Mermicide by Mina Rose
 

Mermicide

Review

 
Swords of Legends Online – MMO Review
 

Swords of Legends Online

MMO Review

 
Horns of the Hunter by Frank Dorrian
 

Horns of the Hunter

ARC Review

 

Mermicide by Mina Rose

Mermicide by Mina Rose 

Elevator Pitch: Mermicide is the story of a queer romance between an innocent, psychologically damaged young woman, and a seemingly ageless, predatory mermaid. Also featuring wicked science, brutal violence, and piratical smugglers. Content Warnings: Mental, physical, and sexual abuse. Eating human flesh. Mind control and brainwashing through drugs. The Review Something is rotten in the […]

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Swords of Legends Online – MMO Review

Swords of Legends Online – MMO Review 

I’ve bought two new MMOs recently. I found myself with a little free time and needed something to occupy myself outside of writing book three. First was Crowfall and second was Swords of Legend Online and that’s the one I’m going to waffle on about today. If you’ve played any MMO you’ll know there tends […]

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Horns of the Hunter by Frank Dorrian

Horns of the Hunter by Frank Dorrian 

Great books sometimes have unlikeable protagonists. Take Madame Bovary, for example. I have to give props to Gustave Flaubert for crafting such a beautifully brutal examination of shallow, status-chasing jackasses about whom I cared not a whit. Yet I couldn’t put Flaubert’s masterpiece down even though I despised everyone in it. You’re probably wondering, why […]

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She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 

Mulan meets Swordsman 2. As a mostly-audiobook consumer with little time to actually read, it had taken me two weeks to finish Nghi Vo’s short novella, Empress of Salt and Fortune (though only two hours on the re-read); and a week and a half to complete Aliette de Bodard’s short novella, Fireheart Tiger, both of […]

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Big List of Julia’s Favourite Amazing Female SFF Authors

Big List of Julia’s Favourite Amazing Female SFF Authors 

If you know me, then you know Women in SFF is a topic I am rather passionate about.  Some years back, I was prompted to look closely at my SFF shelves. Always preferring little to no romance, aside from very few exceptions, I found the ratio was quite a bit horrendous, with about 80 male […]

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Glass Rhapsody by Sarah Chorn

Glass Rhapsody by Sarah Chorn 

There are words you know and use all the time, but you’ve never thought about their actual dictionary definitions. Rhapsody was one of those words for me. I frequently waxed rhapsodic while describing the first chocolate pecan pie I ever ate. I knew “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin is the United Airlines corporate theme. […]

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Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7: The First Five Fall

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #7: The First Five Fall 

* Disclaimer * Everyone is different and likes and dislikes different things. Reading is no exception. One person’s all time favorite might seem to bland or too high stakes for another. That being said, the opinions of our judges in this contest are just that, opinions. Just because we let a book go, doesn’t mean […]

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How to Create Fantasy Villains

How to Create Fantasy Villains 

Fantasy villains. Either you love them or you hate them, but good villains are memorable either way. However, writing good villains is hard! I know. I’ve written two fantasy books out through Desert Palm Press and the whole time I was writing, I kept going back to the villains. Why was the big bad, the […]

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The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner

The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner 

When an author writes their second book, fans of the first wonder whether or not the next will be similar to its predecessor. In most cases, the themes and the characters remind readers of what they’ve read before. Then, there are the authors whose second book moves in a different direction from their first , […]

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Forging A Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson – Cover Reveal

Forging A Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson – Cover Reveal 

Today we’re really excited to reveal the cover of Forging A Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson! A new urban fantasy, “with a black-led cast, this biblical, mythological retelling, is Rivers of London meets American Gods.” What is it about? Let’s take a look! FBI agent Michael Childs is tasked with tracking down a serial killer […]

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Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews 

“They claim we are trying to become a god, that we have too much power.” G. R. Matthews newest novel delivers in all the best ways, that is, if you enjoy political intrigue, magic, and battles nestled within a dark plot. A plot that, I felt, borrowed from Tacitus’ Germania, that is, if the Roman […]

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Spidertouch by Alex Thomson – Cover Reveal + Excerpt

Spidertouch by Alex Thomson – Cover Reveal + Excerpt 

Today on Fantasy-Faction we are excited to reveal the cover for Alex Thomson’s Spidertouch from Angry Robot. Even better, we have an exclusive preview of Chapter One! But who is Alex Thomson and what is Spidertouch about? Let’s find out! Alex Thomson is the author of Death of a Clone, published in 2018. He lives in […]

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