• Interview: Tamazon Interviews Jenna Black

    Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I write paranormal romance for Tor and urban fantasy for Bantam Dell. My first novel, Watchers in the Night , came out in November 2006. Watchers is the first book in a paranormal romance series,...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Robin D. Owens

    Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I've been writing seriously for more than a decade; recently become a full time writer. Other factoids - Scorpio, INFJ, Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling and make quick decisions, currently have...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Nalini Singh

    We would love to get to know you Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? Well, I live in New Zealand. I recently moved back home after three years of teaching English in Japan. Japan was an awesome experience - I lived in small town,...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews P.C. Cast

    Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? Well, I'm a biochemical engineer who also has a doctorate in veterinary science, is a semi-professional actress, and has just been crowned with a lovely laurel coronet and named Goddess of...

  • Review: Bad-Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory Bad-Ass Faeries, #3

    Bad Ass Faeries: In All Their Glory is a collection of 21 short stories edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail divided into the different categories that fae-folk can occupy during times of conflict. The stories range from different struggles within fae society...

  • Review: Spellcrash

    Ravirn saves the day, again! Except this time with an ending that even while I saw it coming, maybe, was still unexpected. The idea of Ravirn, or Raven, being recruited by Cirice was nice, given how they last parted, and the chance to stick it to all...

  • Review: Victorious The Lost Fleet, Sixth Volume

    Jack Campbell’s sixth volume in his The Lost Fleet series is Victorious . John “Black Jack” Geary has brought his battered fleet back to the Varandal Star System after facing seemingly insurmountable odds. He now must face the daunting...

  • Review: Divine by Blood

    This story is another great edition to ‘The Divine Series’ by P.C. Cast. I loved that this book gave you a bit more edge here and there than the first two did. The characters are a bit more gray than in the previous two stories. I spent a...

  • Review: Divine by Mistake

    Ever since reading ‘Goddess of the Sea’ by P.C. Cast she has held a special place in my heart. I absolutely adore almost everything I have ever read of hers and this book is no exception. P.C. Cast has a way about writing that glues you to...

  • Review: Divine by Choice

    I have stated many times before P.C. Cast weaves a tale like no other author I have ever read. She can turn a story into something that you can believe in and feel in your heart and soul. You will cry and love and laugh with each and every one of the...

  • Review: A Devil in the Details Jesse Dawson Series, Book 1

    Jesse James is your everyday husband-father-working- schmuck. That is, if your everyday Joe (Well, Jesse) happens to also be a modern-day Samurai. Hey, some men mow the lawn, Jesse kills demons. After he had to battle a demon to save his brother's soul,...

  • Review: Burned House of Night Series #7

    At this point in a series it is almost impossible to sum up what has happened so far but suffice to say that you shouldn't try and jump into Burned without reading the previous six books in the House of Night. Zoey is trying to save the House of Night,...

  • Review: Death Cometh The MPire Trilogy, Book 2

    In the second book of the Mpire trilogy, Mallory is back and taking his place in all family matters. He is fully committed in working in the family business as well as taking his place as the fourth Horseman…Death. Mallory desperately looks for...

  • Review: A Taint in the Blood

    An eerily evil novel masquerading as one of S.M. Stirling’s characteristic alternate reality stories, A Taint In the Blood  tells the story of a human pawn caught between two Shadowspawn who each find her incredibly attractive.  The spine-chilling...

  • Review: Jewels The Alien Encounters Saga, Book 1

    This book has a promising storyline that has the potential to sweep you off your feet and into the world of the Gatoans. Jewels Enbran is a powerful telepath with untapped powers that the Psi-Ops has breed to use as their ultimate weapon. She and...

  • Review: Unholy Ghosts Chess Putnam, #1

    Chess is a Debunker or a witch sanctioned by the Church to return ghosts to their resting place, an underground city. However, she owes a drug lord a lot of money due to some unsavory activities, and if she doesn't pay up, well, she'll...

  • Review: Shadowplay Shadowmarch, Book 2

    The kingdom of Southmarch has been overtaken, King Olin is a Hierosoline prisoner, his oldest son - Kendrick - is dead, Barrick (Olin's younger son and heir) is behind the lines in the Shadowline - and on an unknown errand for Yassamez - a Qar leader. ...

