• 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...

  • Review: Chameleon Assassin Chameleon Assassin Series Book 1

    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,...

  • 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

    “The Book of Phoenix” is an intense read. Phoenix starts out as an innocent, ignorant girl in a woman's body. Although she is well read and intelligent she is content at first to do what she is told, even when it hurts her. When she does go out into the...

  • 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...

  • Review: The Family Plot

    Chilling, spooky, and spine tingling! At one point in my life, horror and Gothic novels made up nearly half of my reading material. As horror novels began to rely more on blood, gore, and violence and put less emphasis on creating an ominous atmosphere,...

  • 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...

  • Review: The Bloodsworn A Bloodbound Novel, #3

    “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...

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

    Enter to win an awesome prize from Hunter Shea. $25 Amazon Card and an eBook. Open International Loch Ness Revenge Number : B01M35H4ZC Release : 2016-11-01 Author : Hunter Shea Genre : Sci-Fi / Fantasy Tags : * SF: Science Fiction Publisher : Severed...

  • Review: Drop Dead Demons The Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #2

    Once again I cannot sing the praises enough of these two mother, daughter writing duo. Book two of The Divinicus Nex Chronicles has my all time fave main characters, has Aurora and the Hex Boys battling more demons.

  • 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...

  • Review: Conjuror Orion Chronicles, #1

    Remy is descended from a long line of conjurors who have used their special supernatural abilities to alter reality. The 17-year-old’s family has paid a high price for this awesome gift. Both his mother and aunt have been killed by those who oppose the...

  • Review: From a High Tower An Elemental Masters Novel, #10

    “From a High Tower” by Mercedes Lackey is an inventive mélange of fantasy and reality, in keeping with the other stories in this series. I love this homage to the Wild West touring shows, with a nod to a writer popular in Germany and his concept of the...

  • Review: Otherworld Chills An Otherworld Novel

    “Otherworld Chllls” by Kelley Armstrong is an anthology of seven stories that tie together the various threads of the Otherworld universe, starting with “Brazen” that focuses on the search for the evil Malcolm Danvers. Hope the half demon stars in “Chaotic”...

  • Review: Disruption Book #1

    Jessica Shirvington has just jumped up to being one of my favorite young adult authors. This book ends with you wanting more of the story. Yes I NEED to know what happens next. There is a semi-cliffhanger going on here. I don't normally like cliffhangers...

  • Review: Curse on the Land A Soulwood Novel, #2

    This was another great installment of the Soulwood series. Nell comes back from her PsyLED training and almost immediately she ends up working a case. Something is making Soulwood feel evil and there are events happening at the church compound that might...

  • Review: Shadowed Souls

    This was a fabulous anthology filled with a variety of short, dark urban fiction stories. There are eleven stories total and there is a little something for everyone here. There are fae, genies, wizards, zombies and more. I don't read a lot of anthologies...

  • Review: Rune of the Apprentice

    When I saw that the prologue was 7 pages I got really worried!! But after the story started I was happily surprised. “Rune of the Apprentice” is so much more than just about a runaway apprentice. It is a story about destiny, magic, pirates, and spaceships!...

  • Review: Dracula vs. Hitler

    Professor Van Helsing has settled down to a quiet life in Romania decades after his battle against Dracula. But when a darker evil known as the Nazis reach out to grab his country and threatens all he holds dear, the only tool he can reach for is the...

  • Review: Thornghost

    “Thornghost” was a fun, imaginative and amazing story. It pulls you in and takes you through a world seen through a young boy's eyes and unfolds a fantasy type world full of trolls, nightmares and talking animals. It reminded me a bit of The Chronicles...

  • Review: Dragon Heart Dragonlords of Dumnonia

    This is a novel that took my breath and imagination away. Seldom do I enjoy a novel to the point I couldn't put it down for a moment. From the start there is a synergistic energy that keeps the storyline in place at all times. For once I wished I could...

  • Review: Grace and Dignity The Ark of the Sacred Scrolls, #1

    This is a solid story and I enjoyed it. I read the acknowledgments and it says it's based on the idea of a board game. There are plays on words, and the "puzzles" are cute. There is even a section in the back listing the characters and the glossary. I'd...

