Misti Wolanski

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Misti Wolanski has always loved to play in fantasy land and practiced writing all through her teens. She now freelances as a web writer for her day job, to use those writing skills. In her spare time, she likes crocheting and knitting jewelry, baby clothes, and small toys. She does not, however, embroider.

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Katariina: NOT “Cinderella”
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Series: Torn-Up Fairy Tales, #2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time, a girl was sent to live with a woman not her mother, and two others not her sisters—none of whom desired her to attend the fey lord’s ball. (A novelette of about 21,800 words—about 1.5 hours of reading time, for the average reader.) Warning: Contains mature themes as found in the original "Sleeping Beauty" folktale. sequel to “The Nymph and the Goblin”
7 Days to Memorize Psalm 4
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
Want to memorize Psalm 4, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 4 across 7 days, with 3 assignments per day for what to memorize or review. INCLUDED: 2 articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
7 Days to Memorize Psalm 3
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
Want to memorize Psalm 3, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 3 across 7 days, with 3 assignments per day for what to memorize or review. INCLUDED: 2 articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
10 Days to Memorize Psalm 6
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
Want to memorize Psalm 6, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 6 across 10 days, with 3 assignments per day for what to memorize or review. INCLUDED: 2 articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
10 Days to Memorize Psalm 5
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,200. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
Want to memorize Psalm 5, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 5 across 10 days, with 3 assignments per day for what to memorize or review. Included with the memorization guide are 2 articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
10 Days to Memorize Psalm 2
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Old Testament
Want to memorize Psalm 2, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 2 across 10 days, with 3 assignments per day for what to memorize or review. Included with the memorization guide are 2 articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
5 Days to Memorize Psalm 1
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Religion
Want to memorize Psalm 1, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down Psalm 1 across (five) 5 days, with three (3) assignments per day for what to memorize or review. Included with the memorization guide are two articles: one with tips for how to approach memorization, and one with some methods you can use to help you memorize.
30 Days to Memorize Jude
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Series: a study aid to help you memorize…. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Want to memorize the book of Jude, as translated in the KJV or ASV? This booklet breaks down the book of Jude across (thirty) 30 days, with three (3) assignments per day for what to memorize or review. By the end of all 30 days' lessons, you'll be able to recite Jude! Included are some tips for how to approach memorization and some methods you can use to help you study and memorize.
The Nymph and the Goblin: NOT "Beauty and the Beast"
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Series: Torn-Up Fairy Tales, #1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: American English. Published: December 6, 2012 by Misti Wolanski. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Once upon a time, a merchant had three daughters, and none of them with the same mother—rather, he had two daughters and a granddaughter, and all three hated and feared him. (A novelette of about 11,600 words—about 40 minutes of reading time, for the average reader.) Warning: Contains mature themes like those found in the "Donkeyskin" folktale. Followed by "Katariina"

