Review: A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer

I’m not sure what I expected of this book, but it was about a million times better than I anticipated. The characters, story, and situation were more exciting than I could have imagined, and it all packed an amazing emotional punch at the end. It’s one of those harder to categorize books: not quite aContinue reading “Review: A Time to Rise by Tal Bauer”

Review: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Sara Dobie Bauer

Disclaimer: I am friends with this author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price. Another Christmas in July treat, except this novella is less sweet and more vaguely terrifying. Bauer manipulates the Santa Claus trope to create an otherworldly being who fulfills the role of Santa Claus but with significantly less cheer. Kris latchesContinue reading “Review: He Sees You When You’re Sleeping by Sara Dobie Bauer”

Review: Blind Tiger (The Pride #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

Hawk granted my wish and returned to his clever and imaginative Hexworld series—except moving the action to a new time and place. Prohibition Chicago is rife with story fodder, especially where magic is involved, and this book is no different. Hawk takes the traditional, in which a small-town guy escapes to the big city andContinue reading “Review: Blind Tiger (The Pride #1) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: The Quiet House (Black & Blue #2) by Lily Morton

A group of paranormal specialists and investigators are gathered at a supposedly haunted house. We’ve probably all read this story before. Except this version happens to include the mysterious and amazing Blue Billings, with boyfriend Levi and mentor Tom along for the ride. What results is decidedly more in the haunted and horrifying department thanContinue reading “Review: The Quiet House (Black & Blue #2) by Lily Morton”

Review: Blood Series by Brea Alepoú

More Than Blood (Book 1) This paranormal romance story includes a cast of intriguing characters and plenty of sexy bits. However, is it wrong to wish that the book had included more of the worldbuilding and plot than romance-related drama? As much as I enjoyed meeting Karter and the vampire den to whom he findsContinue reading “Review: Blood Series by Brea Alepoú”

Review: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (Black & Blue #1) by Lily Morton

If I accidentally moved into a haunted house, I’d probably fall for the cute, local ghost tour guide too. Especially if his psychic gifts can help me un-haunt my house. The blue hair is probably just a bonus. Apparently, I identified a lot with Levi as a character because most of all of his decisionsContinue reading “Review: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (Black & Blue #1) by Lily Morton”

Review: Werewolves of Chernobyl by K.A. Merikan & L.A. Witt

I enjoy both these authors and the recent miniseries about Chernobyl on HBO, so this book pinged my interest when I stumbled across it. While I lean toward vampires rather than werewolves in my paranormal romance tastes, the premise intrigued me immediately. The human character, Quinn, annoyed me at the beginning. He starts a bitContinue reading “Review: Werewolves of Chernobyl by K.A. Merikan & L.A. Witt”

Review: Pendulum (Kingdom of Night #1) by Joel Abernathy

I made it a goal to read more M/M books written by male-presenting authors, and this trilogy looked like a great choice that featured lots of my favorite things in the paranormal romance genre. On the plus side, this book was well-written, and it was easy enough to get swept along in the plot. However,Continue reading “Review: Pendulum (Kingdom of Night #1) by Joel Abernathy”

Review: Folk Lore Series by K.A. Merikan

Where the Devil Says Goodnight (Book 1) Potential readers should heed the “dark” warning in this book’s description because more than a few scenes are not for the faint of heart. Merikan dives deep into Slavic mythology to draw monsters to the surface, both paranormal and utterly human. Adam and Emil pay the price, timeContinue reading “Review: Folk Lore Series by K.A. Merikan”

Review: Marquis of Secret Doors (Royal Powers #3) by Lynn Lorenz

Read my review of Royal Powers #1, Duking It Out, by E.J. Russell Read my review of Royal Powers #2, The Hero and the Hidden Royal, by Renae Kaye For the third installment of this shared-world romance series, the author takes advantage of the fact that these countries are European-based and also dips back intoContinue reading “Review: Marquis of Secret Doors (Royal Powers #3) by Lynn Lorenz”