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Alma’s Bookshelf: Embers of Heaven

In the aftermath of what I quickly came to call my Blessed Book, “The Secrets of Jin-shei” – the one that swept the world, was quickly published in some dozen or more languages including REALLY out-there ones like Catalan, and … Continue reading

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BVC Announces In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie Onyx Court 2 by Marie Brennan ABOVE It is the seventeenth century. For twenty years, the City of London has been torn apart: by war, by plague, by fire. BELOW The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan

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ABOVE

The year is 1590. The City of London flourishes, the most brilliant jewel in the crown of Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen.

BELOW

The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. Ruled by Invidiana, its heartless queen, it reflects and distorts the glory of the mortal court.

BETWEEN

Years ago, Elizabeth forged a pact with her faerie counterpart to secure both of their thrones. Now that alliance is in danger. Michael Deven, a rising star in Elizabeth’s court, seeks the “hidden player” who has influenced mortal politics for so long. Lady Lune, a faerie out of favour, must infiltrate the mortal world to protect her vicious queen. Together this pair will uncover the secret of Invidiana’s power — a secret that has the potential to shatter both realms Continue reading

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BVC Announces Welcome to Witchlandia by Steven Popkes

Welcome to Witchlandia by Steven Popkes

Katelin is a witch flyer, one of the few able to ride a Stick with the power of her mind. She flies for the Boston Police Department in a world where any paranormal gift is rare, and supernatural abilities are treasured–and feared. Continue reading

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Epic Fantasy and Robert Jackson Bennett’s The Divine Cities

                  A string of fantastic (see what I did there?)  books got me thinking about how much fantasy has evolved since I first started combing library shelves for it more than fifty … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: “Secrets of Jin-shei”

Weave and spin, weave and spin… (When is China not China? or, What is this thing called fantasy, really?)   I spend half my life living in dreams, in alternate realities. That might sound bizarre to some, even verging on … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “Hair of the Dog” by Doranna Durgin

Hair of the Dog by Doranna Durgin

Hair of the Dog A Feral Darkness: Short Story by Doranna Durgin Brenna Lynn Fallon grooms dogs, owns a Cardigan Welsh Corgi with a little something extra, and has a lifetime acquaintance with the ancient power once known as the … Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Hinky Chicago Omnibus #1 by Jennifer Stevenson

Hinky Chicago Omnibus #1 by Jennifer Stevenson

Discover the first three adventures of Jewel Heiss and her Hinky Squad as they battle the encroachment of magic on the city of Chicago! Continue reading

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Zombie World Series of Poker: Final Table by Pati Nagle

Final Table by Pati Nagle Only one will leave the game…alive. Wild Bill Hickok, alive again in the graveyard in Deadwood on a cold October night, has an irresistible compulsion to go to Atlantic City. There, in the mysterious and … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: Empress

When it comes to European history, most Western readers know only the high points, know some of the names even if they can’t exactly nail down the place and the time. They know Rome, and the realms of ancient Greece; … Continue reading

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