Blog Archives

"Private Places," Various

Pros: Four well-drawn, self-consistent, interesting stories with a strong feel to each of them Cons: A slightly odd duality to the collection; some mild confusion in the last story Rating: 4 out of 5

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

"Maggie Again," John D. Husband

Pros: Wonderful characterization, sense of place & time; incredibly vivid & ‘real’ Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Lisa Roe. Visit Maggie Again online.   It’s tough to pin down the genre on John Husband’s

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

"The Art of Desire," Cherie Feather

Pros: Languid, searing, mesmerizing Cons: Too hot for some Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Cherie Feather’s website.   Museum curator Mandy Cooper is obsessed with an old tale—that of nineteenth century bohemian artist

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , ,

"My Lord and Spymaster," Joanna Bourne

Pros: Amazing characters and story Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Joanna Bourne’s blog.   Jess Whitby used to be one of the most talented young thieves and pickpockets on the streets

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

"Dark Obsession," Allison Chase

Pros: Strong characters; mystery isn’t as simple as it looks Cons: What can I say… this isn’t my favorite time period Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group. Visit Allison Chase’s site.   The year is

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , ,

Rice's 'Mystic Rider,' a non-review

You’ll note I’m not including a score on this book, no pros and cons. This isn’t a review, because I didn’t finish the book. To start with, from Patricia Rice’s website, here’s the description of her upcoming book, Mystic Rider:

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , ,

"The Trouble with Moonlight," Donna MacMeans

Pros: Original premise; good pacing; interesting story Cons: Female lead’s personality seemed inconsistent; some parts meant to be touching were instead silly Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group. Expected publication date: 6/3/2008. Visit

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , ,

"The Gift of Rain," Tan Twan Eng

Pros: Utterly beautiful and heartbreaking Cons: Not for everyone Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Myrmidon Books.   I have a phobia of history. This is probably a result of the way my teachers taught it: purely

Posted in Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Stuff for Gamers

Take a look at the shirts-n-things in our stuff for gamers store.

Archives