A Wealth of Unsaid Words
on Nov. 07, 2019
The is a moving story about love and family. Loving someone with a mental illness is difficult, and sometimes timing is everything. This is a perfect holiday story about what can happen when the time is finally right.
The Pet and his Duke
on Nov. 08, 2022
I would give this 4.5 stars. I got totally sucked into this. I wasn't sure where it was going at first, but I really liked the world building and seeing the different snapshots of their lives as time goes by. This Empire has slavery, so by definition, it's noncon. Slaves can't really give consent, as they are slaves; yes, even if their owner loves them and treats them well. If that bothers you, don't read it. Having said that, the sex here exists, but is not explicit, or detailed for titilation--it is just part of life. After the book is over, there are also some bonus short stories. I would have liked a little more descriptions of the various surroundings, but I liked the world and the characters, so I'm going to buy some more books and read about other parts of the Empire.
on May 18, 2023
I love this whole series and was super excited to see a new one. The books are more unique because they aren't written in linear order. Buy all four of them.
The Partners in Crime Collection
on July 26, 2023
These are all interesting and well written. If you like the author's writing style, then you will like them all; they're very consistant and there is not a "dud" in the box so it's worth the money to buy the set. While there are romances in the book, that is not the point of the books. Each book focuses on solving a murder or murders. The private lives of each detective are treated respectfully and equally no matter the gender of their partner. Sometimes, it can feel like the author do just make up a quick easy answer as to the way things work, like what a ghost can and cannot do, and why. Also, it makes it a lot easier to solve life's problems when there is money involved. But, those are little quibbles. I enjoyed these books a lot.
Mahu Books 1-3
on Aug. 01, 2023
These are so satisfying--3D characters, interesting crimes, and a lush setting. These people seem real, flaws and all. I feel like I was transported there to that time and place. The casual homophobia is hard to read with modern sensibilities. Maturity comes with age and experience; it's a journey as Kimo makes mistakes, learns about himself, and solves crimes. The writing is top notch.
I Will Meet You at Asphodel's Pit
on Oct. 01, 2023
This a delightful, and successful, short science fiction story with political intrigue. It's also romantic and a happily ever after, or at least for now, since the Universe is a dangerous place.