Blog Tour: “The Darkest Promise” by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Promise is the latest book in Gena Showalter’s paranormal romance series Lords of the Underworld. Each book in Lords of the Underworld is a standalone romance, but together they form a larger story. The general premise of Lords of the Underworld is this: Pandora’s box was opened, and the demons that it contained wereRead more

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volumes 3 & 4

If you haven’t heard of The Ancient Magus’ Bride yet, you’ll want to check out my earlier reviews for the series. Volume 3 of The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins with the confrontation that we left off on in the last book. Elias has to transform into his true form, which is monstrous and less humanoid than theRead more

“Dreamer’s Pool” by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool is the first installment in Juliet Marillier’s newest series, Blackthorn & Grim.  The protagonist is a woman who has been imprisoned for speaking out against authority.  Fate has not been kind to her.  She’s about to be executed for standing up for what’s right, and her time in prison has made her angryRead more

Once Upon a Time VIII

It’s that time of year again.  Winter is over (unless we get another snowstorm on Tuesday, but I’m in denial), the allergies are starting to kick in, and pretty soon the cherry blossoms will be in bloom.  Each year to welcome the spring, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the Once Upon a Time Challenge.Read more

“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker

  The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker is the story of two mythological creatures from different walks of life who find themselves living in New York City’s immigrant neighborhoods in 1899. Chava is a golem, a creature sculpted from clay and bound to the will of her master, who had bad luck withRead more

Once Upon a Time VI

“There was one small boy who saw them pass, his nose pressed to the window glass as four, ten, twenty coyotes drifted through suburban yards, headed for some wilder place where the child longed to follow.  Later his mother would tell him it was only a dream, and he would believe her.”  ~Terri Windling, “TheRead more