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, April 26, 2018

some people are very, very dangerous - A MURDER ON WALL STREET (Joey Mancuso, Father O'Brian #1) by Owen Parr

"There is something about a well-written Detective/PI story that makes me not able to put the book down. The interaction of the private investigator (or in this case investigators) and the people surrounding the crime makes for such an enjoyable story." - Brian, Goodreads

Enemies make the best partners…No Cowboy Required by JoAnn Sky

Welcome to Reno, Nevada, the Biggest Little City in the World! Sweet Home Alabama meets Raising Helen in this sweet small town contemporary romance debut from Golden Heart® Award finalist JoAnn Sky!

an ill-defined edge - The Gene Police (Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery #3) by Elliott Light

"Elliott Light has a way of creating characters that pop off the pages, and this book will have you immersed from the very first page. [...] Not only is the science of eugenics part of this novel, but throw in a murder mystery, and you’ve got a suspenseful, engrossing tale." Kerrie, Goodreads

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

a supernatural war rages - The Guardians (The Tempest Isle #1) by S.C. Storm, Rena Marin

"This is a fast paced start to a new series that is engaging and well thought out. [...] Even though the book is written by two authors, the writing is cohesive and consistent, and you can’t find any wayward seams that would separate the two authors. Looking forward to the next book in the series." Cyrene, Goodreads

a quirky and protective hometown - Hometown Series by Kirsten Fullmer

"There is also, I found, a charm underneath the romance, meaning it had a greater depth than just being a romantic-type of novel. A lot more subtle, but also rewarding because of that."- Novel Addition, Goodreads, about book #1

success or madness? - Love, Music, Madness by Tabitha Rhys

Will the chemistry that fuels their creativity drive them to make the record of a lifetime, or only to absolute madness?

this book is for smart sexy women - The Madonna Model by T.L. Ashton

“Authenticity is what Ashton’s second novel is all about. With a brilliant metaphor, Ashton connects fake people with forged art. Real people are authentic just as original art has provenance that proves its authenticity. Auction house art specialist, Jillian Warner, knows that every masterpiece has a story, and tracking down the provenance of paintings by Mary Cassatt, Sargent, O’Keeffe and others teaches her how to overcome art world forgers. That helps her resist fake men and find a man who is not afraid to love her." Amazon

His only hope, his only salvation... - Lycenea (The Brotherhood of Merlin #2) by Rory D. Nelson

"At first I was not completely drawn into the story because it has such an enchanting begining. However, it did not take long after the initial scene for me to be enthralled! [...] This book has so many wonderful elements like action, romance, passion, loyalty, and bravery to name a few! The author created a fascinating and beautiful world that is very original." Leona, Goodreads

I should have known... Evading The Dark (The Cross Chronicles #1) by E.M. Rinaldi

"This book was a roller coaster ride, but a fun one. Filled with action and twists, it was a real page turner." - CrazyCate, Goodreads

"both entertaining and intelligent" - The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise by Bob Collopy

"It’s rare to find a book that’s both entertaining and intelligent: I found both in the Phoenix Cycle. [...] This should be required reading for philosophy classes in both high schools and at universities. The Phoenix Cycle class makes “choices” they never thought possible. The reader comes away questioning just how he or she would choose. Excellent read! " Mary Jean, Goodreads

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

a ritual of dark magic - Waking the Ancients (Nemesis of the Gods #2) by Catherine Cavendish

“Cavendish has constructed such an elaborate plot—combined with painstaking research into Egyptian mythology—that the fantastical events taking place seem to literally ‘come alive’ on the pages before you.” —horrorafterdark.com 

A Dangerous Choice - Day Reaper (Night Blood #4) by Melody Johnson

"I loved the pace and plot. I didn’t want to put this down. I do recommend you read this series in order so everything runs smoothly as you read this book. This book had my interest from the first page until the last. I could find nothing to criticize and loved that also. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend." Angel, Goodreads