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A Bother and a Brother: a short story
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Ember. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
AFTER "A BADGE AND A BULLY"… Rescuing a boy from a gator had been enough excitement for Ember’s evening, but the night’s just beginning. (A short story of about 6800 words; about 25 minutes for the average reader.)
A Fistful of Water
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Series: Chronicles of Marsdenfel, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
She can regain what her father gave up, but it’ll cost all she has to get it… — ALERT: Contains some mature themes, including infidelity. — Sequel to "A Fistful of Earth" To Be Followed by A Fistful of Life"
A Badge and a Bully: a short story
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Ember. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sometimes, what you are and what those around you are willing to accept don’t match up, even if you are a selkie. (A short story of about 6400 words—about 25 minutes of reading for the average reader)
In the Hands of the Smith: a short story
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Series: Tales from Aleyi. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For women like Flory, fear comes far more easily than trust. Is the strange dwarf visitor another person she should fear, or might he be what she needs, to be able to trust again? (A short story of about 3,200 words / 11 pages / 12 minutes for the average reader.)
For Want of Cruelty
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Series: Overhill. Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"My father was a vampire," she tells you. And maybe she makes you believe it… (a short story / flash fiction of about 1800 words or about 5 minutes of reading.)
Know Thy Frienemy: a Darkworld novel
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Series: Destiny Walker, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Is freedom always worth the cost, even when it would cost you everything? Destiny thinks not. — A dark urban fantasy novel wherein a girl must figure out what she wants despite others’ interference. Contains mature themes, some violence and gore, and a few cases of objectionable language.
Bewildering Boundaries
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Series: Tales from Aleyi: from the Association for the Magically Creative. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
— sequel to "Associated Accidents" — Faed Nirmoh's impulsive streak has gotten him into trouble before, and he might've outdone himself, this time. Has he stuck himself with having to marry an insane, despicable woman, or can he find a way out of it by lunchtime? (A short story of about 5500 words)
Kill Jill (Darkworld)
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Jillian. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Late 16th century London: Jillian recognizes signs of sorcery working against that new fellow, Shakespeare, and her Romeo likes the man's plays too much for her to let him fall prey to it. But he's not the only one they're out to kill… — (A short story of 3,000 words.) Sequel to "Romeo & Jillian"
A Fistful of Earth
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Series: Chronicles of Marsdenfel, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,350. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Lallie has the magic to save her friends—but it’ll cost their trust to use it, if not her life… — ALERT: Contains some mature themes, including violence. — Sequel to "A Fistful of Fire" Followed by "A Fistful of Water"
Associated Accidents
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Series: Tales from Aleyi: from the Association for the Magically Creative. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Faed Nirmoh once dreamed of growing up and having a job he enjoyed, a wife he loved, and children of his own. Instead, his particular magical gifts have landed him a job he hates, while being harassed to marry a woman he despises. Is there anyone who can accept him for what he is? (A short story of about 4600 words) — followed by "Bewildering Boundaries —
Of Her Own
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Series: Tales from Aleyi: from the streets of Saf. Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
All young Lallie Nonsire wanted was a quiet life, minding her own business and ignoring what she was by birth. After her magic betrays her by saving a friend’s life, she’ll settle for escaping Saf before she’s turned into a live torch. But where can the child of a despised race flee? — (A short story of 2600 words)
A Blackmail and a Birthday: a short story
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Ember. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While waiting for her boyfriend to treat her to her first drink for her 21st birthday, Ember hears a gun. (A short story of about 3600 words—about 10–15 minutes of reading for the average reader)
Driven by the Deadline
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Series: Tales from Aleyi: from the Association for the Magically Creative. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Fael Honovi needs a job, else she’ll go insane from her life in the monochromatic land of creepy. She’s been offered one, if she can only get there on time. But her own plane of existence doesn’t like that kind of magic, and it’s out to stop her. (A short story of about 2300 words.)
Romeo & Jillian (Darkworld)
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Jillian. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
13th century Italy: A mysterious sorceress meets a werewolf who'll change her life. (A short story of 3,300 words.) Prequel to "Kill Jill"
Destiny's Kiss: a Darkworld novel
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Series: Destiny Walker, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Powerful Magik. Runaway slave. Teen mother. Destiny Walker has been all three. Now her past is catching up to her, and a friend may pay the price. She can save her friend, but is she willing to start World War III to do it? A fast-paced dark urban fantasy novel, wherein a girl must figure out if it's worth starting a war to save her friend.
The Corpse Cat (Darkworld)
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Series: Tales from the Darkworld: Emris. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
She's ancient, lethal, and downright terrified. (A short story of about 4,100 words, plus an excerpt from the novel _Destiny's Kiss_.)
A Fistful of Fire
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Series: Chronicles of Marsdenfel, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Tales of loathsome kings and prophesied saviors aren't so appealing when you are a royal bastard of prophecy… — ALERT: Contains some mature themes and responsible use of alcohol. The narrator's family is sadistic. — Followed by "A Fistful of Earth"

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  • Blindsight:: A Mirus Short Story on March 16, 2011

    Highly enjoyable read, with vivid descriptions. There were a few points that were a bit heavy on the telling, and the ending was quite abrupt and left me expecting another scene, but I'll definitely move on to reading the rest in the series.
  • Devil's Eye on March 24, 2011

    First, a caveat: I read paranormal romance for the paranormal, not the romance. I find that entire "Love at first sight" and "I don't know you but I love you anyway" stuff silly. That is, however, a matter of personal taste and is something I try to ignore. This story has that "Love at first sight" stuff in it, so if you can't stand it, move along. Otherwise, "Devil's Eye" offers an enjoyable read with some lovely turns of phrase. I love how the hurricane tied into things. There were still a few sluggish descriptions, but that's standard when you have an entire world involved that nobody knows about. Worth buying, and I look forward to reading more by this author.
  • Forsaken By Shadow on March 30, 2011

