Review: Bringer of Night (SPECTR #3.2) by Jordan L. Hawk

After all the shenanigans that have occurred over the course of this series, a run-of-the-mill murder mystery and case of mistaken identity are almost too boring for our heroes. Except nothing about this string of murders is normal, and John, Caleb, and Gray have friends (both old and new) along for the ride. There’s yetContinue reading “Review: Bringer of Night (SPECTR #3.2) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Stalker of Shadows (SPECTR #3.1) by Jordan L. Hawk

The first installment of the next SPECTR epic brings us something completely different — and all the best parts of exactly the same. John is now the character who must wait patiently while Caleb and Gray get to do what they do best (eat demons). They’re in a new setting, which is why everyone isContinue reading “Review: Stalker of Shadows (SPECTR #3.1) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: SPECTR: The Complete First Series by Jordan L. Hawk

Includes the titles: Hunter of Demons Master of Ghouls Reaper of Souls Eater of Lives Destroyer of Worlds Summoner of Storms Honestly, my review can be boiled down like this: I purchased the series as a full set, but the books were so good that I didn’t want to pause in between to write individualContinue reading “Review: SPECTR: The Complete First Series by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Not Quite Beast (Not Quite #2) by Kaye Draper

This is a solid continuation to Sam’s story, action-packed and filled with answers to some questions while teasing even more questions that need answers. Draper also expands upon her world-building and introduces an intriguing political element to the plot line. I look forward to seeing how Sam and their “guild” play a role in Theo’sContinue reading “Review: Not Quite Beast (Not Quite #2) by Kaye Draper”

Review: Not Quite Human (Not Quite #1) by Kaye Draper

Kaye Draper’s latest urban fantasy/romance series is going to be another hit for me, I think. This author includes a note in her book blurbs about being tired of tropes, and she puts her money where her mouth is — once again, the characters in this story were unique, fascinating, and flawed. As an addedContinue reading “Review: Not Quite Human (Not Quite #1) by Kaye Draper”

Review: Fates, Fins, and Fangs (Gods & Demons #1) by Kaye Draper

I tore through the Gesa’s Menagerie series while home sick a few months ago, so it seems appropriate that I would start this next series while working full-time from home during a pandemic. This novella was a wonderful afternoon of escape, full of intriguing characters and excitement. The author states that this can be readContinue reading “Review: Fates, Fins, and Fangs (Gods & Demons #1) by Kaye Draper”

Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 4 (Eburosi Chronicles #11) by R.A. Steffan

As is typical for me with the books in this series, I devoured this installment in a single evening. This story does an excellent job of tying up multiple story lines and plot points, beyond the obvious of the overall “get Rayth’s throne back from his evil brother.” Frella finally bonds with her dragon andContinue reading “Review: The Dragon Mistress: Book 4 (Eburosi Chronicles #11) by R.A. Steffan”

Review: Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) by Ilona Andrews

I enjoyed this Kinsmen tale much more than the first. While this book is a romance, it certainly doesn’t start out feeling that way. I’d even argue that this is a solid science-fiction story that just happens to include romantic elements as part of the plot. The world-building regarding Claire’s home planet and how psychersContinue reading “Review: Silver Shark (Kinsmen #2) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: The Armored Saint (Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole

I got pretty burned out on reading epic fantasy once I started paying attention to diversity within the pages, so I’m always thrilled to find an offering in the genre that bucks stereotype. Add a dash of steampunk and I’m hooked. Its easy to draw “Joan of Arc” comparisons to the character of Heloise onContinue reading “Review: The Armored Saint (Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole”

Review: Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) by James S.A. Corey

This novella is a beautiful vignette about early life on Laconia. It doesn’t answer many greater questions about the ecosystem of this world due to the limited point-of-view of the main character. But it answers quieter questions about how Duerte came to power and how he imposed his views on the burgeoning society. On theContinue reading “Review: Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) by James S.A. Corey”