Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) by Nghi Vo

Rating: 4.75🌈 I’m not sure how I came across this incredible author and series. Perhaps it was that amazing cover or the hints of cultural magic mixed with references to strong women within an ancient history fantasy setting in the description. The Hugo award helped. Doesn’t matter. It doesn’t prepare a reader for the sheer… Continue reading Review: The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) by Nghi Vo

Review: The Love and the Anger by Rebecca Cohen

Rating: 5🌈 It’s the 10th anniversary of The Actor and the Earl , the novel of Lord Anthony Redbourn , first Earl of Crofton, and actor Sebastian Hewel . This story launched two series (The Crofton Chronicles and Modern Crofton) and the beginnings of a long, remarkable love story. The Love and the Anger is… Continue reading Review: The Love and the Anger by Rebecca Cohen

Review: The Case of The Undiscovered Corpse (Cambridge Fellows/Alasdair and Toby Mystery ) by Charlie Cochrane

Rating: 4.5🌈 It’s wonderful to return to those fabulous Cambridge Dons Orlando Coppersmith and Jonty Stewart, now in their 70’s, still living happily together in Hyacinth Cottage, and teaching at their beloved St. Brides College. It’s 1952 when a movie producer with an idea for a potentially new film script featuring comes calling for the… Continue reading Review: The Case of The Undiscovered Corpse (Cambridge Fellows/Alasdair and Toby Mystery ) by Charlie Cochrane

Review: Once A Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #2) by Eliot Grayson

Rating: 4.25🌈 Once A Gentleman is a M/M Regency romance by Eliot Grayson, the second in the author’s Love in Portsmouth series. This reminded me why I loved the Regency novels so with characters at near constant flash points with each other , starting from the moment Kit Hewlett fell awkwardly into the arms of… Continue reading Review: Once A Gentleman (Love in Portsmouth #2) by Eliot Grayson

Review: Obsidian Island by Arden Powell

Rating: 3 🌈 Based on the description, Obsidian Island easily fits into the historical gothic horror genre that’s wonderfully scary stuff to read. Especially if it’s well written, with a subliminal message of dread building along with suspenseful actions flowing through the storylines. Coming from the author of the wonderful Flos Magicae Universe stories, I… Continue reading Review: Obsidian Island by Arden Powell

Review: Much Ado About Lady MacBeth by Rebecca Cohen

Rating: 4🌈 Rebecca Cohen dives back into Elizabethan England with Much Ado About Lady MacBeth. A enlarged, rewritten version of a short story, it takes place in the same universe as Cohen’s historical Crofton Chronicles. Those are favorite books of mine featuring a certain Earl and actor Sebastian, who is very present here! It’s wonderful… Continue reading Review: Much Ado About Lady MacBeth by Rebecca Cohen

Review: The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

Rating: 2.5🌈 I was looking forward to this book based on the blurb and some of the reviews, but it was definitely not the story I anticipated. Btw, spoilers ahead. First of all there is no solid world building here. The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Olivier was lacking in a consistent foundation for its storylines.… Continue reading Review: The Infidelity Clause by Lisa Oliver

Review: A Scandal for Stratton (The Lords of Bucknall #6) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Rating: 4.5🌈 I had known that A Scandal for Stratton was going to have it difficult as far as the expectations went as it’s preceding story, An Affair for Aument set the bar so very high for any book that followed it. If I could have given that novel a 10 I would have, it… Continue reading Review: A Scandal for Stratton (The Lords of Bucknall #6) by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry

Review: The Gangster (Magic and Steam #2) by C. S. Poe

Rating: 4.5🌈 Special Agent Gillian Hamilton, healed from the events that occurred in The Engineer, is back home in New York City. And he’s anticipating a very special New Year’s Eve celebration if everything goes smoothly. But this is Gillian , so no. He’s actually not healed yet, not completely and hasn’t said anything. His… Continue reading Review: The Gangster (Magic and Steam #2) by C. S. Poe

Review: The Botanist’s Apprentice ( Flos Magicae #1) by Arden Powell

Rating: 4.25🌈 The Botanist’s Apprentice is the first in Arden Powell’s Flos Magicae series about a world where magic and magical studies exist, if somewhat uneasily. A slow burn romance builds around the shared love of two mens passion and study of deadly plants. That’s such a fascinating idea that’s gets even more marvelous when… Continue reading Review: The Botanist’s Apprentice ( Flos Magicae #1) by Arden Powell