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, August 17, 2017

untangling the web of lies - The Cases of Lieutenant DeLong by Angela Kay

"If you like the kind of mystery that takes you through some twists and turns, you will enjoy this story. I was even surprised by the ending, although there were a few clues along the way that led me to the killer. I would say it was an entertaining and satisfying novel to read." - Colleen, Goodreads

to find true love - Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee

"It's a unique set-up - fresh and fun and ripe with opportunities to tell more stories. I loved it! And - despite the fact that they literally made me throw my hands up in the air and roll my eyes at them more than once - I really really loved Braylen and Fynn. [t]he writing was engaging, the story was extremely entertaining, and despite the few times where I wanted to cover my eyes and hide - I enjoyed the crap out of it. I'm all-in for more! - Shelly, Goodreads

If they fail... The West Woods by Suzy Vadori

"The basic plot of the story is absolutely gripping and it teaches us to be careful what we wish for because sometimes, wishes do come true.[...]
The story is absolutely beautifully written with great characters and a fast paced and interesting plot. There's never a moment where you're bored while reading this." - about book #1  Pragati, Goodreads

the last word and the blackest hat - The Devil’s Revolver (The Devil’s Revolver #1) by V. S. McGrath

She is Hettie Alabama — unlikely, scarred, single-minded, and blood bound to a revolver forged by a demon.
A sweeping and high-stakes saga that gilds familiar Western adventure with powerful magic and panoramic fantasy, The Devil’s Revolver is the last word and the blackest hat in the Weird West.

pawns in a twisted game - SCANDAL'S CHILD by Pamela Gibson

"The mood in the book resembles a Gothic novel, brooding and mysterious. The reader knows there will be twists and turns and braces for them, yet they still surprise you when they happen. [...]
The author showed a great knowledge of the time era. Great detail was put into descriptions of clothing, manners, furnishings, etc., as well as language and word usage. I felt transported."
- Cathy, Goodreads

A barrel. A body. And a promise. - Entombed by Ruth Parker

"Wow talk about suspenseful and fast paced. No shortage of drama or danger. Well written with great characters and a strong storyline. A dark thriller with lots of mystery." - BP34, Goodreads

in the splash zone - Slasher Sam by Simon Petersen

"A blow-by-blow of a serial killers exploits
My goodness, this is a read! This is like a first-person blow-by-blow account of murders as they happen. [...] Fun times!" Cynthia, Amazon

I got a good body and a smart mind - Random on Tour: Las Vegas by Julia Kent

18++ "This book has a lot of funny in it, some very tender moments, some "oh boy" moments and some hell yeah moments! I didn't think that I could be surprised any more by these 3 but I honestly was! Julia Kent you have done it once again and I hope there will be more in this series as I look forward to reading them." - Pamela, Goodreads

a thin line between love and hate - Only For You (Unforgettable You #1) by Beverley Kendall

"This was an exceptional read. I thought that this was a complicated story and like that you had counter views of what was happening. I felt for Olivia because she doesn't deserve the treatment she received from Jake and others. Definitely will pick up more from this talented author." - Emily, Goodreads

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Brain Is Out of Control: Memoirs of a Doctor as a Patient by Patrick Mbaya

"My Brain Is Out Of Control is a fascinating and affecting memoir. But it's also a memoir of great clarity, charting both a medical and an emotional journey. I found it a valuable read. I hope also that the writing of it was a cathartic journey for Mbaya himself. Here's to his recovery!" - The Bookbag

one person knows where the killer is - The Church of the Holy Child by Patricia Hale

"A good mystery. I enjoyed this mystery. The plot was well done. Hale had me wondering who the murderer was right along with the detectives. She did a good job of revealing information about the murderer without giving away the identity. I like the characters of Cole and Callahan too. I look forward to seeing how they interact in future mysteries." - Joan, Goodreads

open hearts will find a way - Worth Waiting For (Heart of the South #1) by Wendy Qualls

A small town in the Deep South isn’t where most gay men would choose to go looking for love. But open hearts will find a way . . .