  • Review: Prince of Outcasts Change Series, #16

    A more intense, and action-packed fun, novel would be hard pressed to find. This is a very gritty story with well-developed characters full of tense moments. Stirling does an outstanding job with the blow-by-blow moments and intense descriptions all designed...

  • Review: Moon Chosen Tales of a New World

    “Moon Chosen” is the first book in a new series by P.C. Cast. The premise is very intriguing. Mari is an Earth Walker like her mother who gains healing abilities from the moon. Mari's mother is very important to the clan because she has to heal the men...

  • Review: The Rains

    “The Rains” is a very fast paced and creepy read! This really reminded me of “Invasion of the body snatchers”. “The Rains” is for the science fiction reader! Told through a journal via Chance Rains you do find out what happened with the invasion which...

  • Review: Hell of a Ride Elsewhere, #1

    I must confess to an error. I did not catch that this was part of a series, and found that jumping into the middle of a story already in progress didn't work too well. This book is put down as the first in a series, but from where it starts you wouldn't...

  • Review: To Kill a Kettle Witch A Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches, #4

    I really liked that “To Kill a Kettle Witch” involved two sisters that were two sides of a coin. They were both seers, one saw the past and the other saw the future. The book reminded me of the television series Charmed. The sister’s ancestors played...

  • Review: Hell's Gates Caith Morningstar, #2

    "Hell's Gates" gets 4.5 stars from me! Caith Morningstar is the strong main character of this story. Caith is someone that you can always depend on. Her life has hit an all-time low. A lot has happened to her, but she shows strength and perseverance....

  • Review: Crimson Death An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel, #25

    Anita is off on another adventure and meeting new people as well. Ireland, I’ve always wanted to go there and I love that Hamilton does her research on new places she puts in her books. It gave me a glimpse of how I imagined it to be. Damian and the Fae,...

  • Review: The Delphi Effect The Delphi Trilogy, #1

    This was an X Files government scifi-thriller with spirits! I really loved Anna in this story. Her ability to talk to the dead was really amazing. I love how all the powers flow in this story. It worked out so well. It was never boring or slow at all....

  • Review: Welcome to Deadland

    Welcome to Deadland, by Zachary Tyler Linville, contains one of my favorite subjects- zombies. With all of the movies and television shows it seems the undead are quite the commodity. I love that the survivors find them selves at a theme park. This book...

  • Review: Superposition Book 1

    “Superposition” is about Jacob Kelly as he fights a murder conviction of an old friend. He is trying to find out who really killed his friend and why. Jacob is dragged through a rabbit hole after his old friend and coworker shows up at his house out of...

  • Review: Magic Binds Kate Daniels, #9

    This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I'm so happy to say that it did not disappoint at all. This book was fantastic. Kate and Curran are planning to get married but a vision from the Witch Oracle shows that their journey is not going...

  • Article: Giveaway: Fantasy / Science Fiction

    This contest is now over. The lucky winner is: Nikki H.

  • Review: Flight from Mayhem Fly by Night, #2

    I have always been a fan of Yasmine and she never disappoints. The Fly by Night series is a newer series from her but I’m loving it. “Flight from Mayhem” is book two. Let me just say right off the bat that Glenda is a real piece of work and I love Chai....

  • Review: Of Sand and Malice Made Song of Shattered Sands: Book Two

    When I saw “Of Sand and Malice Made” I just had to grab it! It looked right up my alley. Now I haven't read any of the series that this goes with. But that didn't loose me. This is a prequel to the series and it was so awesome! The mythology that the...

  • Review: A Girl Called Dust Book One of the Dust Trilogy

    Without giving too much away, “A Girl Called Dust” is about Arden, a girl whose been experiencing weird things over the last couple of years, like waking up to deep scratches in her floor, her best friend telling her she’s not human, but doesn’t elaborate...

  • Review: Dreams of Distant Shores

    “Dreams of Distant Shores” by Patricia A. McKillip provides an intriguing look at the author’s ability to evoke remarkable worlds that are almost familiar yet unlike anything that most of us have ever imagined. One has to be in the proper frame of mind...

  • Review: Wizard of the Grove

    “Wizard of the Grove” by Tanya Huff is a two-volume book that has fun and intriguing elements, and even better for me, fantastical creatures such as dryads, centaurs, and wizards. There are sweeping political struggles, romance, betrayal, courage, and...

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