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Among Thieves (Tales of the Kin #1) by Douglas Hulick

When it comes to fantasy novels- I've picked up my share of dragons flying through the sky, magic users, but never a crime center fantasy. Nothing in this book was cut or dry with like the lead, the reader is stumbling around picking up clues that end up very clever, deadly and always ending with some very surprising results. Drothe is a Nose or an informant, whom takes care of trouble before it gets well out of hand for his criminal organization, but when he stumbles onto something bigger that all starts with a hidden message, and later a very valuable book he'll not only have his boss out for him, other bigger and two bad-bad criminal organization bosses know as the Gray Princes but the whole empire after him, unless he doesn't get killed in the progress and finds a way out of the mess before a full-scale war breaks out. Drothe was the type of hero that grabs me, he's smart, but not a big badass, he's not some super-human, magic wielding user. At times I thou…

Nearly a Lady by Alissa Johnson

There's always going to come a book that just surprise and delights you into remembering why you love to read the certain genre. Nearly a Lady reminded me so much of my love for the old Trad books, with it's deep characters and the beautiful blossoming relationship between the H/H that I don't see as much anymore without it having to deal with inst-o-lust something or another. You have two wonderful characters that slowly grow and reveal their innermost thoughts. Both were far from perfect as Gideon and Winnefred, but their were perfect in their imperfections and rocky road they travel. Much if not all the focus in center around Gideon and Winnefred (although plus in my book) giving the reader a even greater depth to their developing relationship that starts off not so swell... Gideon and his brother find out that their dear step-mama has been stealing for years from their now dead father and others, and a one Winnefred Blythe. Put in charge of setting out the wrong do…

Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2) by by Kevin Hearne

Falling in love with Hounded - I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next in this series Hexed, with much of the plot and weakness smoothed out very nicely, Hexed kept everything that was great about Hounded there by grew great from it and made the series even better! After Atticus finally defeats his long time nemesis Aenghus Og, he thought he get a nice break, of course that’s so not the case for our last druid! Not only does he almost get killed by a long distance magic attack by a new coven of witches, but he has to deal with some crazy Bacchus and to top it off a fallen angel and the everyday troubles-like the cops! The story just zooms by with Atticus trying to keep the peace on his home turf, and getting pulled into things that we wish he could avoid, but with humor and some heavy back-up Atticus goes in there fighting. For someone really old, Hearne does a great job of slowly revealing Atticus’s past and more is relieved about him in Hexed. as he helped famili…