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Review: “Archangel’s Prophecy,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Characters, story, tension Cons: Slow start; ENDS TOO SOON Rating: 5 out of 5 ARGH. This is why I used to try to avoid series books. I hate it when a book ends in the middle of something important.

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Review: “Afterburn,” Scott Nicholson

Pros: Intriguing Cons: Not enough to make me want to read more Rating: 3 out of 5 Scott Nicholson’s Afterburn: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (Next Book 1) was a fun read, but wasn’t enough to make me want to read more.

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Short Take: “The Hair Wreath and Other Stories,” Halli Villegas

Pros: Deeply engrossing tales Cons: Some stories end far too abruptly Rating: 4.5 out of 5 The Hair Wreath and Other Stories, by Halli Villegas, is a wonderful collection of horror and paranormal tales. Particularly at first I felt that

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Non-Review: “Experimental Film,” Gemma Files

It’s been ages since I last posted a non-review: a brief blurb in which I tell you why, exactly, I was unable to finish reading a book, so you can decide for yourself whether it might interest you anyway. (When

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Review: “The Night Inside,” Nancy Baker

Pros: Interesting vampire novel Cons: Didn’t entirely hold my attention Rating: 4 out of 5 Nancy Baker’s The Night Inside is a 1990s vampire tale. Dimitri Rozokov has been asleep for 90 years, only to wake up and be taken

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Review: “The Silent Corner,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Detailed world-building; tension Cons: Too depressing for me right now; starts out a bit slow and rambling Rating: 4 out of 5 I’d heard of Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk novels, and I am overall a fan of his work,

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Review: “Forged in Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Fantastic extended fight scenes; moving ending Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Forged in Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Protector Book 5) is an excellent conclusion to both the five-book “The Protector” sub-series and the fifteen-book collection

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Review: “Enemy of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Some fantastic extended fight scenes Cons: Small inconsistencies Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Enemy of Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Protector Book 4) continues Nix’s tale as she attempts to puzzle out her task in the Triumvirate and

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Review: “Origin of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Interesting plot and characters Cons: Some formulaic elements Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In book one of Linsey Hall’s The Protector, Nix was accused of murdering an ally of the vampires, and had to prove her innocence. In so

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New military sci-fi story bundle!

I’m so addicted to these story bundles. Now there’s a new Valor: Military Science Fiction story bundle. I know I’m grabbing it!

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