Category Archives: fantasy

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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BVC Announces Empress by Alma Alexander

Empress by Alma Alexander

A whispered prayer on a holy mountain:
“Give me the life I was meant to live.”

She understood the passions and the cruelty of men; she knew the despair and the strength of women. Continue reading

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BVC Announces An Interrupted Cry by Laura Anne Gilman

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“Gilman breaks your heart in the best way possible as she revisits the Cosa Nostradamus world with charming half-faun Danny taking the lead… Gilman’s deft touch delights.” — C.E. Murphy, bestselling author of Shaman Rises Continue reading

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BVC Announces The Incubus Job by Diana Pharaoh Francis

The Incubus Job by Diana Pharaoh Francis

The Incubus Job Mission: Magic by Diana Pharaoh Francis It’s tough to have a conscience when you kill for a living. So six years ago, Mallory Jade gave up killing. Now she’s a fixer. Got a problem with a demon? … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Seer’s Blood by Doranna Durgin

Seer's Blood by Doranna Durgin

When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they’ve come to trade. She couldn’t be more wrong…. Continue reading

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Great Reads for a Rainy Winter Day

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The redwoods have been getting their fair share of the rain, and I’ve been holed up with a pile of wonderful books. Some of these came from my gigantic “To Be Read” bookshelf and others fall under the category of … Continue reading

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