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...
 

Book Review: Curses, Foiled Again by Sera Trevor

As a vampire, Felix is used to people being afraid of him, so he's perplexed when he comes upon John, who seems more annoyed by him than anything. John is a witch who's been cursed with violent death, and he's just trying to get by until then and avoid getting emotionally close to people. But then John makes a deal with Felix that ends up bringing the two men close but also putting them in the...
 

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: Lovesick Gods (Lovesick Part 1) by Amanda Meuwissen

Danny is a detective by day and the superhero Zeus by night, but he's been struggling for months, ever since losing his friend and his mother to the villain Thanatos. He blames himself, but he also blames Mal, AKA his nemesis Prometheus, who was supposed to help him fight Thanatos one night but never showed, so he hatches a plan to get revenge by making Mal fall in love with him so that he can...
 

Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Disability & Medical Needs in Post-Apoc Worlds

I put the ellipses in the title because I'm going to make this a new kinda sporadic feature. Meaning I plan to do at least a few other posts about things I want more books about. I think it'll be fun :-) Anyway... In all my posts and conversations with everyone about disability in books, I have realized there is a subgenre that seriously needs to exist: people with disabilities and special...
 

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...
 

Book Review: 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga Book 1) by Tristina Wright

There's 27 hours until dayside when gargoyles attack HUB2, Rumor's home on the moon, and slaughter everyone there. Rumor escapes to the nearest colony, Epsilon, to warn them that they're likely to be next and ends up stumbling into a conspiracy and having his world turned upside down, alongside Dahlia, Nyx, and Braeden. Now it's up to them and the forest rebels to stop a war and save the...
 

Book Review: Trans Liberty Riot Brigade (Brigade Book 1) by L.M. Pierce

Andi is a "Transgressor," someone who was born intersex and breaks the law by choosing to keep her body just the way it is. She's also part of the Brigade, a group of Trangressors trying to change things. When Andi goes with the Brigade leader, Elenbar, on a risky mission to meet with a contact and get information, things quickly go from bad to worse, and they find their mission has changed to...
 

Book Review: Chaos Station (Chaos Station Book 1) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

The war is over, but retired soldier Zander is still struggling. When he hires a ship to help him rescue an old friend of his who's in trouble, the last thing he expects is to find his old best friend and lover, Felix---who was declared killed in action many years ago---alive and well and part of the crew. Although feelings still remain, there's a distance between them now, and the two men will...
 

Book Review: Gone by the Board by August Li

Nathan is staying with a friend in a coastal town in South Carolina after his recent divorce, but he's still struggling with his ex-husband's betrayal and his worsening social anxiety. Meanwhile, Brume, a creature of the sea most humans don't even know exists, is feeling lost and lonely. When Brume saves Nathan from drowning one night, the two become drawn to each other and find their feelings...