Kimberly Lemming

Books: Fantasy | Romance

Mead Mishaps: That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon (2021), Mistlefoe: A Mead Realm Tale (2021), That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf (2022), A Bump In Boohail (2022), That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Human (2023)

Mead Mishaps

That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon (2021)

That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a DemonThis is utterly ridiculous.

My self-preserving habits made me a bit of an outlier with the other girls in town. "Who wouldn't want to go off on a grand adventure with a bunch of hot heroes also chosen by the goddess?"

Me bitches. No, thank you.

And utterly delightful.

"What is that?" He said with disdain.

"This is crawfish, and it's about to be our dinner."

"You intend to feed me swamp spiders?" He asked, raising a brow.

I enjoyed the hell out of this story. Despite all the boinking. (It was skimable–I didn't feel like I was missing any plot points by doing so, so my thanks for that madame author.)

Cinnamon, whose family runs the spice farm–has no interest in adventures, and is delighted when she is not chosen to head off on the goddesses' quest to kill demons.

Unfortunately, she runs into a demon on the way home from the celebration sending off the adventurers, and ends up having to go on an adventure anyway.

I kept reading bits out to Michael. Such as this, when she becomes the head cook on a pirate ship.

I chose ten orcs to help man the kitchens. They seemed to take direction well and weren't covered in fur like the beast-men. They agreed on the condition that they got first pick on choice cuts of meat. Seemed fair to me. Although, it did take me a minute to get used to the sight of them eating raw pig hearts. I would have picked the shoulder as the best cut, but to each their own, I suppose.

It is silly and fun but also logical with wonderful world building.

And lots of cooking.

It's also unabashedly sex-positive, which I appreciate even if I don't want to read it.

I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a fun fantasy romp.

Rating: 8.5/10

Mistlefoe: A Mead Realm Tale (2021)

Mistlefoe A Mead Realm TaleThis story is very silly.

It's also fun.

Many family dinners throughout my childhood were filled with ramblings on taxes being too high or the current king spending too much money on mistresses and trebuchets.

Ruby's father snuck into a demon's territory and stole some ore (because they king was hoarding it all). Unfortunately, the demon cursed the ore, and now they can't sell any of the cursed swords.

It turned out even the most zealous doomsday prepper wasn't too keen on a battle-ax shouting sex jokes at all hours of the day.

So, fox shifter, daughter of a blacksmith, talking sword.

There was also a lot of sex, which, whatever, but the world building is just delightful.

Rating: 7.5/10

That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a Werewolf (2022)

That Time I Got Drunk and Yeeted a Love Potion at a WerewolfThis series is very very silly.

Very VERY silly.

And full of boinking.

SO much boinking.

A few minutes and a smoke free kitchen later, I returned with fresh coffee and a plate of grilled cheese sandwiches. Not the fanciest breakfast, but it got the job done in a pinch. Cooking wasn't normally something I enjoyed, anyway. So the simple dish had its merits, in my opinion. "OK, so I hope you like- WHERE ARE YOUR CLOTHES?"

In my brief absence, Felix had returned to his human form. His very naked human form. He still donned my frilly green apron, but nothing else.

It's also got great world building and fantastic characters, which is why I'm reading it.

Brie is hanging out with her friends when she accidentally throws a love potion at a werewolf.

"Oh, don't you patronize me! Are you out of love yet?"

"We should add rocking chairs to the front porch so we can watch the sunset together every evening. How do you feel about the name Rowan? That's our first son.

This is a problem because he is a very handsome werewolf to whom Brie finds herself attracted.

"He's under a spell, so that's dubious consent, at best."

There is a LOT of omega-shifter stuff in this story, which luckily I was able to gloss over to get back to the bits about breaking the spell and destroying the incel cult making love potions.

ALSO, there were many kinds of rep:

Physical touch wasn't something I particularly enjoyed. Looking back, I could think of at least one or two instances where my aversion to physical affection caused a rift between a lover or a friend.

I sighed in relief at not having to deal with any other social interactions. No more people for tonight, thank you.

So not for everyone, but also delightful!

Rating: 7/10

A Bump In Boohail (2022)

A Bump In BoohailWhy?

Because it's silly and fun.

Cinnamon is probably my favorite character in tise series, or that could just me identifying with her because I also hate being scared.

Stone scraped against stone. I turned, and the Gargoyles had moved from their sitting position to freeze halfway down their stone pillars. Tears blinded my vision. My voice trembled as I half-heartedly shook my fist in their direction. "We had an agreement."

A fun romp that doesn't take anything seriously.

Rating: 7/10

That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Human (2023)

That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a HumanThis series is so silly and delightful.

"She wants to know how you eat pasta!" the sword shouted.


"What? Oh, was that told in confidence?" She turned back to Dante and took on a chipper tone. "Disregard that! We have no pasta-related questions at this time."

It's also got all the boinking, but I ignore the boinking because I enjoy everything else about it so very much.

"Demons have a cure for that?" I asked, bewildered.

"Do your people not? Gods, what have humans been doing in the past century?"

"… Dying of syphilis?"

Publisher: Orbit

Rating: 7/10