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Fiction, Swords, Fantasy, Sorcery, Wuxia, Knight-Errant, Asian, Martial Arts, Novel, Epic

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Butterfly Swords…My Return to Romance

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With all my book reading and reviewing, I’m aghast to find I’d neglected to include the one book that got me back on the romance path. Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin is that book. This story made me forget that … Continue reading

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Libriomancer, the novel of my dreams

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I’ve always known about author Jim C. Hines but I’ve never read any of his books. Then I came across iO9’s review of his new book Libriomancer. The headline said it all “Hot damn, this book is pure geeky fun”and … Continue reading

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Hitman: Damnation, part deux

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In my continued pursuit of video game-turned-movie-turned-novels, I found the second installment of the Hitman novel series titled Hitman: Damnation written by Raymond Benson. This book is billed as the prequel to the new video game Hitman: Absolution. For those … Continue reading

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How to Love your Job or Find a New One

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As luck would have it, three weeks ago I came across a post on my twitter feed about a book called How to Love your Job or Find a New One by Joanna Penn. I froze, literally. Could this be … Continue reading

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Upcoming Book Release: STORMDANCER

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U.S. Cover Ok readers, don’t say I never gave you nuttin’. Get ready for the awesome Japan-esque Steampunkian (steampunk-meets-feudal Japan) goodness with the September 18th release of the long awaited novel STORMDANCER by new author Jay Kristoff (http://www.jaykristoff.com). Quickly, mark … Continue reading

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Shadows on the Moon

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Has it become so ingrained in me that whenever I see any book with an Asian setting I automatically conjure up images of fantastic sword-fighting? I’d like to think after three years and two Master’s degrees, I more than anyone … Continue reading

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Spirit’s Princess

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When I first saw the cover of this book I initially got very excited because I thought the story contained sword-fighting and martial arts. I didn’t stop long enough to take a closer look at what the girl clutched in … Continue reading

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The Legend of Snow Wolf: Reincarnation

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I fell in love with martial arts movies at a very early age not knowing the difference between kung fu and wuxia. You see, Bruce Lee movies was all I had at the time. Eventually Jackie Chan movies captured my … Continue reading

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Stories from the East

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Every now and then I come across a novel that stops me in my tracks irregardless of whether it’s from a new or established author. Lately, I find myself almost at a standstill. I’ve found in recent months a growing … Continue reading

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Duty & Desire

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Photo courtesy of http://www.anjugattani.com My fling with romance novels continues with this gorgeous find, the December 2011 release of Anju Gattani’s debut novel DUTY & DESIRE, heralding the author’s arrival into the world of women’s fiction, with strong overtones of … Continue reading