Book Review: Ornamental (Irons & Works #8) by E.M. Lindsey

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Irons & Works series: Books 1 through 6 + 2 bonus novellas Scratcher (#7) We return to the Irons & Works tattoo shop for another visit to this excellent universe. You’d think we’d be running out of characters, but Lindsey effortlessly weaves together the “next generation”Continue reading “Book Review: Ornamental (Irons & Works #8) by E.M. Lindsey”

Book Review: Bellamy (Sons of the Fallen #5) by Jaclyn Osborn

Read my reviews of the first 4 books in the Sons of the Fallen series. The fated mate connection between Bellamy (avatar of Lust) and Phoenix (demon and all-around snarky dude) has been teased for a few books. Though we have only seen their interactions from other perspectives until now, their eventual clash was lessContinue reading “Book Review: Bellamy (Sons of the Fallen #5) by Jaclyn Osborn”

Book Review: Spirited Situation (Ghostly Guardians #1) by Louisa Masters

This book popped close to the top of the list when I began to intentionally search out urban fantasy stories emphasizing queer characters instead of queer paranormal romances. A difference between the two exists, even when one of the central characters in this book has a paranormal ability. The romance between Josh and Ewan isContinue reading “Book Review: Spirited Situation (Ghostly Guardians #1) by Louisa Masters”

Book Review: Not Allowed (Not Ready for Love #1) by Kate Hawthorne

Hawthorne is one of those authors who can take typical genre tropes and always put her unique spin on them. In this case, she upends the dad’s best friend/age-gap romance premise by featuring two characters who are both too self-aware and incredibly dumb about everything they’re getting themselves into. As a mature adult in hisContinue reading “Book Review: Not Allowed (Not Ready for Love #1) by Kate Hawthorne”

Book Review: Magi Accounts Series by Michele Notaro

This post includes reviews of the currently available books in the Magi Accounts series: Our Hearts That Tie Us (#0.5) The Scars That Bind Us (#1) A Kiss to Revive Me (#1.5) Our Hearts That Tie Us (Magi Accounts #0.5) This novella is available as a free download via Prolific Works as part of the Your BookContinue reading “Book Review: Magi Accounts Series by Michele Notaro”

StokerCon 2022 Schedule [redacted]

Yesterday, I was super excited to tell you all about my upcoming trip to Denver for StokerCon! What you didn’t know, if you don’t follow me on social media, is that the spouse and I both finally caught COVID last week. We’re both vaccinated and boosted, but since the spouse is military, it was literallyContinue reading “StokerCon 2022 Schedule [redacted]”

StokerCon 2022 Schedule

Due to a series of fortuitous events, I will be attending StokerCon 2022 in Denver, Colorado, this week, from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15! However, for the first time in years, I am not attending a convention as a programming participant. (sad trombone noises) But JL! You are not a horror writer! IContinue reading “StokerCon 2022 Schedule”

Book Review: Oh So Oscar (Forever Love #3) by Charlie Novak

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Forever Love series: Always Eli (#1) Finding Finn (#2) This book gives the final son of the sprawling combined family that has threaded its way into every corner of Novak’s shared book universe his happily ever after. So far, Oscar’s travel-writer lifestyle (and London home base) means thatContinue reading “Book Review: Oh So Oscar (Forever Love #3) by Charlie Novak”

LEGO Build Report: The White House

Ships and buildings are my thing when it comes to LEGO, but by buildings, I tend to mean sets that are part of the Creator Expert category rather than famous architectural buildings. However, far from me to turn down a free LEGO set! My father-in-law found a brand new set for me at a yardContinue reading “LEGO Build Report: The White House”

April Wrap-Up & May Goals

Awesome things I did this past month: Doubled my word count from March. Read a ton of ARCs (advance reader copies) by some of my favorite authors. Got together with my best friends. All in all, a pretty successful 30 days! I don’t expect to double my word count again for May, but I’ll beContinue reading “April Wrap-Up & May Goals”