Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teen Wolf, Season 4, Episode 6: Orphaned

Kate Argent wakes up in a car, seeming confused as to why she’s there (tequila, tequila will do it to you every time). There’s a cassette in the radio (a cassette? Is this a flashback?) labelled play me – she does and hears a history of the Hale family and how they used the triskelion to control their wolfiness

Outside the car, Kate and her berserkers have massacred a whole pack of assassins (presumably who got a copy of the list) and she wants to know, from one of the very very very few survivors, who is paying them. Unfortunately, none of them knows who the Benefactor is, which is so very pesky. Kate finds this all very tiresome that people only whine about the agonising pain and dying rather than giving her useful answers (kind of like trying to get any help from my bank). She has a new question about the tape and one of the not-quite-dead assassins tells her someone else got one, kids (or apparently kids) called “The Orphans”

Another assassin shoots Kate non-lethally with his last bullet which was… unwise. She tries to shoot him but completely loses control and werejaguars all over him which is much much messier

To the school! The fallout of last episodes events are still apparent, Coach is not happy about Garrett who is missing and wanted by the police and Scott and his dad have a whole moment (alas, this is a “I’m trying to be a better father” moment rather than a “rawr I’m going to kill you you awful character” moment.) Amusingly, Rafe thinks he needs to be around so Melissa can pick up double shifts at the hospital – as if Melissa doesn’t live at the hospital already!. Violet is arrested by Parrish and she realises his name is on the LIST OF DEATH.

Rafe, as an FBI agent (who is not dead) realises that Violet’s weapon of choice, a thermal cut wire, is very very unusual and she may be behind rather a few murders he has on file. Garrett and Violet are the “Oprhans” because they don’t have parents. Well, as far as nifty nicknames goes it kind of fails when it’s just a literal descriptor.

Scott and Liam search The Orphan’s locker to find a whole wadge of money. Scott tells Liam he’s found nothing

At the vet’s office, someone has pulled Dr. Deaton out of his plot box because he’s useful! They’re trying to cure the now frothing and seizing Brett since he’s been infected with yellow wolfsbane by The Orphans (wolfsbane now comes in colours. Kind of like kryptonite). Unfortunately, they have to hold him down so Deaton can cut him which leads to lots of snark, stiles being thrown across the room and Peter applying a fist full of anaesthetic. Well, a fist acting as anaesthetic anyway.

While Deaton saves Brett, Derek and Peter share significant looks about the claw marks on Derek’s arm – that insta heal after a brief delay, and Peter’s super strength. On the floor, Brett keeps chanting the same chant the other wolves have used to hold control: Three things cannot long be hidden, the sun, the moon, the truth.” Which Deaton recognises as Buddhist and the music department recognises as Significant. Derek and Peter recognise the chant and we have a brief flashback of an Asian werewolf, Peter calls Satomi.

Over to chez McCall and Melissa is on the phone with the electricity company that has cut off their power – she’s three months overdue (hence the double shifts, I guess, though she has always worked them). Scott hears everything with his wolfy hearing. Under his bed is the money from The Orphans’ locker.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

True Blood Season Seven, Episode Six: Karma

Eric staggers through the hallways of the Bush library and though his vision isn't clear, he manages to hold his own in a fight against several Yakuza, that is until Pam calls out his name. That's right, you guessed it, Pam has once more been over powered and Eric is forced to stop fighting in order to save Pam from certain death.  I for one am sick of this shit because it turns Pam into a liability rather than a strength. Is someone ever going to get around to explaining how it is that humans manage to always get the upper hand on a vampire who is over 100 years old? The two are draped in silver and dragged into the corporation, where a clock counts down the time until dawn. Eric snarks that this is his first sunrise with Pam.

After discovering his positive status, a shocked Bill sits on the bed. He stands, makes his way to a computer and looks up the number of a lawyer's office.  As he about stresses the urgency of getting his affairs in order, Jessica returns home and overhears the entire conversation. Bill learns that the office is so busy that he  has to come in and wait for his turn.  Bill rushes downstairs to grab his things and Jessica makes her presence known.  Jessica is clearly sad but says nothing about the elephant in the room because Bill asks her about her relationship with James.  Jessica explains that she broke up with James and Bill offers his condolences, adding that he cannot stay but that he is sure that things will be fine.

