Came home yesterday after work to this happy surprise from teresaelectro. I was planning on reading both of these books in 2020, so now I have them ready to go! And I am *always* on the lookout for new bookmarks because there is a monster in my house that eats them. Thank you so much! This truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Once more, Teresaelectro has gifted me with a wonderful book for the CBR book exchange! And nailed it. A memoir? Check. A strong, kickass female voice? Check. A book that I’ve always seen and gone “huh, I should probably read that”? Check! I am super stoked to dig into this and I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful gift.
Honoria Todd is on the run from vampire nobles in Bec McMaster’s Kiss of Steel. Her father was murdered while working on a vamp cure for the Echelon, the near-immortal royalty who injected themselves with the virus. She’s forced to flee with her sister and brother into the night promising her father never to let them have his notes. She lives under false name in the rookeries of Whitechapel. She lies to get a job working as linguist in the rich part of town to make money. But soon, her employer learns she’s been lying and dismisses her. Her brother is […]
The Silver Metal Lover was a great introduction to Tanith Lee for me. This particular month, Vaginal Fantasy focused on a robot theme with authors questioning the power of love with an artificial being. This particular love story is about a young, naive rich girl named Jane. She lives a pretty sheltered life in a beautiful mansion in the sky with her mother. All her friends are jaded and mean, living quite the hedonistic lifestyle on their parents money. One day while walking with her gay friend Clovis, she comes across a beautiful silver skinned man named Silver singing in the street. He transfixes her with his […]
Mistress and the Art of Death is first book of in this series from Ariana Franklin. I didn’t quite know what to expect – a pure historical fiction or a paranormal mystery? It’s actually more akin to a modern murder mystery simply set in 12th century Cambridge. Four children have been murdered and the English community, rife with religious prejudice, blames the ghetto-ized Jewish community. Henry II is forced to step in and quarantine the Jewish people in a nearby castle. Lest they be lynched by the Catholic and Church of England zealots. To catch this brutal killer, he sends for a clever […]
I’m a big fan of Charlaine Harris as she tends to write humorous mystery tales with a big dollop of hot romance. I’ve read all of the Sookie Stackhouse, Harper Connelly and Lily Bard books. As the last few Sookie books sucked, I wasn’t super keen to return to her body of work. However, once I learned Manfred Bernardo from the Harper books was the protagonist, my interest shot up by 100 percent. Manfred moves to Midnight into a house owned by no other than the handsome but slightly dopey Bobo Winthrop (from the Shakespeare books). Bobo has put his past behind him and […]
My friend insisted that I read this out of print Jordan Crane graphic novel, Col-Dee. This first person comic is a memory from a hot summer of a boy’s youth. He spends his days hanging out with his friends including a boy named Billy, who is kind of a jerk. We open with Billy chasing the boy and tripping him with glee. But soon the kids are distracted by the arrival of an awesome soda machine. They beg and plead for a free soda, but the delivery man tells them it’s not his soda to give away. This is devastating to the […]
The Naming of the Beasts is where all of Felix ‘Fix’ Castor’s past mistakes come back to bite him in the ass. Since book 1, Rafi Ditko has been a prisoner in his own body with a nasty demon named Asmodeus stuck inside him. Fix tried to exorcise the demon, but things went awry and Asmodeus and Rafi became permanently interwined in his body. Felix has been trying for years to find the proper tune to whistle away the demon without killing Rafi. In the interim, Rafi/Asmodeus have had extended stays in mental hospitals with Felix dropping by every now and then […]