• Review: Unbound Magic Ex Libris: Book Three

    Mr. Hines takes no prisoners when it comes to writing a boldly wild tale about passwords, clues, and magic. Unbound is a novel just swirling of characters (old and new), far out places (not the ‘60’s kind), as well as having a plot that screams for more...

  • Review: Panther Prowling An Otherworld Novel, #17

    I love Yasmine Galenorn; she's one of my favorites. A friend turned me on to the Otherworld series and I do not regret it. I have been eagerly awaiting each book that gets released and I enjoyed Panther Prowling. Out of all the sisters, Delilah is my...

  • Review: Reach for Infinity

    When picking up an anthology of stories to read, there’s always a chance there’s a story in that book that the reader would not like. Some stories may strike the reader as extremely well-written, some may be awesome, and some may be thought-provoking....

  • Review: The Turning Season A Shifting Circle Novel, #3

    The challenges of living as a shapeshifter are fascinatingly depicted in this compelling fantasy story. There are both pulse-pounding conflicts and emotionally wrenching situations that are vividly portrayed, and the moral dilemmas that are presented...

  • Review: Pillars of Fire An Ether Novel, #2

    I liked Pillars of Fire so much that I am giving it a four out of five due to the fact that it kept me interested in the storyline. And, I liked that the story itself flew from beginning to end with no slow parts in the middle that could have bogged down...

  • Review: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

    I have to say that this one didn’t wow me at all. The main character Nora was not a thinking woman as the title makes us believe. Nora is an English PhD candidate whose dissertation is falling apart. She knowingly chose a topic already plowed over by,...

  • Review: Path of Smoke A Novel of the Parallel Parks, #2

    Path of Smoke started off slow but picked up speed after a couple of chapters. Despite having read the previous book in this series, I was still slightly confused by the parallel worlds. Once I got over my confusion, I found Path of Smoke to be a decent...

  • Review: Covenant's End A Widdershins Adventure, #4

    It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no feelings spared....

  • Review: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlepig The Bobby Dollar Books, #4

    As with the other Bobby Dollar books, I enjoyed this bit of humor for the holidays. There are always unique villains within this world and this book follows that same precedent. Full of action and fun as well as sweet sentiment as well. It is an amusing...

  • Review: Daughter of Gods and Shadows book 1

    Daughter of Gods and Shadows has great aspects within the story. However, there is so much going on that it was hard for me to focus on the main character Eden Reid. The story bounces from one character to another without first establishing a solid connection...

  • Review: Wakening the Crow

    Stephen Gregory’s Wakening The Crow is a twisted tale that references Edgar Allan Poe. The plot of this novel seemed quite strange to me, but I couldn’t set it down. The use of a tooth as a talisman for change is very interesting. Every chapter gives...

  • Review: Blackout Annum Guard Book, #2

    I thought Blackout was book one to the Annum Guard series and then found out that it was book two. I have since ordered book one. Oh my God, this book was so good! Even without reading book one I wasn’t too lost. A friend had read book one, so if I had...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews S.G. Redling

    Current Release: OURSELVES: The Nahan Series What's your book about? Ourselves is the first peek into a culture that hides in plain sight in our midst. These people are human in every way - they're just a little higher on the food chain than we are. What...

  • Review: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets An Anthology of Holmesian Tales Across Time and Space

    Attention, Sherlockians! Interested in reading an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories guaranteed to show our favorite detective in a new light? If so, grab a copy of the anthology, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, for a delightful twist on the...

  • Review: Billy Christmas

    Billy Christmas is a wonderful start to a series of strange and interesting adventures, as we go into a magical and darkly dangerous world. The warm natured and good-hearted Billy soon discovers that world, which was right under his nose all along. He...

  • Interview: Night Owl Reviews Interviews R. K. Mann

    Current Release: The Trader - Man With No Face What's your book about? Set in an interstellar future, an enslaved woman doctor and a maimed Patusian trader team up to overcome slavers, pirates and predatory aliens. In the process, these two very different...

  • Article: The Golden Apple by Michelle Diener

    The Golden Apple - The Dark Forest, #1 Kayla’s world has been turned upside-down . . . Her father has made her the prize in a deadly, impossible tournament, and Kayla has retaliated in the only way she knows how; by choosing her champion beforehand....

  • Review: Succubus Ascendant The Telepathic Clans Saga, #4

    As I was reading this book, a bittersweet thought came to me. Yes, it’s another fantastic Telepathic Clans Saga novel, and Brenna, Siobhan, Irina, and Rebecca are all back for more. And yet, it’s also the end of the series. Yes, sadly, this is the final...

