Rating: 4.25 stars Starwick is a Frostwick and a shadow of King of Lyus. It was while he was on a mission for the king when he and the Crown Prince were attacked by a sorcerer thief intent on killing the Prince and stealing the royal seal he wore. When the thief threw a killing… Continue reading Review: Frostwick (Wick 1.5) by Megan Derr
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and the official end to 2012. There have been plenty of highs and lows, especially lows that I am ready to let 2012 go and not mourn the loss. But 2012 also brought me some lovely new friends, especially in our DC Metro Area M/M Romance group, my blog turned… Continue reading The Week Ahead in Reviews and Welcome 2013
Once again its time to talk book covers and book cover design. I have talked previously about my favorite covers from childhood and how the mere sight of a great cover in the window of a bookstore would draw me in like the scent of cheese to a mouse. If the cover is the magnet… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Book Covers of 2012
Rating: 4.5 stars Beau is a street artist barely scrapping painting portraits of tourists by on the pier in Seattle. On a good day, he makes enough selling his portraits to get a room in a hourly motel for the night and some soup for dinner. And on the bad days? Well, the doorways of… Continue reading Review: Beau and the Beast by Rick R. Reed
Rating: 3.75 stars Thomas Derrik is about to have the worst Christmas of his life. Three days before the holiday, he finds out the father he doesn’t get along with is arriving on Christmas Eve, his ex-lover and new brother-in-law will be staying at his estate until the New Year, and his beloved brother, Edmund,… Continue reading Review: A Gentleman’s Agreement by J. Roman
Rating: 2.5 stars Sullivan “Sully” Ward is heading off to college, full of excitement and ready to try new things, a true small town boy come to the big city. Sully lands in Texas, San Antonia to be exact, ready for life as a student at UTSA and to see what life in San Antonio… Continue reading Review of Sullivan (Leopard’s Spots #7) by Bailey Bradford
Lately I have been thinking about books. I know, I know….like that is anything new. But two things have made me give another look at two book-related items I have always taken for granted. Book covers and dust jackets. First, a look at book covers. I hate to admit it but when I think of… Continue reading Thoughts on Book Covers, and eBooks or is Fabio Obsolete?
Rating: 4.75 stars Jude Bloch is sitting at his usual table at the coffee shop in Chicago, far away from his family in LA. He has done his shopping for Hannukah, mailed his presents and is now free to work on his dissertation but is having little progress. Until the door opens up and the… Continue reading Review of A Great Miracle Happened by Kim Fielding
Twas The Night Before Christmas (with my apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, all the creatures were bonkers, even the house mouse. All the stockings were ready to hang with great care but then Kirby found them, ate some and gave us a great scare. Then a… Continue reading Twas the Week Before Christmas Poem And My Reviews!
Continuing my reviews of the Dreamspinner 2012 Advent Stories, here are two sweet stories for your Holiday Reading: Last Tree Standing by Julia Talbot Rating: 3.75 stars When Foster needs a Christmas tree at the last minute for his roommate’s little girl, he went to the only Christmas tree lot in town that still had… Continue reading Reviews of Last Tree Standing by Julia Talbot and Yes, Darling by Dawn Kimberly Johnson