The Burning Alchemist by Matthew S. Cox

Cox continues his blending of fast-paced thrills, an engaging urban fantasy world, and strong characters, creating another tale of magical firefighting and not destroying the universe. This is the fifth volume of Cox’s Temporal Armistice series. Ignore the muffled giggling. There definitely aren’t spoilers just waiting to leap out beyond this point. When Brooklyn Amari … Continue reading The Burning Alchemist by Matthew S. Cox

Hindsight’s 2020, ed. Tyrolin Puxty

Flavoured with but not tainted by the uncertainty and constraint of the Covid-19 pandemic, this anthology provides a series of engaging escapes from reality. This anthology collect nine stories inspired by the theme of “regret”, spanning a range of genres and styles. ‘I Should Have Known’ by Samantha Bryant. A young woman reminisces on why … Continue reading Hindsight’s 2020, ed. Tyrolin Puxty

Revolutionary by Colleen Cowley

Cowley continues her tale of an America changed by the existence of magic with a blend of political thriller and romance that will appeal to fans of either. This is the third and final book in Cowley’s Clandestine Magic series. Possible spoilers ahead. After being used to power a weapon of magical destruction, Peter is … Continue reading Revolutionary by Colleen Cowley

Ancient Vampire Death Cults and Other Annoyances by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends contrasting possibilities on the creation of vampires with action and suspense to create a tale of vampiric maturation that has both depth and pace. This novel is the twelfth volume of Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. Your mind would retreat to the comfort of a dark age at the spoilers beyond this point... so … Continue reading Ancient Vampire Death Cults and Other Annoyances by Matthew S. Cox

Vampiress Unleashed by Thomas Green

Blending vast magical effects with sudden reversals, Green creates a tale with gritty look of urban fantasy but epic scale. Casey Laen’Ash has lived her life in her mother’s estate, never leaving without her mother at her side and speaking to no-one else. Believing her mother’s claims that—as a high vampire—the world will hate her, … Continue reading Vampiress Unleashed by Thomas Green

How to Stop a Vampire War in Six Easy Steps by Matthew S. Cox

Cox mixes the politely lethal conflict of medieval nobles or mafia dons with the unique threats and approaches of vampirism to create urban fantasy with pace and complexity. This novel is the eleventh volume of Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. The previous books have plenty of enjoyable misunderstandings and reveals... it would be a shame if … Continue reading How to Stop a Vampire War in Six Easy Steps by Matthew S. Cox

Subversive by Colleen Cowley

Combining the struggle for equal rights with paranormal romance, Cowley crafts a tale that will appeal to fans of urban fantasy and romance alike. Wizards rule the United States of America and only men can cast magic. Beatrix Harper spends her days working as a shop assistant to pay for her younger sister’s education and … Continue reading Subversive by Colleen Cowley

A Vampire’s Guide to Adulting by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends fast-paced vampire thrills with the entirely mundane challenges of being the responsible adult, creating a plausible image of what living amongst humans as a vampire could well actually be like. This novel is the tenth volume of Cox’s Vampire Innocent series. Consider carefully whether you wish to risk spoilers. After nine months as … Continue reading A Vampire’s Guide to Adulting by Matthew S. Cox