• Interview: Tamazon Interviews H.L. Reasby

    Akhet | Contemporary Fantasy | 04-03-10 Please tell us your latest news! Akhet has been available for a few months now and has been getting good reactons from the readers I've heard from. I've also recently finished the rough draft of the second novel...

  • Review: The Midnight Guardian A Millennial Novel, #1

    The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford follows the actions of several European millenial vampires during the period of Hitler’s regime as they struggle to counteract the depredations perpetrated by his adherents.  Several of the vampires...

  • Review: Wicca Girl Fighting Fire with Hellfire Since 1091 A.D.

    In 1091, Satan makes a pact with a young girl so she can be the queen of witches. Druscilla fights off a Viking that ransacks her village and later she gets engaged to a Baron. A young woman who also wants the Baron poisons Druscilla. However, the poison...

  • Review: Spy Glass Glass Series, Book 3

    "Spy Glass" Book 3 by Maria V. Snyder is the thrilling conclusion to Ms. Snyder’s engaging “Glass” series that follows the adventurous exploits of "Glass Magician", Opal Cowan. Wow! What A Simply Amazing Novel and...

  • Review: The Truth of Valor

    Oo-rah!  Torin Kerr may have left the Corps to join her beloved Craig Ryder but she is not going to be content to simply eke out a living as a Civilian Salvage Operator. Just because she has resigned from the Marines doesn’t mean that she has...

  • Review: Twelve The Danilov Quintet, #1

    Jasper Kent’s Twelve: Russia 1812 is a nice blend of dark fantasy and historical fantasy. Set during the time of Napoleon’s reign and war with Russia, is filled with lots of detail dealing with war. The story focuses on Captain Aleksei Danilo...

  • Review: Hawk of May Arthurian Trilogy, Book 1

    High King Uther, Pendragon of Britain has died. He has no clear heir and many under kings are willing to fight for his place including King Lot mac Cormac of the Innsi Ere. Lot is married to Uther’s daughter, Morgawse. Morgawse is a beautiful woman...

  • Review: Tome of the Undergates The Aeon's Gate, #1

    Tome of the Undergates was an.....interesting read. It had a good pace, a decent storyline, and the characterization was reasonable. I think the book has about even chances for success as not. What do I mean by that? To start with, what I liked about...

  • Review: The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack Burton & Swinburne, #1

    Imagine a BDSM-loving poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, posing as a London chimney sweep to learn why loups-garou are roaming London abducting tall boys. His boss in the investigation is  noted explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton, who has been chosen...

  • Review: Daughter of Snow Book 4 of the Shadow Fae series

    Daughter of Snow by Elaine Corvidae is a tale of the Shadow Fae and centers on Alexandreya RiDahn who is being herded back to Ruska three years after fleeing for her life. Alexandreya (Alex) has carved a niche for herself in the city of Niune with her...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Melissa Marr

    Please tell us your latest news! In 2009, Universal acquired the film rights to the Wicked Lovely books. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions will be producing, and Caroline Thompson (Nightmare Before Christmas, Secret Garden, City of Ember,...

  • Review: Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon is a trilogy of paranormal stories set in very different worlds. Mercedes Lackey’s A Tangled Web continues the saga of Leopold and the warrior princess Brunnhilde, secondary characters introduced in her novel The Sleeping Beauty . The...

  • Review: The Sevenfold Spell

    The Sevenfold Spell is the story of Sleeping Beauty told from the spinner’s perspective. The book delves into the lives of those most affected by the curse put on Sleeping Beauty, the people who make their livelihoods from spinning cloth and thread...

  • Review: Lincoln's Sword

    The country is divided against itself and a lot of blood has been shed in such places as Pea Ridge and Shiloh. Mary Todd Lincol is a sibyl and her grim visions (which include seeing a certain sword) are interpreted by her friend, and an accomplished seer...

