Whenever I read erotica, the first thing I look for are compelling characters. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? But when one thinks about it, if the characters don’t resonate with the reader, all the sexy dialogue and vivid descriptions won’t matter one bit. A Payment in Flesh by Clara River is a wonderful fantasy that has enough going for it to be an enjoyable read.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Friday, September 19, 2014
When Jim Butcher does wholesale change, he doesn’t mess around. Changes, the 12th novel of in The Dresden Files, is a book with twists aplenty and a story packing maximum emotional wallop. Many of the disparate threads from the previous 11 novels meet their end in this book. Like many books in this series, Changes is filled with explosive payoffs and tectonic shifts in narrative.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
As an unabashed lover of both Star Wars and the Bard, I simply could not pass up the opportunity to read a mash-up of the two. Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is great fun to read. The author manages to capture the quintessential myths underpinning Star Wars and make them over using an Elizabethan idea of drama. All of the elements of good Shakespearian drama are present and Doescher uses the medium to explore the characters in new ways.