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I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 


Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.


A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish


updated July 9, 2015

Currently reading

Operation: Endgame (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Book 6) (English Edition)
Philippa Ballantine, Jeanne H. Ballantine, William Morris
Just You and Me (A Contemporary Romance Collection)
Fiona Miers, Caitlyn Lynch, Liz Durano, Deelylah Mullin, Cate Farren, Jacquie Biggar, Vicki Batman, Kate Richards, Brenna Zinn, Dalton Diaz, Tierney O'Malley, Desiree Holt, Nicole Morgan, Ashlyn Chase
Bitter Bite: Elemental Assassin, Book 14
Audible Studios, Jennifer Estep, Lauren Fortgang
Progress: 27 %

Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks

Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks - Jennifer Estep Parlor Tricks is a wonderful short story found in the anthology, Carniepunk. The story was (is still?) offered as a free read with sneak peeks at the other stories in the anthology.

The story comes from Ms. Estep's Elemental Assassin series, but can be read completely stand alone. The story features Gin aka The Spider and her sister, Bria. The pair are investigating the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl who was last seen at a traveling carnival. After interviewing some of the workers, Bria and Gin realize something is not quite right. Soon the pair find themselves captives of a crazed woman.

The story is very short, but fun. It has no baring on the overall Elemental Assassin world or plot. The story is quick-paced, the crime interesting, the ending happy. There is a little bit of a "bonus" as we see Gin take her hand at a parlor trick. A fun read for anyone, especially since it was free!