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Book Review: Odds Against (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 7)
I wouldn’t be conforming to acceptable standards if I wrote a review that recommended a different book. But in the spirit of the Wildcards, I am going to risk insubordination and do what…
Book Review: The Dragon Eater
My reaction to reading this title was, “I have so many questions already.” The rest of the back cover blurb didn’t help that problem much. In fact, it raised many more.
Book Review: Frontier
Told in a series of vignettes and interludes, the story begins in the future on a ruined, mostly-abandoned Earth. The sparse population that remains struggles to survive in spite of a corrupt justice…
Book Review: Follow The Lady
Future shades of Nine to Five! I think Dolly Parton would approve. This short revenge story packs a lot of punch and payback.
Book Review: Kai’s Healing Smiles
This simple boy meets man romance story is made complex by the characters themselves.
Book Review: Gargoyle
College life is difficult. Now, add on the extra challenge of being Mattie, a young gay man with a huge crush on a straight quarterback.
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Book Review: Clarity
Clarity by J. Scott Coatsworth My rating: 5 of 5 stars How much story can possibly be told in only 300 words? Quite a lot, actually. It’s no small feat to take a…
Book Review: The Lights of Prague
This book turned out to be a tug-of-war for my attention span. From the start, I was entranced by the setting of Prague at night. I loved the details, the exquisite worldbuilding, and…
Book Review: Fix the World
There's lots of ways to break the world, and plenty of diverse, interesting ways to fix it. There's twelve good examples in this engaging, enjoyable, extremely inclusive, joyously LBGTQ+ anthology
Book Review: Thistlefoot
Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott My rating: 5 of 5 stars A retelling of the old Russian/Ukraine/Belarus stories about Baba Yaga and her chicken-footed house. This time around though, she’s not just a creepy,…
Book Review: Blown Away
Blown Away by Holly Day My rating: 3 of 5 stars Espen is the closest you can get to being a big cuddly teddy bear. He loves his creature comforts (and yes, I…
Book Review: Real Sugar is Hard to Find
Real Sugar is Hard to Find by Sim Kern My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always a good day when I add a new author to my ‘favorite writer’s’ list. Sim Kern’s…
Book Review: Deuces are Wild (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 6)
If you've been following along since book one, The Hands We’re Given, by now you've probably come to think of Base 1407's Wild Cards team as friends, or perhaps they've become your fictional…
Book Review: Gender Pioneers: A Celebration of Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Icons
I'm not sure I'd title this book a 'celebration'. To me it's more a 'recognition' of transgender, non-binary and intersex people that you may not have heard about before.
Book Review: Draw Out (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 5.5)
Fans of the "Aces High, Jokers Wild" series have asked to hear Janice’s story many times. In this novella, her early life is finally revealed.
Book Review: Dead Dead Girls
Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa AfiaMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This can’t-put-it-down novel gives a vintage twist to the ‘ordinary citizen teams up with police to fight crime’ trope. But while that…
Book Review: Draw Dead (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 5)
What unfolds is a story that—as sensationalist media might say—is ripped from today’s headlines.
Book Review: Bad Hand (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 3.5)
This queer cyberpunk short for Halloween is a thank you from the author to loyal readers.
Book Review: The Clockwork’s Orange
The Clockwork’s Orange by E.P. Isaacs My rating: 4 of 5 stars Reading The Clockwork’s Orange gave me a feeling of having found a long-lost treasure in an old trunk in the attic.…
Book Review: Aces and Eights (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 4)
The Wildcards catch wind of the possibility that one of the seed banks established before America collapsed might have survived.
Book Review: Call the Bluff (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 2)
Though this is book #2 in the series, I read it last, having read #3 first and #1 second (I know, I know, it's a long story why).
Book Review: The Hands We’re Given (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 1)
Exceptionally well-told adventure story that manages to highlight all members of a large, complicated cast, each in their own way.
Book Review: Raise the Stakes (Aces High, Jokers Wild Book 3)
It's 2156. Corporations now control the people of what used to be the United States. And they've gone way too far.