Lafayette brings Lettie Mae back to his place though she tries to say that she has to get home because her husband will be waiting. Lafayette is not buying this because he knows that Lettie Mae drugged the Reverend and so he will be asleep for a good time to come. When they enter the house, they find James waiting for Lafayette.  James asks to stay and Lafayette says, "sure thing".  Lafayette introduces Lettie Mae to James and warns Lettie Mae not to take a cleaver to James in the middle of the day. Lettie Mae again says that this is not her disease talking and that she knows Tara is trying to communicate with her.  James is instantly sympathetic and offers his blood.  Lafayette agrees to take the trip with Lettie Mae so that he can get to the bottom of this himself, though he believes that this is nothing more that Lettie Mae's addiction talking. Lafayette and Lettie Mae stagger to the couch and James heads off to the cellar, telling them to enjoy the ride.

A nervous Jason sits in his car which is parked in front of his house.  He checks the mirror for traces of makeup on his face. Shouldn't he have been worried about Violet before he slept with Jessica? When Jason walks in, he finds petals strewn across the floor, the room is lit by candlelight and smooth jazz  playing in the background.  Violet appears wearing sexy lingerie and Jason brings up the fact that Violet left without him. Violet claims that she wanted to surprise Jason and Jason wonders if Violet is feeling okay. Violet explains that she is aggressive because she comes from a time when that approach to life was necessary; however, now she is in this time and she wants to show Jason that though he belongs to her, she belongs to him as well. What better way is there for a woman to show how submissive she is by getting on her knees and fellating her partner. Yes, that's snark.

Bill pulls into the parking lot for the lawyers office and when he enters, Bill finds the office full of infected vampires in need of legal advice. The secretary is so disinterested that he reads a book and tells Bill to take a number. When Bill asks how long his expected wait is, he is told seven hours. Bill rightfully points out that it will be daylight then but is told that there will be cabs waiting to ferry him home.

The clock is ticking down and Pam and Eric are still draped in silver. Pam being Pam is not impressed and snarks about meeting the sun in a room with wall to wall carpet. Mr. Gus enters the room and explains that he is the North American president of the corporation which makes True Blood. Mr. Gus is an Asian man with a ten gallon hat and a strong Texas accent.  Mr. Gus wants revenge for the annihilation of his corporation and of course, wants Sarah Newlin. When Mr. Gus asks for information on where Sarah is, Eric and Pam both refuse to comply, under the understanding that when they gives up this information, Mr. Gus has no reason to keep either of them alive.  Pam demands that Mr. Gus give them his word on his honour, (since honour seems to be his motivating factor) that after they give him information on Sarah, they will be allowed to live. Eric adds the right to kill Sarah as part of the deal but Mr. Gus says no.  Eric and Mr. Gus talk about the various ways in which she has harmed them.  Pam tells both men to stop the pissing contest and make a deal.  Finally, they agree that Eric can kill Sarah and Mr. Gus can have the body. Pam reveals that Sarah has a vampire sister in Dallas and with her parents dead, Sarah will have no place to run.  Eric agrees to give the address at night fall so that they can go together.

Sarah breaks into Amber's home and Amber jumps on Sarah's back, so Sarah calls out her identity believing that her sister is unaware of who she is attacking. Amber moves to bite Sarah but then starts coughing and brings up blood all over Sarah's back. When Amber stands, Sarah learns for the first time that he sister has Hep V, so Amber informs Sarah that she did this to her.

A concerned Jessica calls Jason saying that she needs him to bring Sookie over to Bill's. Jason at first believes that Jessica wants to talk about what happened between them but Jessica quickly says no and stresses how much she needs to see Sookie. Though Jessica won't explain why she needs to see Sookie, Jason quickly grabs his things and leaves.  The moment his car door slams, a very unhappy Violet sits up in bed, screams and starts wrecking shit.

Andy is about to head downstairs when he hears what appears to be crying coming from Adilyn's room. Instead of knocking, Andy barges in and finds Adilyn in bed with Wade. Andy immediately loses his shit and Wade smartly takes off running.  Andy chases Wade right out of the house and Holly and Arlene come running.  Holly is upset by the possibility that Andy might have hit Wade, while Arlene is concerned that all of this noise will wake the baby. Adilyn calls out to Wade that she loves him and Andy orders her upstairs promising to deal with her later.  For her part, Holly promises to deal with Andy later. Holly storms off with Wade and in the process, Lauren Bowles manages to cop a feel from Noah Matthews but who can blame her really.

