REVIEW by Trish: Flock by KJ Bauer

Deep within the abandoned darkness of London sits the hub of a clandestine community – the ‘Office’. For decades, secluded in an underground base of secret history, unworldly knowledge and incogitable crises: “We’re out of chocolate digestives!” When two bickering colleagues make a disturbing discovery, their find triggers further adversity. A city-wide upset, a localised …

REVIEW by Trish: Assassins Of Riaz by Michael Drakich – Includes an Excerpt!

In Riaz, the profession of assassin is an honored one. Hired throughout the other eight realms, their use of powerful magic to complete assignments makes them a valuable commodity. When a regional trade negotiation is scheduled in their capital city of Lymos, the demand for the skills of the assassins is sure to change the …

REVIEW by Trish: Wayfarer Aegis by Eileen Troemel

Before the Pritchard and Decker, Adara had a contract on an explorer class ship. The ship was supposed to be her home, the crew her family. With a rigid by the books captain, Adara found herself written up, reprimanded and in danger of losing her contract. Still she forms bonds with people on the crew. …

REVIEW by Trish: Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3) by Anna Banks (@ByAnnaBanks)

Emma, who is half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love Galen, need time together. Alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma’s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune. Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign …

REVIEW by Trish: Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy #2) by Anna Banks (@ByAnnaBanks)

Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death. As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance …

REVIEW by Trish: Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks (@ByAnnaBanks)

Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. It’s while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen’s not fully convinced that Emma’s the one he’s been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a …

REVIEW by Trish: Jinx by Meg Cabot (@MegCabot)

It’s not easy being Jinx. Jean Honeychurch hates her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean). What’s worse? Her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—even to New York City, where Jinx has moved to get away from the huge mess she caused in her small …

REVIEW by Trish: Betrayal by Tim Tigner (@TimTig)

IT STARTED AS AN EXPERIMENT. It ended with an invention. He never intended to use it. But then they betrayed him. Presumed dead after a staged terrorist attack, FBI Agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the doctor who rescued him. Meanwhile, the same power players who sent Odi to his death are …

REVIEW by Trish: The Princess Bride by William Goldman

William Goldman’s modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that’s thrilling and timeless. Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction …

REVIEW by Trish: Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina by Eddie Owens

This is the story of one young man’s desire for comedy fame: a tale of ambition and humiliation on the way to the top. Fat Jimmy is a cynical, young comedian and writer, who desperately wants to make it to the big time. He wants it all and he wants it now. Fat Jimmy loves …

REVIEW by Trish: The Reminisce by H.L. Cherryholmes (@HLCherryholmes)

Curtis Aisling has literally dodged a bullet. At least he thinks he has. But he wonders whether that bullet still has it out for him when he leaves his ex-fiancé and Los Angeles behind for Coronado, New Mexico to borrow some much-needed money from his sister. The small dilapidated desert town of Coronado has exactly …

REVIEW by Trish: When You're Ready (Ready #1) by J.L. Berg (@authorjlberg)

She wasn’t ready. She’d never be ready, …to say goodbye. Clare Murray knew that all too well. Still holding the last letter her husband wrote her before he died, those words, written in his quirky, messy handwriting, “When You’re Ready,” still bring her to her knees. And that was so long ago… Now, when fate brings …

REVIEW by Trish: The Phase Transition (Rise of the Grey Order #1) by Ryan Okerlund

For millennia humanity has fought against the notion of magic. Superstition and irrational fear have slowly been replaced with reason and logic. Our species entered the twenty-first century with only the slightest trappings of our former, peasant selves. This was our downfall. For science and magic are merely transitory fluctuations our planet has experienced a …

REVIEW by Trish: North by Amanda Linehan (@amandalinehan)

A little luck. A little skill. A big gamble. Jayne is on the run. With a bag full of stolen money, a new friend she met while stealing his car, and an old adversary out to get her, Jayne heads north looking for a better life. Along the way she encounters adventure, danger, freedom and …

REVIEW by Trish: The Glitch (The Glitch #1) by Ramona Finn

On the brink of extinction, being human means more than just surviving. In Lib’s world, it’s dangerous to deviate from the norm. In fact, for someone who doesn’t live up to the Artificial Intelligence’s standards, it’s practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up in a barren wasteland, with …

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Trish: Consumed (Changing Krysset #2) by Kate Carley (@

Thirty-seven minutes after midnight. Like clockwork, an exquisite stranger sashays into his bar, orders up a shot of Jack Daniel’s, and stirs up his curiosity— not to mention his libido. Awaiting the arrival of this mysterious woman, night after night, has Ethan Bearbower growling in frustration. Or maybe it’s her hasty retreat after slamming the …

