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...
 

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: Temper by Nicky Drayden

In a world where almost everyone has a twin, and twins share vices and virtues between them, lesser twins---ones with more vices---get the short end of the stick. Auben, a lesser twin, finds that his life gets even more complicated when he gets possessed and his relationship with his twin, Kasim, gets even more strained in their search for...
 

Book Review: The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones Book 1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Franny, Court, and Mykal live in a world where everyone knows their deathday, with no exceptions... or so they think, until they all outlive theirs. Court and Mykal have already been together for two years, their emotions and senses linked, and when Franny dodges her deathday, she becomes linked too. All three decide to work together to get chosen to go on a mission in space in order to escape...
 

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...
 

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: Detox in Letters (Crowns & Ash Book 2) by Cheryl Low

Life in the Realm has continued on as mostly normal for Vaun, even though he no longer lives in the drug-induced ignorance he once did. But now rebellion is brewing, and Vaun fears for the safety of the rebellion leader, his defiant sister, and all the subjects in the Realm. When the Queen makes a demand of him, he'll have to decide how much is worth sacrificing for the right...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Hearts

This week's topic is hearts! And if you thought I was really crazy enough to base my post on actual, realistic-looking hearts rather than the cutesy heart shape... you would be correct ;-) Ten points to your Hogwarts House. And also ten points to Ravenclaw because this is my blog and I say so. Anyway, I did use some with cutesy heart shapes, but I also used some with realistic-type hearts...
 

Book Review: Kings Rising (Captive Prince Trilogy Book 3) by C. S. Pacat

Damen has some of his Akielon soldiers backing him as their king now that they've found him alive, but his identity has been discovered by the Veretians as well, and Damen will have to face Laurent, the prince who has sworn to kill him but who Damen was come to feel something for during their time together. The Regent is readying for war though and attempting to take over Akielos as well as Vere,...
 

Book Recs: 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...