Category: Josh

Josh Reviews: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles

Josh Reviews: Gentlemen Prefer Succubi by Jill Myles

Gentlemen Prefer Succubi emits a continual post-coital glow.  From its opening scene in a Dumpster to its Hollywoodesque climax with a detour somewhere in between into the porn production scene, the ribaldry is in full effect.   The world design, although basic succubi; fallen angel; and fanged (vampire) fare, stays interesting because of the light […]

— Posted June 22, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 7 Comments
Josh Reviews: Darklands by Nancy Holzner

Josh Reviews: Darklands by Nancy Holzner

Darklands plays a dangerous game starting at its midpoint.   Previous indications of Medieval influence crescendo as Victory-Vicky-Vick Vaughn does her bestest to prevent total world meltdown. A lot of fresh air comes in with this addition to the series.   Vic gets a new sidekick, although hardly helpful and, more often than not, a […]

— Posted June 15, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments
Josh Reviews: Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong

Josh Reviews: Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong

Where Demons Fear to Tread will please anyone who with a short sampling intelligence, like me, hears a pseudo Italian/Jamaican accent say the word ‘angel’ when he reads ‘angel’ and a frustrated white-collar psychopath say ‘demon’ when he reads ‘demon’.    It is too much fun seeing how pure the ‘angel’ must be as versus […]

— Posted June 8, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 2 Comments
Josh Reviews: Shadows Before The Sun by Kelly Gay

Josh Reviews: Shadows Before The Sun by Kelly Gay

Shadows before the Sun quickly passes the “Likable Fantasy Names” test with flying colors.   Our protagonist, Charlie Madigan, adores her daughter, Emma.   Hank, an astral plane-hopping siren, Alessandra, an oracle, Charybdon, one of the two alternate planes of existence, and Elysia, the other alternate plane of existence flaunt their Greco-Roman heritage.   Sure, […]

— Posted June 1, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 3 Comments