Book Review: The Pirate of Fathoms Deep (Tales of the High Court Book 2) by Megan Derr

A year and a half ago, Lesto was punched in the imperial pavilion by Shemal, a pirate criminal; but unable to deny the chemistry between them, they snuck away to an empty room later that day where they did far more inappropriate things before Shemal immediately ran off, and neither has been able to forget the other since. When Lesto gets kidnapped and dropped on Shemal's doorstep, both men are...
 

Book Review: The Storm Lords by Ravon Silvius

Rowen lost his parents and his voice in a heat spell a year ago, leaving him unable to defend himself to his fellow villagers who think he stole his parents' water. One day, in desperation, they sacrifice him and leave to die in the sun, but he gets rescued by Kristoff, a Storm Lord, who tells Rowen that he too has the magic to create storms and dispell heat. Rowen gladly goes with Kristoff, but...
 

Book Review: Vanity in Dust (Crown & Ash Book 1) by Cheryl Low

Vaun Dray Fen, the prince of the realm, has spent over a hundred years living a life that has no real purpose or meaning and whiles away his days with drugs, parties, gossip, and sex. But someone has been distributing bad dust (the drug of choice), causing madness and violence. But for Vaun it leads to a clarity he hasn't felt in a long time, and he finally starts to realize there are things very...
 

Book Review: The High King’s Golden Tongue (Tales of the High Court Book 1) by Megan Derr

Prince Allen has trained his whole life for something like this---learning as much about the languages, politics, and in-and-outs of royal court as possible---and now he's been chosen to be the High King's Consort... which is why he's crushed when High King Sarrica humiliates him and dismisses him from court mere minutes after meeting him. Sarrica never planned on taking another consort after...
 

Book Review: The Land of Night (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 3) by Kirby Crow

Scarlet and Liall have finally made it to Liall's homeland, but they are far from safe---if anything they're in even more danger because of the Rshani hatred for Hilurin, the political intrigue of the royal court, and the current power struggle for the crown, and Liall knows there are some who wouldn't hesitate to hurt Scarlet in order to get to him. As if that weren't enough, a rift starts...
 

Book Review: A Destiny of Dragons (Tales from Verania Book 2) by TJ Klune

Sam finally has his cornerstone, he's surrounded by friends and family, he's even bonding with Prince Justin (kinda), and life is great---until his grandmother shows up and tells him he's part of a prophecy and has a destiny involving the five dragons of Verania and an evil man of shadows. Sam doesn't want to part of a destiny, but he'll do whatever it takes to keep his loved ones safe... if he...
 

Book Review: The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales from Verania Book 1) by TJ Klune

Sam is the apprentice to the King's Wizard, and he's hopelessly in love with Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart even though Ryan is dating the prince. But when Prince Justin is taken by a dragon, Sam, Ryan, Gary (Sam's hornless gay unicorn best friend), and Tiggy (his half-giant other best friend) are all sent to get him back. Sam thought he could protect his heart and move on, but, the more time he...
 

Book Review: Mariner’s Luck (Scarlet & the White Wolf Book 2) by Kirby Crow

Liall had no intention of bringing Scarlet with him to his homeland, for Scarlet's own safety, but Scarlet has given him no choice, and the two are now on a long journey full of hostile mariners, headed to a place filled with even more danger. But amidst all the problems at sea, the close quarters finally forces the two men to reconcile some of their issues with each other and confront their...
 

Book Review: Captive Prince (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 1) by C. S. Pacat

Damen is the crown prince of Akielos, but, when the King dies, Damen's half-brother betrays him, takes the throne, and sends Damen to be a slave for Laurent, the cold, manipulative prince of the enemy nation of Vere. Further complicating the situation is that, in Vere, Damen is hated and known as the prince-killer for killing Laurent's older brother, and he'll have to keep his identity hidden if...
 

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...