Creature Feature – Worse Than Frostbite: The Wendigo of the Algonquian Peoples of North America by Tay Laroi


Among the Algonquian peoples of northeastern North America lurks a creature that waits for the ice and snow of winter to stalk its prey. It creeps in the cold shadows, looking for its next meal or for a lost soul to turn into one of its own. While the creature’s name and physical description varies among tribes, it is most… Read more »

Creature Feature – Piexies: Not Just Another Creature by A. Fae


You’re about to learn that all that flutters are not fairies.  Pixies – also known by a plethora of other names like pixy or even pigsies – originate from Celtic roots. The mischievous pixies, in today’s world, are often confused with sprites or fairies, but throughout history, there were said to be even wars between the groups of fluttery ones. … Read more »

Book Review – Kiss Cam by Kiara London


  Kiss Cam is listed under Teen/Young Adult Romance. A more accurate description would be a well-written and delightful high school romance. But, it is much more than a romantic tale. For those of us over 30, it is also an education into how much being a teen has changed since we were one. The first thing you will notice… Read more »

Book Blitz = Rise by Luis Almonte


Rise Luis Almonte (Trifecta, #1) Publication date: August 27th 2016 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult The South Haven Academy for the Gifted and Talented (SHAGT) not only houses the exceptionally intelligent, but unknown to the normal students, a number of “gifted and talented” witches attend class with them every day. Among the student body is fifteen-year-old Alexia Wick, a witch… Read more »

Review – If I Could Turn Back Time by Cindy Cowles


If I Could Turn Back Time is a passable love story. Due to its short length and the fact that I’m not usually one for romance, there’s really not much else to say about it. For the sake of a decent word count, I’ll add that that the title made me want to break into song every time I turned on… Read more »

5-Fly Review – Incubation: Green Fields book 1 by Adrienne Lecter


  I’m in love!  Although it’s was no secret to me that I enjoyed zombie books, after reading Incubation, the first book in the Green Fields series by Adrienne Lecter, I’ve become an even bigger fan.  As a matter of fact, I’d venture to say that not only are zombie books becoming one of my favorite genres, but this book… Read more »

Review – Who We Were Before by Leah Mercer


  Who We Were Before is a gripping tale, listed under women’s fiction. The two main characters are Zoe and her husband Edward, who live in a small village outside of London. Their story takes place during a weekend trip to Paris two years after the loss their first and only child, their two-year-old son Milo. The story is told… Read more »

Review – Catalyst Moon: Incursion (Volume 1) by Lauren L. Garcia


The county of Aredia doesn’t handle magic very well. As a result, mages are enslaved and imprisoned for their powers. When the transfer of a mage named Kali goes haywire due to strange, demon-like bandits, both she and her guard, Stonewell, will have to learn how to trust each other if they want to get to the city of Whitewater… Read more »

Review – The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen


  The Things We Wish Were True is listed under psychological, women’s fiction. Personally, I would classify it as an adult romance with a little psychological mystery thrown in. That’s because the author spent much more time developing the romantic interests of the characters than she did the mystery, casually embedded in the plot. The story finds Jancey, and her two… Read more »

Review – Branded (A Sinners Series) by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki


Branded most certainly had an interesting dystopian concept that initially caught my attention with the branding of the “sinners” for committing one of the 7 Deadly Sins. However, the plot was lacking even by the middle of the book. I was still not sure where it was headed which, although negative in some regards, added an element of suspense that kept me reading…. Read more »

Review – Vavaun (The Shadow of the Revenaunt Book 4) by Paul E. Horsman


With the Kingdom of Zihaen at peace, Uwella and Damion return to their own land, Vavaun, to unite their divided houses and save their home from the Dar’khmorth. With evil sorcerers terrorizing the land and only two teenaged fire warriors aiding them in their efforts, the two will have an uphill battle, even with their abilities to turn into fierce… Read more »

5-Fly Review – Some Rise by Sin by Courtney J. Hall

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  Some Rise by Sin is an outstanding historical romance novel that takes us back to 16th century England. Back to the days of Lords and Ladies, and a Queen that history seldom mentions. (Actually, it’s still the day of Lords and Ladies but, I needed an opening for my review.) The Lord, in this case, is Cade, the Earl… Read more »

5-Fly Review – Mutation by Nerys Wheatley


Mutation is an exciting, action-packed, zombie-filled thrill ride with something for undead fans and non-fans alike. Alex MacCallum thought life had gone back to normal. Sure, he’s stigmatized like everyone else who recovered from the zombie virus, but at least no one’s munching on other humans anymore. That is until a new strain surfaces, turning its victims into monsters faster… Read more »

Review – Just Roll With It by Niki Hager

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  Just Roll With It is a cute romance story about the up’s and down’s of Rigbee’s life: before and after she meets Roman. Ah yes, Roman with his good looks and bad boy image. The one who should send her into the biggest panic attack she’s ever had. Instead, he has the exact opposite effect on her. Suddenly Rigbee finds… Read more »

Review – Twice Born by Marina Finlayson


Twiceborn is everything I wish adult fantasy was. The protagonist is a believable adult, the action is exciting, every scene and interaction either moves the story forward or builds character, and the plot had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Kate O’Connor is merely going through the motions of living. Now that her son has passed… Read more »