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Blood Games By Chloe Neill

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



There are a lot of cookie-cutter fantasy books out there. You know what I mean–previously oblivious to the fantasy realms and characters around her, a young woman suddenly becomes a death-and-carnage-dealing, hard-hitting powerhouse with a sexual hunk of paranormal fulfillment for a mentor/mate. There’s nothing wrong with these characters, but I often wonder how, with all the frenetic battles or passionate sex they engage in, they have any energy left for the other part, be it frenetic sex or passionate battles.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Bobby Dollar is foul-mouthed, a pathological liar, violent…and an angel. Bobby has heard people tell him to go to Hell so many times he’s decided to go there.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Eric Carter is back in LA after a fifteen-year absence (a revenge-killing forced him to leave), a mage with a power problem. He’s able to do things he couldn’t do before, maybe because he’s now married to Santa Muerte/Mictecacihuatl, the patron saint/Aztec goddess of Death. He longs for the widow of his best friend, Alex, but she can’t get over the fact that Eric put a bullet through Alex’s head.

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Doctor Who: TV Review

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Chris Lovato



We can start in 1963, when Doctor Who first graced British televisions until 1983, when it was cancelled. Resurrected by Russell T. Davies in 2005, it’s captured the hearts of American audiences quite recently, and it has only grown in popularity since then.

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by Bobbi A. Chukran



The little girl with the cerulean blue hair peered into the rosebush by the front porch. Because of her hair, which was natural, her grandmother called her “Blue.” An avid bird-lover, Blue had heard some peeping noises coming from inside her grandmother’s rosebushes the day before, and wanted to check to see if there were any baby birds living there. She knew it was almost Valentine’s Day, time for her grandmother to trim the bushes and she didn’t want the birds to be harmed.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMovies,
andRoy Runnels
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by Roy Runnels



When Marvel announced Guardians of the Galaxy, not many people were convinced it would be any good, including me. Talking raccoons didn’t really seem like something even Marvel could pull off. As time went on, and Marvel released more movies, more trust was built with the audience. So when a trailer finally released, I found myself excited. Turns out it was for good reason too.

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by Sharon Tucker


Inigo Montoya insisted on going “back to the beginning” in The Princess Bride and we get to do just that in Jeri Westerson’s most recent novel, Cup of Blood. Can we be at the seventh volume in the Crispin Guest series already? I began reading the books a little over a year ago, intrigued by the notion of “medieval noir,” and curious as to how the author would make noir traditions work in the time of Richard II. In addition, I hadn’t read a book set in the 14th century since Anya Seton’s Katherine.

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Magic Breaks By Ilona Andrews

IN THE August 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs
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by Mary Anne Barker


I have been looking forward to Magic Breaks, the new book by Ilona Andrews; they just keep getting better and better. This whole series has been building to this point. Kate has been running from her father her whole life. He tried to kill her before she was born. Her mother ran away from her father to keep her safe and sacrificed her life to protect Kate. Basically her father murdered her mother, trying to kill Kate.

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by Sharon Tucker


May 9, 2014 marked the passing of novelist Mary Stewart at the age of 97. I hadn’t read her in quite a few years, but her death saddened me because somehow I felt as if I were saying goodbye to my youth again.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Angel Crawford is a zombie. She doesn’t shuffle, but she does eat brains when she needs more energy. She has a parasite/symbiont/mutagen inside her that makes her faster, heals her quickly, gives her strength, and keeps her away from her old alcoholic-druggie lifestyle (she’s even passed the GED…barely).

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by Mary Anne Barker


Magic City: Recent Spells is a selection of previously published short stories which have been brought together because they have the common “urban fantasy” theme. The stories are previously published in different anthologies. Some of them are good; some are okay and some of them “bleh.” But if you select it because there a couple of authors you like and you read more of the stories, then maybe you will find some great new to you authors and continue expanding your store of authors to read.

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Supernatural Recap and Review

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andChris Lovato,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTV
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by Chris Lovato




Finished with nine seasons and headed for a 10th in the fall, Supernatural is a show that’s proven a fan favorite. It’s not hard to see why, but let’s take a look at…

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