Fogbound: Empire in Flames by Gareth Clegg

The talents of this author shine in his debut novel through the tangible world building and bevy of fascinating characters. We are thrown into a post-apocalyptic alternate London whose Queen Victoria lost the battle against Martian invaders. It’s a post-apocalyptic … Continue reading

Kitsune: A Little Mermaid Retelling by Nicolette Andrews

I purchased this book (the start of the Tales of Akatsuki) some time ago because the blurb and the use of the Japanese mythology caught my attention. I am not a Japanophile, but that very lack of absorption draws me … Continue reading

The Clockwork Heart by Kim Fielding

This novelette is available as a free read from the author’s site ( and it’s well worth the time to check out. The story is beautiful and intense as it brings Dante Winter to life, a man discarded by his … Continue reading

The Cowboy’s Convenient Marriage by Valerie Comer

This is one powerful story with a major emotional kick, or rather several. The inspirational message is lighter in some ways because the characters don’t engage it as directly, but it’s stronger in others. It speaks to how we are … Continue reading

Wolves: I Bring the Fire, Part 1 by C. Gockel

I picked up the Urban Mythic Box Set a while ago because I enjoy the myths it springs from, but like most books, it ended up buried on my Kindle until this week. I happened upon it when needing a … Continue reading

Quiet Resistance by David Bridger

I’m a fan of David Bridger’s storytelling, and he hasn’t let me down yet. Still, I approached this novella a little tentatively after I read something he said about it being a response to the current political situation. I trust … Continue reading

Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger

Note: I lost track of some NetGalley ARCs when my first Kindle died and have been catching up with them ever since I discovered I had them after all. Immortal Hunter is one of those, so these comments are on … Continue reading

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

I have fallen behind on the series, but this novella reminded me why I became a fan of Aaronovitch after reading the first book in this series. The October Man is a police procedural written in a matter-of-fact, dry style … Continue reading

End Transmission by Robyn Bachar

End Transmission is the conclusion of the Galactic Cold War series, a science fiction romance that blends galaxy-wide conspiracies with strong, complicated characters. This book revolves around the doctor and engineer whose antagonistic relationship has been a source of frustration … Continue reading

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina

Shadowblade is a wonderful story about loyalty, honor, and doing the right thing in an environment ripe with treachery and scheming. While having some similarities to high fantasy, this world has a distinct Arabian Nights feel in both the scenery … Continue reading