Review: The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with […]

Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong

The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town’s only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson and falling in love in less than the year that she’s […]

Review: Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt

Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria’s royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what–but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Torn from […]

Review: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

In This Fallen Prey, the next installment of New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrongs thriller series, Casey Duncan is about to face her toughest job as police detective in Rockton yet. When Casey first arrived at the off-the-grid town, an isolated community built as a haven for people running from their pasts, she had […]

Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

When experienced homicide detective Casey Duncan first moved to the secret town of Rockton, she expected a safe haven for people like her, people running from their past misdeeds and past lives. She knew living in Rockton meant living off-the-grid completely: no cell phones, no Internet, no mail, very little electricity, and no way of […]

Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey’s best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. […]

Review: Much Ado About Nutmeg by Sarah Fox

Wedding bells are in the air—along with the aroma of maple syrup—in the latest Pancake House Mystery. But a series of murders threatens to spoil everyone’s appetite. . .   Between tourist season, planning her beach wedding, and running her pancake house, the Flip Side, Marley McKinney is busier than ever. On top of that, […]

Review: Crepe Expectations by Sarah Fox

When a murder case from the past heats up again, it’s up to Marley McKinney to sort through a tall stack of suspects in the latest Pancake House Mystery . . .   Although it’s a soggy start to spring in Wildwood Cove, the weather clears up just in time for the town to host […]

Review: Tangled Ivy by Ashley Farley

Lillian Alexander’s father is dying of cancer. When he rambles on in a morphine-delirium, Lillian can’t ignore the feeling he’s trying to tell her something. At his funeral days later, she encounters ghosts from her past who stir long-suppressed memories from the day her mother died twenty-seven years ago. Why, if her mother’s death was […]

Review: Chocolate a la Murder by Kirsten Weiss

Maddie gets rattled by a candy-coated murder. It’s Wine and Chocolate Days in San Benedetto, and paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski has sweet dreams about her new Magic of Chocolate exhibit. Her latest attraction is a haunted Mexican whisk called a molinillo that rattles if someone lies. When Maddie visits the town’s new boutique chocolate […]

Review: The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth

With every book, Sally Hepworth becomes more and more known for her searing emotional portraits of families—and the things that test their bonds. In The Mother’s Promise, she delivers her most powerful novel yet: the story of a single mother who is dying, the troubled teenaged daughter who is battling her own demons, and the […]

Review: A Dog’s Chance by Casey Wilson

Sometimes the dogs we rescue… also rescue us. A heart-wrenching and beautiful story perfect for dog lovers everywhere. Fans of A Dog’s Purpose, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Marley and Me will be utterly entranced by this gorgeous page-turner. Madison knows her fourteen-year-old daughter Abbie is struggling. She wishes she could give […]

Review: Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox

Winter has come to Wildwood Cove, and riding in on the chill is Wally Fowler. Although he’s been away for years, establishing his reputation as the self-proclaimed Waffle King, the wealthy blowhard has returned to the coastal community to make money, not friends—by pitting his hot and trendy Waffle Kingdom against Marley McKinney’s cozy pancake […]

Review: Of Spice and Men by Sarah Fox

With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa Jayde, happens to be an old flame of her boyfriend. After […]

Review: The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha “Sam” Mullins felt trapped on her family’s orchard and in their pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star’s New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed. When the chef […]

Review: Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake by Sarah Graves

The island fishing village of Eastport, Maine, has plenty of salty local character. It also has a sweet side, thanks to Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, her best friend Ellie, and their waterfront bake shop, The Chocolate Moose. But when island life is disrupted by the occasional killer, Jake and Ellie put their chocolate treats aside to […]

Review: A Death at the Yoga Cafe by Michelle Kelly

Keeley Carpenter has found her center. After returning to Befrey, the traditional English village she called home ten years ago, she’s opened her dream yoga café, which doubles as both a yoga studio and a delicious vegetarian café. Even better, Keeley is dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and things are beginning to look serious. Too […]

Review: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

The small suburb of Pleasant Court lives up to its name. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows their neighbours, and children play in the street. Isabelle Heatherington doesn’t fit into this picture of family paradise. Husbandless and childless, she soon catches the attention of three Pleasant Court mothers. But Ange, Fran and Essie […]

Review: Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

Investigating a plane crash in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers in a most disturbing way that the evidence doesn’t add up. Tripping over a coyote-chewed leg at the crash scene, she performs a little mental arithmetic and realizes that this victim wasn’t on the plane. Once again, Brennan’s high-tech […]

Review: Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs — […]

Review: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs

Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American-born Dr. Temperance Breman, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should lie in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying […]

Review: Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs

Her life is devoted to justice; for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern and […]

Review: Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on […]

The Positive Thing About Podcasts

What is an avid bookworm’s worst fear?  There’s nothing to read? Now, come on.  We know that this world is full of way too much literature that this scenario could never happen.  No, I’m talking that dreaded thing that we all seem to never have enough of… time. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled […]

Finding The Path Back

It’s been some time since I last posted on this blog.  In truth, I got overwhelmed by the demands of my first year of teaching.  Even posting about books I had finished reading seemed to become more of a chore than I could muster.  What I didn’t realize is that I missed the interaction I […]

Secrets In Our Scars by Rebecca Trogner

Secrets In Our Scars Rebecca Trogner Publication date: February 7th 2018 Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense A sexy romance. A twisted mystery. One mistake can change everything. On a sweltering summer day, Daisy Aldridge knocks on the wrong door. Yanked inside. Trapped and pressed against her only means of escape she spirals into a panic. […]

The Dark Lands by Christina Bauer

The Dark Lands Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins #5) Published by: Monster House Books Publication date: September 1st 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult “This YA paranormal fantasy series is cute, compulsively readable and above all fun.” – The Nocturnal Library Blog Nineteen-year-old Myla Lewis is loving life–she’s now a wife, mother, and Queen of the […]

Inimical by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge

Inimical Genevieve Iseult Eldredge (Circuit Fae, #3) Published by: Monster House Books Publication date: September 18th 2018 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people…And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer […]

Superhero High by T.H. Hernandez

Superhero High T.H. Hernandez Published by: Soul Mate Publishing Publication date: July 5th 2018 Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Young Adult Sixteen-year-old Annarenee Stevens is the sole member of her family without a super power. The only time she feels powerful is in the pool. With her sights set on swimming for U.C. Berkeley, she’s ready […]

Nothing But Trouble by Ashley Bostock

Nothing But Trouble Ashley Bostock Publication date: August 28th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Billionaire CEO Michael Vilander needed just one date. Creating a fake profile on his own matchmaking website may not have been his brightest move. But then Sophia Baldwin’s arresting face pops up on his CHAT NOW feature. Not only is she […]

Taxed by Love by A.J. Renee

Taxed by Love A.J. Renee (St. Fleur #5) Publication date: August 29th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Love was in the air and Gabrielle wasn’t interested. Even if she was willing to risk her heart again, which she wasn’t, any man would have to get past her overbearing brother first. Andrew was unashamed of his […]

Cradled by Christina Bauer

Cradled Christina Bauer (Beholder #4.5) Publication date: July 31st 2018 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult An Epilogue Novella At last, Elea and Rowan are settling in to their new lives. Trouble is, Rowan is spending a lot of time cleaning up messes from his childhood. And considering the nightmare that was his mother, those are some […]

Twisted Lies 4 by Sedona Venez

Twisted Lies 4 Sedona Venez (Dirty Secrets, #4) Publication date: September 19th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance From USA Today bestselling author Sedona Venez comes an edge-of-your-seat captivating, heart-wrenching, romantic suspense. I knew he was evil, lust, and darkness personified. He should have terrified me, but he didn’t because I was just as messed up […]

The Guild Codex: Spellbound 1 & 2 by Annette Marie

Three Mages and a Margarita & Dark Arts and a Daiquiri Annette Marie (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #1) Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc. Publication date: September 14th 2018 Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy Broke, almost homeless, and recently fired. Those are my official reasons for answering a wanted ad for a skeevy-looking bartender gig. […]

