“Show, Don’t Tell”

Posted October 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized / 4 comments

Yup, that nefarious show, don’t tell we always hear about. Something all writers should know and utilize. But this does not mean that you can drown your reader with adjectives. There is an art to knowing when to apply the show, don’t tell rule. But before we get to that, let’s […]

Review of Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 30th, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

Moon Called Book #1 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: ACE – February 2006Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 288 (paperback) Purchase at:                                                         Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars) SummaryWerewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they’ll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good […]

Review of Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 28th, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

Blood Bound Book #2 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: ACE – February 2007Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 292 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars) SummaryMechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can […]

Review of Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 28th, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

Iron Kissed Book #3 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: ACE – January 2008Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 287 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★★½(4.5 stars) SummaryMechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape – but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left […]

Review of Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 25th, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

Bone Crossed Book #4 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: ACE – February 2009Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 304 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars) SummaryBy day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some […]

Review of Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 25th, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

Silver Borne Book #5 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: ACE – April 2010Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 304 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 stars) SummaryWhen Mercy Thompson, mechanic and shape-shifter, attempts to return a powerful fae book she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds […]

Review of River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 21st, 2011 in book review / Leave a comment

River Marked Book 6 of the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Published: March 2011Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 326 (Hardcover) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 Stars) SummaryCoyote shifter Mercy Thompson knows that life with her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will never be boring, but even their wedding doesn’t go as […]

Review of Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

Posted October 20th, 2011 in book review / 2 comments

Pale Demon Book 9 of the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison Published: Feburary 2011 – Harper VoyagerGenre: Urban FantasyPages: 528 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★★★ (5 Stars) SummaryCondemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco […]

Review of Hit List by Laurell K. Hamilton

Posted October 19th, 2011 in book review / 5 comments

Hit List Book 20 of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series by Laurell K. Hamilton Published: Berkley – June 2011Genre: Urban FantasyPages: 320 (Hardcover) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★½☆ (3.5 stars) SummaryA serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” […]

Review of Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Posted October 18th, 2011 in book review / 2 comments

Lover Unleashed Book 9 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward Published: New American Library – March 2011Genre: Paranormal RomancePages: 576 (paperback) Purchase at: Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 stars) SummaryPayne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, warrior cloth as her brother: A fighter by nature, and […]

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