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[Book Review] A Criminal Magic By Lee Kelly & Five Watt Coffee Prohibition Blend

A Criminal Magic By Lee KellyA Criminal Magic is set in the Prohibition era, but with magic being outlawed instead of liquor, and instead of underground speakeasies where illegal alcohol is served, they have magic havens where sorcerers perform illegal magic shows and brew sorcerer’s shine, a highly addictive magic-infused drink that allows sorcerers and non-sorcerers alike to “see” magic.
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[Book Review] The Bone Witch By Rin Chupeco & Summer Moon Coffee Glowing Ember

The Bone Witch By Rin Chupeco

Set in a time and place where magic is real and a whole caste system is built around it, The Bone Witch is an absorbing dark folktale told in two interweaving perspectives, flashing forward and backwards in time. The book’s present day parts are from the perspective of a bard encountering a young, powerful bone witch exiled on a beach littered with skeletons, while the parts set in the past are told from the perspective of Tea, the bone witch herself, recounting her journey from a young ingénue ignorant of her own dark power to an initiate into the exclusive magic-wielding world of the elegant and much sought after asha, learning to navigate politics, patrons, and prejudices along the way.

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[Anthology Review] Grim Edited By Christine Johnson & CoffeeAM Black Forest Cake Flavored Coffee

All of the short stories in Grim are retellings of classic fairy tales – and not the sanitized, Disney versions, oh no, these stories stay true to the essence of the original tales, which are much darker, grittier, and, in some cases, bloodier. There’s a good selection here with some modern retellings, some set in the fairy tale settings of olde (in a kingdom far far away during an indeterminable time), and yet others set in a technologically advanced future with a definite Sci-Fi feeling. To give you an idea of the many different characters encountered throughout this collection, you will find psychics who live in a trailer park, a cursed princess in a far off place, a robot who wants to be “a real boy”, and a hipster Snow White, among others.… Read More [Anthology Review] Grim Edited By Christine Johnson & CoffeeAM Black Forest Cake Flavored Coffee