Review: Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy #3.5) by Ilona Andrews

diamond fireThis novella picks up where the last book in the Hidden Legacy series leaves off and features a surprise protagonist! As much as I adore Nevada, it was awesome to read a story from the perspective of another member of the Baylor family, and Catalina is fantastic. Continue reading

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Review: Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin #3) by Jordan L. Hawk

StormhavenThe horrors of this book are once again an homage to those created by Lovecraft himself, and I continue to find absurd joy in heroes that would have completely pissed him off. At this point, I am thoroughly enamored by both Whyborne and Griffin, and Hawk continues to impress with their excellent character development. Continue reading

Steel Time Deleted Scenes!

Steel Time Jacket.inddHappy New Year’s Eve to all of my awesome friends and blog followers, but more importantly — happy birthday to me! I’m planning a lovely low-key evening with a small group of friends to involve pizza, cake, and games. I hope that whatever you plans have, you remain safe and have a blast.

To celebrate today, I’d love to share two short scenes that were removed from Steel Time before publication. Enjoy!

[Please note that both scenes are in very rough draft form, and neither of them have been edited.]

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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: “Marine Biology” (San Andreas Shifters short story) by G.L. Carriger

Marine BiologyCute story that was short and sweet. I’m not a huge fan of the “insta-love” trope in romances, but you can hand-wave it away here as a werewolf mating thing. Getting some background into the characters that I adore in The Sumage Solution was nice, however.

The plot aspect of this story felt a bit rushed, but that’s the curse of the short story. The resolution was unexpected and quite humorous.

Carriger is definitely finding her stride with these characters and their voices here, but it’s still a fun read if you enjoy the main series.  Continue reading