Title-Bad Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad
Authors-Edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Lee Hillman, Jeff Lyman
Bad Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad is the second volume in the Bad Ass Faeries series. Another wonderful collection of stories about Faeries the way they were meant to be, just plain bad. There are twenty stories in this collection ranging from rebels and rogues to enforcers and other shadowy beings. I enjoyed my second walk on the wild side. The stories that stood out for me were Bottle Caps and Cigarette Butts by Bernie Mojzes (I’d enjoy seeing more of his work) and Elaine Corvidae’s A Clear Cut Case.
One thing I have to say I didn’t care for in this volume was the artwork. I don’t mean to be snarky but it did kind of turn me off openeing the book. And the artwork inside wasn’t up to the standard of the first book. Aside from those two minor things I loved the peek into the real world of Faeries who would have Tinkerbell for lunch.
I’m giving this anthology 4 Lyres for the stellar stories. With better art I’d have given it a 5. I definitely recommend it for the stories and I’m looking forward to more. Soon. No pressure or anything, just saying.
itle-Eleven Hour Fall
Rating- 2 LYRES
Kate Borrowdale is a terrain scout in love with Jason Remington. And that’s really all we know about her besides the fact that she’s the most qualified, the fittest, and the most competitive of the group.
Jason Remington is Kate’s fellow terrain scout. He’s married and spends the first half of the book unconscious. Which is the best thing I can say about him.
This story is supposed to be about survival and love but I just found it tedious and the characters annoying. I read a lot of science fiction and a lot of romance, including books which combine the two. This book just did nothing for me.
Title-Edge of Sanity Book 4
Rating- 4 Lyres
Detective Jake Gilford doesn’t believe in ghosts so he’s skeptical when Joss Wheeler informs him she believes her house to be haunted. This is a great little story and it managed to pull me in despite the fact I had not read the previous chapters. I’m not real sure what the overall plot is coming into it cold like I did but I’m sensing more than just a haunted house here. I like the way the characters interact and I can’t wait for more.
I recommend this book (and going back to get the first 3 chapters as well) if you like fun contemporary paranormal stories with some spice to them. I will be getting the others in the series so I can find out what happens next.