New Release Review | The Magician Murders Josh Lanyon

The Magician Murders by Josh Lanyon The Art of Murder #3 M/M Cozy Mystery March 29, 2018 About the Book: Nothing up his sleeves. Nothing but murder… Jason West, hot shot special agent with the FBI’s Art Crime Team, is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident at the Wyoming home of BAU Chief Sam Kennedy […]

Early Review | Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon

Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon Standalone M/M Cozy Mystery Carina Press | April 23, 2018 About the Book: From award-winning male/male author Josh Lanyon: a librarian finds himself in a plot right out of one of his favorite mystery novels Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour […]

Discussion Post | Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Magic Rises is one of the most important books in the Kate Daniels saga, I think.  So much changes and happens, both the good and the bad, and it’s so fast paced that you finish before you know it.  It was the perfect book to bring back the topic questions in our discussion, because we […]

Discussion Post | Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

We’re really in the thick of it now with Magic Slays. It’s halfway through the series, and the story is moving quickly now with established relationships and characters.  Angie and love some, and we dislike some, and it always makes for an interesting conversation. Read on to find out how we felt about book 5 […]

Early Review | A Wish Upon the Stars TJ Klune

A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune The Tales of Verania #4 Destiny, Fuck Yeah! #3 M/M Comedic Fantasy Dreamspinner Press | March 27, 2018 About the Book: Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he […]

Review | Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan

Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan Minnesota Christmas #1 M/M Romance August 30, 2017 About the Book: The weather outside is frightful, but this Minnesota northwoods cabin is getting pretty hot. Stylist Frankie Blackburn never meant to get lost in Logan, Minnesota, but his malfunctioning GPS felt otherwise, and a record-breaking snowfall ensures he won’t […]

Discussion Post | Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

It’s time for our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Bleeds. Magic Bleeds is where it all changes for Kate and The Pack. Kate begins to trust, because Curran proves how much he cares for her, and everything begins to change. This is the second half of our conversation, and you don’t want to miss the […]

New Release Review | Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown Red Rising #4 Science Fiction Del Rey Books | January 16, 2018 About the Book: They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of […]

Discussion Post | Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

Welcome to our next Kate Daniels discussion, Magic Strikes, Kate Daniels #3.  Magic Strikes is my favorite book of the series, and I had so much fun revisiting it in preparation for the release of the Kate Daniels conclusion.  I know Angie Elle and I are both enjoying our reread, and I hope you guys are enjoying […]

Beat the Backlist Series Review | Immemorial Year by TJ Klune

About Book One: Once upon a time, humanity could no longer contain the rage that swelled within, and the world ended in a wave of fire. One hundred years later, in the wasteland formerly known as America, a broken man who goes only by the name of Cavalo survives. Purposefully cutting himself off from what […]

Discussion Post | Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

Welcome to our discussion for Magic Burns, Kate Daniels #2.  I feel like the story really takes off in this second book.  You know, it’s the book where you can see where everything is going and you can’t wait to get there!  Angie Elle and I had a great time breaking it down, and I hope […]

Discussion Post | Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

Alright guys, I think this might be my most favorite discussion series so far!  Do you know why?  It’s because we’re discussing Kate Daniels, which just happens to be one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series. I love discussing books with Angie Elle!  We agree in all the best places, and disagree in every way […]

New Release Review & Interview | The Christmas Fling by Heidi Cullinan

About the Book: Eccentric, reclusive, socially awkward project designer Evan Myles doesn’t date. Paying for sex with professionals is so much more efficient and suits his needs well enough. But when he’s on assignment in rural Logan, Minnesota, for the Christmas Town project and a handsome stranger at the bar catches his attention, Evan decides […]

Review | Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

About the Book: THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY. KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it. AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost. THE WAR HAS BEGUN. THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING. Kate will […]

Early Bird Review | The Consumption of Magic

About the Book: Sam of Wilds faced the Dark wizard Myrin and lived to tell the tale. Granted, the battle left him scarred, but things could be a hell of a lot worse. It’s not until he reunites with Morgan of Shadows and Randall that he realizes just how much worse things could be. Because […]

Happy Halloween with a MONSTER review!

I knew as soon as I finished Shades of Magic I’d be binging Victoria Schwab’s backlist of books.  Everything about Shades of Magic was so epic, so exciting and original, I knew it wasn’t a fluke.  I also knew that the next series I wanted to try was Monsters in Verity.  Look at it!  It’s […]

Review | Into this River I Drown by TJ Klune

About the Book: 2014 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Gay Romance Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, who drowned when his truck crashed into a river. All called it an accident, but Benji thought it more. However, even years later, he is buried deep in his grief, throwing himself […]

Re-Release Review | Family Man by Heidi Cullinan & Marie Sexton

I almost let this min-tour pass me by.  Thanks to the wonderful team at Dreamspinner Press, I already had the ARC but I hadn’t read it yet and I wasn’t sure what my feelings would be.  I don’t like joining a tour if I’m lukewarm about the book.  Everyone on a tour should be ecstatic. […]

Duo Review | Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan

I adore Heidi Cullinan, and I loved Love Lessons. I thought it’s time I finished the series, and shared my love with you. If you want to get my thoughts on book 1, click here! About the Book: Sometimes you have to play love by ear. Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows […]

Early Bird Review | The Long and Winding Road

About the Book: Family is not always defined by blood. It’s defined by those who make us whole—those who make us who we are. And here, at the end, Bear and Otter will be tested like they’ve never been before. There’s a knock at the door from a little girl who has nowhere else to […]

Wildfire Blog Tour | Review, Giveaway & Excerpt

I adore this series.  I think it’s my favorite by Ilona Andrews. I was so excited to see Tasty Book Tours hosting a blog tour for book 3, Wildfire.  I knew I had to be part of it.  Thank you to Tasty for including Birdie Bookworm! Don’t forget to visit the Giveaway near the bottom, […]

Audio Book Reviews

Audio books and I have had a very tumultuous relationship. I’ve always been interested, but I struggled with staying focused while reading. I found that listening while cleaning, or working around the house was a bad idea, and since I didn’t drive my listening time was hampered.  I thought the problem was me. I’m a […]

Early Bird Review | A Destiny of Dragons

A Destiny of Dragons is the sequel to The Lightning Struck Heart. The review may contain spoilers for book one. About the Book: Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s […]

Review | A Conjuring of Light

About the Book: Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies. THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED… The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. WHO […]