Scorched Fury by T.G. Ayer

Scorched Fury (SkinWalker #5)Scorched Fury by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

Things are literally heating up in the DarkWorld as Kai finds herself pulled in several directions at once. Not only is Logan still sick, but there is his sister to find, intrigue in the Fae courts, Lily trying to cope with Anjelo’s death and a mysterious assailant for Kai to handle.

With all that going on the story moves along quite quickly, but not at the expense of the emotional impact. Kai goes through a number of highs and lows and I felt them all right along with her.

The series continues to be a great read.

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Fury and Virtue by T.G. Ayer

Fury & Virtue: The Hand of Kali #4 (The Hand of Kali Series Book 4)Fury & Virtue: The Hand of Kali #4 by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

Maya’s back in action as her dreams begin to invade her reality and the KALIMA organization seems to be turning against her family.

The story was good and moved quickly. Maya and Nik’s romance is as sweet as ever and getting more serious – Nik took Maya to meet his mom! There were some really nice scenes of Maya and her father working together and Joss was fun as always.

All in all a good installment that keeps the series fresh and me wanting more.

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Demon Soul by T.G. Ayer

Demon Soul: A SoulTracker Novel #4: A DarkWorld Series (DarkWorld: SoulTracker)Demon Soul: A SoulTracker Novel #4: A DarkWorld Series by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

Mel’s poltergeist is getting the better of her and she can’t wait for Saleem or Drake to get back from dealing with their family issues to get rid of it. Working with her hacker, Steph, and Natasha, her witch friend, she heads out to New Orleans to find the witch-doctor who burdened her with the curse and find a way to end it.

Because Mel can travel through the planes of reality the story jumps around a lot in terms of location – and different planes have their own rules of reality, so there were a few places where I found myself having to go back and re-read a bit because it got a touch confusing. That said, the story held my interest and I’m eager to find out what happens next.

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Book Review: The Kingdom by J.R. Mabry

The Kingdom (Berkeley Blackfriars #1)The Kingdom by J.R. Mabry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

J.R. Mabry has done a great job creating one of the most interesting collection of characters I’ve come across. The main characters are a group of Friars, who are part of the Old Catholic church – an independent group of churches that have separated from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholics – but they’re not what you’d expect for Catholic clergy.

For starters they’re decidedly not celibate, and there are a couple of rather explicit scenes involving gay sex. They swear, drink, smoke weed and will do pretty much whatever they need to in order to fight the very real demons that creep into our world – including learning practices from non-Christian faiths including Wicca, Enochian and Goetic magick and shamanism.

No, they’re not traditional Friars, but the story makes it clear that there’s no doubting the sincerity of their faith.

There’s a lot of humour in the book and a lot of tension. Between the disappearance of all the avocados in the world, demonic possessions to dispel and their very human vulnerabilities, the Friars keep busy. I enjoyed just how real the characters come across. I found myself laughing, crying, celebrating and mourning with them – cheering them on and getting mad at them.

This is the first book of a trilogy and the next two parts are due to come out in the first half of 2018. I’m looking forward to seeing what they get to handle with next.

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Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn

Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel. Now America’s former Cold War rival is using social media to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a former CIA official and a former Republican congressman said Monday night. Michael Morell, who ran the CIA, and Michael Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,… Continue reading “Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn”

What thin people don’t understand about dieting

By A. Janet Tomiyama, Associate Professor, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles and Traci Mann, Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota. A plate of fattening food is harder for some people to resist than others. Milan Gordic/ Diets do not work. The scientific evidence is clear as can be that cutting calories simply doesn’t lead to… Continue reading “What thin people don’t understand about dieting”

Book Review: Time and Fate by TG Ayer

Time & Fate (Hand of Kali, #3)Time & Fate by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

Maya’s abilities continue to grow – as does her budding relationship with Nick – in the third installment of the series.

The goddess Kali has granted Maya the ability to bend time, but when she makes use of her new ability after a mission goes wrong, she discovers that it confers with a price.

Quite a bit happens in the book, moving the overall story along at a nice pace. There are several surprises in store and it was nice to see her parents and Claudia being more involved in the action.

I liked that they was more than one mission in the book and that we learn more about some of the key players. It was also interesting to see Maya having to deal with the repercussions of using her expanded powers, and I really enjoy her gentle romance with Nick.

