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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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

love and guilt, grief and promise... - The Crossing by Ashby Jones

The Crossing is a powerful and haunting love story of surprising discovery set in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen during Prohibition. Its mission seeks to reconcile love and guilt, grief and promise. Set apart from other stories, it combines history, fact, surrealism, and reality into an ever-recycling boost of the human spirit.


forced to fulfill an impossible role... The Defender by Larissa Soehn


"Great read! The best sci-fi novels have strong characters and The Defender certainly delivers. [...] Mix that with some great battle scenes and descriptions of alien worlds that came alive in my imagination, The Defender will not disappoint!"Mona J., Goodreads


Unlucky at Cards…The Lady’s Hand (Women Ahead of Their Times #2) by Bobbi Smith


"I rarely give five stars but felt this author wrote a fine romance novel that I'd highly recommend to other readers." Cindy, Goodreads



the biggest question of them all... Secrets of a River Swimmer by S.S. Turner

"All along his journey, I could feel his emotional transformation, as Turner writes with great precision and feeling. There are moments of wonderful humour, beauty, sorrow, and ephiphany. There is so much heart in this beautiful story. I highly recommend!" Katie Z., Goodreads


Monday, February 14, 2022

"A scary, smart, sweet, sexy CIA tale" (KR) - Color of Blood (A Dennis Cunningham Thriller #1) by Keith Yocum

"This is excellent writing. The author, a former journalist, has the ability to lay out a complex story without getting bogged down.
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Highly recommend this book." Lisa, Goodreads


a heartwarming read... Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart by Jennifer Faye

"I adore Jennifer Faye’s books and Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart is a gorgeous, emotional and uplifting romantic tale sparkling with charm, wit and so much heart. Hermione and Atlas’ love story is one that cannot fail to move and entertain readers, who will be completely swept away by this enchanting and captivating Greek-set romance." Julie, Goodreads

Murder, Mayhem, and Missing Animals. Playing Possum (A Kristy Farrell Animal Lovers Mystery, #3) by Lois Schmitt

“In her third book of the series, writer Lois Schmitt has crafted an intricately-plotted mystery full of twists and humor, with a cast of colorful characters, set in a wildlife refuge rehab center. Cozy fans, and especially followers of Schmitt’s animal lovers’ mysteries, will find great entertainment in Playing Possum.” -Phyllis Gobbell, award-winning author of the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries

the past, the present and a second Civil War... Murder at the CDC (Capital Crimes #32) by Jon Land


"A wonderful mystery novel, riveting until the last page." --Strand Magazine

"A terrific tale that never lets up." --Sandra Brown


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Some killers are born. Others are made... Fool Her Once by Joanna Elm

Joanna Elm masterfully unwinds the plot, letting readers in on the truth gradually until they realize the mortal danger that Jenna faces, even before Jenna herself comprehends the shocking truth. Fans of crime thrillers will love FOOL HER ONCE. I look forward to more Joanna Elm novels!" Susan O., Goodreads


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

dark fantasies run wild... Unmeasured (Unmatched, #1) by Alyssa Turner

18++ "This book is crazy hot 🔥🔥🔥 and sometimes just plain crazy. It's a bit dark on occasion with an arranged marriage, addicts, human trafficking, and other related mafia dangers. There is also a cliffhanger that has me needing to see what happens next." Quinn, Goodreads

Will a whirlwind winter romance result in a forever love? The Snowman’s Sweetheart by Shanna Hatfield

"Every book I read by Shanna Hatfield is filled with great characters, an awesome storyline and has always been an amazing read. This one was such a great read that I could not put it down and read it in one afternoon." Phylis, Goodreads


What harm could there be? One Night with a Billionaire (Playboy Billionaire Club, #1) by Lane Hart

"What a story! [...] The banter, animosity, passion, and eventual friendship will keep you laughing throughout the story. There’s a twist and a secret I didn’t see coming, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series!" Coastie Mom, Goodreads

How much of stories are true? The Dark Beast by Dave Maruszewski


"This book happened at the perfect timing for me. I needed a short (the irony!), light, fun and adventurous, easy to grasp fantasy read. And yes, this book happened." Tamish, Goodreads




Monday, January 31, 2022

a deadly game... Privilege (The Valesky Crime Family #2) by Tina Donahue

"This was a simply wonderful and captivating read that was filled with so much information it held your attention completely and it is simply impossible to put the book down until you reach the end of the book and discover the outcome." Sue, Goodreads


I am in love with love.- Can't Think Straight by Isabel Scheck


A collection of 35 poems in which a poet thinks about women a little too much... (Sapphic poetry)




Be careful with your words!.. Talk of Tokyo (Tokyo Whispers #2) by Heather Hallman

"Written with a loving attention to detail, Hallman knows her time and place intimately, and it shows in every line. Talk of Tokyo is a fast read with a lot to say about society, women, and progress. Lucky for us, it also happens to be a delicious read by a gifted wordsmith who will, hopefully, be bringing us stories from the land of the rising sun for years to come." Jennifer, Goodreads


a genetic gift for undoing time... Undoing Time (The Timegathering #3) by Rachel Dacus


A thrilling tale of time travel, romance, and espionage.



you’ll love this new adventure series!! The Last Keeper (The Warminster #1)by J.V. Hilliard

"I think this is a heck of an achievement, one of those rare fantasy novels that doesn’t have any cringe. Instead, it’s well-plotted and well thought out with some of the in-depth politics and worldbuilding that you’d expect from a master of the craft. It certainly exceeds expectations for debut fantasy novelists." Dane C., Goodreads