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Dark Heir By Faith Hunter

IN THE April 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Dark Heir is the ninth book in Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series. Does the series hold up after so many outings? Yes. Oh, yes indeed.
Jane is a Cherokee skinwalker connected to a mountain lion she calls Beast, and Jane hunts vampires. Of late, she’s been working in New Orleans for Leo, master vampire of the city, but she’s put on loan to the police when a really-really-old witch/vampire (known as the Son of Darkness) stops being a glorified-but-ironic wall ornament, breaks out of Leo’s L-5 basement and starts draining everything in sight.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Barb Hendee has written some of my favorite fantasy books. She and her husband, J. C. Hendee, have written one of the larger sets of fantasy novels, the Noble Dead series, and the thirteenth ND book, First and Last Sorcerer, has just been released.

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Darkness Falls By Keri Arthur

IN THE January 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur
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by Terrance Mc Arthur




In Keri Arthur’s Dark Angels series, Risa Jones is trying to find the keys to the gates of Hell, keys hidden by her power-mad father. The problem is that a face-changing sorceress keeps stealing each key that Risa finds, and a council-queen vampire is demanding the keys so she can let Hell loose and take over world. Why does she want to do this? She’s a powerful vamp…and she’s crazy in all the worst ways.

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Best Books of 2014

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Staff



Another year is coming to a close and the main reviewers of KRL have been asked to pick their top 5 books of 2014, but most of us couldn’t keep it to 5! Let us know if you have a few we haven’t mentioned you’d like to share about in the comments, and while you are here check KRL’s book review section for many more great books that may not have made it on the list!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



In 2013, my favorite new series was M. L. Brennan’s Generation V, and I really liked the second book, Iron Night. Now, here comes Tainted Blood—delicious!

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by Sandra Murphy


Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin’s Scottish Emporium does a lot of online business. During leaf-peeping season, day trippers stop to visit the unique shops. In spite of Internet orders, face-to-face customers by the busload and a new husband, Liss finds time to volunteer for the town’s Halloween fundraiser.

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Shifting Shadows By Patricia Briggs

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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


Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs is a group of short stories set in the Mercy Thompson world. Some of them have been published before and others are brand new, but it’s nice to have all of the short stories together in one collection. I’ve been waiting eagerly for this book.

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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 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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Night Owls By Lauren M Roy

IN THE June 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andLorie Lewis Ham
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This is the first book in a new series, and what grabbed me right away was that it was set in a bookstore that was open at night to accommodate supernatural beings–such as its owner, Val, who happens to be a vampire.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Miranda is a rock star. Miranda is a vampire. Miranda and David, her Prime who rules the undead of large parts of North America, have been given mega-powers by a goddess, but her life is not all sunshine and butterflies…or even moonbeams and batwings, in Dianne Sylvan’s newest novel of the Shadow World, Shadowbound.

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The Originals Season 1 Recap & Review

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

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



It’s been a wild ride on The Originals so far, and what was really 21 episodes seemed like much more than that; the writers really managed to cram a lot into the first season, so here we go!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Sometimes, a book comes along that has so many fantastic concepts that you have to stop and say, “I wish I’d written that.” Anne Bishop’s Written in Red is one of those books. In Bishop’s world, the Others were created first: the Wolfkind, the Vampires, the Crows, and other creatures we’d consider legends. Humans came along later, looked on as easy meat, but tolerated for their inventing abilities. Humans are limited to small towns surrounded by the terra indigene/Earth Natives/Others. In the few cities, Courtyards are established, embassies of Others that deal with the human infestation and interact for business purposes.

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Wild Things By Chloe Neill

IN THE April 26 ISSUE

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


If you want to know where the Wild Things REALLY are, read Wild Things by Chloe Neill. It makes my heart sing! (Enough with the Wild Things jokes, already!)

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