Review: Caught (Bureau #9) by Kim Fielding

Rating: 4 🌈 I needed to double check the release date because of cultural references Fielding’s used in the story, but she’s stated it takes place in the 70’s , not present day. So mentions of President Carter, Mork & Mindy, and , RIP, Burt Reynolds, makes sense. Of course, given it’s the Bureau, you… Continue reading Review: Caught (Bureau #9) by Kim Fielding

Review: Hand of Glory (Arcane Hearts #5) by Nazri Noor

Rating: 4.75🌈 Hand of Glory is the penultimate book in Nazri Noor’s fantastic Arcane Hearts fantasy series. I’ve been sitting here thinking about the story, all the incredibly imaginative elements, and wide range of engaging characters that Hand of Glory alone showcases. It’s made me realize, not for the first time, how limiting our rating… Continue reading Review: Hand of Glory (Arcane Hearts #5) by Nazri Noor

Review: Fluke and the Frontier Farce (Fantastic Fluke #4) by Sam Burns

Rating: 5🌈💫 You know when you read a book that’s so clever, so fantastically crafted, so beautifully ingenious that when the “aha” moments hit you , you’re both giggling AND gobsmacked because you love it so much , you appreciate the writer’s artistry, well, you just didn’t see it coming? That’s the entire Fluke and… Continue reading Review: Fluke and the Frontier Farce (Fantastic Fluke #4) by Sam Burns

Review: Melee Mage (Fledgling God #2) by Michael Taggert

Rating: 4.25🌈 That fun, fantastical, and magical Fledgling God series ride is back in its second book, Melee Mage! Yes, Jason and his found family have a huge battle coming and it’s time to learn to do a rumble the magical way! Or is it? Michael Taggert expounds on the limitations of magic or the… Continue reading Review: Melee Mage (Fledgling God #2) by Michael Taggert

Review: Ghost of Truth (Medium Trouble #2) by Alice Winters

Rating: 2.5 It’s always the second book that seals the deal one way or the other. In this case , it the flag that tells me go no further. I like Alice Winters. Her books are normally characterized by such great elements like well-developed complicated plots, multi dimensional characters with great chemistry , and snappy… Continue reading Review: Ghost of Truth (Medium Trouble #2) by Alice Winters

Review: Misfit Mage (Fledgling God #1) by Michael Taggert

Rating: 4.5 🌈 Misfit Mage, the first book in the Fledgling God series by Michael Taggert , is a brutal, vastly entertaining, and imaginative introduction to this new to me author and great universe. A world where the supernaturals are ruthlessly hunting for power or power sources, with methods brutal, cruel, and often final, those… Continue reading Review: Misfit Mage (Fledgling God #1) by Michael Taggert

Review: The Fantastic Fluke by Sam Burns

Rating: 5🌈💫 The first in a series, The Fantastic Fluke is another one of those magical tales that author Sam Burns writes so beautifully. From the opening sentence and our introduction to mage Sage McKinley, we have an immediate understanding of this man’s current situation, his thoughts on his past, his present predicament, even his… Continue reading Review: The Fantastic Fluke by Sam Burns

Review: All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound #2) by Hailey Turner

Rating: 5 🌈 All Souls Near & Nigh, the second in Hailey Turner’s outstanding urban fantasy series, is everything a second book in a series should be. It moves the overall series arc forward while capturing our attention and, at times taking our breath away, with the plot for this novel. It includes all the… Continue reading Review: All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound #2) by Hailey Turner

Review: The Oak Wood Throne (San Amaro Investigations #2) by Kai Butler

Rating: 5 🌈 For me, the second story, the bridge book, is always the key to every series. It gives me a sense as to how the author intends to move their characters forward, what strategies and angles they might employ to enlarge the series arc and universe, and just a general idea of what… Continue reading Review: The Oak Wood Throne (San Amaro Investigations #2) by Kai Butler