My December Reading Log

Fiction: Mile High Murder (A Hannah Ives Mystery) by Marcia Talley was a contemporary mystery centered around two women who take a fact-finding trip to Colorado to look at the marijuana industry, in preparation for creating legislation for Maryland. I was mildly entertained. The first person protagonist is an older woman, which was nice, but […]

My November Reading Log

Fiction: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch had some resolutions happen in the series! I shall not spoil which ones. The plot raised some new questions in Peter Grant’s quest to understand how magic works, because it’s always much more complicated than it appears. As usual, I loved the neep about how to facilitate the use […]

My July Reading Log

Fiction: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse is post-apocalyptic dark fantasy/horror set in Dinetah, a Navajo nation that survives ecological disaster but has problems with monsters and supernatural creatures of the sort that want to kill and eat humans. The protagonist, Maggie, manifested clan powers after a traumatic event and was trained as a monster-slayer […]

My August Reading Log

Nonfiction: Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction by John Rieder is highly recommended if if you’re at all interested in the subject. This book helped me make/clarify a plethora of mental connections between colonialism and Social Darwinism and racism and various types of early science fiction, from “undiscovered lands” adventures like H. Rider Haggard […]

Body Part of Sin

I did a “Fresh Meat” feature at Heroes and Heartbreakers this week on Eve Silver’s Body of Sin. No, not body part of sin. Though that would have been funny. Also, Lynn Spencer at the All About Romance blog read The Moonlight Mistress. Overall, she liked it! My 5 Tips for Writing Erotica post is […]