Third and last foray into Nix’s world, and this time it’s with a straight-on erotica novel. Given the setting, I’m going to do something I seldom do and split my review into two parts: technical and personal.
A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow has been my first dive into the Hedgehog Hollow series—what a journey! I was hesitant at first, given my lack of knowledge about the previous installments, but Redland eased me in with a quick recap and then proceeded to spin an interesting tale based on love, second chances, and hedgehogs.
Villains! They’re the salt of a story, aren’t they? Good folks are perfect in real life, but on printed paper, they need villains throwing obstacles their way. However, a good villain should have depth and nuance. Creating a character that’s 100% evil might work if you’re working on comics—The Joker, anybody?—and not so much when … Continue reading #Editing #Writing Tips – Know your villain #1
The fourth installment of the Cornish Midwife series is here. I really appreciated the third book (A Winter Wish for the Cornish Midwife), so jumping at the chance to lay my hands on A Spring Surprise for the Cornish Midwife has been a straightforward decision.
Museums are very dear to me. If I had the means, I’d spend the rest of my life traveling abroad and visiting art installations–there’s so much beauty in the world I’d like to see first-hand! Until someone delivers a truck full of money to my doorstep, though, traveling via books will have to do.
The Witch of Rosemary Lane is the second book Nix sent me. Once again it’s erotica with a plot, and therefore it’s very much welcome! 😀 I don’t mind below-the-waist action if it’s integrated into a believable context, I mean.
Adriana and Zach live in a post-pandemic world called MicroScrep, where everything is regulated by algorithms and paranoia. From the outside, MicroScrep looks like an idyllic place: forget conflicts, forget diseases, forget everything that might upset the citizens. Harmony reigns supreme and unchallenged.
Out in the Night is based on an interesting, believable plot I could sink my teeth into, and that detail alone is worth 2 stars—I’m not even kidding here.
The protagonist, a detective named John Ashton, has to solve his first case. It sounds like a clear-cut job, something to be wrapped up after dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s—a straightforward task, according to Captain Knowles. Besides, the case itself is cold enough to be almost frozen. What could go wrong?
The Dissent of Annie Lang recounts the life of Annie, the youngest of the Lang family. Her background is religious to the point of being cult-like, and given the historical setting, her upbringing is stricter than most. Personal tragedies and a controlling environment shape her personality, but don’t break her spirit.