22 April, 2018

REVIEW: THE MAGPIE LORD by K.J.Charles


Title: The Magpie Lord
Author: K. J. Charles
Series: A Charm of Magpies #1
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, M/M Romance
Publisher: Samhain
Release: 2013
Source: eBook
Pages: 222

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BLURB: A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.
Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry.
Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude... and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.
Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn't the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.

21 April, 2018

REVIEW: MISS PEREGRIN'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs


Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author:  Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Quirk
Release: 2011
Source: Paperback
Pages: 352

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BLURB:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. 

20 April, 2018

REVIEW: THE NINE DAY QUEEN by Karleen Bradford


Title: The Nine Day Queen
Author: Karleen Bradford
Series: Beneath The Crown #1
Genres:
Historical fiction, History, YA
Publisher:
Gimtasis Žodis
Release:
2017
Source:
Paperback
Pages:
157

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BLURB:
At fifteen years of age, upon the death of her cousin, Edward, Lady Jane Grey was forced to accept the crown of England. She was queen for only nine days, however. Edward's eldest sister, Mary, soon challenged Jane for the throne, with tragic results. This is the true story of a bright and intelligent young woman who was manipulated and betrayed by the ambitious people who surrounded her.
 

19 April, 2018

REVIEW: AN UNNATURAL VICE by K.J. Charles


Title: An Unnatural Vice
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: Sins of the Cities 2
Genres: LGBT, Romance, Historical
Publisher: Loveswept
Release: June 6th 2017
Source: eBook
Pages: 250

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BLURB:
In the sordid streets of Victorian London, unwanted desire flares between two bitter enemies brought together by a deadly secret.

Crusading journalist Nathaniel Roy is determined to expose spiritualists who exploit the grief of bereaved and vulnerable people. First on his list is the so-called Seer of London, Justin Lazarus. Nathaniel expects him to be a cheap, heartless fraud. He doesn’t expect to meet a man with a sinful smile and the eyes of a fallen angel—or that a shameless swindler will spark his desires for the first time in years.

Justin feels no remorse for the lies he spins during his séances. His gullible clients simply bore him. Hostile, disbelieving, utterly irresistible Nathaniel is a fascinating challenge. And as their battle of wills and wits heats up, Justin finds he can’t stop thinking about the man who’s determined to ruin him.

But Justin and Nathaniel are linked by more than their fast-growing obsession with one another. They are both caught up in an aristocratic family’s secrets, and Justin holds information that could be lethal. As killers, fanatics, and fog close in, Nathaniel is the only man Justin can trust—and, perhaps, the only man he could love.