I thoroughly enjoyed Hounded and quickly went out and bought the next few in the series. Atticus, the last of the Druids, lives in an occult bookshop in Arizona, because if you can brew up immortality, you might as well spend your life somewhere sunny. He might look like your average tattooed Irishman with a talking dog named Oberon but he has hidden depths. He can shape shift, gets power from the earth and can wield a magical sword called Fragarach. An angry god, Aenghus Óg who has been hunting Atticus for centuries has finally tracked him down and […]
A Night to Surrender is a historical romance that unfortunately fails to capitalise on its potential. Dare has given us a village that houses spinsters – rich, poor, shy and too bold – but no real men until Victor Bramwell rides in. He is summarily made the Earl of Rycliff and charged with recruiting and training up a militia on the chance that Napoleon decides to invade Britain. He immediately steals a kiss from the freckled faced, red haired Susanna and sets about disrupting the women’s liberation movement she has begun. In Spindle Cove, women fight against patriarchy one day […]
There are quite a few books coming out this month from authors I adore and the final of the Sookie Stackhouse series Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. This series has steadily got worse and I’m afraid it is going to go out with a whimper rather than a bang. You know how people slow down when they drive by a traffic accident and aren’t really sure whether to commit to find out what happened or have a really quick glimpse before their eyes are back on the road? I’m not sure whether I can bring myself to read it and have my worst fears confirmed […]
Own the Wind tells the story of Tabby, daughter of the Chaos motorcycle Club Leader Tack, and Chaos member “Shy”. At the end of Motorcycle Man (Tack’s story) we learn that the teenage Tabby has a crush on the womanising Shy. Own the Wind tracks the very long road to HEA for these two. Shy’s tough love approach acts as a wakeup call for Tabby who stops her wild partying, enrols in nursing school and falls madly in love. Tragedy strikes and Shy is there to help put the pieces back together. A stack of miscommunication and interference from […]
Sealed with a Curse is a fun addition to the paranormal romance genre. On face value this book may seem full of this genre’s most annoying tropes – love triangle involving a werewolf and a vampire? Check. A powerful heroine who is one of a kind? Check. Insta-love? Check. However this book is far more than the sum of its parts.
Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe are two great literary geniuses that have less than desirable habits that could well kill them should they jump off the page and into real life like Jasper Fforde’s characters. Holmes is of course the brainchild of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while Wolfe was spawned by Rex Stout.