Mini Fantasy Reviews | Children of D’Hara books 2 & 3 by Terry Goodkind and other not-to-be-missed fantasy novels

The Children of D’Hara by Terry Goodkind Book 2, Hateful Things Only magic protects D'Hara from the Golden Goddess and her kind, the magic of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, the magic that the Mother Confessor carries within her womb. To take this world, the Goddess must ensure Richard and Kahlan's children are never born.… Continue reading Mini Fantasy Reviews | Children of D’Hara books 2 & 3 by Terry Goodkind and other not-to-be-missed fantasy novels

Reviews to Look Forward to in October

October 1, 2019 Just a few years ago, Corie Geller was busting terrorists as an agent for the FBI. But at thirty-five, she traded in her badge for the stability of marriage and motherhood. Now Corie is married to the brilliant and remarkably handsome Judge Josh Geller and is the adoptive mother of his lovely… Continue reading Reviews to Look Forward to in October

Fantasy Mystery Book Review | The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen

In stores Thursday! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ | The Immortal City is a mythical elevator ride to an enchanted world full of magic and mystery. An original mix of fantasy, mystery, and even romance, the story will have you happily staying up late to find out what happens next. In this first novel (of a promised series), we… Continue reading Fantasy Mystery Book Review | The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen

Fantasy Book Review | Seeker by Kim Chance

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ | Seeker by Kim Chance is an enjoyable conclusion to a YA fantasy duology. In the first novel, Keeper, Lainey Styles discovers she is a witch, and her world turns upside down. The story introduces the main characters and explains the reason for the supernatural battle that is to come. In this book, Seeker,… Continue reading Fantasy Book Review | Seeker by Kim Chance

The Power of Music in Fantasy and Mystery

Fantasy Book Review | The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier In bookstores today! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ | Never has a fantasy story touched me so profoundly that I was brought to tears not once but twice. The Harp of Kings is a moving tale of love lost, the power of family, and the qualities of a… Continue reading The Power of Music in Fantasy and Mystery

Book Reviews Coming in September…

On bookshelves September 3rd After her mother's unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts a consultant job in Norway, her ancestors' homeland. She's thrilled with the opportunity to explore Hardanger fiddle and dance traditions . . . and her own heritage. Eighteen-year-old Liobhan… Continue reading Book Reviews Coming in September…

YA Fantasy Book Review | The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

Ink yard Press ▪️ June 25, 2019 ▪️ 544 pgs Dear Reader, From the first sentence of Chapter 1, I was hooked and could not put the book down. The Evil Queen is a masterful, contemporary retelling of The Snow White fairytale (Grimm and Disney) and has appeal to its intended young adult audience as… Continue reading YA Fantasy Book Review | The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

Fantasy Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

  Dear Reader, I reviewed Cho's very first novel a few weeks ago - Sorcerer to the Crown and I was very impressed by it.  This second book in the series lacks some of the qualities that I loved about the first book but is well worth reading. What I Like About The BookCho is a… Continue reading Fantasy Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Dear reader, Terry Goodkind’s latest work of fiction, the first of five novellas to be published every three months , is like reconnecting with old friends. I didn’t realize how much I had missed Richard and Kahlan - the perfect magical couple in a world full of mostly magical troubles - but I found catching… Continue reading Book Review| The Scribbly Man by Terry Goodkind

Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

  Dear Reader, Lake Silence would not be my choice of fictional vacation spots, but Anne Bishop creates a world so full of detail that it is easy to determine if it would be your choice to rest, relax, and explore. If you haven't read Anne Bishop's last 5-book series, You The Others, (which I… Continue reading Book Review | Is Lake Silence the Vacation Spot of your Dreams?

Book Review | A Classic Fantasy Series by a New, Up-and-coming Author

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Dear reader, I’ve discovered a talented new author for my bookshelves! Zen Cho’s first novel, Sorcerer to the Crown is a magical trip back in time to a Victorian England that is full of magic and mystery. On the novel's darker side, Cho explorers racism and sexism in… Continue reading Book Review | A Classic Fantasy Series by a New, Up-and-coming Author

Article | The Mystique of the Romani

Gypsy fascination demystified Dear reader, I debated whether this should be a book review or an article. I will leave that up to you. BackgroundEver since I can remember, I have been intrigued by gypsies. I don't know if it started with my Grandfather's tales of Gypsy Rose Lee (not truly Romani) who visited his… Continue reading Article | The Mystique of the Romani