Author: Shannon Mayer

Review: Fury of a Phoenix by Shannon Mayer

Review: Fury of a Phoenix by Shannon Mayer

Shannon Mayer has a whole new bag of tricks with NIX, her latest Urban Fantasy series! The heroine is a human living in an abnormal world where props talk, and more importantly—her enemies have forgotten that revenge is a dish best served cold. I’m so happy that this author finally branched out from her RYLEE […]

— Posted July 20, 2017 by Carmel / 6 Comments
Review: Fangs and Fennel by Shannon Mayer

Review: Fangs and Fennel by Shannon Mayer

FANGS AND FENNEL was a slight improvement on book 1. And, by slight, I mean half a star. With the mammoth jump from plain Jane to diva Lena out of the way, the rest of the protagonist’s flaws paled in comparison which made this installment easier to swallow. The plot was more streamlined, the villain […]

— Posted January 12, 2017 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Review: Pamela by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

Review: Pamela by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

PAMELA effortlessly blended the heroine’s past and future by having her face old ghosts during a quest to do the impossible—bring a loved one back from the dead. At first glance, Pam’s mission seemed straightforward, but like most of Shannon Mayer’s books, appearances can be deceiving. Rylee’s actions in BLOOD OF THE LOST were just […]

— Posted December 22, 2016 by Carmel / 0 Comments
Review: Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

Review: Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

In an attempt to not judge this book by the same standard as Shannon Mayer’s other titles, I constantly readjusted my mindset while reading VENOM AND VANILLA. The tone was very light, I’d describe it as an Urban Fantasy parody, and the protagonist is a Firstamentalist (think religious zealot meets goody-goody). But, try as I […]

— Posted October 20, 2016 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Review: Ash by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

Review: Ash by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

ASH is a backstory / fill-in-the-blanks installment, so even though it’s book 6, timeline-wise the events take place in-between WINDBURN and ROOTBOUND, but you kinda need to read the latter first in order to understand this volume’s plot. I enjoyed what Shannon Mayer put down however, admittedly the ELEMENTAL series is starting to get a […]

— Posted September 1, 2016 by Carmel / 0 Comments
Review: Liam by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

Review: Liam by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer, @HiJinksInk)

LIAM has progressed from a human FBI agent, to a werewolf Guardian, and beyond, but like Rylee, he’s had minimal opportunity to adjust to these transformations because inner reflection is the last thing on anyone’s agenda when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The RYLEE ADAMSON EPILOGUES are giving Shannon Mayer’s characters […]

— Posted July 21, 2016 by Carmel / 3 Comments
Review: Rylee by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer)

Review: Rylee by Shannon Mayer (@TheShannonMayer)

There’s no better news than that of a treasured series getting a second wind, and that’s precisely what the RYLEE ADAMSON EPILOGUES are. I expected there to be a lot of crossover between the original, and this spin-off because we are dealing with the same world, and many of its characters. The carbon copy was […]

— Posted May 26, 2016 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Review: Replica by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank

Review: Replica by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank

The two first person POVs became more well-defined thanks to my increased familiarity with the characters, and the ending of RECOMBINANT wasn’t as far off-base as I’d originally thought which were great comebacks to my initial criticisms of book 1. The multiple “I” writing style is still not my favourite, but the addition of a […]

— Posted April 4, 2016 by Carmel / 5 Comments
Review: Recombinant by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank

Review: Recombinant by Shannon Mayer and Denise Grover Swank

Being very familiar with Shannon Mayer’s work, but not at all with Denise Grove Swank’s, I knew that my feelings vis-à-vis the two protagonists and writing styles could potentially be divided. The premise of RECOMBINANT suited my tastes completely with its iron fueled heroines—a vampire turned Cazador and a ballsy reporter—and action driven plot; however […]

— Posted March 24, 2016 by Carmel / 6 Comments
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