“Little Red Riding Crop” by Tiffany Reisz

Nora Sutherlin is a world-famous dominatrix who works for the dead sexy Kingsley Edge.  She’s been working pretty much non-stop, and is in desperate need of a vacation.  Kingsley promises to give her two weeks off to go to Europe, but first, she has to visit a rival BDSM club called The Black Forest that’sRead more

“The Changeling Sea” by Patricia McKillip

I picked up a tattered paperback of The Changeling Sea at a used book sale in part because I love McKillip’s ethereal writing style, and in part because of the gorgeous Michael Whelan cover.  Like most of McKillip’s work, The Changeling Sea reads like a fairy tale or a bedtime story; it’s short, enchanting, and filled with wonder. PeriRead more

“Six-Gun Snow White” by Catherynne Valente

Six-Gun Snow White combines the mythos of the Wild West with the familiar story of Snow White, crafting a poignant story of what it’s like to be an outsider.  The story begins when Mr. H., a silver baron, coerces a Native American woman named Gun Who Sings to be his wife.  Gun Who Sings doesn’tRead more

“Summer and Bird” by Katherine Catmull

Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull is the story of two little girls who discover the magic in their world.  Their mother is secretly the queen of the birds, and their father is an ornithologist.  Before they were born, the mother’s swan form was locked away, and she has been living as a human everRead more

Once Upon a Time VI

“There was one small boy who saw them pass, his nose pressed to the window glass as four, ten, twenty coyotes drifted through suburban yards, headed for some wilder place where the child longed to follow.  Later his mother would tell him it was only a dream, and he would believe her.”  ~Terri Windling, “TheRead more

“Medicine Road” by Charles de Lint

  Medicine Road is a desert fairy tale, and is my last book for the Once Upon a Time V challenge.  If you enjoyed my reviews for the challenge, be sure to check out the other great bloggers who contributed similarly themed posts. In this novel, Coyote Woman encounters a red dog pursuing a jackalope.Read more

Once Upon a Time Challenge V

I’m relatively new to the book blog scene, but was introduced by Caroline from Beauty is a Sleeping Cat to the Once Upon a Time Challenge V.  I haven’t participated in any blogging challenges/events yet, but this looked interesting.  The event runs until June 20, and is features several different quests involving reading and reviewingRead more