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2Q 2014 Small Press Book Reviews

Sorcerers in Space by Larry Hodges (Class Act Books)  If you think puns are the lowest form of humor, move along, nothing to see here. But if you think puns are awesome are you ever in for a treat when … Continue reading

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1Q2014 Book Reviews

Old Souls and the Grammar of Their Wanderings by Berrien C. Henderson (Papaveria Press) I’ve been waiting to read this retelling of Arthurian Legends, Old South style. Henderson needn’t have worried; it is not the love child of Jeff Foxworthy … Continue reading

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3Q 2013 Book Reviews

Flow (Double Dragon Publishing) by Lindsey Duncan Veteran A&A author Lindsey Duncan has a book out, and we were excited to read it. Flow is a fantasy about inherited magical abilities, faerie-being manifestations, and being royally pissed at someone else … Continue reading

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2Q 2013 Small Press Book Reviews

Abyss & Apex 2Q 2013 Small Press Book Reviews Darkspire Reaches by C.N. Lesley (Kristell Ink) Despite the cover this is not yet another book about magic and dragons. It is about a young woman’s journey of self-discovery. On par … Continue reading

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1Q 2013 Small Press Book Reviews

Near+Far by Cat Rambo. Welcome to the dark and realistic future worlds of veteran science fiction writer Cat Rambo. Two of the stories in this double collection were originally published in Abyss & Apex so when it came out we … Continue reading

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July 2012 Small Press Book Reviews

The Chosen by Jay Hartlove (Damnation Books) Okay, this I was not expecting. Chosen by Jay Hartlove is sort of black-Jason-Bourne-meets-Egyptian-Voodoo mashup. It chronicles an ancient rivalry between the chief magician of the Pharaoh mentioned in Exodus and his replacement … Continue reading

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The Book of Unholy Mischief

by Elle Newmark (Atria Books) A friend touted The Book of Unholy Mischief as a fantasy, based on her expectations and the cover. The setting was 14th century Venice, which I had just been hearing about and looking at pictures … Continue reading

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2Q 2012 Small Press Book Reivews

Marooned by P.J. Druce Gryffynperch Books Marooned is a tightly-plotted dystopian future science fiction fantasy about a girl who fights . . . oh wait, you’re thinking The Hunger Games, right? Not quite. Alyssa Jordan, a.k.a. “Punk”  is a vicious … Continue reading

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1Q 2012 Small Press Book Reviews

River Edited by Alma Alexander Dark Quest Books It says much that is good about both Alma Alexander and Dark Quest books that they were able to assemble such an impressive stable of writers for this anthology. This is an … Continue reading

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4Q 2011 Book Reviews

Candle in the Attic Window Edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles Innsmouth Free Press Would I review a book of Gothic fiction? Well,  one of the few types of romances I enjoy are Gothic romances – and I … Continue reading

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