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, July 31, 2018

ripped from future headlines... The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen #3) by M.T. Bass

“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.” ~Nikola Tesla, 1926

Sure, it was an accident... Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky

"This riveting debut will plunge readers into an accelerating coil of twists and turns as if in free fall, plummeting them from a precipice as they cling to the dwindling hope of safe entry into the mysterious darkness below." —S.A. Bodeen, author of The Compound
"Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving, with a tense psychological mystery." —Booklist

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

it’s only a matter of time... Dusk of Humanity (The Decay of Humanity, #1) by M.K. Dawn

Major Lee Archer’s reassignment as head of military operations at The Bunker felt more like a prison sentence than a promotion. To make matters worse, he’s been assigned to babysitting detail, as a group of the country’s most brilliant young minds come together to test the vitality of the cutting-edge fallout shelter he commands.

The danger is real and imminent. - Royal Undercover by Eileen Troemel

Mel Breuer is a supply officer and nothing else. Until a request to report to the security office on Space Station Joplin reveals her real identity. Demands from her large family change her life and drop her in the hands of John Vellum a professional protector. Her other life taught her to trust no one – ever. 

a strange assortment of employees - Memoirs of A Road Warrior by Fred Klein

"This book was an easy read full of laughter. JT"- Jerald, Goodreads

Sometimes, love makes us twist reality... Natalie's Wedding (The Bridesmaid's Checklist #3) by K.T. Castle

Kassandra never thought she’d be in another committed relationship, but now she’s living with her boyfriend Josh. Things can’t get any better. But they can get worse.

Monday, July 23, 2018

the life they once shared and the future they could have had... When Time Stands Still by Sara Furlong-Burr

"I give this story my highest recommendation because it is just that good. For those of you that take reviews based on complimentary ARCs with a grain of salt, let me put it to you this way. I enjoyed it so much I preordered it so that I can have a finalized copy also-THAT is the mark of a great book! " Jennifer, Goodreads

about finding love and second chances... A Broken Fairy Tale Series by S.P. Cervantes

18+ "Hooked on this series of books. I love that we continue in the lives of lifelong friends and see what they are up too. I love the friendships. romance, drama and surprises." Jennifer, Goodreads

What ever happened to Pete and Daisy? Winter Flowers (The Flowers Series #2) by Tani Hanes

What ever happened to Pete and Daisy? 
Join the Santangelos on this rollicking roller coaster second installment of their journey.

humans who still think they’re atop the food chain... Frenchman Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #6) by Suzanne Johnson

"The thrills and chills keep coming throughout this fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge of their seats, glued to the pages and biting their nails with anticipation from beginning to end." - Eva, Goodreads

What would you do to find your magic? Reese's Quest (Finding Magic, #2) by Blair Drake

With only weeks until graduation from Gray Cliffs Academy, Reese has his eye on breaking free. He wants out of this school and to get away from the people who sent him there. Being summoned to the headmaster’s office was no big deal, until he and his school mates are swept away into a wicked storm that tossed Reese into an underground world full of danger and evil beings. 

the man who saved my life - Audrey And The Hero Upstairs (Scandalous #5) by R. Linda

Without his courage and determination, I’d have died in the fire that took the lives of my entire family. If that’s not a hero, I don’t know what is.

what she needed to know... The Clock Flower by Barbara Casey

"Fans of books with fantasy elements set in the real world will enjoy this novel. The author researches everything she writes, which makes the story feel that much more real. If you love exploring new cultures with a fantastic twist ending, this book is for you!" Camille, Goodreads

Her. Me. Whatever. - The Sexpert by J.A. Huss, Johnathan McClain

A new standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss, and Actor/Screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

true love, young love and long marriages...Solomon The Accountant by Edward M. Krauss

Solomon the Accountant is the story of a young man who falls in love with Molly. He first meets her at the funeral of her husband, killed in an accident after less than a year of marriage. She is heartbroken and devastated, with a new love the last thing on her mind. Solomon’s effort gently, carefully to win Molly’s heart is the core of the novel.

