My Review of All-Butter ShortDead


All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0) - H.Y. Hanna

All-Butter ShortDead by H.Y. Hanna is a prequel to the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries. Gemma finds herself in deep water when she is accused of murder.


This was a quick and interesting read. This prequel gives us an insight to Gemma and her plans for her future.

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My Review of Seasons Within


Seasons Within: Nature has its own will  - Lele Iturrioz

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz is the first book in the Seasons Within series. G is an orphan and has no recollection of who she is or where she came from.

For me, this story was full of inconsistencies. The grammatical errors, which is to be expected with an ARC, was just far too much even for an ARC. I’m not sure i this book was self-published, but I don’t think English is the author’s first language. With that being said, this book has potential. Hopefully the next book will be properly edited.

I won this book in a giveaway and all opinions are my own.

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My Review of The Fairest of Them


The Fairest of Them (Rae Hatting Mysteries, #1) - Heather Osborne

The Fairest of Them by Heather Osborne is the first book in the Rae Hatting Mysteries. Detective Luke has been trying to solve a case involving the Fairy Tale serial killer. After an awful turn of events, Rae Hatting joins the case.


This story had a couple of things that didn’t make sense to me. The romance was way too quick and the decision to leave and pack by a secondary character just didn’t fit with her being a cautious person.


All in all it was an okay read.

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My Review of Villain Keeper


Villain Keeper - Laurie McKay

Villain Keeper by Laurie McKay is the first book of The Last Dragon Charmer series. Prince Caden wants to be an Elite Paladin, but his father, King Axel, sends Caden away and Caden isn’t sure why his father would do that without having the Elite Paladin ceremony. He ends up in Asheville, North Carolina with Brynne, a sorceress, and his horse Sir Horace.


This was a fun story. Fast paced and imaginative. I can’t wait to read the next installment!


I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and all opinions are my own.

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June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop!

The Bookshelf Gargoyle


Welcome to my stop on the June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop hosted by Flylef.  The hop runs from June 1st to 15th and I will be offering ONE winner their choice of book from the Book Depository up to the value of $15AUD.

My giveaway is open internationally provided the Book Depository ships to your country for free.  Other Ts & Cs are in the rafflecopter.

To enter, click on the rafflecopter link below:

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And don’t forget to go and visit the other participating sites by clicking on the link below:

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The Hunter’s Rede: Paperback and Giveaway

F.T. McKinstry

The Hunter's Rede Cover

noun: bookworm; plural noun: bookworms

1. informal a person devoted to reading.
2. the larva of a wood-boring beetle that feeds on the paper and glue in books.

I guess the first definition is what we’re looking for, here. For some reason, it hadn’t occurred to me that this term was based on some horrid little creature that eats books. It’s a good metaphor, anyway.

Ahh…books. Bound books, e-books, tablet, scrolls, whatever. My house looks like a messy wizard’s library: books everywhere, big and small, fat and skinny, old and new; books I’ve read, books I haven’t read, books I just have because, well, they’re books, and they comfort me.

Needless to say, holding a book I’ve written in my hands is wicked awesome. The Hunter’s Rede, Book One in the Chronicles of Ealiron, is now out in paperback. It’s a lovely thing, with a classy matte…

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