Wednesday 19 January 2022


Kate by Sherry Foster
Book 3 in the Safe Haven Wolves series
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook

About Kate:
They call her a guest.

She knows she’s a prisoner.

With females being so scarce some feel they should be collected and parceled out to males who deserve them. Others think they should be protected and given the choice of who they will call mate.

Kate watched as her guardians were murdered. The killers don’t know she saw them. Claiming to rescue her they take her to a guarded location. They made one serious error, Kate isn’t what she seems. She is so much more.

The only thing saving her from an unwelcome mating bond is her scent. The rogues believe her to be still underage. She isn’t.

Now, in a desperate race against time, Kate must find a way to free herself and the others before anyone finds out her secret. She will have all the help she needs- if they can only locate her.

But one male could change everything when he stumbles upon the prison where Kate is being held. Will he go for help or listen to his wolf and go for his mate he feels inside the prison? And what will he do when if he finds out her true nature?

Grab your copy today and find out what happens to Kate and the others when the rogue faction takes the wrong female.
Source: Info in the About Kate was taken from GoodReads at on 03/11/2019.

Kate's wolf
My Thoughts:
The intro into this book is not a catch you by the throat and drag you away with the story. However, it is more like of a small build up to a satisfying crescendo. And the ending, although a cliffhanger, it managed to close the book's plot. Even though there were no twists nor surprises in the plot, it still managed to tell a full story. After three books into the series, the world building has bloomed into something even more beautiful than it seemed at first glance. Or with the first book. What I didn't like was the clerical errors in the text. There were so many of them that it gets really annoying. The editor needs to be fired!

Image to the right is the closest golden wolf I can find to match Kate's wolf!

This book is the fastest read in the series thus far. However, for 117 pages long, it is a short and sweet read! Still, you gotta give the author's story telling quality some kudos for that! And with this book, this series has gained another worshipful fan in me!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4.5
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 3.5
Pace = 5
Plot = 3.5
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Meet The Author

About Sherry Foster:
Sherry fell in love with reading when she was young and never lost her love of words on a page. She enjoys fantasy and science fiction along with a few other genres. She has two grown children and eight grandchildren who keep her on her toes.

She writes fantasy but has plans to branch out into other genres eventually.

FTC Disclosure:
The different formats of this book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

Wednesday 5 January 2022


Heart Of Obsidian by Nalini Singh
Book 12 of the Psy-Changeling series
Narrated by Angela Dawe
Genre: adult urban fantasy
Format: hardback & audiobook

About Heart Of Obsidian:
A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.
A woman whose very existence has been erased.
A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.
A deadly price that must be paid.
The day of reckoning is here.

From “the alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) comes the most highly anticipated novel of her career — one that blurs the line between madness and genius, between subjugation and liberation, between the living and the dead.
Source: Info in the About Heart Of Obsidian was taken from on 04/03/2018.

My Thoughts:
I am still not fond of Angela Dawe's singsong reading but I am getting used to it. However, I still wish they would get another narrator for subsequent books.

In this book we see a bit of Ming LeBon, but not his move towards Sienna Lauren. I find this surprising when he has the biochip and all. So I was wondering what has happened to that thread in the story. Hopefully the author will pick up this thread again in subsequent books.

This book is a whole lot better than the previous one even if I still couldn't say that Nalini Singh has gotten her grove back. I like the idea of Kaleb getting his HEA. Guess I'm a sucker for angsty anti-hero.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 4
World Building = 4
Character Development = 4
Writing Style = 4
Plot = 3
Pace = (13 hrs & 8 mins listening time)
Story Itself = 3
Ending = 4
Narration = 1.5
Cover Art = 3

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

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