who can they trust? - The Chronicles of Midway Series by Kevin Fleming

"this book is super fast paced, action and emotion packed and the plot is so so good that it keeps one hooked from first page to last page and leaves you with so much sadness once the story gets over!! This book is so much awesome considering that it involves the past, present and future [...] The power packed action, the vibrant story and scenery description makes the story feel so real and just wonderful!!"- Vibha, Goodreads

all too real and dangerous - The Bow of Destiny (The Bow of Hart Saga #1) by P.H. Solomon

"Mister Solomon has crafted a story the likes of which we have not yet seen in our journey through indie published fantasy books. His characters are complex and fun, and while we read it, we feel as if we are witnessing something great; we will remember Athson for some time to come. "- Fantasia - via Amazon

Fate shall not be defied. - Twins by Kim Iverson Headlee

"The story is vivid, the imagines and emotions are flowing through the reader. It is not like watching a movie, but like you are there, in the thick of it. I saw, I heard and I wanted to step in."-
our review for The Challenge

finding her own place in the world - Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem

“Handbook for Mortals will soon become the new paranormal craze. I found myself more emotionally involved in the story than even Twilight. A riveting, original storyline, relatable characters, a love triangle of sorts, and just enough magick to ensnare you." - Skye, Goodreads

his greatest dream - Beautiful Mess (Beautiful Mess #1) by John Herrick

18+ "I loved everything about this book. The faded star still holding onto his dreams, the parallel of Marilyn and Nora and the personal growth of the characters, especially Del. To see him changing and choosing what path his life will take was emotional and powerful." - Laura, Goodreads

what really happened - Fallen Star by Allison Morse

“Readers who love a strong, independent heroine will automatically fall in love with this story.” Manhattan Book Review
“…Morse artfully submerges her readers into the intriguingly murky depths of her modern Gothic novel, Fallen Star.”Pacific Book Review

both our hearts are going to break - A Final Deal by Nadia Lee

18++ "Love it!

Start kicking criminal tail - Masked (Superheroes Undercover #1) by J.D. Wright

Vada Lawson can’t wait to be a superhero. Born into a family with special powers, she’s been training to fight criminals and villains her whole life. But her indoctrination into the underground super community is derailed when normals start breaking out in superpowers themselves.

How far would you go - Blood Money (Lone Star Mobster #3) by Cynthia Rayne

"The story was well written and interesting the couple going from friends to lovers. A nice addition to the series" - Lin, Goodreads

an avant-garde dark fantasy - Holy by Abbie Krupnick

"Darn good storytelling
I love all fantasy but if there's anything I love above all it's contemporary fantasy with dark twists. "Holy" has got all that and more. It's a paradoxical book." - Cynthia, Amazon

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hell has arrived on earth. - Prepared by Courtney Konstantin

She thought she was prepared for the end of the world… until it actually came.
Hell has arrived on earth.
Escape Las Vegas. Get to the compound. Survive.

an impossible choice - The Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember

"I have to admit that I had high expectations for this one ever since I heard about it, which was around the time that I had read Unicorn Tracks. In absolutely no ways did this one disappoint. In fact, it blew me away. The Tiger’s Watch was everything I was hoping for, with a genderfluid protagonist, found families, slowburn romance, and badass magic. And that’s not even going into Julia’s writing, which was beautiful." - Avery, Goodreads

what is cost? Devil's Run (Scandalous Miss Brightwells #3) by Beverley Oakley

A rigged horse race and a marriage offer riding on the outcome. When Miss Eliza Montrose unexpectedly becomes legal owner of the horse tipped to win the East Anglia Cup, her future is finally in her hands – but at what cost?

a war that never seems to end - Generation of the Last Hour by Rochele Rosa

In an underground city devoid of adults, fifteen-year-old Raquelle Granger holds the position of Council Member, and thousands of lives within City Ten rest in her hands. Unfortunately, she only has two years left until she’s supposed to join the adults on the frontlines in a war that never seems to end.

