Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

To say that I am a fan of the Mercy Thompson series is really an understatement. I have read every book and that actually makes me potentially a great critic. Where other series can start to get stale or predictable this series has remained strong! Silence Fallen steered away from the formula and gave us new features to look forward to in future installments. Fan-tast-ic! Mercy is back and this time she is not the one getting herself into a predicament. She was abducted as part of a power play that has many facets and is vague at best, in the Read More

Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

I really dug that this book took place in Mexico and that there were many Aztec gods and goddesses that are either a part of the story or referenced. Really fascinating! I am no expert in the Aztec culture or history but I felt that everything was represented in a realistic fashion. Mr. Blackmoore did a wonderful job in researching and it shows in his characters and urban development. I could vividly see everything that I was intended to. Job well done! The character of Eric Carter reminds me of John Wick but no hugging of puppies. He just does Read More

Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in Dis which is the hell realm and wow on the demons in this story! There are two different storylines going on in this novel which is a bit confusing. In Read More

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Masterful storytelling that is rich and saturated with detail! Nell Ingram is back and I am loving the growth of this character! After graduating from the training center for the Psychometry Law Enforcement Division of Homeland Security (PsyLED), also known as spook school, Nell has joined PsyLED Unit Eighteen as an agent, albeit a probationary one, until she has reached one year of service. Back are JoJo, Occam, Rick, Paka, Tandy, T. Laine and Pea. I love this team! There is great comradery within this unit and despite her inexperience they treat her as an equal. This not the Nell Read More

Shadowed Souls by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

Shadowed Souls Edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes

Writing a review on a collection of short stories is something of a challenge. I am a huge Jim Butcher fan and to be able to read a short story from The Dresden Files featuring Molly was definitely a draw for me. Luckily there were ten other stories that were full of action and magical elements to keep me entertained throughout the rest of the book. The story that had the greatest impact to me was Cold Case by Jim Butcher and not just because it was written by Jim Butcher. *smirk* It comes down to the fact that I Read More

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

This book felt like a series of short stories with M being the main character and the world he inhabits is unlike anything I have ever read before. It seems to be commentary about M’s life, friends, and the city where he lives. It was very challenging to find the overall plot. If anything I felt that nothing made sense. There is no explanation of the world you find yourself in. Witches, Goblins, Humans and many other magical creatures all in a melting pot of NYC, why? How did they come to be there? A world need to be supported Read More

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Ultimate urban fantasy series!! With every new installment the writing and the characters just improve, how is that even possible after nine books?? This book was very different than the rest though. Kate as we know her has changed fundamentally throughout this story and there has been shifts in the key powers that be. There are plenty of surprises and a few places where your heart will just crush upon itself. For any die-hard Kate Daniels fan it is a must read. I love where the relationship has gone with Curran and Kate. With just weeks to go from finally Read More

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

While I was reading this book I found that there were elements reminiscent of a couple of books that I enjoyed or characters that I found memorable. For fans of the Shades of Magic Series you would appreciate the alternate realties of the same world, including the requirements to change their appearance of fashion due to the differences. For fans of The Great Library Series you would appreciate this book because the librarians are the keepers of neutrality and their role is to retrieve fiction from different realities, which in turn will strengthen the Library’s connection to the world from which Read More

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Wow! This story was fantastic! This book is a spinoff from the Jane Yellowrock series and it is an urban fantasy like no other. I love how this book is written. There are human elements, paranormal elements and also this sentient earth element. The villains are truly despicable and vile. The heroine is down to earth, honest, and so very traumatized and emotionally caged. It is so beautiful to see how she blooms throughout this story and starts to realize that she is truly worth something. “Real religion is about love and redemption and healing, not putting people down, segregating Read More

Stifled by Rainy Kaye. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Stifled by Rainy Kaye

After reading this book, the second in the Summoned Series, I can say that it is better written than the first (click HERE for my review of the first book, Summoned). Both Dimitri and Syd, the main protagonists, are more realized and Syd especially is no longer one-dimensional. Dimitri is still the same, witty and nonchalant all at the same time. Unable to let things go, Syd is determined to find other Jinn and the trail leads her back to the US. Dimitri is conflicted about this because he just wishes to stay away from all the drama. I guess Read More

Summoned by Rainy Kaye. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Lets start this review with why I chose to read this book. If you read the synopsis then you know that the main character is a genie, which should say it all. Honestly, if it has genies or mermaids I am almost always guaranteed to give it a read. I cannot help it. I think it is an obsession? Hmmm, maybe but I also want to say: Be warned lots of Sexy Times in this book, suitable for mature audiences. Dimitri is a genie whose master, Karl, uses him for nefarious purposes and he is compelled to obey. Sounds like Read More

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

It is hard when you are reviewing a book that is almost a decade old. In the almost 10 years since this book was published there have been many amazing books to read within the fantasy, paranormal romance genre’s. When this book came out I am sure it was mind-blowing and I did really enjoy this book but I would still give it 3.5 stars. This is an urban fantasy, the setting is Atlanta, and in a world that has had a magic apocalypse. Technology and magic are at odds. When the magic is up guns fail, airplanes fall out Read More