Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Banshee Blues, Treasures … Black Magic, Shadows … Ancient Magic

In Banshee Blues, a banshee PI gets hired for a missing persons case but quickly finds herself and her allies in danger. In Treasures, Demons, and Other Black Magic, Jade, Candy, and Kett set out to track down Sienna to try and stop her once and for all. In Shadows, Treasures, and Other Ancient Magic, Jade is given a dangerous mission from the Treasure Keeper and sets out with Candy and a new...
 

[Audio]Book Review: Strays by A.J. Thomas

Jory has always had the ability to heal people by taking their sickness or injury into his own body, but he doesn't know he's half incubus. When he's forced to heal someone's lung cancer, it leaves him nearly dead, and he flees to another town. But the man's cancer comes back, and he hires Mal, a hellhound, to track him down, only Mal starts to fall for Jory as he pieces together the truth of the...
 

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,...
 

Mini Reviews: Fantasy – Rebel of the Sands, Bloody Acquisitions, Elemental Thief

In Rebel of the Sands, a girl flees her hometown with a mysterious stranger through lands filled with magic and danger. In Bloody Acquisitions, everyone's favorite vampire accountant deals with hunters, pocket dimensions, and rival vampire clans. In Elemental Thief, a thief with magic works with an enemy to get back an artifact she stole before it ends up in the wrong hands. Enjoy my mini reviews...
 

[Audio]Book Review: The Utterly Uninteresting & Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Fred, The Vampire Accountant Book 1) by Drew Hayes

Unfortunately for Fred, becoming a vampire didn't make him the smooth, suave, exciting creature of the night he imagined it would. But between werewolves, necromancers, zombies, mages, a girlfriend, and some new para-human friends, his unlife is becoming significantly more interesting than his life ever...
 

[Audio]Book Review: Cadaver & Queen (Cadaver & Queen Book 1) by Alisa Kwitney (+ a Mini Discussion about Souls)

Lizzie has enough to deal with, being the first female medical student at Ingold, but then she comes across Victor, a bio-mechanical who seems more human than reanimated corpse, unlike all the others. Victor's memory is still fuzzy, but he's pretty sure he was murdered and that something sinister is going on. Victor doesn't want Lizzie putting herself in danger, but Lizzie is determined to figure...
 

Bookish Musings: I’m Trying Audiobooks… and It’s Not Going Well

I posted a discussion some time ago in which I talked about why I don't like audiobooks, but I've started listening to them lately. Listening to books is a great way for me to rest my eyes (eye strain) and my arms (tennis elbow). I've also found that I enjoy listening while eating and while lying in bed at night before going to sleep. However. I'm having A LOT of issues, some of which I...
 

Bookish Musings: Audiobooks, Yea or Nay?

A couple weeks ago I did a discussion post on what everyone listens to while they're reading, but a couple people mentioned audiobooks, and the whole thing got me thinking about *why* it is that I'm able to multitask with music in the background when so many others aren't and if it has anything to do with my inability to listen to audiobooks. So... I made a post about it :-) And now we shall all...