From Geek to Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk

From Geek to Greek Billionaire by Gloria Silk Publication date: December 12th 2017 Genres: New Adult, Romance Olivia Moore has landed her dream job—to renovate a very special beach house for her best friend, Maria. The last thing Olivia needs is to bump into her teen crush, the geeky yet sexy Alexander Anderson. She fell in […]

Clowders by Vanessa Morgan

Clowders by Vanessa Morgan Publication date: March 1st 2018 Genres: Adult, Supernatural, Thriller Clervaux, Luxembourg. This secluded, picturesque town in the middle of Europe is home to more cats than people. For years, tourists have flocked to this place – also known as “cat haven” – to meet the cats and buy cat-related souvenirs. When Aidan, […]

Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler

Better Dead by Pamela Kopfler (A B&B Spirits Mystery #1) Published by: Kensington Publication date: December 26th 2017 Genres: Adult, Mystery As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . . Burl Davis checked out of […]

Groupie Games by Rebecca Lewis

Today is the cover reveal for Groupie Games by Rebecca Lewis. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Groupie Games by Rebecca Lewis Genre: Romance Age category: Adult Release Date: 21 December 2017 Blurb: **Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go backstage.** The Groupie Games are just that…games. You’re not supposed to get […]

Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey Publication date: January 16th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Tracey… One night left my heart shattered and my reputation ruined, and now my only hope is to transfer to another university far from home. Although I’m a champion figure skater and am used to succeeding, I can’t dump the burden […]

Sunday Post #63 – Subbing and Book Reviews

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap for the week before, showcase books and things we have received, etc. This past week was my first week back to subbing in my local area.  I haven’t subbed outside my son’s chartered school […]

One Night by A.M. Salinger

One Night by A.M. Salinger (Night Series, #1) Publication date: January 12th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance One night was all I asked for. For him to show me how good it can be. — Gabe One night was all I promised. To give him the best time of his life. — Cam Gabe Anderson wants […]

Rock King by Tara Leigh

Title: Rock King (Nothing But Trouble, Book 1) Author: Tara Leigh Genre: Contemporary Romance / Rockstar Romance Release Date: February 20, 2018 Cover Designer: Forever Romance Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. Fans of Kristen Callihan and Kylie Scott will scream for this sizzling bad boy rock star romance! I’m not who you think I […]

The Only One by Necie Navone

The Only One by Necie Navone (Brothers of Camelot, #1) Publication date: December 15th 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance The first in the Brothers of Camelot Series: The Only One Can a man whore whose motto is “One and Done” keep it in his pants long enough to win back the trust of his childhood sweetheart? […]

To Be Read Thursdays #40: Rick Riordan Books

To Be Read Thursdays are a meme hosted by yours truly. This is a way to feature the books you’ve added to your TBR list over the past week or a newly added book that you are excited about reading in the near future. Anyone is welcome to participate in this meme. Please just link […]

Ice Kingdom by Tiana Warner

Ice Kingdom by Tiana Warner (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai, #3) Publication date: December 11th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult The final adventure in the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy … Meela and Lysi have unleashed Sisiutl, legendary two-headed serpent of the Pacific Northwest. It was supposed to be an ally that would help them win the […]

What Are You Reading Wednesday #57: The Night Mark

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature on It’s A Reading Thing. It’s fairly straight forward. Just answer a few simple questions about the book you are currently reading and the post it. If you use the image above, please make sure you link it back to It’s A Reading Thing. How […]

A Study In Shifters by Majanka Verstraete

A Study In Shifters by Majanka Verstraete (The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, #1) Publication date: June 26th 2018 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Seventeen-year-old Marisol Holmes may be the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, but it’s hard to live up to the family name when only one mistake can spell your downfall. After trusting the wrong guy […]

Dragon Guardian by Ophelia Bell

Dragon Guardian Ophelia Bell (Immortal Dragons, #5) Publication date: December 8th 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Time isn’t on Aodh’s side when he gets trapped in a magical prison on an island thousands of years in the past. The only people who can save him are an old lover he didn’t exactly part on good […]

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 […]

Visionary Investigator by Yumoyori Wilson

Visionary Investigator by Yumoyori Wilson (Paranormal INC, #1) Publication date: December 8th 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance What would you do if everything you touched told a story? Life for Scarlet hasn’t been easy. Being a 25-year-old criminology student with a tiny Netflix addiction, you’d think life would be simple. Too bad everything she touches induces […]

Sunday Post #62 – Another Semester Down

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap for the week before, showcase books and things we have received, etc. This past week has been bitter sweet for me.  On one hand, I’m finishing all of my classes and I have nearly […]

Playing Dead by Bronson Palmer

Playing Dead by Bronson Palmer Publication date: November 7th 2017 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult In the halls of Andrew Jackson High School, Jenaiya is a nobody. Less than a nobody. She’s practically invisible. An awkward, shy freshman, she very rarely gets any attention at all, unless she’s being harassed by the school’s multitude of bullies. […]

Stacking the Shelves #2: Another Book Box Day

As you may or may not have realized, my school and student teaching has completely taking over my life for the past eight months.  So much so that I received my November order for Scholastic last week and realized I still hadn’t unboxed October’s order.  Last week, I unpacked October’s Scholastic order.  This week, I’m […]

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 […]

Love and Other Hazards by Claudia Riess

Love and Other Hazards by Claudia Riess Genre: Adult Romance Release Date: June 6th 2017 River Grove Books Summary from Goodreads: Love and Other Hazards is a novel about urban singles stumbling toward fulfillment in an odyssey of sex, love, and parenting. Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her seven-year-old daughter, Astrid, when Eugene Lerman comes walking by with his eight-year-old daughter, Meredith, a schoolmate of Astrid’s. The families spot each other, […]

To Be Read Thursdays #39: Maya & Aztec Books

To Be Read Thursdays are a meme hosted by yours truly. This is a way to feature the books you’ve added to your TBR list over the past week or a newly added book that you are excited about reading in the near future. Anyone is welcome to participate in this meme. Please just link […]

Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger

This is my stop during the book blitz for Deck The Malls with Purple Peacocks by Amy Gettinger. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 7 till 20 December. See the tour schedule here. Get this book for free! From 9 till 10 December and from 15 till […]

Taking It Slow…

It’s been about two weeks since I decided to get back into the book review and blogs.  I’ve been trying to take it slow because I know that I just suddenly dropped off the face of the blog.  Truth is, I wish I hadn’t had to disappear over the past seven or eight months.  I […]

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island.  An abandoned orphanage.  A strange, collection of curious photograph. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children […]

What Are You Reading Wednesday #56: Murder Over Mochas

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature on It’s A Reading Thing. It’s fairly straight forward. Just answer a few simple questions about the book you are currently reading and the post it. If you use the image above, please make sure you link it back to It’s A Reading Thing. How […]

We Have A Few Good Memories, Don’t We? by Katie Lewington

Today is the cover reveal for We have a few good memories, don’t we? by Katie Lewington. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. We have a few good memories, don’t we? By Katie Lewington Genre: Non-fiction/ Poetry Release Date: December 2017 Blurb: The eighth book written by prolific blogger, and poet, KATIE […]

Review: Death of a Snowman by Harper Lin

Everything’s going well for singer Emma Wild. Taking a break from her crazy celebrity life in Hartfield has been a refreshing change, even if she did have some difficulty choosing between her movie star boyfriend Nick Doyle and her high school sweetheart Detective Sterling Matthews. But she has made up her mind: she knows who […]

There be Demons by M.K. Theodoratus

This is my stop during the book blitz for There be Demons by M. K. Theodoratus. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 1 till 14 December. See the tour schedule here. There Be Demons By M. K. Theodoratus Genre: Paranormal Suspense Age category: Young Adult Release Date: […]

Review: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

Nashville’s perkiest private eye—coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley—goes undercover in the party-planning industry to solve a suspicious death in this thrilling cozy mystery from USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig.   Inspired by her past sleuthing successes, Juliet Langley has officially joined the ranks of Nashville’s licensed private investigators. Her best friend, Pete Bennett, doesn’t worry […]

Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert

This is my stop during the book blitz for Rescuing Prince Charming by Edward Hoornaert. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 28 November till 11 December. See the tour schedule here. Introduction price! For a limited time only Rescuing Prince Charming is available to purchase for only […]

Sunday Post #61 – Book Boxes, Student Teaching & Bernie Sanders

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap for the week before, showcase books and things we have received, etc. After fourteen weeks, I’ve finally made it to my final week of student teaching.  Friday’s science lesson was the last official lesson […]

Stacking the Shelves #1: Book Box Day

As you may or may not have realized, my school and student teaching has completely taking over my life for the past eight months.  So much so that I received my November order for Scholastic yesterday and realized I still hadn’t unboxed October’s order.   Since I’m becoming a teacher, I have been doing everything […]

Review: New Year’s Slay by Harper Lin

Superstar singer Emma Wild is back for another murder mystery in her Canadian hometown of Hartfield, Ontario. Things are heating up with Emma’s high school sweetheart, the handsome Detective Sterling Matthews, but when her movie star ex, Nick Doyle, comes looking for her with a huge diamond engagement ring, Emma’s world turns upside down. When […]

Grayghost by Tamara Grantham

Grayghost Tamara Grantham (Fairy World MD., #7) Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing Publication date: February 26th 2018 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance The final installment in the epic Fairy World MD series by Tamara Grantham. It’s been four years since Olive Kennedy sealed the portals between Earth and Faythander. Four years that she’s been living on […]

Review: Left for Dead by Pete Nelson

For fans of Unbroken, Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship […]

Cover Reveal: The Widow of Papina by Katie Hamstead

The Widow of Papina By Katie Hamstead Published by: Soul Mate Publishing Publication date: December 2017 Genres: Adult, Mystery, Romance Forrest and Braydon Miller moved to the small town of Papina to follow their dreams and start a family. Braydon loves her new life in the quiet town, kept alive by the prestigious boarding school overlooking the […]

What Are You Reading Wednesday #55: Brew or Die

What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature on It’s A Reading Thing. It’s fairly straight forward. Just answer a few simple questions about the book you are currently reading and the post it. If you use the image above, please make sure you link it back to It’s A Reading Thing. How […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speaking of Books Author Series: Jay Asher

I am fortunate enough to live in a county that has an impressive library system.  Our county library system hosts a variety of events, groups, clubs, and programs for our community.  Over the past year, they have had several authors come to the region to speak about their books, their writing process, and to do […]

Sunday Post #60 – Back in the Habit

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap for the week before, showcase books and things we have received, etc. It’s been a long time, but I’m happy to announce that I am back!  I have missed having time to read for […]

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 […]

The Forsaken Hiatus: Back to Reading & Blogging

I’m back!!! It’s been nearly a year since I wrote my last review and I find that I am not happy about that.  As many of you know, I had started graduate school last year.  However, last spring I found that I was spread way too thin between work, being an overloaded graduate student, and […]

The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan by Steve Wiley

This is my stop during the blog tour for The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan by Steve Wiley. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 13 till 26 March. You can see the tour schedule here. The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan Written by Steve Wiley Narrated by […]

The Paper Year by Avery Aster

Book Title: The Paper Year (Piper Adler Book 1) Author: Avery Aster Genre: Psychological Thriller Release Date: March 16, 2017 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions For fans of The Girl on the Train, Before I Go to Sleep, and The Silent Wife, the new psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster warns […]

Adventure

Review: Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

Review: Otherworld Secrets by Kelley Armstrong

The next Otherworld anthology from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong… More than a decade after Kelley Armstrong first opened the doors to the Otherworld, fans are still clamoring for more. In response to their demands—and to coincide with the Syfy Network show based on the series—Plume has signed up three Otherworld anthologies, […]

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

Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. Wibell

Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E. Wibell

This is my stop during the blog tour for Issaura’s Claws by Katharine E Wibell. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 10 till 23 April. You can see the tour schedule here. Issaura’s Claws (The Incarn Saga #1) By Katharine E Wibell Genre: Fantasy Age category: Young […]

Book Blitz

Bellamy and The Brute by Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and The Brute by Alicia Michaels

Bellamy and The Brute Alicia Michaels Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: March 13th 2017 Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult A fresh twist on a classic story, Bellamy and the Brute proves true love really is blind. When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant […]

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: A Whole Latte Murder by Caroline Fardig

Review: A Whole Latte Murder by Caroline Fardig

Coffeehouse manager and reluctant sleuth Juliet Langley returns in a gripping novel from the bestselling author of Death Before Decaf and Mug Shot. Just as things are perking up in Nashville, a serial killer sends tensions foaming over. Juliet’s personal and professional lives have recently received an extra jolt of energy. Her romance with the […]

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. […]

Comics

Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 26: Call to Arms by Robert Kirkman

After being betrayed by members of his own community, Rick Grimes charts a new course and marshals his forces against the Whisperers. I find myself struggling with this current storyline. I know that it’s lasting about as long as every other major plot line in this series, but this war with the Whisperers just seems […]

Cover Reveal

Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman

Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman

Ninja Girl by Cookie O’Gorman Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Release Date: March 30th 3017 Summary from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Snow-Soon Lee kicks ass–literally. She teaches at her family-owned martial arts gym, The Academy, and cares more about training to be the next Bruce Lee than hooking up. In fact, Snow’s never even been kissed. But when […]

Crime

Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

Review: The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

In the debut of a delightful cozy mystery series, Sarah Fox introduces a charming new heroine who finds herself in a sticky situation: stacking pancakes, pouring coffee, and investigating murder. When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior […]

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: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Vol. 1 by Rachel Bussel

Review: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Vol. 1 by Rachel Bussel

Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 delivers risky, romantic, heart-pounding thrills. Joyful, daring, and authentic, these steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of longtime lovers. These stories are not merely erotic but filled with strong characters and clever narratives showing how sexual experience is […]

Excerpt

Reason to Love by Sedona Venez

Reason to Love by Sedona Venez

Reason to Love Sedona Venez (Credence Curse #3) Publication date: March 15th 2017 Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Can sworn enemies cross the line and fall in love? Reason Orlov, a vampire-human, is the princess of the vampire coven. Never quite feeling like she fits in, the hybrid has spent her life trying to rise to […]

Family Saga

Review: Tangle of Strings by Ashley Farley

Review: Tangle of Strings by Ashley Farley

A nearly tragic accident leads to a discovery that rocks the Sweeney family’s world Some families never resolve conflicts. Not so with the Sweeneys. Their sense of family, their love for one another, and their willingness to forgive have always triumphed and brought them back together. Until now. The latest crisis threatens to tear the […]

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

Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Beast by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Book Title: Beast Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard Genre: Romantic Suspense/Dark Romance Release Date: March 14, 2017 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale. I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and […]

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

Amanda Lester Series by Paula Berinstein

Amanda Lester Series by Paula Berinstein

This is my stop during the book blitz for the Amanda Lester Series by Paula Berinstein. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 January till 5 February. You can see the tour schedule here Amanda Lester’s wacky technology: fantasy or science fiction? I will admit that much […]

Historical Fiction

Review: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Review: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story […]

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: Wedding Bell Blues by Ruth Moose

Review: Wedding Bell Blues by Ruth Moose

B&B owner Beth McKenzie must deal with a mad bride, a bean festival and a missing white rabbit in this charming Southern cozy from an award-winning author Beth McKenzie, owner of the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast, is enjoying an exciting affair with her new love, Scott. Meanwhile, the town of Littleboro, North Carolina is […]

Memoir

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

Review: Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, M.D.

The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s rookie season as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases, hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex, that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic […]

Movies

Review: Minions

Review: Minions

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart […]

Mystery

Review: Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore

Review: Murder Wears White by Stephanie Blackmoore

Mallory Shepard s wedding planning business is off to a shaky start when a member of the bridal family drops dead at a food tasting . . .” Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B just in time for her first ceremony as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park the mansion she inherited […]

Non-Fiction

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

Review: Called by Lisa D. Jefferson

With one ring of the phone, Lisa Jefferson went from being GTE Airfone supervisor, suburban wife, and mother to being the listening ear to a nation shattered by tragedy. “Called” tells the gripping account of 9/11 from her vantage point. She recalls the moment she took the call from Todd Beamer on United Airlines Flight […]

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

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

This is my stop during the book blitz for Trials and Tribulations, these are two anthologies set in Faith Hunter’s Rogue Mage universe. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 20 February till 5 March. You can view the tour schedule here. Trials (Rogue Mage Anthology #1) By […]

Reviews

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

It’s been two weeks since my son and I sat down to binge on Netflix’s version of A Series of Unfortunate Events. It took all of this time for me to finally find time to process and assess all of my thoughts on the new series. First of all, let me point out that I […]

Romance

Review: What We Find by Robyn Carr

Review: What We Find by Robyn Carr

Between the urban bustle of Denver and the high-stress environment of a career in neurosurgery, Maggie Sullivan has hit a wall. When an emergency, high-risk procedure results in the death of a teenager, Maggie finds herself in the middle of a malpractice lawsuit—and experiencing levels of anxiety she’s never faced before. It’s in this desperate […]

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: Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong

Review: Led Astray: The Best of Kelley Armstrong by Kelley Armstrong

Two brand new tales anchor this wide-ranging collection from one of urban fantasy’s most successful authors. Here is the first time that best-selling fantasy, YA, and crime author Kelley Armstrong has had her stories collected from Otherworld and beyond. With her signature twists and turns, Armstrong gives a fresh spin on city-dwelling vampires, werewolves, and […]

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: Nowhere Girl by Susan Strecker

Review: Nowhere Girl by Susan Strecker

“The day Savannah was killed she was fifteen minutes late to meet me.” So begins bookseller favorite Susan Strecker’s second novel of twin sisters and the murder that left one twin behind. Savannah was the popular bad girl skipping school and moving quickly from one boyfriend to the next, so when she didn’t meet Cady […]

Trailers

Getting Him Off Quickly by CR Lemons

Getting Him Off Quickly by CR Lemons

Book Title: Getting Him Off Quickly Author: CR Lemons Genre: Erotic Thriller Release Date: June 5, 2014 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions This fast-paced and engrossing narrative of murder investigation and steamy adult romance will stimulate the mind and get the body yearning for more. Paralegal Daisy Sinclair works for a well-known successful criminal defense […]

Women's Fiction

Review: Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt

Review: Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty by Angela Hunt

After sending his army to besiege another king’s capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier’s wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on […]

Young Adult

Review: Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon

Review: Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon

Magdalena “Maggie” Curran is a freshman at a prestigious Virginia boarding school when she suffers an unbearable tragedy. Maggie has only one true friend to lean on—Graham Ashford. He is the only one who can help her through the depression and night terrors that follow. In her junior year, the school deems her stable enough […]