REVIEW by Trish: Challenged (Changing Krysset #1) by Kate Carley (@KateCarleyBooks)

One devastating lie set the course for Sophie Lancaster’s life. Can one earth-shattering phone call change it? Jackson Cooper certainly hopes it won’t—at least not permanently. For the past twenty-one years, Sophie has avoided coming home and now has the nerve to show her face, purely for the reading of her grandfather’s will—that thought alone …

REVIEW by Trish: Schism (Sparks Saga #3) by R.S. McCoy (@RsMccoy1)

“Keeping them alive was harder than I ever thought possible.” The devoted lover and proud father Lark is on the verge of losing it all. His abilities are slowly fading without reason and his enemies are looming ever closer. He has mere days to prepare for war and earn the allegiance of the Nakben tribes, …

REVIEW by Trish: Stained Glass Shards by Rosemary Rey (@rosereywriter)

Elyce Fielding has cut ties with her college friend turned lover, Griffin Belanger. After three months without communication, Griffin is back in Boston for the premiere of his latest film. Elyce shuts herself in her studio apartment, preventing any sightings of the famous man she is deeply in love with. Following an unsatisfactory meal without …

REVIEW by Trish: Cargo (The Reservation Trilogy #1) by Jen Castleberry

The earth has been reduced to a singular continent, governed by extra-terrestrials, collapsed by nuclear weapons residue and wracked with radiation sickness. Only one viable territory remains, and access there is restricted by a mysterious selection process. Everyone hopes to be chosen for transport. Everyone but Cass. Seventeen year old Cassidy Hartinger has spent the …

NEW RELEASE REVIEW by Trish: Off To See The Wizard by Clay Johnson

At the end of most heroic quests, after a plucky band of heroes has averted the apocalypse, all is well, and everyone lives happily ever after… (until the next book in the series.) Now, for the first time, readers get an in depth look into what really happens after the quest. This is the collected …

REVIEW by Trish: Demon Princess (Demon Kingdom Fairy Tales #1) by Kassandra Lynn

With her father gone and her brother missing, Demon Princess Adriana has to assume the throne, temporarily becoming the Demon King. The procession is underway, and the princess is nervous yet determined … until the unthinkable happens and she is summoned! Somehow, Aldric, a mage-in-training has summoned the princess into the human kingdom. Now trapped, …

REVIEW by Trish: I Am by Michael Drakich

Genius, wealthy and life regenerated, Adam Spenceworth is living the dream aboard his custom spaceship run by Mum, his first designed AI, protected by Gort, his first robot, and occupied by Eve, his sexbot. With each regeneration he returns to start over as a twenty-five year old man ready to enjoy the pleasures of his …

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Trish: Symbiosis by Guy Portman (@GuyPortman)

Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. But being identical doesn’t necessarily mean being equal… Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a …

REVIEW by Trish: Matthew and the Derelict by Joseph J. Wood (@_josephjwood)

A vindictive nihilist and his sycophantic sidekick delight in petty urban terrorism and indulgent hedonism. But when the course of events spiral out of control, the sidekick is suddenly left with more responsibility than he could have ever imagined – knowledge of how the world will end. Now a leader with his own sycophantic followers, …

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Trish: Nirvana (Nirvana #1) by J.R. Stewart

When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual? Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, …

REVIEW by Trish: The Felix Chronicles: Freshmen by R.T. Lowe (@TheRTLowe)

Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can …

REVIEW by Trish: Pokergeist by Michael Phillip Cash (@michaelpcash)

Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn’t have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch…Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly …

REVIEW by Trish: The Outlaw: Origins (The Outlaw #1) by Alan Janney (@AlanJanney)

A masked vigilante stalks the streets of downtown Los Angeles, disrupting crime and rescuing movie starlets. After being spotted on security cameras and thrust into the national spotlight, he is pursued by both the media and powerful new enemies. Little does the world know the Outlaw is just High School junior Chase Jackson wearing a …

REVIEW by Trish: Brew (Salem’s Revenge #1) by David Estes (@davidestesbooks)

Salem’s Revenge strikes without warning or mercy, ravaging the powerless human race under the forces of united gangs of witches, wizards, and warlocks. During the slaughter, Rhett Carter’s foster parents and sister are killed, and his best friend and girlfriend are abducted by a gang of witches calling themselves the Necromancers, who deal in the …

REVIEW by Trish: Spirits (Sparks Saga #2) by R.S. McCoy (@RsMccoy1)

