• Review

    Nectar and Ambrosia – Review

    Genre: Urban Fantasy

    Pairings: M/F

    Queer Rep: Bi/Pansexuality, Demisexuality, Gay, Trans

    Warnings: Accounts of epileptic attacks and seizures

    Synopsis

    Chased by a creature that shouldn’t exist, Callie flees her home and hopes it buys her parents’ safety. But her future is uncertain, and she is wracked by mind-bending visions she can’t control. Her out of control mind somehow leads her to Nectar and Ambrosia, a bar seen by few and inhabited by the immortal—or, as we know them, the mythological.

    Thanks to a kind doorkeeper and a vision of an oncoming apocalypse, Callie is thrown headfirst into a multi-dimensional conflict that could eviscerate the human race.

    General

    Unique, fun, and full of twists and thrills. Weaving together mythology, current religion, and aspects of light sci-fi, Nectar and Ambrosia will take you on an adventure like none you’ve experienced before. And then? You’ll want more.

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    Omen Operation – Review

    Genre: Action/Light Sci-Fi

    Pairings: F/F, M/F, M/M, MMFF (polyamorous setup for future installments)

    Queer Rep: Bi/Pansexuality, Polyamory

    Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence.

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.]

    Synopsis

    This novel was described to me as “Resident Evil” meets “Maze Runner” by the author, and honestly that was all it took to hook me. Going in with as little knowledge as possible wound up being an excellent experience, and I would recommend the same to you. The gist? Nasty zombie-esque creatures, an evil mega-corporation, and main characters who are trained to kill. What more could an action junkie ask for?

    General

    Omen Operation is an action packed thrill ride that will have you screaming for answers just as much as it will have you screaming for everyone to kiss. It is a new adult novel that ages the characters right beneath your gaze and forces a group of wildly varied individuals to tackle a horrifying situation. It satisfied not only my thirst for well-written on-page violence, but also for soft found families and a bisexual disaster MC.

  • Review

    The End – Review

    Genre: Horror/Post-Apocalyptic

    Pairings: N/A

    Queer Rep: Bisexuality

    Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, gore, discussion of self-harm, suicidal ideation

    [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.]

    Synopsis

    Being a teenager is rough. Being a queer teenager? Moreso. And being a queer teenager during the zombie apocalypse, well… at least it can’t get any worse.

    Cate’s life takes a cataclysmic turn on her seventeenth birthday. Now living in a world where the dead live and the living have lost their humanity, Cate and her sister struggle to survive. As if suddenly having to acclimate to zombies being a real thing isn’t bad enough, Cate soon discovers that not all zombies are as simple as they seem, and she just so happens to be immune to their virus.

    General

    “The End” is a book with a strong voice and a focused plot. If you’re itching for a zombie thriller, the biggest strength of this novel is that it’s everything you expect it to be. Unfortunately, its biggest weakness is that it’s everything you expect it to be.

  • Review

    Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror – Review

    Nightmare Magazine is a literary magazine dedicated to collecting quality short dark fantasy and horror for its readers. I found the magazine when I happened upon Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” years ago. Never able to shake its imagery, I re-found the piece, re-read the piece, and bought the entire collection. I would have happily given the 2.99 just for Wong’s story alone; it was an easy price to pay. After reading the rest of the pieces, I can assure everyone it’s a fantastic investment if you’re at all interested in dark fantasy or horror.