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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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Review: Baby, Don’t Go (Yeah, Baby #3) by Fiona Davenport

Review: Baby, Don’t Go (Yeah, Baby #3) by Fiona Davenport

Baby, Don’t Go is book three in the Yeah, Baby series which is this (new?) sub-genre of breeding/pregnancy/baby craze that I did NOT know what a thing until…now. I mean, AR does it but her entire body of work is focused around insta-love and bodily fluids so I thought it… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall (Narrated by Judy Young)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady by Elizabeth Porter Birdsall (Narrated by Judy Young)

A Burglary, Addressed By a Young Lady is a bit of an oddity in this selection of stories for the Women Destroy Science Fiction! special Issue. It…feels more Steampunk than anything else and I’ve almost always attributed Steampunk more to Fantasy than Science Fiction. Also, A Burglary, Addressed By a… Read more »

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