Book Review: Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Summary: Bianca von Hasenberg did her duty for High House von Hasenberg and ended up trapped in a terrible marriage. When her husband dies unexpectedly and leaves her a happy widow, she vows never to marry again. Instead, she uses her connections to save other young women. Information is power and Bianca has a network … Continue reading Book Review: Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik

Book Review: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Summary: The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group … Continue reading Book Review: Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Review: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: Even as the branches of peace are being offered, there are some who still believe those who are not human should be used as chattel. And they are willing to go to great lengths to retain their power. Newlywed siren Oriana Paredes has been appointed Ambassador to her home islands now that communication between … Continue reading Book Review: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney

Book Review: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Summary: Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power: 1) Woo the Shadow King.2) Marry him.3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself. No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do … Continue reading Book Review: The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Book Review: Heart of Stone by Johannes T. Evans

Summary: The year is 1764, and following a glowing recommendation from his last employer, Henry Coffey, vampire, takes on a new personal secretary: young Theophilus Essex. The man is quite unlike any secretary - or any man, for that matter - that Henry has ever met. 'Heart of Stone' is a slowly unfolding period romance … Continue reading Book Review: Heart of Stone by Johannes T. Evans

Book Review: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk

Summary: Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked … Continue reading Book Review: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk

Book Review: Lord of Stariel by A.J. Lancaster

Summary: Everyone knows who the magical estate will choose for its next ruler. Or do they? Will it be the lord’s eldest son, who he despised? His favourite nephew, with the strongest magical land-sense? His scandalous daughter, who ran away from home years ago to study illusion? Hetta knows it won’t be her, and she’s … Continue reading Book Review: Lord of Stariel by A.J. Lancaster

Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Summary: Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and … Continue reading Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. The young warrior and bard Liobhan has lost her brother to the Otherworld. Even more determined to gain a place as an … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier

Series Review: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter

Summary: A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he's hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract. Now he and … Continue reading Series Review: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter