Book Review: Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn (The Garden of Syn Book 2) by Michael Seidelman

Shocked by horrifying secrets, in danger, and trying to keep a promise to someone who helped her, Syn made some mistakes and had to flee the Garden. But someone she cares about is being held captive, and she'll have to return for a rescue mission with the help of her friends, despite the Garden no longer having its mysterious healing...
 

Book Review: Creatures: The Legacy of Frankenstein by Various Authors

This anthology has five stories, each inspired in their way by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In one, a man uses Victor's notes to figure out how to make his own creation. In the next, a couple combines taxidermy and science to resurrect a beautiful woman. In another, a man recalls his young life and his run-in with a monster. In yet another, a detective takes on a case involving stolen body parts....
 

Book Review: Space Unicorn Blues by T.J. Berry

Gary, a half-unicorn, is finally free after years of imprisonment and just wants to take back his ship and his life. But Jenny, the woman who once captured and tortured him, needs Gary and his ship in order to make a drop-off and rescue her wife. When Jenny helps Gary escape a bar brawl, these unlikely allies will have to work together to make the delivery on...
 

Book Review: Dead Indian Wars (Damnation Book 2) by Clark Casey

When a new man shows up in the Afterlife town of Damnation, gets himself elected mayor, and gains control over the town's two vampires, it only worsens the problems with the Native Americans, who easily outnumber the outlaws. Meanwhile, food and booze become scarce, the weather starts changing, and the outlaws start getting restless as tensions...
 

Book Review: Lonely Shore (Chaos Station Book 2) by Jenn Burke & Kelly Jensen

The attacks by the Agrius are getting more frequent and complicating life for the Chaos, but so are Zander's Zoning incidents. As the side effects from Zander's experimental training as a super soldier get worse, the crew of the Chaos decides they have to do something to try and help him, even if it means another member of the crew must risk happiness to do...
 

Mini Reviews: LGBT+ Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Stake Sauce, Kelpie Blue, Caroline’s Heart

In Stake Sauce, a vampire hunter struggling with grief meets a cute punk vampire. In Kelpie Blue, a boy and a kelpie grow closer and work together to overcome everyday struggles and fae-related ones. In Caroline's heart, a cowboy and a witch meet and help each other. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three LGBT+ paranormal/urban fantasy...
 

Book Review: Dawn in Damnation (Damnation Book 1) by Clark Casey

Damnation: a little Old West town somewhere between life and Hell where men and women (plus a vampire and some werewolves) who did bad but also did some good get a second chance to make it to Heaven---or at least that's what the residents speculate while they spend their days drinking, playing cards, and having gun fights. But then new people start arriving, a pregnant woman shows up with a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Disability

I've been wanting to do this post for a while since I talk a lot about disability in books on my blog and have the list of sci-fi/fantasy books with disability and everything, but let me tell you, there are NOT a lot of book covers out there that show any sort of visible disability on them. Especially sci-fi/fantasy books, which is what I like to focus on. A lot of disabilities are invisible, and...
 

Book Review: The Ledberg Runestone (The Jonah Heywood Chronicles Book 1) by Patrick Donovan

Jonah is a shaman with an addiction to alcohol and debt owed to some very bad people, which is why he accepts a job to obtain a powerful runestone even though he knows the job is probably going to be bad news. But as he gets further entangled in this job and with the Carver brothers, things go from bad to worse, and he'll have to think on his feet if he wants to keep himself and those he cares...