Update: Life and Books (Mar 2019)

Hello again, my fellow book loving peeps. I gotta be honest, I am still struggling a lot. Both physically and mentally, for numerous reasons that I don't feel like getting into (if you've been reading my updates, you know some of them). I just feel so drained at this point. So blogging has been a bit of a struggle too. I just haven't had the energy to go through literally hundreds of posts on...
 

Book Review: Conviction (Dominion Book 3) by Lissa Kasey

Kelly, Jamie, Seiran, and Gabe have all decided to take a ski trip in order to relax and get some time away after all the problems they've dealt with lately, and Kelly is also secretly hoping it'll give him more time with Jamie since he's crushing on him. But when anunnatural storm blows in and traps them all at the resort and Kelly starts having strange visions, they suspect one of their enemies...
 

Author Chat + Giveaway: Interview with Richard A. Knaak about the Black City Saint Series

Guess what, everyone: It's release week for Black City Dragon by Richard A. Knaak! And to celebrate the book release, I have for you all an interview with the author! If you're not already a fan of this series, I definitely recommend that you check it out. A 1600-year-old Catholic saint, sharing his body with the dragon he slayed, guarding the gate to Feirie, fighting off the creatures that...
 

Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Deadly Assessments, Cupcakes … Deadly Magic, Trinkets … Bloody Magic

In Deadly Assessments, Fred gets evaluated by a vampire from the Blood Council and gets into more dangerous situations while Krystal is away on business. In Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic, Jade, a half-witch, gets pulled into a serial murder investigation by shifters and a vampire who suspect she had something to do with the killings. In Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic,...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Letters for Lucardo Vol. 1 by Otava Heikkilä

Ed, an older scribe working for a family of immortal beings, is surprised but not displeased when one of the immortals admits to having feelings for him. Their newfound relationship doesn't lack passion, but Ed's age and mortality and the lack of acceptance from Lucardo's family make it fraught with difficulties that might tear them...
 

Book Review: Inversion Point (Chaos Station Book 4) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

A new gate has opened, and when the new species finally starts making contact, it becomes Zander's job as the Guardian's emissary to facilitate contact and peaceful relations among them and all the other species. But Zander's new role is exhausting, and it doesn't help his mood any that the human ambassador is Felix's ex. Meanwhile, Felix has his own problems to face when the very same stin who...
 

Book Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When Tana wakes up after a party to find everyone but herself, her now-infected ex-boyfriend, and a tied-up vampire have been slaughtered by vampires who are still in the house, she quickly rescues the other two survivors and escapes with them to the nearest Coldtown---a walled city where vampires are sent to live. Knowing she might be infected herself, she plans to wait out the time and then go...
 

Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Supernatural Slice of Life & Gritty Supernaturals (+ Some Recs!)

I started this "I Want More Books About..." series a while ago, made a bunch of posts, and then never got around to posting any more than that first one. Oops. But hey, I'm finally doing another one! And this time it's about---surprise, surprise---supernatural creatures! I kind of stumbled upon both of these... sub-subgenres, and it turns out I love them, so let's chat about it, and hopefully you...