• Review: Wanderlust

    I was so excited to get my hands on the sequel to Grimspace. Sirantha Jax has endured weeks of hearings and has been separated from the rest of the crew during that time. When they are finally reunited, it is to be informed that the Conglomerate wants...

  • Review: Living With The Dead

    Robyn Peltier is trying to make a new life for herself after her husband's untimely death. She is kind of adrift without him and trying to continue on. She finds a job as a PR consultant for celebrities and enjoys her job, even though sometimes the celebs...

  • Review: The Last Unicorn 40th Anniversary Edition

    This is a story of a young unicorn that has lived a solitary existence in a wood and one day wonders if she is the only unicorn left. So she sets out on a quest to find other unicorns like her in the world. Along the way she meets lots of colorful...

  • Review: Gordath Wood

    Lynn Romano is the stable manager for Hunter’s Chase, a horse stable just north of New York City that has extremely expensive show horses. While at a show on the other side of Gordath Wood, an earthquake happens spooking Dungiven, a gray horse. Unable...

  • Review: Slave Boy

    Master Haven (Servant of the Light) and his Novice former slave boy Wren are sent to Gow Gi Nef to Mediate. Their job is to be mediator between the Gowens and the war like Tiberions who want to blow Gow Gi Nef out of space. Maser Haven finds the Tiberions...

  • Review: Love in the Time of Fridges

    New Seattle Welcomes Visitors* *See exclusions That sign should have been enough to clue in former cop Huckleberry Lindbergh that going home (or at least, to the last place resembling home) is often difficult, sometimes dangerous. And in the city of New...

  • Review: Daemons Are Forever Book 2

    This is a new twist on the story of something nasty that is out there to get mankind and there are a select few who are more than human who are the only thing standing between mankind and the nasties. This story is about Droods, people who have magical...

  • Review: Charlie's Bargain

    Charlie’s Bargain is an absolutely primal trip for the female libido. Though she grew up in wealth, Charlotte Elizabeth Owens- Stratton is a woman who has had her share of misfortunes. After her family lost its fortunes, she’s forced to live...

  • Review: Ink and Steel A Novel of the Promethean Age - Book 3

    Queen Elizabeth is on the throne of England.  Sorcerers are determined to destroy England but a group of men belonging to the Prometheus Club are working on stopping them.  Kit Marley is a poet, playwright and a spy with this group.  His...

  • Review: Fall With Honor The Vampire Earth, Book 7

    Far into the future Earth has been invaded by alien Vampires called the Kurians. For years they have ruled Earth until a time when man has risen up and rebelled against their bloody rule. Fall With Honor begins with Southern Command sending Valentine...

  • Review: Soul Of Fire

    Peter Farewell had his own problems being a were and a dragon at that, he didn't need any more complications. But when he saw a young woman about to fall to her death off a high balcony, he couldn't resist saving her and being her knight, err…dragon...

  • Review: Night Child An OSI Novel

    I had a problem with this book right off, which is unusual for me. I found the first chapter very off putting. The technical aspects of an Occult Special Investigator (CSI for paranormals) were overwhelming and it was a little short of character building....

  • Review: Batman Gotham Knight

    Thanks to Dr. Crane a.k.a. The Scarecrow the Narrows section of Gotham is closed off from the rest of the city, but some of its former inhabitants, which had resided at Arkham Asylum, have made their way in the city. Batman is hunting them down while...

  • Review: Jinx Bigtime superhero series, Book 3

    This was a laugh-out-loud book that had me frantically flipping through the pages to see what would happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed the unconventional Bella and the plot - it's refreshing to see an alternative to the power hungry, all-powerful character...

  • Review: The Time of New Weather

    Buddy LeBlanc has the unique talent of performing tiny miracles in a time when monumental miracles are needed. The America Corporation (TAC) has taken over the federal government of the United States and is systematically stripping away the rights of...

  • Interview: Roxanne Interviews Colleen Gleason

    I've read that you have been writing for as long as you can remember. When did you seriously try to start writing for a living? I wrote for years. Off and on through college and beyond. I wrote eight books before selling my ninth novel, and I guess I...

  • Review: Armed and Magical Raine Benares, #2

    Raine Benares grew up as a seeker in a family of questionable morals. That is her family had no problem finding new homes for other people's possessions. Her cousin is a pirate. A seeker is one who can find things, people or items. It's not a great, impressive...

