Monday, March 26, 2012

Review: The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens

Title: The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2)
Author: Amanda Stevens
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Index: 2 out of 5
Release Date: March 27th, 2012
Word/Page Count: 400 pages
Format: NetGalley

Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town...

My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I’ve been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I’m coming to think I have another purpose here.

Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I’ve discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town—this withering kingdom—and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

50 Shades vs MOTU (fanfic version)

Terrific discussion over at Dear Author. Jane compared 50 Shades vs the 'original' fanfic version called Masters of the Universe. Now there is a lively (and so far wank free) discussion about the ethics of 'filing off the numbers' of fanfic and repacking it for profit. Go check it out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kerfuffle @ Smart Bitches...Grab the popcorn

Now, I know this may come as a shock to readers, but Sarah over at SmartBitches TrashyBooks on occasion posts cover snark. *Oh noes! The horror! Why, we would never do such a thing!*

Of course, the attack poodle signal was lit.

Grab some popcorn. This is going to be fun.

Friday, March 2, 2012

LMAO Hilarious

 This is hilarious! Way to go Liquid-Plumr!
Indecency? Please!
linked from SB

Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: Firethorn by Ronie Kendig

Title: Firethorn (Discarded Heroes #4)
Author: Ronie Kendig
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Heat Index: 1 out of 5
Release Date: 1/2012
Word/Page Count: 350 pp
Format: Netgalley

Former Marine Griffin Riddell had found purpose working with Nightshade—until he’s falsely convicted of a murder that plants him in a federal penitentiary. Is there anyone he can trust? Amid explosive confusion, covert operative Kazi Faron breaks Griffin out of a maximum-security prison. Then she delivers the death-blow—-the Nightshade team has been dismantled. Together Kazi and Griffin must rescue the others and figure out who’s behind the sabotage. Can two people overcome their mistrust of each other in time to save Nightshade?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Review: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Title: Shades of Milk and Honey (Shades of Milk and Honey #1)
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Heat Index: 1 out of 5
Release Date: July 26th, 2010
Word/Page Count: 304 pages
Format: Purchased

The fantasy novel you've always wished Jane Austen had written

Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality.

Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane's skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody's suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right--and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cersorship, Hypocrisy, Paypal & Hitler

So Dear Author does a regular post about industry news and a kerfuffle about porn, censorship, and hypocrisy breaks out. (Hitler is just a kerfuffle bingo. It never fails that when a kerfuffle breaks out someone always pulls out the 'my [insert family member here] is a lawyer and says you can sue for libel' or Hitler.)

Now, the Erinyes have definite views on the whole shebang, but we are going to let it play out a bit before we step on our soapbox. Still, the post is great and the comments are (for the most part) incredibly interesting.

Monday, February 20, 2012