Obscura by Joe Hart

What a bloody wild ride. Sci-fi, thriller, mystery, dystopian and horror all rolled into one, keeping you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath throughout. Continue reading “Obscura by Joe Hart”

Beyond Meridian by C.C Bridges

A mini review

Beyond MeridianMy first m/m romance, this was a quick, easy read. Beyond Meridian is under 100 pages, but it is crammed full of action, adventure, romance and sexy time. Continue reading “Beyond Meridian by C.C Bridges”

A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh

Happy Release Day



Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father’s brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she’s finally found it. Or so she thinks.
But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace—all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.
To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powers…before they destroy her. All is not yet lost—there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.

A Glimmer of Hope is book 1 in the Avalon Chronicles series, a dark urban fantasy, published by 47North, released on 1/4/18, followed by book two later in the year.

You can get yourself a copy from AmazonBook Depository or Booktopia.




Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore

A review

When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe’s coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her abilities caught the eye of the brutish warlord that leads the tribe, but the demon of the mountain hunts all who wield the Coven’s power, and Aoleyn’s talent has made her a beacon in the night.

I received this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Child of a Mad God is a character driven fantasy. It’s set in a small part of a much larger world. We have two main points of view throughout the book and through them get an insight into the finer details of the cultures and people. Continue reading “Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore”

Scales of Empire by Kylie Chan

Out now

Do you have an author that you automatically buy all their books, but you haven’t  read any of them yet? I have a few. One of the many authors I do this with is Kylie Chan. I’ve been slowly collecting her books, but haven’t picked up the couple I’m missing. I was super excited when I came across her latest book on NetGalley, but in typical Maxine style I haven’t finished it yet.


Corporal Jian Choumaliis on the mission of a lifetime – security officer on one of Earth’s huge generation ships, fleeing Earth’s failing ecosystem to colonise a distant planet.

The ship encounters a technologically and culturally advanced alien empire, led by a royal family of dragons. The empire’s dragon emissary offers her aid to the people of Earth, bringing greater health, longer life, and faster-than-light travel to nearby stars.

But what price will the people of Earth have to pay for the generous alien assistance?

In this first book in a brand new series, Kylie Chan brings together pacey, compelling storytelling and an all-too-possible imagined future in a tale packed with action, adventure, drama and suspense.

Dragons in space! Yes please. I’m hoping to start this in the next week or so. I’m drowning in my unread books, but at least my kindle books can’t topple over and crush me.

Scales of Empire by Kylie Chan is published by HarperCollins Publishers Australia and is out now. Booktopia or Amazon 

Book of Souls by Nadine Nightingale

Book Review

If death wants you, he’ll get you. Some cross his path sooner, others later. But we all rendezvous with the reaper at some point. He’s rarely as handsome as Joe Black, yet always as insidious as Michael Myers.


Nisha Blake doesn’t fit in, the locals call her the Angel of Death. Little do they know how close they are to being right. Death finds those close to Nisha. The friendly store clerk, her teacher, her friends, her neighbour, they all died in her presence. Not even her parents were safe. Continue reading “Book of Souls by Nadine Nightingale”