Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Spriitglass Charade by Colleen Gleason

Stoker and Holmes are working together again and things are moving right along.  A young lady is becoming involved in the séance scene, trying to communicate with her dead mother to help her find her brother.  What seems at first a simple solution of course has to become much more involved.

Mina and Evaline's characters become richer in this second adventure, and much more likeable.  The twist on two famous families from literature is very interesting and I eagerly await the next installment,

The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton

Anita Blake Vampire Hunter is not hunting vampires, they all seem to be wanting to have her as a consort for the power that she gives to her relationships.  One emergency after another with weres, vampires, and assorted bad guys running all around. 

Her relationship with Richard is bad, then good, then seemingly over. Jean Claude still makes her flutter and the collection of weres expands.

I keep giving this series a try as the first few books I really liked but the sex theme is getting old.

No True Way -Mercedes Lackey

A collection of short stories set in Valdemar by a variety of authors.  The final installment is penned by Mercedes Lackey.

Several stories have a link to weaving but the theme of poor, put upon main character becomes tiring after three short stories.  There are a couple of bright spots but overall lacks the depth of previous collections.

On the plus side short stories are nice because it gives that little touch of magic that can brighten the day.