NSFW Book Review: The Story of Simon by Rachel Loewen

Title: The Story of Simon Author: Rachel Loewen Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd Publication Date: Sept. 25 2020 Genres: Erotica Shelves: Female-authored, Female-dominant There are four aspects of The Story of Simon that stood out for me and, together, they make this essential reading for anybody with even a passing curiosity about the world of BDSM. The first thing that Rachel... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Ascendancy of Warriors by J.L. Nicely

Title: The Ascendancy of Warriors Author: J.L. Nicely Publisher: Braintree Press Publication Date: October 7, 2020 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-fronted, female-authored Earlier this year I had the great privilege of meeting J.L. Nicely, who was kind enough to provide me with copies of the first 2 books in her Womara Series. They were, quite simply, everything I wanted them to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Awakening by Nora Roberts

Title: The Awakening Author: Nora Roberts Publisher: St. Martin's Press Publication Date: Nov. 24 2020 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted Despite having read her Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy and a handful of Eve Dallas novels over the years, it was Chronicles of The One that put Nora Roberts back on my radar, leading me to The Awakening and my first... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Prince(ss) by Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt

Title: Prince(ss): A fair(l)y (odd) tale Author: Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt Publisher: Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt Publication Date: July 30, 2020 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-fronted, female-authored, transgender Prince(ss): A fair(l)y (odd) tale is a book that came my way a couple of months ago, introduced to me by Sara Gravatt-Wimsatt, a queer nonbinary femme author, as a high fantasy novel with female leads and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Oathbringer Author: Brandon Sanderson Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: Nov. 14 2017 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves:  With Rhythm of War due to hit shelves in a few short weeks, I've spent the last few months lingering over a reread of Oathbringer. I raced through it the first time 3 years ago, and I've always felt as if I... Continue Reading →

NSFW Book Review: Naked Desires by Samuel Silver

Title: Naked Desires Author: Samuel Silver Publisher: Empire Fiction Publication Date: October 25, 2020 Genres: Erotica Shelves: Female-fronted While Naked Desires is a story about infidelity and illicit desire, what drives the affairs is what matters most, and who cheats on who may not be who you initially expect. At its heart, this is Alisha's story, and she's a woman... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Plumbers by Terry M. West

Title: The Plumbers Author: Terry M. West Publisher: Pleasant Storm Entertainment Publication Date: October 31, 2020 Genres: Horror As my eyes lingered over the first pages of The Plumbers, I wondered whether I really wanted to read about a plague right now. I mean, it's really hard not to see the COVID-19 parallels in Terry M. West's latest offering.... Continue Reading →

Excerpt & Book Review: Fighting for Home by Kim Richards

Fighting for HomeDescendants of the AmazoiBook OneKim Richards Genre: fantasy/historical fantasyPublisher: Kim GilchristDate of Publication: July 2020Print ISBN: 978-1-952564-00-0Digital ISBN: 978-1-952564-02-4Number of pages: 241Word Count: 87,616 Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique DusktilDawn Designs In 300 B.C.—the Greco-Roman Age—tribes of warrior women thrived near the Black Sea. The area is now modern-day Turkey. The Greeks called them... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee

Title: Phoenix Extravagant Author: Yoon Ha Lee Publisher: Solaris Publication Date: Oct. 15 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction Shelves: Female-authored, non-binary More than just a beautiful story of a nonbinary protagonist and their mechanical dragon, Phoenix Extravagant is a powerful tale of art, identity, imperialism, and family. Yoon Ha Lee deftly juxtaposes the beauty of words with the starkness of plot,... Continue Reading →

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