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”

Review – Forged by Blood (A Kingdom Scarred, #0.5) by Catrin Russell

This is the prequel to A Kingdom Scarred, a new fantasy series which contains all the required elements including a young man on a quest, a younger sibling in peril and fantastic, vicious creatures. There’s a village set in the foothills of towering mountains and tension between children and parents. Anyone who has read whatContinue reading “Review – Forged by Blood (A Kingdom Scarred, #0.5) by Catrin Russell”

Review – So Far Away by Nell Iris

So Far Away is a lovely story about a situation a lot of people will really resonate with, especially this last year and a half. The irony is, Zak and Julian aren’t far away at all, but living on each other’s doorsteps, unable to be together because of a worldwide pandemic – Covid isn’t mentionedContinue reading “Review – So Far Away by Nell Iris”

Review – The Coloring Life by Vikki Alexander

This is a searing account of one woman’s descent into full breakdown, via a self-destructive path which threatens the carefully constructed life she has built for herself. As we learn more about Julie, it is clear where the damage has been done. In childhood, she experienced something no one should have to suffer and hasContinue reading “Review – The Coloring Life by Vikki Alexander”

Review – The Alice Equation by Davina Stone

There is absolutely nothing you can dislike about this lovely tale from Davina Stone. Awkward, bookish Alice is asked to be the fake girlfriend of the man she’s been in love with since university. They have been friends for years, but he has no idea her feelings go deeper than just friendship. Aaron is aContinue reading “Review – The Alice Equation by Davina Stone”

Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere

This was an interesting read, but I have to address a niggle first. I was slightly daunted by the dissertation at the beginning of the book. Along with a stern quasi-instruction to read first, this was a wopping twenty-two Kindle pages long. I confess I didn’t read all of it, but what I did readContinue reading “Review – Lipgloss by Liam Gammalliere”

Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre

Confined Desires is, on the face of it, a straightforward love story in strange times. Covid isn’t mentioned, but instead the pandemic plays out via the fictional TELA flu virus, and the circumstances we have all lived in over the past year or so are very similar. Quarantine, people losing their jobs, being separated fromContinue reading “Confined Desires by Katherine McIntyre”