Seanan McGuire, Ashes of Honor. DAW, 2012. Copy courtesy of DAW.
It’s a fun series, but HELL PEOPLE. I’m getting really really tired of “Irish” being shorthand for “sensitive to weird-ass made-up mythological shit.” (Also, I have never in my life heard of “Bess” being a nickname for Bridget. Really? ‘Cause I’ve always thought of Bess as a peculiarly English shorthand for Elizabeth.) Seriously. Any more of this “Irish” – ahem – bullshit is really going to ruin my generally happy feelings about this series.
Ilona Andrews, Magic Rises. Ace, 2013. ARC via Tor.com.
Review to appear on Tor.com. Perfectly cromulent series installment, no real surprises.
Roberta Gellis, The English Heiress, The Cornish Heiress and Siren Song. Ebooks.
Historic romance from an elder generation – although one would probably be more correct to call them romantic family sagas. Entertaining.
Ali Vali, The Devil Inside, The Devil Unleashed, and Deal With the Devil. Ebooks.
Lesbian mobsters. Yes, I will read almost anything.