Swords, magic and other old-fashioned fantasy

Creatures Of Will And Temper by Molly Tanzer

Creatures Of Will And Temper by Molly Tanzer is a delightful Victorian paranormal romp with swordfighting, art criticism, decadent secret societies, and demons. The free-spirited Dorina Grey (allusions to a character by Oscar Wilde are entirely intentional) and her grumpily strait-laced older sister Evadne descend upon London in the care of their ailing Uncle Basil, a painter obsessed with a portrait of the recently-deceased Oliver. Oliver’s sister, lady Henrietta Wotton–Henry

Spark & Change by Kellum Jeffries

Spark & Change by Kellum Jeffries is an adorable supernatural romance novelette that’s sure to make you smile. Frannie is a library school student who also happens to be a low-powered fae. When she stops in at a pharmacy to get some Sudafed, Frannie crushes hard on the cashier who’s a shifter named Shirl, and she comes back every day until she musters the courage to ask Shirl out on

Nights of Silk and Sapphire by Amber Jacobs

Nights of Silk and Sapphire by Amber Jacobs is an erotic romance set in an exotic desert kingdom with a larger than life hero, a harem full of gorgeous and diverse women, and a simmering revolution about to erupt. Even better, it is an opposites attract romance as well. Kidnapped from her privileged life of wealth and nobility, Dae is chained to a slaver’s caravan crossing the merciless Jaharri desert.

Broken Wings by L-J Baker

Broken Wings by L-J Baker is a romance like none you’ve ever read before. Baker has created a magical world where Rye Woods is a fugitive Fairy holding down multiple jobs in order to do her best for her sister. Faery is a brutal and harsh place full of religious zealotry and narrow-minded views on anything other than women submitting to men. That was why Rye went back for her

Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing by Geonn Cannon

Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing by Geonn Cannon is the third book in the Trafalgar and Boone adventure series. Dorothy Boone and Trafalgar of Abyssinia are enemies turned allies that travel the world searching for lost artifacts and thwarting evil where they can.    They are also founders of the newly created Mnemosyne Society, which is a collaborative group of fellow adventurers that have come to agree

Spirits Smirits by KB Draper

Spirits Smirits by K.B. Draper is about AJ Mattox, an ex-cop and current demon hunter. She travels the country with her best friend Danny Whitefang, and her new girlfriend, Ranger Ashlyn Parker (former park ranger, truth be told). The best friend—she’s had since the age of seventeen when she accidentally received Danny’s destined hunter spirit into her own body, thus becoming a total demon-hunting baddass. The girlfriend—she picked up a

The Sagittarius by K Aten

The Sagittarius by K. Aten is the third book in The Arrow of Artemis Series. Love and loss have been the recurring themes so far in Kyri’s tender years. She never expected to lose her parents at a young age, become an Amazon, fall deeply in love with Queen Orianna and never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to become a slave in the Roman Empire. No experience

Enchanters by KF Bradshaw

Enchanters by KF Bradshaw is an epic YA fantasy adventure quest full of heroic battles, magic and camaraderie. Damea has been facing a crisis of dwindling resources for years. Magic, once bountiful, powered everything on the planet from its cities to its farm equipment. Enchanters were the cornerstone of Damean society, manipulating magic to improve every facet of its citizen’s lives. With the magic all but gone, Enchanters are now

Compass Rose by Anna Burke

Compass Rose by Anna Burke is a fast-paced pirate tale set in the dystopian future of 2513. It challenges the meaning of loyalty and takes to heart the saying, “To thine own self be true”. It was an absolutely riveting read. The book demanded my attention. As I read scene after scene it became clear that I was powerless to put it down. I still catch my thoughts meandering back

Seeing Red by Cara Malone: Book Review

Seeing Red by Cara Malone is a delightful, contemporary retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Set in Grimm Falls, we meet Hunter a young woman who is desperately trying to look after her sister, Piper, and nephews. But money is tight and she has to juggle a job as a nurses aid, babysitting and paying the bills. The sisters work hard to earn enough to keep a roof over their