Genre: Urban Fantasy

The End of Magic by Amber Benson

The End of Magic by Amber Benson

Posted May 15, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

                       I needed to read this book because at the end of The Last Dream Keeper, I was so confused I wasn’t sure of who was dead or alive, who was good or bad.  The confusion and disjointed vignettes continued as each chapter in The End of Magic had a different point of view, as in previous books in The Witches of Echo Park series.  This style can work, especially as the main characters are in different locations with each having important things happening. It is less effective when the various parts don’t make sense, or when it becomes so jumbled I don’t care if I sort it out. I wanted the main members of the coven […]


Audio Review: The Chosen by J. R. Ward

Audio Review: The Chosen by J. R. Ward

Posted May 8, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Wow. What a crazy, train wreck ride! What else would you expect from the Brotherhood?   I have to come clean and admit I’ve never been a Xcor fan and have hated Layla’s duplicity about her relationship with him. Because these stories have a multitude of storylines, I wasn’t concerned about these two characters being the major focus as I was counting on the others to hold my interest. Xcor launched into to this series as a cruel and brutal man, no way was there any possibility he could redeem himself in my mind and it irritated me that Layla betrayed the Brotherhood by continuing to see him. *sigh* I caved.   Layla’s revelation was received explosively, much more than I ever anticipated and […]


Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller

Posted May 2, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 7 Comments

Mueller is an Exciting new voice in Urban Fantasy! Callie & Derek is a hit in Borrowed Souls! Fans of Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghost series wanting a heroine and hero with a little less drama but still a little damaged will gravitate to this pairing. Borrowed Souls was just the kick I needed to get my urban fantasy juices following again. I’ve been on a break from the genre but Callie is the kind of leading lady who sucks me into her life and story. She has an inner strength even if she doesn’t always believes she does. She finds herself dealing with people on the wrong side of the law in order to help her older brother, Josh out. Callie is the one that […]


Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Blog tour: Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 26, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 5 Comments

          I’ll start by admitting I LOVE, LOVE the Jane Yellowrock series and the author, Faith Hunter.  I didn’t read until there were maybe 8 books. I think it actually helps when you can read them all in a short time together to keep the information and details fresh. I was careful to read everything, including the novellas, in order. It’s important to me in general, but especially with urban fantasy. Let’s get right to it. Ricky Bo is here, more than I expected. And I didn’t hate him. I didn’t like him either. I also didn’t crush on Leo. At all. I was furious with Leo. He always has his secrets from Jane and it sucks. He also tries to manipulate […]


Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Blade Bound by Chloe Neill

Posted April 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review | 43 Comments

My friends told me to read this series and I finally came to the party a couple of years ago, listening to audio books while driving back and forth between Minnesota and North Carolina. I fell in love with Merit and Ethan. Strong women with hot guys trying to make the world a better place with their own sassy quirks are always welcome. Reading Blade Bound,  the final book in this series, I felt mostly sad. I couldn’t get past those feelings. The story felt nostalgic and almost too much like every other book in the Chicagoland Vampire series. Anything new happening, growth or learning by the characters,  had been foreshadowed in other books and expected. So there weren’t really any surprises. The BIG things […]


Debut Author Chelsea Mueller Stops By

Debut Author Chelsea Mueller Stops By

Posted April 20, 2017 by Jennifer in Author Interview | 2 Comments

  Welcome Chelsea Mueller blogger turned debut author of Borrowed Souls!   For those who may not know you what would you like to share with our readers that they can’t read in your bio? I am an unabashed urban fantasy fangirl. I wrote Borrowed Souls because it’s the kind of book I’d want to read. Plenty of people know me from Vampire Book Club, but straight-up, I love a wickedly gritty urban fantasy with a hot dude on the side. #SorryNotSorry If you ever need an urban fantasy book rec, I’m 100 percent your woman.   If you had to tweet (140 characters) a hook to “sell” new readers on Callie and her adventures what would it be? (Invokes movie narrator voice “In a world….”) […]


Audio review: The Dead Seekers by Barb and JC Hendee

Audio review: The Dead Seekers by Barb and JC Hendee

Posted April 6, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

            This new Dead Seekers series is related to the Noble Dead Saga series,  (actually 3 series with a total of 14 books), which I have not read.  I have read this author before, a husband and wife writing team, and liked them, so when the opportunity came up for this audio I got it. This is slightly against my OCD of doing everything in order but I’m dealing with it. I have a bit of an aversion to historical and fantasy and horror, but I am finding that with the right story and / or right narrator, I love it. I am unable to determine, as yet, why some work for me and some do not. This one works, so […]


Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Posted March 7, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 6 Comments

          As with every book in the Mercy Thompson series, I love these characters and especially Mercy. She has such spirit, compassion and intelligence. Her relationship with Adam is so solid now; the commitment is complete. Everyone else was just there in small bits. I did love seeing Stefan again; I’ve always liked him even though he is not completely safe – no vampire in this world is safe. Silence Fallen is rife with politics and manipulations. This gives everyone a chance to learn more about everyone else, and themselves. Mercy learns more about her capabilities. When things are bad, and they are, everyone joins in to save Mercy. But the captors and friends can both be surprised, she doesn’t require much […]