When a troll speaks--listen up!
Hardboiled P.I. Alexander Southerland just wants to enjoy a quiet drink when a 500-pound troll walks into the bar. Next thing he knows, Southerland is navigating his way through rogue cops, a gang war, beautiful nymphs from the ocean depths, a…
Steampunk Red Riding Hood
A few weeks back, I asked for recommendations of brain-candy – quick easy reads with smoothly flowing prose and straightforward plot. The kind of book you can devour in an evening or two, with a bit of fun,…
A Curse, A Key, & A Corkscrew
This is a light-hearted humorous urban fantasy novel, or maybe a novella - it's quite short. It's also well written and keeps a good pace, so it's a very quick read.
When Joan was six…
Book Review: Poison and Prey
The Eve Williams series is not your ordinary Urban Fantasy series. It's a little bit darker, its characters a little more broken and twisted, and the romance aspect moves at a near-glacial pace.
It's also written in…
A Short Selection of Easy Summer Reads
One would be forgiven for thinking of the term Brain Candy as somewhat derogatory – at least when it comes to books. It hints at stories with little to no substance or intellectual merit, and that make no…
This is, in most ways, a fairly standard Urban Fantasy story – except the main character is an Alaskan bush pilot, and much of the story takes place in the wild and not in a city. Even so, it feels…
Open Urban Fantasy, where the supernatural and magical isn't hiding in the shadows, is something that's intrigued me ever since I read the Kitty Norville series, well over a decade ago. The combination of the fantastic and the mundane raises…
Three Minutes to Midnight
Urban Fantasy set in Ireland, written by an actual Irish author, and without being slathered in druids, fair folk, and stone circles? Sure, sign me up.
I may not be Irish, but I lived in Cork for nearly…
A Kingdom of Iron and Wine
This book begins with the fae lord of nightmares receiving a visit from an insane lady of the summer court. The lady wants a love potion, and in exchange for the potion, she agrees that the…
Pulling Teeth and Other Stories
I recently interviewed Jessa Forest about her writing (here), and I ended up feeling like her stories would be right up my alley.
Character driven, grimdark urban fantasy with werewolves.
Yep. Perhaps not always, and perhaps not…
Broke, blacklisted, and keeping secrets—the deadly kind.
Name? Ana Calliope Holt. Occupation? Demon vermin hunter. Status in the human magic community? Rock bottom, basement level.
And for a half-angel, that’s quite a feat.
I don’t mind it—the less anyone pays me any attention, the better. Because if anyone…
Girls of Might and Magic
Authors listed at the end of the review.
A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers…