Posts labeled Book Reviews
Review - Historic Ember by Meraki P. Lyhne
Kindly note: This series is very much meant to be read in order. If you haven't yet read the previous books of this series, this review may contain spoilers about how they turn out. Now that it's clear that Matt/Sköll, along with the other three Alphas of All, have risen to meet the threat from Völsung, the young man wants to learn more about the history of the Vargr, Cubi, and Sleipnir and how they came to be allies along with the humans.
Review - The Alien Infiltrator by Eryn Ivers
Sebastian is the nearly perfect spy. He's a torvar, a symbiotic (or parasitic, according to some) worm-like creature that can take over humanoid bodies. He can infiltrate the enemy and wreak havoc. This makes him one of the resistance's most potent weapons. That doesn't seem to prevent some of the fighters from hating Sebastian for what he is, and that apparently includes their leader, Leon Hess. Leon doesn't really hate Sebastian.
Tags: Science Fiction
Review - Something Wicked by Eden Winters
Once upon a time, in the magical realm where fairies, elves, ogres, and others once lived in peace alongside humans, a powerful sorceress emerged. Never content with what she had, the woman sought even more power by stealing it from others, killing them in the process. The sorceress served a king whose castle was built on an ancient wellspring of magic, but in truth, she only served herself. She bore a son not out of love but as a tool to further her plans for more power.
Review - Regi's Goddess by Lyn Gala
Regi continues to wrestle with the idea that he has been "noticed" by one of the many gods his people believe in. What's more, he thinks the human Dante has been favored by the same goddess, and that's something that the xenophobic Kowri would never accept. Navigating the complex politics of his people's religious leaders to keep Dante and the rest of his Coalition crewmates safe proves to be quite challenging.
Tags: Science Fiction Fantasy
Review - Scorched Edges by L.M. Somerton
Fireman Beau first met Marty when he helped to rescue the young intelligence service analyst from a church that had been bombed. He was attracted to the geeky man from the start but has held off making a move on him. After a lousy shift dealing with the latest work of a serial arsonist, Beau decides he should stop wasting time and ask Marty out. Marty can't believe his luck.
Review - Hardwood by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes
Unlike his brothers, Malcolm has no problem being an incubus. His father may be an evil bastard, but at least he's a rich evil bastard who can buy Malcolm nice clothes and get them into clubs where there are lots of pretty humans to pick from. It's a long way from the squalor he grew up in with his drug-addict mother, and Malcolm has no intention of going back. Kosta is a siren who has turned his back on his kind.
Review - Deserted by Cara Dee
Spoiler alert: If you haven't read the first two books of this series, this review of the third may disclose some of what has already happened. Gray made a promise to Jonah, one of the other young me who had fallen prey to the human sex trafficking ring. As Jonah lay dying from a gunshot on the island where the men were hiding, Gray vowed to find Jonah's little brother Jayden and ensure he was safe.
Review - Settling His Dette by Lilo Quie
Gabriel seems unable to produce viable eggs, and to the drakes that effectively purchased him, that's all a dette is good for, producing pups. Sacha is the only one of the drakes that seems to care about Gabriel, but even he can't fight it if the current clutch he carries turns out to be blanks. When a doctor tells him that the two eggs are indeed blanks, Gabriel runs away, lays the eggs, disposes of them in a dumpster, and escapes into the wilderness to live among the wild dragons.
Review - A Cook's Tale by J. Alan Veerkamp
Erron is really down on his luck. His boyfriend broke up with him to marry a woman, got him fired from the restaurant where they both worked, and had him evicted from his apartment. He's running out of money and really needs a new job. Fortunately, the Santa Claus is advertising for a new cook, and not only does it sound like a good ship, his old father figure, Gamin, is the chef he'd be working for.
Tags: Science Fiction
Review - Initiation by Young
Young (technically 'Yoong' but called 'Young' by most westerners) is born into a well-to-do Chinese family in post-war Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (Malaysia). His sexual orientation becomes evident at an early age, as he takes a keen interest in art and fashion, and later, boys. His conservative father is not pleased and makes many attempts to “butch up” his son. Young resists all attempts to change him and ignores the constant bullying from fellow schoolboys.