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.

Monday, November 18, 2019

He’s “the one” - Unravel You (Cole Brothers, #1) by Diana A. Hicks

18++ "I couldn’t put this twisting and turning, anxiety-filled, sexy book down! My pulse was racing and I just needed to know if everyone came out the other side. By the end I was crying happy tears; happy, emotional, relieved tears. What a fantastic ride that was." - A Book Lover, Goodreads

new stories written especially for: Figments and Fragments: Dark Stories by Deborah Sheldon

"Deborah Sheldon is adept at drawing you in, writing fast, furious dialogue, making you smell and taste the landscape and the characters’ sweat, taking you on a journey with the lost, the displaced, the broken, the runaways, the misfits and the mad, who populate the pages. Many of her characters are in transition, running away from their dangerous past." Alyson R., Goodreads (5stars)

“normal” life doesn’t always mean good - Growing Roots Series by Chelsea Falin

Praise for the 'Growing Roots Series':
"a great lesson in the way life can change at any time"
"an eye-opener for teenagers and older adults alike"
"Chelsea Falin is a great story-teller. With her clear descriptions of the characters, settings and dialogue, it was not difficult for me to imagine the characters and to picture every scene." 

he will be hers and hers alone - Loving L.O.G.A.N. by Breanna Hayse

18++ "Fantastic! This book is one of those at the top of my list of favorite books of all time. OMG, it was so good that I cried. I don't want to recap the story since you can read the synopsis yourself, but I do want to say that Kym's creation of LOGAN is reflected in LOGAN's bringing Kym back to life. What a wonderful loving story. It ends with an HEA, so while you may shed a tear or more, remember that everything will work out. I'm just not saying "how"!" - Trouble, Amazon

How do things fall apart so easily? - Gifted: A Clear Security Holiday by Ainsley St Claire

"I absolutely love the whole idea of this story, [...] I’m definitely looking forward to every word Ainsley St. Claire gives us in the future. She is truly an amazing author and person in my opinion." C Grady, Goodreads

find out if she has what it takes to be a…Guardian - The Choice (Magical Beasts #1) by Geoffrey Saign

"What a story! This story is packed full of action, adventure, suspense, and mystery from the beginning to the end. [...] The storyline is original and gripping. It draws you in and you just can’t put it down until you reach the end." Darcy S., Goodreads

Let it all begin... Coldest Fire (Dominion #4) by Juliette Cross

“I’d always been Uriel, the merciful one. The benevolent. The healer. But no longer. Those parts of me had been cut out.”
“Ending Vladek would be the catalyst to bury my hatred. Once and for all.”

a dangerous turn... Freeing Eden by G.S. Kenney

A unique take on the eternal quandary of “good” versus “evil.”
— Joan D. Vinge, Hugo Award-winning author of The Snow Queen

the perfect rebound... Promises by Deana Birch

"I love a bit of banter in a romance book and this one had it by the bucket load! The witty comments and gestures between Adam and Leyla had me smiling from ear to ear."

“Truth, better to just accept it and move forward.” - Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester

Relationships are all like a wheel of Stockholm syndrome, from severe to mild. Like a provider, a parent or a spouse, you know somewhere deep inside yourself that they could choose to not provide a home or food for you, only they do and you are thankful and love them. It produces loyalty.” (TTL)

They told me it would be easy... (The ExtraNormal Chronicles #1) by Suzanne V. Reese

"It was the most beautiful display of diversity I’d ever seen. Even with their flaws, every single neo-human had something distinctive, something that made them who they are. I would have killed for that."

A Philosophy for a Better America - The Breathe Free Principles by Dean Galvin

The Breathe Free Principles book gives us something to agree on. It shows why good is what results from mutually beneficial interactions. Please use it in your life. 

caught in a drama - The Perils of Autumn by Rusty Blackwood

"The Perils of Autumn is my first introduction to Rusty Blackwood’s writing. Within the first few pages, I knew she had gained a new fan. This is a great read, with relatable characters and situations. I felt connected to Autumn right from the start." - Amy, Goodreads

Sunday, November 17, 2019

she is way over her head, but determined to survive - Daughter of Rage and Beauty (Berserker Academy #1) by Amy Pennza

"Well written! Fun read! I was not sure what to expect from this book, but I am glad I decided to read it. It was a fun read full of action, tragedy, love, and unexpected twists!The story takes you for an unexpected journey. You may think you know what will happen, but you have no idea." Kathy, Amazon

questions—and dread of what the answers might mean... Uncanny by Sarah Fine

"[A] gritty, terrifying and emotionally dark tale of a cold society that has stopped feeling compassion, or empathy or even being truly supportive because computers will tell all, absolving even a parent from real responsibility. [...] A read that defies being ignored or forgotten." Dianne, Goodreads

