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January 15, 2011

New Paranormal UF and a Paranormal Romance

The third installment in The Kara Gillian series is another really good combination of police mystery and UF.  This is becoming a favorite series of mine.

  • Title: The Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian Book #3)
  • Author:  Diana Rowland
  • Type:  Paranormal UF mystery with ongoing personal story
  • Genre:  Louisiana police procedural with supernaturals
  • Sub-genre:  A police detective is also a demon summoner tried to solve a series of deaths that has political consequences
  • My Grade: B- (3.8*)
  • Rating:  PG-13
  • Length and price:  Full novel 90,000 words for $7.99
  • Where Available:  Available at most bookstores
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased from online bookstore (more…)

April 3, 2010

New Urban Fantasy and Epic Fantasy Novels – Short Reviews

If anyone wonders why I grow impatient with badly told paranormal and urban fantasy novellas and novels that substitute sex for story, well here we go – 3 excellent examples of how good it can be when well done.  I do enjoy well done Urban Fantasy books out there with heroines can take care of themselves.   Here are some short reviews of two urban fantasies and one epic fantasy novel by a new writer.

  • Title: Spider’s Bite
  • Author:  Jennifer Estep
  • Type:  Urban Fantasy
  • Genre: Assassin and incorruptible cop team up uncover vicious magical killer and end up fighting a mutual attraction
  • Sub-genre:  Female assassin is setup by client to take the fall for killing a whistle blower, she must solve the mystery to live
  • My Grade: B-  (3.8*)
  • Rating:  PG-13 to NC-17
  • Length and price: Full length novel; about 110,000+ words for $7.99
  • Where Available:  Available where books are sold; Amazon 4-for-3 special
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased book from online bookseller (more…)

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