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...
 

Mini Reviews: M/M Christmas Novellas – Mending Noel, The Heart of Frost, Vixen’s Valor

In Mending Noel, two elves in the North Pole who don't get along discover their feelings for each other. In The Heart of Frost, the Rein Dear captain fears something that has happened will cause his lover, Jack Frost's, heart to freeze over. In Vixen's Valor, an elf who's never really believed in love realizes he might be falling for someone. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three M/M Christmas...
 

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: Love Song for a Vampire (Dale Bruyer Book 2) by J.L. Aarne

Dale's retired from monster hunting, but it turns out running a bar doesn't have quite the same level of excitement, so, when he gets an email about vampires in New Orleans, he decides to go check it out with Coyote. But what he thought was a simple case of vampires selling their blood turns out to be much more complicated and dangerous, and Dale soon finds himself choosing sides and helping a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Black, White, & Orange Book Covers

I love covers that are black and white with just one true color because it really makes that one color POP. And even though these covers can be enjoyed year-round, what better to time to share some awesome black, white, and orange book covers than October? No better time, I think. So here some great, orange-filled book...
 

Blog Tour + Book Review: Berserker (Berserker Book 1) by Emmy Laybourne

Hanne is a Berserker, meaning she goes into a killing trance any time someone she loves is in danger in order to protect them, and she's unable to control it. When her father dies and she murders numerous men trying to protect him, Hanne and her family flee Norway for the American Old West, hire cowboy Owen as their guide, and head out on a treacherous journey to try and find their uncle, the one...
 

Book Review: The Heart of the Lost Star (Tales of the High Court Book 3) by Megan Derr

Kamir has been interested in High Commander Jader for years, but it's a fantasy he knows will never come true, not when he's the family disgrace---married at 16, pregnant at 19, now divorced with two children, about to be disowned by his parents, and still dealing with an ex he thought he'd never have to see again. Jader grew up an Islander after washing ashore there with no memory at the age of...
 

Book Review: The Glamour Thieves (Blue Unicorn Book 1) by Don Allmon

JT has finally found a life that isn't full of crime and thievery, and he's happy with it, until Austin shows up after two years away and pulls him into another scheme. The orc and the elf soon find themselves mixed up in more than they bargained for with gang and a necromancer on their tail, and the history and feelings between them are only muddying things up even...
 

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...