I’m not normally a huge fan of short story collections, but I absolutely loved this one. The stories are emotionally intense in a way that I don’t normally find short stories to be–so much so that sometimes the book was hard to read, even though there was nothing particularly graphic about it. I really felt […]Read more "“Shadows, Darkness and Light” by P. Zoro"
I was instantly intrigued when I read the premise for this book: billionaire playboy falls for a waitress–because she dominates him in the bedroom. The inversion of the usual relationship for this kind of story promised something interesting. The actual execution of the story is less excitingly different than I’d hoped; however, fans of the […]Read more "“His Every Desire” by Krista Lakes"
“Of Fear and Faith” is the first installment in what promises to be a very fun, readable paranormal romance/romantic thriller series with a twist. I have the slash because it combines elements of both genres: Sanura, the female lead, is a child psychologist brought in to help with a serial killer case by the male […]Read more "“Of Fear and Faith” by N.D. Jones"
“Deep Blue” continues the story of the picaresque characters introduced in “Blood Red.” Alliances are broken and reformed as our (anti) heroes have to face an army of undead and mechnological horrors… The book is action-packed, with multiple storylines running at once. This is something I tend to find a little difficult to follow (I […]Read more "“The Wonder #2: Deep Blue” by James Devo"
In “Blood Red” we are introduced to a steampunk/alternate world that is vaguely Victorian/Edwardian in flavor, but in which humanity has access to Wonder, a form of magic that is used instead of electricity, gunpowder, steam, etc. Different kinds of Wonder are mined or reclaimed from deposits, and the story follows two different groups who […]Read more "“Blood Red: The Wonder Book One” by James Devo"
Another entertaining entry in the Melody Jackson series. To her horror, Melody is forced to play hostess to her 5-year-old cousin, who has a penchant for destruction. Meanwhile, is the family being stalked by a hellhound? Or is it just Melody’s over-active imagination responding to reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles”? Melody continues to be […]Read more "“Melody Jackson vs. The Hound From Hell” by BMB Johnson"
“Goldilocks and the Sorceress” is an inventive reimagination of the Goldilocks story. A grown-up Princess Goldilocks runs away from an arranged marriage, only to end up in the hut of an evil sorceress who was spurned by the king, Goldilocks’s father, long ago and still harbors a grudge. Coira, the sorceress, assumes Goldilocks’s identity and […]Read more "“Goldilocks and the Sorceress” by Lana Axe"
Another great entry in the Shopaholic series. To her delight, Becky is pregnant–but it turns out being a mother-to-be isn’t always blissful. Especially when, in your quest to be seen by the hottest OB-GYN in Britain, you find yourself throwing your husband in the way of his super-hot ex-girlfriend. There are the usual Becky hijinks–honestly, […]Read more "“Shopaholic and Baby” by Sophie Kinsella"
The adventures of Becky Bloomwood, now Becky Brandon, continue. Becky and Luke are finishing up their monster round-the-world honeymoon (in a great scene, Becky has a moment of enlightenment when she runs barefoot across hot coals in pursuit of souvenir bracelets) and have to return to “real life.” But a huge surprise is waiting for […]Read more "“Shopaholic and Sister” by Sophie Kinsella"
“Shopaholic on Honeymoon” is a fun free little short about the beginning of Becky and Luke’s honeymoon and totally worth reading if you’re a fan of the “Shopaholic” series. Like the rest of the series, it’s lighthearted and seemingly frivolous–Becky goes on a shopping spree while in Venice, surprise surprise!–but, again like the rest of […]Read more "“Shopaholic on Honeymoon” by Sophie Kinsella"