Just finished Matriarch


Finished up Matriarch by Karen Traviss. As always, a great read. What’s not to love about a kick-butt female ex cop sent on an intergalactic mission who ends up flipping things (and people) on their heads? This is the third book in a series with a strong ecological theme.

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Traviss writes a great main character in Shan Franklin, who manages to be both human and a bit more than human throughout the series. The author also creates a very believable alien culture that Shan interacts with throughout the series.

This and That Thursday – Books From My TBR Pile


Playing along this week with Terri Bruce’s blog meme, here are the latest two additions to my to-be-read pile.

First off, I trolled through the Gaylactic Spectrum awards short list for some new books to read. I pulled off most of the list, but the two here are the ones I’m most interested in starting.

20140102-184126.jpg. The first is From Tanya Huff. I’ve read some of her Valor series and love them, so I’m starting to branch out now. You can’t beet solid writing and a great sense of wit and timing, and that seems to be a constant in her stories so far. The Wild Ways is a sequel to The Enchanted Emporium, a series revolving around a witch family. This one follows a secondary character from the first book.

20140102-190129.jpg For this one, I’m venturing to a new author, JA Pitts. The cover image drew me in. Then the blurb, which talks about a woman who is a modern day blacksmith, Norse legends… What’s not to like?

That’s my latest additions to the TBR pile. How about you?

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Hooked into Werewolf Fiction!


Just to show that blog tours and twitter marketing really do work – I’ve recently stumbled across multiple references to Naomi Clark’s latest book, DARK HUNT.  She’s kicking off a blog tour, and her publisher, QueeredFiction, has been doing a great job of keeping folks informed via twitter updates.

I saw the first twitter update, didn’t pay much attention.

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Saw the 2nd, and thought hmm… who is Naomi Clark…. but didn’t click the link.

By the 3rd or 4th, I caught a reference about werewolves and thought kewl, haven’t read a lesbian werewolf story yet.  So clicked the link.  Poked around her website some.  Went away.

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Then saw the twitter update AGAIN.  And thought, I should go see if I like her writing.  So poked around some more… Saw it was the 2nd in a series.  So figure I need to get the 1st right?  Well, I stuck DARK HUNT on my amazon wishlist anyway.

Then saw the blog tour mentioned AGAIN, with a ‘free’ coupon for the 1st book.  So jumped on that for sure.

And finally, whilst pulling together the links for this post, I found her free story that introduces the main characters in her werewolf series.  Again, must read!

Anyway, all this to show how much repeat marketing it takes to get me to click a link and finally decide to make a purchase 🙂

ps – just noticed she’s from the UK.  I wonder if she writes with an accent?  (tee hee)

pps – Naomi – If you stumble on this post – do your other books have lesbian/queer content or just this series?!?  Inquiring minds want to know…