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Dismay when a scientist turns psychic -Runaway Fate by Elizabeth Hunter

E J says… Hunter's basic premise is that faced with a near death situation, dormant psychic abilities manifest--even in a person's forties. Yes, this is another Paranormal Woman’s Fiction book. What’s fun about this book is the main character is a scientist, a professor at a university. So, how she comes to terms with her …

I Thought a Stirling Engine was Cool in My Scifi Story – Here’s One for Your Desktop

Kate says... Just place on a mug of hot water and give it a spin and you're up and running; as long as there's enough temperature difference, it will keep running. GREAT CONVERSATION PIECE on your desk.Amazon gift idea In my dystopian trilogy about a cult colonizing Titan, I gave the settlers furnaces that drove …

Nazis Make the Best Villains, But are the Chinese Far Behind? The Enigma Cube by Douglas E Richards

scifi book cover The Enigma Cube

Kate says... Looking for adventure with bad guys as chatty as Bond villains, good guys who banter on their way to certain doom, and Indiana Jones style Nazis, all circling an inexplicable alien technology? Here ya go. The story alternates between its WWII and modern eras. The alien Enigma Cube brings them together. This book …

Big, black dogs can be witches’ familiars too -Crossing Over Easy By Nova Nelson

EJ says... This is a fun, humor-filled paranormal cozy mystery about a top chef who dies and ends up in a magical town filled with all kinds of magical folk. When the local diner owner is killed, she must clear her name and that of the person who was kind to her when she arrived. …

Good but just stops -Frey by Melissa Wright

E J says... Frey has had her magic and memory bound by an elven council. Throughout the book, the reader gets a good idea how confusing life is to Frey. The book spends the whole time pursuing the mystery of who she is and just what happened in the past. A chance encounter with a …

Magical potions that have an Alice in Wonderland feel -Gypsy Magic by H.P. Mallory and J.R. Rain

E J says… Poppy Morton moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Oregon to escape from the overpopulation of witches that don’t like potion-making gypsies in their territory. Her ten-year-old son wants to leave because they had to fight a poltergeist in their home. She promises him no more ghosts. Soon there are …

Weirdly Dystopian Earth Makes Starving Mars Seem Like the Better World – Saving Mars by Cidney Swanson

Kate says... A young Marsian pilot struggling to meet everyone's expectations is the heroine, but bizarre re-bodying is this story's unique twist. You've read about consciousness transfer before, but not like on this dystopian Earth. Most stories about a colony on Mars include wonderful technologies that produce the settlers' food. But real-life Mars has poisonous …

Heart-Pounding Action -Battle Mage by Peter Flannery

E J says... The story follows the path of a sick, young man who is haunted by memories of his father. His prospects improve after he shows he can calm fears in the face of a demon attack. The queen’s emissary chooses him to go to battle mage school. The coolest part of becoming a …

Sometimes magic gets curiouser and curiouser -Silver Spells by Kate Moseman

E J says… The main character is fired from the job she has held her entire adult life with no explanation given. What is she to do at 45 years old with a daughter to put through college? Suddenly, she has magic. And equally precipitously, so do her two best friends. The story is a …

Readings for Election anxieties -Make Mine Magic by Shanna Swendson and Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case by Kristen Painter

E J says… When the worries of the world seem too hard to bear, escape by curling up with light-hearted paranormal stories where nothing is real and you really don't have to take anything seriously. Especially in an audio edition, you can sit back and let the words flow over and through you. Kristen Painter …