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FORGED BY DESIRE by Bec McMaster

Love, death, and revenge are the predominant themes of Bec McMaster’s latest London Steampunk installment, Forged By Desire. After enduring the clutches of a power-hungry Duke and his mad scientist henchman, Perry Lowell decides to join the Nighthawks, hoping that she can put her past behind and forge a new life. Her partner, Garrett Reed, is wise enough not to ask Perry about her secrets up until it finally catches up with her. A serial killer is on the loose in the streets of London, cutting up his female victims and doing nasty experiments with them. The killer’s M.O. is very familiar to Perry, bringing up horrific memories. It takes a while for her to face her fears and the [...]

THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES by Jeaniene Frost

It’s the age-old tale of angels versus demons, but forget the usual stuff about their rift because Jeaniene Frost is switching things up in The Beautiful Ashes. Curious? Since I’ve been fortunate enough to snag an ARC, I’m giving you a quick lowdown on Ivy and Adrian’s story. The rest you just have to read for yourself. Let’s start with the romance: what you’ll find in The Beautiful Ashes is the forbidden sort as Ivy and Adrian’s lineage has been at odds with each other for centuries. Now I wouldn’t necessarily call it insta-love because they said the L-word towards the end but if we are to follow the timeline, Ivy and Adrian did fall for each other sooner rather [...]

EVER AFTER by Kate SeRine

Kate Serine’s Transplanted Tales is my favorite fairy tale-inspired series. The series gist is very similar to the TV show Once Upon a Time: a rift happens, and our beloved characters from lores, legends, myths, and tales of old are transplanted to our world. ┬áSome have managed to stay true to their characters as they were in the tales, some are almost unrecognizable, while others managed to do both like the heroes and heroines of each installment. Ever After is book four of the series. The hero is Gideon, whom we’ve met in the earlier books, a loyal Unseelie guard to the royal fae family, and his lady love, Arabella aka Robin Hood. I was one of those fans who [...]