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...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Male Characters from Books I’ve Read This Year (2015)

Unlike with female characters, there never seems to be a shortage of male characters I like. I often prefer a male protag, but, even as love interests and side characters, they can be just as great. Also, I find it amusing that only 6 of the 16 characters mentioned are normal humans. Not sure if that says more about my taste in books or my taste in men ;-) Anyway, these characters deserve a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Sharks

As I was perusing Amazon for book covers with sharks on them, I stumbled into the "deep sea thriller" and general sea creature horror/thriller book section that I did not previously know existed. And let me tell you, there are some terrifying book covers out there. I'm talking blood-soaked boats and monstrous creatures and stormy skies with tsunami-type waves, all of which would only be, like,...
 

Book Review: Drown by Esther Dalseno

The little mermaid never felt like she fit in with her beauty-obsessed, emotionless, underwater world, so, when she finally gets to go to the surface and falls in love with a beautiful, depressed prince, she eventually decides to trade her voice for legs and start a new life at the palace. But, while she discovers the joys and pains of love, relationships, and humanity above ground, a mysterious...
 

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...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I’ve Read This Year (2015)

It's actually not often that I find female characters I love or even like. It's not that I don't like females---I am one! But I don't seem to relate to them as often in books. Maybe it's just how they're written, what with all the pressure there is on writing females. That's why, when I do find one I like, I get ridiculously excited and obsess over them. And I'm so happy to found a few amazing...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Beds

In doing this meme I have discovered there are certain things that are just not often on book covers. Beds is one of those things. I went through a lot of covers thinking things to myself such as, "I'm like 60% that's a bed she's lying on," and imagining beds where there probably weren't any. I did manage to find some good ones though. None of them are really the style of cover that I personally...
 

Book Review: The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Book 3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

It's been two years since Ceony defeated Grath, and, during that time, Ceony's been practicing other forms of magic in secret, enjoying her relationship with Emery, and preparing for her magician's exam. But then Saraj, the Excisioner Emery put behind bars, escapes, and Ceony has to use her newfound magic abilities to keep herself and her loved ones...
 

Book Review: The Glass Magician (The Paper Magician Book 2) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Three months after the attack on Emery, another magician comes after Ceony and her loved ones, looking for revenge and the answer to how Ceony defeated Lira. Ceony must put all her knowledge of magic to the test, including some new secrets, and not let herself get distracted by her growing feelings for Emery in order to keep everyone she cares about...
 

Book Review: The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Book 1) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Ceony has graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, but she's disappointed to find out she's been assigned to learn paper magic as the one and only magic she'll get to perform for the rest of her life. She's also not too sure about her quirky instructor at first, but, when Emery's heart is stolen by a flesh magician, Ceony risks it all to travel inside it and save him,...