Valentine’s Day’s impending arrival put me in the mood for some great queer Gothic vampire fiction. But honestly, I can’t think of a time when queer Gothic vampire stories don’t sound like fun!
Ascension by David Combs I wanted to get this review posted sooner, but when you get head-down in the final stretch of a draft, it’s easy to lose track of time. Oops. What day is it again? Ascension by David Combs is a story of descendant Guardians (read: witches) whose power and duty is passed down to... Continue Reading →
Take Off Your Pants by Libby Hawker Look, I asked my friends to talk me out of doing a book lay for Libby Hawker’s Take Off Your Pants with my underpants, and not one of those monsters would do it. “Live your underpants dreams, B!” said they. So, I did. Great craft book. Reads quick!... Continue Reading →
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith I struggled with the first half of the book, likely a combo of what felt like slow pacing and my own reading slump. The Library of the Unwritten and I took a break (NOT A BREAKUP!), and I am glad I came back to it! The premise... Continue Reading →
Crooked Rock Braves (Crooked Rock Book Four) by Pamela Sanderson Early 2020 I was looking for some light reading that would keep me from sinking into a dark hole of grief. Romance is almost always the way for me to do this, but I was also hungry for Native stories. Never in my wildest imagination... Continue Reading →
Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig “Treat exposition like you’re having sex with a swamp creature. It’s crass and shameful and should be done as hastily and as hurriedly as possible.” This is a pretty good example of what you are going to find in Chuck Wendig’s Damn Fine Story. Jocularity and slightly off humor... Continue Reading →
Can't Catch My Breath by Sarah Sutton I've read and enjoyed all of Sutton's books, but I have to say I think Can't Catch My Breath is her best yet. Sutton has deviated from the usual type of male character she writes. I've never disliked a single one of them in the past, but I... Continue Reading →
The Gatekeeper of Pericael by Hayley Reese Chow Thank you to the author for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. I always enjoy Chow's writing. Even when I can see the influences that guided her imagination—and what an imagination it is—it never feels derivative. Chow's created yet another world full... Continue Reading →
Reviews, like so many other things, do not exist in a vacuum, and are not created equal. While bad reviews are part of the hustle, and a review should always be honest, there are reviews out there which are, for lack of a better word, simply unfair.
Did you know that Halloween Romance was a thing? Every year I am bombarded with Christmas Romance (not that I am complaining too much!), but I've not stumbled into a wide array of Halloween-themed ones. I am sure If the Broom Fits is not the first one of its kind, but it's the first one that ran across my RADAR, and from an author whose stories I already trust to be great.