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 urbanContinue reading “Book Review: Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews”

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 writeContinue reading “Review: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (anime)”

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 readingContinue reading “Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie”

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’sContinue reading “Urban Fantasy Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2021”

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 summonContinue reading “Indie Author Spotlight: Shackle.Exe by Van D Vicious”

Indie Author Spotlight Review: Jesikah Sundin and Claire Luana’s The Knights of Caerleon Series

After the nineties, I was kind of done with Arthurian retellings. I haven’t watched any of the latest shows or movies. Then, I pick up this book. It’s told from multiple points of view, but Gwenevere is definitely the protagonist. I loved the dilemma the authors present both Gwenevere and Arthur and the notions aboutContinue reading “Indie Author Spotlight Review: Jesikah Sundin and Claire Luana’s The Knights of Caerleon Series”

Writer Reads Book Review: The Kinsmen Universe

I was introduced to Ilona Andrews books by a fellow writer. I trust her taste because she’s an excellent author and we like a lot of the same authors, shows, movies, etc. She recommended Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews because I like beauty and the beast retellings. I then devoured all of Ilona AndrewsContinue reading “Writer Reads Book Review: The Kinsmen Universe”