  • Review: The Invisible Ring A Black Jewels Novel

    This is the fourth book in the Black Jewels series. This is a stand-alone book that can be read and be understandable because it deals with characters that are not in the previous books except for a few cameos in this story. On the world where the Black...

  • Review: Wizards Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy - Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, and others.

    Nineteen authors come together to form a collection of stories filled with wizards, and magical words in both ancient and modern times. The anthology kicks off with Neil Gaiman's "The Witch's Headstone" staring Bod, a boy being raised in a cemetery and...

  • Review: Personal Demons

    Dr. Megan Chase is a counseling psychologist who has a new radio show. She's also psychic which admittedly helps her be a great psycholigist. Her Radio show boss came up with this Demon Slayer promo for the show that Megan doesn't like at all. Being psychic...

  • Review: Desires Unleashed The Knights of the Darkness Chronicles, #1

    Desires Unleashed is like no paranormal book I've ever read. It's not to be picked up and just skimmed through. Each chapter holds hidden depths, twists and irony that will have you waiting for the next horrifying act or hilarious laugh. D.N. Simmons...

  • Review: A Kiss Before The Apocalypse A Remy Chandler Novel, Book 1

    A Kiss Before The Apocalypse is the story of Boston PI Remy Chandler who is more than just a normal human. He's an angel who hundreds of years ago decided to leave Heaven to live on Earth after the Great War with the Morningstar. Although he looks like...

  • Review: Alien Genes 1 Daughter of Atuk

    Theunissen weaves a yarn that transcends the bonds of human time to reveal a species that has been awaiting its savior for millennia. When Cathy, a student of ancient history, befriends an unusual gentleman, she finds herself involved in a series of events...

  • Review: The Queen's Bastard The Inheritors' Cycle, Book 1

    This was a solid fantasy built from a lot of research and brimming with detail. We meet Belinda Primrose as a child. She is raised in the country, far from the court of the Queen where her uncle, who is actually her father, serves. He comes to visit periodically...

  • Review: Heart of Light

    Heart of Light is based in the Victorian British Empire. However, this Empire has magical abilities. In Europe, thanks to Charlemagne, the noble houses have some degree of magical ability. In the rest of the world most people have at least a small amount...

  • Review: Shadowbridge

    This was a very unique tale, one that I liked. I am looking forward the completion of the tale in Lord Tophet, which is due later this year. We meet Leodora, masquerading as a man so that she may pursue her work as a shadow-puppeteer. She collects the...

  • Review: Airs and Graces

    Larkyn Hamley grew up from being a wild country girl to one of the finest students at the Academy of the Air. In Duchy of Oc flying horses are a commodity. Larkyn is a student training on her horse, Tup. You see, these horses only let females ride them...

  • Review: My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon A Collection of New Short Stories Edited by P.N. Elrod

    I enjoyed some of the short stories in this anthology but I suspect that may be because I have read the prequel My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding as well as being familiar with several of the authors in this collection works. The stories are "Stalked" by...

  • Review: Grimspace

    Wow! I just finished Grimspace by the fabulous Ann Aguirre. Go out and get this book immediately, you will thank me for it. When I started this tale, I knew that it was going to be good right from the start. What I didn't know was that I would be reminded...

  • Review: Grimspace

    Sirantha Jax has the rare J-gene that gives her the ability to jump ships through Grimspace. Even though this talent cuts her life expectancy, she's practically considered a celebrity until a freak accident kills her pilot and leaves her the sole survivor....

  • Review: Personal Demon Hope & Lucas

    Hope goes undercover into a gang that's supposedly attempting to take over the Cortez Cabal. A Cabal is something like a corporation owned and staffed by super naturals with unique demon/paranormal skills. Hopes special gift, Exustio, is sensing chaos...

  • Review: The Down Home Zombie Blues

    Guardian Force Commander Jorie Mikkalah has a mission, to rid the galaxy of zombies. Just so happens zombies have invaded the nil-tech planet called Earth and have chosen to strike in Detective Theo Petrakos' back yard. Which is how Jorie and Theo meet....

  • Review: Unquiet Dreams Book 2

    I have read only one Dresden Files book by Jim Butcher (unlike my husband-big fan). In Unquiet Dreams, sequel to Unshapely Things, you can see a similarity. Connor Grey is a druid, once powerful now diminished, who consults for the Boston Police Department....

