Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading: July 2012

  • Voices of Dragons, by Carrie Vaughn, copyright 2010; ISBN 978-0-06-179894-8.

  • Hot & Steamy Tales of Steampunk Romance; copyright 2011 by Jean Rabe and Tekno Books; edited by Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg; ISBN 978-0-7564-0689-9.

    Most of these were not to my taste.

  • Skin Deep, by Mark Del Franco, copyright 2009; ISBN 978-0-441-01743-0.

    A Laura Blackstone novel.

  • Weddings from Hell; ISBN 978-0-06-147268-8.

    • Till Death, Maggie Shayne; copyright 2008 by Margaret Benson.

    • Happily Never After, Jeaniene Frost, copyright 2008.

      Chance becomes involved in one of Bones’ obligations.

    • Ghouls Night Out, Terri Garey, copyright 2008.

      The main character is Nicholette Nadine Styx, who can see ghosts.

    • The Wedding Night, Kathryn Smith, copyright 2008.

  • Eve of Destruction, S. J. Day; copyright 2009 by Sylvia Day; ISBN 978-0-7653-6042-7.

    The second Evangeline Hollis novel.

  • Eve of Chaos, by S. J. Day; copyright 2009 by Sylvia Day; ISBN 978-0-7653-6043-4.

  • Witchcraft, by Caitlin Kittredge, copyright 2009; ISBN 978-0-312-94362-2.

    A Nocturne City novel.

  • Hexed; copyright 2011 by Penguin Group (USA) Inc; ISBN 978-0-425-24176-9.

    • Magic Dreams, by Ilona Andrews. A Dali Harimau story.

    • Ice Shards, by Yasmine Galenorn.

    • Double Hexed, by Allyson James. A Janet Begay story. Interesting setup.

    • Blood Debt, by Jeanne C. Stein. A Anna Strong story, about a bounty hunter turned vampire.

  • Shadow Bound, by Rachel Vincent, copyright 2012; ISBN 978-0-7783-1343-4.

    Kori Daniels is able to travel from one shadow to another.

    An Unbound novel. There is at least one other book in the series, Blood Bound.

  • Shadow Kin, by M. J. Scott, copyright 2011; ISBN 978-0-451-46404-0.

    A novel of The Half-Light City. Interesting fantasy set in a city where humans, vampires, shapeshifters, and fae coexist.

  • Fated, by Benedict Jacka, copyright 2012; ISBN 978-1-937007-29-4.

    An Alex Verus novel.

  • Street Magic, by Caitlin Kittredge, copyright 2009; ISBN 978-0-312-94361-5.

    The first Black London novel. Fun.

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