“Winterwood” by Jacey Bedford

Winterwood by Jacey Bedford is the first book in the Rowankind series. It features a strong female protagonist, angry fae, and pirates, which are an excellent combination. Although it’s the first book in the Rowankind series, Winterwood is self-contained and forms a complete story arc. Book 2, Silverwolf, is scheduled for release in January. Rossalinde (or Ross)Read more

“The Immortal Crown” by Kieth Merrill

This is the week where I finish all of the books that have been sitting on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf forever.  I started reading The Immortal Crown by Kieth Merrill back in May, and despite really liking the plot, it’s taken me a while to finish it.  It’s a pretty hefty dose of epic fantasy, andRead more

“Blood and Iron” by John Sprunk

Blood and Iron is an epic fantasy novel about three enslaved protagonists who overcome hardship only to be entangled in politics and war.  The main protagonist, Horace, is shipwrecked and forced into slavery.  A chaos storm strikes the caravan, and he discovers his own affinity for lightning.  Jirom is an ex-mercenary who was forced to becomeRead more

“The Waterborne Blade” by Susan Murray

The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray is a story of adventure and betrayal set in a medieval/fantasy world.  The story begins with a capital city that’s about to be attacked.  The king asks his best friend, a low-class man named Weaver, to help get his (secretly pregnant) wife Alwenna out of the city, because heRead more

“Rogue’s Paradise” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Paradise is the final installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s Covenant of Thorns trilogy, which tells the story of a woman who is pulled into the land of the fae, where she finds both danger and romance.  In Rogue’s Paradise, Gwynn finally comes to terms with the fact that she’s madly in love with Rogue, and decides to giveRead more