Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Books about Vampires

As your friendly, neighborhood vampire-loving book blogger, I feel it is my duty to promote all the great vampire books out there. Ok, I actually just made that up because it sounded good. But that doesn't make it any less true! I do in fact love vampire books, and I feel like they've gotten a bad rap over the years. So whether you're already a die-hard vampire fan or are just a fan of good...
 

Book Review: Garden of Thorns (House of Royals Book 6) by Keary Taylor

It's been years since the battle in Mississippi, and Elle finally has a life of her own away from her brother and the House of Conrath, though she still hasn't entirely escaped a life involving vampires as she now administers the cure to Bittens out of her apothecary in Boston. But when trouble with Charles Allaway and his House start brewing, Lexington (from Alivia's House) moves in as a...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I Read in 2016

Yay, time for another character post! I do so love these, guys. Except, unfortunately, I didn't seem to find very many female characters I loved this year. I really don't know why I struggle so much to find female characters I like. Well, I suppose part of the problem could be that I read a lot of M/M fiction and therefore read about females less, proportionally speaking, but never fear, I still...
 

Book Review: House of Ravens (House of Royals Book 5) by Keary Taylor

Alivia is back home in Silent Bend having somewhat recovered from her time in Cyrus's control, but the trouble she faces isn't over yet because an army of Bitten vampires is still amassing and planning to take her down, not to mention she's discovered a shocking new secret about her very own father. Alivia and her House---her family---will have to stand together if they're going to find the...
 

Book Review: House of Judges (House of Royals Book 4) by Keary Taylor

Alivia toyed with the King, and now she's paying the price. She's been thrown into a cell to await her trial and punishments, but most of her House believes she betrayed them, her other friends can't stand the person she's become, and one of her only allies was dragged away screaming after he tried to defend her. A castle full of vampires wants justice for what they believe she did, but King...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Traits that Make Me Love a Character

I have no idea what characters other people like or dislike, and I mostly read indie books, so this week's topic is another one of those topics that's just too difficult for me. That's why I've tweaked it! I've come to realize there are certain things that usually make me immediately start to love a character. I'm not talking the typical personality traits like brooding or sarcastic---those are...
 

Book Review: House of Kings (House of Royals Book 3) by Keary Taylor

King Cyrus is in town and anxious to find out if Alivia is his reincarnated wife, but between her newfound bloodlust, her concerns for the person she's becoming, and her pain and confusion about her relationships, Alivia doesn't even know what she wants anymore. But that won't stop Cyrus who's ready to play some games, shed some blood, and wreak some havoc on the House of Conrath and the city of...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read in 2015

I'm pretty sure I've already talked about all these books and series roughly 27 times each this year, but what can I say? They are my favorites! They're also the books that don't get the attention they deserve---something I keep trying to change! (Some of these first in series are free on Amazon, so check 'em out!) I have had an AMAZING book year though and am keeping my fingers crossed that next...
 

Book Review: House of Pawns (House of Royals Book 2) by Keary Taylor

Alivia is on a mission to take the House from Jasmine and to prepare as much as possible for King Cyrus's arrival, but that means she'll need allies, both mortal and immortal. But Alivia's relationship with Ian, despite seeming like it should be perfect now, is more strained than ever, and Alivia just might have to face her war with Jasmine, her new House of vampires, the King's spies, and her...
 

Book Review: House of Royals (House of Royals Book 1) by Keary Taylor

When Alivia moves into the Conrath plantation left to her by a father she never knew, she expects to find an empty mansion and a quiet, Southern town, not to be feared by her staff, bitten by a vampire, and almost killed by Ian her first week there. But as she learns more about the town, its history, and her father and tries to figure out what the right choices are, she finds herself caught...