• Review: Children of Earth and Sky

    “Children of Earth and Sky” by Guy Gavriel Kay is one of those books I am really reluctant to pick up because I know it’s going to take some effort to work my way through it. The sheer cast of characters is always daunting to me, because I have to learn...

  • Review: Closer to the Chest Valdemar: The Herald Spy, #3

    “Closer to the Chest” by Mercedes Lackey provides a glimpse of Mags and Amily’s relationship and the way they have become integrated in their roles as Heralds with special duties. It is an interesting glimpse of the insidious effects of bullying and misogyny...

  • Review: Lost in Wonderland The Twisted and the Brave Book 1

    To be totally honest, this novel took my by complete surprise. It’s intriguing, enchanting, and gave me a whole new view on the mythos of Wonderland. It moves very smoothly, switching from Wonderland to the real world and back again with ease. It also...

  • Review: Winter Halo An Outcast Novel, #2

    In this fast paced second installment of The Outcast series, Tiger is still working to save Central’s children. With the help of some new allies she ends up going undercover at Winter Halo, a pharmaceutical company whose research arm appears to be involved...

  • Article: Butt in Chair by Russell Nohelty

    Sit your butt down and don’t get up until you finish People ask me all the time for my best writing advice, and it’s very simple. Glue yourself to your seat until you write at least 1,000 words in a day. “But what if I have to pee?”...

  • Review: Rebel Space Gypsy Chronicles Book 3

    Things blowing up, people disappearing and intrigue around every corner. Just another day for Rafe and Emma as they stumble through the prophecy that has driven Rafe’s life since birth. Rafe has rebelled against the expectations, resented his “brother”...

  • Review: A Season of Spells A Noctis Magicae Novel, #3

    I enjoyed this book. It has magic, mystery, mayhem and escaped prisoners all in a bundle. This is sure to keep you glued to the novel, but only if you don't mind historical settings. The setting is very much into respectability and manners, so be aware...

  • Review: Justice Ascending The Scorpius Syndrome, #3

    To read a Rebecca Zanetti novel, I would sacrifice sleep, miss a meal, and ignore my internet. So I couldn't wait to read part 3 in her Scorpius Syndrome series and even tried to read "Justice Ascending" over a few days to prolong my enjoyment because...

  • Review: Ivoth Dragons of Preor, #7

    The heart wants but the Knowing is getting in the way. Elle and Ivoth have been attracted since they first met, and it’s getting worse. Both are frustrated the Knowing isn’t manifesting, so what is left? Ivoth can feel Elle’s most extreme emotions, and...

  • Review: Adrenaline Rush The Capes Book 2

    I love this series and the comic book feel to the characters, even though Ace doesn’t like being compared to a comic book hero. Crushes, dreams, reality and betrayal all come together to cook up a delightful story. Ace, his brothers and their employees...

  • Review: The Operator The Peri Reed Chronicles, #2

    "The Operator" is the second book in Harrison's new series, The Peri Reed Chronicles. Peri just wants to live her life without Opti, and without anyone trying to use her for her drafting abilities. She still can't remember the last three years. She has...

  • Review: Becoming Dragon Dragon Point Book 1

    Beat down and feeling the sting of losing his human veneer at the hands of his mad scientist uncle, Brandon is sticking to the shadows while he pursues said uncle and his sister, unwilling captive. Brand is determined to save Sue Ellen the horrors he’s...

  • Review: The Vampire Book of the Month Club

    "The Vampire Book of the Month Club" is about Nora Falcon, a seventeen-year-old bestselling author of the vampire series, "Better off Bled". At a book-signing, a hot stranger approaches her and we later find out that he’s a vampire. A vampire who wants...

  • Review: Claimed by the Cyborg Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Book 5

    "Claimed by the Cyborg" took me right off Earth and into the belly of a foreign world and culture. Author Cara Bristol was able to transport me far across the galaxy and into the future seamlessly. Her world building was on key as she game me what I needed...

  • Review: The Ghoul Vendetta A SPI Files Novel, #4

    Jump into a world where things aren’t always as they seem and you might not be either. This paranormal story is full of adventure, intrigue and fun. Located in NYC is an organization run by a dragon. If you can imagine the mythical creature, you will...

  • Review: My Alien Boyfriend My Boyfriend Is... Book 3

    “My Alien Boyfriend” started out a little choppy but it got better thru the story and the attraction between Parker and Mace. When Parker is injured Mace must make a hard decision. I liked the plotting of this take on an Alien / Human love story. The...

  • Review: Sun Born Book Two of the Morning Star Trilogy / North America's Forgotten Past

    “Sun Born” by W. Michael & Kathleen O’Neal Gear is the second book in the Morning Star series featuring the Cahokia Mounds people. This sequel features Lady Night Shadow Star (sister to the human body of Morning Star), facing what might be her toughest...

  • Review: Hellknight Pathfinder Tales

    I love reading fantasy novels – especially the kind that have cool techie gadgets included in the story. With the novel "Hellknight" by Liane Merciel, readers are in for an adventurous and suspenseful story of a ruthless killer bent on revenge, and the...

  • Review: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

    This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstanding and action...

  • Review: The Catcher's Trap

    The Catcher’s Trap is about Andres, a lonely guy, who follows a stranger and his friends to a party where he’s kidnapped. He’s taken to a new dimension that looks and feels like hell itself. When I finally turned that last page, the first word that came...

  • Review: Seductive Powers The Capes Book 1

    If you like super heroes, oddity and deception where you least expect it, this book is for you. It is a zany romance that you can’t help but to love. The characters are somewhat off beat but super fun to read about. Wendy is a times a little over the...

  • Review: Dreadnought Nemesis - Book One

    Our main character in “Dreadnought” is Danny. She is a Trans character. She ends up with powers when the famous Dreadnought dies in front of her. She is then the superhero! This was a great little book that packs one giant punch. That anyone no matter...

  • Review: Pocket Full of Tinder A Noon Onyx Novel, #4

    I have reviewed the first three books in the Noon Onyx series and have enjoyed everyone. “Pocket Full of Tinder” does not disappoint. It has all that I have come to expect from Ms. Archer. Get ready for some action, character building, friends (what’s...

  • Review: The Feast of All Souls

    This isn't your normal ghost story. It starts out that way but boy, does it go in another direction. The author gives you everything that keeps the reader connected, fast pace, lots of action, characters that are a bit odd and terror. When Alice loses...

  • Review: The Dead Seekers A Dead Seekers Novel, #1

    “The Dead Seekers”by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee is an awesome and wonderful read. These two authors made this a quick and easy read with no complicated world building to keep up with. Still they were able to make a vivid world. The Hendee team makes...

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    Once again, author BR Kingsolver has created a world that is rugged, violent, and vastly intriguing. As a fan of her Telepathic Clans series, I knew this would be a great read, and I was not wrong. Ms. Kingsolver tells a tale of a broken-down society,...

  • Review: The Edge of the Blade The Uncharted Realms, #2

    “The Edge of the Blade” is a great fantasy read! Kennedy gives us a wonderful fantasy with tons of action, adventure, and heart. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time flipping through the pages to find out what was going to happen next! This is...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Shannon Mayer

    Hi Shannon. Awesome to have you over. Please tell us about the second book in your Venom Trilogy, "Fangs and Fennel". The story of a reluctant supernatural (and excellent baker) who is try to come to terms with her unusual abilities, a pain in the ass...

  • Review: Dragon Wizard

    “Dragon Wizard” by S. Andrew Swann is a fun and wacky story with plenty of odd occurrences and tongue-in-cheek humor. The role reversal and gender swapping that results in Frank Blackthorne occupying his princess wife’s body and her residing in a dragon...

