Review: “A Queer Trade” and Rag and Bone (A Charm of Magpies World) by K.J. Charles

This connected short story and novel take place in the world of A Charm of Magpies. A reader will get the most of these stories after reading the initial trilogy and Jackdaw. Continue reading

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Review: Jackdaw (A Charm of Magpies World) by K.J. Charles

JackdawI thoroughly enjoy this historical fantasy world, and I’m so glad that it extends beyond the initial trilogy. Part of what I loved most about this book in particular was seeing this world through new eyes, by a person who is neither magic nor cushioned by wealth and privilege. Continue reading

Review: Between the Lines by Sally Malcolm

Between the LinesDisclaimer: I received an advanced electronic copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book is set in the same world (and town) as the author’s previous book, Perfect Day. It is not necessary to have read that book first, but it puts certain events into perspective. Otherwise, Theo and Luca have their own romantic story that I thoroughly enjoyed on a winter day when I’d much rather have been on a beach. It’s a great summer beach read that’s perfect all year ’round. Continue reading

Review: Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies #3) by K.J. Charles

Flight of MagpiesI found this series right before the previous publishing company it was being published with folded. I was devastated, because it meant waiting months until I could finish the trilogy. Luckily, it was absolutely worth the wait.

The conclusion to this trilogy brought together much of the story and plot elements from the previous books, showing us more of how the society of practitioners works in England, the growing power of the Magpie Lord, and multiple developing relationships. Continue reading

Review: Wanted, a Gentleman by K.J. Charles

Wanted a GentlemanHappy 500th blog post to me! Thanks for hanging out with me.


I was initially unsure whether I wanted to read this book, despite my previous enjoyment of all of the author’s works. However, a quiet evening at home when I knew I was falling ill demanded comfort reading, and this book was the perfect choice.

This story was a fantastic blend of fast-paced action and quiet, delightful moments between the characters (both sexy and fully clothed). I adored Martin’s character and his very human moral quandaries.  Continue reading