"terrifically entertaining" - Brainrush Series by Richard Bard

An "international thriller with soul." Features a broad cast of characters with kids playing significant roles. Ideal reading for fans of Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Brad Thor, Dan Brown, Matthew Reilly, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Vince Flynn.

Creatures: A Limited Edition Collection of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

"I love when a group of authors get together and create a collection of shorts. This is a great opportunity for new readers to test out some authors and various different series. Not to be passed up! Each author has definitely brought their A game to this series.I had the great pleasure of reading many of the stories in this the set as advanced readers copies - I still preorder it - It really is a great collection of Fantasy and Paranormal and I want it all!" - Joyffree, Goodreads

Murder Is Academic & Murder Is Pathological by P.M. Carlson

"MURDER IS ACADEMIC treats violation of truth in tandem with assault and rape true violations of person, mind, and body–– and presents a cogent caesar for the inviolability both of persons and truth."–– The Armchair Detective
"P.M. Carlson's energetic and insightful novels are back in print — hallelujah!"–– Sara Paretsky

banished from the Garden of Eden - Sons of Twilight by Collette Jackson-Fink

"Sons of Twilight by Collette Jackson-Fink is an engaging paranormal romance story that is full twists, suspense and romance. This book moves at a quick pace so buckle up and settle in. " - Seraphia, Goodreas

There was just one issue... - The Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee

18+ "First things first. Sunniva Dee never seizes to amaze me. I have to be honest and say with this book's title I was curious, a little nervous and yet again I knew Sunniva Dee would give it her magic touch. Her stories are one of kind and so are her characters. My expectations were blown to smithereens cause boy oh boy did I love this story and was wooed properly by Ciro Silveira." - Malene, Goodreads

Supernatural phenomena and horrific sights - The Man In The Forest by Michael Warriner

Vincent, a musical prodigy, is caught up in a concert rivalry with a former student. He travels to Romania to settle the score, but what he discovers is the horrific true story behind the song his protégé wrote, “The Man in the Forest.”

trouble with a capital T - Taming the Rebel (Endless Summer) by Dawn Klehr

"That was such a fun and sweet summer-time romance. I don't know if it was the enemies-to-more trope that worked so well in this story or the fun camp setting, but I found myself devouring this book while a huge smile graced my face." - Sam, Goodreads

It should've been simple - Love, Luck, and Clusterf*ck (Legal #3) by Bree Dahlia

18++ "Bree had me hooked from the beginning, all the way to the end! This book is Perry and Stephen's story. [...]
Bree told a funny and romantic story of Perry and Stephen. I loved that Perry got her story! I can't wait to see what Bree has in store for us next. Excellent book that I highly recommend, along with Legal and Lyrical!" - Chantal, Goodreads

Monday, August 14, 2017

a thrilling conclusion - Dream Frequency by S.J. Lomas

"The dream is freaking me out for three reasons:
1. It was a nightmare.
2. I haven’t spontaneously dreamt for almost a year.
3. It’s the night before my final test."

dreaming in the depths of space - Serengeti Series by J.B. Rockwell

"Anyways, it's fast paced, the characters are really compelling, it pulls no punches, and the prose is efficient and moves things along quickly. Plus, there's a fantastic heist plotline that really makes the story, IMO." - Miguelito, Goodreads

An Unconventional Lifetime Journey: My 269 Daily E-mail Stories by Bill Faulhaber

“I wonder why in the world my personal life would be of any interest to strangers.” - Bill
"Faulhaber speaks not to the erudite, but to Everyman. Reading his memoir is like participating in an archaeological excavation of one’s own backyard, where old coffeepots, pottery shards, and rusty golf clubs are unearthed alongside the occasional gem." - Nancy Walker

a challenge he couldn’t pass up - Social Media (The Complete 6-Book Collection) by JA Huss

