Contract of Defiance by Tammy Salyer

I’m all for the fun action movie, especially when it’s science fiction, but I generally look for more when I read. This book had me worried because it starts in the middle of the action and at a mad run, … Continue reading

Promise of Peppermint: An Urban Farm Fresh Romance Prequel by Valerie Comer

This is a sweet inspirational romance story about waiting for the right person to be ready and finding the courage to trust in another’s goodness. I appreciated the role bullying, or more to the point, anti-bullying efforts played, though the … Continue reading

Cask Strength by Layla Reyne

This is the middle book in a gay male romance series that is one continuous story, so I can forgive the serious cliffhanger ending, especially since the main story of the book is resolved. Aidan and Jamie advance their relationship … Continue reading

Structophis by Joseph R. Lallo

I grew up on the Scooby Doo cartoons, and sure, they weren’t great literature, but there were a million reasons I kept watching. I’ve never read a narrative that invoked the same response until now, but Structophis definitely has it. … Continue reading

Contingency Plan by Robyn Bachar

Note: Contains spoilers for the first book, so read that first. This is the second book in Bachar’s science fiction romance series, and it lives up to the same things that I enjoyed in Relaunch Mission. Contingency Plan focuses on … Continue reading

Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann

I overloaded on Brockmann a few years back (you can see the reviews by clicking her name tag below), but this book is a perfect reminder of why I binged in the first place. Some Kind of Hero is populated … Continue reading

The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May

This is the end of a trilogy and I have not read the prior two books, but as a sign of the skillful writing, what I didn’t know could be drawn from context or what is spoken by the characters. … Continue reading

Claim and Protect by Rhenna Morgan

There’s this shiny ideal of the white knight who is perfect and kind and all the things that make the rescuer untainted by real life. The Haven Brotherhood (both series and characters) are none of that. They are rough-talking, hard-living, … Continue reading

Eagle and Empire by Alan Smale

Once again, I have been captivated not just with the cultural elements new to me but the rocky coming together of different people. The misunderstandings, both deliberate and not, and the respect given when lies or manipulations are found out, … Continue reading

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This is not a story in the traditional sense. It’s an immense undertaking of building a world so complex it needs to be fed to the reader in pieces through the eyes of those with a perspective the reader can … Continue reading