Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen

I hated it. No, I hate-loved it. No, I love-hated it. Okay, okay, I loved this prequel to Tainted Love (reviewed here.) As much as you can love a story dealing with the kind of issues involved, anyway. Having read Tainted Love, I knew what was coming. I follow the authors on Instagram and theyContinue reading “Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen”

Review – Virgin’s Curse by J.C. Seal

This was a fun read, bold and inventive, with immensely likeable characters. I haven’t read the other books, so came into this one cold. I have to say it works really well as a standalone novel, although reading the other books can only enrich the world the author has created. Elena is a great character;Continue reading “Review – Virgin’s Curse by J.C. Seal”

Review – The Apprentice Storyteller by Astrid V.J.

First I need to point out the story is written in the present tense, which doesn’t suit everyone. It took me a little while to adjust to it but once I did, it seemed to suit the fantastical nature of the story very well. The blurb says it all, so I won’t rehash it. ThisContinue reading “Review – The Apprentice Storyteller by Astrid V.J.”

Review – Tropical Punch (Bubbles In Space) by SC Jensen

The blurb says Raymond Chandler et al would be turning in their graves at this noir sci-fi comedy thriller, but I think they’d be delighted, to be honest. You can see the pulp fiction influences all over this book, from the Nadsat-esque language (there’s a glossary at the back) to the hard-boiled heroine, who isContinue reading “Review – Tropical Punch (Bubbles In Space) by SC Jensen”

Review – Tainted Love: The Complete Trilogy by RC Christiansen

TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains mature subject matter pertaining to child abduction, alcoholism, and other abuse. !8+ Reader discretion advised. Never has a TW been so appropriate, or a title been so apt. The author wants people to know this isn’t an easy ride before they dive into this book. Tainted Love is an uncomfortable,Continue reading “Review – Tainted Love: The Complete Trilogy by RC Christiansen”

Review – Nefarious Echoes by Catrin Russell

This was another incredible instalment in The Light of Darkness series, where we follow the lives of Anaya the Priestess and Samael her demon lover, who are now leaders of the House of Fahd. Various factions have issues with both the Fahd panther tribe and the leaders themselves. In the meantime, a group of mercenariesContinue reading “Review – Nefarious Echoes by Catrin Russell”

Review – Solstice Surprise by Gabbi Grey

This is an apparently standalone story, but the second book in a series, the first book being Catch a Tiger by the Tail. I almost enjoyed this story of Peter and Thomas, and their desperate dash through the night to be at the bedside of the woman having the baby they are about to adopt.Continue reading “Review – Solstice Surprise by Gabbi Grey”

Review – The Meg: From the Deep by Steve Alten

Well, I was entertained. I read it within two days as I couldn’t put the damned thing down. Is it far-fetched? Yes. Is it plausible? Hmm, not sure, but I’m not a marine biologist so who knows? Are there misogynist views and unsavoury characters? Yes, but they die, so that’s okay. To be honest, IContinue reading “Review – The Meg: From the Deep by Steve Alten”

Review – Called Into Action by Paris Wynters

Take the most beloved elements of any Hallmark movie ever made, and you’ll get this book. We have an intelligent woman from the big city, earning the ire of the town grump when she burns down a building filled with equipment for the town search and rescue team. We have a handsome, irritable man whoContinue reading “Review – Called Into Action by Paris Wynters”

Review – Rescue by Mx. Alex

Well, this was a fun story, and a strong start to a promising series. There’s science fiction, BDSM elements, hurt/comfort, characters with disabilities and enemies to lovers. There’s a lot going on, but somehow it all merges to bring about a cohesive, enjoyable novel with likeable characters. Thank goodness Kipexo, the alien from the planetContinue reading “Review – Rescue by Mx. Alex”