Review: A Discovery of Witches [All Souls #1]
All , Fantasy , Romance / November 14, 2018

Title: A Discovery of Witches Author: Deborah Harkness Genre: Fantasy/ Romance/ Paranormal Publication date: 2011 Summary:   Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks.    But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness was a bag of corn and green peas for me. You know what I mean. You don’t? Well, it means that it has a lot of things I liked (like corn) and a lot of things that made me ugh (like the peas). But the fact that I stayed until 9 a.m. to finish it suggest that maaaybe there was more corn in the bag than damn green peas.     I learnt about the book from…

Review: City of Bones [The Mortal Instruments #1]
All , Fantasy , Romance / May 22, 2018

Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Fantasy/ Romance Publication date: 2007 Summary: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…       The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite series I’ve read…

Review: Claiming The Alpha [Wild Obsession #2]
All , Erotica , Romance / April 13, 2018

Title: Claiming the Alpha Author: Adriana Hunter Genre: Paranormal romance Publication date: 2013 Summary: Jax has fallen in love with Nikki, the complicated ex-stripper with a tragic past. But he hasn’t told her everything, and with the clock ticking he has only thirty days to convince her that he is everything she needs. Will Nikki accept Jax for who he really is, and leave everything behind in order to join his pack? There’s a sinister force at work, a killer on the loose, and the most unlikely couple falling in love despite everything that stands against them. Can they make it through the darkness ahead?      Claiming the Alpha by Adriana Hunter was the second part of the short series ‘Wild Obsessions’. When I say short I am being literal. Both parts are around 80 pages each and looking back at them now they should have been one book. There wasn’t enough action in each to make them look accomplished apart.     As my first attempt at romance/erotica I am rather happy with my choice. There were some good moments that help me gain new perspective as ti how to write romantic/sex scenes and as a writer I am really curious…

Review: Taming the Alpha [Wild Obsession #1]
All , Erotica , Romance / April 11, 2018

Title: Taming the Alpha Author: Adriana Hunter Genre: Paranormal romance Publication date: 2013 Summary: When you’re the Alpha Male there are certain things that are expected of you, and finding a suitable mate is at the top of the list. For Jax, a powerful and dangerous werewolf, that’s not so easy because the one woman he’s deeply attracted to is a girl that will never be accepted by the pack. A woman that he can’t seem to get out of his head. A first for him. Beautiful, curvy Nikki Avery hates her job at the local strip club, but she’s struggling just to get by. Her dream of ever finding a decent guy worth loving shattered as night after night she stands before a crowd of drunken men, their jeers and catcalls burning a hole in her heart. To make things worse, there’s a killer on the loose, stalking the dancers, waiting to attack. But when a handsome stranger appears at the club, his dangerous, feral presence commanding attention, the s.e.x.u.a.l charge between them is so strong that she can barely breathe, Nikki finds herself swept into a world she never dreamed existed. A world where nothing is as it…