Pride and Other Worlds: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic, by Emily Croy Barker, is a 2013 fantasy novel. As I said when I reviewed The Demon's Daughter, many stories marketed under the umbrella of fantasy have the superficial aspects of the genre, but not the core elements. I'm happy to say that Guide to Magic has the …

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Game Over

Taylor Keating's Game Over is a paranormal romance from TOR books, but if it didn't have a female heroine it would probably be called an action-adventure or a fantasy story. Don't be misled by the beefcake cover - this story is first and foremost about staying alive. A synopsis is tricky... River Weston is half …

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Love Potion #9: 14 Paranormal Romances

Love Potion #9: 14 Paranormal Romances is an e-book anthology. Like Mischief Under the Mistletoe, it offers a pile of stories at an incredible price - currently just $2.99. However, it has an even greater variety of storylines and heat levels. Lengths vary, from short stories to novellas to complete novels - another source of …

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Death’s Master

Tanith Lee is a prolific writer of fantasy, though under that umbrella she has done everything from children's books to science fiction to YA Romance (a teen and a robot). My first encounter was a serendipitous discovery of Night's Master in a used book store near my high school, many years ago.Even at that young …

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The Ghost and Miss Demure

Melanie Jackson's The Ghost and Miss Demure(2010) is a paranormal romance, from the Love Spell series of Dorchester Publishing. No idea who they are, but obviously Harlequin is not the only game in town. Karo has burned her bridges at work. Her boyfriend/boss stole her historical research and published it as his own. A lesser …

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