Reviews

  • The Author’s Guide to Author/Reviewer Interactions Hello, dear author. So you’ve wandered into the wild, woolly world of book reviews. You have a book out, or many books out, or a book coming up, and reviewers are already talking about it. You like what some of them have to say. You don’t like what others have to say. That book is ...
  • 4.5-Star Review: CAROLINE’S HEART, by Austin Chant Title: CAROLINE’S HEART Author: Austin Chant Genre: Historical LGBTQIA Paranormal Romance, Horror-Ish Publisher: Pronoun Publication Date: October 25th, 2017 Rating: Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Goodreads It’s no secret that I love Austin Chant’s writing, and the smooth, effortless way he weaves a story with a powerful sense of character, atmosphere, and enchantment. His writing ...
  • 4.75-Star Review: TEAM PHISON, by Chace Verity A fast, delightful romp through dating across the internet, across the miles, and across generational gaps that can do nothing to keep Phil and Tyson apart.
  • 5-Star Review: PETER DARLING, by Austin Chant A grimly whimsical and yet delightfully uplifting reinvention of the ideas that made Peter Pan and Neverland into legends – with a legendary new take on love, identity, and belonging with Peter as a transgender man who finds himself redefining his relationship to Captain James Hook.
  • 5-Star Review: TREASURE, by Rebekah Weatherspoon Quick and sweet, with a real, refreshing look at the dynamics of love between two Black women from very different life circumstances – a story of love across the tracks in which they find their paths surprisingly parallel, and their attraction surprisingly deep.
  • DNF: COUNTERMIND by Adrian Randall Kicked to the curb after 15% for a lot of harmful, inaccurate Asian representation rife with stereotypes and poor research. Read on for a complete breakdown of the problems I ran into in the first fifth of the book alone.
  • 3-Star Review: BEAR by Marian Engel Proof that Canada must be growing the good goddamned hash up there, because goddamn. This book. I have two words for you. The first is bear. The second is cunnilingus. And this won literary awards.
  • 4-Star Review: MOONLIGHT by Ines Johnson (Moonkind #2) POC shifters, an unexpected baby, domineering families, and an unconventional heroine and hero make for a smart, funny read in an intriguing world where magic and the supernatural live side by side with humanity as part of everyday life.
  • My TBR Updated periodically as I remember to generate a new GoodReads widget. See the full list on GoodReads Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova tagged: to-read The Blazing Star by Imani Josey tagged: to-read Noble Love by Té Russ tagged: to-read A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn tagged: to-read Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon tagged: to-read When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon tagged: to-read Iron Cast by Destiny Soria tagged: to-read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas tagged: to-read The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi tagged: to-read A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi tagged: to-read Death ...
  • Author Fan Group Takeovers I’m happy to help marginalized authors with boosts by doing author takeovers in the McCade’s Marauders fan group. If you’d like to host a takeover event and you think the group’s readers would be interested (they’re primarily M/F and M/M contemporary readers, with some genre interests but not the majority), contact me at blackmagic@blackmagicblues.com with ...