Stop Repeating Yourself – SPI Files

So, we finally get to the  SPI Files novels. The series includes “Lucky Charms” (a short in the Night Shift anthology), The Grendel Affair, The Dragon Conspiracy, The Brimstone Deception, The Ghoul Vendetta, and The Myth Manifestation which came out in January.  They concern the adventures of Makenna Fraiser, Seer and agent for Supernatural Protection and Investigations, an agency protecting … Continue reading Stop Repeating Yourself – SPI Files

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Don’t Get Stabbed By A Love Triangle – Raine Benares Series

As I spent most of January reading the works of Lisa Shearin I wanted to give a little more space and thought to reviewing these books than my normal "what I've been reading" posts. Then I realized that this post was getting too long itself and split it into three separate posts. So expect more … Continue reading Don’t Get Stabbed By A Love Triangle – Raine Benares Series

Call me Gary Stu – The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper books

A few weeks ago I quit a series in disgust. It started out OK but rapidly devolved into something actively painful to read. The final book I read (#6) was so bad I literally yelled at my e-reader on the train. Normally my inclination would be to focus on the good in a novel, but this blog is supposed to be about what I’m learning and I learned a lot from this series despite it’s increasing awfulness.