Black Blade Blues, by J.A. Pitts (Tor, 2010)

For Sarah Beauhall, life’s about to get very, very complicated. A blacksmith by trade, she live from paycheck to paycheck, making horseshoes for local farmers and replica weapons for convention-goers and the local Society for Creative Anachronism. By night, she … Continue reading

Red Hood's Revenge, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2010)

They are the secret protectors of the kingdom of Lorindar. Snow White, the sultry mistress of mirror magic. Danielle, wielder of a powerful glass sword, once known as Cinderella. Talia, whose fairy gifts make her a powerful warrior, but whose … Continue reading

Master of None, by Sonya Bateman (Pocket, 2010)

Gavyn Donatti is a thief whose luck has run out, repeatedly. He may have a knack for escaping situations unscathed, but he’s left behind a strong of burned partners and angry ex-employers. His most recent gig – to steal a … Continue reading

Speak of the Devil, by Jenna Black (Dell, 2009)

Here’s the scoop: exorcist Morgan Kingsley is being sued by a father who blames her for an exorcism that left his son brain-dead. Her license has been suspended, she’s been living out of a suitcase ever since her home was … Continue reading

Soulless, by Gail Carriger (Orbit, 2009)

Miss Alexia Tarabotti is not your average young lady. At twenty-six and unmarried, her chances of finding a prospective husband are almost nil. Worse still, she’s half-Italian and her coloring quite definitely takes after that side of the family. Olive … Continue reading

A Flash of Hex, by Jes Battis (Ace, 2009)

Life is never dull for Tess Corday, part of Vancouver’s Occult Special Investigation team. She and her partner Derrick have just been called in to investigate a ritual slaying, a horrible crime that defies nature through the use of blood … Continue reading

The Mermaid's Madness, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there were three very special princesses. Each one inspired a fairy tale, and in each case, the facts were either exaggerated or outright fabricated. Even so, there remains an element of truth to Sleeping Beauty, Snow … Continue reading

The Stepsister Scheme, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Cinderella. Some stuff happened involving an evil stepmother, some nasty stepsisters, a glass slipper, and a prince. Cinderella and her prince fell in love, were married, and lived happily ever … Continue reading

Warrior Wisewoman, by Roby James (Norilana Books, 2008)

Meant in part as a science fiction companion to the long-running (and recently-resurrected) fantasy anthology series Sword and Sorceress, Warrior Wisewoman is . . . well, a complex creature, if one reads the note of explanation in the back. There, … Continue reading

The Devil You Know, by Jenna Black (Dell Spectra, 2008)

Freelance exorcist Morgan Kingsley has demon problems like she never expected. To her immense annoyance, she’s the unwitting host for Lugh, exiled king of the demons, who’s using her as a refuge while a power struggle in the Demon Realms … Continue reading