Hellfire and damnation... A Rake’s Rebellion (Rake Trilogy #3) by Cynthia Breeding

"Lord Barclay and Sarah's story was just delicious. [...] just fantastic. We got deception, confused feelings, great side characters, a possible challenge for her emotions and a dash of action! Throw in some deliciously innocent slow burn romance and I was a very happy reader." - Michelle C., Goodreads

Just another day in the life ... Warhead (Blue-Eyed Bomb #4) by Amber Lynn Natusch

Weak from lack of food and sun, he stood on shaking legs, doing all he could to appear strong in the face of an unknown enemy that had undoubtedly come to either kill or claim him. Neither was a fate he relished, but without a weapon to defend himself, either was likely if not inevitable.

magic, suspense, a badass heroine, and flirty romance... (Outling #2) by Marty Mayberry

"Fast-paced and full of quirky, fantastical creatures, this is a fun read with enough action and intrigue to keep those pages turning until the end. [...] There is romance, but this is more like a pixie dust coating on the darker magical adventure." Tonja Drecker, Goodreads

a family feud and long-buried secrets - Restless Rancher (Wild Rose Ranch #2) by Jennifer Ryan

"Jennifer Ryan not only has a great way of telling a cowboy story but this lady rocks at Romantic Suspense too. Restless Rancher is a supreme example of Ms. Ryan's incredible talent. I absolutely loved the first book in the Wild Rose Ranch series and I was so excited to get this book in my hands so that I could devour it and devour it I did! " Crystal Goodreads

Saturday, November 16, 2019

the sexy and indulgent world of the... Smart Girl Mafia Series by Amiee Smith

"Now this was a book written for all those love hopefuls who enjoy down to earth characters with real problems that relate to the ordinary world, and a spicy spicy romance. [...] " Michaela, Goodreads

Sleepless Nights: 168 Thriller, Horror, Suspense, and Mystery Short Stories by Tobias Wade

"From the first story to the last, this book was enjoyable in that spine-tingling kind of way. It’s been a very long time since I’ve read anything that has wormed its way into my brain and had me thinking about it hours or days later." ★★★★★ Review

a much-deserved holiday... Rogue's Holiday (Agents of the Crown #5) by Regan Walker

"You cannot put this book down once you start it!! You would not want to miss the adventures of these historical figures for even a second. Once again, Miss Walker has outdone herself with another romantic and action-packed tale." - Vielka, Goodreads

I Like the Way You Hurt - A Dark Interracial High School Bully Romance by Lorrain Allen

"Oh wow just wow! It takes a lot for me to fall in love with a story. First it has to grab me from the first page and it has to not be dragging at the same thing or just dragging. But this one oh my freaky goodness! it was amazing even with this tough situations it really was a good read a fast pace read." Mary, Goodreads

The Legend of Deputy Jim: The Last Enemy Series Prequel by Dan E. Hendrickson

"This story is well-written and flows beautifully. The action is non-stop and makes it very difficult for the reader to want to put the book down. The character of Jim was well drawn and although clearly a brave and heroic figure, we are also privy to the weaknesses he carries [...] This is a fantastic read from an author who has much to offer in this action genre. I genuinely look forward to his next offer with excitement." Grant Leishman, Goodreads

Grand Finale - A Silver Willow by the Shore by Kelli Stuart

What is your motivation behind A SILVER WILLOW BY THE SHORE? Why did you want to write it?
I have had a decades-long fascination with the former Soviet Union and their rich, layered history. As a Russian minor in college, I spent a semester in Ukraine studying and traveling, and I realized that there are a world of stories to be told from that region. Fast forward twenty years, and after the release of my award-winning debut novel, Like a River From Its Course, set in World War II Soviet Ukraine, I began combing through books for the next story that I felt needed to be told. . . Launch - Author Interview

Grand Finale for The Cowboy's Christmas Baby (The Sweetheart Ranch #3) by Cathy McDavid

Hopefully, I can help you get your jingle on 🙂 Come join me on my blog tour for THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BABY, book three in my series, The Sweetheart Ranch. . . . I promise you, my blog tour will be tons of fun. Besides sharing not only excerpts from the books, there’ll also be some fun holiday trivia and a giveaway at the end for one lucky winner. So, grab your tinsel and let’s get started! —Cathy, Launch - Note from the Author

Friday, November 15, 2019

Review A Death in Vegas by Christopher Meeks

“We’ll adapt. After all, you’re a hero now.” “Ha! I’m just an average guy.” “Average guys don’t figure out what the police couldn’t.” She smiled proudly.

where it all began… Viral Dreams by John Saengel

VIRAL DREAMS rockets in pace and intensity, captivating and propelling the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey of mystery, suspense, and wonder.

step into a fast-paced world... THE TRAGIC + DIVINE by Melody Felix-Prieto

Alexis Minerva has never been the type to cause trouble. With good grades, and a clean school record, she's on the track to move out of Dixon-a small town with even smaller minded people.

