Review of Tell the Wind and Fire

“Sarah Rees Brennan writes with fine control and wit, and I suspect that word of this magical thriller will pass through the populace with the energy of wind, of fire.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked andEgg and Spoon  In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman…

Review of Siren’s Song by Mary Weber

  “The realization hits: We’re not going to win. It’s why I couldn’t defeat Draewulf in Bron—because this power was never mine anyway. I drop my arms and let the energy die off. And turn around to Face Eogan.” After a fierce battle with Draewulf, Nym barely escaped with her life. Now, fleeing the scorched…

Tea Time at Reverie: Tea Maineia’s Peach Apricot Black Tea

Sometimes the best advice for choosing tea is, “Follow your nose.” In other words, if you like the way a tea smells, you’ll most likely enjoy its taste, too. That principle was a big reason – no, THE big reason – why I bought a packet of Peach Apricot Black Tea from Tea Maineia during…

Dani Hoots’ Review of White Raven by J.L. Weil

White Raven By J.L. Weil Amazon/Barnes&Noble Reviewer: Dani Hoots It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the middle of the night. And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma…

Dani Hoots’ Review of The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer

The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer Amazon/Barnes & Noble Published by Booktrope Editions Review by Dani Hoots Wandering in the vastness of space, is the Sky Drifter; an academy reserved for the best students in the known universe. Seven is just such a student. Gifted in strategy and Sphere, he lives happily on-board with his friends…

Dani Hoots’ Review of Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis Amazon/Barnes&Noble Published by: D&D Universe, LLC Review by: Dani Hoots Book One of the Love of Fairs series           What happens when a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw? Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, and awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct…

Tea Time at Reverie: Longbourn Wedding Tea from Bingley’s Teas

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Ah, marriage. It’s the revolving point of Pride and Prejudice. Many of the unmarried characters in the story, including men like Mr. Darcy, feel some kind of…

Dani Hoots’ Review of Insomnium by Zachary Bonelli

Insomnium by Zachary Bonelli Amazon/Barnes&Noble/Fuzzy Hedgehog Press (sale going on right now!) Published by: Fuzzy Hedgehog Press Review by: Dani Hoots Nel Hanima grew up amidst chaos. The government collapsed when he was five, and he lived in an underground bunker until he was twelve. His adult life, by comparison, is stable. Government and public…

Dani Hoots’ Review of Blood and Clockwork by Katey Hawthorne

Blood and Clockwork by Katey Hawthorne Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Goodreads Release Date: March 16th, 2016 Published by: Less Than Three Press Review by: Dani Hoots Alistair Click set out to lay to rest the superstitious fears about the Mad Prince’s clockwork tower. If that meant he might bring the ghost city of Avalonia back to economic…

Dani Hoots’ Review of Awakening by Catrina Burgess

Awakening by Catrina Burgess Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Goodreads Published by: Full Fathom Five Digital Review by: Dani Hoots Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the…