Book Reviews


My Rating System


For books that blow my mind, I give the:
They will be labeled with a red star like this one: 


(ATTENTION: Reviews with an asterisk * link back to my author site (where they were originally posted), and will open in another window.)


FANTASY

Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days #1) by Susan Ee
(YA Dystopian/Supernatural) 

Candy's Chocolate Kingdom by Nirit Littaney
(Children) 

Cerberus (Solace #1) by P.K. Gallagher
(YA Paranormal) 

Chasing the Star Garden (The Airship Racing Chronicles #1) by Melanie Karsak
(Steampunk) 

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
(Young Adult) 

City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
(Young Adult) 

Crane (The Legends Saga #1) by Stacey Rourke
(Paranormal) 

Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic #1) by Danielle Annett
(Paranormal Suspense) 

Cutlass (Cutlass #1) by Ashley Nixon
(YA Adventure) 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor
(Young Adult/Romance) 

Day of Demons by Colin F. Barnes
(Anthology)

Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1) by Darynda Jones
(Young Adult) 

Eros Element (Aether Psychics #1) by Cecilia Dominic
(Steampunk/Romance)

Faerie Guardian, The (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan
(Fae/Young Adult) 

Faerie Prince, The (Creepy Hollow #2) by Rachel Morgan
(Fae/Young Adult) 

Faerie War, The (Creepy Hollow #3) by Rachel Morgan
(Fae/Young Adult) 

False Prince, The (Ascendence Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Nielsen
(Middle Grade)

Gaia's Secret by Barbara Kloss
(Young Adult) 

Glitter and Trauma by Emma Kathryn
(Urban/Superhero) 

Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Mythology) 

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by Kevin Hearne
(New Adult Mythology) 

Hopebreaker (Great Iron War #1) by Dean F. Wilson (Khrystel)
(Steampunk) 

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1) by Kevin Hearne
(New Adult Mythology) 

Ice Cream Work by Naoshi
(Children/Illustrated) 

Iced (Dani O' Malley, #1; Fever, #6) by Karen Marie Moning
(Fae Fantasy)

Indigo & Iris (Indigo Lewis #1) by C.M. Stunich
(Steampunk) 

Insanity (Mad in Wonderland #1) by Cameron Jace
(Alice in Wonderland Retelling) 

Leopard Moon (Moon #1) by Jeanette Batista
(Young Adult) 

Lifemaker (Great Iron War #2) by Dean F. Wilson (Khrystel) 
(Steampunk) 

  Lore of Fei (Lore of Fei #1) by Kathleen S. Allen
(Young Adult) 

Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani
(Young Adult) 

Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy #1) by Selina Fenech
(Young Adult) 

  Morrigan's Harvest by Kaiya Hart
(Epic) 

Murder on Olympus (Plato Jones #1) by Robert B. Warren
(Mystery/Mythology) 

Obsidian Eyes by A.W. Exley
(YA Steampunk) 

(Epic) 

(Young Adult/Norse Mythology) 

(Middle Grade) 

(Epic Series) 

(Young Adult) 

(Young Adult) 

(Young Adult) 

(Magic/Wizards) 

(Young Adult) 

(Young Adult) 

(Young Adult) 

(Adult High Fantasy) 

(Science Fiction) 

Whirl (Ondine Quartet #1) by Emma Raveling*
(Young Adult) 

Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple (Zoe & Zak Adventures #3) by Lars Guignard
(Middle Grade) 



Romance

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
(BDSM/Erotica) 

Alec (Slater Brothers #2) by L.A. Casey
(NA Contemporary) 

Alpha Rockstar (Part One) by Emma Rose
(Contemporary) 

Andromeda's Fall (Shadowcat Nation #1) by Abigail Owen
(Paranormal) 

Bad News Cowboy (Copper Ridge #3) by Maisey Yates
(Contemporary) 

Barely Undercover (Legal Heat #2) by Sarah Castille
(Erotica/Contemporary) 

Beats (Hard Rock Harlots #2) by Kendall Grey
(Erotica) 

Bequest, The by Christina Thacher
(BDSM/Erotica) 

