Review: The Better Son

The Better Son by Katherine Johnson Ventura Press 2016 Large format paperback 273 pages Fiction

In 2002, after being away for much of his life, Kip returns alone to his family’s farm in Mole Creek, Tasmania. His mother is dead, his father – suffering from dementia – living in a nursing home, and his […]

Mini-Reviews: Love at Stake series continues...

I may struggle with a balanced, sugar-free diet, but I have no trouble with a balanced, varied reading diet. Some genre fiction is, to me, equivalent to eating a block of chocolate or indulging in some other yummy treat. It’s also akin to watching certain TV shows, but I’m not a big TV viewer myself. […]

Review: Dead Ever After

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse #13 Ace Books 2014 (2013) Mass Market Paperback 306 pages Urban Fantasy; Paranormal Romance; Mystery

This review contains minor spoilers.

The thirteenth and final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series (originally called the Southern Vampire series) is really about tying up loose ends and finalising Sookie’s […]

Review: Shadow's Claim

Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole The Dacians #1; Immortals After Dark #12.5 Pocket Books 2012 Mass Market Paperback 481 pages Paranormal Romance; Urban Fantasy

When young half-demon, half-sorceress Bettina is attacked and nearly killed by Vrekeners, who also steal her power, it is only a summoning medallion that saves her life, bringing her back […]

Review: Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed

Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed by Anna Campbell Sons of Sin #1 Forever 2012 Mass Market Paperback Historical Romance

When Sidonie Forsythe’s reckless older sister, Roberta, Lady Hillbrook, incurs a large gaming debt, the man she’s in debt to demands a night of her company in payment. Roberta’s husband, William, is already a […]

Mini Reviews: 2014 mid-year bundle

For the sake of my sanity, my memory and my goal of reviewing every book I read, I am doing a bunch of mini reviews today in order to clear my backlog (and my desk) before I totally forget what I thought of them. These books are ones I read as far back as February […]

Review: Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell by Fiona McCallum The Button Jar #2 Mira 2014 Large Format Paperback 395 pages Fiction; Chick-lit

Emily Oliphant is finally on a fulfilling path. She’s left her abusive husband, John; she’s living in a lovely old house and just been given an amazing offer to buy it from the owners, two […]

Review & Giveaway: Shelf Life

Shelf Life by Christina George The Publicist #2 Christina George 2013 Galley (print) 274 pages Romance; Chick-lit

Shelf Life continues the story of New York publicist, Kate Mitchell, picking up not long after the end of book one. More unhinged authors, more terrible titles, and more time with the sexiest editor in the country, […]