Monthly Archives: October 2014

Insta-love and insta-lust in three classical myths

instalove: when someone you’ve just met thinks that you are their soul mate and they want to spend the rest of their lives with you and have kids with you.  Prepare yourself – there will be monsters. If you are at … Continue reading

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Series review: StarCrossed (Thief Errant 01) and Liar’s Moon (Thief Errant 02) by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Summaries: StarCrossed Digger thrives as a spy and sneak-thief among the feuding religious factions of Gerse, dodging the Greenmen who have banned all magic. But when a routine job goes horribly wrong and her partner and lover Tegen is killed, … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Firelight (Darkest London 01) by Kristen Callihan

Synopsis: Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but … Continue reading

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A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies 02) by KJ Charles

Synopsis: Lord Crane has never had a lover quite as elusive as Stephen Day. True, Stephen’s job as justiciar requires secrecy, but the magician’s disappearing act bothers Crane more than it should. When a blackmailer threatens to expose their illicit … Continue reading

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Review: Zero at the Bone (Zero at the Bone 01) by Jane Seville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): After witnessing an ugly mob execution in a hospital’s underground parking garage, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody until he can testify. All of a sudden his entire life and career is frozen but still … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Captives of the Night (Scoundrels 02) by Loretta Chase

Synopsis: When the intriguing Comte d’Esmond enters a room, women swoon and men gnash their teeth. The count is fully accustomed to this reaction and brilliant at exploiting it. What he isn’t prepared for is Leila Beaumont. One look from … Continue reading

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Nothing Special by Jay Northcote

Synopsis: Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s relentlessly ordinary. He certainly doesn’t expect to be noticed by Sol, the gorgeous dark-haired stranger Noah sees on his commute … Continue reading

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Interview with an Author: Pauline M. Ross

Today I have a great pleasure to host Pauline M. Ross – an incredibly incisive reviewer and an author. Her first novel, The Plains of Kallanash, was self-published one month ago and reviewed by me yesterday. I’ve met Pauline online, … Continue reading

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Review: The Plains of Kallanash (Brightmoon Annals 01) by Pauline M. Ross

I was sent a complimentary copy of that novel by the author, Pauline M. Ross, who is, like me, one of contributors of the Fantasy Review Barn. I’ve known Pauline’s online persona for some time – we’ve befriended each other … Continue reading

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