Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Spinning Silk, Twice Bitten, Undeath & Taxes

In Spinning Silk, a Japanese silk weaver tells her life story. In Twice Bitten, a man and his vampire ex get hunted down by an anti-vampire group while rekindling their relationship. In Undeath & Taxes, vampire account Fred and his friends have more paranormal misadventures. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three paranormal/urban fantasy...
 

Book Review: The Gorgon Bride by Galen Surlak-Ramsey

After getting crushed by a whale, Alex arrives in the Afterlife, only to end up getting entangled with a bunch of Greek gods and married to a gorgon. But it's not all fun, games, and happy married life---Alex will have to go into battle, make deals with the gods, and best them at their own games if he's going to get the girl and get himself out of the feud he's stuck in the middle...
 

Book Review: Thorns and Fangs (Thorns and Fangs Book 1) by Gillian St. Kevern

When Nate gets hired for his escort services by a family of vampires, he meets Ben, a vampire who isn't like the others and always keeps himself in control so that he won't become a monster. But getting closer to Ben puts Nate in the cross-hairs of a villainous necromancer, one who's been murdering people in the city and who just might choose Nate as his next...
 

Mini Reviews: Fantasy – Pyresnakes, Scarecrow, Charm City

In Pyresnakes, a man disappears into another realm, and his boyfriend and grandmother have to venture in after him to bring him back. In Scarecrow, Meg's latest crime catches up with her, and she makes a deal in order to obtain her freedom, but it only leads to more trouble. In Charm City, demonologist/exorcist Simon meets an intriguing woman who also exorcises demons but using an entirely...
 

Graphic Novel Review: Chester 5000 XYV Vol. 1 by Jess Fink

Priscilla is feeling neglected because her inventor husband, Robert, doesn't seem to have time for her or to be interested in sex anymore. In order to satisfy her, Robert creates Chester 5000, a fully functioning sex robot! Priscilla is hesitant at first but, upon getting to know Chester, finds that he's sweet, caring, and everything she could ever want in a man. But what will happen when Robert...
 

Book Review: Sugar Scars by Travis Norwood

Sugar has survived the virus that wiped out most of the world only to realize her immunity won't matter when all the insulin injections expire---without insulin, her blood sugar will get too high, she'll slip into a diabetic coma, and she won't ever wake up again. With help from the community that has formed in Tallahassee, Sugar sets out to make her own insulin, no matter what it...
 

Book Review: King’s Lament by Lilia Blanc

After Inea's father, the King, dies, the royal advisors plan to sell Inea to their rival kingdom's queen, but Ansyn helps him escape. Months later Ansyn finally catches up to Inea, who has been in hiding, and, after a rocky start, the two find that they need each other, as well as their new ally, Kaedon, and the three struggle to handle their unexpected romance as they work toward getting Inea...
 

Book Review: Snowed by Maria Alexander

When a boy at Charity's high school is brutally murdered, Charity and her friends start noticing strange things and decide to try and solve the mystery themselves before anyone else gets killed. But around the same time as the murder, Charity's social worker mother brings a boy named Aidan to stay with them. Aidan acts kind of strange, but the two fall in love, and when Charity finds out about...
 

Book Review: A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

M can do magic, though he prefers not to call it that. Mostly, he just enjoys the positive effects and good luck it brings him so that he can travel the world, drink beer, get high, meet pretty women, play chess, and get into various different sorts of trouble. And now that M is back in New York, it doesn't take long for trouble, and everyone he knows---friend and foe---to find...
 

Book Review: Pieces (Patchwork Book 1) by T. Aleo

Rebekah, a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein, is the only one in her family who isn't immortal, and she's tired of being over-protected because of it. But her father, the leader of the Works---a group of families made up of vampires, shifters, werewolves, witches, and Rebekah's kind---is obsessed with trying to make Rebekah immortal and even more obsessed with power. With unease brewing among the...