Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2018 – Runners Up

As I was gathering covers for my annual best covers post, I came to the conclusion that I had too many. Competition was fierce this year, and I had to draw the line somewhere when it came to how many covers to include. But there were just so many great ones! So I decided to do a separate post for the runners up, the covers that didn't quite make it into the top 20 but were close and still deserve...
 

Book Review: Binding Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 3) by Daniel de Lorne

When Aurelia asks Oberon to provide blood for Olivier while he's locked away, he agrees, seeing it as his chance to get revenge on the vampire. Meanwhile, Aurelia's plans are finally coming together with the help of all her witches, only for them to suddenly start falling apart. It will take everyone working together, and possibly some sacrifices, if they're going to defeat Xadrak once and for...
 

Book Review: Black City Dragon (Black City Saint Book 3) by Richard A. Knaak

It's still Prohibition Era in Chicago, and Nick continues to guard the gate to Feirie, but when one of his oldest enemies shows back up in his life, he has bigger problems than rogue fae. Both and Claryce are more tangled up in Galerius's plans and history than either of them realized, and they'll need all of their allies if they want any chance of beating this...
 

Giveaway: Win a Copy of The City of Brass! (+ I Share My 3 Favorite Things about the Book)

I mentioned recently that the lovely people at HarperVoyager invited me to be a fan ambassador for S.A. Chakraborty's Daevabad series, so I received some copies of The City of Brass to give out. And I want to give some of those copies to you all! The City of Brass is a fantastic book about djinn, and you can read my full review here if you want, but I thought I'd give you all a summarized...
 

Book Review: Burning Blood (Bonds of Blood Book 2) by Daniel de Lorne

Aurelia reveals that she's a witch in order to help her brothers flee after they're turned into vampires, but doing so sets off a chain of events that leaves her duty-bound to become immortal and help her mother protect the world from a demon who would wreak havoc. But she's not alone; her eternity will be spent with the oracle Hame... who doesn't love her back the way she wants him to. Then...
 

Bookish News: More November/December 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

We're getting closer and closer to the end of 2018, but we've still got one more month, and that means it's time for the last sci-fi/fantasy book releases post of the year! I don't know if December is a big month for releases, what with everyone being busy around the holidays, but there are still a few more books coming out that I'm excited...
 

Update: Life and Books (12/2/18)

I wanna start by letting my fellow bloggers know that I've not been avoiding you all! I've just not been doing a good job of bloghopping lately because I'm still having dental problems (here's the latest update about that---basically I've already been to 9 appointments and still have at least 10 or 11 more at the very minimum, including at least one minor surgery, but it'll probably turn out to...