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Review: “Bloodliner,” Robert Jeschonek

Pros: Very out-of-the-box thinking; fascinating take on vampire physiology Cons: Needs a continuity edit; a couple of iffy “messages” Rating: 2 out of 5 Robert Jeschonek’s Bloodliner: A Young Adult Horror Novel is, like the other books I’ve read of

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Review: “Underdogs,” Geonn Cannon

Pros: Plenty of great plot twists and turns; intriguing world-building Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Geonn Cannon’s Underdogs is part of a series about a werewolf private investigator (Ariadne Willow) and her human assistant, Dale Frye. I’m not

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Review: “Skin Deep Magic,” Craig Laurance Gidney

Pros: Beautiful, magical stories! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Craig Laurance Gidney’s Skin Deep Magic: Short Fiction is a most excellent collection of magical short stories centered around, primarily, black women. Content note for slurs, suicide, and brief

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Review: “The Exiled,” William Meikle

Pros: Original take on faerie abduction myths Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s The Exiled is a creative mélange of horror, thriller, and a sort of quasi-urban fantasy. Police officer John Grainger is called to the scene

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Review: “Beware of Wolf,” Geonn Cannon

Pros: Delightful story on several levels Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Geonn Cannon’s Beware of Wolf: An Underdogs Novel is a delightful urban fantasy-slash-thriller. Private investigator Ariadne (Ari) Willow is a werewolf, or canidae. Her partner and lover,

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Review: “Dragon Rising,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Great adventure and action Cons: Formulaic; a few details Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Dragon Rising (Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress Book 4) continues the story of Aerdeca, a blood sorceress and Dragon Blood who lives in the

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Review: “Demon Curse,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Definitely a fun adventure Cons: Formulaic Rating: 4 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Demon Curse (Dragon’s Gift: The Sorceress Book 3) is her latest book about Aeri/Aerdeca, blood sorceress and Dragon Blood living in the magical town of Magic’s

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Review: “Cursed Lands” Collection

Pros: A seriously large urban fantasy collection! Cons: Incredibly scattershot quality Rating: 3 out of 5 Cursed Lands: A Limited Edition Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian Collection includes more than 20 tales by a wide array of authors. To

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Review: “The Vampire Queen,” Veronica Shade

Pros: Interesting worldbuilding and characters Cons: Incomplete, and a bit matter-of-fact Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Veronica Shade’s The Vampire Queen: A Young Adult Paranormal Romance opens with Hadley discovering that her best friend Iris has been kidnapped by vampires.

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Review: “Dead Silence,” K.G. Reuss

Pros: Interesting characters Cons: Genre-twisting Rating: 4 out of 5 K.G. Reuss’s Dead Silence: A Dementon Academy of Magic Novel (The Everlasting Chronicles Book 1) introduces us to Everly (Ever), a high-school-aged girl who’s seeing things. When she was little

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