Review: Witchling [Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #1] 2/5 (1)
All , Fantasy , Paranormal , Romance / May 20, 2019

Review: Lately, I’ve noticed I pick the most random things to read. Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn was one of those choices. And I’m afraid that the review to follow will not be very flattering.

The beginning is promising — we have the human world on one side and the Otherworld, a place of magic and magical beings, on the other. In the very center are three sisters – Camille, Delilah and Menolly – who are half-human, half-faerie. They have recently moved to the human world as secret agents that are there to investigate any crime faerie-related and report back to their faerie equivalent of government. Also, humans know about faerie and other magical creatures. So far we have the premise of a good story that can be taken so many places. I was so hopeful since I was sick and tired of the same old plot about vampires or werewolves that hide among humans.

Review: A Discovery of Witches [All Souls #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Fantasy , Romance / November 14, 2018

Review: 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 the TV show with the same name. Now that I’ve read the book I’m astounded at how closely the TV Show is following the book plot – more than any other book screening I’ve ever seen. I really liked the show – well, most of it – so I decided to check out the book since we all know books are always better. And that’s where the bag of peas and corn appeared.

Review: City of Bones [The Mortal Instruments #1] 5/5 (1)
All , Fantasy , Romance / May 22, 2018

Review: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite series I’ve read in the past few years. It is a teenage drama mixed with a lot of magic, action, witty remarks and unrealistically attractive teenagers 😀 I can see why it appealed to me then and I kind of still think it’s awesome. A bit childish at times, but the story is interesting and the characters are exciting.

City of Bones, the first book of the series, follows Clarissa Fray, a normal teenage girl who finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time – or maybe the right place at the right time? She becomes a witness to an unusual murder performed by a few weird people covered in weird tattoos.

Review: Claiming The Alpha [Wild Obsession #2] 2/5 (1)
All , Erotica , Romance / April 13, 2018

Review: 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 about that. The book was in both Nikki and Jax’ point of view which was an excellent choice since if Adriana Hunter had stuck to one it wouldn’t have worked out.

Review: Taming the Alpha [Wild Obsession #1] 3/5 (1)
All , Erotica , Romance / April 11, 2018

Review: For those who know me you know I am not a big fan of straight up romances or sappy love stories. Don’t get me wrong, I think the romantic angle is essential to almost any story and some erotic scenes are pleasure to read (pun intended 😀 ) but I will never intentionally go for a story that has only that and nothing else.

In one of my blog posts I mentioned that the best way to learn what works for you, how to write something that is not your strength or simply to figure out what you want to write, is to read everything. Good, bad, favorite genres, genres you don’t like – everything. I am sticking to that notion and I carefully sliding into an uncharted territory – romance/erotica novels.