And the clock is ticking - Queen of Iron and Blood by Melissa Wright

Mackenzie Scott is trapped in another realm, but that’s the least of her problems. Magic runs through her veins, and even now she can feel herself changing. She’s managed to help her brother, but in exchange, she’s turning into one of them. Worse, Mackenzie’s not just a monster. She’s their queen.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Something I’ve never had. - My Free Life by Necie Navone

The power struggle between me and my Papa, the Capo, comes to a head when some of my closest friends find themselves caught in a dangerous situation.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Here we go again indeed! Review - Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Director: Ol Parker
Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay by), Richard Curtis (story by) |
20 July 2018 (USA)

is time to move forward - The Charly Stevens Series by Two Sharpe

Two Sharpe Publishing was created as a company to publish some books that my daughter and I wrote together. This was not something Amanda nor I had ever even dreamed of, but then life has a way of sending you down the path that it wants… regardless of where you were planning on going.

I am not a monster, not entirely anyway... Road Rage: The Blog, Unleashed by Two Sharpe

As you get to know Simon and the Rage that he carries with him, you will find there is a lot more to this man than some random serial killer. He is a man with very unique “problem solving” skills and he really enjoys his work and the mission he has taken on to help rid the world of some really unnecessary… bad drivers…

so far I really suck at saving the world - Hyena Queen (The Legend of Synthia Rowley #1) by Ann Mayburn

18++ "WOW! Ann Mayburn wrote one unique shifter romance story. It is fast paced, drama-filled, steamy heat , action packed , paranormal romance read that I have come across of late. The characters are some of the best that will stay with you long after the story is over." April, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for The Truth Between Us (Bentwood #2) by Tammy L. Gray

April Duncan was raised with three clear truths: the family name is absolute, ambition and success rule over every emotion, and love always comes with strings attached. Image was everything in her carefully crafted world... until the mirror cracked.

Book Tour Grand Finale for Stolen Obsession by Marlene M. Bell

"Debut author Bell delivers a great, slow-building romance, gently examining her characters' painful pasts." — Kirkus Reviews
"An irresistible page turner and a successful melding of thriller and romance. With a splash of international adventure and plenty of surprises, Stolen Obsession is an entertaining read and a great beginning to the Annalisse Series." — Self-Publishing Review

Friday, July 20, 2018

Secrets can heal — and destroy. - Secret Burdens (Stories of Lorst #3) by Suzanna J Linton

A surprise summoning, though, brings Jarrett back to Bertrand. He finds Clara nearly bedridden from an assassination attempt. Tension between Lorst and Tier runs high. In need of someone she trusts, Clara appoints Jarrett Captain of the Seer’s Guard over his protests.

And she had not seen it coming - Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel

‘Realistic, heart-breaking and utterly gripping!’ - Bookneeders
'A brilliant and important book ... I could barely put it down'- Nerdish Mum Book Blog
‘You NEED to read this. Your family needs to read this, your friends need to read this, your children … NEED to read this’ - JenacideByBibliophile

“Mutation is the hand of God.” - The Book of Eadie (Seventeen Trilogy #1) by Mark D. Diehl

What will she decide? - The Island Dog Squad (Sandy's Story #1) by Deb McEwan

I have nothing but the highest of praises to sing for this thought-provoking, tear-jerking tale of torture, death, hope and survival.” Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars 
“Anyone who’s had the privilege of sharing their lives with an animal companion will love Sandy’s story ... most highly recommended.” Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite – 5 stars

“If you fail, you'll wish you'd never been made.” - Clandestine (Ascension #2) by Hannah Rials

"Their love story anchors the novel, the first installment of a series, and sets the stage for the cliffhanger ending. An entertaining and promising series opener about an appealing human and vampire hybrid. "- for Ascension - Kirkus Reviews 
Kirkus review for Clandestine 

why can’t I shake the feeling that something is missing? - Reclaimed by The Pack (Broken Ladder Wolf- Shifters #3) by Dizzy Hooper

18++ She’s poisoned my father against me, and she’ll stop at nothing to cement her position at his side. When she threatens everything I hold dear, I hit a breaking point. My mates and I didn’t come here for a fight, but we won’t hesitate to finish one.

the person who really needs saving is herself... Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

“The anticipation and slow burn of Parker and Finn’s relationship is electric…[an] absorbing novel that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell.” —Booklist

Problems of murder and missing prisoners abound. - Bluebonnet Ballerina (The Amazing Gracie Trilogy #2) by Carol Kilgore

Gracie Hofner returns, and chaos reigns—including a couple of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter.

