• Devil's Lake, Angela Merlo,fantasy

    Devil’s Lake

    Good afternoon from a rare, sunny English city. I hope you’re well. Today, I’m excited to be reviewing a fantasy/paranormal romance novel, entitled Devil’s Lake, by Angela Merlo. This unique tale deals with themes of anxiety and past trauma, along with delving into mythology later on in the story. With that said, let’s dive right in. Story Devil’s Lake follows Alison, a water-phobic teen, who considers herself ‘broken’ after tragically losing her parents eight years ago. She struggles to come to terms with what happened,…

  • nightvision,c h knyght

    Nightvision (Twilight Shadows)

    Story Summary: Nightvision, by author C. H. Knyght follows the young Prince Dante of Ookamimori as he flees his land, to find protection from a growing evil, the Kobrona (serpent) royal family. To me, Nightvision is a story of family, friendship, self-sacrifice, and loss. Story Loves: I love that I’ve found a book about shifters, without erotica, as that spoils otherwise interesting shifter stories for me. Dante and his clan are wolf shifters, with the Princess of Owlderah being an owl shifter, and so on.…

  • Justin Lee Anderson, The Lost War, fantasy author, author interview

    Justin Lee Anderson (Author Interview)

    Good morning from a chilly Eastern England. Today, I have the honour of interviewing author, Justin Lee Anderson. I recently read Justin’s new novel, The Lost War, a fantasy tale with magic, murder, and mayhem combined. While I’ll soon be posting my review, to discuss the parts of the book I loved most, today I’m asking Justin about his work and his influences as a writer. With all that said, let’s dive into the interview. 1. When did you first realize that you wanted to…

  • the god queen, m l tishner, book review,fantasy,sci fi

    The God Queen (Rebirth: Book One)

    Summary The Velocio, a series of God-like humanoids are soon expected to return to the people, to give them hope that the Federation can overcome the corrupt Dominion. Story Young Rei has worked in a tavern all her young life and is eager for adventure. When she has a chance to join the federation, she grabs it, determined to do good. However, her life is not as simple as she believed: secrets have been hidden from her, important ones that will upend everything she’s ever…

  • shadows of atlantis,mara powers

    Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

    Good afternoon, how are you today? It’s yet another drizzly Tuesday here in England and today, I’m sharing a review for one of my old favourites, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers. Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is a fictional novel that explores the culture and downfall of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Mara Powers has studied this legendary place for over thirty years and has created a compelling story of humanity’s inner spirit, our relationship with nature, and the greed/deceptive employed by those…

  • The Pariah Child, Serafina's Return, Lyrica, Fantasy, Natasha D Lane

    The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return

    Good evening from a stormy Eastern England. How are you today? Today, I’m reviewing The Pariah Child, Serafina’s Return by Fantasy author, Natasha D Lane. Story   The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return, by Natasha D Lane is a fantasy sequel, following young Serafina as she returns to her beloved alternate world, Lyrica. It’s been two years (Earth time) since Sera last entered Lyrica and now, sixteen years later in Lyrican-time, the world of Lyrica is at war. While on Earth, Sera has her own troubles,…

  • specter,katie jane gallagher,book review,ya paranormal

    Specter: YA Fantasy Paranormal

    Hey guys, a very good evening from what looks to be a stormy Eastern England. Today’s review is for Specter, a young adult paranormal fantasy, which follows sixteen year old Lanie Adams, self described ‘loner extraordinaire’ as she searches for answers to a ghostly problem. Storyline From the very first sentence- ‘It turned out, all the books and movies had gotten ghosts dead wrong,’  I was hooked. The author dives right into the core issue of the story as a ghostly apparition appears in lanie’s…

  • star child, petra landon

    Star Child: Awakening

    Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day. Today, I’m reviewing Star Child, by Petra Landon. With themes of rebels vs authority, comradery and deception, this story fondly reminded me of the Sci-Fi Western tv series, Firefly. Just to elaborate, I LOVE Firefly! Storyline We’re introduced to a young girl named Novi on the mining planet, Idriko. Escaping on a rebel cruiser, Novi soon becomes involved with its renegade crew as it takes on various jobs for some mysterious new clients. There is talk…

  • Cryptofauna, patrick canning,fantasy,book review

    Cryptofauna

    ‘Cryptofauna is a game. The players are called Operators–  Each Operator has a rival–  Operators select a disciple–  Every disciple is given three tasks to complete.’ Where to start? This book has me fangirling for the first time in my life. I’ve always preferred somewhat bizarre stories so this one immediately stole my heart, with themes of survival, good vs evil (the duality of human nature), and life contrasting with death. At St Militrude’s Home for the Insane and Elderly, a Janitor lurks, about to…

  • A Question of Will: The Aliomenti Saga, Book 1

    A Question of Will (volume 1) by Alex Albrinck was my first read of June. The story follows Will Stark: father, husband, and entrepreneur. Told from both Will and his foe’s perspectives, we learn about the ancient order of the Aliomenti and their plans for any who seek to betray them. Story overview The story begins in 2030, with Will having built up his own empire from nothing. Time travel is a feature that comes later in the book, taking Will all the way to…