Vulnerable by Patricia Loofbourrow

I have a soft spot for stories about people who are trying to live normal lives while the wealthy and well positioned go about rewriting the rules in their favor. Vulnerable is a short work set in the world of … Continue reading

Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins

This is a complicated book full of manipulators both working toward what they believe to be good and for their own selfish purposes. There is a large cast, most of whom I’d consider unlikeable, but there is no question that … Continue reading

Secrets of Sunbeams by Valerie Comer

I read across many genres as you might have noticed if you follow my reviews, and I often determine what to read next based on my mood. With a string of cloudy days getting me down, I reached for the … Continue reading

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 32 Edited by Dave Wolverton

Reviewing an anthology is a difficult task, and I’ll admit I dragged my feet on this one. I read it back in July of last year, but in some ways, this adds a weight to my comments based on which … Continue reading

The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

This novella contains all that is good about historical romance. While many focus on the upper class and nobility, The Governess Affair stars a coal miner’s son turned pugilist who is using a frivolous duke’s penchant to gamble as a … Continue reading

Price of Passion by Susan Napier

I rarely re-read books because there are so many out there, but the right time, place, and mood had me queue up Price of Passion for a second time. I knew I’d read it before, and remembered a bunch of … Continue reading

The Tremblers by Raquel Byrnes

This is an alternate history steampunk story where steam tech, specifically from the hands of Nicola Tesla, is misused and manages to literally shake the world apart. The Tremblers is set after the initial disaster, but the consequences are permanent … Continue reading

Siren Circle: A Boston Technowitch Novel by Erin M. Hartshorn

Siren Circle is a fitting successor to Ghost Garages in that it hits many of the same notes while providing a completely different story. I enjoy the blend of real life and magic, with consequences flowing in both directions, this … Continue reading

Totally Starcross’d by S.D. Wasley

This is a delightfully modern look at Romeo and Juliet. Romilly and Julian meet as strangers at a political debate. They discover much in common, including their political outlooks, but she doesn’t know he’s the son of the conservative candidate … Continue reading

A Beautiful Day for a Conspiracy by Klara Kim

This is a wonderful, action-oriented introduction to the organization nicknamed FateNet. Our guide is a new hire who has lost jobs and been threatened for her odd knack of knowing when something is off and the inability to stay quiet … Continue reading