The Weekly Update: 11/26/17

I've kind of been in a mood lately. I haven't been feeling great, I'm so stressed about so many things, I'm anxious about other things, and now this Net Neutrality issue is making everything worse. I mean, what's going to happen to our whole book blogging community if it gets repealed? (I know that's not the only thing that would be affected, but the list of things and people that would be...
 

Book Review: Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor

As a vampire, Felix is used to people being afraid of him, so he's perplexed when he comes upon John, who seems more annoyed by him than anything. John is a witch who's been cursed with violent death, and he's just trying to get by until then and avoid getting emotionally close to people. But then John makes a deal with Felix that ends up bringing the two men close but also putting them in the...
 

Book Review: Smoke City by Keith Rosson

Mike Vale used to be a famous artist, but now he's an alcoholic with his life in shambles. Marvin Deitz was once Joan of Arc's executioner, and now he's cursed to be reborn over and over with the memory of every single past life, never to live past his 57th birthday. When Mike's ex-wife dies and Marvin sees the supposed reincarnation of Joan on a talk show, the two men end up heading to LA...
 

Book Review: Lovesick Gods (Lovesick Part 1) by Amanda Meuwissen

Danny is a detective by day and the superhero Zeus by night, but he's been struggling for months, ever since losing his friend and his mother to the villain Thanatos. He blames himself, but he also blames Mal, AKA his nemesis Prometheus, who was supposed to help him fight Thanatos one night but never showed, so he hatches a plan to get revenge by making Mal fall in love with him so that he can...
 

Bookish Tag Post: The “Longest Book” Tag

Don't worry, this isn't a book tag that's really long, it's just a tag about long books ;-) In fact, it's actually a really quick and simple tag! Here's what you do: 1) Make a list of the 5 longest books you've ever read 2) Select 2 of the longest books on your TBR 3) Discuss 4) Tag others Ta da! That's it. I was tagged by Wren @ For the Love of Books, the original is from Bewitchingly...
 

Book Review: The Night Realm (Spell Weaver Book 1) by Annette Marie

Clio's home is in danger, on the verge of war with a neighboring caste of daemons, and she's been stuck living on earth among the humans. With the ability to see and mimic magic, Clio agrees to go to the Underworld to spy on the master weavers who specialize in dangerous and lethal magical in order to copy some of it. But she had no clue how danger she'd be in, and she wasn't expecting Lyre, the...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/12/17

I'm gonna make this short because chronic illness, tennis elbow, and stress have me not sure if I'm really feeling up to making the Sunday Post rounds, but I'm trying to stick to my every-other-week posting schedule for these. Anyway, basically all that happened in the past two weeks was that I was hit on by someone with a foot fetish on Twitter when I posted about needing new slippers, I...
 

Book Review: Creatures of Will & Temper by Molly Tanzer

Evadne is not happy when she gets sent to London to chaperone her 17-year-old sister, Dorina, especially since she and Dorina don't get along. When Dorina starts spending a lot of time with the improper Lady Henry, she's even more unhappy. But then she joins the Westminster Fencing Academy where she feels a sense of belonging and meets George, a handsome fencing instructor who not only seems to...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book

We all probably know by now that sometimes authors behave badly toward their readers and/or reviewers. Or sometimes they have different opinions on things than we do. Or sometimes they're just prejudiced people. Or any number of things that might turn you off from them. But does this mean we shouldn't read their books? Or is it possible to separate the book from the author? Let's...
 

Book Review: Steel & Stone Companion Collection (Steel & Stone Book 6) by Annette Marie

Ash, the terrifying Draconian, and Lyre, the playful yet cunning incubus, were by Piper's side throughout the entire Steel & Stone series ever since the night everything went wrong and they accused of stealing the Sahar. But Ash and Lyre were loyal friends to each other for a long time before that, and each had their own secrets and experiences. This book gives a glimpse into their minds with...