Rec a Series: The Edge

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. This month’s spotlight is on a lesser known series by one of my favorite urban fantasy authors. Best known for their kick-ass heroine Kate Daniels, the husband/wife team of Ilona Andrews also created a world of multiple dimensions. The Broken—a world without magic but with things like cell phones and Walmart. Our world. The real world? Then there’s the Weird where magic runs high. Bluebloods rule, changelings are shut away as children and trained to be an elite but expendable fighting force, and the air force consists of griffins. But the most fascinating stories? Those dwell in the Edge. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Edge”

Rec a Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. I’m a sucker for stories that meddle with history. I’m really a sucker for those that play around with mythology. When I stumbled across one that not only plays with one myth but with every single one imaginable, I knew I’d found a favorite. Having a hilariously pervy hound doesn’t hurt, either. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles”

Rec a Series: The Owen Archer Mysteries

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. Here’s a genre I haven’t recommended yet: Mystery! And not just any mystery series. Nope, this one is set in England during the 14th century, during the Hundred Year’s War and just after the ravages of the Black Death. The lead detective is a Welshman, Owen Archer, so named for his skill with the bow during the war. An injury costing him his eye sends him back to England to learn a new role: spymaster for the Archbishop of York. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Owen Archer Mysteries”

Rec a Series: London Steampunk

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. I’ve bounced around quite a bit on these series—romance, fantasy, paranormal—and this one is no different. We’re diving into romantic speculative fiction of an historical nature. Steampunk! Airships, automatons, Victorian fashions, vampires, werewolves…wait…what? This time, I’m rec’ing the London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster. Continue reading “Rec a Series: London Steampunk”

Rec a Series: The Codex Alera

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. Last month, I recommended a newer urban fantasy/paranormal romance series set in an alternate dimension. This month, while wandering around AnomalyCon and with Emerald City ComicCon looming on the horizon, I’ll stick with pure fantasy. Let’s talk about the bet that became a best-selling series. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Codex Alera”

Rec a Series: The Blud Series

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. They aren’t reviews but a celebration of the things I like and hope others will like in return.

Rec a Series is a monthly post highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. I like alternating between newer and older series, so for March I’ll go with the sexy, dangerous, and cunning bludmen of Delilah Dawson’s world of Sang. There’s no doubt that Criminy Stain is the star of the Blud series, even when he’s not in the books (okay, that may just be me, but…mmmm, Criminy), but the others are almost as interesting. Not quite, but almost. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Blud Series”

Rec a Series: The Vampire Files

Monthly series recommendations from my favorite reads.

Back before there was a sub-genre called “urban fantasy,” I fell in love with a 30s-era vampire named Jack Fleming. He was a suave investigative journalist who had the misfortune of running afoul of the mob. He came back from a hit and pairs up with a private investigator to discover the whos and the whys of his own murder. Continue reading “Rec a Series: The Vampire Files”

Rec a Series – The Elemental Mysteries

Monthly series recommendations from my favorite reads.

Rec a Series will be a monthly post, each highlighting one of my favorite series, past or present. They aren’t reviews, per se, as I’ll only cover those series I’m nutty about or would recommend without reservation. I’ll try to include links to ALL THE THINGS to current series, but if I forget it’s a good bet that Amazon carries the books since I (now) exclusively read e-books. Older series may not cooperate—they could be out of print, not have digital formats available, etc. I guess we’ll see when we get there. Continue reading “Rec a Series – The Elemental Mysteries”