“Loving her was easier when I thought we were going to die.” With a new home on an island that prizes human sacrifice, Lark finds that reading minds is not enough. As he battles the tragedies that haunt him, his queen insists on the continuation of the violent practice, and he is powerless against her …

REVIEW by Trish: Sparks (Sparks Saga #1) by R.S. McCoy (@RsMccoy1)

“Everyone in the world has a Spark, a light inside that guides them, keeps them alive.” Starting school is supposed to be a fun and exciting time for any new student. But for Lark, a skilled archer and fledgling mind-reader, it’s a creative form of torture. Locked in rooms and hallways with both friends and …

REVIEW by Trish: Pretty Dancer by Cora Graham (@grahamcora1)

Meet Lilly – talented dancer, quick mouthed, take no shit tough girl who’s also good at hiding the fact that she’s scared. She doesn’t believe in true love or happily ever afters. Unless you count the unbreakable love she has for her over protective, bullheaded twin brother, who also happens to be her knight in …

REVIEW by Trish: Imager’s Challenge (Imager Portfolio #2) L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Imager’s Challenge takes up immediately after the conclusion of Imager. Still recovering from injuries received in foiling the plots of the Ferran envoy, Rhenn is preparing to take up his new duties as imager liaison to the Civic Patrol of L’Excelsis. No sooner has he assumed his new position than he discovers two things. First, …

REVIEW by Trish: In Your Sights (Sydney Triptych #1) by Elizabeth Krall

Caroline Bready is being watched. Someone has posted a photograph of her on a mysterious website. Still struggling to rebuild her life after the unsolved death of her husband, Caroline tells herself that the photo is unimportant. She drifts into an affair with a colleague; the relationship begins casually, but quickly becomes intense and disturbing. …

REVIEW by Trish: Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris #2) by Jim C. Hines (@jimchines)

Five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg discovered the art of libriomancy, allowing him to reach into books to create things from their pages. Gutenberg’s power brought him many enemies, and some of those enemies have waited centuries for revenge. Revenge which begins with the brutal slaughter of a wendigo in the northern Michigan town of …

REVIEW by Trish: Imager (Imager Portfolio #1) by L. E. Modesitt Jr. (@TorBooks)

Imager is the beginning of a whole new fantasy in a whole new magical world from the bestselling creator of Recluce. Although Rhennthyl is the son of a leading wool merchant in L’Excelsis, the capital of Solidar, the most powerful nation on Terahnar, he has spent years becoming a journeyman artist and is skilled and …

RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Trish: Of Shadow and Stone by Michelle Muto (@MichelleMuto)

Gargoyles were created centuries ago to protect mankind, but something went horribly wrong. Now only the sentinel—a mortal chosen to control the stone beasts—stands between them and their human prey. When the latest sentinel is killed, Kate Mercer is destined to take his place. But Kate has enough going on in her life—like a skyrocketing …

REVIEW by Trish: Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines (@jimchines)

Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To …

REVIEW by Trish: Touch by Natalia Jaster

The myth of Eros isn’t the truth. Her story is the truth . . . Love is an immortal bad girl. With a strike of her arrow and a smirk on her face, she pins human hearts together against their will. It’s for their own good, of course—silly, clueless creatures that they are. But Love …

REVIEW by Trish: Singe (Hailey Holloway #2) by K.C. Stewart

Hailey has been taken. She was alive and had a dragon boyfriend with a shiny new body. Life was fantastic. Or it was until she was drugged and pulled right off the street. Hailey finds herself no match for the supernatural world. Will Dak come after her or did their latest battle of arrogance verses …

REVIEW by Trish: Spark (Hailey Holloway #1) by K.C. Stewart

Copywriter by day, nerd by night, Hailey Holloway is living the post college dream. Her life may not be flashy and exciting but it’s enough for her. After a late night at work, Hailey stumbles upon two dragons brawling in the middle of Philadelphia. In an act of kindness and lapse of sanity, she comforts …

REVIEW by Trish: You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

Being undead sucks. Literally. Just ask C. Thomas Flood. Waking up after a fantastic night unlike anything he’s ever experienced, he discovers that his girlfriend, Jody, is a vampire. And surprise! Now he’s one, too. For some couples, the whole biting-and-blood thing would have been a deal breaker. But Tommy and Jody are in love, …

REVIEW by Trish: The Jericho River by David Tollen

Young Jason Gallo stumbles into another world, shaped by myth and history. There, he sails the Jericho River on a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into mummies’ tombs, and outwits fairies, philosophers, and scientists. But this is more than a fantasy story. The river flows like …

REVIEW by Trish: Legacy by Ellery A. Kane (@ElleryKane)

How do you want to feel today? In 2041, the choice is yours. San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs–thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. …