Book Review: Widdershins (Whyborne and Griffin #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

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I love a good paranormal romance. Laurell K Hamilton’s “Anita Blake Vampire Hunter” series sunk its teeth into me, and kept me hooked to this very day. Too often though, the paranormal aspects become romanticised and no longer provide the scares they once did.

Widdershins came as a recommendation from my boyfriend and boy did it hit the spot. Do not let the cover fool you, this book has real charm.

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Bestselling Author Caitlin Ricci on Writing Trans Characters

Double Take is one of many stories being sold together in the Geeking Out bundle, available here.

Geek Out, a collection of trans and genderqueer romance stories, officially released this week. Monday saw my review of one of the included titles, Double Take, a sensual story of magic and science all taking place in ancient Egypt, featuring a genderqueer main character.

Today I present to you a guest post by Caitlin Ricci, author of Horse Crazy, another book in the bundle. I asked Caitlin if she could go into detail on how she approaches writing trans characters in her books and I loved her response.

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Review: Double Take by J.K. Pendragon

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Always a sucker for an Egyptian themed anything, I knew i’d be into this book as soon as I saw the cover. The description had me intrigued, what with the “magical science” and the hints at a steamy fling with a “handsome graduate student”. Of course I hit that download button.

WARNING: This is a book featuring adult sexual themes of a vivid nature. Do not pass go if you cannot handle this.

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Book Review: Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Reviewed last year, Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) was a fast paced and highly enjoyable read about the undersea adventures of a group of young mermaids.

Deep Blue was good, but it turns out I enjoyed the sequel, Rogue Wave, even more.

Warning: This book review will spoil the plot of Deep Blue, so if you’ve not read that yet, please go check out my review.

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My Picks of the Winter 2015 Anime Season

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This is the place to start if you’re looking for suggestions on anime that is airing right now in Japan (get the jump on your friends with these must watch series).

The Winter 2015 anime season has already gotten off to a fantastic start, and here are the shows i’ll be following from the season.

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Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

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During a recent binge watch of BookTube videos, I came across one from JesseTheReader where he talked about a few of his anticipated winter 2015 releases. Inked was the first on the list, and the cover combined with the synopsis grabbed me straight away.

Thanks to Netgalley i’ve had the opportunity to read it early for an honest review.

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Book Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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You know how a book will sometimes scream out to be read for years, and you just never get to it? Even when it is from an author both critically acclaimed, and personally beloved? Coraline was one of those book for me… until now.

It was finally time to delve into the delightfully dark mind of Neil Gaiman once more.

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Anime Review: Orenchi no Furo Jijo (The Circumstances in My Homes Bathtub)

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Just a heads up that my latest anime review is live over on About.com and this time i’ve given Wakasa the very beautiful  merman the spotlight in Orenchi no Furo Jijo (The Circumstances in My Homes Bathtub.

This was a really fun series to spend time with, and at 4 minutes an episode it wastes no time. If you want to watch it, full episodes are available for free legal streaming on Crunchyroll.com.

Review: Jason (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K Hamilton

Jason Anita Blake

When originally released, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter established author Laurell K Hamilton as one of the original pioneers of the Paranormal Romance genre.

Now, 23 books later, the series has taken a swift turn towards more of the Romance, but is it any good?

[WARNING] This is an 18+ rated book featuring graphic descriptions of sex, and also includes some elements that may be triggering for those sensitive to such things. Consider yourself warned.

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Book Review: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

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Two of the hottest authors in YA right now, Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Coldest Girl in Cold Town) have teamed up on Magisterium, a hot new Middle Grade series.

The first book in the series is The Iron Trial, and so far I like what i’ve seen.

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