The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo

The Gathering Bernadette Giacomazzo (The Uprising, #1) Publication date: March 31st 2018 Genres: Adult, Dystopian The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of […]

Ricochet by David A. Kennedy

Ricochet David A. Kennedy Published by: Acorn Publishing Publication date: November 6th 2018 Genres: Adult, Thriller Brenda Roseberry is young, brilliant, and fearless, but her moral compass is radically skewed. Recruited by the secret government agency Special Crimes Response And Mitigation, she delivers twisted vigilantism to the streets and the corporate boardrooms of America. Her […]

Infamous by Allison Stowe

Infamous Allison Stowe Publication date: September 19th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Enter the world of this YA thriller, where nothing is ever quite as it seems… It’s been five years since the high profile kidnapping case which turned Cassie Waterson’s life upside down. The aftermath led her to become a household name – for […]

Paralucidity by Stephen H. Provost

Paralucidity Stephen H. Provost Publication date: July 15th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance Somebody wanted Minerva Rus dead. They succeeded. But Minerva isn’t letting a little thing like death stop her. After the dangerous adventure that killed her in Memortality, Minerva Rus has reconciled herself to being dead. She and her also-dead boyfriend Raven […]

To Teach Or Not To Teach

I finished my first week of subbing and I’m proud to say I didn’t go crazy! I won’t pretend everything was rainbows and sunshine, because that’s definitely not true. But I had an interesting week and I found that I really enjoyed teaching. My first day of subbing was for seventh grade science. Fortunately, the […]

Back to School… Sort Of

If you told me a few months ago that I would start subbing at the local school district, I would have thought you were crazy. In fact, at the beginning of December, I thought things were finally starting to look up for me. I had a decent paying job and I was finally getting out […]

Welcome to the Notepad!

Welcome to my new personal blog! Some of you may know me from my book blog: The Writer’s Inkwell Originally I had started that blog during a time in my life when things weren’t going so well. I wanted to use it as a way for me to focus my frustrations into something constructive. For […]

The Generosity of a Child

Cameron has a bit of an aversion to foods with sauces on or in them. He will not eat normal meals like mac ‘n cheese or even spaghetti for me. However, he’s obsessed with McDonald’s. Of course, much like normal children, he cares more about the toy than the food. Last night he came home […]

Doing the Best You Can

  I am the mother of an autistic child. I work full time, I take care of my child, I pay my bills, I pay taxes and then I undertake the difficult task of trying to find him help so that one day we may be able to build a bridge between the world he […]

Starting Over… Again

Sometimes the waves of good things and bad things can seem so overwhelming. Had you asked me 10 years ago, where I would be, the answer was simple. But here I am, a million miles off that projected path. It’s funny, so often, I feel as if my life is like a GPS unit, constantly […]

Frustration

I fear I have been extremely tight-lipped on this blog for quite some time. Life, as it is for some many parents, has just not been easy for quite some time. Though, that is not the reason for my lack of updates. A month ago, today, I discovered something that the school had done to […]

Too Cool for School

So I’ve been becoming increasingly concerned about Cameron and his schooling situation. I know I had concerns last year, but most of those were in regards to his own behavior as opposed to the quality of education he has been receiving. I had to attend his ETR two weeks ago and to say I was […]

Yet Another Change

It’s been over a month since I loaded just a fraction of our belongings and Cameron and I did our trek across country to our new home in Ohio. To say there have been some bumps in the road, is a complete understatement. Yet, somehow, we are still making it through. Surprisingly, Cameron handled the […]

Summertime Blues/Happy Birthday Cameron

I know it’s been a while since I last posted. Truthfully, sometimes I find coming to this page to be discouraging. Not so much because I don’t wish to type about my son. Heavens no, that’s the furthest from the truth. But I have tried to keep from using this place as a means to […]

Clonidine Day 1

So, for years, I have struggled with the idea of medicating Cameron. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those mothers who believes vaccinations caused Cameron’s autism. He’s up-to-date on all of his vaccinations and soon, even his dental will be up-to-date. No, I have struggled with the idea of medicating Cameron […]

All About Cameron

Cameron has been a blessing in my life for over five years now. Five years… Some days, I think “Surely, it has been longer than that” and then there are days like today. Days, where as I look over to see him sleeping and I can’t believe how quickly the first five years of his […]

Adventure

Review: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Review: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic — how will he survive? Ten-year-old George Calder can’t believe his luck — he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their […]

Art

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel to Panel

Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Panel to Panel

Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued but only in comics beginning with the spectacular Season 8. Under the tutelage of Whedon, this ground-breaking series further developed the fan-favorite television characters and established new ones. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Panel to Panel– Seasons 8 and 9 is a deluxe oversize book collecting the covers, pinup art, […]

Blog Tour

Being Alpha by Aileen Erin

Being Alpha by Aileen Erin

Being Alpha Aileen Erin (Alpha Girl #7) Published by: Ink Monster LLC Publication date: February 13th 2018 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin For the first time since Tessa met Dastien, life is quiet. The evil witch, Luciana, is six glorious feet under, St. Ailbe’s is closed due to human […]

Book Blitz

The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski

The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski

The Boyfriend Whisperer Linda Budzinski Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: November 15th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and […]

Character Interview

The Resistance: Leprechaun by Kristyn Stone

The Resistance: Leprechaun by Kristyn Stone

Title: The Resistance: Leprechaun Author: Kristyn Stone Genre: Young Adult When most teenagers turn sixteen they receive a car or a watch from their family but one Florida teen learns a family secret. Garritt wakes on his sixteenth birthday to find himself as a leprechaun. Garritt must go live with family in Ireland to learn […]

Chick Lit

Review: Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper

Review: Dying on the Vine by Marla Cooper

Spirited wedding planner Kelsey McKenna juggles a sabotaged wedding and a cold-blooded killer in beautiful California wine country in this hilarious follow-up to Terror in Taffeta. Wedding planner Kelsey McKenna just signed on to a dream gig. She’s going to be the “day-of” coordinator at the beautiful Higgens Estate in California wine country. There’s only […]

Children's

Review: Jessi and the Superbrat by Ann M. Martin

Review: Jessi and the Superbrat by Ann M. Martin

Stoneybrook has gone star-crazy! Derek Masters, an eight-year-old regular on a hit TV sitcom, has moved to town. Everyone’s wondering what a real live TV star will be like—will he drive to school in a limo? Jessi can’t believe it, but even stars need baby-sitters, and she’s the lucky club member to watch Derek Masters. […]

Christmas

Review: Killer Christmas by Harper Lin

Review: Killer Christmas by Harper Lin

After breaking up with hunky movie star Nick Doyle, Grammy Award-winning singer Emma Wild returns to her hometown for Christmas to get away from it all. In Hartfield, a small town in Ontario, Canada, she gets caught up in a murder case after a fan’s drink is poisoned at the Chocoholic Cafe, owned by Emma’s […]

Comics

Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 28: A Certain Doom by Robert Kirkman

Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 28: A Certain Doom by Robert Kirkman

In the aftermath of The Whisperer War–ALL IS LOST as Rick and all of Alexandria fight for survival against the largest horde of walkers they’ve ever faced. Where we last left Rick and the gang, Rick was informing the survivors that the Whisperers had a herd of thousands of walkers.  Unfortunately, the mega herd is […]

Cover Reveal

Mewranters – Attack of the Sea Monster by Kachi Ugo

Mewranters – Attack of the Sea Monster by Kachi Ugo

Mewranters – Attack of the Sea Monster Kachi Ugo Publication date: November 6th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Middle-Grade, Young Adult If there are no sea monsters ravaging the seven seas, or three-headed hydras prowling our streets, it’s not because they don’t exist; it’s because we exist. We are the last line of defense against nature’s indiscretions. […]

Cozy Mystery

Review: Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton

Review: Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton

Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive. If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay […]

Crime

Review: Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong

Review: Alone in the Wild by Kelley Armstrong

Every season in Rockton seems to bring a new challenge. At least that’s what Detective Casey Duncan has felt since she decided to call this place home. Between all the secretive residents, the sometimes-hostile settlers outside, and the surrounding wilderness, there’s always something to worry about. While on a much needed camping vacation with her […]

Dark Fantasy

Review: Daughter of Shadows by Wil Radcliffe

Review: Daughter of Shadows by Wil Radcliffe

Beyond the maddening edges of creation lurk nameless horrors greater than the Whisper King himself. To find his kidnapped daughter and save his hometown David Kinder must face these horrors, even as he tries to untangle a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the Whisper King’s empire in the Shadow Mountains. Along the way he reconnects […]

Dystopian

Review: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

Review: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking […]

Erotica

Review: Deeper by Jaine Diamond

Review: Deeper by Jaine Diamond

This time… Catch wants it all. For months, Sergeant “Catch” Durant has scraped out an existence without her. Cadet Lana Marsden. The girl of his kink-fueled dreams. Sweet. Submissive. And utterly in control. The girl who used the safeword and walked away. For months, Lana’s tried to carry on with her duty—her mission into the […]

Excerpt

Rock Legend By Tara Leigh

Rock Legend By Tara Leigh

  Title: Rock King (Nothing But Trouble, Book 2) Author: Tara Leigh Genre: Contemporary Romance / Rockstar Romance Release Date: July 17, 2018 Cover Designer: Forever Romance Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. I’m no Prince Charming. Most people know me as the drummer for Nothing but Trouble. Depending who you ask, I’m also a […]

Family Saga

Review: 1,000-Year-Old Ghosts by Laura Chow Reeve

Review: 1,000-Year-Old Ghosts by Laura Chow Reeve

A grandmother teaches her family to deal with difficult memories in a unique way — by pickling them in jars. “1000–Year–Old Ghosts” appears in the new anthology Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2017. School is back in session and I find myself struggling to manage my love for literature and my hectic schedule.  Fortunately, […]

Fantasy

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play […]

Featured Author

Jade Whitfield Author Spotlight

Jade Whitfield Author Spotlight

As a passionate reader and writer, Jade Whitfield loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee and a sweet romance. A fan of ‘Happily Ever After’, she believes that everyone should find their own forever love and is committed to telling stories to inspire that. Beautiful and sassy Liv Preston constantly has guys falling […]

Giveaway

Spotted Her First by Emma Dean

Spotted Her First by Emma Dean

Spotted Her First Emma Dean Publication date: June 26th 2018 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Three hot leopard shifters? Yes please. Piper is a librarian at Sacramento State working on her graduate thesis, but her quiet life turns upside down when three hot guys literally crash into her world. They move into her house and her […]

Gothic Fiction

Review: The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

Review: The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and voluptous voice spoke to us, telling the story of The Vampire Lestat.  In The Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice continues her extraordinary “Vampire Chronicles” in a feat of mesmeric storytelling, […]

Guest Post

Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee

Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee

This is my stop during the blog tour for Dying for Space by S.J. Higbee. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 14 till 31 December. See the tour schedule here. Dying for Space (The Sunblinded Trilogy #2) By S.J. Higbee Genre: Science Fiction Age category: New Adult […]

Historical Fiction

Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Review: Judah’s Wife by Angela Hunt

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great’s generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews […]

Holiday Themed

Review: Valentine’s Victim by Harper Lin

Review: Valentine’s Victim by Harper Lin

It looks like superstar singer Emma Wild is going to be single on Valentine’s Day. She’s ignoring all of Detective Sterling Matthew’s calls and evading her promotional duties for her third album release. All she wants to do is sit at home, watch trashy TV shows and eat junk food. But a journalist from Rolling […]

Horror

Review: Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker

Review: Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker

High school meets classic horror in this YA contemporary twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Head Cheerleader Cassidy Hyde’s life should have been perfect. But it really, really wasn’t, and she’s about ready to give up and disappear. Until, the first time she takes Sunshine. This new […]

Humor

Review: Murder Over Mochas by Caroline Fardig

Review: Murder Over Mochas by Caroline Fardig

A blast from the past gets Nashville PI and coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley in hot water in this explosive mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Death Before Decaf. As a newly minted private eye, Juliet Langley has sworn to leave homicide to the authorities, limiting the scope of her investigations to cheating spouses […]

Memoir

From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race by Walter Tucker III

From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race by Walter Tucker III

Title: From Compton to Congress: His Grace for My Race Author: Walter Tucker III Genre: Nonfiction Memoir About the Book From Compton to Congress reveals shocking criminal charges, based on an FBI Sting, that send Congressman Walter R. Tucker III reeling, and changes his life forever. Against the great odds of overcoming the tough streets […]

Movies

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Forever My Girl Author: Heidi McLaughlin Production Company: Roadside Flix In theaters on January 19, 2018 For Ticket Purchase Information click <<HERE>> Official Movie Trailer FOREVER MY GIRL will release in theaters on January 19, 2018 I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. […]

Mystery

Review: Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

Review: Southern Spirits by Angie Fox

One simple mistake… For a girl who is about to lose her family home, Releases the ghost of a long-dead gangster, And opens Verity Long’s eyes to a whole new world. When out of work graphic designer Verity Long accidentally traps a ghost on her property, she’s saddled with more than a supernatural sidekick—she gains […]

Non-Fiction

Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

Review: A Decade of Hope by Dennis Smith

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing from the author of The New York Times bestseller Report from Ground Zero. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But […]

Paranormal

Review: Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

Review: Night Shift by Charlaine Harris

At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves—only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town. Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason […]

Post-Apocalyptic

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who […]

Q&A

Assassin’s Soul by Noella Royce

Assassin’s Soul by Noella Royce

Assassin’s Soul Noella Royce (The Angel Crusades, #1) Publication date: April 30th 2018 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance He’s an enigma. Seductive, dominant, dismissive, distant… and this just makes her want him more. He’s an Adonis, all rippling muscles, magnetic charisma, and supernatural strength And just might be a murderer Why can’t I stay away from […]

Reviews

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Review: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate […]

Romance

Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

Her second chance at love. . . Chelsea McCullagh escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew-until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps to fix her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two […]

Science Fiction

Review: Parasite by Mira Grant

Review: Parasite by Mira Grant

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond […]

Short Stories

Review: American Housewife Stories by Helen Ellis

Review: American Housewife Stories by Helen Ellis

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They […]

Teen

Review: The Third Evil by R.L. Stine

Review: The Third Evil by R.L. Stine

It’s back! Did the evil spirit really leave Kimmy’s body? The cheerleaders of Shadyside High can still feel its dark presence, and Corky knows that it is out there, somewhere close. And getting closer. Corky is tormented night after night by dreams of her dead sister, Bobbi. What terrifying message is Bobbi trying to tell […]

Thriller

Review: Cross Kill by James Patterson

Review: Cross Kill by James Patterson

Alex Cross, I’m coming for you–even from the grave if I have to. Along Came a Spider killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you […]

Trailers

The Potion By R.G. Emanuelle

The Potion By R.G. Emanuelle

Title: The Potion Author: R.G. Emanuelle Genre: Romance, Victorian, Mystery Release Date: April 24, 2018 Cover Designer: Jove Belle Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. A secret formula. A mysterious blue potion. A determined woman. In the tradition of mad scientists, Vera Kennedy will stop at nothing to create the elixir that will give women […]

True Crime

Review: A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case by John Follain

Review: A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case by John Follain

London Times journalist John Follain presents the most comprehensive account of the most publicized and controversial trial in a decade Shortly after 12:30pm on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been […]

Women's Fiction

Review: Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Review: Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Two sisters share the surprising highs and cringe-worthy lows of social media fame, when their most private thoughts become incredibly public in this fresh and funny debut novel. Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different […]

Young Adult

Review: Wicked Lover by Sarah Wathen

Review: Wicked Lover by Sarah Wathen

Have you ever wondered about that girl at the edge of the crowd? The one who has dark, bushy hair that hides her eyes while she’s reading, but tight shirts that don’t even try to hide the size of her breasts? You’ve heard the rumors, you know the rude nicknames, and you wonder what she […]