  • Review: The Warlords Comeuppance

    Confident in her abilities, Detja steals at her discretion. Raised by Adan, a Katanic shape shifter, she has seen it all. Her adopted father is feared by all, yet he loves her. So when he sells her to her latest mark, for one credit, she’s...

  • Review: The Iron Daughter The Iron Fey Series, Book 2

    In this third installment of the Iron Fae series we find Megan Chase deep in the heart of the Winter Court. Once again she is in deep trouble with the forces around her. Megan Chase has fulfilled her bargain with the Winter Prince Ash and has returned...

  • Review: The Iron King The Iron Fey Series, Book 1

    I absolutely fell in love with this story from the first page. Megan Chase is a seemingly normal young woman who is about to turn 16. Little does she know how much her life is about to change on that birthday milestone. When her little brother is exchanged...

  • Review: Winter's Passage An Iron Fey Novella

    This second installment if the Iron Fae series gives us a glimpse into the adventure that faced Megan Chase and Ash on their journey to the Winter Court. Megan Chase is returning to the Winter Court to fulfill the bargain that Megan made with Ash when...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Robert Pielke

    Please tell us your latest news! It's [A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor] been getting very good reviews: check out the recent ones on Amazon. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? I would have started writing...

  • Review: Beyond Exile Day by Day Armageddon, #2

    I went into Beyond Exile with slightly misleading information--its written journal style (its a guy, so I don't think we can call it a 'diary') and chock full of military terms, euphemisms and well...military stuff. Having grown up military this was both...

  • Review: Queen of Shadows The Shadow World Novels, #1

    Its not hard for me to pinpoint why Queen of Shadows works so well for me. There's three reasons actually. One, Miranda doesn't just suddenly overcome her fears. Two, David is honest about who he is, what he has done and doesn't expect anything more from...

  • Review: The Hollow Crown A Novel of Crosspointe, Book 4

    This fantastic series of books include:  The Cipher; The Black Ship ; and, The Turning Tide .  Trust me, once you read one, you will be addicted to the rest.  With this newest work, readers are once again pulled into one of the most original...

  • Review: The Storm Witch A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno

    The Storm Witch by Violette Malan does another fine job of demonstrating the author’s ability with world building, creating yet another civilization populated with believable characters and conflicts that her likeable and complex duo, Dhulyn Wolfshead...

  • Review: The Dragon Book Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy

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  • Review: Flight of the Renshai

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  • Review: Heroes Return Hero Series, #2

    Shield Dunleavy Mallorough, also known as Lee and Source Shintaro Karish better known as Taro are on their way to Flown Raven, ancestral home of the duchy of Westsea and Taro’s family. Shields and Sources work together to divert natural disasters....

  • Review: Prince of Storms Entire and The Rose, #4

    Prince of Storms by Kay Kenyon is the fourth book in her popular science fiction series and the conclusion to the story of ambition, betrayal and romance. Earth man Titus rules the Entire (another universe). He is determined to keep the Rose (the universe...

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    As Lie the Dead starts off right where we left Evy, surveying the aftermath of the battle at the end of Three Days to Dead. Exhausted from her ordeal, she, with Wyatt, head to the apartment that she has inherited from Chalice to get some rest and regroup....

  • Review: Spy Glass Glass Series, Book 3

    Opal Cowan is without her magical powers and is no longer able to create glass magic. She is, however, immune to magic's effects and is - in essence - an outsider looking in, able to spy on people who possess magic through glass. It is that spying that...

  • Review: Dust

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  • Review: Death's Daughter

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    Grimm and Grimmer is a mixture of modern and old, these certainly aren't the fairytales we listened to as children. You get an intriguing mix of short stories some remaking stories like the Three Little Pigs and Hansel and Gretel. Others are original...

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    I thought I knew DC comic heroes, villains, and arch-villains, but this story proved me wrong. I give full credit to Greg Cox for making this book work. What I liked from the start was the lush descriptions, the fast action, and revisting my heroes from...

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The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy


A HAWK’S PLEDGE

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .