An anthology of four short stories from four series of urban fantasy including The Dresden Files, Nightside, Remy Chandler, and Greywalker.
Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood relishes the kill in this war, for he has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago.
A collection of four romantic short stories ranging from the contemporary, the fantastic, the paranormal, and science fiction.
Brenden Vetch knows gardens, the innate properties of plants, and he has no interest in any other power. But the king fears wizards who run unchecked. For good reason.
All Nepenthe knows of the world is through the documents brought to her for translation. Then a young mage gives her a book no one can translate. A language of thorns.
The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Tales of derring-do and honor. Set in Regency England, the innocent maid is beset by the evil Duke. The majority of this story is set in the countryside and gives us a birds-eye view of how cheating at cards is so much worse than merely kidnap and rape… Well-done by Heyer as she causes us to appreciate the strides forward law and public opinion have made. View all my reviews
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer My rating: 3 of 5 stars Oh, for a Lady of Quality to be drawn to such a reprobate is not to be considered. And yet, when Miss Annis Wychwood of Bath rescues a runaway heiress and must tangle with the girl’s guardian… I enjoy almost all of Heyer’s Regency romances including this one although I didn’t really feel the love build in this one. View all my reviews
Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Oh it’s a tangle all right and a delightful read of the styles, culture, and mores of Regency England as the Marquis of Rotherham pursues a non-traditional courtship of the Lady Serena Carlow upon her father’s death. View all my reviews
Not All Tarts Are Apple by Pip Granger Series: Soho, 2 My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second in the Soho series (chronologically) and picks up seven years after Trouble in Paradise with the focus centered on Rosa, the baby Zelda foresaw as coming into Bert and Maggie’s life. While Tarts doesn’t have that intense pull that Paradise did, I still couldn’t put it down for all the drama that rose up around our Rosa. Charlie Fluck is back and he’s the main source of the threats against her as well as one of the methods by which we learn of Cassandra’s background. I can see this background and the corporate control it teeters over continuing onto a third novel…please??!?!!! I suspect most parents would find Rosa’s childhood absolutely appalling and, I cannot disagree that Rosa learns a lot about the seamy side of life that I would prefer children never learn but she is being raised with such an incredible amount of love by a huge circle of friends that I can only wish that more kids had her opportunities. She is loved. She is cared for. She is protected by a neighborhood. Kids today should […]
John Taylor is not a P.I. per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. It’s why he’s been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.