Tag: self-published

Review: The Solstice Countdown..

Posted May 6, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: The Solstice Countdown by Lisa Shearin

The Solstice Countdown Author: Lisa Shearin Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: It’s Christmas time and Mak is taking boyfriend Rake home for the holidays. It’s been over a year since she last visited her hometown of Weird Sisters, in the remote mountains of North Carolina, and it’s the first time she’s ever brought […]

Review: Saving Sienna by Katie..

Posted April 14, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Saving Sienna by Katie Reus

Saving Sienna Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Saving Sienna is the last novella in the MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus and it focuses on the sister Sienna, and Carson, who is the brother to her new sister-in-law from the first novella, Falling for Irish. Sienna is a PI and is […]

Review: What A Guy Wants by Ju..

Posted March 31, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating C, Reviews
Review: What A Guy Wants by Judi Fennell

What A Guy Wants Author: Judi Fennell Reviewer: Jen Rating: B-/C+ What I’m Talking About: Beckett, aka Beck, loses the gang’s monthly poker game, so it’s his turn to work for his friend Mac’s Manley Maid Service for a month. Beck grew up in the foster system, no plans, no ambition, but that’s all behind […]

Review: Unintended Target by K..

Posted March 25, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Unintended Target by Katie Reus

Unintended Target Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Reus deliveries another enjoyable novella with the second story in the MacArthur Family series. Unintended Target features Brodie the brother to Daniel, the hero in the first novella, Falling for Irish. Brodie is head of security to Trevor (not really sure what Trevor does […]

Review: Last Strand by Jennife..

Posted March 17, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Urban Fantasy
Review: Last Strand by Jennifer Estep

Last Strand Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Note: this is the 19th book in an urban fantasy series; my review will contain spoilers from previous titles.  Last Strand opens shortly after the conclusion of the previous book. Gin is searching for the money Fletcher stole from the Circle so […]

Review: Seduced by Darkness by..

Posted March 9, 2021 by Jen in Rating B, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Seduced by Darkness by Bec McMaster

Seduced by Darkness Author: Bec McMaster Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: Seduced by Darkness is a sexy novella from the amazing Dark Court Rising fantasy romance series. Even though the story is set thirteen years before the start of the first book (chronologically making it a prequel), it really should be read after […]

Review: Falling for Irish by K..

Posted February 25, 2021 by Jennifer in Contemporary Romance, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Falling for Irish by Katie Reus

Falling for Irish Author: Katie Reus Reviewer: Jennifer Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Falling for Irish is the first novella in the new MacArthur Family series by Katie Reus. It features a second chance romance between Kathryn Irish and Daniel MacArthur. They dated a few months and then a big misunderstanding broke them up and they’ve not seen […]

Review: The Knockout Rule by K..

Posted February 22, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Rating A, Reviews
Review: The Knockout Rule by Kelly Siskind

The Knockout Rule Author: Kelly Siskind Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Isla Slade is the daughter of prize-winning heavyweight boxing champ Swinging Graham Slade. Other than knowing she doesn’t approve of boxing, her father has no clue that the sport has deeply scarred Isla, who suffers anxiety around boxing and boxers. Isla is […]

Review: Hearts Repaired by Car..

Posted February 10, 2021 by Jen in Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, LGBTQ, Rating C, Reviews
Review: Hearts Repaired by Caraway Carter

Hearts Repaired Author: Caraway Carter Reviewer: B. Rating: C+ What I’m Talking About: Hearts Repaired, by another new-to-me author, Caraway Carter, is a sweet, sometimes bumpy May-December romance that aims to prove love doesn’t care about the particulars—even a thirty-year age gap—when two people are meant to be. An expansion of an earlier novella (The […]

Review: Uncharted by Alli Temp..

Review: Uncharted by Alli Temple

Uncharted Author: Alli Temple Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Having been fascinated by tales of women pirates for years (after reading an article about Cheng I Sao), I was very excited to read Uncharted by new-to-me author Alli Temple. Told through the experiences of Lady Georgina (aka “George”), the story begins with a […]

Review: Party Favors by Erin M..

Posted December 10, 2020 by Jen in Erotic Romance, Lesbian Romance, LGBTQ, Rating B, Reviews
Review: Party Favors by Erin McLellan

Party Favors Author: Erin McLellan Reviewer: B. Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Though I’ve read two of the four stories in the So Over The Holidays series, I enjoyed them both a good deal. The latest, Party Favors, features Wren Rebello, a flirty, outgoing, and “fun” lingerie designer entrepreneur, and Amanda Ellis, reluctant silver […]

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: ..

Posted December 3, 2020 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, Urban Fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: She Wakes in Water by M.K. Gibson

Audiobook review: She Wakes in Water by Author She Wakes in Water is the fabulous sophomore title in Mr. Gibson’s Hammer of Witches urban fantasy series. I was blown away once again by the unique mythology, gritty action, smart storytelling, and interesting characters. The story picks up Aggy’s tale roughly fourteen months after the climactic events […]

Review: Smoke & Ashes by ..

Review: Smoke & Ashes by Alexis Hall

Smoke & Ashes Author: Alexis Hall Reviewer: B. Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Two years have gone by since the last time everything in Kate Kane’s life went to pieces, and things generally seem to be holding steady at the intersection of denial and persistent wallowing. Subsisting on an impressive intake of sex, booze, […]

Listen Up! Audiobook Review: A..

Posted November 23, 2020 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, Romance, Steampunk Fiction
Listen Up! Audiobook Review: A Snowflake at Midnight by Anne Renwick

Audiobook review: A Snowflake at Midnight by Anne Renwick Evie is a librarian for the Lister Institute. She enjoys her job, but looks to helm her own project and take on more work. Ash is one of the botanists at Lister and is completely smitten with Evie. They’ve spent hours together working on a research proposal […]