There is time travel, danger, and brothels abound in Debra Tillar’s mind-bending space epic The Nomad! After being separated from her crew, Zara must survive being forced into sex slavery on a space station with the help of her trusty journal. There, she dives into her family’s tangled web of time traveling secrets. Tillar revisits some very classic sci fi tropes in a very interesting and fresh way! We get to bounce around time and events in Zara’s life in a way that makes you think very differently about time and space. Mix the mystery of Zara’s family and her current struggle to escape slavery, and I found this to be a very captivating read. If you love sci fi epics that also make you think, spend a bit of time with The Nomad!
Tempest of Bravoure
Valena D’Angelis brings us a treasure trove of lore, fantasy adventure, and great characters with the box set collection Tempest of Bravoure! I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the Terraverse, having read the Bravoure trilogy, so it was a nice surprise to find several side stories and additional content included in this collection! We follow dark elf Ahna and several other great characters as they aid the Resistance against an evil occupying force. But like all great fantasy, their quest leads them to discover that there’s more going on in the ancient land of Bravoure. This is a series with such great worldbuilding and deep characters that drive it. It’s a wonderful throwback to classics like Lord of the Rings or The Forgotten Realms! If you love fantasy worlds rich in lore and even richer in characters, definitely come slash your way through Tempest of Bravoure!
Behind the Fan
Caroline Walken brings us a story that’s equal parts steamy romance and deep life journey with Behind the Fan! As Dorothy’s family attempts to move her into a nursing home, we get a glimpse into her eventful life, one filled with burlesque shows, the mafia, and an enticing romance. Dorothy is a really deep multifaceted character, and it was really fun exploring humanity and the world through her eyes! Exploring was a really great way to describe this emotional novel, and Walken masterfully brings the world to life through her beautiful and potent description. If you love that burlesque era and steamy romantic entanglements with emotional depth, definitely come peek Behind the Fan!
The Save Humanity Project
Charles Harris documents the battle to save humanity from the cosmic doom of an approaching planetoid in The Save Humanity Project! Clark Gable Harvey continues his mother’s work by joining the Save Humanity Project, an initiative based on a Moon base intended to stop the approaching Ceres from destroying Earth. I love a good disaster film, but what makes Harris’ novella special is the way it’s told in a series of journal entries and its focus on Clark’s character. You get everything you can want out of sci fi, but I personally enjoyed the tighter study of a character that really brought out the humanity and realism of this one! If you love disaster tales, sci fi, or short reads, definitely come join the plan to stop Ceres with The Save Humanity Project!