What I am reading now… Book Reviews for January 3rd, 2019

Posted January 3, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reverse Harem, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

Book reviews for Harlequin Dreams and Twilight Warrior - #Slow Burn, #RH, Urban Fantasy

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Book review - Harlequin Dreams #Slowburn #RH #Urbanfantasy


Harlequin Dreams
by Tansey Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow-Burn, Urban Fantasy RH

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

This is Book 2 in ‘The Harlequin’s Harem’ Series – see my review for Book 1 here!

Andi is deep in mourning over the loss of her friend, Lucia. She still hears the bells of the Death Jester in her Twilight Dreams and fears her actions have doomed them all. Interwoven with this heartache and pain is a new adventure, one that lands her on the steps of the DPA – as a brand new agent. Partnered with Eli and the rest of the gang, Andi must find a way to use her burgeoning powers, learn the proper procedures and somehow find her place among Mages far more knowledgable than herself.

When this book first started I was confused – thinking I had missed a novella between Book 1 and Book 2, since it drops you smack in the middle of a new situation that all the characters seem very familiar with. Luckily, the author clears it up quickly, filling in the scant history and bringing the reader up to speed – especially considering this book starts a mere week after the events of Book 1.

Pros:

  • She’s learning who and what she is… and what that means.
  • More character development for the guys, they actually start to breathe in this one.
  • Well written.
  • Slow burn RH – tension is slowly building.

Cons:

  • TOO SHORT! Glad it’s KU, otherwise UGH!
  • First few pages led me to think I missed something big.
  • The Following Plot point…

This one bugged me… a lot, and has stayed in my head. When she first meets the Director, Andi brings up the Death Jester, despite the guys warning her to leave it alone. Evelyn, the Director, tells her the following:

“I know you heard something. I know you dreamt about something. But the Death Jester is little more than a myth, a boogeyman young Harlequins are told about to stop them abusing dream magic, and we have other things we need to be focusing on right now.” (Kindle Locations 254-256). 

Now… how does this make sense? She didn’t even know she was a Mage, much less a Harlequin! How could she have heard about the myth before now? Andi heard the Jester’s bell before she even knew what he was, or that he – IT – was supposed to be a cautionary horror tale. Shouldn’t someone have thought of that before dismissing her?

Perhaps this will be resolved in the next novel? On to Book 3!


Please note, this is a Reverse Harem (RH) novel which will (eventually) feature sexual situations more suited to a mature audience. 

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Book Review - Twilight Warrior #slowburn #RH #UrbanFantasy


Twilight Warrior
by Tansey Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow-Burn, Urban Fantasy RH

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

This is Book 3 in ‘The Harlequin’s Harem’ Series – see my review for Book 1 here!

Three weeks after the end of Book 2, Andi finds that her life is only becoming more complicated. Not only is she struggling to learn how to be a DPA agent and defend herself both with magic and without, but she is also spending every night prowling the Twilight, keeping the Death Jester occupied. It’s a recipe for disaster, and the Circus is waiting.

Andi is pretty badass in this book, finding her inner core and losing much of her hesitancy from book 2, both in terms of magic and in love. The relationships she is forging with the guys take a huge step forward, finally solidifying into something real – and incredibly hot.  

Pros:

  • Plot thickens.
  • Andi is coming into her own
  • Damon… he’s just hot. Seriously.
  • Unique world building.

Cons:

  • A few typos, doesn’t really detract
  • So short… 100 pages? What’s with that?


Please note, this is a Reverse Harem (RH) novel which features sexual situations more suited to a mature audience. 

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