Category Archives: Book Reviews

Atlantis Rising

Alesia Holliday was kind enough to send me an ARC of her upcoming book, Atlantis Rising: The Warriors of Poseidon, written under the pseudonym Alyssa Day. I love the ocean, folklore about the lost city of Atlantis, and Greek mythology. So, it was a no-brainer that I was excited to get my hands on this book.

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The Physics of the Buffyverse

The Physics of the Buffyverse, by Jennifer Ouellette is an in-depth look at the science behind the hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Ouellette pulls from a wide variety of examples of extraordinary monsters and happenings from the Buffyverse and explains how they might be possible in the real world, and how they’d work. She often compares vampires and other demons’ abilities to the nature of common animals and insects in Ouellette’s section on biology.

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Lost Calling

Since Tuesday night is a slow TV night, I just read all evening. I finished up Lost Calling, by Evelyn Vaughn. This is the first in the Madonna Key series and falls into the category of romantic suspense.

Catrina Dauvergne is a museum curator who finds herself in the midst of an earthquake in Paris, France. When she falls into a fissure, she discovers special artifacts among bones dating back 200 years. When she touches the artifacts, she has visions of the women who owned the pieces when they were alive.

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Storm Front

Storm Front is the first novel in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series.

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a wizard, named after the famous magicians. Harry is the only Wizard listed in the Chicago phonebook. With his trusty staff and unique characters such as Bob the Skull, Harry tackles tough cases involving paranormal crimes.

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Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding

Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, was another exciting addition to the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Recently cured of cancer, President Roslin is having disturbing nightmares that begin to plague her while awake. In each alarming vision, she sees someone saying the cryptic message, “Sagittarius Is Bleeding.” Meanwhile, a religious cult is claiming to be a separate colony and demanding the rights that come with it.

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The Moneypenny Diaries

I was lucky to have found a copy of The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel, by Kate Westbrook, as it’s not even published in the States. I was able to find a fairly inexpensive, used copy on Amazon. But it was obviously published in England. I only found out about it, because I was researching the James Bond novels on Wikipedia. It sounded interesting, so I hunted down a copy.

This was written mainly as journal entries from Jane Moneypenny, the secretary to “M” at MI6, and colleague of James Bond. In the book, her niece, Kate Westbrook (the supposed author of the book), has been sent Moneypenny’s journals many years after her death. Kate learns by reading the journals that her aunt actually worked for the Secret Service. She then tries to find out if the journals are real, and in doing so, proves that Ian Fleming’s Bond novels were based on fact as well.

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