Black Keys (Colorblind #1) by Rose Mahal
(Contemporary) 

Bound by Lies (Bound #1) by Hanna Peach
(Suspense Thriller) 

Bound Forever (Bound #2) by Hanna Peach
(Suspense Thriller) 

Brokedown Cowboy (Copper Ridge #2) by Maisey Yates
(Contemporary) 

Craze (Pierce Securities #1) by Anne Conley
(Suspense) 

  Creating Fate (An Unspun Novella) by Rachel Firasek
(Mythology) 

Daring Assignment, The (Curvy Assignments #1) by Victoria Bright
(Contemporary) 

Darkest Night, The by Gena Showalter
(Paranormal) 

Dark Genesis (Darkling Trilogy #1) by A.D. Koboah
(Paranormal/Vampies) 

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward
(Paranormal) 

Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) by Pepper Winters
(Dark Erotica–NOT Romance) 

Distant Desires by Cambria Hebert
(Alien/Paranormal) 

Dominic (Slater Brothers #1) by L.A. Casey
(Young Adult/Explicit) 

Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin #1) by G.A. Aiken
(Paranormal) 

Enemy Mine (Base Branch #1) by Megan Mitcham
(Suspense) 

Escape (Vampire King #1) by Kenya Wright
(Paranormal) 

Even Villains Fall in Love (Heroes and Villains #1) by Liana Brooks
(Superhero)  

  Fall Into Winter by Eden Baylee
(Erotica)  

Feeling Death (Death Trilogy #1) by D.T. Dyllin
(Paranormal) 

Fight For Me (Invitation to Eden) by Sharon Page
(Erotica) 

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5) by Colleen Hoover
(YA Contemporary) 
Finding Never (Never Say Never #2) by C.M. Stunich
(Dark New Adult Contemporary) 

Finn Factor, The by Rachel Bailey
(New Adult Contemporary) 

First Debt (Indebted #2) by Pepper Winters
(Dark Erotica) 

For All To See (Bureau #1) by Megan Mitcham
(Suspense) 

Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti
(Suspense) 

Found in Us (Lost #2) by Layla Hagen
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Freedom (Fearsome #2) by S. A. Wolfe
(Contemporary) 

Frosty Relations (Witch's Night Out #2) by Tara Quan
(Paranormal) 

F*** Valentine's Day by C.M. Stunich
(New Adult Romance/Erotica) 

Full Contact (Redemption #3) by Sarah Castille
(MMA Erotic) 

Hatshepsut's Collar (Artifact Hunters #2) by A.W. Exley
(Steampunk/Fantasy) 

His Need, Her Desire by Malia Mallory
(Contemporary Erotic) 

Honey Red by Liz Crowe
(Erotica/Menage) 

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
(Young Adult Contemporary) 

Hot Flash by Eden Baylee
(Erotica) 

Hot Redemption by K.D. Penn
(Cyber-Erotica) 

Just For You (Escape to New Zealand #0.5) by Rosalind James
(Contemporary) 

  Kade's Dark Embrace (The Immortals of New Orleans #1) by Kym Grosso
(Paranormal) 

Keeping Never (Never Say Never #3) by C.M. Stunich
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Kings of Asphalt by Alexx Andria
(MC Erotic) 

Layers (Stark #1) by Sigal Ehrlich
(Contemporary) 

Losing It (Losing It #1) by Cora Carmack
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Losing Me, Finding You by C.M. Stunich
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Love Me To Death (Underveil #1) by Marissa Clarke
(Paranormal) 

Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood #2) by J.R. Ward
(Paranormal) 

  Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J.R. Ward*
(Paranormal) 

Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans #2) by Kym Grosso
(Paranormal) 

Mane Event, The (Pride #1) by Shelly Laurenston
(Paranormal) 

Marriage Bargain, The (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1) by Jennifer Probst
(Contemporary) 

Mr. X by Clarissa Wild
(Dark Romantic Suspense) 

Nefertiti's Heart (Artifact Hunters #1) by A.W. Exley
(Steampunk/Fantasy) 

