The King of Hearts (Part 4 of the Red Dog Conspiracy) by Patricia Loofbourrow

The first book in this series sucked me in though noir is not my preferred genre, being largely about the worst in people. Jacq of Spades balanced the dark world with a young woman, Jacqui, determined to do right by … Continue reading

Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

I read the first book in this series when Seanan McGuire was the author guest of honor at BayCon quite a few years back, but reading in paper is hard for me so I never read the others my husband … Continue reading

Troll Tunnels by Erin M. Hartshorn

This is the third Boston Technowitch novel, and with the series shaping up to be long, it falls approximately in the middle. For me, that’s where a series succeeds or fails. The first two established a distinct pattern of narrative … Continue reading

Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) by Daniel Potter

I met Daniel Potter at BayCon 2018 and based on his pitch, gave Off Leash a try. The book took a bit to reach the top of my pile, but when I started reading, I expected to be entertained and … Continue reading

Making Chase By Lauren Dane

Note: This is a republished novel that has been refreshed by the author, but retains the earlier writing style to maintain the flavor. I’m a sucker for a small-town romance because the focus is usually on the connections between folks. … Continue reading

Falling for the Wrong Brother by Michelle Major

The book warned me from the start in the front pages that it is only the first stage of the main love story, so I withheld judgment until the end. It is definitely the beginning of something solid, but has … Continue reading

The Watcher of the Night Sky by Rachel Pudsey

This story has some issues, the biggest of which is no indication in the blurb that this is not a full story. It’s story length, but only part one with a cliffhanger ending rather than concluding one arc with another, … Continue reading

Jack Gilmour: Wish Lawyer by Ed Ryder

This is a noir private investigator novel except instead of a trained P.I. we have a lawyer fallen into strange company after he made an ill-thought-out deal with a demon. Jack Gilmour has a good heart and a strong hatred … Continue reading

The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer

It’s been a while since I’ve read Wen Spencer, but when I discovered she had a new series out, I wanted to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. The Black Wolves of Boston is just what I … Continue reading

Mechcraft by Brian Fitzpatrick

I requested this book because I thought the technology premise sounded interesting. It reminded me of a cartoon I used to watch, and I wanted to see how the author would handle it. The answer is well. I enjoyed the … Continue reading