Review: Under the Skin by Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna @dsp_mm_romance

Categories: 4 butterflies, action, hot romance, lgbt, m/m, netgalley, RBR, review, romance
    Under the SkinNicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna; Paperback, 200 pagesPublished September 5th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published September 4th 2011)Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn't stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago's growing Eastern European crime community. From the moment Patrick meets Alexei's eyes over the body of another Russian mobster, Alexei is a thorn in Patrick's side, refusing to cooperate with the police Read more [...]

Review: Cage Life by Karin Cox

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, fiction, Karin Cox, RBR, review, short story collection
      Cage LifeKarin Cox; Kindle EditionPublished July 18th 2011 (first published July 17th 2011)What happens when life doesn't turn out as planned? This collection of two evocative stories (each with a surprising twist) explores the choices and compromises we make in life and in love, and how they can trap or liberate us, depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end imperative.In "Cage Life," first published by [untitled] in 2010 as "Still Life", a young mum feels like a prisoner Read more [...]

Review: My Mother, the Lycanthrope (The Lykoi Chronicles) by W.W. Lengeman

Categories: 1 butterfly, fantasy, RBR, review, W.W.Lengeman, werewolves, ya
   My Mother, the Lycanthrope (The Lykoi Chronicles)W.W. Lengeman; Kindle EditionPublished June 24th 2011Everyone has problems, but Leigh Trinkett is starting to think she has more than her fair share. Leigh has vowed to make the soccer team, but she’s not sure if she’s got what it takes, even with intensive coaching from best friend and budding soccer star, Ashley.Then there’s Leigh’s family life – and all is not quiet on the home front. Brother Buddy is a would-be ninja who leaves no stone unturned in his quest to annoy Leigh. Crabby Read more [...]

Review: The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of Hell by Richard Raley @RichardRaley

Categories: 5 butterflies, humor, RBR, review, Richard Raley, romance, ya
            The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of HellRichard Raley; Kindle EditionPublished April 23rd 2011 by Richard RaleyPhineas Farraday is a college drop-out turned struggling genre writer. One night, he’s huddled over his keyboard when he receives a phone call from his best friend Alan Edwards. Alan has spent the last two years doing missionary work in Chile and only just got back to the States. He’s got some great news for Phin. Alan’s getting married…in a week…to a girl he’s never met. You’ll be Read more [...]

Review: Splatterism […] by Christian Winter, C. S. Hand @Manus_Scholiast

Categories: 5 butterflies, C. S. Hand, Christian Winter, fiction, novella, RBR, review
      Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant (Pars Prima: Hellenistic Asskicking)Christian Winter, C. S. Hand; Kindle EditionPublished May 22nd 2011A failed suicide attempt unites the last living minotaur, Evander, with the eminent sorcerer and perfidious rake Scammander, who might have lost all of his magical knowledge or might have just stashed it elsewhere to make room for his biggest plot yet.Bonded by suffering and a special antipathy for humanity, the two set out to do what all villains dream of: destroying the world, Read more [...]

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen

Categories: 2012, challenge, events
Details:Runs January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2012 than you did in 2011. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.Grab the reading challenge Read more [...]