  • Review: Unholy Ghosts Chess Putnam, #1

    On another blog I saw a poll up asking if having a main character who is addicted to a substance (drugs, alcohol, some weird supernatural thing) is a turn off for the reader.  Other than minor alcoholic abuse in young adult novels and one instance...

  • Review: A Magic of Twilight Nessantico cycle Series, Book 1

    S.L. Farrell continues to demonstrate his facility for creating wondrous worlds peopled with  believable  characters.  In his epic fantasy A Magic of Twilight  he adeptly combines the traditional church versus state struggles with...

  • Review: ARK

    The year is 2041 and the world is almost entirely flooded. Holle Groundwater is one of several individuals that make up the Candidates. These members have been carefully selected based on their genetic diversity and intelligence. Holle has been training...

  • Review: WWW : Watch The second book in the WWW trilogy that began with Wake ...

    Brilliant, clever, and emotionally engaging -- Watch is definitely a book worth picking up.  I appreciated how Sawyer used science that is current today, twisted it a bit, and gave it believable life in the form of Webmind. Although there is quite...

  • Review: Chimera Korsak Brothers, #1

    For years, Stefan has been torturing himself about his little brother's kidnapping. He has tried over and over again to find clues as to what happened to Lukas, his brother, and it's not until now that he might actually get a chance to find him. As a...

  • Review: Geosynchron Volume III of the Jump 225 Trilogy

    Natch has been kidnapped and awaken in a windowless room. He’s working with a program called MultiReal. It was developed by the Surina family and the head of that family, Margaret joined a partnership with Natch. Margaret has since...

  • Review: The Office of Shadow

    The Office of Shadow  by Matthew Sturges is a high fantasy story with lots of spy action. This story is a direct sequel to the events in Midwinter. However, I was not lost in this story though as it was satisfying in of itself. Silverdun is the new...

  • Review: The Queen of Sinister Dark Age Book 2

    The Dark Age: The Queen of Sinister  by Mark Chadbourn continues the story from  The Devil In Green  returning to the post apocalyptic England where a terrible plague forces a doctor to seek a cure in the Celtic Otherworld. Not only is...

  • Review: Shadow's Son

    Shadow’s Sun  is the fantasy debut of Jon Sprunk. In the holy city of Othir, Caim is a freelance assassin who is given what he believes is going to be a routine job that ends up thrusting him into the middle of a plot to change the political...

  • Review: Directive 51

    In the first of a planned trilogy of post-apocalyptic stories, veteran sci-fi author John Barnes takes an interesting premise—what would happen should Directive 51, the United States’ ultimate chain-of-command plan should everyone in the presidential...

  • Review: In Search of the Lost The MPire Trilogy, Book 1

    Mallory Towneson Haulm is a very successful businessman. He is owner and founder of Towneson Financial, which makes more than its fair share of money in the business world. He has the fancy clothes, too many cars, the perfect right-now woman, and lives...

  • Review: Song of Scarabaeus

    Kidnapped by rebel forces, Edie is at first unsure whether to be thankful for her release from the Crib empire or to be fearful of what the Fringe revolutionaries plan to use her and her abilities for. When she learns that the bodyguard, Finn, assigned...

  • Review: Ares Express

    Usually, when someone writes in a style far outside of what I am used to, and my tastes and vocabulary are wide and eclectic, I’m not terribly enamored of the book.  Of course, this is usually because this means it’s just poor writing. ...

  • Review: The Devil in Green Dark Age Book 1

    The Devil In Green: Dark Age book 1 by Mark Chadbourn is a fantasy novel that focus on what would happen if all the old rules regarding the Christian Church no longer work in a world where the old gods have re-awakened. Mallory, a knight of the Templar...

  • Review: Gardens of the Sun The Sequel to the landmark SF The Quiet War.

    Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley is an epic space opera. A sequel to Quiet War , the new book details what happens after the war is over. The majority of the first wave of humans leaving Earth have been forced into prison camps or escaped to other places...

  • Review: Heavy Metal Pulp : Pleasure Model

    Heavy Metal Pulp: Pleasure Model: Netherworld Book , 1 written by Christopher Rowley & illustrated by Justin Norman, is the first book in a trilogy. Detective Rook is investigating a murder where Plesur, a vat-grown human “sex toy”, is...

