eARC REVIEW: The Traitor’s Tunnel by Cal Spivey

34031351Title: The Traitor’s Tunnel

Author: C. M. Spivey

Expected Publication Date: June 20th, 2017

Rating: ★★★★/ 4 Stars

Genre: Fantasy YA

Witch-blooded robber Bridget has made a reputation for herself in the capital city, but she’s not interested in the attention of the Thieves’ Guild–and she’s not bothered by the rumors of urchin kidnappings, either. With winter coming, she’s looking out for herself and no one else.

Until she picks the wrong pocket, and recognizes her estranged brother Teddy.

Young craftsman Theodor arrives in the capital ready to take the final step toward his dream career as Lord Engineer of Arido. His apprenticeship with a renowned city engineer comes with new rules and challenges, but it’s worth it for the exposure to the Imperial Council.

While spying on her brother, Bridget overhears a secret meeting that reveals a cruel plot. After more than a decade apart, Theodor and Bridget must reunite to stop a traitor whose plan threatens not only their city, but the whole empire.

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The Taste of Lip Gloss

Short story about a genderqueer makeup artist who helps her trans-girl friend with makeup! Expect a lot of fluff, some kissing and an obscene amount of references. I totally wrote this to indulge in my own cravings for cute romance.

This could be considered f/f since Em uses both she/her and they/them pronouns! Continue reading

eARC REVIEW: Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon

34745311Title: Haven (Beards & Bondage #1)

Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon

Publication Date: April 25th, 2017

Rating: ★★★★/ 4 Stars

Genre: BDSM, Romance, Contemporary, Erotica

A week-long getaway…

City girl Claudia Cade’s carefree life is plunged into chaos when a camping trip with her brother in the national forests of Northern California turns into a deadly dash for her survival.

A solitary world turned upside down…

Nature photographer Shepard Olsen has resigned himself to a quiet existence, with only his dog by his side, until a woman in need of his protection shows up on his doorstep and throws his universe into disarray.

Two lives linked by tragedy…

Claudia is desperate to heal from her traumatic loss, but can’t stop thinking about her run-in with evil….or the grizzled mountain man whose quick thinking and good aim saved her life. When she shows up on Shep’s doorstep again, she finds she isn’t the only one who can’t move on.

…saved by bliss.

The two begin an intense, passionate relationship of Dominance and submission, pleasure and pain, but with dark memories haunting them and decisions about the future rapidly approaching, Claudia can’t help but wonder…how long can they be each other’s haven?

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REVIEW: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

31685486Title: Our Chemical Hearts

Author: Krystal Sutherland

Publication Date: October 4th, 2016

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Rating: ★★★★/ 4 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance YA

Henry Page, a hopeless romantic and film buff, is smitten as soon as Grace Town walks into his classroom. But Grace – who looks in need of a good bath, is dressed in guy’s clothing, and walks with a cane – is unlike any leading lady he’s ever obsessed over. And when Henry and Grace are both offered positions as editors of their high school newspaper, the mystery of Grace begins to captivate him. Why does she visit a graveyard every afternoon? What secret does she keep locked away in her bedroom? Above all, why is Grace Town so deeply sad? Before he knows it, Henry is sure that he is the one to unlock her happiness. But Grace is capricious, changeable, infuriating, and, above all, damaged. Henry will need to be the strongest he has ever been to survive this particular love story.

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