Category Urban fantasy

#BookReview: THORN QUEEN by Richelle Mead #UF

I went back to work this week, a bit of a shock after 10 weeks off. This will be my new normal now I live in the Scottish Highlands: a 5 day clinic, almost solid teaching and a LOT of driving, which I undertook in my little horsebox which is equipped with full living facilities, […]

#BookReview – STORM BORN by Richelle Mead #UrbanFantasy

Whilst unpacking boxes following the grand move, I realised just how many un-read paperbacks I own, so I decided to read one! Hence, this review is for a traditionally published book by an author I already know I enjoy. Just before plunging into the fray, to make you even more jealous (as if you weren’t […]

#BookReview – SOUL DESTROYER by Elicia Hyder #paranormal #angels

First, the good news: I’ve started writing again! I’ve begun both a Rustam short story, and a Caledonian Sprite novel. Both characters are immense fun to write, and just at the moment, Cassie Lake’s sassy, snarky outlook on life resonates with me. The downside is you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the final […]

#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 […]

FREE #UrbanFantasy and Contemporary fantasy reads, & #WIN a $25 gift card

I’ve joined up with a small selection of other fantasy authors for this giveaway and chance to win a $25 dollar gift card There’s a diverse range on offer here – urban fantasy, contemporary and historical fantasy, and dystopian too. Click HERE to go to take a look and try your luck at winning that […]

#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. […]

How important is solid #Worldbuilding in a #fantasy novel?

I ask this question because I’m currently reading an Urban Fantasy novel that is causing me to scratch my head rather too often. I think the answer to the glitches in this specific novel is probably that it lacked beta readers to pull the author up over the many illogical facets of this world. If it […]

#BookReview – UNICORN MAGIC by Roz Marshall – #YA #UrbanFantasy #VRgaming

In Feyland, not everything is as it seems… Feyland: a new computer game that allows Scottish teenager Corinne MacArthur to escape the sadness haunting her everyday life after losing a loved one. It’s a game where legends come to life, the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, and the impossible becomes – probable.   […]

#SFF book bonanza – #Free books in #KU

Are you in KU? The site, DISCOVER SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS has brought together a selection of  SFF books that are enrolled in KU, including one of mine – Desprite Measures It even offers the link for you to sign up for a 30 day FREE trial of KU, well worth it if you are […]

New release – CHAMELEON UNCOVERED by B.R. Kingsolver #UrbanFantasy #Dystopian

I’m looking forward to reading this one – see my recent review of Book 1, Chameleon Assassin HERE Book Title: Chameleon Uncovered Author Name: B.R. Kingsolver Genre: Urban Fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic dystopian Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: The dark sequel to the best-selling Chameleon Assassin. Libby has a chance to build a […]