  • Review: Assassin's Creed Renaissance Assassin's Creed, #1

    Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden is a novelized version of the video game Assassin’s Creed II. Unlike the game, the book is set only in the fifteenth century. A teenager in Italy trains to become an assassin after the murder...

  • Review: Kissing Steel Cyborg Seduction Book 2

    Stuck in a loveless marriage, Rena is pursuing a commission that could make her life bearable. But when the ships she is trying to recover turns out to be in the possession of Cyborgs, a race created by humans and believed to be destroyed, she finds herself...

  • Review: Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 The Year's Best SF and Fantasy

    The Nebula Awards® are selected by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America® (SFWA) to honor the best and brightest in the field.  The 2010 Showcase gives an overview of the development of the field from the brainstorm of publisher...

  • Review: Grounded

    One of Gillian Stone's ancestor’s many generations ago made a wish with a genie but didn't listen to the consequences. Her family may be rich and beautiful beyond belief, but they have a curse. The firstborn daughter of every generation is grounded...

  • Review: As Timeless As Stone

    As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin is a nice little romp through the Steampunk world of mechanical men, time travel, and Paris in the early 1800's. I enjoyed the story and the use of an actual historical character. Ms. Alpin mixes some of my favorite...

  • Review: Valiant The Lost Fleet, #4

    Jack Campbell’s Captain John “Black Jack” Geary has already overcome countless examples of insurmountable odds, not least of which is his miraculous recovery after more than 100 years of existence as a piece of frozen space debris. ...

  • Review: From Hell with Love Secret Histories Series, Book 4

    The Drood family has been the guardian of Mankind for countless years.  Aided by mysterious material that grants them superhuman capabilities, the various members of the family function throughout the world in an endless struggle against the forces...

  • Review: The Affinity Trap Book I of the Structure Series

    With the good guys behaving badly and the bad guys seeming not altogether that bad, it’s hard to know who to root for as Delgado tries to find his way among all this while dealing with the discovery of where his true interests lie. Each new discovery...

  • Review: The Destiny Mask Book Two of the Structure Series

    Delgado continues his quest to defeat Myson this time with the help, and hindrance, of his two twin sons. Raised separately, the brothers don’t know of each other until the final tragic end, Delgado is unable to save both of his sons. Myson...

  • Review: Son of Man

    An intriguing journey down a path less taken is how one might end up describing this book. While an enjoyable and interesting story, the reader might be left with the feeling that the whole point of the philosophy course they just attended had been missed....

  • Review: Star Trek #11 : Yesterday's Son, Vol. 1

    Yesterday’s Son by A.C. Crispin gives us a new insight into our favorite Vulcan Mr. Spock. Crispin shows us more of his human side in this episode type novel, based on the T.V. show Star Trek. Crispin keeps with the spirit of Star Trek with each...

  • Review: Star Trek I.K.S. Gorkon #2 : Honor Bound

    Honor Bound is the second book in the series of I.K.S Gorkon by Keith R.A. DeCandido. DeCandido keeps along with Klingon tradition and actions in this series, it is action packed and full of excitement. You wouldn’t expect less from a Klingon now...

  • Review: Bewitched & Betrayed Raine Benares, #4

    Raine Benares is a seeker, that is someone who can find things. She had some magical ability and was doing okay for herself. That is until she became bonded with Saghred.   Saghred is a stone that loves to eat souls. It’s also...

  • Review: Hellfire Lounge

    This book is about Satan, Wicca Girl and her sidekick, Cheralyn (Satan’s own daughter) sitting at a bar telling stories of paranormal events.   There are some really good stories in this book; however, there are a few that didn't click well...

  • Review: City of Night The House War, #2

    As usual, Michelle West pulls no punches. Picking up from where The Hidden City left off, West tosses the reader into a world that is epic in its length and breadth. She shows us the depths of human depravity on one page and on the next reveals human...

  • Review: Xombies : Apocalypticon

    In Xombies: Apocalypticon, we meet a band of stranded humans living in a submarine after civilization was asphyxiated by blue-skinned devils. When Agent X came about, it infected first women then moved on to men and as it quickly spread worldwide,...

  • Review: Ghosts and Echoes A Shadows Inquiries Novel, Book 2

    Lyn Benedict continues her Shadows Inquiries series with Ghosts & Echoes .  Sylvie Lightner is trying to recover from the tragic events that occurred in Sins & Shadows but the minute that she returns from her respite away from the office,...

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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 . . .

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