Lovely first novel. Sasha Silverman of the Silver Bear shop (yes its named for her family) loves selling teddy beards. And making 4th of July Teddy picnics for kids. Hopefully their parents will buy more… Who knew making Teddy Bears could be so stressful? It’s because the company salesman is a jerk – and after … More Bearly Departed by Meg Macy
1636: Mission to the Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (1632 Universe) 4 stars, SFF Debut novel for Griffin Barber. Desert Noir by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #1) 4 star, mystery Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #2) 3 star, mystery
Disclaimer: Did not read the original series. Plot still made sense. The cover if very, very beautiful. Every time I put the book down for being boring, the cover called to me again. Bonus for reading and reading (and reading and reading): dragons at the end! The Prince: Ash is a healer, wants to learn … More Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Incrementalists by Steven Brust SFF, 5 stars Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere A Material Witness Mystery #2) 5 stars The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton SFF, 3 stars.
One extra star because I figured out the reveal on page 275 way back on page 30. Four stars for the cozy-mystery crew of friends and for the way snow globes are absolutely integral to the plot (unlike book 2). If Cami was suspected in book 1, and the help was suspected in book 2, … More Frosty the Dead Man by Christine Husom
66 pages of non-stop archeologist searching for an artifact & on the run from killers, in the best Indiana Jones style. Only, Owl is a thief, and the killers are the archeology cops. Why are they set on kill instead of capture, like they’ve been since the first theft? Something’s off. Also, swapping the real … More Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
I should have a shelf SHAKESPEARE SPOKEN HERE but then I would embarrass myself by how many references went right over my head. Anyhow. In a Louisiana where white (rich) men regularly set up their official black mistresses (AKA placee, with the little french mark under the first e) in their own houses, in a … More Die Upon a Kiss by Barbara Hambly