Tour’s Books Blog

April 11, 2011

Book Review: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

In the Urban Fantasy genre, Sandman Slim was one of the most hyped UF/fantasy debuts of 2010.  Author reviews are worthless, but when William Gibson and Charlaine Harris agree and the professional reviews are kind, it was worth a try.  Unfortunately, like most hyped books, this one doesn’t live up to its press, though it was a quick, fun read.

  • Title: Sandman Slim
  • Author:  Richard Kadrey
  • Type:  Paranormal UF
  • Genre:  Revenge tale of a live human returned from Hell
  • Sub-genre:  Magic and death is alive and well in LA
  • My Grade: C  (3.0*)
  • Rating:  NC-17
  • Length and price:  Plus novel – about 100,000+ $7.99 with discounts available
  • Where Available:  Available at most bookstores
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased from online bookstore (more…)

September 30, 2010

New Releases – Paranormal UF and 2 Siren Erotic Romance

We all know I do love my paranormal, especially shifter and UF and there have been some good and blah releases lately, plus a couple of erotic romances.  Here we go.  First is a favorite series of mine, the Elemental Assassin.

  • Title: Venom
  • Author:  Jennifer Estep
  • Type:  Paranormal Urban Fantasy
  • Genre:  #3 of the Gin Blanco Elemental Assassin series; murder and mayhem as Gin finds her youngest sister
  • Sub-genre:  Former assassin goes after the elemental who murdered her family
  • My Grade: B- (3.8*)
  • Rating:  PG-13
  • Length and price:  Full novel about 90,000+ words for $7.99
  • Where Available:  book available at any book store
  • FTC Disclosure:  purchased book from online bookseller (more…)

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