And he was gone... - Dangerous Passions by Leigh Anderson

"Wonderfully written with strong, intriguing characters. I want to read more from this author." Kim, Goodreads
"I could not put this book down! I loved it! I loved the way the story unfolded and I loved where it ended up!" - Jamie, Goodreads

love is on the menu - Can't Stand the Heat (Will Cook For Love #3) by Peggy Jaeger

"I love Jaeger’s style of writing. Her dialogue is witty and realistic, and her characters are always interesting and multi-dimensional. If you haven’t read any of her books before, do yourself a favor and get one today. And get comfortable, because once you start reading Can’t Stand the Heat, you are not going to want to put it down!" - Donna, Goodreads

deadly details - Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart

"The mystery moves along at a nice pace. There were plenty of suspects and a few twists along the way. I felt the reveal was a bit abrupt, but it made sense. The plot is not complex, but that's ok since this is a light, cozy mystery. All in all, an entertaining story and a nice start to a new cozy series. The cover art is SO cute! The cover definitely drew me in and made me want to read this book!" - Juli, Goodreads

The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder by Cookie O'Gorman

"You MAY read this because you like mystery; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy YA romance; you MUST read this because Ethan Wilder is Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable PERFECT!!!" - Isabelle, Goodreads

a desperate decision - Dead Giveaway (High Sierras #2) by Diane Benefiel

"Diane Benefiel masterfully creates intense situations for her characters, but no matter what torment they go through, readers are guaranteed a satisfying ending. I'm looking forward to the next book in the High Sierras series – or anything else from this talented writer." - Ria, Goodreads

for a family’s hidden past...The Siege by Marilyn Baron

"This is a remarkable story and one worth reading. You won't be disappointed." - Gabrielle Sally for The Romance Reviews
"I highly recommend this fast-paced novel to readers who like historical backgrounds and rich descriptions of exotic regions. The romance adds spice and the ending satisfies." - Susan Coryell, Amazon Reviewer

It's not like in the movies - Superheroes Suck by Jamie Zakian

Now that Shay's in the mix with superheroes and crazed villains, everyone wants a piece of her. A super villain wants to devour her soul, a superhero wants to love her, and Shay just wants to go back to her normal life. It's not like in the movies. In real life, superheroes suck.

Monday, April 23, 2018

before it’s too late - Serpents and Saviors (Project Emergence #2) by Jamie Zakian

"Not only was the story fast paced and fun, with a few emotional moments mixed in for good measure, the characters seemed well developed to me. I'm not a literary expert by any means, but I wasn't bored. I connected with the characters. I liked some, but not all. There was just enough back story to keep the present interesting but leave you wanting to know more about the past." - Katrina, Goodreads (about book #1)

something unique and rich - The Elemental Trilogy by Toni Cox

"Having read and really enjoyed the first book in the series, Elemental Rising. I was looking forward to this being another page turner and i was truly not disappointed. [...]The twists and turns of the story kept me filled with different emotions, page after page. " Darren, Goodreads

There is magic... Raritan Manor Ranch by C. R. Moss

"Wonderful. Touching. Cute. Contemporary Romance Read that once you start it will have you devouring it in one sitting…" - Beckey, Goodreads

Why all the yelling? - Anonymous by L.P. Dover

"This book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout its entirety. From the first page I was so engrossed I read it straight through without pausing. Although it never gets into “boiled bunny” crazy, it’s enough for you to know that whoever is behind the texts are unstable. This is definitely the book you want to read if you like suspense with your romance and a dash of thriller thrown in." - Carvanz, Goodreads

Payback is owed - Flesh into Fire (Original Sin #3) by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain

"Wow! Things really get deep in this next installment of The Original Sins series. I loved every moment of it! [...] Things obviously are never what they seem in JA Huss and now Johnathan McClain’s fictional world. I can’t wait to find out what it is!" - Carvanz, Goodreads

the control is hanging by a claw - Solitary Hunter by Cherime MacFarlane

He's a shapeshifter, but the cat is a solitary hunter. How can I get close when he runs the other way?
There are rules I'm supposed to follow. The damn lynx doesn't care.

