‘Pure Chocolate’ Review: Drama, Danger & Pure Epicness

Pure Chocolate brings us back to the brilliance of Amber Royer’s Chocoverse, filled with all of the enticing drama, danger, and epicness of a space opera. We’re immediately thrown into the action and it never slows down. Our favorite holo-star finds herself caught up in any number of telenovela-style dramatics, including, but not limited to,…

Timo the Adventurer: A Quest for Knowledge

Book one of Timo the Adventurer features a story of bravery and friendship, told through a modern, exaggerative art style. It’s a great story for kids, with beautiful artwork and a quick narrative flow.  The joy of the book lies in Timo’s quest for knowledge and his willingness to brave the world in order to…

Review: Murder, Mayhem & Mystery in ‘The Revenant Express’

The Revenant Express brims with adventure and danger, creating an exciting race to get to the bottom of multiple mysteries. There’s never a loss for action as the reader is sent down two pathways that converge at the end. With so much to do, I was entranced by the story, flying between narratives and getting to…

The Outlaw & the Upstart King: Danger & Daring in the North

The Outlaw & the Upstart King reunites readers with Elizabeth Barnaby and the world of the Gas-Lit Empire. Gone are the trappings of England and a sea-bound nation of women, replaced by the wilds of Newfoundland and a society more reminiscent of King Arthur than modern day. Duncan is a grade-A storyteller, taking us deeper into…

Previewing ‘The Ruin of Kings’

The Ruin of Kings is a fantastic novel — my one regret is that I was only able to devour the preview instead of the full book. It’s a fantasy tale set in a world that seems similar to Middle Earth. The progression of the novel is compelling, gradually revealing tidbits of details through two…

Previewing ‘The Monster Baru Cormorant’

I previewed The Monster Baru Cormorant by reading the first four chapters. I realize I’m about five months late previewing a book published in October, but here were are. It’s a powerful book, but it’s not for a newbie who doesn’t know anything about the main character or the backstory. I missed out entirely by…

There Before the Chaos: Political Sci-Fi At Its Best

There Before the Chaos epitomizes the space opera genre, weaving a complex universe with a powerful protagonist and a story that utilizes political intrigue, space travel, and a strong history. The novel is an extension of an existing universe, but it stands mightily on its own. Wagers is an expert at dialogue and discourse, taking you…

Apocalypse Nyx: A Powerful, Conflicted Heroine

Apocalypse Nyx takes us into the world of Hurley’s Bel Dame Apocrypha series, giving us glimpses of the hardened, masterful character across five equally impressive novellas. Though I haven’t read the original trilogy, I feel like this is a great introduction to Nyx. Each story is filled with fight scenes, puzzles, and the dynamics of a…