Mini-Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past couple months, I participated in a little over half of a readalong of Naamah’s Kiss before the world went crazy and I stopped getting anything productive accomplished on my blog. I did finish the book though, and wanted to post a brief review with overall impressions. The basic premise of Naamah’s Kiss is that a druidic nomadRead more

Naamah’s Kiss Readalong, Week 3

Hi everyone, and welcome to week 3 of the Naamah’s Kiss readalong. Today’s questions are written by yours truly, and cover chapters 27-36. Readalong Participants Allie at Tethyan Books Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog Grace (me) at Books Without Any Pictures Susan at Dab of Darkness 1. What are your impressions of Queen Jehanne? Jehanne is both seductiveRead more

Blog Tour: “The Darkest Torment” by Gena Showalter

Does the thought of a sexy bad boy demon falling in love with a mortal woman appeal to you? What about hell puppies? Then The Darkest Torment should be right up your alley. It’s the newest installment in the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter, and is also a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, whichRead more

“The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

  At long last, the conclusion to the All Souls Trilogy is here!  For anyone new to the series, it’s about a witch who stumbles upon an old manuscript at Oxford’s library that holds secret knowledge relevant to witches, demons, and vampires.  This review does contain some spoilers from earlier books, so if you haven’tRead more

The Broken Kingdoms Readalong, Week 2

The Broken Kingdoms

  Hi everyone, and welcome to week two of The Broken Kingdoms readalong!  This week’s questions were written by Susan at Dab of Darkness and cover chapters 5-10. The following questions and discussion will contain spoilers and speculation.  If you haven’t read up to chapter 10, you may want to come back once you have.Read more

“The Demon Abraxas” by Rachel Calish

  Generally I steer clear of paranormal romance, but I was intrigued by The Demon Abraxas because it featured a lesbian couple.  Speculative fiction is greatly enriched by diversity, and a love story between two women who get mixed up with the supernatural seemed right up my alley. When a San Francisco businesswoman named AnaRead more

“Days of Blood & Starlight” by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood & Starlight is the sequel to Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone, a YA fantasy novel of angels and demons that is both chilling and unputdownable.  This post will contain spoilers from the first book, so if you haven’t read it, stop reading now. In a parallel world to our own,Read more

How to Train Your Demon: Guest Post by Jane Kindred

Today I am delighted to host author Jane Kindred as a part of her blog tour for “The Armies of Heaven,” the third book in the House of Arkhangel’sk trilogy.  My review of the book will be posted later this week. How to Train Your Demon While Anazakia, the heroine of The House of Arkhangel’skRead more