Book Review: The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass

I’m not a huge craft book consumer, but I wanted to give myself a refresher course on certain topics before I shift genres for my next series. The Amazon algorithms fed me this option, and I snapped it up based on the price point and author. This book is an easy read that I devouredContinue reading “Book Review: The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass”

Book Review: Best Served Cold by E.M. Denning

One of my favorite books by this author is called Murder Husbands, so I knew I had to check out her dark romance featuring a literal demon. I was not disappointed, and this book is a perfect way to enjoy the spookiest month of the year. Note, however, that I primarily call this a darkContinue reading “Book Review: Best Served Cold by E.M. Denning”

Book Review: The Fae Queen’s Captive (Peculiar Tastes) by Sierra Simone

I’m traveling on Halloween this year, so I’ll admit that I’m not as hyped for the holiday as I usually am. Reading this unexpected dark romance changed all that in a heartbeat. The opening events are the perfect welcome to the spooky season, evoking horror tropes of the final girl while simultaneously instilling a senseContinue reading “Book Review: The Fae Queen’s Captive (Peculiar Tastes) by Sierra Simone”

Book Review: Getting Signed (Model Love) by Colette Davison

Read my review of a previous book in the Model Love series, Couture Crush by Charlie Novak Davison’s entry into this shared-world series is another sweet, low-angst story. Pretty much everything about this tale of an aspiring model falling for his best friend’s brother was predictable, and I say that as both a pro andContinue reading “Book Review: Getting Signed (Model Love) by Colette Davison”

Book Review: Couture Crush (Model Love) by Charlie Novak

My first visit to this new, multi-author series happens to be with one of my favorite authors, so I knew I was in for a treat. Novak brings her lovely writing style and well-crafted characters to a series about professional male models (and the men who love them) with a frank look at both theContinue reading “Book Review: Couture Crush (Model Love) by Charlie Novak”

Book Review: Hostile Takeover (The Game #8) by Cara Dee

Read my reviews of previous books in The Game series: We’re now eight books into this epic, interconnected romance series, and Cara Dee consistently delivers with each new installment. This book does technically work as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend that readers also check out Out of the Ashes (The Game #5) to bestContinue reading “Book Review: Hostile Takeover (The Game #8) by Cara Dee”

Book Review: Soft Hands (Sin Bin: West Coast #2) by E.M. Lindsey

Lindsey treats us to a few of my favorite tropes in the latest installment of their hockey romance series. Poly romance arcs are a particular favorite because it’s like getting multiple story arcs for the price of one, and as usual, Lindsey upends every expectation by creating a unique dynamic between three well-developed characters. Plus,Continue reading “Book Review: Soft Hands (Sin Bin: West Coast #2) by E.M. Lindsey”

Book Review: Secret Service by Tal Bauer

Bauer is one of those authors whose stunning use of language elevates the work from general storytelling to a genuine art form. I’d probably have loved this book all on its own based on the excellent characterization and intricate plotline, but luckily, I got to read this amazing bit of literature instead. The action startsContinue reading “Book Review: Secret Service by Tal Bauer”

Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody

This post includes reviews of the books in the Diviner’s Game series: Bishop to Knight One (Diviner’s Game #1) When I tried to read an earlier edition of this book, I didn’t get very far. A few months later, I read other books by this author and fell in love with her creativity and writingContinue reading “Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: Play by Nikki Markham

This book is not officially part of the series, per the author, and it works very well as a stand-alone. But, both main characters here are featured in Impact, and the overall friendship connections involved in the larger cast of characters are more interesting and carry a bit more weight if you have read theContinue reading “Book Review: Play by Nikki Markham”