Book Review: The Pedlar and the Bandit King (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 1) by Kirby Crow

Scarlet makes his living and helps support his family as a pedlar, so, when a tribe of bandits imposes a toll on the road Scarlet needs to take in order to leave and the chieftain, Liall, charges him affection rather than money or wares, it poses a problem for Scarlet. Scarlet continues to invent new ways to try and sneak past, much to Liall's amusement, until it reaches the breaking point and...
 

Book Review: King’s Lament by Lilia Blanc

After Inea's father, the King, dies, the royal advisors plan to sell Inea to their rival kingdom's queen, but Ansyn helps him escape. Months later Ansyn finally catches up to Inea, who has been in hiding, and, after a rocky start, the two find that they need each other, as well as their new ally, Kaedon, and the three struggle to handle their unexpected romance as they work toward getting Inea...
 

Book Review: Black Snow by EAB

At the age of 19, Prince Brier gets sent to the land of Aire to train under the huntsman Roland and his guild for a year, but Brier doesn't just learn about skills while he's there, he learns what it means to love when he falls for Roland. Roland thinks himself to broken from his past to give Brier the love that he wants, and he knows they can never be together because of the laws and prejudices...
 

Book Review: A Triad in Three Acts: The Complete Forester Trilogy (Tales of the Forest Books 1-3) by Blaine D. Arden

Kelnaht, a truth seeker, is the elf called upon to solve the case whenever anything goes wrong within the tribe. In one, he must find the killer of an old friend. In another, he must track down a missing stripling and find the kidnapper before they can bring harm to anyone else. In the last, he must figure out what is causing all the children of the tribe to get sick with a deadly illness and...
 

Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Maire doesn't remember anything about her life or who she was prior to a few years ago when she was found on the side of the road, but she knows that she has the magical gift to infuse emotions and abilities into the treats she bakes. When marauders raid her town one day and kidnap her, she gets sold to a strange man who somehow knows of her talent and wants to use it to make money. But amidst...
 

Book Review: Magic Fell (The Mages’ Guild Trilogy Book 1) by Andi Van

When Tasis's mother dies, she gives him a necklace that causes him to start having strange dreams and ultimately discover his magical abilities---abilities that are strictly forbidden in the kingdom. Tasis and his sister decide to leave town in search of the place he's been dreaming about and end up joining up with Kelwin, an elf on a journey of his own. The three then head out together to find...
 

Book Review: Chasing Sunrise (The Darkmore Saga Book 1) by Lex Chase

Sevon may hold the title of King, but he's merely a puppet, manipulated and abused by Dominic, who makes all the decisions and uses Sevon's position, and power to open the Veil, to control the kingdom of Darkmore. But when the shifter Jack is captured from the land of Priagust where they are planning to invade, Sevon forms a bond with him, finds that he might actually be able to trust someone for...
 

Book Review: Tempest by Cari Z

When Colm travels to Caithmor, he quickly finds himself living a happy life with a roof over his head, a family who accepts him, a job that allows him to use his "knack" for sensing fish in the water, and a sense of freedom he never felt in his hometown. He also finds himself in love with Nichol, but, as each of them struggles through their own hardships, including the discovery of what Colm's...
 

Book Review: Mud (Chronicles of the Third Realm War Book 1) by E.J. Wenstrom

As a golem, Adem has spent his entire immortal life forced by his maker to guard over a mysterious box and kill anyone who touches it, but all Adem really wants is to be human. When an angel comes to Adem, offering him a soul, and thus his humanity, in exchange for bringing back the angel's love from the Underworld, Adem decides to take the risk, not realizing the consequences his actions could...
 

Book Review: The Shifter (The Healing Wars Book 1) by Janice Hardy

In a world where both pain and the pynvium it's stored in are valuable items, Nya has an ability that no other Taker has---she can shift the pain she takes into other people. But then, against her better judgment, Nya starts using her ability to help people, not realizing the consequences it will have. When the wrong people find out and Nya's sister goes missing, things start to spiral out of her...