Reviews

Don’t Stay Up Late by R.L. Stine

Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. StineLisa Brooks lost her father in a tragic car accident that left her with a head injury. Her recovery is slow and she suffers from hallucinations; seeing not only her father but her dog who has not been seen since the night of accident. When Lisa’s therapist recommends her for a babysitting job, she jumps at the opportunity. Her mother is out of work because of injuries she sustained in the accident and Lisa Read More »

Beat The Turtle Drum by Constance Greene

Beat the Turtle Drum by Constance GreeneThe “dream of her life” is a horse of her own. As luck would have it, Joss has a birthday coming up and Mr. Essig is willing to rent her any one of his horses for a week. Her older sister Kate is thrilled for Joss to finally get her pony, even if it is only for a week. Kate is perceptive about people, which is important because she knows it will help her become a great writer. This is a sweet and tragic story Read More »

Salvation Eternal by by Joseph Mazzenga and Christine DePetrillo

Salvation Eternal (The Eternal Series) (Volume 2) by Joseph Mazzenga and Christine DePetrilloFather Nathaniel O’Ryan saves souls. His purpose is to guide those willing to be redeemed back to the Light. He is unyielding in his faith and whole in his calling. Lucia Demone Cavaliere is something older, something sinister, something that tempts those around her with the darkness that battles the Light. When they clash, neither is sure who will survive but both are determined to be victorious.
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Dire Wants by Stephanie Tyler

Dire Wants: A Novel of the Eternal Wolf Clan by Stephanie TylerWith the supernatural world in turmoil it is up to the Dires to try and bring it under control. Their only hope, however, lies in finding a witch as powerful as Seb, who has betrayed them and now helps the weretrappers. Stray and his brother Killian will be the strongest weapons in the Dire’s arsenal against the assault. Read More »

Dire Desires by Stephanie Tyler

Dire Desires: A Novel of the Eternal Wolf Clan by Stephanie TylerJinx is at odds with his pack. Exiled from the house, living with a vampire named Jez, Jinx has been trying to undo the damage he unintentionally caused while the Dire ghost army tried to rule the world, which unleashed some of the monsters living in purgatory. When he hears of an unshifted Were in a psychiatric hospital, he drops everything to go her aid. Read More »

Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler

Dire Needs: A Novel of the Eternal Wolf Clan by Stephanie TylerRifter and the rest of the Dire wolves live a life protecting humanity, though the untrained eye sees them as a band of outlaw bikers. His Brother Wolf rages inside of him demanding his needs be sated as well as Rifter’s. When he meets a drop dead gorgeous girl who isn’t scared of him at the local bar that caters to both humans and non-humans, he falls hard for her.
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The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl Series) by Ben HatkeZita has been captured by the Doom Squad and now stands charged with various crimes, and finds herself doing time in a space prison where there is no escape. An enigmatic character arises who helps Zita to escape. As they race to get off the space prison, Zita learns her friend whom she thought had returned safely home has been through the depths of despair and is back again to save her. Read More »

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl Series) by Ben HatkeZita has become a hero to the residents of the various star systems, a helper of all. When a delegation of Lumponians request her help she is off, but is it really Zita or a robot impersonator? As the real Zita races to catch up with the impersonator, she finds herself in a bit of trouble with the space authority. Along the way she meets new friends and discovers that heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Read More »

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl Series) by Ben HatkeZita and her friend, Joseph, encounter a fragment that falls from space. As they examine it, they are pulled into space and flung far from home. Separated, Zita goes in search of Joseph, trying to help rescue him from a race who think that Joseph is the answer to their prophecy and that he will rescue them from an impending asteroid strike. Read More »

Peacemaker by C. J. Cherryh

Peacemaker: Foreigner #15 by C.J. CherryhBren Cameron and his Atevi guards have discovered a corruption within the Assassin’s Guild that is several decades in the making. The timing of its discovery, though, on the cusp of Cajeiri’s fortunate ninth birthday, is less than desirable, though they know they must move quickly if they hope to stem the flood of corruption before its ringleaders manage to disappear. Read More »

Protector by C. J. Cherryh

Protector: Book Fourteen of Foreigner by C. J. CherryhBren Cameron, the political liaison between the human settlement and the Atevi people, finds himself in a tangled position as Cajeiri, Tabini’s son, nears his fortunate ninth birthday. Tabini promises his son that Cajeiri may have three young humans from the space station spend time to help Cajeiri celebrate his fortunate birthday. Read More »

The King by J. R. Ward

The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood J.R. Ward The King by J. R. Ward is the latest installment in The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. To say it was well worth the wait would be an understatement. J. R. Ward has again hit a homerun with this story. It is set in present day upstate New York and tells the story of Wrath, the king of his people, and his mate and queen, Beth, and where they are in their life now. The males Wrath rules fear when their mates become pregnant because the females sometimes have trouble carrying the baby to term without one or both losing their life. Wrath is no different, and when Beth makes it known that she wants a baby, a conflict is created. Read More »

Nightbound by Lynn Viehl

Nightbound: Lords of the Darkyn by Lynn Viehl Nightbound is the third book in the Lords of the Darkyn Series. The story takes place in present-day Florida. Beaumaris of York and Dr. Alys Stuart are the main characters of this story. Their attraction is instantaneous when they first encounter each other. As they spend time together their attraction grows, which confuses them both. Read More »

Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston

Wolf with Benefits (Brava Paranormal Romance) by Shelly LaurenstonShelly Laurenston is one of my favorite authors (she makes me laugh soooo hard), and the Pride series is always on my auto-read list. Wolf with Benefits is no exception. This time it is about Toni Jean-Louis Parker and her ten prodigy siblings. All ten of her brothers and sisters are either brilliant dancers, artists, scientists, engineers, etc. Toni? She is the only ordinary one and spends her days managing the rest of the Jean-Louis Parker brood. Read More »

Deeper Than Need by Shiloh Walker

Deeper Than Need: A Secrets & Shadows Novel by Shiloh WalkerTo make a fresh start for herself and her son, Trinity Ewing buys an old house in need of renovation. Something about Noah Benningfield, the contractor she hired to do the renovations, makes her feel like Madison is the place where she belongs. What she does not know is that her house is at the center of the small town’s deadly, dark secrets that threaten being revealed when a dead body is found inside her house. Read More »

The Taint by J.S. Bangs

thetaintJ. S. Bangs’s novella, The Taint, is a dark, moody affair that combines many different horror tropes into a unique, compact story.

Convicted of killing his family, Dimitris Spiridakis is sent to St. Anne’s State Penitentiary where a dark presence known as “The Old Man” roams the halls, and the most formidable inmate is called “The Wizard.” Attempting to prove his innocence, Dimitris gets in good with The Wizard, a Read More »