Genre: Adult

Review: Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) – Kim Harrison

Review: Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) – Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction is yet another wild ride for Rachel and her friends, and it sure is for the readers as well! It’s impossible not to feel for Rachel in this installment, because so many things happen to her, and she just can’t catch a break. And there are some tough things she needs to come to term with. Both when it comes to herself and the society of witches known as the coven. My review of Black Magic Sanction is pretty much spoiler free, but there are spoilers from prior books, it’s impossible to review the 8th book in a series without talking about some of the things that have happened before, especially in a series that has some […]

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Review: Wrong Ways Down (Downside Ghosts #1.5) – Stacia Kane

Review: Wrong Ways Down (Downside Ghosts #1.5) – Stacia Kane

Wrong Ways Down is a novella in the Downside Ghosts series, and it’s all in Terrible’s point of view, third person present tense. It is really great to get some more insight into Terrible’s psyche to see the way he sees himself and the world around him. And if you’re a fan of Stacia Kane’s dark and gritty series, with imperfect main characters, drugs, violence and mystery, Wrong Ways Down is a must-read! To see what Terrible think about Chess, how he sees her as so smart and beautiful, but too far above himself is really heart-warming, and a little heart-wrenching as well. Terrible is a thug, an enforcer, and he’s not afraid to use his fist and size to […]

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Review: White Witch Black Curse (The Hollows #7) – Kim Harrison

Review: White Witch Black Curse (The Hollows #7) – Kim Harrison

White Witch Black Curse – the title really does say it all! Rachel is doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons, and I love how she is justifying her actions to herself. I also think that the more she does things she thought she’d never do, the stronger her moral compass gets, and that’s part of the awesomeness that is The Hollows! There also is a new supernatural creature in White Witch Black Curse, and the way she is weaved into the story and the plot of this installment is really good! On top of that, she fits into the overall plot as well, and I realized this because of something that happened in Dead Witch Walking. […]

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Review: Angel’s Dance (Guild Hunter #0.1) – Nalini Singh

Review: Angel’s Dance (Guild Hunter #0.1) – Nalini Singh

Angel’s Dance is a short but very hot prequel in the Guild Hunter series. Galen is a warrior angel who is applying for a position as weapons master with Raphael, and to show his worth he first has to help out in the refuge. As soon as he arrives, he notices Jessamy, the smallish angel with a bended and twisted wing – the angel who can’t fly. As Jessamy and Galen get to know each other, they both realize that the other is just as lonely as they are themselves. Angel’s Dance is a beautifully written romance between two broken angels, who are weighing the pros and the cons to see if it might be worth it to trust someone […]

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Review: The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6) – Kim Harrison

Review: The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6) – Kim Harrison

The Outlaw Demon Wails completely blew my socks off! So many incredible twists and turns, so many new secrets unveiled, so much new information about Rachel and her family. I am almost reeling after finishing this read. My review of The Outlaw Demon Wails is spoiler-free, but since it is about the sixth book in the series, there will  be spoilers from the prior books, so if you haven’t read the five first books, please proceed reading knowing that! I love how much Rachel grew in The Outlaw Demon Wails, finally, she is starting to think a little before she acts – even if that is still a little difficult for her. Dealing with the aftermath of Kist’s death is […]

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Review: For a Few Demons More (The Hollows #5) – Kim Harrison

Review: For a Few Demons More (The Hollows #5) – Kim Harrison

For a Few Demons More starts with Rachel waking up – but not really waking up! She can feel that someone else is inside her head, and she has no idea what to do to get rid of the other person – who has nothing to do in there anyway.  As Rachel manages to force that someone out of her head, Ceri arrives to help her, but is terrified when she sees who is there. This frantic mood continues through most of For a Few Demons More, and little plot-points from prior books are resolved, while seeds for new plots are expertly planted – almost out of sight from the reader. Rachel has finally decided to introduce Trent to Ceri, […]

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Review: A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows #4) – Kim Harrison

Review: A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows #4) – Kim Harrison

A Fistful of Charms is filled with action, just as the prior books in the Hollows series are. Most of the action happens away from Cincy, though, and it was nice to have a change of scenery. When Jenks shows up in panic, because Jax is missing after leaving with Nick, Rachel puts things in motion to save both of them – even if Nick never called her back or truly broke up with her. There are even more sub-plots in A Fistful of Charms than before! Rachel is challenged as David’s alpha, she uses more magic to transform people, but this time she does it without her earth-charms to make things happen faster – and thus, she has to […]

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Review: Every Which Way but Dead (The Hollows #3) – Kim Harrison

Review: Every Which Way but Dead (The Hollows #3) – Kim Harrison

Every Which Way but Dead is an apt title for this book, because Rachel will do almost anything in order to make sure she’ll be alive when all is said and done. She has some very big players to go up against now, though, and she especially has to be very cunning in her dealings with her favorite demon, Al. My review of Every Which Way but Dead is spoiler free, but there might be spoilers from the first two books in it. Especially because the plot is moving forward pretty quickly, and I want to make sure I touch on all the things that were important to me while reading. So if you’re even later than me to The […]

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Review: To Sin with a Viking (Forbidden Vikings #1) – Michelle Willingham

Review: To Sin with a Viking (Forbidden Vikings #1) – Michelle Willingham

*I received a free ARC of To Sin with a Viking from Harelquin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Caragh is devastated when she figures out there is really no more food left in the whole village, and when the Norse vikings approach in their boat, she is almost ready to give up completely. That is, until her younger brother comes up with a foolish plan, and she will do anything to save him! Even take the Norse leader capture after hitting him on the head. As she brings him back to her family’s house, and binds him with chains he cannot escape, the village becomes quiet.  When Styr regains consciousness, he is more surprised than angry, he […]

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Review: The Good, the Bad and the Undead (The Hollows #2) – Kim Harrison

Review: The Good, the Bad and the Undead (The Hollows #2) – Kim Harrison

The Good the Bad and the Undead starts in the middle of a run that doesn’t go exactly as planned, and it kind of sets the mood for the whole story. Rachel isn’t exactly a planner anyway, but the things she tries to plan do not happen accordingly. She meets Piscary for the the first time, and is amazed that this is the infamous vampire who rules Cincy along with Kalamack and some other shady men of the underground. While having dinner there, Glenn realizes he has an acquired taste for tomatoes, and the ensuing smuggling of ketchup and other things made of the fruit is hilarious. As several ley-line witches go missing or are killed, Rachel is certain Trent […]

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