Monthly Archives: March 2014

Flashback Friday Feature: Magic Kingdom for Sale — Sold! by Terry Brooks

Today, I’m going to a simpler time when escapes from reality could be purchased from notoriously-expensive wish catalogs. Terry Brooks’s Landover series won my heart sometime in the 1990s, as it let me really connect the real world with fantasy. My very, very, very Christian mother didn’t approve. I am pleased to present Magic Kingdom for sale —… Read more »

New Release: A Gate of Night by Bella Forrest (Paranormal/Supernatural Fantasy)

Paranormal Romance author Bella Forrest has released the sixth volume of her A Shade of Vampire series, A Gate of Night. This is an independent novel. Derek and Sofia are finally enjoying a well-deserved break. Staying at a resort with good food, sun and sea, Sofia is thrilled to witness Derek’s re-introduction to the human… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert (Traditional Fantasy)

In 1990, TSR (Wizards of the Coast) released Dark Horse, a traditional fantasy novel by Mary H. Herbert. Unlike many traditional novels written at the time — especially by a company dedicated to roleplaying games — this book targeted females without it being about romance, although there’s definitely a certain amount of romance presence. This… Read more »

New Release: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (Dark Fantasy)

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop has released book two of The Others, Murder of Crows, published by Roc (House of Random Penguins.) After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg… Read more »

New Release: The Clockwork Wolf by Lynn Viehl (Steampunk Fantasy)

Lynn Viehl has released the second novel of her Disenchanted & Co. series, The Clockwork Wolf, published by Simon and Schuster. As the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. in a steampunk version of America, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living solving magical crimes. But when a snobbish lady begs for help, saving her reputation might… Read more »

New Release: M&K Tracking by Kate Danley (Paranormal/Urban Fantasy)

Kate Danley has released book four of her Magical Tracker series, M&K Tracking. This is an independent novel. M&K Tracking is finally up and running, but business has been the pits for Maggie and Killian… that is until someone tries to open a portal to the pits of the Dark Dimension via Father Killarney’s church.… Read more »

New Release: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (Urban Fantasy)

Bestselling author Patricia Briggs is back with her latest installment of her popular Mercy Thompson series, Night Broken, released by Ace books. An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a… Read more »

New Release: Witch for Hire by N.E. Conneely (Urban Fantasy)

Debut novelist, N.E. Conneely, has released Witch for Hire, an independently-published novel. Most witches don’t work for police departments, but Michelle isn’t your average witch. She’s clanless, looking for a warlock who isn’t offended by her lack of family connections, and in danger of losing her job if she can’t find the escaped trolls before… Read more »

New Release: A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr (Traditional)

Three-time novelist Patrick W. Carr‘s latest book in the Staff and the Sword series, A Draw of Kings, has been released by Bethany House Publishers. Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun. Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they’ve been… Read more »

Flashback Friday Feature: Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce (YA)

When I was two years old, in 1985 to be exact, Birth of the Firebringer was released. An intriguing, captivating story about unicorns, gryphons, and all of the wild, magical things in the world, this story is meant to capture the imagination of children and teens alike. But, this story is one that defies age… Read more »