Mini Reviews: M/M Christmas Novellas – Loving Blitz, Disarming Donner, The King’s Courage

In Loving Blitz, two best friends start to have feelings for each other, but one of them has a secret he hopes won't ruin things. In Disarming Donner, a Christmas elf realizes that maybe it is possible for a dark elf to be good. In The King's Courage, one elf is determined to crack the King of Frost's icy veneer and show him that he deserves to love again. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...
 

Book Review: The Vampires’ Birthright (Lifeblood Legacy Book 2) by Aiden James & Patrick Burdine

As the last woman left with the special blood the vampires need, Txema's safety is of the utmost important---especially now that she's pregnant. But Ralu is persistent; he's growing his army and leaving terror and death in his wake as he hunts down Txema in his attempt to take over control and end Gustav's reign. Txema and her vampire protectors will have to find a way to keep Txema and her baby...
 

Book Review: The Demon King and the Boy Who Hardly Knew Anything by Pat Ellis

When King Gregor attacks the country of Aranfeit and kills their king, princes Grey and Fry escape with two guards and a prisoner, Erik, who they believe can help in the country they're heading to. But Gregor has some hidden secrets and tricks up his sleeve, and when he allows a long-imprisoned demon into his body, demons are unleashed upon the land, the fate of the whole world is at stake, and...
 

Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2017

Gah, you all know how much I love book covers, so I literally look forward to this post all year. I didn't go quite as crazy as I did last year, but I suppose I went crazy enough. But hey, it's the end of the year! And covers are pretty to look at! And people worked hard to make these! So the more, the merrier, I say. But, though I love all of these, I did pick ten to discuss and managed to...
 

Book Review: Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake

Dani and her brother are taken from their home one day with all the other boys to a compound where scientists run awful experiments, but Dani's life depends on protecting her secret---that she's a girl. Wren lives inside the walls of the only real safe haven in the country, but one day she notices a strange place on the other side and meets a mute boy who makes her feel and accepts her offer to...
 

The Weekly Update: 12/10/17

It's December! Not sure why I felt the need to announce that, but I did. I haven't really had the best two weeks since my last update post though. I went to an appointment with an acupuncturist/herbalist who said she could help me with just herbs/diet, no acu. You may have seen my tweet about how that went. $75 for her to tell me to exercise, get out of the house more often, and get more fresh...
 

Book Review: The Consumption of Magic (Tales from Verania Book 3) by TJ Klune

Sam already has two dragons on his side, but that still leaves three more he needs to find and convince to join him so that he can defeat Myrin and save the kingdom of Verania. But the scars left on his body after his last encounter with Myrin are evidence that Myrin's intent is even darker than anyone thought, the prophecy is still haunting Sam's thoughts, and there are still many secrets that...
 

Book Recs: 10 Christmas-Themed Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books

It's December! And that means Christmas all the time everywhere all over everything. So... what better thing to post about than Christmas-themed sci-fi/fantasy books?! I haven't actually read all of these, and some of these I have read but didn't love, but everyone has different taste! So these aren't so much personal recommendations as just me bringing some Christmas books to your attention...
 

Book Review: The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles Book 2) by Anne Rice

Lestat has risen after many years in the ground, and, upon reading Louis's versions of events, decides to write his own memoir about his life as a human and a vampire. He also decides to become a rockstar and expose vampires to the world in a way even Louis did not, hoping to rattle mortals and vampires...