Update: Life and Books (Oct 2020)

Update: Life and Books (Oct 2020)

This post is going up on November 1st, and the US presidential election is the 3rd (though apparently there's going to be a delay for results). So depending on when you see this, I'm either very worried, very upset, or very relieved. Well, moderately relieved, at least. Fingers crossed, everybody. Now, what did I do in October? I watched (well, mostly listened to, thank you Netflix for the...
 
Graphic Novel Review: Starfighter Ch. 1 by Hamlet Machine

Graphic Novel Review: Starfighter Ch. 1 by Hamlet Machine

Abel gets his assignment as a navigator in a space army only to find out his partner in his navigator-fighter team, Cain, is a dominant, possessive jerk... whose dominance is as sexy as it is insufferable to Abel. Cain might be able to give him the things he's only ever fantasized about, if they can get through all the dangerous space missions and shady machinations they have to deal...
 
Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (2)

Poetry: Supernatural Creature Poems (2)

I know I just posted a poem last week, but I'm back with more! Last year, in October, I posted some poems about supernatural creatures. Each was four lines, and the first word of each line also formed a sentence that related to the creature. They were fun and a bit of a challenge, so I decided to write some more this year! And I decided to again stick with some common, well-known monsters and...
 
Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – A Case of Possession, Flight of Magpie, The Long Way Home

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – A Case of Possession, Flight of Magpie, The Long Way Home

In A Case of Possession, Lucien and Stephen try to figure out where their relationship is going while they work with Stephen's group of magic practitioners to solve some murders. In Flight of Magpies, Lucien and Stephen struggle to find balance in their relationship as Stephen's work and more magical dangers keep piling up. In The Long Way Home, a psychic works with a skeptical cop to solve a...
 
Poetry: Alien Abduction

Poetry: Alien Abduction

I wrote this poem in 2019 for a little competition, but then the competition never ended up happening, so I figured I'd just share it here! The rules were that the entry had to be under a certain number of words, had to be about alien abduction, and it had to include at least two words from a specific list. I was particularly inspired by one of the words, and this is what I came up...
 
Book Review: Valkyrie’s Spear (Wyrd Love Book 2) by Cynthia Diamond [Audiobook]

Book Review: Valkyrie’s Spear (Wyrd Love Book 2) by Cynthia Diamond [Audiobook]

Valerie, half-valkyrie, is determined to keep the Spear of Destiny safe, especially after the Constance sisters failed to stop their enemy in the last book, even if it means having to stalk---or fight alongside---a sexy priest. Matthew is actually a fallen angel who thinks protecting the spear will be his ticket back home, but the more he gets to know Val, the harder it becomes to resist...
 
Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, Guardians of the Haunted Moor, Third Solstice

Mini Reviews: M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, Guardians of the Haunted Moor, Third Solstice

In The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, a journalist recounts his relationship with ghost hunter Simon and some of their paranormal experiences. In Guardians of the Haunted Moor, Gideon and Lee struggle with family matters, a murder mystery in the village, and possibly the Bodmin Beast, on top of their usual goings on with Lee's psychic abilities and married life. In Third Solstice, Gideon and...
 
Book Review: 40 Souls to Keep by Libby Drew [Audiobook]

Book Review: 40 Souls to Keep by Libby Drew [Audiobook]

Jase has no memory of who he is and has been tasked with the mission of healing 40 specific people if he ever wants to get his life back, and he's finally on his 40th: a young girl named Macy. But she's not dying yet, though her parents' killers are after her, and it'll be up to Jase and Child Protective Services worker Lucas to keep her safe and alive, as well as to figure out their feelings for...