Review: A Vow So Bold and Deadly

A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Steam? Fade to black, but she knows how to make heavy petting poetic and erotic. Violence? This is the third book in a graphically violent series. Far more gore than nookie. Plot: Not going to lie. I looked forward to lyrical prose[…]

Indie Author Spotlight: Keepers and Destinies by Carl F. Brothers

Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers Genre: Fantasy Stand alone or series? Book one of a series. Plot: Heaven and Hell both want to rule over Earth. Andrea is sent to Earth. There, she discovers a lot more is going on than she was told and hidden memories resurface. What I liked: Intricate world building.[…]

Book Review: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/Dystopian Future Stand alone or series? Book one of a trilogy. Romantic Subplot? File that under “It’s complicated.” Steam? There was some sexual tension between the main character and her love interest. This is not a kissing book. Violence? Gory battle violence typical of the urban[…]

Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (anime)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge. I haven’t read this manga (waiting until comic book stores are open again to find the English version), but I’m watching season one of the anime on Netflix with my youngest. After watching most of season 1, I felt compelled to write[…]

Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie

Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized #4) by Annette Marie If you’re not familiar with Annette Marie’s books, I’d start with Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codes: Spellbound #1). The Spellbound books (8 total) and Demonized books (4 total) are parallel story lines in the same world that sometimes intersect. For reading[…]

Science Fiction Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2021

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor “An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death’s adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor“ “She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”[…]

Fantasy Books I Want to Read in 2021

A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Rose #4) by Sarah J. Maas Although Nesta isn’t my favorite character out of the ACoTaR world, but Cassian is. I don’t want Nesta to soften, but I do want her to understand who her friends are. I can’t wait to reenter Maas’s world and see[…]

Urban Fantasy Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2021

Blood Heir (Kate Daniels World Book 1) by Ilona Andrews In 2020, I read the entire Kate Daniels series, Iron and Magic, the Innkeeper series, and just about everything I could find written by the writing couple who go by the pen name Ilona Andrews. Professors could teach an entire creative writing class using IA’s[…]

Indie Author Spotlight: Shackle.Exe by Van D Vicious

What is cyberpunk if you don’t have the Haves and the Have Nots, and throw them together for contrast? The way the books starts, I thought this read would be a lot darker than it was. Don’t get me wrong, Shackle.exe explores characters with addictions: sex, drugs, cyber, etc. placed into situations that constantly summon[…]