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Book Review: London Calling – A Quill and Ink Anthology

London Calling: A Quill & Ink AnthologyLondon Calling: A Quill & Ink Anthology by Sarah Buhrman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

This is a nIfty collection of novellas set in London and covering a range of genres. Because of this, how much any reader will enjoy any given story will depend on how well the reader likes that particular genre. Personally, I tend to like Urban Fantasy and Paranormal stories best, so I was impressed with how much I liked some of the others

My favorite novella was the first one – “Sticks and Stones” by Sarah Buhrman, which happens to be set in the same world as a series of hers I’ve been reading called “The Runespells” – and which I whole-heartedly recommend if you enjoy urban fantasy. (The first book is “Too Wyrd” if you’re interested.) While the story in this collection is set in that world, however, the urban fantasy elements are almost negligible and you don’t really need to know anything from the other books to understand and enjoy what’s happening here. The characters are well developed and the heroes are relatable. The action is tense and written clearly enough to follow what’s happening.

I also really liked the sweet BBW romance, “Postcards From London” which is the next story. It’s short, but I liked the characters and how well we got to know them and see them grow even in such a compact tale.

“Rippling the Sheets” is a bit of a thriller. I found the story interesting, but a bit confusing at times. Because all of the stories are set in London, there are a lot of “Britishisms” in the writing, so I’m not sure if the mild confusion was from the use of unfamiliar idioms or if the writer just writes oddly, but I still enjoyed reading it.

In all honesty, I’m not really sure what I thought of the next story, “Mistaken Identity.” It’s hard to explain my ambivalence towards it without spoiling it, but the interaction between some of the characters under the given circumstances was rather uncomfortable to me. That said, it’s well written, and the author managed to surprise me by taking the story in a different direction than I’d expected.

The only real clunker I found in the collection was “The Life and Death of George Weeks” which, while certainty topical, was heavy-handed and obvious. It is also the shortest offering in the collection so I don’t feel it diminishes the overall value of quality of the book.

I’m not a fan of explicit sex scenes, so I ended up skipping both the next story “My Partner, The Brit” and the last one, “Destination Wedding.”

The remaining tale, “The Cave” also has some sexually explicit scenes, but I was far enough into the story and so captivated by what I was reading that I just skimmed over them so I could enjoy the rest of it – and enjoy it I did. It’s a sweet paranormal romance and full of feels. Interestingly, the author chose to include an alternate ending which I personally liked much better, though the actual ending she used is quite touching.

Taken as a whole, I found a lot to like in the anthology and a couple new authors to check out. I recommend checking it out.

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Quill and Ink’s “London Calling” Release Blitz Info

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London Calling: A Quill & Ink Charity Anthology

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Join Quill & Ink in a multi-genre exploration of London. Within these pages, we fall in love, go back in time, sit on the edge of our seats with sweaty palms and racing hearts, and even solve some mysteries—all in support of LitWorld, a charity tackling worldwide illiteracy.

Please note that some of these stories contain adult content.


Slings & Arrows by Sarah Buhrman
Ring Me by C.L. Cannon
Postcards from London by Rebekah Dodson
Ripping the Sheets by Shakyra Dunn
Mistaken Identity by Stacey Johnston
My Partner, The Brit by Jessika Klide
The Life and Death of George Weeks by Debbie Manber Kupfer
The Cave by Claire Lalique
Destination Wedding by Lily Ryan


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Book Review: Blood Promise by TG Ayer

Blood Promise (A SkinWalker Novel #4)Blood Promise by T.G. Ayer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

Kai is called on to fulfill her blood promise to Lady Kira, High Priestess of the DeathTalkers. She needs her to investigate a shocking crime that Kira has learned may have echoes worldwide, and could hold dire ramifications for Kai herself.

A lot happens in this story, and it’s probably the darkest installment yet. It runs you through a gamut of emotions – even to the point of tears. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the way the case was ultimately resolved. I can’t explain much without risking spoiling things, but for me it felt like the foundation for it hasn’t really been properly laid so things just didn’t hang quite right. Still, it’s a really good book overall and I definitely plan to keep going with both this series and the Soul Tracker one which is also set in the Dark World. (And if you’re reading both, be sure to read this before reading the 3rd ST book, Blood Curse to avoid spoilers.)

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