What I’ve Been Reading: April 2018

The cover of Dread Nation by Justine Ireland: A black girl with her hair in braids stands with her back to the viewer, a bloody sickle in her hand and the US flag behind her.

Back in January, I blogged about what I’d been reading lately. I wanted to post an update with some more books I’ve loved recently. I’m going back to February and March for some of these. Just to recap my reading goals for 2018, I want to read at least 50…

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Mystery Book Rec: In a Safe Town

Cover of "In a Safe Town" by Garrett Hutson

Okay, let me start with a disclaimer. Well, with two disclaimers. One: Mystery isn’t my main reading genre. And two: I’ve been reeling since the election on November 8. I’ll be clear here: I was a Bernie Sanders supporter, but I voted for Hillary Clinton. And I am still stunned…

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God is in the Detail–Indianapolis Flavor via Research

Photograph of The Ruins at Holliday Park -- the Three Races of Man

One thing I absolutely love about writing urban fantasy is how many little details of life in the Indianapolis area I can squeeze in. (Another thing I love is how easy it is to research, compared to something set in a completely made-up secondary world!) I spent a lot of…

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You Should Preorder Rhonda Parrish’s Sirens Anthology Now!

Cover of Sirens anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish

Sirens is yet another strong entry into the Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menagerie series from World Weaver Press. As I’ve said before, I’m not usually one to read anthologies, but I’ve gotten hooked on Parrish’s carefully shaped anthologies. I’ll try not to spoil any of the stories too much for you…

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Book Rec: C is for Chimera – Spec Fic Anthology

C is for Chimera, edited by Rhonda Parrish

I was lucky enough to score an e-ARC of Rhonda Parrish’s latest alphabet anthology, C is for Chimera. Releasing April 12, this book is a good showcase for Parrish’s literary curatorship. I’m a huge fan of Parrish’s anthologies, from Fae to Corvidae and its companion Scarecrow, so I jumped at a chance to review…

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Book Rec: FAE – anthology edited by Rhonda Parrish

Book reviews aren’t my mainstay here on the blog, but I like to tell people about books I enjoyed, and I have to say that FAE is one of my favorite reads this summer. I read it just after it released, and weeks later, some of the stories are still sticking with…

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