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text 2017-02-17 16:19
To pick up at the library on the way home....
Agent of Change - Sharon Lee,Steve Miller
The Conjoined: A Novel - Jen Sookfong Lee
Fire Touched - Patricia Briggs
Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man - David Fisher,William Shatner
Skinwalker - Faith Hunter
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 3 - Garth Nix,Stephen Baxter,Holly Black,Michael Swanwick,Joan Aiken,Holly Phillips,Kelly Link,Ian McDonald,John Kessel,Jonathan Strahan,Paul J. McAuley,Greg Egan,Maureen F. McHugh,Margo Lanagan,M. Rickert,Paolo Bacigalupi,Kij Johnson,Elizabeth Bear,Robert Re
Spider's Bite - Jennifer Estep
The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family - Emer O'Sullivan
Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils - Lydia V. Pyne

I will undoubtedly have plenty to read this weekend!  And it is a long weekend, Monday being Family Day here in Alberta.


Happy Friday everyone and enjoy the weekend.



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review 2017-01-24 09:39
M/M romance short in the Spider-Universe
Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin) - Jennifer Estep

This was unfortunately not good.

It was not entertaining, there was no suspense, and the main characters were largely uninteresting.


It shows imho that the author is not an M/M author.


Nice try, is the most polite thing I can say about it.


I stopped reading halfway through - not a good thing with such a short novella given the speed of my reading.

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review 2016-12-22 14:26
Review: Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep
Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin) - Jennifer Estep

Working for assassin and underworld crime boss Gin Blanco as her personal assistant leaves Silvio with very little personal time. While he loves his job, he’s finally decided to take some personal time to enjoy a coffee date. However, when some giants decide to interrupt his time off, Silvio must deal with painful memories from his past in order to save himself.


Nice Guys Bite is an entertaining short set in the amazing Elemental Assassin world. For the first time ever, readers are treated to a tale told from Silvio’s point-of-view. We learn a few personal secrets about this über-organized vampire, and while I’ve always respected Silvio, now he’s got my heart as well. His life while working for his previous boss wasn’t kind, and it’s a wonder how Silvio managed to come away without more emotional and mental damage.


The story is short, ending at about 75%, with the remainder an excerpt from the upcoming title. While I found the entire tale entertaining and light, I was disappointed with its predictability. I pretty much guessed the entire plot from the get go - which may be a sign that Ms. Estep has trained me well to look for clues and be as paranoid as Gin. Regardless, I still loved watching Silvio work his way out of his dire situation, and I truly enjoyed learning more about this awesome character.


Nice Guys Bite is an excellent treat for fans of the Elemental Assassin series, even with its predictable nature. I certainly enjoy anytime I get to spend with Gin and the gang at the Pork Pit.


My Rating:  B, Liked It


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review 2016-12-12 00:00
Nice Guys Bite
Nice Guys Bite - Jennifer Estep Nice Guys Bite - Jennifer Estep This was a somewhat interesting look at Silvio, Gin's assistant. This book picks up where [b:Unraveled|27406805|Unraveled (Elemental Assassin, #15)|Jennifer Estep|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1465732727s/27406805.jpg|47454315] leaves off, so it is important to read that book fairly close to reading this one. We learn a bit about him as a character, and learn some of what he has been through as well. We also get to see that he is not someone to be underestimated at all, and that he is exceedingly loyal to Gin. All in all, it was a nice look at a relatively newish character to the series!
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review 2016-11-30 00:00
Unraveled (Elemental Assassin)
Unraveled (Elemental Assassin) - Jennifer Estep When you get above 10 books in a series, one of two things can happen: the series begins to get stale and repetitive, or the author finds new ways to keep it fresh. Unfortunately, the Elemental Assassin series has become very repetitive for me.

Yet again, Gin goes on vacation and something bad happens. It felt like we were spinning our wheels, plot arc wise, when it came to this story. We didn't learn too much new information and in fact had more unanswered questions thrown at us. There just wasn't much substance to the story, but it did pass somewhat quickly. What I found redeeming about this story was the setting. I found it entertaining to envision the setting and what it would be like to wander around in this setting.

Thankfully, I picked this one up from the library, as I would have been disappointed if I had spent money for it.
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