Jason arrives at Sookie's place to find the place still messy from the party.  Jason makes his way upstairs to find Sookie asleep on the bed still wearing Alcide's jacket. Jason wakes Sookie saying that she hasn't been answering her phone and that the mail box is full. Sookie opens one eye long enough to tell Jason to go away. Sookie is clearly hung over and Jason reveals that Jessica has something that she needs to hear in person. Finally, Sookie crawls out of be complaining about a headache and Jason hands her clothing before heading downstairs to make coffee.

Lettie Mae and Lafayette are on their blood trip.  Lettie Mae leads Lafayette to Tara, who is still tied to the cross mumbling unintelligibly.  Lettie Mae and Lafayette both fall to their knees in front of Tara. Lafayette takes the snake off of Tara and Lettie Mae helps her get off the cross. Lettie Mae briefly holds Tara in her arms before Tara disappears. When they see Tara again, she is running and so Lettie Mae and Lafayette decide to follow.

Sam returns home with coffee and donuts for him and Nicole. Nicole gets off the phone with her mother and tells Sam that she is going home.  Sam thinks that it would be good for Nicole to have a visit but Nicole makes it clear that this is permanent because she does not belong there.  Sam tells Nicole that though he cannot understand what she has been through, they both belong in Bon Temps. In frustration, Nicole says that it wasn't until last night that she realized that the town is crazy, making Sam the mayor of crazy. Nicole asks Sam to come with her.  Sam replies that Bon Temps is the only place that he has ever felt safe but Nicole will not be deterred and replies that her mother is coming to get her tomorrow.

Jason, and Sookie show up at Bill's to meet with Jessica, who says that she overheard Bill tell a lawyer's office that he is Hep V positive. Jason suggests that maybe Bill just wanted to get his will done because of how crazy things are with the world. Jessica affirms what she heard, so then Jason turns to cheer up routine and suggests that because Bill is tough, if anyone is likely to beat Hep V it's Bill. Sookie gets a flashback to her ridiculous plan to act as bait in the woods and slash her arm.  Of course that ended up with Sookie being splashed with infected blood and Bill drinking from her to gear up for the fight at Fangtasia at her request. Sookie tells Jason that she has to go and get tested. Jason is shocked and tells Sookie that it's not her and Jessica points out that just a week ago, Sookie was negative.

Falling Skies, Season 4, Episode 6: Door Number Three

Ben is having sex with Maggie when his brother Hal staggers in, with a big, blood stained wound over his heart.

Ok, maybe the stomach, but this works so much better.

It was all a dream we find out when Maggie wakes Ben up (and is there anything more awkward than having a sex dream about someone and then having them wake you up?)  to get him to help search for

Lourdes has a little cult meeting with Lexi where everyone continues to forget about the whole genocide of the human race and instead thinks everyone’s problem with the Espheni is fear of change. (Well yeah, because that “change” is “all of us dead or slaves.”) And Lexi’s hand has gone all slimy which can’t be good

Tom  & Weaver et al connect with Hal’s group (Hal also sees some green light on the moon which I’m sure will be relevant. Or random, knowing this show). Then Ben joins them  and Anne because they’re just outside the sanctuary and they have a whole big reunion. Anne takes Tom aside to talk about their sister. Everyone else moves into the hippy haven and begins eating and Hal and Maggie have their own kissing reunion (Ben looks on being all creepy).

While Lourdes drops in on Lexi and finds  she’s made herself a cocoon. Lourdes decides to tell Tom and Anne that this is a wonderful thing. Unsurprisingly, they don’t agree. Anne panics and decides to stab things but Tom points out this may not be the best idea and random stabbing has limited problem solving capabilities.

With the gang gathered, Kadar theorises that Lexi has entered a chrysalis from which an Espheni will emerge but she will die if they cut her out. Also he is basing this entire lecture on caterpillars and butterflies and really don’t have a clue about Espheni biology but let’s run with it. They ask Cochise about it but he gives basic information followed by “I have nothing more to share” which isn’t quite the same as “I don’t know” and he hustles out very quickly. Since Anne was cocooned once, Kadar decides to try repressed memory strategies.

