Review: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk

I read The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk as part of the Kobo Plus program. It’s nice to see traditionally published books also being included in the program, and I really wanted to read this one. Fantasy romance stories with regency elements are my jam! (Have I mentioned Stephanie Burgis lately? She writes more Read More

Review: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

I added Black Water Sister by Zen Cho immediately to my TBR once she announced it on her Twitter. The blurb blew me away and gave me all the feels. While I might not be the daughter of immigrant parents from Malaysia, I am the daughter of a man who escaped the blazing Indonesian weather. Read More

Review: Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

Fireheart Tiger is Aliette de Bodard’s latest novella. It’s another fantasy story with a Vietnamese inspired world, this time, pre-colonial. It’s short, bittersweet, and left me wanting more. Thanh has a complicated history and it’s coming back to haunt her in various ways. The fire and seduction complicate the political situation between her country and Read More

7 Circus-themed Books

I can’t explain why books featuring circuses draw me in. Is it the mystery? Is the magic? Is it plain escapism? Is it because of the endless possibilities? I don’t know, but I do know the books listed below are ready to show you all sides of circus life. The good, the bad, and the Read More

Review: Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

I’ll be honest, I read Wicked As You Wish last summer, nearly a year ago. But I couldn’t not write a review, right? I think Rin Chupeco needs more recognition, and this is the first book I’m reviewing of her, The Bone Witch patiently waiting for when I have a little more time. Still, without Read More

#Indieapril Author Spotlight: Anthea Sharp

Anthea Sharp Growing up on fairy tales and computer games, Anthea Sharp has melded the two in her award-winning, bestselling Feyland series, which has sold over 150k copies worldwide. In addition to the fae fantasy/cyberpunk mashup of Feyland, she also writes Victorian Spacepunk, and fantasy romance. Her books have won awards and topped bestseller lists, Read More

#Indieapril Author Spotlight: Jesse Nolan Bailey

Jesse Nolan Bailey I’ve always wanted to be an author. Growing up, I spent much of my free time devouring fantasy and sci-fi stories, and dreamed of one day joining my favorite authors up on the bookshelves. In 2020, that dream became a reality. I published my debut novel, The Jealousy of Jalice, the first Read More

Review: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Thank you to Netgalley and Jo Fletcher for an ARC of The Beautiful Ones. Below is my honest opinion. Last year, I read Gods of Jade and Shadow and Mexican Gothic back to back and fell in love with Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s writing. The Beautiful Ones is a continuation of that love. Still very different from Read More

#Indieapril Author Spotlight: Marina Ermakova

Marina Ermakova I’m the author of the urban fantasy/post-apocalyptic novel Terrestrial Magic and the YA epic fantasy novel Chains Carried on Wings. Aside from being a huge fantasy geek and a writer, I have a PhD in genetics, as well as bachelors degrees in molecular biology and history–yeah, I know, they go together so well. Read More