Review: The Gatekeeper’s Bride

By Eva Pohler

Available on: Amazon.

Read as part of the Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge.

Overview:

Blurb: This is the story of how Hades and Persephone met, became lovers, and bore godlings into being. An odd little romp through Greek mythos.

Trigger Warnings:

Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Death, Food, Gore, Murder, Non-Consensual Sex, Off Screen Infidelity, Off Screen Sex, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Sexual Assault, Toxic Masculinity, Violence, Violent Imagery, War

Body Count: Oodles, he’s the God of Death

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Review: Wolves and Roses: Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, Book 1

By: Christina Bauer

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Bryar Rose’s sleeping curse keeps her life firmly stuck in fairy tale hell. Her life has been dictated by her sleeping curse and forced into the path of a Sleeping Beauty. With her three literal fairy godmothers trying to marry her off before her eighteenth birthday, Bryar is willing to do anything to just be normal. Unfortunately, she and her best friend Ella are going to find a world of trouble beyond the Wall Street Prince and his werewolf best friend that they occasionally steal from. From dumping her pushy fake boyfriend to avoiding a ball to burning down a house, Bryar has a rough few days leading up to her birthday.

Trigger Warnings:

Bastardization of Culture, Bastardization of Mythology, Blood, Bullying, Child Abuse, Child Prostitution, Death, Drug Use (Illicit), Drug Use (Non-Consensual), Drug Use (Prescription), Eating Disorder, Emotional Abuse, Excessive Profanity, Fatmisia, Fatphobia, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Murder, Non-Consensual Touching, Plot Holes the Size of a Canadian Province, Sexism, Slavery, Toxic Masculinity, Unsafe Lifestyle, Violence, Violent Imagery

Body Count: too many to count

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Review: The Mystery of Nevermore

By: C.S. Poe

Available on: Amazon, Audible, and Barnes and Noble.

Overview:

Blurb: Sebastian Snow didn’t think Christmas would bring a break in to Snow’s Antique Emporium and a handful of murders. With his boyfriend, Detective Neil Millett so far in the closet he has to pass Narnia their relationship was strained even before Sebastian found a heart under his floorboards. Thankfully, there may be help available in the form of one smoking hot detective by the name of Calvin Winter.

Trigger Warnings:

Ableism, Blood, Bullying, Death, Drug Use (Prescription), Emotional Abuse, Food, Gore, Gun Violence, Homophobia, Infidelity, Internalized Homophobia, Murder, Off Screen Infidelity, On Screen Sex, Sexism, PTSD, Toxic Masculinity, Violent Imagery, War (mentioned)

Body Count: 3

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