So they drug her and hypnotise her to remember when she and her child were together. Which is sadly unspecific because Anne flashbacks to the death of her first child. Oops. Rather than just try again Anne decides she will double the medication because RAWR and it may kill her so DRAMA. Remember this woman is a doctor

The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3: Gone Smooth

We open with Eichorst’s true form – noseless, earless, wrinkled, grey skinned, hairless – and all the makeup and prosthetics he uses to make himself appear human. And you thought it took you a while to get ready every morning

Ephraim and Nora, last episode, discovered that all 200+ bodies have disappeared. They confront Everett about it and he doesn’t know what happened to them either – but he makes a wild guess on the military removing them to prevent them being autopsied (which Ephraim doesn’t buy because the military wouldn’t let the 4 survivors walk away). They also point out how utterly ridiculous “carbon monoxide poisoning” as an excuse for the deaths is – they saw the bodies. Everett doesn’t care so long as they’re not responsible. Everett is only concerned with the press and reputation of the CDC

Ansel, the every-day-man of the 4 survivors wakes up to find all is not good – bloodshot eyes and really sharp teeth. Yeah, that’s me on tequila. The press are also bombarding his home for fascinating interviews with a guy who is sick and his neighbours, I guess. His wife, Anne-Marie frets about the whole thing and the sick Ansel maybe having to go back in quarantine (which may be better for him because Anne-Marie’s frantic worrying is probably not good for any sick person).

Vasily the pest controller (who is still completely irrelevant to the plot if you haven’t read the books) picks up his jobs – a huge up-tick on rat problems (and a brief argument with his boss who insists he makes the mayor’s friend a top priority rather than the hospital or schools).

Ephraim and Nora have a whole team of doctors trying to help another survivor, Captain Redferne, who is not doing well. Ephraim promises him they’ll make him better which Nora takes issue with – c’mon Nora, it’s a white lie. Nora also wants to talk to Abraham because the old man certainly knew things even while they all decided to ignore him for REASONS.

Jim is angsting a little about his betrayal last episode and goes to the Stoneheart group to meet his contact – and instead gets Eichorst who offers him money and refuses to answer his questions. Jim decides to go to the police so Eichorst brings up plan B – Jim has cancer that will kill her unless she gets on a special, limited experimental drug scheme – which he has been denied. Stoneheart funds that research and can get her in. He takes the money and stays on board, Eichorst is his new boss. When he gets home, his wife tells him she’s been accepted into the drug trial.

Abraham is on trial for his little ruckus and plays “confused old man” to the judge which gets his case dismissed (no-one wants to prosecute and elderly, lonely holocaust survivor, even if he does carry a sword). Nora is waiting for him when he leaves and the confused act drops – and he knows she’s there because the bodies have disappeared. After much ominous vagueness he tells Nora she needs to find the bodies, destroy them and everyone they came into contact with. When she’s hesitant he storms off in disgust – she’s useless until she’s willing to do what needs to be done

It would, perhaps, help just a LITTLE if Abraham would explain why it needs to be done. Y’know rather than “I want you to have a big big big bonfire, possibly with living people on it, because I said so that’s why”.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fangs for the Fantasy Podcast: 2014, Episode 21

It's time for another Episode of the Fangs for the Fantasy podcast

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The podcast begins at 7:00pm EST (technology willing)

And those reading along can see our next books of the week:

(Our list is always subject to change should we need to squeeze something in or something random happens)

21st July - 28th July: How the White Trash Zombie Got her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland
28th July - 4th August: The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
4th August-11th August: Blood Games by Chloe Neil
11th August - 18th August: Merrick by Anne Rice
18th August - 25th August: Blood Passage by Connie Suttle
25th August -1st September: Blood and Gold by Anne Rice

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (White Trash Zombie #4) by Diana Rowland

Angel’s life seems to be heading in a good direction – she has her GED, she’s even considering college courses. She’s doing well at her job and is growing in confidence as she realises how much she now knows. She has some relationship issues to get through with Marcus, but things are working out

Until Pietro, the leader of the zombie “Tribe” is kidnapped. And there’s evidence of a traitor in the organisation. They have to get him back, but how much of the Tribe’s membership can they really rely on? Who can she actually trust?

She was just getting her normal life sorted out, covert operative wasn’t in the job description.

