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Book Review: Cry Wolf by Bridget Essex

Cry Wolf by Bridget Essex
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This lesbian paranormal romance pulled me in first with its quirky and snark main character, Hayley, and second with its excellent pacing. The book kept me turning page after page, even when I should have been doing something else.

Essex does an excellent job creating believable, crackling chemistry between Hayley and her love interest, Kay, even even though there is not even a kiss until the last quarter of the book.

Slime and Squirrelly Noises (Flash Fiction)

Slime and Squirrelly Noises by J Elizabeth Vincent“Right after you went to bed, there was this bright light right outside. I went to the window to check, but I couldn’t see anything. It was so bright!

“I covered my eyes, and suddenly, it felt like I was being pulled by my … my nose … right through the wall. You wouldn’t believe it! Then, it was really, really cold, and I could feel metal under my feet. When I opened my eyes, I was inside a ship! A spaceship, Mom! With all these colored lights and beeping and squirrelly noises. It was crazy. And there were these creatures—they had six eyes a piece and superlong fingers!

Book Review: The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter

The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a mix of romance and supernatural elements. The supernatural concept of this book very intriguing and new to me at least, although it’s origins and inspiration are old.

The initial third or so of the book was superbly done. It pulled me right in. The author takes us into Ava’s world and introduces the supernatural elements of the Irin very well.

Book Review: Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher

Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like many fans of the Dresden Files, I was a little hesitant to listen to Furies of Calderon. I had started to read the paperback once or twice before and just couldn’t get past the first chapter. I had the same issue with Butcher’s The Aeronaut’s Windlass. However, with both books, audio proved to be the right format for me.

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany
My rating: 2 of 5 stars



spoiler alert

I am a big fan of the original seven Harry Potter books, so I was eager to read this. As a member of my local community theater, I wasn’t put off by the fact that it was a script either. However, in the end, the story felt disjointed, and I didn’t have a chance to connect with the characters because it moved so fast from time to time and place to place.