Category Book reviews

Ever considered joining or organising a multi-author boxset? #Marketing #Freebooks

I will admit I probably wouldn’t consider arranging one of these myself just yet, but when a prolific and successful author I follow offered the opportunity to five other authors to apply to join her in a boxset venture, I put THE PRINCE’S MAN forward right away. The lady in question, Australian author Patty Jansen, […]

#BookReview – ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER #2 – THE LAUGHING CORPSE by Laurell K Hamilton #FantasyHorror #zombies

I am still reading through the omnibus edition of the first 3 books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – there are at least 24 books to date – and loving it. Horror is not my usual genre, but these are so well written with Anita’s humanity and principles clearly to the forefront despite […]

#BookReview EPICENTRE by Chris Andrews #mermaids #fantasy

I hesitated about reviewing this book, but decided that even a 3 star review can be useful to an author – I felt I had enough positive to say to balance the negative to make it worth it, so here it is. Epicentre by Chris Andrews My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grace is a […]

#Bookreview GUILTY PLEASURES by Laurell K. Hamilton #UrbanFantasy #Vampires

Back to work this week, so just a quick book review. I read this some years ago as part one of an omnibus edition of the first three in the series, ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER. Having decided to have a paperback clear out, I wanted to read the rest of the book before adding it […]

#BookReview New release ‘DETACHED’ by Elicia Hyder #urbanfantasy

Elicia Hyder, author of the amazing ‘Soul Summoner’ series, is back with a brand new opener to a new series, and I had the chance to grab an ARC for review. DETACHEDBook 1 of The Saphera Nyx Seriesby Elicia HyderRelease Date: 1.26.2021ISBN-13: 978-1945775260ASIN: B08M6M49CL WEBSITE: www.sapheranyx.com TAGLINE: She robbed her brother of his destiny. Now she’s […]

#Bookreview WISTERIA WITCHES by Angela Pepper #cozymystery #witches

A short book review this week for “Wisteria Witches: A feel-good paranormal women’s fiction mystery”, a light-hearted title with over 1400 5* ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a 5* for me! Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Former media personality, Zara, and her teenage daughter, move to the quaint […]

Sharing a new #review for THE PRINCE’S MAN

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year, whatever you were able to make of it this time around. I’ll be back to my normal blogging schedule next week, starting with my analysis of the BookBub Featured Deal I had back at the start of December. If you’ve not had one of […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Fantasy Reads – New Release – Jan Sikes – Reviews – Fiona Tarr, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Adele Marie Park, Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair where I will be featuring all the authors currently on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore. Today I am sharing books which all have elements of fantasy at the heart of their stories. Delighted to share the news of the latest release…

#BookReview – A Right Royal Revenge: a Scottish Cozy Mystery by R.B. Marshall

During the excitement of my BookBub Featured Deal, I needed something light and entertaining to read, and this second book in The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries series fitted the bill perfectly. In the author’s own words: “Like my amateur sleuth, Izzy, I’m a dressage-riding computer geek who loves coffee – but there the similarity ends. […]

#BookReview EVENTIDE by @MaeClair1 #supernatural #ghosts

As promised, my review of Hode’s Hill #3, EVENTIDE. The speed with which I devoured this series says it all. Blurb The darkness is coming . . . The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, […]