Book Review: The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles [Audiobook]

Jasper Detchard is recruited to be part of the inner circle of Michael, brother to the soon-to-be king of Ruritania, but his loyalty lies with Michael's mistress, a friend who once saved his life. Things go awry for Michael and his men when their attempt to steal the throne fails and an imposter shows up to the king's coronation, and Jasper will have to balance various different plots and plans...
 

Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Bitter Spirits, Maps … Arcane Magic, Artifacts … Lethal Magic

In Bitter Spirits, a 1920s bootlegger being followed by ghosts turns to a spirit medium for help, leading to danger and romance. In Maps, Artifacts, and Other Arcane Magic, Jade, Kett, and Warner all set out on a mission to obtain another ancient artifact. In Artifacts, Dragons, and Other Lethal Magic, Jade and all her supernatural friends (and some enemies) team up to take down the villain and...
 

Book Review: Storm Master (City of Crows Book 8) by Clara Coulson

Cal and the members of House Tepes have spent their time since the last book training Cal's magic and trying to gather intel and figure out where Cooper is and how they're going to stop the Children of Enoch. When a gathering of the vampire house elders brings them to Paris, Cal really hopes to find Cooper but also finds himself embroiled even deeper in battles against powerful supernatural...
 

Update: Life and Books (Apr 2020)

So. Another month of social distancing and staying home. How's everyone doing? I'm not super affected by the staying home thing since that's just my normal life (because chronic illness), but I am feeling all the stress of everything. It's still difficult to get all the food and supplies I need from the store. I still worry about my grandparents getting sick. I still worry about someone in my...
 

Book Review: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin [Audiobook]

Nell lives in a small post-apocalyptic city in a future where computers are banned and people are born with missing body parts, which her father, the brilliant Dr. Crane, replaces with biomechanic limbs. Nell needs to think of a contribution to society that will live up to her parents', and when she finds a mannequin hand, she has the perfect idea---artificial...
 

Random Musings: Free and Cheap Software I Use for Blogging, Organization, Art, and Other Needs

This is a post I've been wanting to write a for a while, and this seemed like a good time for it. I'm sure a lot of people are struggling with finances right now and looking for ways to cut costs. Anyway, because of my own situation, I've had to find ways to do the things I love on a budget. So I thought I'd share some of the cheaper or free alternatives I use for things like blogging and...
 

Book Review: Deep Desire (Deep Book 1) by Z.A. Maxfield [Audiobook]

Aden is a professor with a special love of historical erotica, but the journal he's just gotten his hands on leads him to a mess of trouble when the man who wrote it, now a vampire, shows up to get it back. But it turns out there are others who want the journal too, and Aden's life is about to become a lot more dangerous now that he's mixed up with...
 

Book Review: How to Howl at the Moon (Howl at the Moon Book 1) by Eli Easton [Audiobook]

Lance is the sheriff of Mad Creek, a town of dogs who've become shifters, so when a suspicious new human shows up and might be growing pot, Lance uses his dog form to spy on the man in his house. But Lance soon realizes that he likes the man, and what he's doing is wrong, and he'll have to get to know Tim as a human if he wants a real relationship with...
 

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Once Upon a Haunted Moor, Tinsel Fish, The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

In Once Upon a Haunted Moor, a small town constable gets help from a clairvoyant to solve a missing child case. In Tinsel Fish, small town cop Gideon and his boyfriend, Lee, find themselves embroiled in another mystery when Lee decides to use his clairvoyance to help a woman in a nearby town. In The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate, a merman gets captured by a pirate only to realize he's not the...