The séance is a bust - A Different Kind of Reunion (A Gilda Greco Mystery #3) by Joanne Guidoccio

"This story is a decadent delight!
Filled with delicious cuisine, complex characters, and a murder mystery, this story will leave you guessing until the very end!"
- Jacquie, Goodreads (about book #2)

nothing but secrets - Lie to Me by Natasha Preston

"This book had a great pace and dialogues. The characters were great and the sense of family togetherness very inviting. [...] It was highly entertaining, emotional in some parts, and just plain sweet in other parts. Some very sexy times and you got a very well rounded romance book. I had a great time reading this book. Huge plot twist later in the book! " - Luisa, Goodreads

I was never afraid of monsters - When They Came by Kody Boye

"This book is easily one of the more intense books I've read in a long while. Kody Boye clearly is an expert in timing and ratcheting up the intensity. [...] The imagery Kody Boye is able to conjure up sticks with you. This is only the first of many intense scenes. I really do believe that the deeper into the book you read, the more intense the story becomes." Doug, Goodreads

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Circe by Madeline Miller

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

a wild ride - Moon Dance by Desiree King

"It's a paranormal read and what I enjoyed the most is that it isn't like most paranormal stories. It blends a lot of the popular romance genres together such as the rockstar love, the bad boy, and there is a fair amount of action and suspense. [...] I love the paranormal world the author created." - Itsy Bitsy, Goodreads

the second chance they both desperately need - California Can Wait by Marci Boudreaux

Reporter Andrea Davidson isn't running from her mistakes. There's no escaping the career-ending mess she fell into back home.
Graham Bradley doesn't know a thing about the newspaper business. A widow with a promise to keep, he's got more than just his own personal welfare riding on this small-town paper. 

the cost of survival - Our New World (New World Order Chronicles #1) by Desiree King

"This book is amazing! It's a love story wrapped in politics. And feel like some of the political issues kind of parallel what is happening in the U.S. right now with women's rights being threatened." Amy, Goodreads

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before he finally plays his ace...- Til Death Do Us Party (A Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery #4) by Vickie Fee

High energy, dead bodies and exposed lies. . . . A must read." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Death Crashes the Party
“A wonderful cozy mystery.” --Suspense Magazine on It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To
“Readers should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.” --Kirkus Reviews on One Fete in the Grave

the future looks a lot like wreckage - VICTORIAN TOWN by Nancy Thorne

"This is a sweet innocent time-travel story. Our heroine is a teenager with an unhappy family life and a best friend who is not pleased with her new interest.
An entertaining book for younger readers."Petula, Goodreads

Saturday, April 21, 2018

secrets are unleashed - A gift and a Curse (Wesson Family Saga #3) by Stephanie Deniese Brown

What does one do when your mind says go but your heart says stay?

they hope to have their happily ever after - She's Everything (Hopelessly Devoted #4) by Gen Ryan

"The title may be she’s everything, but this book is everything. It was perfect. It had everything you wanted and needed from this series. I laughed, I cried, I loved." - Megan, Goodreads

the best ones are rewritten - The Sphinx by Jessica Cage

"LOVED this book! [...] This has the perfect mix of paranormal mixed into the retellings of Greek history. Action packed with a love story! Jessica Cage is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more of her stories. This is definitely an intriguing page turner. You won’t want to miss The Sphinx!" Kelly, Goodreads

beyond his limits - The Emergent Threat (War Eternal #2) by J.F. Cain

"The Emergent Threat by J.F. Cain is, in its own quiet way, a masterful presentation of biblical mythology and the duality of spiritual life. [...] The way the universe is put together is very well thought out, and the plot and subplots are written with the deft pen of a master. J.F. Cain should be very proud of this novel and I hope the series goes on for a long time." - Ray, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for Bachelor Remedy (Seasons of Alaska #5) by Carol Ross

