Review: “The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories” by Michael Andreasen

Disclosure: This book was provided to me by Edelweiss free of charge in return for an honest and unbiased review. This book is scheduled to be released on February 27, 2018 by Dutton Books.

I enjoy short stories.  Short story collections, however, are always a gamble.  On one hand, if you chance an anthology containing stories of an already dear author (say Stephen King) you go into the ordeal knowing that you will be disappointed on one level or another.  Sure there will be a few brilliant stories but the rest just end up feeling like a chore.  On the other hand, if the compilation contains a selection of different authors, the chance of discovering that rare, new author within sometimes makes the work worth the effort.

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Review: “Over Raging Tides” by Jennifer Ellision

Arr! A hearty Thank Ye to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Now, on we go!

Having recently read “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller I cautioned myself before digging into “Over Raging Tides”.

“Jaime” I whispered (I only speak to myself in hushed tones. It draws just the right amount of attention), “You just read a book about female pirates. Don’t you think that it might be overkill? That you might tire of reading about the swashbuckling, grog-filled, treasure hunting adventures of a posse of cussing, devil-may-care ladies who don’t need no man to get shit done?”

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