Review: My Familiar Stranger: Order of the Black Swan, Volume 1 by Victoria Danann

My Review: Take one parallel universe jump, an elite paramilitary company of knights who are tasked with eradicating vampires, a vampire with a ‘life wish’ and then blend in a liberal sprinkling of characters drawn from old European religious idolatry, demons, superior advanced medical technology and a touch of humor and you start to define the basics in this book. Created with a deft hand, each character is so well developed and defined that their voices are unique and specific,… Read more »

Book Review: Moonlight & Mechanicals by Cindy Spencer Pape

Book Review: This book review for Moonlight & Mechanicals is very difficult for me to write.  In theory it had everything that I should have loved:  Strong werewolf Alpha male, intelligent and independent heroine, steampunk, and evil doers.  However, it just didn’t do it for me.  I read (and LOVED) Motor City Mage (review here) by Cindy Spencer Pape and even though it was the ending book in a series and I had not read the previous books, I still loved it.  It… Read more »

Review: The Death of Jack Nylund by David F. Porteous

Review:  The Death of Jack Nylund was an interesting book to read, and a difficult one to review.  The writing is tight and specific, with detail that gives an overall feeling of old detective movies, very grainy and shot only in black and white.  The difficulty is the multiple coexistent story lines  each with individual main characters and trying to determine how each fits into the plot.  The country is divided into ‘lines’ , unseen by humans but forming actual barriers… Read more »

Music Mania Monday – Fear the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy & I’m Shakin by Jack White

I am guessing it is becoming apparent that I love Jack White.  I think I enjoyed this new album more than any other in a very long time.  I was SO excited when they made a video for I’m Shakin’!  I mean really…two Jack Whites..talk about double the pleasure!  I also love the visual aspects of this video.  (and not just the two Jack’s) I love the blues and blacks and it comes together wonderfully.  I am applying I’m Shakin’… Read more »

Book Review – Fear the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Book Review – Fear the Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Review Fear the Darkness is the ninth book in the Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy.  The Guardians of Eternity is one of the series that I will keep and cherish forever.  This is due to the fact that it has so many key elements that I enjoy.  Humor, passion, and deep plot lines.  Fear the Darkness fell perfectly into place with this series.  If you have not read the previous eight books I think that you might miss out on… Read more »

Book Tour and Giveaway – Ready & Willing by Selena Blake

I am happy to be part of Selena Blake’s Blog Tour for Ready & Willing!  Please check out Booked & Loaded’s review of Ready & Willing: HERE ~~ Excerpt ~~ Ava carefully tucked her hand into the crook of his arm, just as they’d practiced the evening before. Only this time she had a smile on her face that made his gut tighten. It was a show, he was certain of it. His sixth sense could feel the tension radiating through her…. Read more »