Review: Not Quite Beast (Not Quite #2) by Kaye Draper

This is a solid continuation to Sam’s story, action-packed and filled with answers to some questions while teasing even more questions that need answers. Draper also expands upon her world-building and introduces an intriguing political element to the plot line. I look forward to seeing how Sam and their “guild” play a role in Theo’sContinue reading “Review: Not Quite Beast (Not Quite #2) by Kaye Draper”

Review: Not Quite Human (Not Quite #1) by Kaye Draper

Kaye Draper’s latest urban fantasy/romance series is going to be another hit for me, I think. This author includes a note in her book blurbs about being tired of tropes, and she puts her money where her mouth is — once again, the characters in this story were unique, fascinating, and flawed. As an addedContinue reading “Review: Not Quite Human (Not Quite #1) by Kaye Draper”

Review: Charmed City by Michelle D. Sonnier

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this collection for full price. I picked up this collection at one of the first conventions I ever attended, out near Pittsburgh, because I work in Baltimore proper and live near the city. Baltimore is a shared setting for these stories,Continue reading “Review: Charmed City by Michelle D. Sonnier”

Review: Fates, Fins, and Fangs (Gods & Demons #1) by Kaye Draper

I tore through the Gesa’s Menagerie series while home sick a few months ago, so it seems appropriate that I would start this next series while working full-time from home during a pandemic. This novella was a wonderful afternoon of escape, full of intriguing characters and excitement. The author states that this can be readContinue reading “Review: Fates, Fins, and Fangs (Gods & Demons #1) by Kaye Draper”

Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 4 (Eburosi Chronicles #11) by R.A. Steffan

As is typical for me with the books in this series, I devoured this installment in a single evening. This story does an excellent job of tying up multiple story lines and plot points, beyond the obvious of the overall “get Rayth’s throne back from his evil brother.” Frella finally bonds with her dragon andContinue reading “Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 4 (Eburosi Chronicles #11) by R.A. Steffan”

Review: A Furnace Sealed (Adventures of Bram Gold #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this book for full price. Sometimes a book is really easy to review. I started it about an hour before I went out with friends for the night. I spent the entire evening wishing I was back home reading the book.Continue reading “Review: A Furnace Sealed (Adventures of Bram Gold #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido”

Review: Seasons (Tales of Valdemar #13) edited by Mercedes Lackey

Seasonal celebrations were the theme of this collection of tales set in the fantasy world of Valdemar, which acted less as glue holding the collection together and more as an awkward way to pretend all of these stories belonged together. Especially in the cases of the “continuing” stories that feature characters from previous collections. IContinue reading “Review: Seasons (Tales of Valdemar #13) edited by Mercedes Lackey”

Review: The Armored Saint (Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole

I got pretty burned out on reading epic fantasy once I started paying attention to diversity within the pages, so I’m always thrilled to find an offering in the genre that bucks stereotype. Add a dash of steampunk and I’m hooked. Its easy to draw “Joan of Arc” comparisons to the character of Heloise onContinue reading “Review: The Armored Saint (Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole”

Review: Thieves’ Honor (Wizards of London #1) by Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. I devoured this book so quickly, and with such enjoyment, that I forgot to take any notes for my review! Brinkley’s debut novel features romance, magic, and mystery set in historical London. She weaves together the tropes from multiple genresContinue reading “Review: Thieves’ Honor (Wizards of London #1) by Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: Deosil (Whyborne & Griffin #11) by Jordan L. Hawk

This series closes out in a maelstrom (pun intended) of heroism, madness, horror, love, triumph, and just a few tentacles. Everything comes full-circle (pun also intended) as Whyborne and Griffin join with new and old allies to defend their home of Widdershins from the extra-dimensional Masters who have returned to reclaim what is theirs. BecauseContinue reading “Review: Deosil (Whyborne & Griffin #11) by Jordan L. Hawk”