Review: Unhallowed (Rath & Rune #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

I was delighted to return to the world of Widdershins, eight years beyond the original series, and check in on my favorite fictional town. The librarians of the Ladysmith Museum were always a source of amused befuddlement for me during the original series, so I was excited that one of those librarians was a heroContinue reading “Review: Unhallowed (Rath & Rune #1) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Markham Hall Series by Sierra Simone

The Awakening of Ivy Leavold (Book 1) Here’s the old-school Gothic erotic romance I expected when I started Simone’s Thornchapel series! An innocent young woman finds herself helpless and adrift in a new home, at the mercy of a mysterious and figure who instantly captivates her attention. Despite Simone’s effortless narrative that elevates the interactionsContinue reading “Review: Markham Hall Series by Sierra Simone”

Review: Scientific Method Series by Kris Ripper

Catalysts (Book 1) The structure of this book is unusual but makes sense once you realize that it originally consisted of two books and that the first book originally consisted of a series of even shorter interludes. This narrative style might make the story disjointed for some readers, especially those who are looking for aContinue reading “Review: Scientific Method Series by Kris Ripper”

Review: Magic in Manhattan Series by Allie Therin

Spellbound (Book 1) Paranormal queer romance in early twentieth-century New York City seems to be a trope I’m particularly fond of, so I didn’t hesitate to purchase this book when at least two authors I follow raved about it on Twitter. The story itself did not disappoint in any measure, from the romance to theContinue reading “Review: Magic in Manhattan Series by Allie Therin”

Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

This post-apocalyptic novel is a climate change story dressed up with a meteor strike. The meteor allows for a dramatic and epic start to the tale and accelerates the climate change issues our planet already faces. Under this premise, Kowal can force this world into jumpstarting events to tell Elma’s story. I was reluctant toContinue reading “Review: The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal”

Review: Trinity Masters Series by Mari Carr & Lila Dubois

Primal Passion (Book 2) I abandoned the first book in this series at about 70%. The three-way arranged marriage via secret society concept intrigued me. Unfortunately, the book used it more as an excuse for three characters to launch immediately into sexual escapades without any personal connection. By the time the external plot showed up,Continue reading “Review: Trinity Masters Series by Mari Carr & Lila Dubois”

Author Interview with Gary Bengier

Today, we’re celebrating the upcoming September 7 release of Unfettered Journey, a debut novel by Gary Bengier. Check out the book below and read on for a short interview with the author. ABOUT THE BOOK “I want to know the truth.I want to know how and why.” Joe Denkensmith, Level 42, vidsnap: Year 2161 SetContinue reading “Author Interview with Gary Bengier”

Review: Dark Orchid Trilogy by Auryn Hadley

Power of Lies (Book 1) The easiest way to include a lot of erotica in a fantasy novel is to toss in some lust magic. But Hadley doesn’t keep things quite so simple, by layering in other elements of magic to her excellent world-building. The erotica always makes sense, based on the rules of theContinue reading “Review: Dark Orchid Trilogy by Auryn Hadley”

Review: Unholy Trifecta Series by A.J. Sherwood

How to Shield an Assassin (Book 1) If you love heist stories, you should read this book. If you love the television show Leverage, you should read this book. If you adore found family stories, you should read this book. If precocious children in fiction don’t annoy you too much, you should read this book.Continue reading “Review: Unholy Trifecta Series by A.J. Sherwood”

Review: Slices of Pi Series by Elia Winters

Even Odds (Book 1) As a gamer girl myself, I’ll always have a soft spot for those characters in romance novels. But it’s so hard to find stories that portray gamers of either gender realistically, much less those who work in the industry. Winters, on the other hand, described the world so well that readingContinue reading “Review: Slices of Pi Series by Elia Winters”