Be aware before you start reading that a number of the authors claim that the book was published too early and that a: the story included was not the one promised; or b:it is not finished. the do offer the opportunity to sign up for ending or correct story.
- Chains of Iron and Silver
by Margo Bond Collins and Erin Hayes
2 of my favourite fantasy authors creat a story where 2 monster hunters, cursed by a demon (family history), meet up to rescue a Fairy Rince captured by werewolves. ow was he? and the werewolf hunter has a pet werewolf? really? clearly a story yet to be told. So there is lots of killing of werewolves by our hunters. fun anf feisty heroins. 4 stars.
see Mistletoe and Mischief and Sin and Silver for more about these 2 hellions. I’m going to read them…
2. On a Red Horse
The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse – shock horror – are female! and living as humans…
- and they are intimate with the Norse gods and the Greek gods and…
– and guess what? they run a coffee shop Duh?
An interesting take on the topic and fun read.
3. Wolves and Daggers by Melanie Karsak
A steampunk novel. I rather like this concept where it is set in the Victorian era, but not, with all the usual paranormal characters/creatures – and a Secret Police wearing Red Capes (not so secret then..). there are several wolf packs living in London but they are not very civilised – only one pack has anyone who can read and write. And the female pack runs a brothel.
So the questions behind this story is why are the packs working together? and what are they doing with all the different scientists they keep kidnapping?
4. No-Body’s Here: Bec Mc Master
5. Demon’s are a Girl’s Best Friend: Heather Marie Adkins
Rather a fun idea – you accidentally are a demon and accidentally have a child and then hide by pretending to human with an obsession with cross-stitch? And don’t tell your daughter what is coming for her? The small fact that her dad was a King in the demon world and that she might have to take his place if he dies?
Oops if you are her daughter. Another nicely written story and I love the cross-stitching mother.
6. Xin: Jade Kerrion
7. Secrets of the King: Gina Watson
8. Frigid: Rene Folsom
9. Dark Crown: Melle Amande
10. Underground Magic: D.D.Meirs
Well this was different, our heroine fights dirty in cages – lots of martial arts here and nasty – very nasty creatures to be fought.
11. Elements: Michelle Hercules
I didn’t like this one quite as much as most of the others. Lots of gods and goddesses and Gaia involved.
12. The Guardians: Elise Marion
Another girl who is half-demon and destined to fight and save the world.
A familiar tale but nicely written and set in New Orleans one of the favourite places for these dark and steamy novels..
13. A Touch of Death: Carly Fall
14. Marked in Shadow’s Keep
15. Jace’s Destiny: Ashley C. Harris
16. Dead Certain: Kim Cleary
17. City Stalker: Maria Monroe
18. Djinn Rising: Christine Walker
19. Fairy wings: Louisa Klein
And London is not what you thought when there is a wizard in charge of hunting down artefacts for the British museum and statues come to life after closing time.
A new author for me, writing a prequel to a series I’ve not encountered. But a nice, somewhat clipped way of writing and a heroine unsure of her powers – but not in this story at least, destined as the world’s saviour for a change.
Love the Mary Poppins bag – just what I want when I travel, o hold luggage and as many pairs of shoes as I want, and all in a bag that weighs next to nothing.
20. Trick of Shadows: Alex Owens
21. Takin’ it Back: Ash krafton
22. Ink: SJ Davis