• Review: Forbidden

    I have read every one of the original Sazi series by C.T. Adams (Cat Adams & Cathy Clamp). While Forbidden is a continuation of the series, its focus is of a how the Sazi works. Forbidden's focus is Luna Lake and how all the different Sazi live together,...

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    I am torn with King's Folly. Although the book was good I had some issues with it. First off I felt confused through the first part, but I ended up loving it once I read it a few times (lol). That being said this author is amazing! Jill Williamson has...

  • Review: Switched Brides of the Kindred, #17

    How could there NOT be some laugh out loud moments in this book? An interesting spin for the series and as always the author’s creativity and world building blow me away. Frankie is a strong woman who takes care of herself, and doesn’t let past experiences...

  • Review: The Prison in Antares Dead Enders, #2

    Mike Resnick provides an excellent read along with good and (at times) unexpected plot twists. His characterizations makes a reader empathetic to some of the characters' trials and tribulations. This is an excellent serial book in that the plot flows...

  • Review: Anthology I: A Collection of 8 Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

    A buffet of science fiction tales in this Anthology 1 offers readers the opportunity to check out new authors without harming their pocketbook! There are several robot-type tales along with a mix of fantasy stories. Some tug the heartstrings more than...

  • Review: Broken Hero

    Jonathan Woods provides another hilarious tale of woe in the life of MI37 secret agent Arthur Wallace. A truly delightful story Broken Hero will have you rooting for the robots, some or all, at times. Nowhere near serious is how the newest member of Arthur's...

  • Review: Reader Abduction An Alien Abduction Romance

    Well who knew??!! This was a delightful read with a whimsical twist by the author that had me hopeful and planning to attend the next romance conference in my area that Eve Langlais was going to be present at. Brigitte is like all other woman who love...

  • Review: Camp Alien Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #13

    One disaster after another – of course they are always someone else’s doing, because let’s face it, there is a lot of evil in our world (not to mention other worlds) and they almost always have some nefarious purpose or goal that only makes sense to them...

  • Review: Hazel and the Alien Biker Intergalactic Brides 5

    Quick Synopsis: When Reyvor lost his mate, he was kicked off of his home world. Now he spends his time on Earth riding around on his motorcycle, lost. But when he sees Hazel and her three daughters trying to find food in the dumpster behind his hotel,...

  • Review: Jacie and The Alien Bodyguard Intergalactic Brides 6

    Quick Synopsis: When Jacki ends up pregnant from a quick romance with Myro, she immediately gets on the ship to be taken to his home world. What she doesn’t know is that Myro is not going to be there when she lands. He’s already taken another bride and...

  • Review: Ink and Bone The Great Library, #1

    The best kinds of fantasy stories are those that stretch the imagination while telling a compelling tale, and this one definitely entertained me with its ‘what if’s’. Having been conditioned to celebrating the Gutenberg press and its far-reaching impact...

  • Review: Alien in Chief Aliens / Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #12

    The wonderful blend of reality and fantastical science fiction adventures provide hours of entertainment in this series that continues to ramp up the excitement while exploring how aliens can get well-assimilated into Earth politics. The hints being delivered...

  • Review: I, Robot - To Preserve To Preserve

    Isaac Asimov’s remarkable contribution to science as well as science fiction provides the backbone for thought-provoking stories such as this one. Dr. Reichert continues to expertly immerse the reader in a society that is entirely plausible but reminds...

  • Review: The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare

    The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare will not disappoint you! I didn’t know this was a book two at the time I started so I went out and found a copy of book one and devoured it. This one picks up where book one leaves off and well it was a doozy! Alex...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews Katee Robert

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  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews L.G. O'Connor

    Hi Readers, Today L.G. O'Connor has joining us to share her latest book, Caught Up in RAINE. L.G., what's your book about? It's about a widowed romance writer in her early 40s who has been plagued by loss. She meets this hot, young landscaper in his 20s...

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    Carlos is still coming to grips with his new half-life, working for the Council of the Dead to solve ghost problems. That’s fine except his focus is divided knowing that Sacha, his love is out there and he wants her back. His friend Kia, Baba Eddie’s...

  • Review: Darker Space

    So this was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I downloaded it the second it became available and stayed up way too late reading that first night. I was a little worried because sometimes when I hype the stuff up in my head it doesn't live...

  • Review: Masks and Shadows

    Masks and Shadows is a wonderful historical story with a hint of magic. It is definitely one for the lover of historical / classics. If you love dramatic love affairs, mystery secret societies, and amazing lavish descriptions then this book is so for...

  • Review: Call Forth the Waves The Celestine Series, #2

    OMG, what to say first off, don't read this “Call Forth the Waves” if you haven’t read book one! You will be hopefully lost. Second this book was so much better than book one and I don't say that very often. I devoured this book in a few hours shortly...

  • Review: The Mage Sister

    When I first began the book, Jahx wasn't a character I cared for. Once we got to 352 years after the prologue and we see a different Jahx I couldn't help but love him. He was no longer insufferable but kind, gentle, patient and sexy. To his students,...

  • Review: Captured by the Cyborg Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance Book 3

    Illumina Smith is on the run. Danger has followed her every step. She's not able to dodge it for long. If she's caught the consequences could prove to be fatal. Could Dale Homme, an ex-Cyber Operations field agent, be what she needs? Dale Homme, cyborg,...

  • Review: Golden Heart of Dread, #3

    I dived into this book right after it came. To tell you too much would give away spoilers, and I don’t want to do that. So, I’ll keep this short. The characters come alive off the page in this amazing breathtaking conclusion to the Heart of Dread series....

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  • Review: The Promise Seven Wonders Journals

    My daughter who is eleven is a diehard fan of this series. She devoured this as soon as she got home. She said that she loves how these journals are released right before the next book comes out. It helps to refresh her mind on what happened in the prior...

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    This review is from my eleven year old as she loves this series. ----- ADDICTED!! I’M ADDICTED, I NEED MORE!! The ending to this one was so amazing and surprising. I so didn’t see it coming. I really was hoping that someone messed up since I had heard...

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    One thing that got my interest in "The Shock of Night", a novel by Patrick W. Carr, is the title. In a way, the title makes sense. The story is good fantasy and the characters are memorable. I liked the way the mysterious gift in this story can be compared...

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    This was a really good start to a new urban fantasy series. John Fogg and his wife Theodora Knight are paranormal investigators with their own television show. Theodora is a psychic and John is an exorcist. One night a case goes horribly wrong, killing...

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  • Review: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

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  • Review: Nightwish An Echoes of Eternity Novel, #1

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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 . . .