I’m Talking About: Wow…I am speechless over the final book in the Morganville Vampires series.  I started this series from reading a novella (how Eve came to be a member of the Glass House) and enjoyed the novella so much, I started the series with the first book.  Daylighters ties this series up with a big red bow it seems.  Although there is the option, if Ms. Caine decides, for us to be able to return to Morganville.  However, the story of Claire and her Glass House friends has come full circle, and I’m happy to say, the...
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