Skip Trace by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke

This is the 3rd Chaos Station book! I haven’t reviewed the first two here, but I enjoyed them and obviously kept reading the series. The first book is a second-chance lovers romance, with scifi thriller stuff! There’s super soldiers, a government conspiracy, outer space shenanigans, aliens, secrets, and kissing. And the second book builds off various plot-related repercussions in the first book– thriller and romance both– while expanding on the relationship between the two leads, Read More …

Bellingham Mysteries by Nicole Kimberling

This is a mystery-romance series about a newspaper reporter and his artist boyfriend, and the constant shenanigans they get into while trying to solve crimes! The first book is very mystery-centric, which makes sense because the protag’s love interest is also technically a suspect. Sidenote: I super loved having a newspaper journalist as the detective, as it allows him to use his natural nosiness and writing capabilities to solve the mystery! Also, his love interest Read More …

Think of England by K.J. Charles

Easing back into reviewing with a book that has been on my TBR since June of last year! At first I wasn’t sure of Archie’s hero-ness, as he has some historically-accurate feelings about Jewish people, effeminate men, and “queers” that didn’t mesh well with the romantic element and furthermore made me very uncomfortable. It also isn’t that usual for a romantic lead to feel disgust for his romantic interest, either. But over the course of Read More …

3 books I’ve DNF’d lately

I’ve gotten REALLY GOOD at not finishing books that aren’t making me happy. My reading time is precious and I don’t want to waste with books I’m not excited to read. Here’s three books I’ve recently given up on1: ODY-C Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward | Goodreads What it’s about: Scifi retelling of The Odyssey, with a gender-flipped cast. Set in space! Why I DNF’d it: I love the idea of this Read More …

REVIEW: Clockwork Heart by Heidi Cullinan

Alt history, yay! Airships! Steampunk that’s more than just fashion! Austrian princesses who need their own books ASAP! This was pretty different from her other books, actually. Which is great, because authors should try new things. For instance: the sexytimes vocabulary was way different than her usual, possibly because she was going for a dated/historical feel? I liked this book, on the whole, though I’m not into exhibitionism/gang-bangs/etc. and the two leads here totally are Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 17

Hello, happy Sunday, hope you’re doing okay, what sort of Pokemon have you caught, etc. I’m in a teeny reading slump at the moment, but I’ve just loaded a bunch of Hollis Shiloh books onto my Kindle so I’m hoping they’ll help me get through the bleh. Meanwhile, here’s what I read this week: I reread Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan (first read back in March), mainly because I’ve been trying to indulge in Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 16

Howdy! That was some break, there. It worked out great for me, though, as I think I finally got some of my blogging mojo back. I’m gonna try this weekly round-up thing again and see if I can stick to it. Meanwhile, I have been (semi) active on Twitter and VERY active on Goodreads, so if y’all want to follow me on either of those channels in case this one ever goes dark again. Which Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 15

Here’s what I read from March 6th to March 12th! Super short reviews, because I haven’t blogged in almost a month. (School, work, life, you know. Stuff happens.) Shadows & Dreams by Alexis Hall is the second in the Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator urban fantasy mystery series and it is almost as good as the first one. I liked the mystery and the wacky paranormal stuff1, plus the humor! And I love love love Elise, Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 14

I am SO FAR BEHIND ON REVIEWS but this week is Spring Break for my grad school! So I have a little time to waste and I will waste it by writing very short reviews for books I read this month. Here’s what I read from February 28th to March 5th! Circuit Theory by Kirby Crow & Reya Stark is an unsual novella that’s nominally a scifi romance but reads more like Sims fanfiction. It Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 13

UGH, backlog! I really wish I’d done a better job of reviewing these things when I read them. Bah. Anyway, here’s what I read for the week of February 21-27! So it’s about this point that I abandoned my TBR and dove deep into the treasure trove that is the Brooklyn Public Library ebook collection. I started off the week with a contemporary romance: Second Hand by Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton . Don’t let Read More …