Review: “A Case of Spirits” (A Charm of Magpies short) by K.J. Charles

This short story was included in my Kindle edition of A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2). This delightful short story doesn’t add much to the interpersonal relationship between Lord Crane and Stephen Day, but it does show how Crane and his manservant Merrick have become intricately linked with Day’s world of magician justiciars.Continue reading “Review: “A Case of Spirits” (A Charm of Magpies short) by K.J. Charles”

Review: A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2) by K.J. Charles

This was not a long novel, but I think I would have devoured it just as quickly had it been twice the length. I’ve decided that I adore Lord Crane. Like any true romantic hero, he has looks, brains, and money. But his personality, lack of regard for polite society, and familiarity with the worldContinue reading “Review: A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2) by K.J. Charles”

Review: The Soldier’s Scoundrel (Turner Series #1) by Cat Sebastian

I’m starting to see the appeal of romances, especially the ones where a happily ever is guaranteed. I don’t always like the emotional angst characters have to go through to get there, and I’ve discovered that I’m not a huge fan of the “you’re better off without me” trope (it hits a bit close toContinue reading “Review: The Soldier’s Scoundrel (Turner Series #1) by Cat Sebastian”

Review: The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies #1) by K.J. Charles

Now that I’ve discovered a newfound love for queer historical romance, it was really only a matter of time before I made the jump to the urban fantasy variety. This novel was an excellent introductory choice that I devoured in the space of one airport wait + flight to Florida, and I had to resistContinue reading “Review: The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies #1) by K.J. Charles”

Review: The Lawrence Browne Affair (Turner Series #2) by Cat Sebastian

A break from the daily routine in the form of a business trip to Seattle for the day job meant a break in my regular reading habits. Ages ago, my favorite contemporary romance author (okay, Anna Zabo is really the only contemporary romance author I really read) noted that a novel by one of theirContinue reading “Review: The Lawrence Browne Affair (Turner Series #2) by Cat Sebastian”

Author Interview with Rebecca Halsey

Not every book gets two birthdays, but sometimes life happens. Since I’m a huge fan of authors who face adversity and come back swinging, I’m pleased to host an interview with author Rebecca Halsey on the occasion of her novel’s re-release. I previously read and reviewed Notes of Temptation last year, tearing through it while onContinue reading “Author Interview with Rebecca Halsey”

Review: ESSENTIAL MAGIC (Fay of Skye #1) by Cara McKinnon

Disclaimer: The author and I attended the same graduate school program and participate in group promotional tours for our books. However, I purchased my hardcopy version of this novel for full price. For a person who doesn’t claim to be a “romance book” reader, I seem to keep lucking out with some amazing speculative fictionContinue reading “Review: ESSENTIAL MAGIC (Fay of Skye #1) by Cara McKinnon”