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Nov
7

Review + Giveaway: Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson

Review + Giveaway: Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson Belle Chasse Author: Suzanne Johnson Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Warning: Spoilers from the privious book, Pirate’s Alley, included in this review. Belle Chasse opens shortly after the surprising conclusion of the previous book, with our heroine, DJ, on the run with her pret friends. She was stripped of her wizarding license by current leader Zrakovi and given a death sentence. Now somewhat safely in the Beyond, in Old Barataria with Jean Lafitte and her friends, she works on a way to clear her name and get back her life, especially since her love, Alex, has remained behind, trying to change the rot from the...
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Apr
15

Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson

Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson Pirate’s Alley Author: Suzanne Johnson Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: Although barely any time has passed in Ms. Johnson’s thrilling Sentinels of New Orleans series, it’s been about twenty long months since the last book. I was worried that I wouldn’t remember all of the details of the complex and ever-changing world. However, Ms. Johnson does an amazing job bringing readers up to speed and recounting the truly important facts. There were some pretty huge revelations and world-changing events that happened during the previous book, Elysian Fields, and I strongly urge any who may be new to the series to at least start with Elysian...
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Feb
12

Review: Echo 8 by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Review: Echo 8 by Sharon Lynn Fisher Echo 8 Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher Reviewer: Nima Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: I made the mistake of starting Echo 8 after ten o’clock at night.  I should know better because I’m familiar with Fisher’s previous books.  Echo 8 grabbed me from the first chapter and took me hostage.  Thankfully it’s not a super long read so I was able to safely neglect home and family until I made it quickly to the last page.  In fact, it grabbed me before the first chapter.  Two quotes precede the story, one by Dean Radin, controversial parapsychologist, and one by Emily Bronte, author of Jane Eyre.  Anyone who can boldly...
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Feb
6

Author Guest Post: Sharon Lynn Fisher

Author Guest Post: Sharon Lynn Fisher Sharon Lynn Fisher Originally I had planned to write about what women bring to sci-fi, but the more I thought about that, the more I thought it would be easy to fall into the trap of stereotypes and generalizations. We’ve all heard it said that female-penned sci-fi focuses more on so-called soft science than the hard science preferred by their male counterparts. Whenever I hear this, I think about the sci-fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land (author Robert Heinlein), considered by some to be the greatest sci-fi novel ever written. I recall that book mostly being about relationships and culture and sex. In contrast, one of my favorite...
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Apr
28

Review: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Review: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher The Ophelia Prophecy Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher Reviewer: Nima Rating: A What I’m Talking About: 2013 RWA RITA Award Finalist author Sharon Lynn Fisher of Ghost Planet has done it again—new book, new idea, new science, same great romantic tension between unlikely characters with a lot to lose and a lot to prove.  In a very short space of prose and dialog with very few specifics, I was able to mentally view this future version of Earth in Technicolor detail—excellent world building.  Like Fisher’s last book, I had trouble putting it down. Fisher says that she was inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  I was weary to start The Ophelia...
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Apr
11

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Today’s stop on the Book Tour of The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher features a wonderful excerpt from the recently released sci-fi romance novel. But wait… there’s more! Keep reading for your chance to win a copy of The Ophelia Prophecy!! Excerpt: Water pooled around Asha’s hips, soaking her thin cotton dress. She studied the glimmering surface of the lake, and the rocky hillside looming on the opposite side. The reservoir. How did I get here? Closing her eyes, she pressed her fingers to her temples. The last thing she remembered was climbing to the roof of the Archive with her father. It was a beautiful spring evening, and they’d...
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Aug
23

Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson

Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson Elysian Fields Author: Suzanne Johnson Reviewer: Twimom227 Rating: A-, 4 Stars What I’m Talking About: About three weeks have past since the conclusion of the second story, River Road, and our heroine, DJ finds herself in a busy routine helping to solve paranormal crimes. Although during the previous book she considered trying to reignite some of the passion she shared with Jake before his loup-garou infection, she notes there is now a distance between the pair and his wolf is dangerously close to the surface all of the time. Meanwhile, her feelings for long-time partner and friend, Alex, have started to grow and develop into more. The book opens...
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Nov
15

Contest Winners – Ghost Planet

Contest Winners – Ghost Planet I would like to thank Sharon Lynn Fisher for dropping by to share a little bit about balancing romance and science fiction in her new release, Ghost Planet. I’d also like to thank TOR Books and Sharon for sponsoring the giveaway of Sharon’s book. The winners as selected by Rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway CONGRATULATIONS!! Winners… please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your full name and mailing address so the publisher can send you the book. You have until Friday November 23, 2012 (end of day) to contact me. If I don’t hear from you by then, I will draw another winner.  Thank you and Happy...
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Nov
8

Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Sharon Lynn Fisher

Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Sharon Lynn Fisher Hello Readers! Today I bring you science fiction/romance writer, Sharon Lynn Fisher. Sharon is the author of GHOST PLANET, recently published by Tor Books on Oct. 30, 2012. The book — a two-time RWA Golden Heart finalist — is a sci-fi/romance blend that offers a “fresh and fascinating take on the human-alien problem” (says author Linnea Sinclair).  Sharon lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is hard at work on her next novel and battles writerly angst with baked goods, Irish tea, and champagne. You can visit her online at SharonLynnFisher.com. Sharon is here today to share a little about Ghost Planet. Keep reading to learn more about Ghost Planet...
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Nov
6

Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson

Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson River Road Author: Suzanne Johnson  Release Date: Nov. 13, 2012 Publisher: Tor Sentinels of New Orleans #2 ISBN: #978-0765327802 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Hardcover (336 pgs), e-book Book Source: Author About the book: Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring...
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