Posts Categorized: series

Review: Shamelessly Taken (Den of Sin #0.5)  by Mel Blue

Review: Shamelessly Taken (Den of Sin #0.5) by Mel Blue

So. Shamelessly Taken is the first story in the Den of Sin series. Shamelessly Taken is a really sweet and quick friends to lovers story set in the backdrop of a specialized hotel that hosts BDSM events and assists clientele with getting love matches. It reminds a lot of the… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Love is the Plan the Plan is Death is another of these stories that was MADE by the narration. Stefan Rudnicki stuck his big toe in this one. Seriously. If I were reading this in print, I wouldn’t have finished it. But Stefan Rudnicki gave a performance that left me… Read more »

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Review: Fraternization Rule (Risqué Contracts #3) by Fiona Davenport

Review: Fraternization Rule (Risqué Contracts #3) by Fiona Davenport

I really didn’t care for this one much. I felt that the hero didn’t really give a shit about the heroine – with the exception of wanting to “own” her like a piece of property. He wants her to sacrifice everything for him while HE refuses to sacrifice anything for… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Great Loneliness by Maria Romasco Moore (Narrated by Judy Young)

The Great Loneliness is an odd story. There is a lot of unexplained activity, circumstances and science that kinda drove me batty. In The Great Loneliness, it appears that the Earth has had some catastrophe of some kind. Sadly, I don’t know what it [the catastrophe] was but it whittled… Read more »

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Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we’re DNF’ing The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean at 30%. Primary Reason: Unable to get into the story due to telling and not showing. I first met The Felig Chronicles in 2014 after seeing… Read more »

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Review: Contingency Plan (Risqué Contracts #2) by Fiona Davenport

Review: Contingency Plan (Risqué Contracts #2) by Fiona Davenport

Contingency Plan is my favorite book in the Risqué Contracts series. Hands down. Contingency Plan is very much a fantasy romance – and I mean fantasy on a Disney Princess scale. But I still liked it! Especially in comparison to book #3. There’s almost every drop of wish fulfillment going… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: Penalty Clause (The Risqué Contracts #1)

Review: Penalty Clause (The Risqué Contracts #1)

Yet another *sick at home* read. This one was hot but it is strange. The hero decided to make this contract in order to trap the heroine so she could become his woman. Strangely, he could have tried saying “Hello” first, you know, since they hadn’t been introduced yet. I… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Like Daughter by Tananarive Due (Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant) *spoilers*

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Like Daughter by Tananarive Due (Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant) *spoilers*

Trigger Warning: There is discussion of child molestation in the story and in this review. Like Daughter gutted me. It was unsettling and sad and just chock full of emotional WTF that I was in a bit of shock while reading. The MC of Like Daughter is Paige. Paige is… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Canth by K.C. Norton (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Canth is another odd one. Canth is both the title of this story and the name of the MC’s submarine-like vessel. The MC of Canth is chasing her ship. Somehow it started without her but since it is a perpetual motion machine, it never stopped. The majority of the story… Read more »

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