Anniversary of Acclaimed Scifi Movie and Here's the Short Story that Birthed It

Kate says... "One of the most complex and visually interesting science-fiction movies." Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Total Recall by reading the 50-year-old short story it's based on. Robo taxis greet you as "sir or madam, as the case may be," there're assassins on Mars, and mind-manipulation we can only dream of (in our nightmares.) …

Martinis with The Devil By A. A. Chamberlynn

E J says… Zyan Star was turned 200 years ago into an immortal soul thief in Ireland. These days she lives in a large city in the modern world where supernatural beings have come out into the open, causing political problems. The frictions are getting so bad that heaven’s own representative on earth has to …

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

E J says… This book is a book sure to be liked by those interested in archaic  geo-political affairs with particular reference to monarchies. The mythical, historic setting features six duchies united under one king plagued by vicious sea raiders. The story is told through the eyes of the bastard son of the crown prince. …

From the swamps of Louisiana -Hell’s Belle by Marie Castle

E J says... What will they they think of next? The protagonist is half demon and half witch. How does that work? She can use fire as well as cast spells. And the story is dark, hellishly so. But what distinguishes this book is the Southern setting and the distinctly Southern culture. The demons in …

Time Travel Scrambles Your Brain But Not Your Heart – Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

Kate says... Time travel is endlessly fascinating, and since it's impossible (except for the usual sort of moving forward we all do each day) every story gets to make up its own rules. Here, it scrambles your brain, sucks away your memories, and gives you terrible headaches - unless you have futuristic meds. But Kin …

Damned if I do by Erin Hayes

E J says… Dark. Dark, Dark. The main character is the official vampire hunter. Not of the well-behaved blood suckers. No, the ones that are killing humans. One has already killed her sister. Now, there are only two vampire hunters left, and one is her three-year old niece. It's an inherited position. The main character …

Be wary of big dogs you find in alleys -Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy

E J says… Marty Andrews is a make-up rep selling door to door. She is doing well. Through a mishap involving her pint-sized poodle, a werewolf bites her, turning her into a werewolf. She takes a while to believe it, but when she grows a bit of a tail, well, she has to face the …

When demons are after you -Reaper Academy by Jasmine Walt and Emily Goodwin

E J says… Addison Blake doesn’t fit in. She sees and talks to ghosts. On her way home from school, a demon attacks her ghost best friend. (Yeah, that’s so sad when your best friend is a ghost.) A young fellow with a sword pops into reality. He misses the demon’s head and the demon …

When the scariest guy on the planet sets his sights on you -Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

E J says… Blackmailed into stealing a penny from Dragos, a truly powerful, wealthy, and ancient dragon, the main character has to go on the run. But she can’t run fast enough or hide from him. In his human form, he is an impressive seven feet tall, rippling with muscles—scary fierce. Of course, the dragon …