  • Review: Rebel A Vicky Peterwald Novel, #3

    “Vicky Peterwald: Rebel” by Mike Shepherd continues the saga of a woman who is learning so much about herself and those around her. I think it is my favorite of the series because I can finally see Vicky thinking for herself and doing things the way she...

  • Review: Five Stories High One House, Five Hauntings, Five Chilling Stories

    The book brings the reader five eerie and haunting tales all with the same setting, a five story Georgian mansion. This mansion used to be a grand place but through time it has started to deteriorate. It has been converted into five apartments. Many have...

  • Review: Flicker and Mist

    The idea of people who could become invisible was a very neat concept. I was drawn in by the story but soon found out that it was not really for me. The descriptions of their world and the animals that lived there were not enough to paint a vivid picture....

  • Review: The Graveyard Apartment

    This is the story of a young family who moves into a new apartment that is surrounded by a graveyard, a crematorium and a temple. The price is right so they are still looking forward to their new home. Immediately upon moving in strange things start to...

  • Review: Pirate's Prophecy Pathfinder Tales

    I so love reading the Pathfinder Tales stories. This installment, "Pirate’s Prophecy" by Chris A. Jackson, was really enjoyable. It was hard for me to put this book down! I loved it! And as I read this story, I thought, Wow, the author really knows his...

  • Review: Flameout A Souls of Fire Novel, #3

    “Flameout” by Keri Arthur continues a unique saga about a world that contains phoenixes, vampires, and mad scientists. I am always fascinated to get immersed into this author’s version of phoenixes although I am frustrated about the relationships in the...

  • Review: Thunder Moon Rising Deadlands, #2

    This isn't the Wild West, it's the weird west. The author not only gives you the gunfighters of the west in Arizona territory but you get scientists that are on the edge of reality and then we get the un -explainable evil forces that exist everywhere....

  • Review: The Book of Phoenix

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  • Review: Drowned Worlds

    Jonathan Strahan, editor, has compiled an interesting collection of stories that describe drowned worlds-where the oceans have risen to catastrophic depths causing mankind to change how we live and survive. This is a subject we all wonder about, What...

  • Review: The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Volume 1 The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #1

    This is the nerdster book of all time! Talk about being nerdy! If you love paranormal romance/action/adventure, this book is up your alley. The plot is complex, the action is fast-paced at times, many references to: comics, Star Wars, D&D, etc. So, if...

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    Well we knew Rylee was getting her own story after she was accidentally exposed to the La-ti-zal virus. And we met her intended mates Drace and Lucian as well. Now we get to see how they interact together and fall in love, as the Goddess intended. Rylee...

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    We find ourselves in a dire situation, and after the last book ending on a cliffhanger I was dying to read the next installment. It doesn’t disappoint. Oblivion is the new king of the ring in the Pit. Sure he’s a prisoner and doesn’t have any choice,...

  • Review: Assassin's Creed Heresy

    So many thanks to Night Owl Reviews for the ARC of this wonderful book! I really can't wait for the movie based on these book to come out! HAHA, as I'm writing this the trailer is playing! This is kind of cool! I read “Assassin's Creed Heresy” in one...

  • Review: The Queen of Blood The Queens of Renthia, #1

    The setting of this book was just breathtaking and I wish there were real places like this. Where the trees are big enough you can build entire cities within their branches. The world of Aratay is a place where every town, city and village is built on...

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    “The Bloodsworn” by Erin Lindsey has plenty of twists and turns and breathtaking action to keep one enthralled. There are multiple threads that have been spun over the course of the trilogy and most of them are tied off nicely, although a few of the conflicts...

  • Review: Sinner Space Gypsy Chronicles Book 2

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  • Article: Hunter Shea's Loch Ness Revenge $25 Amazon Card + eBook Giveaway

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  • Review: Ageless

    I loved reading “Ageless”. For the most part I was reminded of the “Age of Adeline”. Alessandra has had to deal with so much crap it makes you wonder, would you love to not age? Most people think that's what they want, but Alessandra lives with it and...

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A HAWK’S PLEDGE

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .