By Darkness Revealed by Kevin McLaughlin

The novel begins like an introduction to urban fantasy with detailed explanations of standard elements. However, it plays on many English boarding school tropes as well, offering an interesting blend of the two. The twist comes in the boarding school … Continue reading

Foul Is Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

This book throws you in at the deep end of a surreal world until you’re not sure what’s real and what are hallucinations thanks to the main character having some form of an attention disorder. We are first introduced to … Continue reading

Secrets of Milan by Edale Lane with Giveaway

Secrets of Milan starts with Fiore and Maddie in a relationship crisis, with Maddie holding herself separate. This confused me for a short while because I’d thought their crisis over, but when Maddie quickly reveals the cause, it’s something new. … Continue reading

Nyssa Glass and the House of Mirrors by H. L. Burke

This series has come up in conversation a time or two in the steampunk groups I follow online, and its fans are dedicated. Having read the first book, I understand why. Nyssa Glass is a genuinely nice person with a … Continue reading

Fury of the Gods by Amy Braun

I jumped into the Areios Brothers series with Fury of the Gods, the third book. I know most people don’t do that, but when something about the description intrigues me, I have no trouble starting in the middle of a … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 05-22-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Coins (Ancient History) Coins can give insight into the time of their minting as demonstrated in the examination of coins minted to commemorate the Bar Kokhba rebellion when Jews rebelled … Continue reading

The Cowboy’s Reluctant Bride by Valerie Comer

This novel is the perfect full circle for the series in a lot of ways. The Christmas connection is the most obvious, but themes and history intertwine between the first novel and this one. The emphasis on faith is stronger … Continue reading

A Royal Kiss & Tell by Julia London

This is the second in A Royal Wedding, a series where royalty steps beyond the bounds of expectation to find true love. The series is more than only romance so far with this book also containing intrigue, though not a … Continue reading

Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen

I’ve read other books by Patty Jansen, and like her science fiction, so I picked up one of her fantasies to try. This world is complex with many layers running through it. There are few simple answers or clear villains … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 04-17-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Household Objects (History) Household objects we now take for granted often have curious or even checkered pasts. Here are some glimpses of how they came to be in our lives. … Continue reading