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...
 

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...
 

Book Review: Spell Caster (City of Crows Book 6) by Clara Coulson

When Cal's team gets put on a murder investigation, Cal is happy to finally be working on a case that doesn't involve the safety of the entire city being at stake, but the case quickly goes south when they discover the culprit is a magic practitioner serial killer and an Eververse monster. More secrets are revealed as the murderer attempts to close in on his next victim, and Cal will have tough...
 

Update: Life and Books (11/4/18)

Another month gone by! Did everyone have a good Halloween? I dressed up as a person sitting at home reading and blogging. Because I was a person sitting at home reading and blogging :-P Unfortunately my dental situation is still a mess. No dentist/specialist seems to know anything, I might need implants now (if I'm even a candidate for that), and I can't even find a doctor in my area who a)...
 

Book Review: Day Killer (City of Crows Book 5) by Clara Coulson

Finally finished with rehab for his injuries, Cal is spending his first night back home in months, but he's interrupted by a severely injured vampire showing up at his door. Thanks to Lucian, Cal gets mixed up in the middle of vampire politics and will have to spend the next 24 hours trying to keep the vampire in his care safe, trying to outrun those who are after them, and trying to save the...
 

Update: Life and Books (9/9/18)

It's been another month since I've done one of these updates, and a while since I've done any discussions, because I've still been exhausted and, quite honestly, upset. I need to vent (When did my blog become my diary? I have no idea, but apparently it has.), and hopefully you'll forgive me for being so negative when I explain. (Or you can skip the intro if you don't want to read about more...
 

Update: Life and Books (8/12/18)

Sorry, guys, this is one of those update posts where I'm not gonna be all that positive :-/ Things have been tough for me lately. My health and my living situation are kind of a constant struggle, and lately I've also been having a lot of dental work done, which has been exhausting and miserable. And it's only like half done---if everything goes right, which it already seems like it's not...
 

Book Review: What Man Defies (The Frost Arcana Book 2) by Clara Coulson

People have been mysteriously disappearing from Kinsale for weeks, and when they start showing up as angry ghosts, Vince takes action to figure out what's going on. With a team of cops and one magic practitioner, half-fae Vince sets out on a dangerous rescue mission into the faerie realm to save the rest of the missing victims and thwart another plan that will have disastrous effects for humans...
 

Bookish News: More June/July/August 2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Releases to Get Excited About

Whew---try saying that title five times fast! ;-) In my last upcoming releases post, I wasn't able to include all the books I wanted to because they didn't all have covers or blurbs or Goodreads pages or even titles yet. I also knew I would end up finding more books I hadn't known about yet because that's always how these things go. So I'm back, and I'm just as excited to share with you all...