Paranormal Fiction is Not Dead Yet: The Shambling Guide to New York City
Adult Books / Books / Fantasy / Supernatural

Paranormal Fiction is Not Dead Yet: The Shambling Guide to New York City

With the quantity of bad paranormal fiction books in the young adult, romance, urban fantasy, and general fiction spaces, I had begun to lose hope that anything original, substantial, or entertaining could still be eeked out of  the relentlessly picked over tropes, stereotypes, and plots of the genre. Mur Lafferty, however, challenged me to rethink … Continue reading

Callihan Stokes Searing Paranormal Historical Romance in “Firelight”
Books / Historical Fiction / Romance / Supernatural

Callihan Stokes Searing Paranormal Historical Romance in “Firelight”

In her debut novel and the first book of her Darkest London series, Kristen Callihan pushes the limits of the romance genre. On a conceptual level, Callihan carves out a unique space. Part paranormal romance novel, part historical fiction, and part heavily-plotted action-packed adventure story, Firelight does not fit neatly into either the major romance … Continue reading

Fans of Carriger Will Love McMaster’s Kiss of Steel
Books / Romance / Steampunk / Supernatural

Fans of Carriger Will Love McMaster’s Kiss of Steel

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. Gail Carriger’s “Parasol Protectorate” series falls in this category for me. Who doesn’t love an utterly ridiculous steampunk supernatural romance?  Carriger’s five novels follow the zany exploits of emotionally staid soulless spinster Alexia Tarabotti as she navigates the mysteries of supernatural steampunk London on a quest of self-discovery and treacle … Continue reading

Alchemy, Vampires, Witches, and Time Travel: Harkness Wows Readers with “All Souls” Triology
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Alchemy, Vampires, Witches, and Time Travel: Harkness Wows Readers with “All Souls” Triology

What do you get when you combine supernatural fad-dom with time travel, alchemy, genetics, romance, and a healthy helping of history? The recipe for a magical trilogy. To date, Deborah Harkness has completed two installments of the All Souls trilogy, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. Harkness’s debut work as a fiction author … Continue reading