Book Review: Locked-In Love by Key Barrett (NSFW)

Title: Locked-In Love Author: Key Barrett Publisher: Key Barrett Publishing Publication Date: September 23, 2018 Genres: Non-Fiction Shelves: Female-led, NSFW When you pick up a book by Key Barrett you're getting the benefit of both education and entertainment. You're opening yourself to a man with a Masters of Science in Anthropology, one who has studied sexual subcultures around the world,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso

Title: The Wolf of Oren-Yaro Author: K. S. Villoso Publisher: Orbit Publication Date:  February 18, 2020 Genres: Fantasy Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored A challenging story about complex characters in a flawed society, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro is a book that takes a long time to get to a point where it offers us any answers, but it's a fascinating journey... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Splintegrate by Deborah Teramis Christian

Title: Splintegrate Author: Deborah Teramis Christian Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date:  December 31, 2019 Genres: Sci-fi Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored, Female-dominant Like the best science fiction, Splintegrate is a novel of ideas, one that explores questions of identity on a number of levels. Deborah Teramis Christian delves deep into body modification, cybernetic implants, and cloning, while also taking a hard... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley

Title: The Broken Heavens Author: Kameron Hurley Publisher: Angry Robot Publication Date: January 14, 2020 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored If I had to describe The Broken Heavens in a single word, 'deceptive' would be it. This is a book that's deceptive in just about every way, and I can't think of a better way to end the epic... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Title: The Red Tree Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan Publisher: Ace Publication Date: September 7, 2010 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted While there are few answers and even fewer conclusions to be drawn from The Red Tree, it is still a damned fine read, one distinguished as much by the voices as the embedded narratives. What Caitlín R. Kiernan... Continue Reading →

A Decade in Review

With 2020 on the horizon, everybody seems to be doing their own 'Best of the Decade' lists, and I thought it sounded like a great idea. Until, that is, I started the Herculean task of sorting through 10 years of reads, which works out to almost 800 books. Yikes! I started by trying to compile... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Arachnophilia by Jason Howl

Title: Arachnophilia Author: Jason Howl Publisher: Jason Howl Publication Date: December 20, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-led Aside from the fact that Joy is a giant spider wearing a human skin, and that there are some grotesque scenes of sucking the life from human victims, Arachnophilia is a story that cannot simply be dismissed as something monstrous and horrific. What... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Double Six by Brenda Murphy

Title: Double Six Author: Brenda Murphy Publisher: NineStar Press Publication Date: November 18, 2019 Genres: Erotica Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted, female-led Wow. Double Six was, in a word, exquisite. As a newcomer to Rowan House, I wasn't sure what to expect, but this is an erotic lesbian romance that is full of emotional depth, not to mention one of the... Continue Reading →

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