    I read Kait Nolan's "Blindsight" and "Devil's Eye" before I read this, and it could be that I've gotten used to her style, or maybe I'm brain-fried from fatigue, but I didn't notice major infodumps in this one like I did in those other two works. It was enjoyable, with a fast pace… but perhaps a bit too fast. I understood the characters and what drove them at the beginning. As things moved on, I found myself being told more motivations than I was shown. (I did skip the sex scenes, tbh, which ended up being a bit confusing, but I don't think I missed THAT much.) It was still a highly entertaining read, but with what else I've read by Kait Nolan, I can't help but feel that it could've been better.
  • Under Her Skin on March 31, 2011

    I bought this for the Ilona Andrews story, though I also tend to read much of Jeaniene Frost's work (I say "much" because I skip the steamy sex, and Frost seems to have a lot more of that in her stories than Andrews does.) I enjoyed all the stories in this e-book, though Ilona Andrews is my favorite. It's nice to read something that considers how inequity of power affects a relationship, instead of ignoring that issue altogether or going "So what? Our love will conquer!" *wince* (Note that *wince* is over things I said Ilona Andrews did NOT include in her short little love story.) Also, in all 3 of them, I could nicely see (at least some) where the characters' romantic interest came from, even though it of course seemed kinda… fast. (Of the 3, Meljean Brook avoided that issue b/c the characters already knew each other. Ilona Andrews, I could at least understand why it moved so fast. Jeaniene Frost pulled that "Oh! You smell like my mate!" instinct thing that instinctually annoys me, but I still found the story worth reading.
  • Inevitable, a Paranormal Romance (The Inevitable Trilogy #1) on April 05, 2011

    I noticed _Inevitable_ for the cover. After reading it, I definitely think this book will appeal to readers who like sweet and emotional romances like those of Stephanie Meyer or Amanda Hocking. The writing style is different, though, so I recommend trying the preview before buying. _Inevitable_ was an interesting blend of realistic with the ridiculous, but I don't mean that as an insult. A being charged with keeping all the possibilities of the parallel universes "fair" decides to give herself a body so she can improve a guy's last year of life. If the idea sounds ludicrous to you—well, it does to me, too, and I enjoyed the story. Despite everything the girl knows—and despite her awareness that her ability to "see" possibilities suffers when she dons a body—she's caught off-guard even by certain things linked to plans she made before taking a body, which suggests she can't foresee events she's influenced, but I don't believe it ever said that outright. She's also remarkably emotional, but that does sorta make sense, since she's not used to having to deal with hormones. Still, certain scenes didn't work for me, mostly towards the beginning. It's possible that's because I'm a fairly logical, rational girl and therefore don't have much frame of reference for understanding an emotion-ridden girl. Even though I do have a hormone disorder that sometimes screws up my moods for no reason beyond my hormones going bonkers. Honestly, I wasn't planning to read any more in the series, but the last section really made the book for me, because it was perfect in the characters' imperfection. The ending line in particular makes me want to pick up book 2.
  • The Freelancer's Survival Guide: Third Edition on April 14, 2011

    Fantastic. I had read much of the blog posts before buying this, and bought this as both a thank-you and a way to have a copy handy. Now I'm wondering if I should get the paperback version, because I know a lot of people who can benefit from this. "The Freelancer's Survival Guide" isn't just for independent contractors. I'm an independent contractor who also independently publishes fiction, and much of what's in this book is helpful for both my endeavors.
  • Dis: An Urban Midgard Short Story on June 07, 2011

    Dis is an enjoyable short story that introduces the reader to a promising world. Definitely recommended to urban fantasy fans. A few details are confusing if you aren't too familiar with Norse mythology, but I'm sure they'll be clarified as Margo writes more in that world. Colbie didn't seem to like Zaj much, which made me wonder how he got access to enter her apartment. Also, I felt the… avatar-ish thing… needed another line of introduction; it completely lost me about what was going on there until I'd finished the story and pondered a certain character action. Those 2 things kept me from enjoying the story as much as I could've, but it was still enjoyable. I'll definitely watch for Margo's further releases!
  • Red on Aug. 26, 2011

    I read this book right after it came out, and since then I've been trying to come up with something negative I could say about it, to add some balance to this review. Not happening. If the premise interests you, read it. This is a fantastic YA werewolf title that I'd gladly hand to friends. Elodie is a girl who believes she's due to become a werewolf, a ravaging monster, due to a family curse. Sawyer is a hereditary werewolf who's fighting his own demons for the recent death of his mother. Making things work out between them is difficult enough--and someone might be trying to kill Elodie...
  • Keep on Dec. 27, 2011

