Category: Fantasy Fiction

Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted October 23, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones

My anticipation for The Trouble with Twelfth Grave was filled with excitement and a twinge of reluctance. I was expecting that once again Charley or Reyes would be holding back a big secret that, if only they had been honest with each other, would not have led to landing in hot water. Phewww, this story was really, really good! Love Charley, she is better than ever! As always, I love […]


Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

Posted October 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Razvak Hunter by Arel B. Hunter

The Razvak Hunter in the simplest terms is about dark creatures versus light creatures and the battle between the two. This story was set in Vallenthar with the continent being split into Myrasia and Easia. The dark ones lived in Easia and the light ones lived in Myrasia. In this world, there had to be a division between the two because the dark beings and light beings were not able […]


Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

Posted October 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dragon Medallion by Alexa Whitewolf

An ancient prophecy about a boy and a girl that would come together and save the world from evil, sounds cool, right? Well, it really was. The Dragon Medallion combines many fun elements, such as dragons, ghosts, an ancient prophecy, an Egyptian god and goddess, and battles with long since departed Vikings. From the start of this book I was drawn in to the plot. I had so many questions […]


Review: Freeing the Beast by Tina Donahue

Posted October 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: Freeing the Beast by Tina Donahue

Freeing the Beast would be a perfect story for those who are looking for a paranormal romance with lots of raw passion and with a bit of Alpha male posturing. Nothing is held back between these two characters once the beast is released. I found the idea of a business that takes paranormal creatures and gives them makeovers in order for them to be more appealing to the mortals they want […]


Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Posted October 6, 2017 by Minx
Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

In Beasts Made of Night there is a sect of society called the aki. The aki are young people that at some point manifested the ability to eat sin. They are not able to call forth the sin, that is the job of the mages. The aki are not revered for their position, in fact they are little higher than slaves at the whim of the Mages who control them. […]


Review: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre

Posted October 5, 2017 by Minx
Review: Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre

Forged Alliances is the first book in the Tribal Spirits series and I can tell you that this is one series that I will absolutely continue! I am a big fan of paranormal romances because as you know anything goes, what caught my interest in Forged Alliances was that this was a PNR between a mountain lion shifter and wolf shifter! Had to know how that was going to work, lol, […]


Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

Posted October 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

I was excited to read The Secrets of Isalyne because it sounded exciting and it was some serious cover love! I absolutely loved the whole idea of the lumination trade. I loved it! It was so original!! Luminators had a special ability. They were able to take faded memories and restore them. Brighten them in the mind so that the person receiving the service could have faded memories restored to […]


Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

Posted October 3, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There once was a coven with four beautiful elemental witches. They had been together since the beginning and nothing could tear them apart, until one of them behaved rather badly and broke her sister’s heart. Now the damage could not be repaired and the instigator of the calamity was cast out. So, began the curse that would […]


Review: Grigori by Lauren Smith

Posted October 3, 2017 by Minx
Review: Grigori by Lauren Smith

At the start of Grigori, Madelyn Haynes is in Russia trying to salvage her career and reputation. She was that person who was convinced that at some point in history dragons had to have been real and went a little above and beyond in trying to convince others. Now Madelyn had three months to either find the proof that she needs or she would have to drop her research entirely […]


Review: Thrax by Christina Bauer with Giveaway

Posted September 28, 2017 by Minx
Review: Thrax by Christina Bauer with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Thrax is the fourth book in the Angelbound Origins series and I will say that it can be read as a stand-alone. The Author did an amazing job carrying through all the details that I needed to know in order to enjoy this book. I liked the world that was created for this series and was thrilled […]


Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Posted September 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Minx’s Musings: Grimdark fiction is a story set in a ruthless world where only the negative qualities of a character come through. There is really no happiness or very little hope for these characters. Noir fiction is where the characters are very tough, cynical, and pessimistic. Blackwing is grimdark noir with a dash of anti-hero. The setting for Blackwing is in a world that is blighted and deplorable. The Misery […]


Review: Drop Dead Gorgeous by Juliet Lyons

Posted September 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Drop Dead Gorgeous by Juliet Lyons

In this world created by Author Juliet Lyon, vampires are the hottest new dating craze, so much so that they have created a dating service called v-date to allow the living to have some one-on-one time with the undead. Drop Dead Gorgeous starts out with Mila going on a date with her first vampire. Mila had been through the ringer with relationships and figured that she would try something new […]


Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Posted September 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Gatekeepers is the type of read that when you pick it up you find yourself caught up in the excitement until the end. I love reads that have creatures from other planets or dimensions and this story certainly delivered. Joshua Mills has had a rough go of things lately. After he was acquitted of patricide, had lost his wife and child to divorce, and was finally released from prison, all Joshua […]


Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Posted September 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

The Ninth Circle was entertaining, fast paced and I liked the idea of the circles. Basically, think of the circles as levels of supernatural criminal activity. The lower the number the lower the threat. Each division was tasked with a different activity and were overseen by demons. What the characters of this story were unaware of was that there was a puppeteer pulling their strings and they were just the […]


Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Posted September 21, 2017 by Minx
Review, Q&A, Giveaway: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Curses, goblins, and romance, Oh my! The Goblins of Bellwater may have been inspired by the poem “Goblin Market” by Christina Rossetti but it definitely has its own creative flair. Skye Darwen and her sister Livy Darwen had plenty of whimsy and creativity when they were children. Skye being a young adult still held on to some of her childhood whimsy of fairy tale folk skirting around in the woods […]


Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

Posted September 20, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Siren Chronicles by Douglas J. Sloan

I love to read stories about mermaids and sirens. So, when I had a chance to read The Siren Chronicles, I was all over it. The idea behind The Siren Chronicles was quite interesting. Three mermaids/sirens were to go on an Earthquest and hopefully be able to solve the question of why the mermaids and mermen were getting sick and dying before their time. Something was affecting their city, Oceanna, […]


Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

Posted September 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Story behind The Last Namsara In The Last Namsara, the main character Asha grew up being hated by her people. She was the daughter of the Dragon King, a princess, but it also was because of her that her city was burned, her mother was killed, and she was disfigured. It was because of her that the telling of stories became forbidden. For to tell a dragon a story […]


Review: The Devil’s Advocate by Michaela Haze

Posted September 16, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Devil’s Advocate by Michaela Haze

Wow! The Devil’s Advocate was more than I ever expected! The setting for this story is set both in London and hell. There is quite a bit of world development when it comes to the hell setting in this story. A real class system that has its pureblood and mixed bloods. It is quite fabulously done and I could see the setting clearly in my mind. It was beautiful yet […]


Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

Posted September 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

What an exciting continuation of the Blackwood Saga! The Spirit Mage picks up right after the continuation of The Brothers Three where we first met the brothers Will, Caleb, and Valjean Blackwood. Will was bequeathed a very powerful sword from his father but he was given little warning to the fact that this was a sword of power and many would kill to have it in their possession. Having recently […]


Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

Posted September 14, 2017 by Minx
Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

I absolutely love stories that are set in the future and on other worlds. In Veiled Planet, a space exploration vessel had been mapping the outer arm of the Eucleides galaxy and had come across a planet that met the threshold criteria for habitation. This planet, designated XL3198, had a species of hominids that lived in the northern continent of the planet. It was with this species, the Marut, that […]