Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Josh Reviews: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless, as a finale, does a lackluster job.   Few, if any, questions are answered to satisfaction.   As if to spite its last book status, a whole ‘nother narrator is introduced to play significant second fiddle to Alexia. This split plot line is not wholly unexpected.   In fact, since book two, the ‘Less […]

— Posted October 2, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 1 Comment
Para New Releases: October 1st

Para New Releases: October 1st

New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey returns to the curious Midwest tourist community where normal and paranormal worlds co-exist—however tenuously—under the watchful eye of a female hellspawn…

— Posted October 1, 2013 by Carmel / 12 Comments
Josh Reviews: Under the Gun by Hannah Jayne

Josh Reviews: Under the Gun by Hannah Jayne

Under the Gun supports my running hypothesis concerning this series, i.e. the lower the stakes, the greater the pleasure.   No fates of any world are thankfully entrusted to Sophie not because she can’t handle them (we know very well she can’t) but sensibly enough because it is far more enjoyable to watch her bungle […]

— Posted September 28, 2013 by Joshua Burns / 0 Comments
Question: Do Romance Heroes Always Have To Be SO Broken?

Question: Do Romance Heroes Always Have To Be SO Broken?

Lately I’ve found myself pondering how an author can claim that their protagonist is a “alpha male” when in reality, they are more “beta” because of all their underlying issues. Like most, I love a good tortured hero but recently they seem to be a dime a dozen. If I have to read about one […]

— Posted September 26, 2013 by Carmel / 22 Comments