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Review: Contemporary Male/Male Romance Box Set

I don’t review a lot of romance on my blog, which is a shame as I do read a fair amount. Romance reading for me represents just as much escapism as the large chunks of science fiction and fantasy I digest regularly. I was inspired to review this box set for two reasons. One, I can’t…

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Review: The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno

‘The Circuit: Executor Rising’ by Rhett C. Bruno is my kind of book. Earth is dead (yay, apocalypse!) and humanity has taken to the stars. We haven’t gotten far. Still within our Solar System, humanity inhabits a string of Solar-Ark transports that continually travel what is known as the Kepler Circuit. Resources are mined and…

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Review: The Blasted Lands by James A. Moore

Second in the ‘Seven Forges’ series, The Blasted Lands by James A. Moore continues where Seven Forges left off. The emperor of Fellein is dead and armies are gathering on both sides. Put in charge of the military aspect of the twelve kingdoms, reluctant general, Merros Dulver, begins to learn the truth about his empire.…

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Review: ORBS by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

After the solar storms of 2055, portions of our planet are desolate and irradiated. Six years later, Dr. Sophie Winston and her team are sequestered in an underground biome in preparation for a mission to save the world. Three days in, all their chickens are dead. A scan of surveillance footage suggests the birds went…

My TBR shelf looks a bit like this. (Googe Library by Vladstudio)

Reading Challenge Update (June)

Right, so in looking back over this year’s blog posts to determine when I last reported in on my reading challenge, I discovered that I haven’t for a while. I thought it had only been a month. Or so. Maybe longer. I was surprised to find out it had been three months. I did post…

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Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

I was pretty sure I’d like Half A King. My only concern was that it might be bloated in the way of epic fantasy, presenting me with a lot of words that may or may not add up to a considerable story. Not that I suspected Joe Abercrombie might deliver anything like that, but I…

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Strawberry Season

I love strawberry season. I like picking the berries and I like eating them, too, which is a good thing. This year, we went picking three days before vacation and had to eat and/or use nearly nine pounds of them before we went away. Yeah, not the best planning, but…strawberries. Here’s what we did with…

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Review: Defenders by Will McIntosh

A few of my reviewing friends had very good things to say about Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh. So when Orbit dropped the price of McIntosh’s newest release, ‘Defenders’, to $1.99 (ebook only, courtesy of the Orbital Drop newsletter), I figured it was a good time to take the author for a test drive.…

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Sexy Times

As someone who writes stories with strong romantic elements, I often end up on this side of a potential sex scene. By this side, I mean: the characters are about to go there. I then have to decide if I want to go there, too. Sometimes I close the door. What happens behind that door…