DO CLOCKWORKS DREAM OF GEAR-TOOTHED SHEEP is not only a lovely work for
middle-school and YA readers, it is an excellent novel
for those who've wiled away hours in literature
classrooms, or English majors. It has so many wonderful
allusions to childhood tales, canonical literature, and
folktales Read more...
Touted by Twitter fans as "the best work since OBSIDIAN
BUTTERFLY" and "my new favorite of the series," AFFLICTION
pulls Anita Blake back into the thick of the type of police
investigation old-school readers love, retains the smexy
edge for which Laurell K. Hamilton has become known, and
continues Read more...
CALL OF THE JERSEY DEVIL is going to appeal to a wide range
of potential audience members; it may just as easily
horrify or disgust the same number, and that is part of its
appeal. The genre defies description. The book is promoted
as a Horror Parody, but it is Read more...
One would think, by this many books in the series, Patricia
Briggs might be getting tired, or her characters would run
out of steam. However, that just can't be said for the
Mercy Thompson novels: the characters become more
the excitement is fast-paced, and Briggs Read more...
Although WICKED ROAD TO HELL is a romance, it is also an
adventure with all sorts of paranormal characters. With
double-dealing and conflicting commands, figuring out whom
to trust becomes paramount.
Declan O'Hara used to trust Ana DeLacrux, not just with his
life, but with his heart. However Read more...
Leila has had tragedy in her past, and many of her current
decisions have the sole purpose of escaping future tragedy.
However, to do that, Leila has had to escape normal social
interaction and stay out of the figurative spotlight by
remaining in a literal one: an Olympic-quality gymnast Read more...
Note: do not read the back of this book or any descriptions;
just buy it, read it, and enjoy it.
I give this warning because I found that the back of the
book referenced situations in the novel that didn't happen
until much later in the work, so those Read more...
Juliet Carpenter has been searching for Caleb Leigh to find
answers. She wants to know about his betrayal of her coven,
her family, and their destruction. Meanwhile, Caleb
simultaneously tries to fight his love and lust for Juliet
while wanting to flee from her sight. However, he made a
promise Read more...
The only reason Tiffany Reisz's THE SIREN might get any
comparisons to a best-selling trilogy about a naive girl's
introduction to the world of BDSM is because of the elements
of BDSM within the work. Otherwise, the two couldn't be more
different: THE SIREN's protagonist Read more...
Do yourself a favor and go buy everything that Dakota
Cassidy has ever written.
The Accidental series depicts people accidentally falling
into the paranormal world and their hilarious misadventures
and romances. In ACCIDENTALLY DEAD, AGAIN, the ladies at Out
in the Open Paranormal Support (OOPS) have had a Read more...
Teague Creek has one goal: to reunite with his daughter.
However, imprisoned at San Quentin makes that goal a bit of
an impossibility. A former firefighter and paramedic, he has
to align with a repugnant partner to get free, but he's got
the perfect bargaining chip: his former brother Read more...
Nikki Glass is still reeling from her transition from being
a descendant of the goddess Artemis to being a Liberi,an
immortal with skills and powers connected to Artemis. The
Liberi can only be killed by someone with a person with a
drop of divine blood, their descendants, so many Read more...
Dr. Petra Robichaud was recruited, forever, by the gods
into a MASH unit. Recruitment in this war isn't exactly
voluntary: if you've got the skills, you go to serve.
However, not only is Petra a great doctor, she has another
skill she tries to keep under the radar Read more...
DARKNESS UNDONE is a fantastic book in a fantastic series.
Part of the
Marked Souls' series, DARKNESS UNDONE not only does a
fantastic job with concise exposition, it also grabs you and
will not let you go until it is finished. The world creation
is amazing, with repentant demons possessing Read more...
Despite a heart-breaking revelation minutes before her
wedding, Crystal is set to marry Brent, her fiance. However,
Brent makes her decision for her, as he leaves her at the
altar due to a misunderstanding about her feelings for his
best friend. But was it really a misunderstanding? Instead
of Read more...
Meriel Owen knows she does things a little differently than
her mom, the current leader of the most powerful clan of
witches in the country, and she's okay with that. In fact,
she's more than okay with that because she thinks when she
takes over, interacting with different Read more...
There is so much that can go wrong in a book of erotica.
The stories can be either mind-numbingly repetitive or
so "out there" that few readers can relate, even in
fantasy. The word choice can be excessively crude or such
purple prose that it inspires laughter more than Read more...
William Fleury uses his attorney-wear and attitude like
armor. It successfully deflects interest from others, and
he likes that just fine. Well, he liked it until he
followed his mate in the dream world and had her run from
him. Therefore, he makes it his mission to get to Read more...
Christy Baker and Lt. Jason White are surprised, to say the
least, to run into each other right after having a steamy
dream featuring the other. However, both want to see where
their attraction might lead, even if they are reluctant to
bring up the shared dream. They quickly realize Read more...
After seeing her mother die before her eyes and her
father and uncle engaged in a magic battle, Jessie has been
shuttled from place to place, first as a child and now as
an adult. She tries to make no ties, but affects everyone
she touches. She keeps almost everything Read more...
Dr. Vicky Gilpin teaches Composition,
Literature, and other courses at Cerro
Gordo High School, Millikin University,
and Richland Community College. She
recently took the course Vampires in
Literature and Film through Harvard
University Extension School and teaches
an English 101 course with the theme of
vampires. When she's not teaching,
reading, writing, and taking courses,
she spends time with her husband and
their six animals.