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.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Once you start, you won’t stop. Guaranteed.... The Dan Roy Series by Mick Bose

"There are very few authors for whom I will pause my current reading and take up their latest release. Mick Bose is one of them. Read him. You won't regret it." - Ty Patterson, USA Today Bestselling Author.

the honor of a samurai... Warrior Woman of the Samurai Series by India Millar

"The story is beautifully written with vivid descriptions of the characters, the land, and the varied beliefs and cultures. The joys and the tragedies and the twists and turns will keep you enthralled.
Enjoy the read." Gy, Goodreads #1

an elaborate plan - A New Planet by Todd M. Thiede

As they try to save their civilization they can’t help but wonder…Is it technology, greed, or human nature that causes the world to collapse? 

he is not the only one ... The Perpetual Penitent by Henry Hoffman

"Great captivating and entertaining book!
It was captivating, entertaining and a very suspenseful read. I have loved all the books from this author and can't wait for him to release another!" 
- justalilmore, Amazon

a moment of joy... Faith Through Falling Snow (Elements of Love) by Sandy Sinnett

Together the Young family must lean on each other and the only One who can truly give them strength.
Will they find the faith they need…even through the snow?

Tempting Heat (Tempt Me #1) by Sara Whitney

"Wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, cuddle up, and devour this story. Finn and Tom are 100% guaranteed to make. you. swoon.Ugh, my heart." - Blair Leigh, Goodreads

no one knows... Begin with Me (Chaotic Love #1) by Claudia Y. Burgoa

"The plot was gripping and will suck you in right from the start. The story is told though flashbacks and at different ages. This novel will have you hooked and at the edge of your seat until the very end and it will leave you wanting more. OMG....what a cliffhanger. I can't wait for book 2.Begin with You was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend it. " - K. Ramjohn, Goodreads

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

her biggest lie of all... Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood

"Across a Broken Shore has been written with heart and sensibility. The characters are vulnerable and portrayed at face value. The story reads inspirational and tender creating all the feels about family ties, love and determination. It actually had me well up at a point and that sais a lot." Scarlett, Goodreads

under a veil of secrets - The Collector by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets

"This is a beautiful story of survival and KUDOS to the author for writing up something that could easily be a hit on The Twilight Zone .Great imagination that will hook you up and entertain till the very end!
I highly recommend it to all Sci-Fi fans in search of a short and intriguing read! Happy reading." Laura, Goodreads

someone who can see the man he is inside - Mission: Believe (Rise Again Warrior Series #1) by Stacy Eaton

"This is a must read for everyone and it does give you hope that through everything veterans go through there is hope. I look forward to reading more in the series and just as a warning have tissue nearby." Barbara, Goodreads

I tried my best for years - Skin and Bone by Keary Taylor

"Skin and Bone is a smart, twisty thriller and if you're looking for a great standalone story with twists and turns then give it a go, you will not be sorry." Sheena, Goodreads

perfectly with a plate of chocolate brownies - A Perfect Mistake by Laura Brown

"A Perfect Mistake was SUCH a good read! Nica and Cam are so well-developed that I fell head-over-heels in love with their characters. [...] Laura Brown continues to be an author to watch! I look forward to anything else she writes." Heather, Goodreads

This time, I'm not giving up. - The Last Virgin in Texas by Jennifer Woodhull

We waited. It felt like forever, but I didn't care. I would've done anything for her.
But I screwed up. When it all went south, I fled, leaving her, alone. 
Broken hearted.

Who is Conor Nash if he can’t pitch? - The Conman by Mike Murphey

Conor Nash has lived his life with a single purpose—to pitch in the Major Leagues. He’s been released from professional baseball contracts ten times over a sixteen-year career, but he’s overcome every obstacle to finally reach The Show when he’s a decade too old. 

