About Natassia

I am a performer by trade and have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. My bookshelves are full of many genres but I have a love of fantasy, SciFi and steampunk which have only spurred my performing dreams to help one of these fabulous worlds come to life. I tend to read books with a lot of edge and grit; if it's got zombies, space battles or fantastical steam inventions, I'm in. When I'm not reading or off making my own adventures, I can be caught watching movies of every era, gaming, and being scandalously political like any good steampunk heroine.

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Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans

18 March 2015 Natassia 0

The fantastical battlefield comes to life in Of Bone and Thunder. Chris Evans brings to life a world where injustice and dragons are spoken of in the same sentence. Mix fantasy with a realistically miserable landscape and it reads like a W.E.B Griffin novel. Of Bone and Thunder is the […]

City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter (Crescent City #2)

4 March 2015 Natassia 0

The entertaining Crescent City series takes a fun turn in Kristen Painter’s second installment, City of Eternal Night. With the colorful setting of New Orleans, we dive head first into the thrilling adventures of Harlow and Augustine. Romance and action are balanced with intrigue to create a nice light read. Mardi […]

The Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher

25 February 2015 Natassia 0

The very popular Dresden series expands with the comic The Dresden Files: War Cry. Jim Butcher brings the intricacies of his world to beautifully illustrated panels. Fast paced, this is just the fix for Butcher fans. A war is raging between the vampire forces of the Red Court and the […]

Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson

4 February 2015 Natassia 0

Angels and human hybrids are in grave danger in Michelle L. Johnson’s Divinity. With the backdrop of modern day America, Johnson takes us to a world that is a mystical version of our own. Not only do angels exist but something is after their kin. A true coming to powers […]

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Escapists Uncensored: Series or Serial Novels

24 December 2014 Natassia 1

I was asked an interesting question about books the other day. It wasn’t the generic favorite book or author question, nor was it asking me about my top ten picks. Instead, this question made me pause to think. Do you prefer books that are traditionally tied together in a series […]

A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin

17 November 2014 Natassia 2

Thriller novels take an eerie spin in A Vision of Fire by writing duo Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin. The plot revolves around the seemingly ordinary PTSD of one teen and unfold into a tale of epic proportions. From beginning to end, I was on the edge of my seat, […]

Helmut Goes Abroad by Matt Sheehan

10 November 2014 Natassia 0

On the tails of the first Helmut Chase novella, Helmut Saves the World, Matt Sheehan takes us back to the alternate world in Helmut Goes Abroad. The novella brings us more of the same fast-talking arrogance of Helmut, reading like Helmut’s personal blog post about his case. This really suits the […]

The Traveler’s Wake by J.P. Moynahan

3 November 2014 Natassia 0

A travel thriller truly unfolds in J. P. Moynahan’s The Traveler’s Wake. With the exotic backdrop of Peru, we’re brought into a tale of espionage and investigations. Moynahan writes a tale that makes one question what is reality and what is not. Wesley Rourke is a mouthy, Irish-lucky millionaire, trotting […]

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

20 October 2014 Natassia 0

The thrill and intrigue of Lovecraftian mythos is beautifully used in Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft. The debut novel of Priest’s new Borden Dispatches series is a departure from the post apocalyptic steampunk realm we have come to know her for. Taking off with the infamous Lizzie Borden, Priest creates an amazingly […]

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Escapists Uncensored: The Busy Factor

8 October 2014 Natassia 0

Have you ever had one of those times in your life when taking doesn’t fit into your schedule? I think we’ve all been there. We get into the business of life and our ‘to read’ pile gets bigger and dustier. We look sadly at that pile and wish we could […]