Category Book reviews

#BookReview – SHOOT THE MESSENGER by Pippa DaCosta #SFF #paranormal

I read this book back in March while having a bit of a hiatus from reviewing, so this is another catch up that deserved better from me – a totally breathless, excellent read. Book 2 is on my Kindle and #3 will be along shortly. Can’t wait!   Shoot the Messenger by Pippa DaCosta My […]

#BookReview – THE HARVEST OF LIES by Mark Henwick #fantasy #urbanfantasy

I’d been waiting eagerly for this book, and it didn’t disappoint in any respect. An offshoot from Mark Henwick’s BITE BACK series, you can find my previous reviews from this series below this one. The Harvest of Lies: An Athanate Novel of Nineteenth Century Saigon by Mark Henwick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Bian’s […]

#BookReview – BILLY NINEFINGERS by Connie Jasperson #Medieval #Fantasy

Catching up on more reviews this month…   Billy Ninefingers by Connie J. Jasperson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Billy was settled in the mercenary lifestyle – a bit of danger, a lot of waiting around, camaraderie with his fellow Rowdies, and the hope of one day persuading Bess to marry him, although that […]

#BookReview – THE REGULAR GUY by Elicia Hyder #ParanormalRomance #Supernatural

I have just read and reviewed this novella ARC, and the book was released a couple of days ago. THE REGULAR GUY is part of a series I’ve been enjoying very much – you’ll have seen me review previous books if you’ve been here for a while. If not, you can take a look at […]

#BookReview – A Thrift Shop Murder by N.M. Howell and L.C. Hibbett #supernatural #cozymystery

It’s been way too long since I reviewed any books – that isn’t because I’ve not been reading, but simply due to lack of time to get around to reviewing what I read – bad, bad reader. ALWAYS remember to REVIEW what you read people, reviews are the lifeblood of authors – they give us […]

Critical Thinking: The 5 Factors that Earn 5 Star Reviews!

Originally posted on K. D. Dowdall:
An excerpt from: Paul Goat Allen | March 12, 2018, Writer’s Digest. Paul Goat Allen has worked as a genre fiction book critic and written thousands of reviews for companies like BarnesandNoble.com, Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Kirkus Reviews. Novelists live and die by reviews yet uncovering what garners…

New Year, new read? Take your pick from my 2017 #bookreviews

This is my journey in books for 2017! Goodreads provides this nifty review of your reading year – last year they also made provision for sharing it to a blog with all their neat formatting. This year, one can share to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, but not to a blog 😦 Consequently, it doesn’t look […]

#BookReview – A MAYFAIR CHRISTMAS CAROL by Kassandra Lamb #CozyMystery #MurderMystery

Oops, did I say I’d written my last review of the year? I thought so, but hey, with free time over the holiday, I squeezed in this neat novella, and now I want to share it with you!   A Mayfair Christmas Carol: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery Novella by Kassandra Lamb My rating: […]

#BookReview – WICKED DESTINY by L.C. Hibbett #urbanfantasy #witches

Just squeezing one more review in before New Year, I thought this looked a little different to the usual diet of kick ass heroines, and I was right. The blending of the modern day setting with the old Celtic gods is well done, and setting the story in Dublin, Ireland, made for a fresh read. […]

#BookReview – THE HEART STONE CHRONICLES #1 THE SWAMP FAIRY by Colleen Chesebro #supernatural #YAfantasy

I began this book some time ago, got diverted by pressure of work deadlines, and came back to it with absolutely no problems picking it up again right where I’d left off. This, I feel, is the mark of a good book – the characters, settings and plot so strong they can be instantly recalled […]