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: Kevin by Marilize Roos

Title: Kevin Author: Marilize Roos Publisher: Marilize Roos Publication Date: September 10, 2020 Genres: Romance Shelves: Female-authored, female-fronted Although the polyamorous love triangle that defines Kevin would work wonderfully in a contemporary setting, the historical aspect - with the morales, values, and prejudices of the era - gives it added poignancy, transforming a bold love into something truly brave. What... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Lady of Stone by Barbara Ann Wright

Title: Lady of Stone Author: Barbara Ann Wright Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Publication Date:  Sept. 15 2020 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted A prequel to her Pyradisté Adventures, Lady of Stone is a perfect introduction to Barbara Ann Wright's world of fantasy and magic. Even though it's been ages since I read The Pyramid Waltz, and I've yet... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Protecting Shawna by M.C. Questgend

Title: Protecting Shawna Author: M.C. Questgend Publisher: M.C. Questgend Publication Date: September 18, 2020 Genres: Romance Shelves: Female-authored, transgender The best authors are continually challenging themselves, pushing themselves in new directions, and striving to grow as storytellers. While I have always enjoyed M.C. Questgend's edgy sort of erotica, she's been making the push into more imaginative and romantic storytelling, as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kinship and Kindness by Kara Jorgensen

Title: Kinship and Kindness Author: Kara Jorgensen Publisher: Kara Jorgensen Publication Date: August 5, 2020 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance Shelves: Transgender This was just delightful, both sweeter and darker than I expected, with some wonderful themes of understanding and acceptance throughout. Kinship and Kindness is a story of pack and of family, a story about transformations, and a story of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer

Title: A Brother's Price Author: Wen Spencer Publisher: Roc Publication Date: July 5th 2005 Genres: Science Fiction, Romance Shelves: Female-authored, Female-dominant Have you ever had a book sitting on your shelf that sounded so good, so perfect, that you were reluctant to read it? A book you were afraid to read because you didn't see how it could possibly live... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Rangers of Yeon by April Garrus

Title: Rangers of Yeon Author: April Garrus Publisher: God-Empress Media Publication Date: August 24, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Romance Shelves: Female-fronted Well now, if this wasn't an unexpected surprise! I already knew April Garrus could write strong characters, compelling sci-fi, and sexy erotica, so it's almost unfair that they can pull off novella-length fantasy as well. Rangers of Yeon seems like... Continue Reading →

NSFW Book Review: Hired For His Womb by Phoenix Rose

Title: Hired For His Womb Author: Phoenix Rose Publisher: Phoenix Rose Publication Date: Sept 4, 2020 Genres: Erotica, Science Fiction Shelves: Female-dominant, Transgender An exciting tale of office politics, gender roles, and the power exchange, Hired For His Womb is deeper and more thoughtful than you're likely expecting. I was intrigued by the concept, but it was what Phoenix Rose... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Warrior Rising by J.L. Nicely

Title: Warrior Rising Author: J.L. Nicely Publisher: Braintree Press Publication Date: Aug 31, 2019 Genres: Epic Fantasy Shelves: Female-fronted, female-authored My favorite thing about being a book blogger isn't getting the pretty new ARCs before anybody else, it's getting introduced to books that might have otherwise gone unnoticed . . . and getting to know the authors and the passions behind... Continue Reading →

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