Circus Games is the second book in the wild-west-meets-space-age Steampunk Mecha Mania series and takes place a week after the end of the first book, Circus Escape, with Nessie now running the mechanical machine fighting circus she was so obsessed with in the precious story. This also puts her in close quarters with Joy, the mecha operator she had become so smitten with. The problem is Nessie has no experience and no idea how to handle the Mecha Mania business – she has no idea how to handle a potential relationship with Joy right now either.… Read More [Book Review] Circus Games By Lilliana Rose & JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters Wine Infused Chocolate Coffee
In Get It Together, Delilah! 17-year-old Delilah is going through it! It’s her final year of school and she’s struggling to keep her grades up while dealing with homophobic bullying from classmates. Her father goes on an extended world trip, leaving it up to Delilah to keep the Flywheel, her family’s café, afloat through a string of calamities. On top of all that she’s also dealing with friend drama and a seemingly hopeless crush on Rosa, a college activist/flamenco dancer.
With all the things she’s juggling, it’s inevitable Del’s going to drop the ball on at least one of them – somehow, she manages to drop the ball on all of them.
Breaking Free is the story of Raimi, a trans teenage girl, starting high school for the first time as a senior and ready to throw herself into the teenage high school experience after being homeschooled for the last few years. Having undergone gender reassignment and facial surgeries, she’s really feeling herself and is ready to take life, and high school, by storm.
And then Raimi lays eyes on the beautiful Clare and a little bit of shine is knocked off her new life when she can’t stop thinking about the clearly troubled girl.
You’re Fired is a snarky, sarcasm-laden romance between Rose, a devil-may-care math major turned temporary office worker, and Vivian, her straight-laced, by-the-book boss.… Read More [Book Review] You’re Fired By Shaya Crabtree & Stiletto Coffee Ambition Blend
Minotaur is 60% coming-of-age story and 40% monster hunt adventure.
Set in the 1930’s, the book opens with 16 year old Thera Ballard coming to live at Rock Point Girls’ Home, an all-girls orphanage, after the last of her family washes their hands of the troublesome teen. Mad at the world and determined to hate everyone and everything, Thera feels a strong kinship with the Minotaur, a vicious sorceress with her own anger problems who once went on bloody rampage through a nearby town until she was imprisoned in the labyrinth.
- The Dark Victorian is a steampunk paranormal detective series featuring senior agent Jim Dastard, a top hat-wearing talking skull, and his new partner, an artificial ghost named Artifice (Art for short). Both are resurrected criminals who have been given a “second life” working for Prince Albert’s Secret Commission, dedicating their talents to protecting crown and country from supernatural threats.
The Dark Victorian: Risen is the first volume in the series and sees Jim and Art being assigned as partners and working their first case together – a string of gruesome deaths attributed to a rogue re-animator.… Read More [Book Review] The Dark Victorian: Risen By Elizabeth Watasin & ReAnimator Coffee Foundation Blend