Review: The Portrait Problem (The Galipp Files #3) by Jamaila Brinkley

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I bought the ebook for full price. The Galipp Files are a solid trilogy chronicling the evolving relationship between Anastasia and her partner-turned-fiance Simon. Along the way, they solve magical crimes in their version of not overly-magical London. My biggest complaint about this series is how muchContinue reading “Review: The Portrait Problem (The Galipp Files #3) by Jamaila Brinkley”

Review: A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole

I’m intrigued by the expansive world-building in the universe of this paranormal romance series, obviously enough to read the second book in the series. And I just bought the third one. But I have such conflicted feelings about the relationships in the romance aspect of the stories. The whole “vampire bride,” “werewolf mate,” etc. facetContinue reading “Review: A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole”

Review: Seder in Space and Other Tales by J.D. Blackrose

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price before I ever met her in person! Favorite Story: “Seder in SPACE” is a short science-fiction story that embodies one of things I find in the best science-fiction stories — that the more things change, the more things stay theContinue reading “Review: Seder in Space and Other Tales by J.D. Blackrose”

Review: Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews

It’s no secret to anyone following my book reviews that Ilona Andrews is one of my “drop everything and read the new book ASAP” authors. I anxiously awaited the arrival of the newest installment of the Hidden Legacy series and devoured the book within 24 hours. Reading the previous installments of this series makes forContinue reading “Review: Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews”

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) 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 seventh book, Magic Breaks, before, and originally reviewed it in March 2016. You can find my NEW full review here.Continue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: Black and Blue (Red and Black #2) by Nancy O’Toole Meservier

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; I received an electronic version of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is very obviously the middle book in a trilogy; at the same time, it does not suffer many of the issues that middle books usually employ. Instead, it works as a solid follow-upContinue reading “Review: Black and Blue (Red and Black #2) by Nancy O’Toole Meservier”

2019 Resolution Project: Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) 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 this book, Magic Rises, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt: “InContinue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews”

2019 Resolution Project: Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) 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 this companion book, Gunmetal Magic, before, but never officially reviewed it. You can find my full review here. An excerpt:Continue reading “2019 Resolution Project: Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels #5.5) by Ilona Andrews”

Review: “An Ill-Advised Rescue” (Kate Daniels #5.?) by Ilona Andrews

This short story is included in the back of Kate Daniels Book #6: Magic Rises, and the author note in the front advises the reader to start there before launching into the novel. Since I can’t find a place to review this story on Amazon or Goodreads (indeed, it’s not even listed as part ofContinue reading “Review: “An Ill-Advised Rescue” (Kate Daniels #5.?) by Ilona Andrews”

New Release: Steel Shadows!

BUY THE BOOK From my publisher Amazon Barnes & Noble CELEBRATE THE BOOK Help spread the word on social media! Check out these blog posts: Speculative Chic: My Favorite Things with J.L. Gribble Raw Dog Screaming Press: Third Annual State of the Empires Leave a review of Steel Shadows on Amazon or Goodreads once you’ve read it. Leave a review of ANYContinue reading “New Release: Steel Shadows!”