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 Tag Post: The “Longest Book” Tag

Don't worry, this isn't a book tag that's really long, it's just a tag about long books ;-) In fact, it's actually a really quick and simple tag! Here's what you do: 1) Make a list of the 5 longest books you've ever read 2) Select 2 of the longest books on your TBR 3) Discuss 4) Tag others Ta da! That's it. I was tagged by Wren @ For the Love of Books, the original is from Bewitchingly...
 

Book Review: The Night Realm (Spell Weaver Book 1) by Annette Marie

Clio's home is in danger, on the verge of war with a neighboring caste of daemons, and she's been stuck living on earth among the humans. With the ability to see and mimic magic, Clio agrees to go to the Underworld to spy on the master weavers who specialize in dangerous and lethal magical in order to copy some of it. But she had no clue how danger she'd be in, and she wasn't expecting Lyre, the...
 

Book Review: Creatures of Will & Temper by Molly Tanzer

Evadne is not happy when she gets sent to London to chaperone her 17-year-old sister, Dorina, especially since she and Dorina don't get along. When Dorina starts spending a lot of time with the improper Lady Henry, she's even more unhappy. But then she joins the Westminster Fencing Academy where she feels a sense of belonging and meets George, a handsome fencing instructor who not only seems to...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book

We all probably know by now that sometimes authors behave badly toward their readers and/or reviewers. Or sometimes they have different opinions on things than we do. Or sometimes they're just prejudiced people. Or any number of things that might turn you off from them. But does this mean we shouldn't read their books? Or is it possible to separate the book from the author? Let's...
 

Book Review: Steel & Stone Companion Collection (Steel & Stone Book 6) by Annette Marie

Ash, the terrifying Draconian, and Lyre, the playful yet cunning incubus, were by Piper's side throughout the entire Steel & Stone series ever since the night everything went wrong and they accused of stealing the Sahar. But Ash and Lyre were loyal friends to each other for a long time before that, and each had their own secrets and experiences. This book gives a glimpse into their minds with...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Hotblood! A Centaur in the Old West by Toril Orlesky

Steel industry business owner Asa is less than pleased to find the secretary sent to him is a centaur, but James is determined to do this job. James soons finds that Asa may not be all bad and finds that he even likes being around him, and he finds himself caught up in a mess in the Wild West thanks to one of Asa's crazy...
 

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: Black Box Inc. (Black Box Inc. Book 1) by Jake Bible

Chase has the unique ability to create things out of "dim," the space between dimensions, and he uses it to create boxes and hide things for people---for a fee. But his ability lands him and his friends in trouble when both Beezlebub and the Fae decide to get...