“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

“The House of the Four Winds” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

  Mercedes Lackey’s newest novel, The House of the Four Winds, is about a cross-dressing princess who has adventures on the high seas. Clarice is one of twelve princesses in the kingdom of Swansgaard.  Swansgaard is a tiny country in an alternate Europe that doesn’t have much money.  There certainly isn’t enough for twelve royalRead more

“The Automaton’s Treasure” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  I absolutely adored The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish, so when I saw that Cassandra Rose Clarke had written a couple short stories set in the same world, I couldn’t resist. The Automaton’s Treasure is a glimpse into the backstory of Marjani, one of the minor characters in the series.  Marjani was aRead more

“The Pirate’s Wish” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  The Pirate’s Wish is the sequel to Cassandra Rose Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse.  Naji is an assassin, and he’s under a curse to protect the pirate Ananna because she accidentally saved his life while he was trying to kill her.  He feels pain any time that she’s in danger, which is pretty much allRead more

“The Assassin’s Curse” by Cassandra Rose Clarke

  There are three ways of bettering yourself in the Pirates’ Confederation, Mama told me once: murder, mutiny, and marriage. Ananna of the Tanarau grew up on a pirate ship.  She’s about to be married off to a member of the Hariri clan, a rival pirate family, but she doesn’t like her fiance and runsRead more

“The Farthest Shore” by Marian Perera

  The Farthest Shore by Marian Perera is the latest in the Eden series, a set of standalone romance novels set in a fantasy world on the brink of its Industrial Revolution.  Captain Alyster Juell is on his first command, and he’s been assigned to compete in an international boat race with a new typeRead more

“The Wake of the Bloody Angel” by Alex Bledsoe (giveaway included)

  Avast, ye landlubbers!  In case you didn’t get enough pirate fun yesterday during International Talk Like a Pirate Day, today is my stop on the blog tour of Alex Bledsoe’s “The Wake of the Bloody Angel.”  The tour is hosted by TLC Book Tours, and I received a copy of the book in exchangeRead more

“Red Seas Under Red Skies” by Scott Lynch

  “Red Seas Under Red Skies” is the sequel to The Lies of Locke Lamora and is the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series.  Even though it’s the second book in the series, it has its own story arc.  While it would have been helpful to read LoLL first, I don’t think that itRead more

Red Seas Under Red Skies Readalong, Part V

First of all, a general housekeeping note… I’m out of town this weekend and posting this using WordPress’ nifty scheduler.  I won’t be back to respond to comments and visit blogs until late Monday and won’t be able to see or respond to anyone until then.  In fact, I’m going so far into the middleRead more