Book Reviews

Hierarchy of Needs

When self-destruction is the only way out …
World-famous sculptor Antoni Azarov, and his muse, Ona Price are ripped apart after a shocking act of violence sends them into their own personal hells.
Trapped in Manhattan, Ona faces her most treacherous enemy, her addiction to heroin, while a dangerous new man claims her desire.
Antoni, an artist defamed, is hellbent on saving Ona before she destroys herself. What he doesn’t know is if she wants to be rescued.
Meanwhile, death haunts them on every corner as a vengeful crime boss called Warlock devours the city, poisoning its addicted population with a flesh-eating drug.
Amid this chaos, Ona and Antoni must struggle against their darkest selves to find a way back to each other—or else give in to the darkness forever.
The propulsive sequel to Oblivion Black, Hierarchy of Needs is an intoxicating exploration of the paradox of love, the chokehold of desire, and the deadly thrills of the underworld. This second book in The Sculptor Series will leave readers fiending for more.The harder you try to escape, the more darkness pulls you under.

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Oblivion Black

The harder you try to escape, the more darkness pulls you under.
Art school dropout Ona Price is forced to clean up after a terrifying overdose on a Manhattan sidewalk. While in recovery, she lands a job as the assistant to Antoni Azarov, the world-famous sculptor known as The Hands of God. Though he is difficult and brooding, his extraordinary talent reawakens Ona’s passion for art, giving her life the meaning she so desperately craved. An undeniable attraction develops as they work together, but Antoni keeps his physical distance at all costs. When the predatory wife of a wealthy benefactor decides she wants the sculptor for herself, the monstrous secret that fuel’s Antoni’s art threatens to destroy all.
Oblivion Black is a lush transgressive fairy tale with the Gothic appeal of a Brontë novel. Literary fiction, romance, and thriller fans will appreciate this intense dive into existential confusion, intoxication, eroticism, and the volatile power of beauty.

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Bounty: A Beju Byteborne Interstellar Romp, Book One

Beju Byteborne is the meanest monster in a universe full of monsters. A genetically enhanced Coldblood with killer traits, she’s the perfect assassin. But years of hunting and being hunted have taken a toll. There must be more to life than chasing the next blood high.
When Beju gets nabbed for murder, the Divine Priesteses condemn her to death at a prison outpost on the far reaches of The Edge. This isn’t Beju’s first death sentence and it won’t be her last.
Breaking free is easy. Dragging two hostages along isn’t. Especially when one is an innocent page in need of protecting, and the other is a sexy soldier named Silver. In danger of falling off the wagon and falling in love, Beju wrestles with her cold-blooded ways in this hopepunk romcom across The Edge.

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Kingdom of Acatalec

When Tayler is sent to Beta City to help its citizens disconnect from the all-knowing Social Media Central, he becomes the target of a deadly game.
Augmented reality players wearing head to toe gaming suits believe he is the Enemy Alien, and they shoot to kill. So Tayler is forced to hide in a secret bunker, trapped, with no way to escape this urban nightmare.
And as his friends hatch a plan to get him back home, they find the person toying with Tayler’s life is more AI than human.

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The Blood Brute, Volume 1

A HERO FALLS…
Kyen of Avanna—possessed by an arcangel, hunted by fiends, harried by a princess—just wants a decent meal. But dinner has to wait when he runs into an old enemy at the inn.
Ennyen is also a swordsman of Avanna. He’s got the prowess to rival Kyen and a burning feud which Kyen refuses to settle. When Ennyen draws a dark blade and calls down fiends, there’s no choice. They clash swords—and the battle goes ill.
Meanwhile, Princess Adeya is struggling with her new and dangerous life as the pupil of a wandering swordsman. The fight against Ennyen intensifies, and she begins to realize—Kyen isn’t the hero she thought he was. When he falls wounded, her budding skills alone aren’t a match for the mounting dangers. Or for the terrible discovery…
Ennyen and his fiends aren’t the only ones hunting Kyen down.

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A Dream of Death and Magic: Chaos of Esta Anderson, Book 1

If only we could choose who we fall in love with. I might have known better then. But he smiles at me again, our eyes meet, and I think that I’m dumb enough to have chosen him anyway.
Esta Anderson’s life is missing something.
She feels there should be… more to, well, everything, and her ambitions of being a photographer aren’t exactly going as planned, either. But she’s determined to change at least the latter this summer. She just isn’t sure how—inspiration has been a bit of a bitch lately.
She’s also a lucid dreamer who knows her dreamscape better than her actual neighbourhood. So, when one day she finds a strange obsidian void lake in her dreams, she can’t just pretend it isn’t there. Something has to happen if she jumps in… right? It wouldn’t make her feel so seen and strangely whole if it were nothing.
Except, that’s exactly what happens: nothing. At least at first. But then…
Who knew the world was so full of fairies and vampires and werewolves and demons and— Magic? Well, obviously they did, but Esta feels like she’s finally seeing the world as it really is. And with that new insight comes all the photography inspiration she’s been waiting for.
Except the Veiled are hiding for a reason. They’ve seen war before, and if Esta isn’t careful, her enthusiasm and curiosity could start a new one. Some of the Veiled are ancient, they remember the last battle against humanity…
And they know just how to turn Esta’s lucid dreams into her worst nightmares.