Monthly Archives: June 2015

Review: The Coup (Theft and Sorcery 03) by Erica Dakin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Trading life on the road with a travelling acrobatic troupe for study at the Academy of Magic is the best choice Miko ever made. Practicing spells all day, followed by sensual evenings with willing bed-mates… All is … Continue reading

Posted in book review, chicklit, erotica, fantasy, romance | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Review: Die A Little by Megan Abbott

Synopsis (from Goodreads): FEMME FATALES. OBSESSIVE LOVE. DOUBLE CROSSES.How does a respectable young woman fall into Los Angeles’ hard-boiled underworld? Easy – by befriending her sister-in-law. This twisted classic noir tale tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and … Continue reading

Posted in book review, chicklit, crime, historical, mystery | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Review: Shadow Cartel (Dominic Grey 04) by Layton Green

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The sins of the past always return… Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics … Continue reading

Posted in book review, contemporary, crime, psychological, religious, thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Review: Hearts of Fire (Hearts 02) by L.H. Cosway

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker. My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents. Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost … Continue reading

Posted in BDSM, book review, chicklit, contemporary, erotica, romance | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Devil’s Experiment or How Anachronist Has Turned into a Brazen Plagiarist Hussy

You know I can turn into a proper she-devil when stirred properly. This little experiment of mine might shock you but I feel it’s the time to reveal the whole truth. I have been plagiarized. Many times over. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in miscellaneous essays | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Review: Stories of Your Life and others by Ted Chiang

Lovely Melfka mentioned this one on her blog and she posted photos of the author too as she was able to talk to him face to face – do visit and see all the goodies yourself! Thank you, my dear … Continue reading

Posted in book review, novellas & short stories, one brilliant book, rating, sci-fi | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Review: Dissident (The Bellator Saga 01) by Cecilia London

I was sent a complimentary copy of this novel by the author in exchange for an honest review. It of course didn’t influence my opinion in any way. What’s more, I was explicitly told to ‘do my worst’. Not a … Continue reading

Posted in book review, chicklit, dystopia, erotica, romance, speculative fiction | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Review: He Drinks Poison by Laine Cunningham

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher  in return for an honest review– thank you! That fact didn’t influence me in any way. Synopsis:   In ignorance he drinks poison, in arrogance he refuses the antidote. The … Continue reading

Posted in BDSM, book review, contemporary, crime, paranormal, religious | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Review: Crimes Against Magic (Hellequin Chronicles 01) by Steve McHugh

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s been almost ten years since Nathan Garrett woke on a cold warehouse floor with nothing but a gun, a sword, and no idea of who he was or how he got there. His only clue … … Continue reading

Posted in alternate history, Arthurian legends, book review, urban fantasy | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments