Posts By: Chris Gilman

[Review] Liar’s Blade

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14 June
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This book took me a while to get through, not because it was bad, but it started off very slow for me and life kept taking me away from it. However, once I got past the first few chapters the adventure started to pick up. How long did it take to read I can hear you asking, sadly far too long as this was handed to me by the publisher at BEA some time ago. The main characters are the rouge Rodrick and his sword, Hrym. How can a sword be a character, well when it talks, schemes with his… Read more »

[Review] The Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green

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05 March
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Sadly, this is the last book in the Nightside series, but what an ending. The enigmatic John Taylor is actually getting married. And of course, it’s to the deadly Shotgun Suzie. But seems a few other things have come up before he can walk down the isle with his beloved. While on his first official case as the Walker of the Nightside he encounters a bit of a problem. Framed for the murder of a world renowned mover and shaker in the Nightside, John must bring the truth to light while fighting off all the bounty hunters who are out… Read more »

[Review] Steel World by B. V. Larson

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15 January
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Steel World is the first in the Undying Mercenaries series, and why are they called the undying mercenaries? Quite simple actually, because as long as they can be confirmed dead, and their files are on record, they can be revived / cloned / reconstructed, whatever word you choose for the process. All this is because Earth only has one trade good to sell to the galactic empire, the lives of its warriors. The universe in which Steel World takes place is interesting, and the main characters catch your attention. The story is highly believable, another race tries to prove they… Read more »

[Review] Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey

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28 December
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Sandman Slim, aka Stark, is living the life of a half angel returned from hell who has gotten his revenge on the mage who sent him there. And now does he get to relax? No, now he gets to deal with a zombie apocalypse. But things are never this easy, there are secrets within secrets and hidden players acting behind the scenes. And to top it all off, he must play bodyguard to Lucifer. Now… I had to ask WHY the devil himself needs a bodyguard, but by the end it was starting to all make sense. The world continues… Read more »

[Review] Koban: Rise of the Kobani by Stephen W. Bennett

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18 December
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The first book of the Koban series caught my attention. This second installment kept it and held me tightly to the story universe as it drove deeper into the characters. This third installment has me begging for even more. This book picks up not long after the events in the second book. The Kobani with their pirated alien ships are about to introduce themselves back into the human worlds and demonstrate what they can do to win the war against the alien invaders. Along the way they face a multitude of challenges and gain some allies, both human and alien…. Read more »

[ARC Review] Strands of Sorrow by John Ringo

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11 December
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I was both excited and regretful to read this book. Excited because I have loved this series from the beginning. Regretful because this is the final installment of the Black Tide Rising Series. Over the series I have come to enjoy following the adventures of Steven “Wolf” Smith and his family as they lead the effort to restore civilization after a “zombie” apocalypse. And the family hi-jinx continue in this latest book, complete with dealing with idiots who think the rules of the pre-plague world still exist. I won’t give away any spoilers here, but I will say John Ringo… Read more »

[Giveaway] The Twelve Days of a New Adult Giveaway Hop (US Shipping Only)

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Welcome to another great giveaway at Romancing the Laser Pistol. We are proud to be giving away an amazing prize pack including: paperback copy of Foreplay and a signed paperback copy of┬áStay With Me. These books are some of the many that we have enjoyed reading. This giveaway is part of the Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. Good luck to everyone and happy reading. a Rafflecopter giveaway Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

[Review] Koban: Mark of Koban by Stephen W. Bennett

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30 November
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The refugees left behind on Koban to die are flourishing. With the aid of their genetic enhancements and good old human known how they are settling a death world of giant insects, vicious beasts, and heavy gravity. For those left behind and their next generations of children, life is good. Back in human territory the Krall have begun their invasion which they plan will take 1,000 years to destroy the 700+ human worlds. But they fail to observe the obvious, we humans stopped fighting wars because we were too damn good at it. I love sci-fi military fiction, and this… Read more »

[Review] Koban by Stephen W. Bennett

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02 November
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Well, I must say I was surprised with this book. The cover caught my eye, the blurb about it held my attention, and the story carried me away into a world several hundred years in the future where humans have colonized more than 700 worlds and are about to make contact with an alien intelligence. Too bad they aren’t friendly. This book is a good start for the series, the main characters are introduced, fleshed out, and brought to life as the story flows. The world building is solid, lots of well thought out background spread through the book without… Read more »

[Review] Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

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23 October
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I’m a huge fan of monster hunter style novels, and this one did not disappoint. The main character, Deacon Chalk, hunts monsters for a living and uses a strip club he owns, Polecats, as a base of operations. His bartender is an ordained priest and his right hand woman is an expert at electronic information gathering. Together they make a formidable team. I loved how the author brought these elements together and added a wannabe rookie monster hunter with a silly name, a supernatural legend out of the bible, and a supernatural threat that may be too powerful for them… Read more »