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: 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: The Omega Objection (San Andreas Shifters #2) by G.L. Carriger

I pre-ordered this book, and immediately tore through it as soon as I had a free evening. I do not regret either of these decisions. Returning to the wacky werewolf pack of San Francisco was a delight, especially with the new focus on characters Isaac and Tank. 

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

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

Review: The Sumage Solution (San Andreas Shifters #1) by G.L. Carriger

Part of me is kicking myself for letting this book sit unread on my Kindle for so long. The rest of me thinks there must have been a method to my madness, because now I only have an agonizing 2 weeks to wait until the sequel is released. Luckily, I have a prequel short storyContinue reading “Review: The Sumage Solution (San Andreas Shifters #1) by G.L. Carriger”

Steel Blood Deleted Scene

Happy New Year to all of my awesome readers! In honor of 2017 finally being over, and to celebrate my birthday (yes, I’m a New Year’s Eve baby), I’d like to share a scene that was left on the cutting room floor after my beta readers read one of the earliest drafts of Steel EmpiresContinue reading Steel Blood Deleted Scene”

Not your typical vampire: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #13

Author Jennifer Loring asking me the ever-important question about writing in the fantasy genre. What makes my vampires and other supernatural creatures stand out from the crowd? How did I put my own spin on the mythology while still making my characters recognizable? Take a quick look: My vampires fit the mold in that they’reContinue reading “Not your typical vampire: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #13”

The history of Limani with A.M. Justice: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #4

For the next stop on the Steel Blood blog tour, I couldn’t miss a visit with my internet doppelganger, author A.M. Justice! We share a love of world-building in our fantasy novels, so she asked me to write a bit about how the city of Limani came to be. A quick look: But while theContinue reading “The history of Limani with A.M. Justice: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #4”