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The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance – Trisha Telep (ed.)

Trisha Telep (ed.)
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
Constable & Robinson (UK: 29th October 2009); Perseus Running Press (US: 7th December 2009)
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This is not a review, on account of I didn’t read every story, and I skim-read some. In short, I wish my favourite stories were available for individual sale. Initially I tried to give every story a chance, but there’re only so many American-lady-in-historical-Scotland/Ireland stories that I can tolerate. The dialogue of those historical “rogues” is annoyingly written in dialect. I like Scottish and Irish accents, but I want to hear them – not read them. For better or worse, books are not the best format for accents – you need audio for that.

Gwyn Cready: The Key to Happiness “Besides, doesn’t everyone hate the White Stripes?” I have no problem with the White Stripes. I do, however, hate the music of My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds to Mars, Paramore, Taylor Swift…

Sandy Blair: MacDuff’s Secret “Ye yank on coos, lads. Those with teats!” Ordinarily, dialect writing would majorly piss me off. However, at the time of reading, I was heat-frazzled, and desperate for humour – any humour. (By the way, “coos” translates to “cows”.)

Sara Mackenzie: Stepping Back Set in drought-ridden Victoria (my state), in which a reservoir is the time portal – pretty interesting.

Michelle Maddox: The Eleventh Hour I love the author’s Countdown novel, and I love this short story, too. Though Michelle Rowen has since retired her Maddox pseudonym, hopefully she’ll continue writing futuristics – she’s bloody good at them!

Holly Lisle: Last Thorsday Night This story contains some of my most-hated tropes (pun in the title, characters who are writers), but otherwise is well told.

Michele Lang: The Walled Garden My favourite of the anthology, though I didn’t really understand Mellon. But Mireya Rodriguez is easy to relate to, and memorable – a wonderful protag.

A. J. Menden: Future Date Is Serena here (secondary character) the same Serena from the Elite Hands of Justice series? I rather enjoyed the story, but the ending confused me – why couldn’t Herman stay in the present, so Ella wouldn’t have to leave?

Maureen McGowan: Lost and Found
Margo Maguire: Sexual Healing
Sandra Newgent: The Wild Card
Patrice Sarath: Pilot’s Forge
Jean Johnson: Saint James’ Way
Patti O’Shea: The Troll Bridge
Autumn Dawn: Iron and Hemlock
Cindy Miles: The Gloaming Hour
Michelle Willingham: A Wish to Build a Dream On
Colby Hodge: Time Trails
Madeline Baker: Catch the Lightning
Jean Johnson: Steam
Allie Mackay: Falling in Time

December 2009 Releases

Done with November 2009 Releases? Time for December 2009 Releases, representing my wishlist from US, UK, Canada and Australia publications. For releases further into the future, Reading Wishlist has been freshly updated.

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October 2009 Releases

Done buying September 2009 Releases? Now time for October’s list, with books from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. As always, I don’t include anything – just the ones I’ve heard of and am interested in. Covers and release dates are subject to change, so if I’m wrong, blame my sources 😉

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[COVER ART] The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance – Trisha Telep (ed.)

Mantitty cover art for an upcoming anthology, and a pal’s book (no, I haven’t read/owned it) is now available for purchase on Amazon.

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