Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart

Anne Stuart has long been one of my guilty pleasures authors. She writes romantic suspense, with a darker edge than most. Sometimes it’s historical, sometimes paranormal, but most often she chooses a thriller in a contemporary setting. I think one of the things...

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

This is a follow-up to the author’s first novel, The Kiss Quotient. It takes place in the same setting with related characters, but is a standalone and doesn’t necessarily need to be read in chronological order. I thoroughly enjoyed both books. From the first book, I...

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

So, the cover of this book was off-putting to me. It looks serious. The title sounds serious. I don’t like heavy outer space books. But this one was short and came highly recommended so I tried it. I am now on the third in the series and am going to move on to...

Deader Homes and Gardens by Angie Fox

A fun easy read, similar to the cozy mystery genre. Main character Verity Long is accompanied by her pet skunk, her love interest Ellis and her household ghost Frankie for some good old-fashioned ghost hunting and mystery solving in The Southern Spirits...

Accidental Saints by Nadia Boltz-Weber

This book offers a different look at religion and the people that study it, preach it and practice it.  Saints can be found in the most unlikely places, it’s all in how you look at it. This book and author offer a different approach and an outlook on religion, a...

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox by Forthright

This is the first book in a series that I love. We have it available in audiobook form via Hoopla, which I very much enjoyed as well.  This book is hard to categorize in a genre. My best guess is Urban Fantasy, but it feels more like traditional high fantasy with its...