18++ "Again Ms. Huss has managed to take these characters to another level. Vaughn manages to become even more attractive despite his arrogance and Grace manages to overcome the crappy cards dealt to her and overcome despite the odds. I have loved this series from its inception and will definitely miss it, but I am happy that the two have finally found their happily ever after." - Christina, Goodreads

a hidden connection - With Good Behavior (Conduct #1) by Jennifer Lan

"First, the characters were well drawn and distinctive and there was always something happening, but the action was not so overwhelming that I couldn’t follow it. Author Jennifer Lane balanced the different elements of the plot quite well, and offered a satisfying ending while simultaneously offering a beginning to the next book in the series." - Lisette, Goodreads

It’s what I do - Red and her Wolfe by Blythe Reid

18++ "The story has love, heartbreak, flirt, cuteness, passion, emotions on fire, hot scenes and lots of chemistry. Both main characters have a lot to fight with from their past and experience but the grow through the story. It is a very refreshing and different story with an edge.
The story was captivating and one of the better I have read." - Laila, Goodreads

he's is set on revenge - The Wolf of Kisimul Castle (Highland Isles #3) by Heather McCollum

"There was so much humor and wit packed into this delightful novel. I was so invested. I think my favorite side characters, too, have to be Alec’s children. Be prepared to be charmed and to lose a little bit of your heart to them. There’s also another part of the plot that opens up too, and nothing was taking me away from this story." - Michaelene, Goodreads

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Do you dare enter - The Woodlands Series Box Set by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

"This book was fantastic! Spectacular! It had everything I look for in a book: Action, Adventure, and even romance!" Reviewer Jocelyn Sanchez 

out of the catacombs - Symphony of Ruin by Christina Lay

" This is a wonderful story, full of adventure, humor, magic, mystery, and heart, from the first page to the last, and I highly recommend it." - Matthew, Amazon

First Step Forward & Second Chance Season (Grand Valley #1 & 2) by Liora Blake

"From beginning to end, this beautiful story was packed full of heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking moments. It was a slow burn love that followed as Cooper and Whitney progressed from friends, to lovers and finally to soulmates." - 1 Click Addict, Goodreads

Saturday, August 12, 2017

horrors of her past - Beautiful Torment by Gen Ryan

"This is my favorite out of the Thin Red Lines Series! Even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I loved Hunter and Desiree! This book is suspenseful, funny, heartbreaking and beautiful!! The story kept me pulled in reading as fast as I could, I had to know what was going to happen!! I loved the twists and turns! There are parts in there that had me saying "What in the world just happened?" Hunter and Desiree had amazing chemistry and I loved the banter between them! I hope everyone gets to find their hero like Desiree does. If you are looking for a romantic thriller with some laughs I highly recommend this book." - Renee Mccleary

shoot first and ask questions later type a guy - Too Beautiful for Words by Ronald M. James

You may deceive Sammy—some of time. But when he put's it altogether—run bother, run for we all know Sammy’s a shoot first and ask questions later type a guy.

Her only secret. - The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan

"Love Taylor's books! She has a way of writing characters that are so natural, believable, and uninfuriating! [...]
Great dialog, great story about being true to yourself, and an awesome read. Taylor has done it again! " Nancy, Goodreads

The course of true love never did run smooth - Genteel Secrets by S.R. Mallery

"I've added this book to my "Me-Time," category because I loved it so much. I could not turn the pages fast enough to find out what happened next. The ending was unexpected and restored my faith in humanity.If you like fast-paced historical drama, this is one book you will not want to miss. I loved it!" - Colleen, Goodreads

Big dreams - Something So Sweet by Meika Usher

"This book is a sweet, summer romance for those who like a little salt in their sugar. [...]
If you like 80's tunes, adorably gross children and snark, then this is the romance for you! I really enjoyed reading it."
- Christine, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for For Joy's Sake (Where Secrets Are Safe #12) by Tara Taylor Quinn

Welcome to the For Joy’s Sake book tour! I hope you’ll follow along, visit some great book sites, find entertaining and worthwhile reading material along the way, maybe win a prize or two! More than that, though, I hope you find some joy! - Launch - Note from the Author —TTQ