I like this plot – it certainly follows some concepts I’ve seen before: evil corporation kidnaps some good guys and some more goodguys swoop in to the rescue, with lots of travel, sleuthing and then some kick arse action. But, then, you take most plots down to their basic elements you come to an old structure. What counts is what you do with it – and this does it well

The pacing is great – there’s no big down time, there’s no massive floppiness from frustrated red herrings (there are false leads but they are handled well with enough action to keep the story moving). The world has its wonderful originality with the zombies, their organisation, characters who Angels doesn’t always get on with but she’s seeing them with more nuance. We have a really interesting world and concept with these zombies which continues to grow and develop with new information and background adding to some of the major characters and the very nature of zombiedom.

I also quite like the antagonists – not only do they bring a lot of complexity with Naomi, since they are her family (with some really wonderful scenes where she tries to connect and some harsh realities and all kinds of emotional conflict) but they’re also interestingly powerful; not overwhelmingly unstoppable, but still dangerous enough to be a very difficult challenge. It’s interesting to see the “evil corporation” route that doesn’t involve some vast, shadowy multinational conglomerate; instead an actual family run business. It adds more motives to the antagonists (emotional connection) and makes the maintained secrecy more conceivable.

I have to say, though it kills me to, that I had some trouble getting into this book. There were a lot of characters coming back, not all of them I recognised or remembered (clearly this is because these books aren’t released close enough together – I hint most subtly). So much has happened in the White Trash Zombieverse even if it is only four books in – there’s been a lot of events and characters. I was a little swamped as characters seemed to be coming out of the woodwork. But it quickly evened out, a lot of characters fell into the background and I could focus more – I was still a little lost with the importance of some of them (was I supposed to remember Brian? I didn’t remember Brian. Apparently Brian is a big deal. Sorry Brian.)

What really makes this book, though, are the characters

Dominion Season One, Episode Six: Black Eyes Blue

Michael arrives at an old casino vault to find Alex waiting for him. When Michael enters the vault, he finds Clementine tied up in chains begging to be let go.  And let the bickering begin!  Michael is upset that Alex radioed in to say that the eight ball had been killed and Alex defends this actions by saying that he was only trying to buy time. Alex explains that Clementine is no ordinary eight ball because she is Claire's mother. This of course is no surprise to Michael and he tells Alex that he was ordered by Edward to take care of this personally and now because of Alex's false report, Edward believes that Clementine is dead. In Clementine's defense, Alex argue's that she is different and knows things about Claire only a mother could know, leading him to believe that Claire's mother is still somehow hidden inside. Clementine stands and promises to leave Vega but Michael is adamant that Clementine is not going anywhere.  Alex brings up the text which apparently says that the possessed shall find relief in the hands of the chosen one and Michael calls it the words of scared men and orders Alex to get back into the vault and end this or he will. More bickering and finally, Alex decides that he is going to perform and eviction on Clementine despite the great risk to himself.

Edward is sitting in his office when Claire walks in with a big smile on her face.  It seems that the music box which Clementine had placed on her bed had fallen off  and landed on the floor so she didn't see it. Of course, Claire assumes this a gift from her father because it plays a song her mother used to sing her as a child. Claire thanks her father and talks about how much she misses her mother. Edward admits to missing his wife and Claire kisses her father calling it a perfect gift. As Claire moves to leave the room, Edward asks Clarie to wait so that he can request her help with David's attempt to initiate the call for a vote of no confidence. Claire is surprised that this is still going on given that she threatened David last night with absolutely no proof. How dare he not capitulate to the Lady of the city's command. Edward asks Claire to attend a meeting with him which will hopefully put a stop to Edward's plans.

William is outside at his gathering area for his fake religion in his ministerial robes. William calls David's visit a pleasant surprise but David quickly informs William that this is not a pleasure visit and pulls out the cloth which represents collusion with Gabriel.  David informs William that the cloth was found in their home and adds that he is impressed by William's work looking into Gabriel's under-church and the black acolytes. At this point, David is clearly no different than a cat playing with a mouse before going in for the slaughter. David promises to end the black acolytes the moment he finds them and tells William to have a good day.

Michael drops in on Uriel, who is dancing like ballerina and unimpressed by the intrusion.  Around the room are famous works of art. Michael hands Uriel another painting for her collection saying that he would like to make a trade for the apocrypher. Uriel is shocked and points out that the apocrypher is only used for one thing, then questions if a human soul is more important to Michael that one of his own kind. Michael tells Uriel that the chosen one is demanding it and since Uriel told him to train Alex, that is exactly what Michael intends to do. Uriel points out that even with the apocrypher, trying to save the possessed is a fools mission but the ever so arrogant Michael intends this as a lesson in failure for Alex. Uriel then points out that this would greatly upset Gabriel but Michael claims that this has nothing to do with Gabriel.  Uriel questions if Michael thinks she is a fool, given that if even one eight ball is released, it would change the balance. Uriel then hands the painting back to Michael with a smile and says that there is something else she wants.

