Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey

I put off reading this installment of the series for longer than I should have, because my husband mentioned in an offhand comment that a lot of time had passed since the previous book. I didn’t want to read about new characters and new situations. Instead, what I got was a Rocinante crew who are closer […]

Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 2 (Eburosi Chronicles #9) by R.A. Steffan

I finished the first installment of The Dragon Mistress on a Friday night, right before I was supposed to play video games with my spouse and a friend. Instead, I devoured the next installment in a single evening while they played without me. I regret nothing. The dragons play a larger role in this story, as […]

Review: The Lion Mistress (Eburosi Chronicles #5-#7) by R.A. Steffan

Because of how much I enjoyed each installment of The Horse Mistress, my first experience with the world of the Eburosi Chronicles, I went ahead and bought the full collection of the next adventure as one book. I have no regrets about that decision. This world gave me one of the most intense book hangovers of […]

Review: Noelle by Night (Dommes by Night #3) by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. The final installment of the Dommes by Night series once again flips the script on its head. Nichole heightens the tension on multiple fronts, from the relationship between the main characters, to the hidden secrets, to the drama of the […]

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels #3) by Ilona Andrews

My 2019 Resolution Project over at my other blog, Speculative Chic, is to read the entire Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews, finishing up with a first read of the final book in the series. I’ve read the third book, Magic Strikes, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “Kate […]

Review: The Horse Mistress: Book 3 (Eburosi Chronicles #3) by R.A. Steffan

When their rock shatters, Carivel and Senovo have to work together to put Andoc back together again. Their relationship arc goes through another set of trials, just enough to make a reader worried while also keeping faith that everything will work out for the best. The world of Eburosi grows again when the characters travel […]

Review: The Horse Mistress: Book 2 (Eburosi Chronicles #2) by R.A. Steffan

The epic fantasy world of Eburosi deepens, along with the relationship between Carivel, Senovo, and Andoc, in this second installment of The Horse Mistress. Many of the quibbles I had about the first book are addressed here, such as external conflicts that stand in the way of their relationship and more extensive world-building.

Review: A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals #2) by Alyssa Cole

Saying that I didn’t like this book as much as the previous in the series does a disservice to this book, because I still enjoyed it thoroughly. This is completely subjective reasoning on my part, because I did not connect with this heroine as much.  She’s a rich trust fund kid, even though she struggles […]

Review: The Horse Mistress: Book 1 (Eburosi Chronicles #1) by R.A. Steffan

The downside to growing as a reader is realizing how much epic fantasy is problematic in terms of representation. Therefore, I thoroughly enjoyed discovering this series, which features queer characters, including a gender-fluid character. Carivel is a delight to read, and her relationship(s) with Andoc and Senovo are just the right mix of emotional and […]

Review: A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole

I picked up the first book in this series because a later installment features a woman in a wheelchair on the cover, and I am all about supporting representation in books. The fact that this book has two characters of color on the cover, which is a rarity for a romance novel by a major […]