• Historical Romance Book Reviews

    The Female Correspondent

    Finally! A real regency romance! I’ve been wary of the regency and historical romance genres as of late due to many of the stories just feeling so out of place for their respective time periods. I had no such issues with this book and it was actually pretty refreshing. “The words seemed to rearrange themselves on the paper, until the familiar hand became the strong, sweet voice of Miss Debord, chronicling, not the leisurely life of a gentleman of means, as he had supposed, but the lonely and isolated life of a woman who had striven to enrich her own life and that of others by her tireless work, without…

  • Paranormal Romance Book Reviews

    I Wish I Weren’t a Djinni

    I Wish I Weren’t a Djinni is your run of the mill genie story. A young man finds a lamp, he gets three wishes, and the djinni wishes to be free. It’s a pretty standard genie story that is very predictable but still manages to be sweet. There is a little humor as the genie tries to figure out 21st century life. After a while, though, it got a little tiring. “What happens to you once I make my third wish?” As a positive, for a young adult story with mild hints of romance, there was no instalove and I found that to be refreshing. The connection between James and…

  • Paranormal Romance Book Reviews

    Becoming Violet

    Kacey Jones is your average young adult working and going to college while saving to go onto university with her friends. She has these recurring nightmares that haunt her and one morning after waking up she realizes she’s not so average after all. When I went into this book I actually had no idea exactly what to expect because the original synopsis was extremely vague and didn’t give much hint as to what the story was about. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a vampire novel, the more monstrous kind too. The pacing at the start of the novel was pretty good, it set the stage…

  • YA Short Story Collection Reviews

    In the Dark Corner, I Stood Alone

    I was pretty excited to read this collection after reading the synopsis and all the praise for this book on Goodreads, I’m always on the lookout for indie gems and absolutely love short stories. While this book was certainly a quick read, I don’t feel like I particularly liked any of the stories included, and that’s pretty rare as I’m usually able to find something I like in an anthology. The primary issue that I had with this book is the way that strength of character for the female characters is portrayed. The book celebrates what to me came off as extreme selfishness and being ‘wronged’ in some way is…

  • Erotica Book Reviews

    The Escort Next Door

    This book is in dire need of a copy editor. Aside from the occasional grammar issues and typos littered throughout the book, you know that the book is still in the rough draft stage when, right in the middle of the action, the main character refers to her companion by a different name. Also I’m sorry, but I can’t get behind the main character’s revelation about escorts and the men that purchase their services. To suggest that men who purchase women for their bodies have more respect for women than casual hook ups at bars is a bit of a stretch. This logic is flawed for a lot of reasons.…

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