  • Review: Dreamer's Pool A Blackthorn & Grim Novel, #1

    This intricate and bewitching tale is a delicious introduction to a new series featuring two mysterious characters who are bound together by a challenging set of circumstances. The gradually unfolding histories of these characters paint a portrait of...

  • Review: Forged by Fate Fate of the Gods, #1

    Most of you know that I adore retellings and this one was no different. I really loved Forged by Fate! It was told by the POV of Eve where she has been reincarnated throughout history. Which was great! I loved how all the gods collided in this one. We...

  • Review: Fate Forgotten Fate of the Gods, #2

    I think I need to make a 5 star rating that says OBSESSED Because that is where I am with the Fate of the Gods stories. This one really made me kind of sad for Adam in some ways. I mean he still has to go...but it’s sad. This book really made me think...

  • Review: Silverblind Ironskin, #3

    Throughout the Ironskin books I have loved Jane the most. Dorie shines with her fey magic and THIS is what I wish the other two books would have had! This one is a world wind of story, action, and magic and does a great job for ending this series! Jane's...

  • Review: Beyond Fate Fate of the Gods, #3

    I was so scared that the ending of this wonder story was going to be ruined. This book has had one of the most complicated love triangles, deity blending that I've ever had the opportunity to read! And I have to say that all readers and authors should...

  • Review: Alice's Wonderland A Visual Journey through Lewis Carroll's Mad, Mad World

    Are you obsessed with all things Alice in Wonderland? Well if so then this is definitely the book for you! Made for the true fan this book has everything from behind-the-scenes info to the original manuscript. This book is a breath taking collection on...

  • Review: The Witches of Echo Park An Echo Park Coven Novel, #1

    When her great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her becomes gravely ill, Elyse MacAllister returns to Echo Park. She learns of extraordinary Secrets but soon things become chilling as there is an evil coming for the Witches of Echo Park in this riveting...

  • Review: The Zombie Combat Field Guide

    Do you love zombies, coloring books and activity books? If yes, then this is a book that is not to be missed. It's perfect for the adult zombie lover who doesn't mind a bit of blood and guts along with their coloring. Make sure you have a red crayon as...

  • Review: Fearsome Magics

    One thing that appeals about reading fiction is that it’s a chance to get away from reality. And that’s what readers of the fantasy anthology Fearsome Magics get when they read this book. They get a chance to get away from it all – away from the hassles...

  • Review: Dead But Not Forgotten Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

    Anyone who loves Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse characters will love these fantastic short stories. Each one features a secondary character from the series. Though all of the short stories are written by other authors, each stays true to the character...

  • Review: Closer to Home Herald Spy, #1

    I never cease to be amazed by the textures that are inherent in this well-established and intricately complex fantasy world. The realism is such that I am instantly transported to one of my favorite universes whenever I open one of this author’s books,...

  • Review: Cress Lunar Chronicles, #3

    Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third novel in her Lunar Chronicles, a series that has a legion of devoted fans who adore Marissa’s unique futuristic characters spun from classic fairytales. In this book, instead of being trapped in a tower struggling with...

  • Review: High Moon A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation, #4

    I LOVE, Love this author and the F.R.E.A.K.S series. These books have a unique take on the paranormal that will have you hooked from the first book, only to increase to obsession with the next. Beatrice is a character that grows on you. She is a tough...

  • Review: Far Orbit Speculative Space Adventures

    If you’re looking for a good anthology of science fiction stories, look no further than Far Orbit, which I found to be a really awesome collection of traditional sci-fi stories that was hard to put down. I totally loved reading this book! All of the stories...

  • Review: Loves, Myths and Monsters A Collection of Folk and Urban Myths

    Loves, Myths and Monsters is a collection of eerie, suspenseful tales that I recommend. The tales include stories about the Chupracabra, a serial killer family, mermaids, werewolves and many other mystical creatures interacting with humans. This book...

  • Review: Stolen Heart of Dread, #2

    Stolen started out really well. It has a fast paced start and it was going very well. But, somewhere along the way it got lost. The story took a turn for the worst and just started to drag. I really loved the story. It made me think about the storyline...

  • Review: Pushed Sense Thieves

    OMG this book was so good! I really wish I would have had book one. I will definitely be grabbing it now! And although I was a little lost to start, I was quickly caught up with the story so far. Remy was a great character! She is well rounded and she...

  • Review: Once More Upon A Time A Talaria Press Anthology 2

    Talaria Press has put together some beautifully arranged anthologies. In Once More Upon A Time we have a group of authors who have really worked at giving the reader something different. I wasn't sure when I started reading just what I would get. I found...

  • Review: Mirror Sight Green Rider, #5

    This is an impressive addition to a compelling fantasy series that explores what parameters of progress improve society. Those who are familiar with the series should be aware that this is more a dystopian tale than the straight fantasy that was present...

  • Review: Imperfect Sword The Lost Stars, #3

    This is another fun addition to an imaginative science fiction series and it is remarkable how much is still unfolding on multiple fronts. The author does an admirable job of exploring the permutations of dealing with diametrically opposed philosophies...

  • Review: Solaris Rising 3 The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

    When picking up an anthology to read, I never know what to expect. I do know there are stories that fall under a theme or fit into a genre, but I never can predict just how far those stories will go to stretch the genre just a bit or take me on some kind...

  • Review: The Lady Marakand, #2

    This cover is so pretty! I kind of want a poster of it! Well I have to say that this one was much better than book one. It was fast paced, with more world building and better characters (both new and old). Where book one gave you characters then took...

  • Review: Shifting Shadows Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

    The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is loved by many readers, myself included. When I saw that the author was coming out with an anthology filled with stories from Mercy's world, I wanted to read it as soon as possible! Some of the stories were...

  • Review: Nyctophobia

    "Nyctophobia', by Christopher Fowler, is creepy, to say the least, but in a good way. The characters are well-developed and we learn a lot about them throughout the story. Callie, the main character, is easy to identify with. Her lack of confidence spurs...

  • Review: The Killer Next Door

    Ever wondered about who your neighbor really is? Well, don't look too closely, you may just find out something you wish you never knew. "The Killer Next Door" is a book about the residents of 23 Beulah Grove that will make you say, "What? No way, no she...

  • Review: Things Fall Apart Supervolcano Trilogy, #3

    Colin Ferguson and his wife Kelly. Vanessa Ferguson. Rob Ferguson. Marshall Ferguson. Louise Ferguson ... and Bryce Miller. Survivors, all. How does life go on after the supervolcano eruption? It just does, one day at a time. You do what you can with...

  • Article: What The Rise of Self-Published Novel Means for the Modern Reader by Tom Stacey

    Sign-up for Contests & Special Event Notifications Until recently, the choices a reader had in what novels to read were limited. They weren’t thought of as limited at the time, nor were they limited in the sense of variety: there have always...

  • Review: Suspicion

    Other than the gorgeous purple maze on the cover, I felt a slight kinship to Suspicion. For whatever reason, I recalled a horror movie from my childhood which featured a sinister maze overlooking a creepy hotel. It scared the pants off me at seven. Inside...

  • Review: Valley of Fires The Conquered Earth, #3

    This is the third book, and possibly the last, in A Conquered Earth series. This series has a very complex world and has multiple story lines going on at the same time so it would be best to start this series at the first book to understand all the issues...

  • Review: Kinslayer The Lotus War Trilogy, #2

    Kinslayer for the most part was boring. I nearly didn't make it through book one and well this one was no better. I experienced off the wall names and things that I couldn't pronounce let alone understand what it was. I just ended up having to put this...

  • Review: The Bloodbound Bloodbound, #1

    This exciting and enthralling tale provides a delicious adventure that centers around a strong, opinionated female, and a war-torn land that features both mystical and pragmatic elements. I loved that the action started immediately and continued escalating,...

  • Review: Sleeping Late On Judgement Day Bobby Dollar, #3

    I love the Bobby Dollar series. He's not your average angel by far. He may fumble and mess up (like everyone else) but he also does what he thinks is right. He's not altruistic by far--he has his own motives but generally he helps others along the way....

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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 . . .

Alien Mate by Cara Bristol

I'm Starr Elizabeth Conner. Earth's government falsely convicted me of a crime, packed me on a ship with other female felons, and sent us to Dakon, a primitive, frozen wasteland of a planet. Why? Earth needs minerals, and Dakon is desperate for females.

But I'm no barbarian’s 'mail order bride,' even if he is super tall, muscular, and the chief of his tribe. He doesn’t want a BBW blonde, either--it's written all over his chiseled face. He'll be truly angry if he ever learns what my 'crime' was.

I am Torg. I have waited 34 rotations for a mate of my own. With this shipment, I was sure to get a fine, sturdy mate who'll bear me many daughters. Instead, I receive a small, curvy, pale-haired female who looks at me with anger and fear.

It is only when we 'kiss' that I believe things may work out between us. But I'm hearing rumors that Starr and her shipmates are law-breakers. To survive, Dakonians must obey all laws … or be exiled into the frozen wasteland. Just when I have found her, will I have to send my mate to die?