It’s kind of comforting to have a deadline, now that we’re dealing with frozen pipes in the house we’re trying to sell in a state where we no longer live. No matter how nutty things get, I still make a priority of reading and reviewing at least one book every two weeks in a genre I love. This week, I reviewed Laura Anne Gilman’s Heart of Briar. It’s what a paranormal romance might look like if Clark Ashton Smith and C.L. Moore wrote in collaboration with… okay, I don’t actually read any big name romance writers, but the name that really comes to mind is Angela Korra’ti, a writer friend whose recurring protagonist is a software tester of Faerie-American and African-American heritage. Anyhow, Heart of Briar is a fun book that does some very surprising things with romance genre conventions. To figure out whether it might be your fun book, go read the review.