Update: Life and Books (July 2020)

I don't feel like talking about everything horrible happening in the world. I need a break. And luckily I somehow have lots of other stuff to talk about this month! I've been tentatively going by Kit on Twitter lately to see if I like it because I want something more gender neutral. (Though I found out Kristen is apparently a male name in Scandinavian countries, which is cool, if that's true.)...
 

Book Review: Kick at the Darkness (Kick at the Darkness Book 1) by Keira Andrews [Audiobook]

Parker, college freshman, is getting coffee one night when he finds himself in the middle of a zombie outbreak, being rescued by Adam, the annoying TA who gave him a C+ on his last assignment. With no family of his own, Adam agrees to cross the country with Parker to find his parents, and the two quickly grow closer, though it might complicate things when Parker finds out Adam is a...
 

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Don’t Let Go, Kitto, The Magpie Lord

In Don't Let Go, Gideon and Lee continue to navigate their growing relationship when Gideon gets injured on the job and mysteries from Lee's past start plaguing his present. In Kitto, Gideon and Lee go on vacation to de-stress but encounter what may or may not be a ghost, struggle with Lee's growing psychic powers, find themselves in the middle of another mystery. In The Magpie Lord, an atypical...
 

Book Review: Highfire by Eoin Colfer [Audiobook]

Fifteen-year-old Squib is running goods down the river when he witnesses Regence Hooke, a crooked cop who already has it out for him, murder someone and is rescued by a dragon named Vern. Vern was content to drink vodka and watch TV, but when his friend convinces him to let Squib live and give him a job, he develops a soft spot for the boy, and they just might have a lifelong friendship---if they...
 

Book Review: A Crown of Iron & Silver (Soulbound Book 3) by Hailey Turner [Audiobook]

Patrick has been assigned to find the Morrigan Staff, given a case about a changeling child, and confronted by some fae who need his help, and all three of these quickly become intertwined when Patrick, Jono, their pack, and Patrick's old team from the military cross over into the Faery realm and start making more deals with the fae. Secrets come to light that threaten to tear their group apart,...
 

Book Recs: My 5 Favorite Books in 5 Years of Blogging

My blog is five years old! (Well, a couple days ago, if we're being exact.) And although lately I haven't been blogging as much as I used to, I still love books, and I figured a fun way to celebrate my blogoversary would be to talk about my favorite books and series. I decided to stick with finished series, because that made it less complicated, but it's also all the more reason to give some...
 

Book Review: Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy Book 1) by Emily A. Duncan [Audiobook]

Nadya can communicate with the gods, and she may be the last cleric in Kalyazin who can do so, which is why she's been hidden away in a monastery---in the hopes that she will turn the tide of the war in favor of her country. But when her monastery is attacked by the enemy---Tranavians---she flees and teams up with three others, including a Tranavian blood mage, in order to sneak into Tranavia,...
 

Update: Life and Books (May/June 2020) + I Finally Made Some Art This Year!

It's been two months since I did one of these posts, and I still have nothing to talk about. No significant changes to my life or my health or my family or anything. Though the US has been a mess lately, hasn't it? Just wear masks, please. And stay home if you can. And remember that Black Lives Matter. And remember that trans women are women and trans men are men, regardless of what a certain...
 

Book Review: Incubus (The Incubus Saga Book 1) by Amanda Meuwissen

Brothers Nathan and Jim have spent their whole life on the run because of hunters who want to kill Jim for being born with fae blood. Then Nathan ends with a dark fae bounty on his head, Jim's powers start emerging, and Nathan finds himself having feelings for the very male Sasha, the incubus the two brothers must turn to for help. But his newfound romance won't matter if the three of them can't...