Welcome, welcome! I’m so excited to once again be on tour with Prism Book Tours. Bachelor Remedy is the fifth book in my Seasons of Alaska series. The hero, Tag James, has made a guest appearance in every previous book. In addition to his reluctant status in Rankins as the town’s Most Eligible Bachelor, he also has the distinction of being my Character Most Requested to Get His Own Story. Tag is everyone’s favorite – in his world and mine! When I set out to find a heroine to win his heart I knew she’d have to be really special - and a little unexpected. I think Ally is his perfect match, even if they do get off to a rather, er, muddy start. I hope you enjoy Tag and Ally’s story! Ally my best, Carol- Launch - Note from the Author

Friday, April 20, 2018

A bargain is struck. - Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie Darling

But is once enough? Sometimes once only stokes the flame of desire higher and hotter. And sometimes once is all the heart needs to risk all and follow a mad passion wherever it may lead.

terrible, impulsive decisions - Šehhinah Trilogy by Ivana Skye

Stalking and the Glory of God (#0.5)
The Stars That Rise at Dawn (#1)
The Birds That Fly at Dusk (#2)
The Lives That Argue For Us (#3)

the other life I’ve lived…Glimpses of Wilderness (The Glimpses #1) by Lee Ann Ward

"“It’s like I have to be asleep to feel truly awakened”
This is the story of a beautiful lifetime love of Anna and Robert, which will capture your heart from the beginning until the end." - Joe, Goodreads

a jaded troll and an innocent mortal - Forsaken Norse Wind (The Forsaken #4) by Ciara Lake

18++ "I was completely caught up in this story from the very beginning and I must say that I enjoyed it much more than the other one I read although I didn’t mention the wedding that took place in it, I just want to give the author lots of applause for her creative and inspiring weddings and I have to say I can’t wait to read the next one." - Eva, Goodreads

a bit more recklessly than they should - Zagreb, Milan, Nice, Barcelona (The summer of heartache and fickleness ) by Maya Berger

"A wonderfully-written travel book. When I first saw the title in itself, I knew this was gonna be a fun book. And I was right. Not only are the places, food, and elements well-described, the characters are also very colorful as well. A group of friends, each with their own quirks and personalities." - Dawn, Goodreads

she wants to be something she already is - Princess Nevaeh by Paulette Harper

"Anyone who has young children around, parents, grandparents, caretakers, or foster parents, should consider this book for the library of their children. It has the feel of a book they’ll want to read (or have read to them!) over and over again. It's encouraging as well as educational! Nicely-done!" - Marguerite, Goodreads

#MeBeingMe by Challa Fletcher

"“Me Being Me” is a book that for sure needed to be written. It will help not only children but parents and teachers as well to understand this surmountable experience each child must endure. Thanks for writing such an amazing book." - Linda, Goodreads

their investigation turns deadly - Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer

"So fun! This era is definitely one of the more fun ones to read about. The author was super consistent in the language, making sure it sounded authentic. The characters had witty banter and enjoyable interactions. Hazel is a girl you would follow into the apocalypse." Hannah, Goodreads

Thursday, April 19, 2018

No hope - Reyet Trap (Torch World #2) by Dee Garretson

"The story was told in a very descriptive language. [...] Dee Garretson is a very good storyteller. The only indication that this book is a YA is because of the main characters but other than that it is a very good sci-fi read not just for kids but for all ages. This was a good trip to outer space and I really enjoyed meeting Mags. " - iamnotabookworm, Goodreads (about book #1)

why people keep... Secrets? by A.L. Simpson

18+ "The emotions that are stirred up by the events in the story are so real. You feel every emotion whether it is fear, anger, happiness, excitement or confusion, each emotion takes up residence in your heart. A sign of an author doing their job well! " Robyn, Goodreads