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review 2017-12-15 10:00
Release Day Review! Vampires in America: The Vignettes, Vol. 2 (Vampires in America) by D.B. Reynolds
Vampires in America: The Vignettes Vol. 2 - D.B. Reynolds



These are the stories in between the books, the slices of life that happen as the vampires of North America defend their lives, uncover secrets, and sometimes, simply take a moment to romance the women they love.

As always, be forewarned, there is sex in these stories. But Reynolds’s readers wouldn’t have it any other way!



As with The Vignettes, Volume 1, Volume 2 gives readers a delightful, fun and super steamy look into all the fantastic characters of the Vampires in America series that readers just can’t get enough of, or at least I sure can’t.


The individual shorts may be really short scenes but they pack on heck of a punch in the romance and passion department for each of the couples, they are hot and steamy as well as sweet and provide a lot of insight to our characters personalities and what goes in their lives.


And in this volume, D.B. Reynolds provides some extras that she previously published with various blogs such as interviews which made me happy as I missed them before.


As stated above, I can’t get enough of this series and the sexy vampires that inhabit this brilliant world, so I love the extras that the author provides but of course I prefer the full stories so I am waiting impatiently for Quinn to make his appearance and to find out what happens in Ireland.




VIA: The Vignettes Vol. 2 is part of the Vampires in America Series!


Quinn VIA # 12 is coming soon!


VIA: The Vignettes is available in ebook at:

Amazon   Kobo   iBooks   GPlay


D.B. Reynolds can be found at:

Website   Goodreads   Facebook   Twitter 



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review 2017-11-26 22:15
Slow Bullets (Alastair Reynolds)
Slow Bullets - Alastair Reynolds

Synopsis: Scur is a conscripted soldier at the end of a long war involving many
worlds when she is captured and tortured by a war criminal. As she is left for
dead she is rescued and for unknown reasons and put aboard a prison ship in stasis.
But things don't go as planned and Scur wakes up aboard a dying ship, with other prisoners and crew waking up at the same time, all of them confused.

Review: I was disappointed with this book. I really wanted it to be more than it
was. I liked the title; I even had a whole theory about what the plot of the
book would be before I had read it, based on that title alone. Sadly I was

Whats wrong with the book? Its only 190 pages, in paperback, and that is not
long. It would have greatly benefited from a greater exposition of details,
characters, and plot. I would have liked to see the characters rebuild their
society, or forge something great, but all the story really gives is the vaguest
gloss over this. It feels like Reynolds wrote it in a couple of weeks, just to
get something to a publisher. It is supremely mediocre, but it could have been so
much better with a bit more time and attention.

The story is entirely told from a first person narrative, and is quite linear in
its approach. The end was a little to idealistic for my taste as well. The one
thing I really liked was the concept of the Slow Bullets, a repository of personal data and memory. I wish that the book had taken the time to give a more thorough explanation of the concept.

2 and a half stars. Next up is What the Dickens by Gregory Maguire. This one has been waiting on my shelf for a long time, and I'm trying to get to some of those books.

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review 2017-11-17 15:20
Long Way Down
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

I enjoy reading novels written in prose. I feel that the novels take on a deeper, more emotional quality to them. I loved the way that the author spaced out his words, how he placed his punctuation, and how he grouped his text. Whether one page held ten words or thirty, the intensity and the significance of those words was the same, each word had value. From the beginning pages, I was captivated by the story of Will and his brother Shawn.

After the shots rang out, Shawn was dead. Reading the text, I could see Shawn’s girlfriend, bent over Shawn’s body, her earsplitting screams piercing the air. Will cannot comprehend the scene that is before him, that is his brother lying on the ground, a stain spreading around his limp body. His mother becomes numb when the news reaches her ears, this was not supposed to happen. The world has come to a stop.

Will knows immediately what he must do, what you had to do when you come face-to-face with this type of situation, Will has to follow the rules. The rules, how they came about is not important, what is important is that they are followed. As Will begins his retaliation, his ride down the elevator to the world outside becomes quite a long journey. A long eye-opening journey which allows Will to see the world for what it is, to see the consequences of decisions that have been made and to decide where the future is headed.

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review 2017-11-09 00:00
The Death of Dulgath
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4,5 stars

I liked it a tiny bit less than the second book, but still, it is a great fantasy that I can't recommend highly enough! These two guys are just the best.

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text 2017-11-05 20:51
16 Festive Tasks - Square 9 - Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds

I didn't actually realize Long Way Down was poetry until after I had checked it out. I'm not typically one for poetry, but I liked a book by the author and got this one because of that. I listened to the audiobook version, which was read by the author himself. I'm very glad I did that because it let the author share the work exactly as he meant it. I find poetry works best for me when I listen to it, rather than read it.




Book themes for Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night: Read a book of poetry, or a book where the events all take place during the course of one night, or where the cover is a night-time scene.


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