• Book Review: The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman (An Invisible Library Novel)

    Book Review: The Secret Chapter by Genevieve Cogman

    Title: The Secret Chapter Author: Genevieve Cogman Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group – Ace Publication date: January 7, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Librarian Irene is summoned to the Library and tasked with negotiating with a Fae for a very specific book needed to stabilize a world Irene has fond memories of. Accompanied by the dragon prince Kai, in human form, the two travel to the Caribbean and find themselves part of an unlikely team comprised of Fae, dragons, and a Librarian charged with stealing a painting from a museum in Vienna on yet another world. Promised anything as a reward, the group sets off to a world where supernatural beings are actively hunted and a trio of…

  • Book Review: The Dragon's Banker by Scott Warren

    Book Review: The Dragon’s Banker by Scott Warren

    Title: The Dragon’s Banker Author: Scott Warren Publisher: Self-published Publication date: September 25, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Summary: After losing much of Lord Brackwaldt’s fortune, Sailor Kelstern, of Kelstern Merchant Banking, is stuck taking on risky ventures as the Royal Mint starts to roll out paper currency to replace the gold and silver, the currency of dragons. When Sailor is hired by a dragon to ensure he remains the wealthiest being with the new money at the end of two years’ time, he has no choice but to work his hardest, create a company practically from scratch, and make sure it flourishes. Unfortunately, someone is working hard against him. And the time is quickly ticking…

  • The Dragon’s Cave by Rose-Marie Lyttle

    Title: The Dragon’s Cave Author: Rose-Marie Lyttle Publisher: Wilrose Dream Ventures Publication date: August 13, 2018 Genre: Middle Grade/Teen, Fantasy Please note I received this book for free from Kindle Scout. Summary: It was an ordinary day for seventh grader Seamus: running with the cross country team, running with and rescuing friend/crush Lacey, fight with best friend Andy, and get benched from Sectionals. But then he gets struck by lightning and ends up on the Isle of Rum, presumably in the Medieval times. He’s squire to a knight on a mission with the king and several other knights and their squires to slay a dragon and take the treasure it guards.…

  • Black as Light, Part 5

    I don’t know how I could have been so stupid, but I decided to remain. Who was I to abandon my oldest friend to a bunch of monsters? When I finally found the kitchen, my helmet now tucked firmly under an arm, I caught Flavian rustling around in the cabinets looking for more cinnamon sticks. He looked at me with a guilty expression and told me Eva was out in the gardens feeding Drago after making me promise I wouldn’t tell her he had been stealing into the kitchen for more cinnamon. After a few wrong turns and another run-in with the zombie, who went running and screaming out a…

  • 52 Books, January Update

    So, here I am, a few weeks into the year and a few weeks into my goal of reading 52 books. My plan as been going mostly well so far. I read when the kids nap. I read when I’m up in the middle of the night with my infant. But I also pick child-friendly books so I can also read them to my toddler at bedtime. Finding those pockets of time to read have really helped. As mentioned before, I selected Aaron Frale’s Time Burrito as my first book of the year. This review is forthcoming next month. It wasn’t a long book, so I finished in less than a…