Historical

Peter Cratchit’s Christmas Carol

Peter Cratchit’s Christmas Carol

Title: Peter Cratchit’s Christmas Carol Author: Drew Marvin Frayne Publisher: Ninestar Press Release Date: November 18, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy, Seasonal, Historical, Novella Page Count: 80 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Drew Marvin Frayne Peter Cratchit, a young lad preparing to make his way in the world, is the eldest son of Scrooge’s lowly clerk Bob Cratchit. Peter…
Read more
Deosil (Whyborne & Griffin #11)

Deosil (Whyborne & Griffin #11)

Title: Deosil (Whyborne & Griffin #11) Author: Jordan L. Hawk Publisher: Self Published Release Date: October 11, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal, Historical, Fantasy Page Count: 244 Pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Whyborne, Griffin, and their friends have faced down cultists, monsters, and sorcerers. But their greatest challenge is now upon them. On the return voyage from Balefire Manor,…
Read more
No Good Men (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

No Good Men (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: No Good Men (The Caro Mysteries #1) Author: Thea McAlistair Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 16, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Suspense / Mystery Page Count: 225 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: In 1934, almost everyone struggles to pay the rent, and Alex Dawson is no exception. To support his writing habit, he moonlights with his mentor Donnie…
Read more
The Mystery of the Bones (Kristin F’s Review)

The Mystery of the Bones (Kristin F’s Review)

Title: The Mystery of the Bones (Snow and Winter #4) Author: C.S. Poe Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: September 24, 2019 Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Kristin F. Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s been a full year since the mystery that brought antique shop owner and part-time amateur sleuth Sebastian Snow together with NYPD homicide detective Calvin Winter.…
Read more
The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series #3)

The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series #3)

Title: The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series #3) Author: Cat Sebastian Publisher: Avon Impulse Release Date: July 4, 2017 Genre(s): Historical, Romance Page Count: 341 Reviewed by: Maya Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Rogue. Libertine. Rake. Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on…
Read more
Beyond Identity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Beyond Identity (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Beyond Identity Author: Karrie Roman Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: September 2, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Mystery / Suspense Page Count: 74.2K words Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Noah Lancaster’s life is a mess. He doesn’t know much about his past or who is parents were. When he’s beaten on the streets one night while sleeping rough,…
Read more
Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #2) Author: Michael Nava Publisher: Persigo Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Genre(s): Literature Page Count: 374 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: November, 1984. Criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios, fresh out of rehab and picking up the pieces of his life, reluctantly accepts work as an insurance…
Read more
Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Death Takes a Bow (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Death Takes a Bow (A Detective Heath Barrington Mystery #4) Author: David S. Pederson Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Release Date: July 1, 2019 Genre(s): Historical, Murder/Mystery Page Count: 207 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Alan Keyes takes a break from his police duties to scratch his acting itch in a local stage production. But when the leading…
Read more
Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Spellbound (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Spellbound (Magic in Manhattan Book 1) Author: Allie Therin Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: July 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Romance, Historical Page Count: 243 Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first… 1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it.…
Read more
Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) – CrabbyPatty’s Quickie Review

Title: Rewind (Pinx Video Mysteries #4) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: May 13, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery, Historical Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Valentine’s Day, 1993. After years of being single, Noah is finally ready to date again. Unfortunately, things don’t end too well. After spending their first night together, he wakes…
Read more
Broken Cord  (Boystown #12)

Broken Cord (Boystown #12)

Title: Broken Cord (Boystown #12) Author: Marshall Thornton Publisher: self-publishing Release Date: March 29th, 2019 Genre(s): Gay Mystery, Historical, the 1980s Page Count: 210 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In the latest installment of the Lambda Award-winning Boystown Mysteries, it’s summer 1985. As Nick’s personal life begins to unravel, Nick throws himself headlong into investigating the murder of…
Read more
Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Tainted Love (Soho Noir #1) Author: T.S. Hunter Publisher: Red Dog Press Release Date: April 18, 2019 Genre(s): Murder / Mystery Page Count: 85 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE JUST MURDER. It’s 1985, and Joe Stone is excited to be joining his old school friend, and lifelong crush, Chris, for a long weekend in…
Read more

Murder at Oakschott Hall (CrabbyPatty’s Review)

Title: Murder at Oakschott Hall: A Gay Romance Mystery Author: Jim Austen Publisher: Flying Heron Press Release Date: February 19, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery, M/M Historical Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: They have eyes for each other. But someone is eyeing them for murder. An erotic gay romance mystery. In the Junior students’ dormitory at…
Read more
Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Salt Magic Skin Magic (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Salt Magic Skin Magic Author: Lee Welch and Joel Leslie (Narrator) Publisher: Tantor Audio Release Date: February 12th 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Romance Listening Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins Reviewed by: Kirstin Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father’s isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can’t…
Read more