Checking Out the Library

Checking Out the Library

I only received two new books this week. I’m still struggling to find time to read and have stayed away from adding new books to my hold list. The good thing about these bookshots books, is that they are only about 150 pages long. So it only takes about an hour to knock one out. […]

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Beneath the Void by Elisa Dane

Beneath the Void by Elisa Dane (Fighting Chance #2) Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: August 9, 2016 Genres: Romance, Young Adult Sadie Reynolds is drowning. Months have passed since Ian Daniels and Newton Daily opened fire at Atwood High school, killing dozens of students before turning the guns on themselves. Determined to pay tribute […]

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Brewer Archives by Meisha Camm

Brewer Archives by Meisha Camm Publication date: December 15, 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Ophelia Brewer’s life was embarked by numerous strange occurrences which her parents shrugged off as innocent coincidences. The capabilities of healing, foreseeing the future, traveling through time in the present, soaring in the air and possessing remarkable physical strength manifested early […]

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Daemoneum by Laney McMann

Daemoneum by Laney McMann (The Primordial Principles #2) Publication date: July 22, 2016 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Boulder, Colorado is too quiet, and no one needs to remind Cole Spires how unnatural that is. In the aftermath of Dracon’s death, the Daemoneum have gone into hiding. Every known Hive has been shut down and […]

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Aria & Ethan by Kad Rayan

Aria & Ethan by Kad Rayan Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: July 25th 2016 A car accident. Aria is broken. Ethan is her first love but… he’s also her ex-boyfriend. Do you think True Love can do miracles? Aria is booktarian (a person who reads a lot of books). She’s pursuing her dream of becoming […]

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Vampire Creed by Rain Grey

Vampire Creed by Rain Grey Publication date: May 21, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance Barnaby Blaine Rice was a Vampire born in the depression with a very special power to see who people truly were. After a long, empty existence of witnessing the darkest points of humanity, Blaine happens to encounter a beautiful married […]

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If I Could Do It Again by Ashley Stoyanoff

If I Could Do It Again by Ashley Stoyanoff Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense Romance novelist Victoria Clarke seems to have it all: adoring husband, successful career, beautiful home. At least that’s what outsiders think. In reality, her husband is emotionally abusive, and their marriage is falling apart. Victoria is miserable but suffers in silence until […]

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Book Blogger Hop: Book Gifts

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly hop hosted by Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer Rules 1. Post on your blog answering the weekly question. 2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list found on Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer. (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your […]

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Beast Out of Hell by Camilla Aitken & Bonita Gutierrez

Book Title: Beast Out Of Hell (Werewolf Whisperer Tales #2) Author: Camilla Ochlan & Bonita Gutierrez Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: August 12, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions When gun-toting Granny hires The Werewolf Whisperer team to save her Werebeast granddaughter, Lucy and Xochi get caught between a pair of star-crossed lovers and a […]

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Pure Torture by Tania Sparks

Book Title: Pure Torture Author: Tania Sparks Genre: Rock Star Erotic Romance Release Date: July 29, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion. Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years. When the […]

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The Chronicles of Hawthorn by Rue

An Average Curse (The Chronicles of Hawthorn #1) by Rue Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: June 20th 2016 Summary from Goodreads: On an island hidden from the rest of the world, Flynn Hawthorn, the ninth daughter of the ninth daughter, lives under a curse. Her birth fulfills an ancient prophecy. She is destined to inherit […]

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Acca by Christina Bauer

Acca by Christina Bauer (Angelbound Origins #3) Published by: Ink Monster LLC Publication date: December 13, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. […]

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Pennies by Pepper Winters

Pennies by Pepper Winters (Dollar #1) Publication date: July 20, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Romance “At 18 I had pennies, but money didn’t make me bold. At 19 I had dollars, but it didn’t dull the pain of being sold. At 20 I had hundreds, but then I met him and was found. At 21 […]

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Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Michelle Jo Quinn

Confessions of a Wedding Planner by Michelle Jo Quinn (Bliss #1) Publication date: July 26, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance He may be the best man, but he’s the worst man for her… Wedding planner, Veronica Soto-Stewart believes everyone deserves a fairy tale–even her ex-boyfriend. Unable to refuse his request, and with the help of […]

TBR Thursdays

To Be Read Thursdays #38: Can I Read Now?

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 […]

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Finding Ford by Kristin Coley

Finding Ford by Kristin Coley Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Release Date: March 5th 2016 Whoever said life was easy or fair? No one, that’s who. Life was perfect or as perfect as it can be when you’re sixteen and your boyfriend is about to leave for college out of state. But really life was on […]

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Curved Lines Boxed Set

Curved Lines: Tattooed Bad Boys and the Curvy Women They Love Publication date: July 22, 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance Get k(ink)y with ten sizzling hot book boyfriends! These sexy, curve-loving, tattooed bad boys will steal your hearts and more in this all-new novella collection brought to you by USA Today and bestselling authors. Acquired Taste […]

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The King in the Stone by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

The King in the Stone by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (Two Moon Princes, #2) Publication date: July 25, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Young Adult A full moon, A silver key, And the unbending passion of two young lovers will bring hope to a defeated kingdom and, through their sorrow, deliver a king who will change its fate. […]

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Dance with Me by Hazel Hughes

Book Title: Dance with Me Author: Hazel Hughes Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense Release Date: July 26, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions When reporter Sherry Wilson-Wong wakes up in bed with ballet bad-boy Alexi Davydenko, she knows she’s crossed the line. But the dancer with the body of Apollo and the panty-removing stare wasn’t talking, […]

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Hollywood Demon by Jenny Schwartz

Hollywood Demon by Jenny Schwartz (The Collegium, #6) Publication date: August 27, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance Feel the Earth move! A camera can’t steal your soul—but a demon can! Mark Yarren suspects a demon has found a way around the spell his great-grandfather cast to prevent demons sucking souls through the camera’s lens. […]

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What Are You Reading Wednesday #47: The McCulloagh Inn in Maine

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 […]

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Legal by Bree Dahlia

Legal by Bree Dahlia Publication date: July 20, 2016 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance Taboo. Wrong. Off limits. I know the drill. I know the rules. But damn, if he doesn’t get under my skin. And into my bed. There’s no reason for a woman like me, Successful, established, independent, To ever be sleeping with a […]

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Graham by Natalie Decker

Graham by Natalie Decker Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: July 26, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Romance Graham Nichols’s main goal in life is to forget. Getting high, completely wasted, and running through a string of sexy blonds daily helps him achieve this task. But one night of partying lands him in a heap of […]

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Somniare by D.T. Dyllin

Somniare by D.T. Dyllin (Somniare #1) Publication date: July 19, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Remy Novem was murdered… But she didn’t die. Forced to escape to Somniare, a dream landscape, Remy must somehow survive living nightmares, and endless torment without using her magic. Her only hope for freedom is to hitch a ride […]

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Bound by Jen Colly

Bound by Jen Colly (The Cities Below #2) Published by: Lyrical Press Publication date: January 31, 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Romance The streets are a battleground for humans, vampires, and demons alike—where survival is a skill, love is a weapon, and the most dangerous act is to care for another . . . Keir is an […]

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Stealing Home by MJ Compton

Book Title: Stealing Home Author: MJ Compton Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Release Date: July 26, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions She went to Cooperstown for the opera . . . and stayed for the baseball player. Chelsea Lyndon isn’t about to let a minor thing like being abandoned by her date in a strange […]

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Lavender in Bloom by Lily Velez

Lavender in Bloom by Lily Velez Publication date: July 25, 2016 Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult It’s the year 1802 in Avignon, France… Noah Capet has spent most of his young life living simple and unvaried days in the hushed countryside of southern France. Quiet, reserved, and diffident, his preference for existing is to do […]

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The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane Published by: Skyscape Publication date: November 8, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place—and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head—and her home state—and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp […]

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Crow by Alexa Kim

Crow by Alexa Kim (Life Tree – Master Trooper #2) Publication date: July 25, 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction Crow has a lot on his plate as the new head of Sector A. Young and inexperienced as he is in his leading role, he still has to prove himself as a capable Alpha. Especially […]

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Ice Crypt by Tiana Warner

Ice Crypt by Tiana Warner (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #2) Publication date: July 25, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult From award-winning author Tiana Warner comes the sequel to Ice Massacre, the #1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller. Meela has just returned from the Massacre—the annual attempt to wipe out the mermaids threatening her people’s survival. After […]

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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 […]

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Cover Characteristics – Schools

This meme is hosted by Sugar & Snark. It came about when Sugar was wondering which cover to use for her #70 Cover of the Week post. Sugar kept on thinking of more than one, and they all seemed to have a theme/characteristic. So she decided to switch things up a bit! Each week they […]

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The Stolen Twin by Michele Pariza Wacek

The Stolen Twin by Michele Pariza Wacek Publication date: November 16, 2015 Genres: New Adult, Psychological Thriller On the surface, Kit Caldwell has it all. A senior in college with her future ahead of her, lots of friends, lots of parties…not to mention also having the eye of Tommy, the star quarterback of the football […]

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A Solitary Romance by Violet Sparks

A Solitary Romance by Violet Sparks (Only Love #1) Genre: Sweet Romance/Inspirational Romance Katrina Crimshaw leads a double life as an auditor by day and jewelry blogger at night. When she meets the man of her dreams, again, her life becomes even more complicated. Juggling success under a pen name with her day job and […]

Sunday Post Meme

Sunday Post #45 – Heat Waves and Pokemon

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. For the first time in almost a year, I skipped doing this last weekend. In light of everything that has been going […]

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The Carver by Jacob Devlin

The Carver by Jacob Devlin Published by: Blaze Publishing Publication date: July 19, 2016 Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York’s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers . . . THE PRINCE looks […]

Checking Out the Library

Checking Out the Library

There’s no new books for me this week. However, I have been trying to get all of the movies that are on our list for extra credit for one of my classes. So far, I’ve really enjoyed all of the movies I have never had any exposure to. Fortunately, there are several on the list […]

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Protected by Evangeline Anderson

Book Title: Protected The Alien Mate Index: 2 Author: Evangeline Anderson Genre: Science Fiction Romance Release Date: July 19, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Grav N’gol is many things. Murderer…ex-con…Alien half-breed… And a Protector. More than just a bodyguard, a Protector chooses a female to ward for life and swears an oath to die […]

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Fated and Forbidden: An Otherworldly Boxset by Various Authors

Book Title: Fated and Forbidden: An Otherworldly Boxset Author: Various Authors Genre: Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Release Date: June 30, 2016 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Ten heroes and heroines are up against unknown forces of darkness—good thing they all have supernatural skills and abilities—it’s just too bad that not all of them are sure what […]

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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 […]

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State of Fear by Summer Lane

State of Fear by Summer Lane (Collapse Series, #8) Publication date: June 24, 2016 Genres: Dystopian, New Adult The world has gone nuclear, and the militias have met their first major defeat. Torn and desperate, Cassidy Hart and her team make a difficult decision to relocate their forces to the cold, barren wilderness of Alaska. […]

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Vavaun by Paul E. Horsman

Vavaun: The Shadow of the Revenaunt by Paul E. Horsman Genre: Fantasy/Adventure Release Date: June 12th 2016 Red Rune Books After helping King Ghyll to his victory in Zihaen, the beastmasters Uwella and Damion turn their attention to their own country of Vavaun. High time, too, for the rumors have been persistent. There is something […]

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Book Blogger Hop: Book Covers

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly hop hosted by Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer Rules 1. Post on your blog answering the weekly question. 2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list found on Rambling of a Coffee Addicted Writer. (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your […]

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November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson

November Rain by Shannon A. Thompson (Bad Bloods #1) Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: July 18, 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids […]

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

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein

Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein

This is my stop during the blog tour for Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 till 31 July, you can view the complete tour schedule here. Facebook group event On 28 July, Paula Berinstein will do […]

Book Blitz

City of Legends by Cheyanne Young

City of Legends by Cheyanne Young

City of Legends by Cheyanne Young Genre: YA Superheroes Release Date: February 2nd 2016 Alloy Entertainment Maci Knight has grown up in the shadow of legends. Her father and her brother, Max, are Heroes, worshipped by humans and Supers alike for their strength and valor. All she’s ever wanted is to follow in their footsteps, […]

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: Learning to Ride by Erin Knightley

Review: Learning to Ride by Erin Knightley

She never wanted to love a cowboy. . . . Rodeo king Tanner Callen doesn’t want to be tied down. When he sees Madeline Harper at a local honky-tonk and everything about her screams New York, he brings out every trick in his playbook to take her home. But soon he learns that he doesn’t […]

Children's

Review: Kristy and the Walking Disaster by Ann M. Martin

Review: Kristy and the Walking Disaster by Ann M. Martin

They’re lean, they’re mean, they’re the pride of Stoneybrook. Who are they? They’re Kristy’s Krushers! When Kristy sees how much her little brothers and sister want to play softball, she starts a rag-tag team of her own. Maybe Kristy’s Krushers aren’t world champions (how could they be, with Jackie Rodowsky, walking disaster, playing for them?), […]

Comics

Review: American Vampire Vol. 3 by Scott Snyder

Review: American Vampire Vol. 3 by Scott Snyder

Two epic World War II tales in one massive volume! This gorgeous hardcover includes AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 plus the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST! In the Pacific, Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker. Meanwhile, Skinner Sweet has plans of […]

Cover Reveal

White Collar Woman 4: The Executive by Nicholas L. Maze

White Collar Woman 4: The Executive by Nicholas L. Maze

White Collar Woman 4: The Executive by Nicholas L. Maze Publication date: July 23, 2016 Genres: Adult, Suspense It is the fourth installment of the White Collar Woman series. The first book (White Collar Woman) was centered around the main character, Marla Evans. A young, successful woman with the daily issues that a woman encounters; […]

Crime

Review: 15th Affair by James Patterson

Review: 15th Affair by James Patterson

Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in […]

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 Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Big and sweeping, spanning from the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she […]

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

Excerpt: Longreave by Daniel Barnett

Excerpt: Longreave by Daniel Barnett

There were two entrances to Longreave’s underground. The first was tucked in a nook across from the lobby elevator. For decades it had been the favored access point, but then rot had retired the wooden steps on the other side of the door and the door had been padlocked. The other entrance was on the […]

Family Saga

Review: The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Review: The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman

Lose yourself to the magic of The Charm Bracelet. Through an heirloom charm bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives. On her birthday each year, Lolly’s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than […]

Fantasy

Review: The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

Review: The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins

What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings co-exist as they had for centuries. […]

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

Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster

Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster

Seaside Lovers by Melissa Foster (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers #7) Publication date: July 20, 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. “You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional […]

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

The Heart’s Journey Home by Nikki Jackson

The Heart’s Journey Home by Nikki Jackson

The Heart’s Journey Home: A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville by Nikki Jackson (The Heart’s Journey Home, #2) Publication date: April 30, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Picking up where The Heart’s Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation leaves off, book two in the series follows seventeen-year- old Tori Logan as she and her best friends, AJ […]

Historical Fiction

Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of […]

Horror

Review: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine

Review: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine

Corky Corcoran is sure it’s just her imagination when she sees her dead sister rise from the grave. Or is it? Corky is trying to put the nightmare of Bobbi’s death behind her—she’s back on the Shadyside cheerleading squad and has become friends with Kimmy and Debra. But everything is not back to normal for […]

Humor

Review: Doing It At The Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose

Review: Doing It At The Dixie Dew by Ruth Moose

Beth McKenzie’s attempt to turn an old Southern mansion into a Bed and Breakfast called The Dixie Dew is thwarted when her first guest is found dead in bed. Murdered, it turns out. Three days later a young priest is found strangled in his chapel. The whole town of Littleboro is abuzz, and Ossie Delbardo, the town […]

Memoir

Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna […]

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: Engaged in Death by Stephanie Blackmoore

Review: Engaged in Death by Stephanie Blackmoore

All appears peaceful in sleepy Port Quincy, Pennsylvania–but in this small town, old grudges die hard. . . After dumping her cheating fiancé and cancelling the wedding, Mallory Shepard can’t bear another disaster. So when the former bride-to-be unexpectedly inherits Thistle Park, a ramshackle mansion in her ex’s hometown of Port Quincy, it’s a problem […]

Non-Fiction

Review: Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Review: Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox by Barbie Latza Nadeau

Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it’s still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to […]

Paranormal

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? by R.L. Stine

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? by R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine has built his legacy on scaring children and teenagers. Now he’s back with another spine-tingling tale of horror in this new Fear Street book about temptation, betrayal, and fear. Eddie and Emmy are high school sweethearts from the wrong side of the tracks. Looking for an escape from their dreary lives, they embark […]

Q&A

Q&A Interview with Ksenia Rychtycka

Q&A Interview with Ksenia Rychtycka

Crossing The Border illuminates moments of tragedy and triumph, personal discovery and disillusionment, spotlighting characters who, in one form or another, learn to move forward with their lives. Stymied by the lack of progress and change in post-communist Ukraine, Valeriy the artist finds he is unable to paint. Anna is a lonely woman who attends […]

Reviews

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 […]

Romance

Review: Gracie’s Song by Michelle Schlicher

Review: Gracie’s Song by Michelle Schlicher

“Everything can be undone.” That’s what someone tells Gracie Brannen, but she’s doubtful. After graduation, she walked away from everyone she knew with barely a word. Ten years later, she’s back. Even as familiar places and faces bring back old pain, Gracie finds hope in rebuilding old ties and forging new ones. Maybe everything can’t […]

Science Fiction

Review: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Review: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

The enchantment continues…. The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? With nine stories—five of which have […]

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: Silent Night by R.L. Stine

Review: Silent Night by R.L. Stine

Don’t open that present! If only Reva Dalby had listened to that warning. But beautiful, cold Reva won’t listen to anyone. Reva thinks she can have whatever – and whoever – she wants. After all, her daddy owns Dalby Department Stores. Now, someone has some surprises instore for her. Robbery? Terror? Even murder? Someone wants […]

Thriller

Review: The Marijuana Project by Brian Laslow

Review: The Marijuana Project by Brian Laslow

THE MARIJUANA PROJECT a novel about medicine and morality aka “a security expert’s journey through the ethical weeds.” Sam Burnett, a savvy security expert, is hiding in the catwalk of a medical marijuana production facility he has been hired to protect, caught in a surveillance plan he never thought he’d face. In fact, Sam, a […]

Trailers

The Walking Dead Mid Season Premiere Trailer

The Walking Dead Mid Season Premiere Trailer

Anyone who knows me, knows there is one show I’ve been obsessed with and that’s The Walking Dead. Unlike other shows, like True Blood or The Vampire Diaries, my love for the show hasn’t driven me to head off onto Twitter to play one of the characters every week. I thought about it and even […]

Women's Fiction

Review: The Lost Art of Second Chances by Courtney Hunt

Review: The Lost Art of Second Chances by Courtney Hunt

When Lucy Parker’s eccentric grandmother dies, Lucy must return a beloved painting to a mysterious man in Italy, leading her on a journey to discover family secrets, secrets buried in the chaotic aftermath of World War II. Lucy’s childhood best friend, estate lawyer Jack Hamilton, agrees to accompany her, opening up a opportunity for them […]

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 […]

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