The Mortician’s Daughter (Death Singer #1) – Nan Higgins

3.5* - When I reviewed Nan Higgins's debut novel, London Undone, I wrote that it felt as if the author had crammed a lot of things in just one story, as if she had so many things to say that she couldn't choose. I got almost the opposite feeling with The Mortician's Daughter, which felt … Continue reading The Mortician’s Daughter (Death Singer #1) – Nan Higgins

Never Too Late for Heroes (The Superheroine Collection #6) – A.L. Brooks

This book would make a fantastic movie! It's fun and exciting, with more serious undertones about duty and growing old. Six years ago, under the supervision of Agent Geena Fox, a team of cousins with superpowers defeated supervillain Jewel. One of the superheroines died in the fight, or at least that's what they thought. Geena … Continue reading Never Too Late for Heroes (The Superheroine Collection #6) – A.L. Brooks

History of Magic (Ember Academy for Young Witches, #2) – L.C. Mawson

History of Magic picks up right where Basics of Spellcraft left off and ends on another cliffhanger. I would not recommend reading this episode if you haven't read the first one first. After the events in book 1, the Amazons are not convinced Amy can be trusted with her powers. They decide to train her … Continue reading History of Magic (Ember Academy for Young Witches, #2) – L.C. Mawson

Behind the Sun, Above the Moon: A Non-Binary Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology

4.5* - I am not a huge short stories reader. I often feel that by the time I’m into the story, it’s over. Seeing J. S. Fields’ name on the cover of this anthology however made me want to give it a try. I loved the Ardulum series so much, I wanted more of their … Continue reading Behind the Sun, Above the Moon: A Non-Binary Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology

Fire & Water (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #3) – Alexis Hall

4.5* For reasons entirely unrelated to the book itself, it took me a week to read Fire & Water, the third episode of Kate "not Batwoman" Kane’s adventures by Alexis Hall. A novel that length, I usually read in one sitting, two days at the most. It’s a testament to the author’s sense of pacing … Continue reading Fire & Water (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #3) – Alexis Hall

In the Shadow of Darkness – Nicole Stiling

4.5* In 1926, Angeline Vallencourt was turned without her consent by Kathryn, a much too nonchalant vampire in search of a friend to roam the world with. Now herself a reluctant vampire, she tried to resist her new nature, to no avail. In today’s world, Angeline works at the Fog Hollow Animal Hospital and leads … Continue reading In the Shadow of Darkness – Nicole Stiling

Soul Burn – Megan Hart & Brenda Murphy

Soul Burn is not one story by two authors but two novellas (one by each author) with both similarities and differences. They’re both BDSM erotic romances with one of the main characters a shifter. In Shifting Flames, by Brenda Murphy, Celeste Quon is a recluse writer with a reputation for being difficult who has agreed … Continue reading Soul Burn – Megan Hart & Brenda Murphy

Basics of Spellcraft (Ember Academy for Young Witches #1) – L.C. Mawson

On the surface, Amy (Amelia) is like every other sixteen-year-olds – albeit with ADHD – yet in a rather short period of time, she finds out that she’s a Witch and also that maybe she’s attracted to other girls. Or at least to one other girl, Natalie, who is part-Witch part-Vampire. And maybe another, Willow, … Continue reading Basics of Spellcraft (Ember Academy for Young Witches #1) – L.C. Mawson

Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood – Anna Burke

Okay. This book broke me. It tore my heart out then proceeded very slowly to put it back. Very very slowly. Nottingham is the second lesbian Robin Hood retelling I've read in less than six months. While Niamh Murphy’s Outlaw had a definite YA feel, Anna Burke’s Nottingham is all grownup. An endless feud between … Continue reading Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood – Anna Burke

Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter – Jen Jensen

Since her TV show, Ghastly Incidents, was cancelled, Jamis Bachman has been struggling with depression. She's also questioning her sanity: she believes ghosts exist, but not being able to get proof makes her doubt everything she's been working for. A call from a couple who think there's a poltergeist in the house they're renting brings … Continue reading Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter – Jen Jensen