RaeAnne Thayne – Woodrose Mountain (Hope’s Crossing #2)

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Reviewer: Nikki
Publisher: HQN Books (An imprint of Harlequin Enterprises, LLC)
Genre:  M/F Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9780373776375



If you are a sap like me you may need a couple of tissues.  There are some really tear jerking spots in the book.  Nothing horrifying, I promise.  The book is well written, you get a good feel of the characters.  Well rounded characters I guess you could say.

The plot has three main characters.  Evie, currently a beading jewelry artist.  However, two … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Dime Museum Murders (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #2)

Author: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: M/F  Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800568


Daniel Stashower is an accomplished author who has written prolifically on the 19th and early 20th century eras. A magician himself, it is perhaps natural that he writes of Harry Houdini, the acclaimed stage magician and escapist of the early 20th century. Houdini is perhaps best known for his promise to his wife Bess that he would if at all possible send her a sign after his demise. Bess was … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Floating Lady Murder (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #3)

: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre:  M/F Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800575


Daniel Stashower’s Harry Houdini Mysteries are delightful cozies for readers who enjoy quiet but fast-paced mystery, delectable period detail, and excellent prose from an author who is deeply versed in the historical period he chooses. Mr. Stashower sets actual historic individuals into a setting of his own invention, rendering the locale, events, and persons as realistically as if they themselves stepped forward off the pages of history just … Continue reading

Dakota Rebel – To Hate and To Hold

Author: Dakota Rebel
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781906811945


The idea that the two vampires, Jamie and Ethan, end up in a marriage bond due to being struck by lightening was clever.  The pain they must endure being with someone they loathe (it’s a mutual hate fest) was interesting, especially in that they have been fighting and hating each other for years.   And they can only alleviate the discomfort of the bond by having sex just makes it hot. This … Continue reading

Lily Sawyer – Love on the East End

Author: Lily Sawyer
Romance First Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13:


Gabriel Meyer’s restaurant is a dream come true, but he gets more than he expected when in the course of his business he meets William Thomas, owner of Rolling Hills Winery. Food and wine more than come together on the east end of Long Island as they discover just how complementary Gabriel and William really are. Their seeming paradise is disturbed, however, when they meet young … Continue reading

Caroline Stephens – Pendragon’s Legacy

Author: Caroline Stephens
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Fantasy
ISBN 13:9781613723708


I love a good fantasy story but unfortunately this book started off bad and just got worse.  Ms Stephens has potential as an author and with some skill sharpening may one day be a good author.

Dean Ryder is an ex-cop turned private investigator.  He is fairly insecure because his family does not approve of his line of work.  The story opens with Dean in the hospital recovering from a gun shot … Continue reading

Rick R. Reed- IM

Author: Rick R. Reed
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Quest
Genre: M/M Horror
ISBN 13: 9781932300796


This book took me so much longer to read than normal, because I kept having to put it down. I’ve always been a big fan of horror/mystery books, but one just scared the hell out of me. At one point, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish it. I had to have my hand held through the entire last half, and STILL put it down at least … Continue reading

Jaxx Steele – Cam’s Best Friend

Author: Jaxx Steele
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: M/M Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781920502584


Oh, the potential that this book had!  A VERY nice cover. This amazing prologue, giving the back history of Reynaud and the death of his lover, Angele.  He is being punished for failing to protect his lover (who died with Reynaud right there, asleep).  Initially, the punishment was to be severely harsh, that of removing his magical abilities, even though the Council governing the crime for the most part believed Reynaud … Continue reading

Sax Rohmer – The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu

Author:  Sax Rohmer
Reviewed by:  Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes
Publisher:  Titan Books
Genre: M/F Mystery/Historical
ISBN 13: 9780857686046


Words almost fail me to describe the sheer lyrical delight of reading Sax Rohmer’s wonderful Fu Manchu series. Were I banished to a desert island for life, with only a lantern to read by, and told I would be limited to the Fu Manchu Mysteries, gladly  I would go (until I wore the pages loose from constant rereading). Mr. Rohmer had an inimitable, unsurpassable literary … Continue reading

Sax Rohmer – The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu

Author:  Sax Rohmer
Reviewed by: Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes
Publisher:  Titan Books
Genre: M/F Mystery/Historical
ISBN 13: 9780857686039


Sax Rohmer has been called “the true king of the pulp mystery” (James Rollins) and in my personal view, Rohmer is pulp’s crowning achievement (and achiever). As a child in the 1950’s and 60’s, I loved his Fu-Manchu mysteries, and I love them still on rereading after many decades. They seem fresh and new, and still gloriously written, plotted, and characterized. Titan Books has done the literate … Continue reading