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Michael W. Davis

    Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I was born in North Carolina, but moved to Maryland with my family when I became a teenager. At the tender age of seventeen, I fall in love with my wife. Not having a lick of sense, we were...

  • Review: The Sharing Knife 2: Legacy

    Legacy is the second book in a four-book cycle that began with The Sharing Knife: Beguilement. The story starts with Dag and Fawn's honeymoon, which they spend on the road to his family's Lakewalker camp. Lakewalkers and farmers do not mix and Fawn is...

  • Review: Virtual Evil Time Rovers - Book 2

    Virtual Evil is the second book in the Time Rovers series. Since the action commences right after the end of the first book, I would recommend reading Sojourn first but it isn’t absolutely necessary. Ms. Oliver has constructed a compelling and interesting...

  • Review: Hot Mama Bigtime superhero series, Book 2

    This is book two in the Bigtime series. In this book we meet up with couture designer Fiona Fine who moonlights as Fiera, one of the Fearless Five, who can create and manipulate fire with her bare hands. Fiona's still mourning the loss of her fianc‚ Travis...

  • Review: Empire of Ivory Temeraire Series, #4

    Returning from disaster on the Prussian front, William Laurence and his dragon Temeraire find yet more misfortune awaiting them. A lingering but deadly sickness has struck the dragons of Britain, leaving His Majesty's Arial Corps barely able to keep up...

  • Interview: Tamazon Interviews Pauline Baird Jones

    Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself? I was a reader before I became a writer. In fact, the only time I got in trouble in school was for reading behind my text books! I started writing because I read too fast for my budget. I currently...

  • Review: Crashing Paradise The Menagerie #4

    The Garden of Eden is in danger of being broken in to by dark characters. Gathering together a Menagerie of supernatural and otherworldly creatures, and beings to help save Eden from being turned into an evil and cursed wasteland is a man called Mr. Doyle....

  • Review: Clan Daughter Queen of the Orcs - Book 2

    Morgan Howell continues Dar's journey with the Orc's in Clan daughter and holds your attention, as you would expect him too. Continuing where King's Property left off Dar has survived by befriending the Orc's and they have now escaped. She is now leading...

  • Review: The Mirador Book 3 - Fantasy / Non-Romance

    The Mirador is the third book in a series. The first two books were M‚lusine and The Virtu. I've not read the first two, so starting out with this one I was a bit lost. The Mirador is written in a very interesting style of every section being written...

  • Review: The Heir of Westfall Book 1

    For the enjoyment of reading a fantasy The Heir of Westfell fits the bill, however if you desire a romance/love story please look elsewhere. On that note this was a wonderful fantasy story that tells the life of Rory. Rory does have some sexual interludes...

  • Review: Maledicte

    Maledicte is dark rich tale about young love spurned that will not be torn asunder by anyone not even parents. A young man removed from the merchant's relicts to be taken back to his father in the courts of Antyre Janus is torn away from his love and...

  • Review: King's Property Queen of The Orcs - Book 1

    Kings Property is a wonderfully written story, about a young woman who, is conscripted into the army. Dar feels betrayed by her father and stepmother, because they made her leave home, to serve with men she doesn't know. She is branded like cattle and...

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    Elena Michaels is unique; she is the only female werewolf alive. While Elena deals with life with the Pack, she investigates a notice, which claims that werewolves are real. During that investigation, she meets two witches who inform her that, not only...

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    Eve Levine is a witch who has dealt with black magic and a half-demon; she is also Savannah's mother. She is also dealing with the little fact that she is dead. Eve often checks in with Savannah, who is under the care of Paige and Lucas from "Dime Store...

  • Review: No Humans Involved Women of the Otherworld Series, #7

    Jaime Vegas is a necromancer, she is able to see and speak to the dead. She uses her skills both on and off stage to help the living and the dead. In No Humans Involved, Jaime is on set for a TV special to attempt to contact the ghost of Marilyn Monroe....

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    Elena Michaels is one of a kind; she is the only female werewolf. As such she is a highly sought after individual. Elena is sick of being a werewolf, so she has placed herself in a human role, working a normal job, living with a human man whom she loves...

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    Paige Winterbourne is the new leader of the American Coven, ever since her mothers' murder Paige has been trying to lead and change the Coven, to help all witches. One of her first steps is to be a guardian to Savannah, the daughter of a black witch and...

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The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy


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 . . .

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