Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells
4 Stars , Reviews / March 30, 2015

Deadly Spells regains what I felt was a bit lost in Cursed Moon. This is a stronger and more enjoyable book and I never felt the pace slow down or my interest waiver. There is a murder in the beginning of the book (this is hardly surprising, I mean Kate is a detective). But this turns out to be a member of her former Coven, someone she was quite familiar with. And it seems there is an emerging Coven war. As one might expect, Volos (Kate’s ex, current mayor, and someone that has been known to be enmeshed in Coven politics) if somehow involved as well. I’m not complaining, honestly, Volos seems to make things in Kate’s life a bit more interesting. So, I was actually glad to see how he was also some how pulled into this case. The love triangle is always a small subplot, never coming close to taking over the story. I appreciate that. We get a small taste of the underlying desires between the characters, but none of them are driven by the relationships, and they certainly don’t allow those desires (repressed or not) to overshadow the real threat and concern of solving this case….

Stacking the Shelves – January 14, 2015
Stacking the Shelves / February 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way. I normally do one of these posts every few weeks, sometimes they are months apart, but wow! This has been a busy, busy week for getting books! 🙂 I, just … honestly, I just don’t even know where to start! I want to read them all! Like now!   Unsolicited eARCs First up, I got a nice haul from Nightshade Books in my inbox the other day. The few books I’ve read from them have been quite good, so looking forward to checking these out.                    King of the Cracksmen by Dennis O’Flaherty- I have to confess with not having the best luck with steampunk, but I refuse to be biased against any sub-genres and this one sounds rather intriguing. I may wait until I see a couple of reviews of it to decide for sure where to place it in the TBR. Evensong by John Love – The couple reviews I have seen of this one so far have been really positive, and “The Dead—biologically enhanced secret operatives created by the…