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Review: Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Review: Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore

Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore (DAW, Feb. 5th, 2013)-Eric Carter sees dead things. Well, more accurately, he’s a necromancer, and wherever he goes, the dead unfailingly linger. After a particularly nasty takedown of one evil customer, Carter is tired and ready for a much needed break. He’s not going to get one. He gets a call from an old friend with the news that his sister is dead, and it … Continue reading

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

The Panther by Nelson DeMille

The Panther by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central Publishing, Oct. 2012)-When John Corey, of the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, are told that the powers that be would like them to go to Yemen on a mission, Kate is enthusiastic, but John Corey is reticent, and more than a little suspicious as to why they were chosen for the mission specifically. Evidently, there’s a US citizen … Continue reading

The Ruined City by Paula Brandon

The Ruined City by Paula Brandon

The Ruined City by Paula Brandon Publisher: Random House/Feb. 2012 Fantasy Kind thanks to Random  House for providing a review copy 4/5 Reality is wavering. Soon its delicate balance will shift and an ancient force will return to overwhelm the Veiled Isles. Now those with the arcane talent forge an uneasy alliance in hopes that their combined abilities are enough to avert an eerie catastrophe. Yet it may be too … Continue reading

Early Review: This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs

Early Review: This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs

This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs Publisher: Gallery Books/July 3rd, 2012 Horror Kind thanks to Gallery Books for providing a review copy 5/5 In a bleak, zombie-ridden future, a small settlement fights for survival and looks to a teenager to lead them…The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and life has fallen into a nasty and brutish state of nature. Welcome to Bridge City, in … Continue reading

Early Review: Tarnished (St. Croix Chronicles #1) by Karina Cooper

Early Review: Tarnished (St. Croix Chronicles #1) by Karina Cooper

Tarnished (St. Croix Chronicles #1) by Karina Cooper Publisher: HarperCollins/June 26th, 2012 Steampunk/Paranormal Kind thanks to HarperCollins for providing a review copy 4/5 My name is Cherry St. Croix. Society would claim that I am a well-heeled miss with an unfortunate familial reputation. They’ve no idea of the truth of it. In my secret world, I hunt down vagrants, thieves . . . and now, a murderer. For a monster … Continue reading

Early Review: The Taken (Celestial Blues #1) by Vicki Pettersson

Early Review: The Taken (Celestial Blues #1) by Vicki Pettersson

The Taken (Celestial Blues #1) by Vicki Pettersson Publisher: Harper Voyager/June 12th, 2012 Urban Fantasy Kind thanks to Harper Voyager for providing a review copy 4/5 Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he’s an angel, but that doesn’t make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and … Continue reading

Early Review: Spellcrossed by Barbara Ashford

Early Review: Spellcrossed by Barbara Ashford

Spellcrossed by Barbara Ashford Publisher: DAW/June 5th, 2012 Fantasy Kind thanks to DAW for providing a review copy 5/5 IT’S NOT EASY LOSING THE MAGIC IN YOUR LIFE… But when Maggie Graham freed Rowan Mackenzie to return to Faerie, she took the first step toward her new life as director of the Crossroads Theatre. A hectic new season of summer stock leaves her little time to moon over the past. … Continue reading

Release Day Review: Blackout (Newsflesh #3) by Mira Grant

Release Day Review: Blackout (Newsflesh #3) by Mira Grant

Blackout (Newsflesh #3) by Mira Grant Publisher: Orbit/May 22nd, 2012 Horror/Sci-Fi Kind thanks to Orbit for providing a review copy 5/5 Rise up while you can. -Georgia Mason The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising. The year was 2039. The world didn’t end when the zombies came, it … Continue reading

Early Review: Nightshifted (Edie Spence #1) by Cassie Alexander

Early Review: Nightshifted (Edie Spence #1) by Cassie Alexander

Nightshifted (Edie Spence #1) by Cassie Alexander Publisher: St. Martins Press/May 22nd, 2012 Urban Fantasy Kind thanks to St. Martins Press for providing a review copy 4/5 Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has … Continue reading

Getaway by Lisa Brackmann

Getaway by Lisa Brackmann

Getaway by Lisa Brackmann Publisher: Soho Press/May 2012 Crime/Mystery Kind thanks to Soho Press and Netgalley for providing a review copy 4/5 REVIEW Michelle is in sunny Puerto Vallarta, attempting to escape from her troubles, including the mound of debt her recently deceased husband left her (hey, the vacation was already paid for), and wondering what kind of life will be waiting for her upon returning to LA. Unfortunately, escape … Continue reading

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