Neighbors with Benefits (Anderson Brothers #2) by Marissa Clarke
(Contemporary) 

Nero's Fiddle (Artifact Hunters #3) by A.W. Exley
(Steampunk/Fantasy) 

  Night Sighs by Emma Meade
(Paranormal) 

Obsession (An Arum Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Alien Paranormal) 

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Paranormal) 

Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost
(Adult Paranormal) 

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Paranormal) 

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Paranormal) 
Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Young Adult Paranormal) 

Part Time Cowboy (Copper Ridge #1) by Maisey Yates
(Contemporary) 

Path to You, The by Melanie Macek
(Contemporary) 

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione
(Adult Paranormal) 

Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover
(Young Adult) 

Professional, The (The Game Maker 1-3) by Kresley Cole
(BDSM/Erotica) 

Proposal, The (The Proposition, #2) by Katie Ashley
(Contemporary) 

Proposition, The (The Proposition, #1) by Katie Ashley
(Contemporary) 

Protect Her (Protect Her 1–3) by Ivy Sinclair
(Paranormal)
Real (Real, Raw & Ripped #1) by Katy Evans
(Contemporary/Sports) 

Rome (Marked Men #3) by Jay Crownover
(Contemporary) 

Rough Justice (Sinners Tribe Motorcycle Club #1) by Sarah Castille
(MC Contemporary) 

Rule (Marked Men #1) by Jay Crownover
(Contemporary) 

Say You're Mine (Shillings Agency #5) by Diane Alberts
(Contemporary) 

Scrubs (Scrubs #1) by Brooke Harris
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Shadow's Claim (The Dacians, #1) by Kresley Cole
(Paranormal) 

Slade (Walk of Shame #1) by Victoria Ashley
(Erotic Novella) 

Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover
(Young Adult) 

Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall
(Young Adult) 

  Spring Into Summer by Eden Baylee
(Erotica) 

  Stealing Fate (An Unspun Novella) by Berinn Rae
(Mythology) 

Steel Wings by Mia Darien
(Sci-Fi)  

Strings (Hard Rock Harlots #1) by Kendall Grey
(Erotica) 

Take Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge: Desire) by Maisey Yates
(Contemporary) 

Taken by Jessa Fox
(Erotica) 

Tasting Never (Never Say Never #1) by C.M. Stunich
(Dark New Adult Contemporary) 

Tale of Two Djinns, A by Mina Khan
(Paranormal/Magic) 

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) by Pepper Winters
(Erotica/BDSM) 

Things Good Girls Don't Do (Rock Canyon #1) by Codi Gary
(Contemporary) 

Trust (Running With Alphas #1) by Viola Rivard
(Paranormal/Shifters) 

Unicorn's Tail, The (Artifact Hunters, #2.5) by A.W. Exley
(Steampunk/Fantasy) 

Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
(New Adult Contemporary) 

Wire (Pierce Securities #2) by Anne Conley
(Suspense) 

Yield to Me (Club Excelsior #1) by Sarah Castille
(Contemporary Novella) 



HORROR, MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE

Dead Lies by Cybele Loening
(Crime/Suspense) 

Harvesters, The (Harvesting Series #1) by Ashley Hill
(Young Adult Horror) 

Hour of Predators, The by Lane Stark
(Crime Thriller) 

Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus
(Crime Thriller) 

Nightmare Stone, The by Finian Black
(Suspense/Fairytale) 

(19th Century Suspense) 

DRAMA

Hockey Agony by Donna McDine and Julie Hammond
(Children's Lit) 

Hockey Saint, The (Forever Friends #2) by Howard Shapiro
(Young Adult/Graphic Novel) 

Looking for Alaska by John Green
(Young Adult) 

Silenced (Silenced #1) by RaeBeth McGee-Buda
(Young Adult) 

Smartest Girl in the Room, The (The New Pioneers #1) by Deborah Nam-Krane
(New Adult Contemporary) 


NON-FICTION

Book Blog Tours: An Essential Marketing Tool for Authors by Barb Drozdowich
(For Authors)