According to the acknowledgement at the end of the book, when Andrew J. Peters started writing the books between these covers, the author had decided to “queer” the vampire and werewolf craze in the “delightfully narcissistic tradition of” those who had come before. Shortly after starting, however, he seemed unsatisfied with the neon pink paintbrush he’d been slapping across the canvass. He began researching the deeper history of feline mysticism and Native American two-spiritism in an effort to create a richer and more unique universe for his shifters to frolic and slash each other in.
Kate Ashley 1
YOU, ME AND US was never a love story from the start – and it never claimed to be. There was never a happy ending with the two together. And this realness, along with Jimmy’s wittiness and the modern reference sprinkled all over the novel, is what makes this novel so enjoyable to read. Anyone who enjoys 500 Days of Summer or any other non-love story between a boy and a girl will want to give this book a try.
Lynne Hinkey 1
Readers who enjoy a well-crafted story with fantasy and supernatural elements with lots of intrigue and humor will enjoy the story in Waking Chaos. But, beware: the terribly cheesy sex scenes will either make you throw up in your mouth a little bit or laugh out loud. Five stars for the well-written intrigue, action, and plot but -1 for the cheesy sex scenes that strip any hint of romance or eroticism from the story for a total of 4 stars.
Amanda McSweeney 1
Ghosts Among Men introduces the reader to Samantha Davidson, your typical smart-mouthed, hard-boiled private investigator. Except Samantha has one major difference. She can speak to the dead. With her handsome assistant, Mark, Samantha spends her time solving murders by collaborating with the victims. When the daughter of a wealthy local family dies violently, her father hires Samantha to find out what happened. Meanwhile, the victim herself is seeking Samantha’s help. However, she has no memory of what happened to her. With very few clues to start from, Samantha and Mark must figure out who they can trust as they descend into the victim’s glitzy world.
Chantelle Atkins 1
Hidden In The Dark is a hard-hitting story that provides an uncomfortable, though gripping read. The story of Genny, her abusive husband Randall, and their three daughters, Lilly, Randi and Raine, is told in the third person, moving between the characters viewpoints and dipping backwards and forwards between the past and the present day. The simple writing style moves the story forward at speed, and I cannot fault the plotting or pace, but I did find it hard to connect to the characters. A genuine page-turner however.
Kate Ashley 1
For those who love reading stories with a love triangle like Twilight and the Trylle Trilogy, you’ll find much of that, sufficient enough fantasy element, and action-packed scenes in this book.
Nada Qamber 1
Rhapsody was expected to be a romance novel turned out to be much more filled with music, hope, romance, and a hidden darkness that could leave you in anticipation of what could happen next. Those who enjoy romance with a touch of thriller, this book could be an excellent read for you. Otherwise, should be avoided by those who enjoy light-hearted romance novels.
Steve Wetherell 1
Light Dawning doesn’t shy away from the grotesque, but I assure you there’s no gore porn fainting-couch shockers here. Ty Arthur uses blunt and graphic imagery in service of crafting his harsh world and immersing you in it. Light Dawning is no horror wannabe, it’s solid fantasy, just painted with a more serious and sombre pallet than many are used to.
Lynne Hinkey 1
Westmore and More is a cautionary tale about artificial intelligence and the dangers inherent in our willingness to give up control over our lives in exchange for new gadgets and carefully curated, airbrushed social media images. Author Jud Winding gives us an entertaining and ambitious story with some sadly accurate truths about human nature.
Kate Ashley 1
Although the first half was slow, it all makes up for the heart-wrenching second half of the novel. This is a great read for those looking for a light read packed with enough emotions.