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SFF and Queerness – We Need To Do Better
 

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5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: An Introduction
 

5th Annual Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off

SPFBO #5: An Introduction

 

Browsing all articles tagged with paranormal romance.

Spellbound by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder

Spellbound by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder
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Somehow, I forgot that it got weirder, but I really should have expected that. To recap: I have been going on a reread of the Wicked series by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié. I first read the books when I was a young teen and for various reasons (too many other books, not enough time, […]

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Legacy by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder

Legacy by Debbie Viguié and Nancy Holder
3.5

Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for the first two books. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the previous novels. I recently described these books as crack. I can’t remember to whom, but I know exactly what I meant when I said it, and I know that whoever I said it to […]

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Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke

Edinburgh Seer by Alisha Klapheke
4.5

Outlander meets National Treasure (thankfully, with no Nic Cage). Having heard amazing things about Alisha Klapheke’s Uncommon World series, I decided to check out her Edinburgh Seer for two reasons: one, it was the only one of her works available on audiobook; and two, it didn’t occur to me that the story wasn’t epic fantasy. […]

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Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
3.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish book one. This book, as I might say to my friends, is a trip. (Actually, it’s nowhere near as intense as I remember the next two books being. Of course, as I remembered the first book being better than […]

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Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié

Witch by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
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“She must be rich, Holly thought. Then, for the first time, she realized, I’m rich now, too.” Readers, I rolled my eyes. Your parents were going to get you a horse for your eighteenth birthday. What can you call that but rich? I may not have been quite that bitter at reading those sentences, but […]

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Darkly Dreaming by Chloe Hammond

Darkly Dreaming by Chloe Hammond
3.5

This is a book about vampires, about becoming one and subsequently coping with the changes that being a fatal predator of the night brings (i.e. expect a high body-count). It’s also about the healing power of friendship, about marrying the wrong person, regrets, living life through fantasies and all the different ways that human beings […]

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Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson – SPFBO Review

Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson – SPFBO Review 

Stolen Magic is a fun, compelling and well-paced urban fantasy tale which almost – almost! – became our Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off finalist. Finlayson’s novel, a story of supernatural forces, gods and monsters in modern-day Australia, is alternatively reminiscent of Paternus (Fantasy-Faction’s SPFBO finalist last year), Kate Daniels, and Mercy Thompson. Of the five of us […]

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Romance in Fantasy – Part One

Romance in Fantasy – Part One 

I’ve said it before: I write romantic fantasy. I never start out a story intending to write romance, but somehow, romantic threads always show up. I used to fight this phenomenon, but I’ve grown to realize that I just like romantic storylines. Not romances, mind—I don’t read much romance that’s just romance for romance’s sake. […]

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Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim?

Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim? 

The genre of high fantasy romance (sometimes simply called fantasy romance), offers what its title suggests. You can expect elements of epic high fantasy: invented worlds, fantasy creatures, magic, royalty, great forces of evil to defeat. You can also expect a focus on romance, love, sex and sexual attraction. However, if you read a lot […]

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
4.5

I should confess that I am not a great aficionado of contemporary vampire stories. I’ve watched a few fragmentary episodes of Buffy, but I’ve have never read Twilight, nor watched any of the movies. However, I am aware of a sub-genre that Stephanie Meyer seems to have almost single handedly spawned of young adult vampire […]

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Demon Road by Derek Landy

Demon Road by Derek Landy
4

Derek Landy’s new novel is just as exciting, just as break-neck and just as addictive as his wildly successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. I tore through those books because I loved the characters and in Demon Road, we have a brand new set, some of whom will seem reassuringly familiar to Skulduggery fans. Amber is sixteen, […]

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Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
4.5

Ahem. Please ignore the cover – and the publisher marketing, for that matter. And no, you did not go to the wrong website. This is still Fantasy-Faction. 😉 Burn For Me is a work by Ilona Andrews, master weavers in urban fantasy. It is no secret that I fangirl over their Kate Daniels series. So, […]

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