Troll Tunnels by Erin M. Hartshorn

This is the third Boston Technowitch novel, and with the series shaping up to be long, it falls approximately in the middle. For me, that’s where a series succeeds or fails. The first two established a distinct pattern of narrative … Continue reading

Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) by Daniel Potter

I met Daniel Potter at BayCon 2018 and based on his pitch, gave Off Leash a try. The book took a bit to reach the top of my pile, but when I started reading, I expected to be entertained and … Continue reading

Making Chase By Lauren Dane

Note: This is a republished novel that has been refreshed by the author, but retains the earlier writing style to maintain the flavor. I’m a sucker for a small-town romance because the focus is usually on the connections between folks. … Continue reading

Falling for the Wrong Brother by Michelle Major

The book warned me from the start in the front pages that it is only the first stage of the main love story, so I withheld judgment until the end. It is definitely the beginning of something solid, but has … Continue reading

The Watcher of the Night Sky by Rachel Pudsey

This story has some issues, the biggest of which is no indication in the blurb that this is not a full story. It’s story length, but only part one with a cliffhanger ending rather than concluding one arc with another, … Continue reading

Jack Gilmour: Wish Lawyer by Ed Ryder

This is a noir private investigator novel except instead of a trained P.I. we have a lawyer fallen into strange company after he made an ill-thought-out deal with a demon. Jack Gilmour has a good heart and a strong hatred … Continue reading

The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer

It’s been a while since I’ve read Wen Spencer, but when I discovered she had a new series out, I wanted to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. The Black Wolves of Boston is just what I … Continue reading

Mechcraft by Brian Fitzpatrick

I requested this book because I thought the technology premise sounded interesting. It reminded me of a cartoon I used to watch, and I wanted to see how the author would handle it. The answer is well. I enjoyed the … Continue reading

Hugo Voting Reminder and Story Recommendations

This is a reminder for all supporting or full members of WorldCon 2018 that voting for the Hugos, Retro Hugos, and The John W. Campbell Award ends at midnight tonight. I tried my best to read as much as I … Continue reading

In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness series Book 2) by Tamora Pierce

My sister and my boys have told me to read Tamora Pierce as far back as I can remember, so much so I thought I had. By now, I’m pretty sure I didn’t, or if I did, it was a … Continue reading