Review: River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1) – Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth (River of Teeth #1)

When the US government decided to ship in hippos as an alternatives meat source, they didn’t expect for them to start running feral through the Mississippi River. Winslow Houndstooth is hired to herd the feral hippos out of the Mississippi, but the team they agreed to use seems to be more trouble than they are worth.

Why this book?: There was a sale for the ebook, and I’d heard interesting things about it! Also, feral hippos sounded badass.

Read More »


On Giving Higher Ratings to Diverse, Indie, or Self-Published Novels

not always abouttrying to fix somethingthat's broken.When you read a book to review, how much of the book outside of the actual text do you take in? You won’t give a different rating of a book based on it’s cover, right?

What about where it comes from? Consider; how do individual ratings affect a self-published (Self-Pub) or Indie novel different than if it were published through the Big 5? Or, if there was diverse, and non-harmful, content?

Read More »

Blog Tour [Review]: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic – F.T. Lukens

RRMMM Badge2.jpgDesperate for a job to help pay for his cross-country college dreams, Bridger answers a slightly suspicious CraigsList Ad looking for an assistant. Bridger gets the job, after climbing up the side of the house to get to the blue door. Soon enough, Bridger learns that his boss mediates world of myths to co-exist with the regular world–but something is knocking every myth in the area off balance.

Why this book?: ‘Cause it sounds amazing, hilarious, and gay.

I would like to thank the people at Interlude and Duet for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Read More »

Hey Pubs! There’s More than LGT to the LGBTQIA Community

Hey (2)

Hey, Pubs! is a new post series that I’m hoping will call attention to flawed practices in the book publishing industry.

Ever notice a trend in the queer books publishers are putting out there? Like, maybe, that they literally only put out stories about gay or trans kids. Where are my genderqueer kids? Bi? Pan? Ace? Why aren’t kids seeing themself yet in these books?

Read More »

Short Story Review: The Teacher (Penny Green Short Mystery #1) – Emily Organ

The Teacher: Penny Green Short Mystery 1

While investigating a story on an escaped elephant that went through a school’s garden, Penny Green meets a young teacher–who dies the day that they’re supposed to meet to speak of the teacher’s deceased sister, who died weeks before.

Why this story?: I kinda feel in love with the atmosphere of the original series, Penny Green, and was looking forward to the mystery.

Read More »