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”

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”