Seeking their friend... Monster on the Moors (A Bobby Holmes Mystery) by J.M. Kelly

Bobby Holmes, his cousin Brenda Watson and friends are embroiled in a deadly mystery in the North York Moors of England. An old beggar warns Bobby to stay away, and another stranger appears to be at the center of it all.

Gratitude Giveaway Hop (INT)

Giveaway Hop hosted by BookHounds

Welcome to the
Gratitude Giveaway HOP!


their one chance for love... Perfect Obsession by Sophia Karlson

Once on location in East Africa, Chris and Julia work long hours together to meet their looming deadline. The attraction between them is palpable but Julia sticks to her no-men resolve and to her secrets.

in a quest for justice... Breathe In by Michelle Bellon

"It is a must read, dark and thrilling story subjecting the reader to breathless anticipation while on the edge of their seat from beginning to end. [...] Breathe In by Michelle Bellon is compelling, engrossing and gripping with a fast-paced narrative, strong original plot, well developed realistic and likable characters who readers will fully connect with and be pulling for throughout." Jewel, Goodreads

Everyone adores him... Except me... Just Alex by Angela Flowers

Xander Stone is one of the hottest popstars in the world. His songs are on every radio station. His face graces the cover of every top magazine, especially the tabloids.

Unwrap this secret... Twisted Surprise (A Twisted Fate Christmas Novella) by Emery Jacobs

Ready for a Twisted Surprise? Unwrap this romantic Christmas tale to find out what Jack’s been hiding!

some secrets can’t stay buried…Two Thousand Lines by Michelle Jester

An inspiring and heartbreaking tale of abandonment, survival, and purpose. A harrowing journey of self-discovery and perseverance.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

a multiverse of Lovecraftian horror - The Dark Verse Series by M. Amanuensis Sharkchild

"An impressive first collection from author and podcaster M. Amanuensis Sharkchild. These are tales of twisted logic, ventures into strange realms, and encounters with incomprehensible entities. There is an impressive range of ideas and some genuine imagination on display here." Michael Adams, Goodreads

do you dare? Canadian Dreadful - Horror Anthology

Canadian Dreadful 
with stories by 
David Tocher, Nancy Kilpatrick, Caitlin Marceau, Tyner Gillies, 
Jen Frankel, Pat Flewwelling, Repo Kempt, Colleen Anderson, Karen Dales 
Judith Baron, Vanessa C Hawkins, Joe Powers, Robin Rowland, Sarah C Walker 

determined werewolf and a skeptical vampire... Thirsting For Blood Series by Sue Dent

"I love vampire books but have abandoned reading them because of the dark content. Sue brought me back to the love of vampire lores and I can't wait to read the 2nd installment, Forever Richard.
This book was one of those I CAN'T PUT THIS THING DOWN! kinda books. It's simply THAT GOOD! " Raquel, Goodreads

Join in the fun... Hometown Girl Memories (Hometown #6) by Kirsten Fullmer

"This book was absolutely delightful to read! Even though there are sad and bittersweet memories throughout, the story itself is concise, sweet, and comedic all in one. [...] It’s really worth my time…and yours!" - High Light Reviews, Goodreads

Dagger and Shadow Ninja (The Evolutionite Chronicles #1) by Timothy P. Callahan

Dagger and Shadow Ninja are brothers, and former Protectors, who have gone into business for themselves. They'll deliver your packages and save your behind, if the price is right.

From Hell to Heaven by Sophal Pettit

From Hell to Heaven: From Surviving the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the Beatitudes of Living in Gratitude by Sophal Pettit 

are some bonds too deep to truly sever? - A Fallen Son (The Concilium #2) by A.P. Watson

No matter what names we use, the sins of our past remain. My hand in the Fall of Man gave birth to Aden’s vile nature. The Tree of Knowledge blessed us with the wisdom of both good and evil, and even though I have strived to live in the light, my former husband has descended into the depths of darkness.