Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel



The expectations of a book can influence your enjoyment. If I had seen the small print at the top of the cover (one of the problems with ebooks over print books) labeling it as dark seduction, I would have known what to expect. Much of this collection feels more like romance novels, having sex as the main point with a little story wrapped around it. Which I might have enjoyed if I had expected it. I am not against sex in books at all, I just want it to feel like a part of the story (eg: the Argeneau vampire series). I also have a feeling that I’d enjoy this anthology more if I were familiar with the series these stories are tied to. As it is, I really only liked one of the stories.
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Pet Shop Boys: A Short Story

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This short story was written as a possibility for an anthology and is included in the collection Into the Woods. Kim Harrison states in the introduction that she wanted to move as far away from the vampires in The Hollows series as she could.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Case of Tiffany’s Epiphany


Richard Sherlock is a detective, formerly of the Chicago PD, now as an investigator for an insurance company, and he has a lot on his plate. He’s juggling joint custody of his two daughters with an ex-wife who refuses to communicate except by notes, coaching his daughter’s basketball team Read the rest of this entry »

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I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats


Several years ago my computer died painfully in a run in with trojans and a nasty worm, taking all of my bookmarks with it and scattering them to the four winds. Since my memory is like Swiss cheese most of my favorite sites didn’t make it to the new computer. One of those was a blog I followed written by Francesco Marciuliano and his then wife. It was funny and irreverent, as was his comic strip, Medium Large. And I remember being amazed that this was the same person that wrote for the comic strip Sally ForthRead the rest of this entry »

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Immortal: Love Stories with Bite

Immortal Love Stories With Bite

Eight shorts delving into different kinds of love. Some that are definitely not what you expect, and they’re all worth the read. Read the rest of this entry »

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Love is Hell


I think this is the last in the “hell” series that I’ll have for a while. I’m not sure if there are more out there that I haven’t read or not. Here we have five supernatural stories of young love. Read the rest of this entry »

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