Review: Subtle Blood (Will Darling Adventures #3) by K. J. Charles

Read my reviews of the previous books in the Will Darling Adventures series: Slippery Creatures (#1) The Sugared Game (#2) In most series in the suspense/thriller realm, even as a subgenre, the overall sense of danger starts small and then grows larger to encompass a threat to more people. Charles subverts this pattern for theContinue reading “Review: Subtle Blood (Will Darling Adventures #3) by K. J. Charles”

Review: Revolver (Boys of Bow Street #1) by Vera Leigh

Disclaimer: I received an advance electronic copy of this novel from the author. I’m not quite sure how this book ended up on my radar, but I decided to take a chance on accepting a review copy by a debut author because I know how difficult the publishing industry can be to newcomers. I tendContinue reading “Review: Revolver (Boys of Bow Street #1) by Vera Leigh”

Review: The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by K.J. Charles

Charles brings many of my favorite things about her writing to this book, such as dynamic and memorable characters and the politics of family and society. Robin and Hart clash immediately, which of course means that they are meant for each other. Hart sees through Robin and his sister’s fortune-hunting scheme and sets out toContinue reading “Review: The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by K.J. Charles”

Author Interview with J.K. Knauss

One of the best things about being an “indie” author is having the ability to re-brand yourself or your works whenever necessary. Check out the gorgeous new cover for J.K. Knauss’ Seven Noble Knights in celebration of her relaunch with Encircle Publications! Below, I’ve also included an interview with the author that has previously beenContinue reading “Author Interview with J.K. Knauss”

Review: The Sugared Game (Will Darling Adventures #2) by K.J. Charles

Read my review of the Will Darling Adventures #1, Slippery Creatures. Charles has such a fantastic gift for crafting worlds that I want to fall into, populated by characters I want to befriend. In fact, beyond the plot and romance of this particular novel, one of the elements I love best about it is theContinue reading “Review: The Sugared Game (Will Darling Adventures #2) by K.J. Charles”

Review: Slippery Creatures (Will Darling Adventures #1) by K.J. Charles

The bad news: This book does not end with a happily ever after. The good news: Because it’s book 1 of a trilogy! Will and Kim have fabulous and intense chemistry that only enhances the plot they’re embroiled in, and I look forward to seeing their relationship develop throughout the next two books. As always,Continue reading “Review: Slippery Creatures (Will Darling Adventures #1) by K.J. Charles”

Review: Wild Seed (Patternnist #1) by Octavia E. Butler

I devoured this novel on a travel day, starting in Baltimore and ending in Indianapolis. I enjoyed many separate elements of this book, from the two very different main characters and their interactions to the historical and scientific elements. Doro and Anyanwu are fantastic foils to each other. While their interactions were sometimes uncomfortable, greatContinue reading “Review: Wild Seed (Patternnist #1) by Octavia E. Butler”

Review: A Little Light Mischief (Turner Series #3.5) by Cat Sebastian

This story can be read without the others in the Turner Series, though I highly recommend them. It also shows how women have both more and less freedom to choose their paths in life during this time period. Molly and Alice are both trapped by financial circumstances, but their ability to share a room isContinue reading “Review: A Little Light Mischief (Turner Series #3.5) by Cat Sebastian”

Review: The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter (Lilywhite Boys #0.5) by K.J. Charles

One of my favorite things about K.J. Charles’ writing is how she weaves together emotion, intrigue, and suspense. Another of my favorite things is how she inserts non-straight and nonbinary characters without unnecessary fanfare into historical fiction that too often lacks such representation as it it never existed before the twentieth century. In combination, sheContinue reading “Review: The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter (Lilywhite Boys #0.5) by K.J. Charles”

Review: The Clockwork Witch by Michelle D. Sonnier

Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased the hardcopy version of this book for full price. As a reader who loves period dramas where the characters are often committed to the correct manners and more, importantly, the correct clothes, I couldn’t go wrong with a version of England with TWO forms ofContinue reading “Review: The Clockwork Witch by Michelle D. Sonnier”