“Queen of the Warrior Bees: One misfit girl and 50,000 bees” (Natural Forces Book 1) By Jean Gill

Author Jean Gill has been one of my favorite authors since I read her brilliant historical series The Troubadours Quartet. When she offered an advance copy of “Queen of the Warrior Bees” in return for an honest review I was thrilled. I had no idea what to expect; what I didn’t expect was a book I would fall in love with from the first page. … Continue reading “Queen of the Warrior Bees: One misfit girl and 50,000 bees” (Natural Forces Book 1) By Jean Gill

“Kept by the Zandian (Zandian Brides)” By Renee Rose and Rebel West”

When Taina escapes from the Ocretions by stowing away on a Zandian ship her adventures are only beginning. Kept by the Zandian by Renee Rose and Rebel West starts off with action and never loses steam. In fact, this book gets steamier as the pages turn. This is the second Zandian romantic science fiction adventure I’ve read, and I already have two more lined up … Continue reading “Kept by the Zandian (Zandian Brides)” By Renee Rose and Rebel West”

“Eye Of The Fire” (Coffee Cup Pulps Book 1) By Adam C. Mitchell

I love a good noir thriller and I’ve read several of author Adam C. Mitchell’s, so I was eager to see how he handled this action adventure. Set in the jungle Eye of the Fire is the first in his Coffee Cup Pulps. Once again Mitchell takes hold of a genre and runs with it.             Mike and his wife Samantha fly to the jungle … Continue reading “Eye Of The Fire” (Coffee Cup Pulps Book 1) By Adam C. Mitchell

Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

  A couple of things attracted me to this book. Number one, I read C.A. Sanders first book in The Watchmage Chronicles, The Watchmage of Old New York. I loved it. Secondly, the title of this book, Cold Iron. Cold iron was said to be harmful to witches, fairies, and ghosts. It was also thought to repel evil supernatural creatures. Cold Iron brings back the … Continue reading Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book by Ann Barnes

  I purchased this book for my seven-year-old granddaughter who is well above her grade level in reading. Together we discovered a delightful story by Ann Barnes, “Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book.” The story begins with little Maggie Walker and her mother Marie setting off an adventure to a magical land called Eat-a-lot. Boarding a train powered by gravy with wheels made … Continue reading Maggie’s Gravy Train Adventure: An Electric Eclectic Book by Ann Barnes

“The Orb: An Electric Eclectic Novelette” by Paul  White

Blurb “The Orb” is a fast-paced, urban action, speculative fantasy adventure. After stealing the Orb from the Librarians, she is on her way to meet the Cardinal who has promised to pay fifty thousand pounds to lay his hands on the Orb. But the Librarians what their treasure back and are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that happens. However, they are not … Continue reading “The Orb: An Electric Eclectic Novelette” by Paul  White

“The Turning” (The Forsaken Series) by Phil Price

The Turning is a complex story of fantasy, horror, and the supernatural combined. Phil Price has developed a book about another world, reached by a mysterious opening or doorway. Once someone steps through that opening he is confronted by a world inhabited by vampires, monsters, and all sorts of folk. Some of these creatures are good while others are terrifying. Jake is a young man … Continue reading “The Turning” (The Forsaken Series) by Phil Price

Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

I recently reviewed the fourth and final book in The Troubadours Quartet, a historical romantic adventure series by award-winning author Jean Gill. “Song Hereafter” is a beautiful conclusion to a remarkable tale set in the twelfth century. I was fascinated by the names of many of her characters who come from different countries and cultures. She has graciously agreed to be my guest today, satisfying … Continue reading Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

“Song of Simon” by C.A. Sanders

I was attracted to this book by two things; the stringed musical instrument on the cover and the fact that the main character, Simon, comes from suburban New York. Coming from New York myself I was curious to learn about Simon’s adventures.  Simon doesn’t spend a lot of time in New York; very quickly he is whisked away to a fantasy world. What a fantasy … Continue reading “Song of Simon” by C.A. Sanders