To Read or Not to Read … Read! – September 2020

Posted September 26, 2020 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 10 Comments


Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.

Time for a Spooky Read, right?

Candidate #1

To Kill a Warlock
#1 Dulcie O’Neil
Urban Fantasy

The murder of a dark arts warlock.
A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose.
A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate.
Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.

When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.

As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

Candidate #2

Moon Dance by JR Rain
#1 Vampire For Hire
Urban Fantasy

Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there’s a reason why he survived five shots to the head…


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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1 year ago

Moon Dance definitely! I love that series.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Lorna

Oh good! Glad to get a vote from a fan. 🙂

1 year ago

I’ve always wanted to read the Mallory series. I pick that one!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Jen

I think it looks pretty good, too. Thanks, Jen!

1 year ago

I voted for Moon Dance, sounds like an interesting read and I like the series title, but the other one looks promising too. I hope you’ll enjoy whichever one wins.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Lola

I know, tough choice. I think they both look good as well. 🙂

1 year ago

I voted for To Kill a Warlock because it has better ratings on Goodreads, but either book sounds fun and they’re both just over 200 pages, so not too long. I look forward to your thoughts, Sophia!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Rachel

It was six of one and half dozen of the other for me so I was glad to put it to the vote. Thanks, Rachel! 🙂

Carole Rae
1 year ago

Mhmmmmmm they both look really good….I say both LOL ‘Tis the fall season. Nearly spooky season!

Sophia Rose
1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Haha, I broke you! Yes, spooky reads season.