Review: Snowdrift and Other Stories

cover-snowdriftTitle: Snowdrift and Other Stories
Author: Georgette Heyer
Series: – –
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Short story collection
Available: Now

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Previously titled Pistols for Two, this edition includes three recently discovered short stories. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.

Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn. All the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has so triumphantly made her own are exquisitely revived in these wonderfully romantic stories of the Regency period.


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Review: Zombies in the East End

cover-zombies-in-the-east-endTitle: Zombies in the East End
Author: Roxanne Dent
Series: – –
Genre: Steampunk
Length: Short story
Available: 18th Jan

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Billie’s robotic hand is a constant reminder never to be cocky and never to trust. Nowadays, she spends her time as a bouncer at a local pub, keeping violence to a minimum. When a man staggers in and makes a meal out of one of the women, Billie is forced to kill him—and realizes he was already dead.

When she goes to visit Callie, the woman she secretly loves, she learns the strange incident at the pub isn’t the first: Callie’s hospital for prostitutes is overrun with the walking dead, and they’re thrown headlong into a fight for survival—and a whole new lesson about what’s really important.


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Review: Carousel

cover-carouselTitle: Carousel
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne and Griffin #3.5
Genre: M/M Historical Paranormal
Length: Short story
Available: Now

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Note: “Carousel” first appeared in the anthology Another Place in Time. It takes place between the events of Stormhaven and Necropolis.

When a child goes missing in Widdershins, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty fears sinister forces are at work in the town. Together, he and his lover Percival Endicott Whyborne must track down the child and put an end to a murderous plot, before any more young souls are lost.


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Review: Eidolon

cover-eidolonTitle: Eidolon
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: Whyborne and Griffin #1.5
Genre: M/M Historical Fantasy
Length: Short story
Available: Now

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Griffin Flaherty wants nothing more than to create a perfect Valentine’s Day for his lover, Dr. Percival Endicott Whyborne. Dinner at a fancy restaurant, an evening at the theater, and a romantic interlude at home should do the trick.

But a new client with an urgent case puts Griffin’s plans in jeopardy. A magic talisman has been stolen, and if it isn’t returned by sundown, it may unleash disaster not only on the thief but the innocents around him.

Can Whyborne and Griffin track down the thief and return the amulet by nightfall, or will dinner reservations become the least of their worries?


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Review: The Cyborg He Brought Home

cover-the-cyborg-he-brought-homeTitle: The Cyborg He Brought Home
Author: A.M. Hawke
Series: – –
Genre: LGBT Sci-Fi Romance
Length: Short Story
Available: 26th Oct

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Jake is bored of life in Greentree, a settlement of wizards who eschew technology and channel their magic through tattoos. Then a visitor arrives: Cory, a cyborg with coppery hair and metallic hands. Jake is fascinated by Cory’s metal parts, curious what it would feel like to touch them. But the others in Greentree aren’t so sure about a visitor they consider unnatural…


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Review: Drag Prince Charming

cover-drag prince charmingTitle: Drag Prince Charming
Author: B. A. Huntley
Series: Peacock Collection
Genre: F/F Romance
Length: Short story
Available: Now

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When 33 year old Katharyn reluctantly returns home to recover from an illness, she is forced to attend several elaborate parties with eligible gentlemen she has zero interest in. All to make her stubborn, pushy mother happy.

One night, she meets the beautiful seamstress and drag king Renata. In order to fool Katharyn’s mother until Katharyn moves back out, Renata dons male apparel while taking her out on the town.

But the deception can’t last forever, and once she’s well again Katharyn will not just move out, but return to a life of traveling, meaning she’ll be leaving Renata behind her one way or another…


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Review: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green

cover-faerie godmother's apprenticeTitle: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green
Author: Nicky Kyle
Series: Solitary Travelers
Genre: Fantasy (Aromantic)
Length: Short story
Available: Now

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The village of Styesville has a dragon problem, and is in sore need of a knight in shining armor to solve it for them. Instead, they get a strange traveler in a ragged cloak they barely even notice at first. Worse still, it soon becomes clear the problem setting fire to their village isn’t as simple as a dragon…


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