A very dead hand - Storm of Secrets (Haunted Bluffs Mystery #2) by Loretta Marion

"Modern and historic mysteries collide in Marion's bittersweet storytelling."—Kirkus Reviews
“[A] gripping sequel...Marion seamlessly weaves the multiple story threads together. Fans of tales of regional intrigue will be satisfied.”Publishers Weekly

to live wild and ride free... but don’t forget the sweet - Biker Babe (Biker Beauties #1) by Audrey Carlan

18++ "I absolutely loved this book! It's definitely not Audrey's usual style. Which isn't a bad thing. It's still just as amazing and awesome! The author has created a plot that had my attention from page one. Her style of writing is as always flawless, down to each and every fine detail.
This is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride and I cannot wait to see where she goes with this new series!" The SassyNerdBlog, Goodreads

Monday, November 11, 2019

The next fight. The next win - Sweet Victory (BTU Alumni #3) by Alley Ciz

"Oh holy swoony sweetness! Gaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Alley Ciz has ruined me for other books. I’m talking, cannot brain, wat r wurds, must go back and read this again NOW book hangover. Sweet Victory sailed right to the top of my favorites list with all the amazing goodness that’s within the pages." Britt, Goodreads

A promise he can’t break. - Torn by Harper Phoenix

"[I] found that the author touched on a subject that many may be afraid too, but she did it with complete style, finesse and total respect and after you read it, you will know what I am talking about (no spoilers from me). I am in awe of this author and look forward to reading more by her. Please do yourself a favor read this incredible story of lust, newfound trust, second chances and even, possibly love!" Joe, Goodreads

the allure of forbidden love... A Violet Fire (Vampires in Avignon #1) by Kelsey Quick

"A vampire tale with a heady mix of defiance and doubt, rebellion and romance." — Kirkus Reviews 
"There is not a single dull moment in this book... A Violet Fire has all the ingredients to become the next Hollywood movie about vampires." — Readers' Favorite 

Running for their lives... and... unintended emotions... Zapata (Border #1) by Harper McDavid

"This fingernail-chewing book will keep you drinking caffeine to stay awake to finish reading it in one sitting as I did. You will not be able to put it down once you start reading it. I highly recommend it for those who like lots of thrill with their romance." Judi, Goodreads

It is sort of annoying having dead people dropping by at all hours... Dead & Busy Series by Kfir Luzzatto

"The tone of the tale is spot-on: amusing, quick with the snark, and yet still containing that dark thread that keeps it rooted in the noir tradition it's building upon. I definitely want more Callaghan." - Nathan, Goodreads #2

I’m different.... - The Lonely Orphan (Lost Planet#5) by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

18+ A woman so different. So imperfect. So maddeningly defiant. Someone I have no interest in whatsoever.
This feral female will never own my heart.
Or so I thought.

a reality and a fantasy that they have only dared to imagine... Birth Right by Julian Iragorri, Lou Aronica

"An eloquent and intense read that I could not stop turning the pages!!! !!! Captivating and poignant!! So engrossing that this story will stay with me for a very long time!!
Highly, highly recommend!!" - Cheryl, Goodreads

you won’t want to miss this story... Season of ’72 by Karen Tomsovic

A standalone romantic saga full of angsty emotion that spans the years. If you remember the 1970s or just wish you’d been there, you won’t want to miss this story! 

The Dark Duke they call him.... A Whole New Duke by Samantha Holt

"The author is a must read for me so I expected to really like the book but I think this is one of her best books, I read it in a sitting, finishing it well into the nigh, I was drawn in from page one when [...]." Janet, Goodreads

not all monsters are the same... Beneath London’s Fog by Iona Caldwell

"I could definitely see myself reading this again, and I'm so glad I read this right before Halloween, because it really put me in the mood for my favorite holiday. It was hauntingly beautiful and really came to life, with just the right amount of horror and paranormal aspects. And the ending left me with hope for a second installment! What a satisfying read!" - Darque Dreamer, Goodreads