Obsidian Prey

Obsidian Prey is the latest entry in Jayne Castle’s futuristic romance series set on Harmony. By way of disclosure, the author, in all of her incarnations, is a huge comfort read for me due to her honorable, intelligent heroes and heroines and the humor interspersed with intelligent dialog. Although I had some problems with this…

When Sparks Fly

I enjoy futuristic stories and wish there were more of them. They seem so rare that it’s a treat to find one that has decent world-building and a good storyline. Luckily, When Sparks Fly has both. As an established innkeeper on the mining planet of Polaris, Gem Harrisdaughter works hard with her sisters to prosper…

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll Winner (Wins are actually for the In Death series): 2nd place Favorite Romance Audiobook Hero Tied – Favorite Romance Audiobook series Favorite Romance Audiobook Heroine 2nd place Favorite Romance Audiobook Couple Favorite Fantasy or Sci Fi Romance Audiobook Narrated by Susan Ericksen Another recent audio hit for me was Naked in…

My Man Michael

I decided to read My Man Michael because the recent controversy made me curious. The idea of mixed martial arts fighters as heroes still strikes me as a cool idea. However, while I like futuristics, in this case, the futuristic element didn’t work for me. I’m also annoyed to find yet another futuristic with a…

Promises in Death by J.D. Robb

I’ve been ambivalent about some recent entries in this series, finding them to be rather forgettable. But with Promises in Death, J.D. Robb is back for me. I loved this book. Death strikes close to home, when Detective Amaryllis Coltraine is murdered. Amaryllis recently transferred from Atlanta to New York and became involved in a…

Dark Light by Jayne Castle

Dark Light by Jayne Castle

Though somewhat predictable, Dark Light is a comfortable read. The sexy, protective, alpha male and a spunky, yet sensible, heroine were just what I needed to get out of a slight reading slump. The fifth installment of the author’s Ghost Hunters series takes place in the futuristic world of Harmony, where centuries ago an energy…

Countdown

Countdown is an exciting futuristic romance reminiscent of the movie The Running Man. A couple faces a series of challenges while subscribers “watch” through brain implants. If they win, they will get their heart’s desire. If they lose, they will be executed. Maddox’s book takes place decades in the future. With human habitations on other…

Netherwood by Michele Lang

Netherwood by Michele Lang

Writing a good action story poses enough difficulty for a writer, but add in complex world-building and a story tackling deep questions such as the nature of souls and what it means to have the capacity to love and the result is Netherwood. Featuring strong and intelligent characters on the faraway planet of Fresh Havens…

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