Muffy Morrigan

Born in California, Muffy Morrigan began her writing career at the age of six, when after completing her first hand written novel she attempted to sell it to the neighbors for the lofty price of ten cents.

After myriad careers, including archaeological consultant, teacher, herbalist, shop keeper, news editor, reporter and columnist, she has settled in to her first love and passion--writing. She currently lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.

THE SPIRIT GLASS By Justin Heimberg [Review]

The Spirit Glass

  Sometimes it feels like book companies are trying anything these days to get people to go out and buy an actual paper copy of a book. With the vast numbers of ebooks available, I suspect this will become more and more true. Although the one place that I never though you would need a gimmick to get someone to buy a paper copy of […]

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RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE: PARANORMAL EROTIC ROMANCE Edited By Mitzi Szereto [Review]

Red Velvet and Absinthe

  I have mixed feelings about anthologies and short stories. On the one hand, short stories are handy, I can settle in and read one on the go or before bed without wondering what’s coming next. On the other hand, they are often an uneven mixed bag of writing that leaves me unfulfilled with both content and style. RED VELVET AND ABSINTHE edited by Mitzi […]

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GHOSTS OF ROCKVILLE: SEARCH FOR THE DOMINION GLASS By Justine Heimberg [Review]

Ghosts of Rockville

Books focused on the paranormal are nothing new. In fact, ghost stories are probably one of the oldest subjects of storytellers, reaching back deep into the antiquity of humankind itself. Today, it remains one of the most popular genre’s out there and it comes in all flavors: romance, thriller and by far the most popular—young adult. Of course, young adult covers all the others as […]

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BEDBUGS by Ben H. Winters [Review]

Bedbugs

When is reality real, when are you insane? It’s the central question of many a psychological thriller, paranormal thriller and occasional romance. It’s also one of those questions I love in a book. Is the character nuts? Is what they are experiencing a figment of their imagination or is it tangible? This is a major part of Ben H. Winters’ latest novel BEDBUGS. Susan and […]

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LIFE ETERNAL By Aaron J. Booth [Review]

Life Eternal

 Before this review gets started, I have a confession. I am not a fan of vampire novels. Well, let me rephrase that—I am not a fan of the current crop of doe-eyed, angsty poetry reading vampires who stalk teenagers and end up in relationships that, in all honesty, are right on the edge of epic pedophilia (really, think about their relative ages people!) Now, that […]

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THE MAGICIAN KING By Lev Grossman [Review]

The Magician King

 Sequels, everyone has them, and I love them. Sequels mean a series, sequels mean a chance to dive into characters I have met, really get to know them, and live their lives with them. Sometimes it means even watching them grow old and die—although I am not really happy when a beloved character dies. Still, I love sequels, even if the first book of the […]

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THE MAGICIANS By Lev Grossman

The Magicians

 I am not sure if I am getting old and cynical, or if I am starry-eyed and innocent. The last few books I read have rubbed me the wrong way at some point. To be honest, most books do. In fact, I would be rather disappointed if, at some point, I didn’t get annoyed, or even down-right angry at the hero. That “What are you […]

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STORIES FOR THE NIGHTTIME AND SOME FOR THE DAY By Ben Loory

Stories for the Nightimes and Some for the Day

 I am one of those readers who really waffles on short stories. They are handy, especially for carrying with you, something quick to read and have a complete story to enjoy. Of course, on the other hand, they are short, and I love something I can get my teeth into, get really lost in and only come up for air to eat every few hours. […]

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THE IRON SWORD By Jocelyn A. Fox [Review]

The Iron Sword

  One of the most exciting things to crop up in recent years is “Urban Fantasy”. I will grant that everything from vampire and paranormal romance to supernatural detective agencies end up lumped into the genre, but still, it offers a lot for the adventurous reader. One of my favorite sub-genres of urban fantasy is the cross of epic fantasy with the modern world and […]

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THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT By Louis Bayard [Review]

The School of Night

There are a few writers I enjoy reading just for the joy of their prose. In fact there are some writers out there that I would read peanut butter labels if they wrote them. I mean that quite seriously. It seems that the art of writing is disappearing from the world and sitting down to read a book that has lovely prose as well as […]

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