Category Archives: Fantasy

Free Fiction Sampler: October 2011

Underwords has an all new batch of sample chapters and excerpts from some amazing authors, editors, and publishers in October’s Free Fiction Sampler. The purpose of the Samplers is to reunite readers with authors they love as well as to introduce them … Continue reading

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What’s on Your “To Read” List?

One of the things that I struggle with is my “To Read” list. Now that my time is so limited, I can only read one or two books per month, which makes it difficult to tackle all of the amazing … Continue reading

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Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Cover Blurb: Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is … Continue reading

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Damned & Crusade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Series in the Making

It felt wrong to write a review of Damned since I know both authors so well and I am closely connected to the series. So, instead I decided to write a rumination on the Crusade series since there are a … Continue reading

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Review: The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss – Enter to Win Signed Books!

Kingkiller Chronicles reviewed by Heather Magaw. See below for special giveaway. Title: The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) Author: Patrick Rothfuss Publisher: DAW Trade Print Ed: Reprint edition – April 7, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0756405892 Details: 672 Pages … Continue reading

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Special Review: Ghost Story (Dresden Files, No. 13) by Jim Butcher

HOME / CHICAGO / AFTER DEATH NOTICES / SPOILERS* Wizard City Tribune Harry Dresden Is Dead and Kickin’ by Erin Underwood July 26, 2011 CHICAGO – Harry Dresden, Chicago’s resident wizard-for-hire, has been reported missing and is suspected dead. Dresden … Continue reading

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Supernatural Noir – Enter to Win a Signed Copy!

Award winning editor Ellen Datlow is giving away 5 (YES! FIVE!) signed copies of her new anthology Supernatural Noir. The copies will be signed by Ellen Datlow and several of the contributing authors including Gregory Frost, Jeffrey Ford, John Langan, Rick Bowes, … Continue reading

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The Naked City Reading at Porter Square Books & Contest!

When I’m wearing my fan-girl hat, I love attending author events like the Naked City reading hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. Attending readings like this gives you the chance to *hear* the author’s voice in a way that … Continue reading

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Growing Up YA Lit-Style: A Personal Essay

Ilsa J. Bick, MD, a child psychologist and YA author, recently published an article on the Hunger Mountain site in which she responds to a pair of essays by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Children’s Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading

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Review: Water to Burn by Katharine Kerr

Author: Katharine Kerr Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Print Date: August 02, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0756406912 Details: 336 pages | Paperback | $7.99 ~ In Water to Burn, the second Nola O’Grady Novel, Katharine Kerr hits the page with a well written story that takes off from … Continue reading

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