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Absolutely loved this second instalment in the Nira Chronicles

Zercy (The Nira Chronicles, #2)Zercy by Kora Knight

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So book one would have had more stars if it hadn’t been for the cliff hanger, this one has a sort of cliff hanger but I honestly don’t care because the rest of it was brilliant.

I love me a good sci-fi story and Kora Knight is excellent at the world building needed to make a narrative work when it involves humans and seven foot tall horned aliens!

There’s some ridiculously hot and downright dirty sex in this one too, the bed scene with the living plants in particular was wonderfully kinky, but there’s also a truly beautiful love story at the heart of this book.

Alec and Zercy were an incredible pair, finding common ground in spite of their differences in not only species but also in their station. I loved the slow building of their friendship outside of the insane sexual chemistry.

There’s the same load of action and humorous asides in this as the first one and the book is very “visual”, I would love to see this on the screen but it’d no doubt be too erotic for mainstream audiences!

Now I want to know what’s going to happen next, who plotted to kill the Krie, will Gesh and Noah sort things out, did Bailey end up with his merman and is Chet not quite as adverse to Roni as he claims to be 🙂

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Kasia Bacon round-up – this author blows me away!

The Highlander​ (The Order #2)The Highlander​ by Kasia Bacon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How does she do it?! How does Kasia manage to impart a richly detailed world, brimming with wit, emotions and feelings, into such a small number of pages?

This book takes up where The Mutt left off and we get a glimpse into Lochan’s head as he tries to rationalise his feelings and put them aside out of fear he’ll be left hurt when he ultimately ends up alone.

There’s real skill needed to add this level of depth to a short story and this one has it in spades. I need to know what happens next with these two.

The Poison Within (Inspector Skaer, #1)The Poison Within by Kasia Bacon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kasia Bacon is a bloody genius, I don’t care what anyone else thinks, her ability to craft such detailed glimpses into a richly populated and living world is incredible.

She is a wordsmith of the highest order and this one, set in the same world but featuring different characters than The Mutt and The Highlander, is another triumph.

The thinly disguised mirroring of what’s been happening in our ‘real’ world cleverly plays out against a backdrop of how far people are willing to go for those they love.

It’s brilliant and I want more.

So, Goodreads in their wisdom, deleted my original review of this one, so here’s the new one as well!

A Late Bite to EatA Late Bite to Eat by Kasia Bacon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right Goodreads, not sure what poor Kasia Bacon did to you to have this book listing pulled and all the reviews lost, but here’s mine again, with a few additional flowery words.

I’m running out of fancy words to write when it comes to this author but, for me, the mark of a great one is the introduction of a new character in passing that I want to know more about.

Eryssa was that character in The Poison Within and the furia gives up a little of her inner thoughts in this fabulous flash fic, and now I want to know more about the Order’s healer, briefly introduced in this one, and Lochan’s dad Lu, Grand Master of The Order.

Kasia Bacon is, in my eyes, one of the finest proponents of the short story that I’ve had the joy to read. How she does what she does in so few words absolutely staggers me.

Eryssa is a fascinating mix of temptress and concerned lover and I found the duality of her nature was put on the page with incredible skill. I adore this series of books and cannot wait to get more.

A Late Bite to EatA Late Bite to Eat by Kasia Bacon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m running out of fancy words to write when it comes to this author but, for me, the mark of a great one is the introduction of a new character in passing that I want to know more about.

Eryssa was that character in The Poison Within and the furia gives up a little of her inner thoughts in this fabulous flash fic, and now I want to know more about the Order’s healer, briefly introduced in this one, and Lochan’s dad Lu, Grand Master of The Order.

Blessing and LightBlessing and Light by Kasia Bacon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give up. Really, this book is less than 5k words and yet it encompasses everything I needed to know about this corner of Kasia’s fabulous world and these two new characters who are drawn with such an incredibly light touch I feel like I’ve already known them all their lives.

This is serious talent. The UST in this one was strung out at just the right rate and the ending was just beautiful. Sometimes you don’t need to see everything on the page to know just how connected two people can be.

#ARCs received from the author in return for honest and unbiased reviews.

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