Sorceress Super Hero
Sorceress Super Hero #1
fantasy, magic, urban fantasy, super hero
(16 July 2018)
The mess all started when I punched a 400-year-old fairy reality TV star in the throat.
Things got really weird from there.
Before I could blink, I was fighting wererats, getting kidnapped by superheroes, stealing a cape inhabited by the ghost of a magical genius, and trying to save the world alongside a 2,000-year-old immortal who wields a piece of Noah's Ark. All while struggling to not get evicted or fired from my job.
That was just Monday. Tuesday is shaping up to be busier.
My name is Sage Hawthorne: butt-kicking sorceress, professional bodyguard, amateur superhero, and occasional screwup.
For the world's sake, let's hope this isn't one of those times I screw up.
Monster Madness 2019 and previous
I rather enjoyed book 1 of this short new series. The snarly and snarky bad tempered sorceress with no impulse control I felt is a character that that has a lot of promise for future books. I also like Puck, her cloak, which is imbued with the mind of a very brilliant young sorcerer who manages to train and restrain her somewhat.
Burn Baby Burn
Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) #
contemporary, fantasy, urban fantasy, humour
Pen & Page Publishing
(14 May 2019)
Bailey Ember Gardener Quinn should’ve read the manual on caring for an incubus before marrying hers. The marriage license hadn’t mentioned anything about their sexy, insatiable ways. If she doesn’t get a single night of undisturbed rest soon, she’ll snap—or go on a napalm bender.
Either would work.
Recruiting Tiffany “Perkette” Perkins to be her partner-in-crime isn’t the best idea, but nothing says fun quite like a road trip, and Perkette the Misdemeanor Collecting Queen could teach the devil a thing or two about having a good time.
Add in a string of rabies cases, more puppies than she can count (or readily adopt,) a job promotion, and her very own incubus in disguise on the hunt for her, and Bailey’s in for one hell of a ride.
Warning: this novel contains excessive humor, a unicorn on a napalm bender, Quinn on the hunt, and more shenanigans than you can shake a stick at. Proceed with caution.
I just love this series and fall about laughing – out loud!
You just never know who will turn up, what they will say or even do! What do you say to Anubis when he gives you a dog – or is it a dog? And then offers to babysit? And then there are the Gorgon grandparents, and yet more grandparents because there may be a succubus too or and angel – and remember these angels don’t have heads, but still talk and see things and babysit the kids..
So once upon a time there was a flood – and Noah built an arc and took animals into it, but he forgot some, such as cindercorns, and they managed to survive the flood and mated with ordinary unicorns, and at which time you have lost the story.
In case you haven’t come across this series, I’ll just explain the difference between a cindercorn and a unicorn. Basically cindercorns like fire. They like to eat napalm and use it as fuel. They can then run very fast indeed. And some can use sunlight to fly..
If not, then read the book and have fun in this very fantastical world that RJ Blain has built.
Playing with Fire
A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count) #1
urban fantasy, comedy, romance,
Pen & Page Publishing
(30 Jan. 2017)
What do you get when you mix gorgons, an incubus, and the Calamity Queen? Trouble, and lots of it.
For Bailey, catering to the magical is a tough gig on a good day, but she has few other options. She can either keep spiking drinks with pixie dust to keep the locals happy, or spend the rest of her life cleaning up some of the world’s nastiest magical substances.
Years after helping Police Chief Samuel Quinn escape an unhappy marriage, Bailey is once again entangled in his personal affairs. To make matters worse, Quinn’s ex-wife is angling for revenge, tossing Bailey into the deep end along with her sexiest enemy.
Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.
A 5 star read.
There are just so many mythological creatures turning up in
this novel – and each and every one of them has attitudes.
Especially when they encounter our heroine – a vanilla human
– or is she? Who is a kick-ass snarky virgin. And it is this latter descriptor
that brings her to the attention of the gorgon community.
We learn a great deal about the gorgon society in this novel
and their mating habits, and also just who finds a use for succubus and incubus
in their love life – and what happens when you get a incubus drunk in a bar.
And then there is also the Quinn family – I found the court
room scene hilarious – don’t stop reading before you get there!
Lots of fun and hilarity in a nicely crafted mystery story,
well written with an easy style – and no grammar or proofing mistakes obvious.
Some Americanism in the verbs but I can accept that.
No Kitten Around:
A Magical Romantic Comedy (with a body count)
Fiction contemporary, urban, humour, romance
Pen & Page Publishing
October 30, 2018
Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution. The last thing Reed Matthews needs in his life is a kitten, but when an orphaned tabby suckers him into becoming her caretaker, he's in for the ride of his life. Add in an angel determined to meddle in his affairs, a devil with an agenda, and a bucketful of bad omens, and he'll count himself fortunate if he survives the clash between heaven, hell, and his ex. In this anything goes romp, there's no kitten around: if Reed wants to survive and regain control of his life, his only hope lies in the hands of an elf and his ex, a woman he's sworn to never see again.
How do cats sucker us? Well, they have these cute eyes? and soft silky fur and they purr. And then we do anything for them… well
And then we need some swords, an elf – yes think very fast and deadly with a blade – angels without heads (how creepy is that?) and demons and…
You get the idea. Lots of different species and fighting and funny bits. RJ Blain likes cats – in fcat she writes a newsletter from her cats – the sneaky kitty critics regularly and they tell us readers just what is going on – with a side order of snark.
Summoned to the Thirteenth Grave
Charley Davidson #13
(15 Jan. 2019)
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the final installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series!
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. She's been kicked off the earthly plane for eternity -which is exactly the amount of time it takes to make a person stark, raving mad. But someone's looking out for her, and she's allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Apparently it is. Bummer.
She's missed her daughter. She's missed Reyes. She's missed Cookie and Garrett and Uncle Bob. But now that she's back on earth, it's time to put to rest burning questions that need answers. What happened to her mother? How did she really die? Who killed her? And are cupcakes or coffee the best medicine for a broken heart? It all comes to a head in an epic showdown between good and evil in this final smart and hilarious novel.
Turns out this is book 13! And I haven’t read the previous ones – but Darynda Jones scatters enough details in the storyline to enable me not to have read the previous 12.. just as well as 12 would have been rather too many.
In many ways I wish had found this series before the finale (although the author cleverly permits there to be enough hints that a new series will be able to link into this one in due course). I enjoyed reading this even if I was a trifle confused at times – well I would be if I was picking up the storylines of 12 previous books and integrating them into this one! But I managed enough to work out what was happening, and who most of the characters were, and what their relationships were, and what their ‘powers’ were to make sense of this book.
So, I wouldn’t really recommend reading this book my way – coming in at the very end of the series, but if you have been following the story, then the finale is satisfying. And only 13 people died. Which for an apocalyptic storyline was excellent lack of bloodshed!
Oh, and I loved the T-Shirt lines about coffee – I’m a coffee addict myself – but please – just try and drink it black (no sugar) – then you’ll actually taste the coffee.. and understand that it can be just like wine in its bouquet, after flavours, etc ec.