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  • Flight of the Valkyrie on Feb. 27, 2011

    Mostly amusing and fun, but some events that occurred seemed too fortuitous and more like the author needed them to happen to make something else happen. But an entertaining read for a lazy weekend.
  • Like Butterflies in Iron: Erotic Tales of Urban Fairies on March 07, 2011

    Not bad, but I wasn't overly impressed. None of the stories are any better or worse than you'd find on Literotica or other free sites. Enjoyable enough, but not something I'd pay for again.
  • The Scoundrel's Bride on Feb. 14, 2012

    I really enjoyed the interplay between the hero and heroine and felt that their relationship progressed at a fairly realistic pace. My main issue with this book is the heroine's complete blindness to a certain-someone-close-to-her's true character, when it's pointed out time and again how smart and a good judge of character she is. I can understand being blind to someone you love's faults, but complete inability to see a horrid person when he's standing right in front of you . . . not buying it. I also felt that one of the main villain's end story was a little too much. If you can get past those two things, this is a very enjoyable read.
  • Hotter on the Edge on Feb. 14, 2012

    If you're looking for some great SFR to read, get this book. It has three fun/sweet/scifi-y books just waiting to be read. "All That Glitters" by Erin Kellison - This was my favorite of the three, and it deserves 5 stars on its own. This is a returning lovers story, where the heroine and hero were in love years before and circumstance tore them apart. They meet again, each seeing large character changes in the other, which helps bring about their HEA for good in the end. The world building was neat (would love to see more in a full-length novel), the plot line believable, and the characters endearing. "To Buy a Wife" by KC Klein - I waffled between a 3.5 and 4 stars on this one. The world building was cool, but more for sake of coolness than anything else. I had trouble seeing how this particular society had developed, with women basically being breeders/currency in a post-tech age. Maybe a longer story would have time to justify the ideas more, but it just didn't work in a novella format. The hero and heroine fell fairly flat for me, and I spent most of the novella wondering how the heroine would fall in love with the hero. The ending was well done, though, so I think that moves the rating up to 4 stars. "Enslaved by Starlight" by Jessa Slade - This one rated about 3.7/3.8 stars for me, and mostly for one big, flaming reason--I could not stop comparing to/thinking about the TV show Firefly, mostly the characters of Mal and Inara, while reading this. That alone ruined my reading for two reasons. 1) I kept overlaying the stories in my brain, and then becoming upset when the Mal or Inara character acted "out of character." 2) It felt a bit like the author cheated and reused the Mal/Inara theme, and didn't work enough to develop her own characters. If you've not seen Firefly, or if you enjoy Firefly fan-fic, though, you'll love this. The world building was pretty good for a novella, and even the minor characters had some depth to them. Overall, I do really recommend this book, because its damn hard to find decent SFR today, and you should support the people who manage to do it well.