    I've been eyeing this short story for a while and kept wanting to buy it. It was the first thing I read on my new nook Simple Touch. I had some trouble getting into the story, due to some turns of phrase and sentence structure that I found awkward. As I kept reading, I was drawn in and realized I wasn't reading it with the right flow, and therefore I wasn't quite picking up on all the meanings right. Once I caught on, I *loved* it. I'm sure I'll be re-reading it in the future. "Keep" is a fascinating classic fantasy story that both abuses and uses the overused tropes. I recommend it to anybody who likes traditional fantasy.
  • City of Dis: An Urban Midgard Short Story on Jan. 03, 2012

    This story picks up where "Dis" left off (but also can stand alone). Snappily written though long enough to be considered a "novelette", "City of Dis" tantalizes with hints about what's forthcoming in further Urban Midguard books. Fans of urban fantasy will enjoy the rich worldbuilding and Norse-based mythology. Like urban fantasy, particularly when the author doesn't use the usual mythologies? Try this.
  • Genesis (The Incorruptibles Saga - Book One) on May 23, 2012

    If you like time travel stories focused on the ethics of time travel and how time traveling would affect reality, "Genesis" by Alton Bock is worth checking out—unless you can't stand reading about the Holocaust, because that's when a lot of the story takes place. I enjoyed the story despite not caring for the title character (Genesis). The objectionable content is limited without producing a whitewashed story. (The sample pages give a good feel for what the book's like. Pretty much, if you object to a story acknowledging the fact that people do bad things, you won't like it. If you just don't want to see bad things explicitly described in graphic detail, there's nothing that I can recall in "Genesis" that'll bother you.) Disclaimer: I read an earlier edition of this book. It's my understanding no significant changes were made between the edition I read and this one.
  • Think Like a Publisher on May 30, 2012

    Well worth the lunch money, even though it's also getting posted free on the author's blog. (And you'll probably want to check out the blog anyway for the discussions in the comments.) The book provides handy advice on how to set up a sane publishing company that makes sense, makes money, and can hold its own in the business. Highly recommended for self-publishers and small press startups alike.
  • Think Like a Publisher on May 30, 2012

    Well worth the lunch money, even though it's also getting posted free on the author's blog. (And you'll probably want to check out the blog anyway for the discussions in the comments.) The book provides handy advice on how to set up a sane publishing company that makes sense, makes money, and can hold its own in the business. Highly recommended for self-publishers and small press startups alike.
  • Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge 5.5) on Jan. 30, 2013

    Don't let the "novella" descriptor fool you—the 56k words puts it into "novel" territory, per SFWA definitions. The "novella" is only comparative; the main entries in the series are twice that or more. Even so, Beneath the Surface isn't some filler or spin-off story to tide the fan over between books. It's a transition between book 5 and book 6, and must be read as such— And for that, it's as witty and enjoyable as the rest of the series. ^_^
  • The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression on Feb. 19, 2013

    Fantastic resource; highly recommended. Even if characters and emotions are a strong point in your writing, this book is still useful for those times when you're searching your brain for some ideas for how to illustrate a character. It's also useful for making sure you're at least familiar with a variety of options, even ones that you yourself don't experience. The one thing that would make it better? If they provided a hyperlinked PDF file. I'd find that a lot easier to use on my computer. But it's handy anyway.
  • Wounded on Feb. 07, 2014

    A fun sweet romance in which the relationship (and lack of hot and heavy) feels organic rather than coerced. Like the other reviewer, Afifa Khan, I was smiling throughout most of the book. The heroine, Tara, reminded me of Amaranthe, the author's lead character in her Emperor's Edge series, so if you like one woman, you'll probably like the other, though they do have some notable differences. (Namely, Tara's from this world, and Amaranthe's from a fantasy world, and they differ in the life backgrounds, events, etc. that derive from that.)
  • Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood, Book 1) on April 01, 2014

    Sardelle is a sorceress from an era when magic is respected. The mountain where she lives is attacked—and she wakes up from her stasis chamber to discover it's been 300 years, nobody else made it to the bunkers, and her soulblade's buried deep inside the mountain where she used to live…which is now a prison for people convicted of capital crimes. And the history books claim her people were tyrants, and witches can be murdered without repercussions. "Balanced on the Blade's Edge" blends magic, steampunk, and military—which might sound like the author's main series on the surface, but she did it in a different manner in this book, in a way that well suited the story. The end result reminded me of Patricia Briggs's epic fantasy (the Raven duology, the Hurog duology, or "The Hob's Bargain"), though it also had me thinking of Linnea Sinclair's Wintertide books ("Wintertide" & "An Accidental Goddess", both originally published under the penname Megan Sybil Baker). This is a title I'll enjoy re-reading.