logo
Jun
15

Review: From a Drood to a Kill by Simon R. Green

Review: From a Drood to a Kill by Simon R. Green From a Drood to a Kill Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Mr. Green has done it again.  From a Drood to a Kill is another witty, exciting, and enjoyable Secret Histories adventure filled with quirky characters, humorous banter, and nail-biting adventure. Despite some tragedy in From a Drood to a Kill, the novel follows what we normally expect from Mr. Green.  He has the most amazing ability to tie his different worlds together.  It is so enjoyable to see the connections between the Secret Histories, Nightside and Ghost Finders series.  The humor and dry wit that are characteristic of the...
Read More
Apr
29

Review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove

Review: Joe Steele by Harry Turtledove Joe Steele Author: Harry Turtledove Reviewer: Nima Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili was born in the Soviet Union in 1878.  When he was in his 30s, he took the name Stalin from the Russian for “man of steel.”  What if Joseph Stalin’s parents had immigrated to the United States before he was born, making him a full citizen and eligible, like any other American-born citizen, to run for president?  Joe Steele is author Harry Turtledove’s game of “what if” Stalin were in the White House? The average reader with a cursory memory of high school history will be able to follow the alterations to our...
Read More
Apr
8

Review + Exclusive Excerpt: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter

Review + Exclusive Excerpt: Dark Heir by Faith Hunter Thank you for joining us as we help celebrate the release of Dark Heir by Faith Hunter. On today’s blog tour stop, we have B.’s review, followed by an exclusive excerpt from Dark Heir. To read more excerpts and reviews, be sure to follow along on all the tour stops. B’s Review: Jane Yellowrock is back in Dark Heir, the ninth book in the Jane Yellowrock series. Although Jane is still dealing primarily with vampire politics and the resulting fallout, she’s grown and evolved a great deal and is finally able to accept that she isn’t nearly as alone as she always thought she was. With her two business partners and...
Read More
Mar
11

Review + Giveaway: Infinity Bell by Devon Monk

Review + Giveaway: Infinity Bell by Devon Monk Infinity Bell Author: Devon Monk Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Infinity Bell is the second novel in the tension-filled urban fantasy House Immortal series.  Gikany and Una found it more gripping, intriguing and just better than the last. It is honestly very difficult to relate how enjoyable this novel was without giving anything away.  The story continually is building upon itself.  As our heroes fight to get to where they need to be in order to fix the time rift, so much happens that describing it would spoil this wonderful book for you.  So our apologies that this will be a brief, somewhat vague...
Read More
Mar
10

Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Vision in Silver Author: Anne Bishop Reviewer: B. Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Vision in Silver, the third book in Anne Bishop’s The Others series, begins a few weeks after Murder of Crows ended. Since then, Meg Corbyn has continued to make a home for herself among the terra indigine as the Lakeside Courtyard’s Human Liaison and resident blood prophet. Once considered nameless property by the humans who controlled her, Meg is now surrounded by family and friends of her own choosing, who accept her and encourage her efforts to build the life she’s always wanted. But, living among the Others has triggered many changes, both within the...
Read More
Feb
5

Review: Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor

Review: Master of Plagues by E.L. Tettensor Master of Plagues Author: E.L. Tettensor Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Gikany and Una have been on pins and needles, anxiously awaiting Master of Plagues.  Ms. Tettensor did not disappoint!  Though this mystery was a bit different from the first, we still enjoyed the mythology, the world, and the twists and turns of this tightly woven story. The novel opens as a plague is starting to decimate one of the outlying areas of Kennian.  Lenoir and Kody are called in to determine if the epidemic was intentionally caused and if so who might have orchestrated it.  As the clues are slowly uncovered, our heroes...
Read More
Dec
12

Review: Vacant by Alex Hughes

Review: Vacant by Alex Hughes Vacant Author: Alex Hughes Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Note: There are spoilers of previous books in this review. The books in this series build on each other. Seriously read the previous books starting with Clean before you read this one. Read this review at your risk. Ms. Hughes has done it again!  Gikany and Una are stunned by the realistic foundation of this stunning science fiction series.  Adam and Cherabino reached a momentous pinnacle in Vacant and were forcibly thrown off into a murky future. Word of warning – if you thought the previous novels were heartbreaking, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Vacant...
Read More
Nov
6

Review: Tainted Blood by M.L. Brennan

Review: Tainted Blood by M.L. Brennan Tainted Blood Author: M. L. Brennan Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: M.L. Brennan has done it again.  This is another well written, gripping, and emotionally charged novel.  Tainted Blood continues the story of Fort, the unlikely hero and reluctant vampire, as he strengthens his role in his family and the supernatural world. There is so much Gikany and Una want to share about Tainted Blood.  However, to do so would spoil it for readers.  It would also spoil it for those who haven’t read the previous two novels in the American Vampire series.  The novels build on each other as Fort slowly transitions into...
Read More
Oct
26

Sunday Snippet + Giveaway: American Vampire series by M.L. Brennan

Sunday Snippet + Giveaway: American Vampire series by M.L. Brennan Today we have a special treat for you in honor of the third book of the American Vampire series, Tainted Blood, releasing Tuesday, November  4, 2014.  Your special treat is a Double Feature Sunday Snippet with a giveaway!!  Not only are you getting a bonus snippet from the second novel, Iron Night (see our previous Sunday Snippet) but also a chance to win a copy of Iron Night so you will be ready for the third novel, Tainted Blood.  And wait… that’s not all! We are including a tasty snippet from Tainted Blood!  Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for our Author Interview and review of Tainted Blood on Thursday, November 6, 2014!  About the Book Iron Night...
Read More
Sep
30

Review + Giveaway: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Review + Giveaway: Broken Soul by Faith Hunter Broken Soul Author: Faith Hunter Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Continuing her employment with Leo Pellissier, Master of the City of New Orleans and most of the southeast, Jane Yellowrock has been through more, and lost more, than she ever imagined she would. Unfortunately, the challenges aren’t going to end anytime soon. With a delegation from the European vampires with conquest on their minds due to visit in the near future, Jane will have to work harder than ever before to maintain stability for her boss and his clan, as well as for the humans who will be affected, whether they’re party to the coming events,...
Read More
Page 2 of 712345...Last »
logo
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes