Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

the perception of reality - The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin #1) by Judith Sterling

Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

the bounds of science, truth and faith - Bound Souls (Forever Yours #1) by N.D. Jones

"N.D. Jones has pulled out all of the stops on this emotional and fascinating read that almost begs each reader to immerse themselves in each page, each scene and in the hearts of every character. [...]
Wonderfully written highly charged with intense emotions, feel the power of love, witness destiny and fate play out before your very eyes, thanks to the heartfelt writing of N.D. Jones." - Dianne, Goodreads

an act of treason . . . - Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2) by C.C. Wiley

As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .

a magnet for goddesses - Goddesses Can Wait (Myths and Mayhem #2) by Kim Baccellia

"This novel is fast-paced and easy to read, which I enjoyed. I never found myself bored while reading. I also enjoyed the tidbits of Greek mythology information the author gave, and you can tell she had done plenty of research on the topic." - LitPick

Who will survive? New Caledonia: A Song of America by William D. McEachern

By the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Casting Lots, New Caledonia: A Song of America is William D. McEachern’s third historical novel and the second in the Caledonia series. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An Evil haunts the land. - The Ghost King by Jeff Altabef

"Wow, I cannot rave about this book enough! "The Ghost King" totally toppled my already high expectations after reading "Red Death". [...]
To top it all off, the Red Death is still raging. Can the tribes band together and save the land? Can Wilky save everyone from the witches and the Red Death? Read this unbelievably good book to find out!" Reilly, Goodreads

true love and a guilty conscience - Serenade (Nightmusic Trilogy #1) by Heather McKenzie

"I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did. And maybe I went into it with some preconceived notions but those were all shot down VERY quickly and I was able to immerse myself into the interesting life of Kaya. [...] It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a romantic suspense this much ...  [...] I'll be stalking library shelves indefinitely for this author - she had me hooked after the first page. Lifetime fan. SO good. " - Julie, Goodreads

his lifelong dream - The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

"I was shocked by William's book in a way that was totally unexpected. I love when a book takes me by surprise. The Mentor is a thrilling tale that is unlike anything I have read in the past. If you enjoy a good suspenseful read, then you should introduce yourself to The Mentor." - Bridget, Goodreads

for a brighter future… - Under the Parisian Sky (Wandering Skies #3) by Alli Sinclair

" It’s not hard to fall in love with characters when they are strong but vulnerable at the same time [...]
The author’s passion for dance blends with beautiful storytelling to make this a compelling tale of love." - Jeannette, Goodreads

In the interest of world peace... When Brothers Meet by John Henry Hardy

"This was a very good, intense story! It caught my attention right away with the lady president and all her cabinet, and the amazing and tense stuff going on in the country. I could easily see a lot that happened in the book happening in real life." - Lee, Goodreads

What would happen if.... - An Impossible World by S.P. Cervantes

"Wow what can I say. I never saw myself loving Dystopian type books. But, I hung onto every word. I finally gave up reading last night because I had to get some sleep. The first thing I did in the morning was to read the last of An Impossible World."- Tanya, Goodreads

the conflicts their disparate pasts bring - Gybe by Kristi M. Turner

"The author's writing style is easy to follow and makes the story a fairly easy read, but there were times when I could certainly tell that this was a debut novel. Every writer has one, of course, and that's their starting point. They build from there and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is a solid start and a good story. I think there are great things in this author's future!" - Bobbie, Goodreads

Monday, July 24, 2017

They say to keep your friends close and... Elemental Trials series by Ronelle Antoinette

"Hang on to your seat,
Suffice it to say, it drugs me along on a roller-coaster ride
Love magic and how it works. I think the one spell could have rebounded harsher, but it's not my rules. You will enjoy this book." - Anna, Amazon

love against revenge - A Burning in The Darkness by A P McGrath

"I will say this. There are many twists and turns at times it seems like a kitten had fun with the yarn and it is all a jumble of string and you cannot see your way through the mess...but it will not stay this way. Enjoy and try to set a time limit if it is during a work week or you will be losing sleep. Just sayin'." - Leah, Goodreads

Earth’s greatest defensive weapon - Amethyst Chronicles series by KG Stutts

Amethyst is a secret team of genetically enhanced humans which is Earth’s greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The team gets their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.

two simple but strange conditions - The Last Gambi by Om Swami

"Inspiring! Motivating! Enthralling!It's been a long time I have read anything fictional.I got this book directly from Swamiji's Ashram with Swamiji's personalized signature. :)
This book takes your grip right from the first page as the mystery begins there. You cannot put this book down once you start reading." - Girish, Goodreads

a moral compass? - Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie

" Excelent. This book has a plot twist that’s bound to shock readers. Strongly recommended for any avid reader with a keen eye for detail. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book, and was fully immersed in the chase to find the murderer."- leonie, Goodreads

the horror is not over... yet - Closer Than Yesterday (Land's End #3) by S.W. Frontz

"Closer Than Yesterday is a story that shows the human spirit can triumph over darkness. Each book in the Land's End series is more addictive than the last. I love these characters and the setting. I can't wait to see what happens next." - Rosemary, Goodreads

the exception - Dark Experiments (Forever and a Night #2) by Lana Campbell

"I read forever and a night first and had to follow up. It's gripping and a true romantic tale of love and forgivness. Christian is a very formed character that became like a friend to me. It's the type of book I could easily see as a TV movie or series, they have so much to offer." - Mark, Goodreads

Till the Other Side of Time by Kris Embrey

"But if you like to read about life as it really is, this is the book for you. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I could see this actually happening to someone (and it probably has). [...] This is a wonderful beginning to what I hope is a very successful writing career and I eagerly await Embry’s sequel." Linda, Goodreads about book #1

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Search & Recover - A Necessary Lie (Search and Recover) by Lucy Farago

The Investigative Collection Unit is one of the world’s most renowned agencies, solving cases with—or without—the law on its side. And the Unit’s men are special agents in more ways than one, with secrets that can make or break them—and the hearts of those who fall for them...

Love is in bloom . . .- Love on the Vine (Bound by Design #2) by Roxanne Smith

Oliver not only has a personal stake in the investigation, his entire career in law enforcement is on the line. Stubborn, sensible Kay is a distraction he can’t afford, but as they dig deeper into the case, they discover a chemistry that’s too heated to deny.

to take the bitter with the sweet... Lucky Charmed (Charmed in Texas #2) by Sharla Lovelace

"There's a lot of angst and emotion to this story, but there are also lots of light-hearted moments. I loved the fact that the entire town is built around honey and Carmen hates the food. There's also a seriously poignant moment that I loved with a diner cook in the West. Just a great book. I highly recommend and cannot wait for the next book in the series." - Christi, Goodreads

Do not forget us... Veritas by Quinn Coleridge

"I loved it! Couldn't put it down. [...]
I loved the bad guy and the twists and turns and that it ended differently than I thought it would. highly recommend!"

Saturday, July 22, 2017

what it takes - Withhold (Mosaic Chronicles #9) by Andrea Pearson

"This last story is full of desperation, betrayal, loneliness, friendship, determination, love and much more. I felt myself slowing down near the end as I didn't want the book and series to end, I finished it with a sad smile. " - Topsues, Goodreads

Friday, July 21, 2017

Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2) by David D. Levine

“Debut of the Month. Embedded in the chaos of clockwork and space adventure, Arabella is a delightful heroine with more than enough fortitude to traverse the solar system. … A fanciful romp through a cosmic 1812, Hugo Award–winning Levine’s first novel is a treat for steampunk fantasy fans.”— Library Journal, starred review

A snake. A lion. A return. In the Blood & Beneath the Skin by R.L. Martinez

"This book is an epic fantasy and it's so well written that I couldn't put it down until I was done reading it. The characters are complex [...].
this book puts you into a captivating, dark and mystic world, with witches, warriors and all kinds of bloodthirsty creatures.
I'm gonna keep my eyes on The Witchbreed Series and I hope to read a second book from it." - Alina, Goodreads

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Profilers. Serial killers. The hunt is on. - The Brandon Fisher FBI Series by Carolyn Arnold

"If you are on the lookout for a new series to get stuck into and the cool thing is that you don't have to read the books in order as I can assume from Blue Baby - which can be easily read as a stand-alone novel."-

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

the first of her kind - Rebel Queen (Dragonkin Chronicles #1) by David Temrick

"This was a wonderful read --- at first I had a hard time keeping track of the characters as their names changed when they changed into humans or dragon but, was easy to figure out! [...]
A GREAT read! Plus I pretty much read it in a day! Will look for more in the series!" - Lynn, Goodreads

he Outer Darkness - The Nightlord Series by Garon Whited

"SWEET BLOODY FUCKING HELL! This book is just a little above breathtakingly amazing. The blurb of this book makes this sound like a modern Anne Rice novel but really vampirism seems like such a small part of the story." - Mark, Goodreads

Sometimes love and luck collide... To Win Her Smile (Players #5) by Mackenzie Crowne

"Mackenzie Crowne has nailed two hearts with the precision of Cupid, separated them with the barbed wire of doubt, not to mention a rather large ocean, doing so with some heartwarming moments and some cold-hearted interference, all while holding me captive to every word! Take the bittersweet plunge into one of her best stories yet as the scoreboard ticks down the final seconds for love." - Dianne, Goodreads

This wasn’t in the travel brochure…Vacation is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #2) by Carolyn Arnold

“There’s action and romance… The story line is quick and light—perfect for beach reading! It was my first introduction to her work, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Sean and Sara continue in the next phase of their life… It’s definitely a book for those who love the cozy mystery set. I’ll be reading more!”  - Stephanie, Goodreads

Time is running out - The Caging at Deadwater Manor by Sandie Will

"A fantastic debut novel. I liked the fact that author did not go the "sensational" route and instead gives just enough information for minds to fill in their own blanks. Mental illness has been treated so horribly for so long, perhaps because no one really knows why it happens. KUDOS! " - Cindy, Goodreads

a new look - I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

"Oh man...THIS BOOK!!!It does so many things startlingly well -- so well that the author makes them look easy. As a writer, I can assure you they are not. I'm not going to list all of them here because this review would turn into a tome of praise, but I want to talk about at least a few." - Erin, Goodreads

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sins of the past - A Desolate Hour (Point Pleasant #3) by Mae Clair

"I am so sad to be leaving Point Pleasant and the marvelous characters and adventure I have had, but I do not despair. I know Mae Clair has another marvelous story up her sleeve and I aim to get my hands on it.If you are a creature feature lover, if you crave reading about myths and legends, if you like to be scared and surprised, run and soar through the air, this is one series you don’t want to miss." - Sherry, Goodreads

what if? - Resistance Series by Tracy Lawson

"This is a series I need to read. So, I have purchased the prequel, Spark, and the other three books. I've added them all to my TBR list. That's a long list, so who knows when I'll get to them, but get to them I will. I strongly suggest you get to them as well." - Judi, Goodreads

a labyrinth of leads - Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries #3) by T.C. LoTempio

"I love this series and each new story quickly becomes my favorite. There is a cliffhanger at the end that leaves me so excited for the next story to be released. Should be out in November or December of 2017. A whole year…I don’t like it but I can make it because I know good things come to those who wait." - Lori, Goodreads

Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany by Annette Oppenlander

An IWIC Hall of Fame Novel Winner
2017 National Indie Excellence Award
"This book needs to join the ranks of the classic survivor stories of WWII such as "Diary of Anne Frank" and "Man's Search for Meaning". It is truly that amazing!" InD'taleMagazine

He's not giving up - Rebel in a Small Town (Slippery Rock #2) by Kristina Knight

"This book has history, love, friendship, humanity and sexual chemistry. The small Town of Slippery Rock is being rebuilt by everyone that once loved it. You don't want to miss this sweet heart warming story about a Rebel coming home!"

Monday, July 17, 2017

never easy - Sin Eater (The Aria Knight Chronicles #1) by Alesha Escobar, Samantha LaFantasie

"Wow. Just wow. [...]
The characters are imaginative and super dimensional. Each has a complex back story that I believe haven't even been fully developed. But hey, it is the first book in the series! 
Overall, as a first read by these authors, I fell in love. I can't wait to read more from each."- Ksandra, Goodreads

the perfect time to fall under suspicion - Seeds of Malice (Psychic Visions #11) by Dale Mayer

"Eep! I Freaking love this series and this book is another fantastic example of why! Seriously kept me in suspense throughout until almost the very end but with so many twists and turns full of surprises I never had it exactly right! That thrills me! " - Angela, Goodreads

a deadly game - Erinland by Kathryn Berryman

"Fantasy and virtual reality and time travel, with a little twist of history and mythology, Kath Berryman’s novel, “Erinland”, is a compelling narrative of ninth century Norway and Ireland. The lush depiction of the Irish landscape and the detailed accounts of the powerful mythological beliefs that dominated the lives of the Irish and the Vikings, thread their own mysterious web of compassion, fear and riveting suspense." - Emily, Goodreads

a city in turmoil - This Is a Bust (Detective Robert Chow #1) by Ed Lin

"This Is a Bust is at once a murder mystery, a noir homage and a devastating, uniquely nuanced portrait of a neighborhood in flux, stuck between old rivalries and youthful idealism."[...]
This Is a Bust is anything but a bust. It's first-rate. Check it out. "

Death, Grief, Bereavement - Nowhere Is Home ... Since You Left by Madeleine Zeldin

When her beloved soul friend husband, Gerald, passed away a few years ago, and her friends and sons moved to distant cities, she found herself alone for the first time in her life.

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy #1) by Claudette Melanson

2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery
2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal
2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook
Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

unconditional love and redemption - Snow Blood: Season 5 by Carol McKibben

"I love the Snow Blood series! It's a wonderful storyline, with unique (a vampire dog!!!), intriguing characters. This is the final book in the series, with a major struggle ending in a surprise finale." - Jane, Goodreads

dark, gritty and too disturbing to put down - Escape (Lake of Sins #1) by L.S. O'Dea

“A dark, fantasy series with an OMG plot twist that you don’t see coming.” J. Urbanczyk

Friday, July 14, 2017

Another golden morning - Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2) by Adam Christopher

"Hits hard, spins your head around, and leaves you stunned. The Ray Electromatic mysteries are so freakin’ perfect you’d think robot hitmen and retro supercomputers had always been part of noir fiction.”—Peter Clines, author of Paradox Bound and The Fold

messy situations - Dead Storage (A Maggie McDonald Mystery #3) by Mary Feliz

"This book is well written, with great character development and the story flows smoothly at a steady pace, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Ms. Feliz is talented in creating suspense and tension with her written words." 
- Ro G'ma, Goodreads

Don't Give a Witch (Bless Your Witch #6) by Amy Boyles

When the Magical Abilities contest is announced, Dylan couldn't give a flip about entering. But when she discovers the prize is the coveted Never Forget, a spell that makes you immune to mind erasing, she's all in.

The world is in trouble. - Luna by Garon Whited

"I don't understand why more people aren't familiar with this book. A few years ago I came across an excerpt of Whited's writing and was immediately enchanted; this week I finally tracked down a copy of Luna, and I was extremely glad that I did! This story is, in one word, spectacular."- A.R., Goodreads