Jan 26

Anne Bishop’s Vision in Silver is a RT Book Reviews Top Pick!

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Get ready to do the happy dance! It’s time to revisit Namid, Bishop’s extraordinarily gripping world with its unforgettable, haunting characters. Award-winning Bishop is fashioning a richly textured series whose reimagined Earth is so unique, it is a character itself. However, it is the distinctive protagonists who make these novels so totally addicting and completely satisfying. The hard part is waiting for the next installment!

Summary: Change is coming to the continent of Thaisia, but whether those changes are for good or ill remains to be seen. Now that the blood prophets have been freed from their imprisonment and virtual slavery, will these troubled girls be able to survive on their own? Blood prophet and Lakeside resident Meg Corbyn has a vision that suggests not…and that she may just need to blaze a trail to lead them forward. Then trouble arrives in the form of a small human girl when Nathan Wolfgard finds Lt. Montgomery’s daughter, Lizzy, alone on a train heading for Lakeside. And when Nathan smells blood on Lizzy’s stuffed “boo bear,” it seems like something terrible might have happened to Elayne, Lizzy’s mother and Montgomery’s ex-lover. Machinations orchestrated from across the ocean are fomenting dangerous events, which could upend the current detente between humans and the Others. — RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!

Jan 23

RT Book Reviews on Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

Priest continues to be an effective crafter of dread and tension, and
while Jacaranda is explicitly a novella, there are a few areas where
the reader might wish for more. Despite being set in her Clockwork
Century universe, aside from a few background touches, this could
easily take place in any version of the Old West, and the book seems
to be building to something bigger than it ultimately winds up being.
The characters here are vivid and interesting enough that hopefully
this particular adventure isn’t the last of we hear of them, or of the
survivors at least.

Just off the coast of Texas, on the island of Galveston, there’s a
hotel named the Jacaranda. It would be the nicest resort in the area,
if not for the fact that everyone who comes there is dying one by one.
Now, a priest with a bloody past, a nun with a bloody secret and an
old Texas Ranger who specializes in the odd and uncanny have all come
to the Jacaranda to put whatever hungers there to rest — or die
trying. — RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Jan 21

RT Book Reviews on Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft

Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft

This is a busy series with many characters, but the tension between Sarah and Henry takes center stage. Readers will look forward to more attention focused on the potential romance between the two in the next title in the series, especially after the cliffhanger ending that leaves a misunderstanding unresolved.

Sarah and Henry continue to dodge their feelings for each other as Henry grows closer to Ginny, who has unexpected drama with an English family staying at her inn. Sarah’s desire to become a better healer leads her to overstep boundaries as she tries to help a stressed friend with fertility issues, while she worries about her son, Simon, who is spending the summer working at a ranch in Colorado. — RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

Jan 19

Gideon is one of Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for January

Congratulations to Alex Gordon on Gideon being a Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Pick for January!

Jan 16

Maplecroft nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award!

priest-maplecroftCongratulations to Cherie Priest on Maplecroft being nominated for the 2014 Phillip K. Dick Award!

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