“Redder Than Blood” by Tanith Lee

Redder Than Blood is an anthology of short stories by Tanith Lee. The stories in the collection are interpretations and variations of familiar fairy tales. They have a grimdark tone that’s reminiscent of the originals, but they take some of the subtext and make it the actual text. These stories have the dark and sensual atmosphereRead more

“Winterwood” by Jacey Bedford

Winterwood by Jacey Bedford is the first book in the Rowankind series. It features a strong female protagonist, angry fae, and pirates, which are an excellent combination. Although it’s the first book in the Rowankind series, Winterwood is self-contained and forms a complete story arc. Book 2, Silverwolf, is scheduled for release in January. Rossalinde (or Ross)Read more

“Sabella, or The Bloodstone: A Science Fiction Vampire Novel” by Tanith Lee

Sabella is a science fiction vampire novel written by Tanith Lee.  Sabella is your stereotypical vampire: she drinks blood, is sensitive to sunlight, and is beautiful and seductive.  Much like Anne Rice’s vampires, Sabella struggles with regret because she is a predator by nature.  She doesn’t want to kill people, but finds it difficult to stopRead more

“Dreamwalker” by C. S. Friedman

I was so blown away by C.S. Friedman’s Magister Trilogy that when I heard she was trying her hand at a young adult series, I couldn’t help but get excited.  I love her writing so much, and I like the way that she considers the realistic consequences of her characters’ actions. Dreamwalker is the storyRead more