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Book Review: Into the Fire (Samantha Kane #1) by Patrick Hester

The Into the Fire (Samantha Kane #1) by Patrick Hester

Publisher: WordFire Press

Publication Date: January 20, 2017

Edition: ebook

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Rating: 3.5/5

Detective Samantha Kane just saw a ghost, a werewolf eviscerated her partner, and she burned down a building with magic. But not a bad day…all things considered.
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Author Interview: Laurence MacNaughton

Untitled1Today I am interviewing Laurence MacNaughton, author of the new urban fantasy novel, It Happened One Doomsday.

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DJ: Hey Laurence! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Laurence MacNaughton: I’m an urban fantasy author, and It Happened One Doomsday is the start of my brand-new series. I’ve also written a couple of supernatural thrillers (Conspiracy of Angels and The Spider Thief). I’ve been writing ever since I found an old black manual typewriter as a kid, and I haven’t stopped yet.

DJ: What is It Happened One Doomsday about?

LM: It’s about a nerdy crystal shop owner who must discover her magic to break the curse on a hunky muscle-car mechanic before he causes a fiery doomsday.

Publishers Weekly calls it “fascinating.” Library Journal calls it “engaging.” RT Book Reviews says it’s “a terrific new find.” To be honest, I wasn’t prepared for this much attention. I’m just glad people enjoy reading it! Continue reading

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Book Review: Black City Saint by Richard A. Knaak

Black City Saint (Black City Saint #1) by Richard A. Knaak

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Edition: Ebook, 390 Pages

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fierie

Rating: 3.5/5

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Book Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight (Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: January 6, 2015 (first published January 1, 2015)

Edition: Hardcover, 432 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Superhero, Young Adult

Rating: 4.5/5

Actually, if I could give Sanderson a superpower it would be cloning. That way he could make clones to work on all his books at once! Continue reading

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Book Review: Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

Mitosis (Reckoners #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Gollancz

Publication Date: October 23, 2014 (first published January 1, 2013)

Edition: Hardcover, 96 pages

Genre: Short Story, Fantasy, Superhero, Young Adult

Rating: 4/5

A fun, fast-paced short story about a battle with another Epic. Continue reading

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Book Review: Kraken by China Mieville

Kraken by China Mieville

Publisher: Del Rey

Publication Date: June 29, 2010 (first published June 21, 2010)

Edition: Hardcover, 509 pages

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Mystery

Rating: 4/5

The imagination and world-building of Mieville was beyond anything I’ve ever read. 
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