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The Minotaur’s Wife by Thomas K. Carpenter

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September 2016 in Galaxy’s Edge: Issue 22

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Setting: a diner between Albuquerque and Durango, present day

Summary: Short version: All is not what it seems at breakfast in the diner Continue reading

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Blood Bank by Tanya Huff

This was the last book in an omnibus collection of the Blood series that I bought.

Published: 1996

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 221 pages

Setting: various times and locations in Henry’s life Continue reading

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

I saw a blurb by Rick Riordan saying this was written in his style, but with Hindu mythology. Count me (and Miss Adventure) in!

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 343 pages of text, 355 pages with the glossary (that you should totally read because it’s just as funny as the book)

Setting: Savannah Georgia, and various Hindu Otherworld locations

Summary: Short version: Aru first imperils and then saves the world from the Sleeper Continue reading

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Skin Game by Jim Butcher

This is the 15th book in the Dresden Files, and the last book in the series currently published. I’m excited to have finally finished the series, but sad not to have any more books to read until Butcher publishes some new ones.

Published: 2014

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 454 pages

Setting: Chicago, one year after Cold Days

Summary: Short version: Harry has to outwit the Denarian Nicodemus Continue reading

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Ghosts, Bigfoot, and Free Lunches by Dan Stout

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer. I’m also trying something new. One of the blogs I follow started a seven word summary of the books she’s reading. I thought it might be fun to add

Published: August, 2016 in Crime & Mystery Short Stories

Genre: paranormal crime short story

Length: 4 pages

Setting: an apartment room, present day

Summary: In seven words or less: The goldfish did it. Honest.

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A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the sixth book in the Merry Gentry series that I read as soon as I could get my hands on it.

Published: 2007

Genre: urban fantasy/romance

Length: 274 pages

Setting: southern California, and the Sidhe Courts Continue reading

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Blood Debt by Tanya Huff

This is the fifth and final book in Huff’s Blood series that I read ten years ago. Of course I had to finish the series.

Published: 1997

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 310 pages

Setting: Kingston, Ontario, present day, soon after the events of Blood Pact Continue reading

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