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Sep
19

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk House Immortal Author: Devon Monk Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: B+ What We’re Talking About: House Immortal is the first book in the new House Immortal series by Devon Monk.  As fans of her Allie Beckstrom and Broken Magic series, we eagerly awaited this new science fiction series.  Gikany and Una liked it and hope to see more in the next novel. First, we liked this new world.  It has an altered history from our own and takes place in the future.  The world is an interesting mixture of technology coupled with complications from a meteor strike, giving it some fascinating quirks.  The most noticeable are the Galvanized.  Twelve...
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Aug
19

Review: Revenant by Kat Richardson

Review: Revenant by Kat Richardson Revenant Author: Kat Richardson Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: B- What We’re Talking About: Revenant is the final (for now) book in the Greywalker series.  Gikany and Una are a little sad to see this series end.  We’ve really enjoyed this series even though we jumped into it in the middle.  However, this final book fell a bit flat for us. Do not get us wrong, we love the world that Ms. Richardson has created.  It’s vibrant, fascinating, and draws you in.  In fact, her novels are very much like a roller-coaster.  They start slowly, building the tension gradually until you reach a pinnacle.  From that point on, it’s...
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Jul
15

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz Premonitions Author: Jamie Schultz   Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: C+ What We’re Talking About: Premonitions is an interesting novel that follows the bad guys as they try to survive the larger predators of the crime world.  It is slow to start and Gikany and Una found it to be a bit lacking, though the potential was there. The novel begins very slowly with Karyn and her crew celebrating after a successful theft and finding out about a new job.  It wasn’t until over halfway through the novel that the action picked up.  As the novel unfolds, we watch as the different pieces and people are moved into position...
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Jul
6

Sunday Snippet: Iron Night by M.L. Brennan

Sunday Snippet: Iron Night by M.L. Brennan  About the Book Iron Night  Author:  M.L. Brennan Publisher:   ROC Released:  January 7, 2014 REVIEW HERE Snippet My day then got even worse as I walked back into the dining room and noticed the homicidally envious looks that my fellow waiters were shooting me.  That only ever meant one thing, and I gulped as I went back to my tables. Sitting in the middle of my section was Suzume Hollis, kitsune, sometime friend, and all-time tormentor.  She caught my eye, raised  her wineglass ever so slightly, and gave me the smallest curl of that smile that always hit me like an electric shock to my spine.  Then, without missing a...
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Jun
5

Review: Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green

Review: Property of a Lady Faire by Simon R. Green Property of a Lady Faire Author: Simon R. Green Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Witty as always, Simon R. Green’s Property of a Lady Faire was a fun romp.  The latest in the Secret Histories series, Gikany and Una enjoyed the twists and turns and, of course, the wonderful banter as Molly and Eddie teamed up for another adventure and mystery to solve. Although this is the eighth book in the series, Eddie’s adventures continue to be exciting, new, and filled with humor and allusions of the James Bond series.  We really enjoyed the craft and skill that Mr. Green utilizes in blending these...
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Apr
9

Review: Marked by Alex Hughes

Review: Marked by Alex Hughes Marked Author: Alex Hughes  Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Marked is the third novel in the fascinating Mindspace Investigation series.  Gikany and Una continue to love both this gripping and interesting world, along with Adam West, the deeply flawed hero we cannot help but cheer for.  *Please note: this will be a somewhat vague review due to the fact that several wonderful elements in the novel cannot be adequately discussed without spoiling the ending.  We flatly refuse to spoil a novel so bear with us and understand that we thoroughly enjoyed this latest offering. The novel starts shortly after the conclusion of the previous...
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Mar
28

Review: Stone Cold by Devon Monk

Review: Stone Cold by Devon Monk Stone Cold Author: Devon Monk Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A- What We’re Talking About: Stone Cold is the final book in the Broken Magic series.  Gikany and Una are sad that Shamus and Terric’s story is over since we have enjoyed this world and these two unlikely heroes.  It doesn’t happen often, but Una and Gikany have slightly differing opinions on this final installment. Please note, usually in a final book of a series it is only natural for there to be spoilers.  To discuss some of the more interesting elements of Stone Cold we would have to give away huge moments of the book.  We refuse to...
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Mar
3

Review: Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney

Review: Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney Red Delicious Author: Kathleen Tierney Reviewer: B. Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: In Red Delicious, Quinn (don’t call her Siobhan) is our tour guide once again through her memories of the events that shaped her up to an undefined present. This time, she finds herself in an even more complicated situation, involving battling succubi, a necromancer’s daughters, inter-dimensional shifts, and a mystical phallus. Surrounded by both new faces and old, Quinn will have to be stronger and quicker than ever before if she’s to survive—except that, technically, she’s already dead. There’s something very likable about a character that is so keen to use her un-likability as a tool...
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Feb
26

Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop Murder of Crows Author: Anne Bishop  Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Meg Corbyn was a complete mystery to the Others when she first arrived at Lakeside Courtyard. Two months later, the resident terra indigene, or Earth Natives, have accepted that this aspect of their relationship with her isn’t likely to ever change. Although, as a Cassandra Sangue, or blood prophet, Meg has proven herself to the terra indigene time and again, it is her pure and sweet nature that leads them to accept her as one of their own. But, with angry humans trying to overthrow the Others, and the man who considers Meg his personal...
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Feb
13

Review: Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor

Review: Darkwalker by E.L. Tettensor Darkwalker Author: E. L. Tettensor  Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Darkwalker is the debut novel in the Nicholas Lenoir series.  It seems the series will chronicle Nicholas Lenoir, a detective in a dark, historical fantasy world.  We were wary at first, but we found ourselves rooting for this anti-hero and really loved this first offering that left us hungry for more! Gikany and Una have a habit of diving into a book without much research (unless you count reading the book’s back blurb).  As we started Darkwalker, it started to dawn on us that not only is it historical, it is taking place in a...
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