Book Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Summary: THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. … Continue reading Book Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Book Review: Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray #WyrdAndWonder

Summary: During a chance summer shower, an English country parson takes refuge in a country house. The house seems deserted, yet the table is laid with a sumptuous banquet such as the parson has not seen since before war rationing. Unnerved by the uncanny house, he flees, but stops to pluck a single perfect rose … Continue reading Book Review: Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray #WyrdAndWonder

Book Review: Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes

Summary: The Elves have come down from the sky in their ships, their countenances full of light and their bodies, power. But they rule over us humans with iron fists, and without mercy. Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights … Continue reading Book Review: Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes

HEA Romantic Fantasy Book Club – June Book – Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Somewhat recently, we started a new book club on reddit's r/fantasy forum focusing on Romatic Fantasy (because what could be better than my two favorite genres combined?). I thought I'd post an announcement post here, in case any of you want to join in. June's book is Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones. Margerit … Continue reading HEA Romantic Fantasy Book Club – June Book – Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones

Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

So, The Borrowed Bookshelf and I got together and we're running a brand new book club over on reddit's r/fantasy community called HEA, or Happily Ever After. This is a club meant to highlight all things fantasy romance--these are books that combine elements and tropes of both the Fantasy and Romance genres. Some books may … Continue reading Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

Book Review: Swordheart by T. Kingfisher

Summary:   Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate... and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her … Continue reading Book Review: Swordheart by T. Kingfisher

Book Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules...  Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life.  Now Cassandra is trapped … Continue reading Book Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Book Review: Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Summary: Norse myth and magic collides with a small town Tasmanian Christmas in this festive romantic fantasy! Lief Fraser has mixed feelings about returning home to Matilda, the only Australian town where it always snows at Christmas. As a TV weather presenter, it’s her job to report on the strange holiday phenomenon… but as a … Continue reading Book Review: Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman

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. Lady Helen has retreated to a country estate outside Bath to prepare for her wedding to the Duke of Selburn, yet she … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Dark Days Deceit by Alison Goodman

Book Review: Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal

Summary: In Valour and Vanity, master glamourists Jane and Vincent find themselves in the sort of a magical adventure that might result if Jane Austen wrote Ocean's Eleven. After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and … Continue reading Book Review: Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal