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Review: Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I love a great vampire book when it has a good dose of darkness to it, a feel of danger that overwhelms the romanticism. Certain Dark Things is far from the darkest vampire story I’ve read, but it still has a great balance and in addition, it also has a very interesting setting. The story takes place in Mexico City,...

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for January 10, 2017

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share! FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION  ...

Stacking the Shelves – January 7, 2017

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! Wow! I haven’t done a Stacking the Shelves post in 2 months! I was scared that this post would have an overwhelming amount of books, but I’ve done a decent job at limiting my requests...

Friday Firsts – Stranded by Bracken MacLeod

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...

Excerpt and Giveaway: Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Today, I am happy to be a part of the blog tour for Amanda Hocking’s Freeks. I read her Trylle trilogy years ago and enjoyed it, and this new standalone sounds like a lot of fun! Curious? We have an Excerpt from Chapter 1, and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!   About the Book Step into into a wondrously...

Review: Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Den of Wolves was a wonderful conclusion to the Blackthorn and Grim trilogy. If you read the first two, you can expect more of Marillier’s fluid prose, that quickly brings emotional connections to characters in a way that just feels simple and natural. The style of her writing just flows, and I honestly can’t pinpoint how it works so much...

Review: The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

The Burning Isle is a book that captivated me from the very beginning. It’s fun, fast paced and I immediately felt connected to the protagonist, Cassius. I  found myself both rooting for him and also growing more curious about him with each page. The story is told from his POV, and has a series of interspersed flash back chapters that...

Review: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox

I have to confess, I have never watched the TV show The Librarians that this book is based on. Because of that it really wasn’t on my radar, mostly for fear that I would be at a disadvantage from not knowing anything about the show. But when I received a review copy of the book, I had to admit it...

Friday Firsts – Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current...