Later, Alex sits on Michael's bed, while Uriel examines his tattoos saying that she now understands why Michael has been keeping Alex all to himself. When Alex complains that Uriel is making him uncomfortable, Michael replies, "welcome to my world." Alex points out that he is the only one who can translate them and is having difficulty doing so but Uriel says that she is not interested in the translation at the moment. Alex questions Uriel's desire to see them and Uriel respond that the markings are divine creativity handed down by her father. Finally, at the max of his creep out level, Alex declares that Uriel has seen enough and demands the book. Uriel hands it over and Alex removes the cover and asks what they are to do now. Uriel snarks about Michael not telling Alex about the book's history and Michael snarks that it was premature given that he was not sure if they would ever actually possess the book. Michael tells Alex that the book belonged to the only prophet to ever evict an angel and though many have held that book, all have failed. Alex realises that there have been angel possessions for hundreds of years and Michael explains that this is the only kind of possessions there ever have been. it's just that humans have always failed to see them for what they were. When Alex opens the book, he finds that the pages are faded away and are not readable. Michael of course stalks over to Uriel and says that the only way to save Claire's mother is to find that prayer. Alex closes his eyes and begins to concentrate causing his tattoo to start moving across his body. The words begin to appear on the page and Michael realises that Alex can read the prayer.

William heads to a restaurant where he is seated by Paul, one of Gabriel's acolytes. William tells Paul  that Edward found the scarf which he forced into his hand. William orders the other acolytes to gather and then disband for the time being. William says that if the acolytes are exposed, they will all be dragged outside the city walls and shot and demands that his orders be fulfilled.

Michael goes to see Clementine and she falls to her knees in prostration once again promising to disappear if Michael will release her. Michael asks where Clementine will go and and points out the obvious - Clementine is an eight ball. Clementine rejects the label but Michael argues that this is what she is and she has already murdered two people in Vega. Clementine says that she had no choice because the humans were going to hurt her but Michael says that Clementine made her choice long ago with the other lower angels. Clementine argues that she panicked and that as soon as she had completed the possession she regretted it and therefore tried to reduce the damage as much as she could. Clementine questions if Michael had expected her to wait in the nothingness because she didn't have the luxury of a body like the higher angels. Clementine argues that she has respected the body and lived an honest life - a life of love and redemption. When Clementine questions if Michael believes in redemption, he quickly draws his sword and puts it to her throat and then promptly walks out in a fit.

Aryka enters Edward's office and walks right by him and heads to see Claire. Edward points out that Claire will be a part of running the city soon and Aryka clearly approves, given that she is from a matriarchy (which btw does not make any sense) The topic quickly shifts to David, whom Claire calls a threat to their plans and Aryka says that she does not fear David's influences but values the promises which David has made. Edward questions Aryka's confidence in David keeping his promises. The little conference is interrupted when a message is delivered to Claire. Claire stands and excuses herself for a moment. Claire meets with Alex in the hallway and he asks her to come with him but Claire says that she cannot just leave. Alex replies that he is on a "top secret" mission and that Claire should just come with him and not ask any questions.  Claire tells Alex that whatever it is will have to wait and moves to leave but Alex grabs her hand and says that it cannot wait.

Fangs for the Fantasy Book of the Week

It's Monday so time for another episode of Fangs for the Fantasy podcast - our weekly podcast where we discuss all our shows and our book of the week through our social justice lens.

The podcast will be 7:00pm EST tonight! We hope to see you there

If you need to catch up on any of our previous podcasts, you can find them here

And those reading along can see our next books of the week:

(Our list is always subject to change should we need to squeeze something in or something random happens)

21st July - 28th July: How the White Trash Zombie Got her Groove Back, by Diana Rowland
28th July - 4th August: The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice
4th August-11th August: Blood Games by Chloe Neil
11th August - 18th August: Merrick by Anne Rice
18th August - 25th August: Blood Passage by Connie Suttle
25th August -1st September: Blood and Gold by Anne Rice