Author Archives : Shara White

Light and Fire: A Review of Cherie Priest’s Brimstone

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Brimstone (2017) Written by: Cherie Priest Genre: Dark Historical Fantasy Pages: 331 (Kindle) Publisher: Ace Why I Chose It: Given that I read at a snail’s pace of late, I have to get choosy about who I read. Cherie Priest has been one of my favorite authors since I discovered her debut, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, on Live Journal in…

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Roundtable: Jumping Ship

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It’s happened to all of us. We pick up the first book of a series, or maybe catch an episode of a television show, or an issue of a comic, or watch a movie, and you know what happens? We fall in love. It’s the most amazing thing ever, and what’s even better is that it’s part of a series!…

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Feed the Chic(k)!

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It may seem hard to believe, but Speculative Chic is coming up on its first year anniversary! We launched officially on July 27th, 2016, but we started publishing our weekday content in earnest starting on August 1st. With that in mind, as Editor-in-Chic, I thought it would be an excellent time to sit back and take a look at what…

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Sound Off! Alien: Covenant

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Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, check yourself for alien parasites (especially in the chest area) and discuss Alien: Covenant, which premiered in the United States on Friday, May 19, 2017. Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but not…

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Roundtable: Hollywood, Do This Instead!

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We already know that Hollywood buys up far more properties than it can possibly adapt for the big and small screen. Sometimes, those properties are adapted to great success, and other times, fans wish that Hollywood had never heard of their favorite property. Last month, the contributors of Speculative Chic told Hollywood what to leave alone, so it made perfect…

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Blogging the Nebula Awards

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Over the weekend, the Philip K. Dick winner was announced, but before that winner was even announced, we’ve already had our sights set on the Nebulas! In fact, some of our reviewers have already gotten started, so I thought this was the perfect time to go ahead and provide our index for you to follow along. However, we will not…

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Cover Reveal Contest: Steel Blood

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Speculative Chic contributor J.L. Gribble needs your help! The third book in her urban fantasy/alternate history series, Steel Blood, comes out this summer. Her publisher has provided two cover options. They look very similar at first glance, but don’t be fooled. The cover on the left has the shadow of vampire fangs behind the title (relevant because the main character is…

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