How far would you search for The One? - Searching (The Fading Series, #2) by Cindy Cipriano

To say Leath is traveling light is an understatement. She’s only bringing three things on her trip. One is a silver heart locket—a gift from her longtime best-friend-turned-boyfriend Victor Santana. Next is a wedding token in the shape of a J, from James Turner. And of course, she’s packing her pistol. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Acting on her instincts might come too late... Perfect Mistake (Perfect, #1) by Sophia Karlson

Carlo pushed away from the doorframe, took a few steps towards them and stuck out his hand. A sharp pinch from Michael snapped her out of her flustered state, and she offered hers. Carlo’s hand was cool and dry, sending a tremor through her as he wrapped it around hers. 

complicated… very complicated... Westbrook Knights Series by Sonya Jesus

"Hawk the Pyscho Stalker is upping his game, and playing to "Win" The suspense !!!!! Secrets, lies, twists and turns, my head is spinning and i so desperately want to know what is going to happen !!! I was definitely on the edge of my seat for this one, and i'm not even going to think of giving anything away but AARRGGHHH NO NO NO THE END !!! I will no doubt be chewing my nails waiting on the next book because i really don't know nor can i predict where this author is going to take me !! And i can honestly say, i am loving it !!!" - about book #3 Eileen, Goodreads

Throwing down the marriage gauntlet... Chasing the Wild Sparks (Wild Sparks #1) by Ren Alexander

"I'm gonna take a page from this book and say my own slogan about how I felt about this book: GOOD TO THE LAST DROP. Yes Maxwell House said it best. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face. In other parts of the book I felt heaviness in my chest because I was so caught up in the story. [...] This is a great romance story told in a very real and funny enjoyable way. :) I highly recommend it." Cheryl, Goodreads

The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot's Life in Vietnam by Marc Cullison

This Book Triggered a Lot of Old Memories
... memoir to be an engaging read that does an excellent job in describing the physical reality of the Vietnam ...
Like No Other Book On the Subject!

Trouble is brewing in the town of Cedar Lake... Always Been You (Cedar Lake #1) by Sadie Allen

Trouble is brewing in the town of Cedar Lake, and people are turning up dead. Will Braz and Emma be able to weather the coming storm and take a chance on forever? Or will a ghost from the past destroy that chance... permanently.

despite the fact that I have a genius IQ... Deal Takers (Dealing with Love #2) by Laura Lee

18+ "The banter between these two is really something! Turning pages as quickly as I could read the words, this book had me hooked. What a great story Laura Lee brought us with this one. I am off to check out her other books!!! " Laura, Goodreads

a freewheeling, progressive reverend - A Pilgrimage to Death by Alexa Padgett

"Great Mystery!!! This is a really good story. There are twists and turns everywhere! The character development is great and you really get a feel for not only the two main characters but also the supporting casting. The story progresses in a natural but steady flow." Cody, Goodreads

she has to decide... The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski

"The chapters were incredibly short, making it nearly impossible to stop reading. Add in the adorable and fluid story and I almost didn’t. Cute, light, and funny, The Boyfriend Whisperer is the perfect YA romance for anyone who loves love and a few three pointers in between." - Moriah, Goodreads

complications... The Exiled Prince (Royal Secrets, #1) by Jeana E. Mann

A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss.
If you like tension, angst, and a good dose of sexy, then this book is for you.

for the life they once knew and loved - The Gathering (The Uprising, #1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo

18 You can actually feel like you are there with the characters and can picture ...
The Gathering is a must read book. I found myself while reading it, not able to put it down. Its fascinating in that there are so many simultaneous layers going on at the same time.- Amazon

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

a secret I hope she never learns - No One But Us by Elizabeth O'Roark

"This book has major push and pull between these characters. Plus loads of secrets, scandals, and drama in both Ellie and James family. Once I picked up this book I couldn't put it down and I want so much more from these characters and Elizabeth's writting that I will definitely have to pick up more of her books. " Natasha, Goodreads

You might fall in love all over again - The Clan of the Wolf by Karen Kay

Amid the flurry of dodging assassin bullets, Brave Wolf and Mia come into possession of a powerful love. But is it all for naught? Will Brave Wolf’s obligations and Mia’s secret enemy from the past finally succeed in the sinister plot to destroy their love forever?

A new kind of war has begun....All Systems Down (The Cyber War #1) by Sam Boush

"All Systems Down was an enthralling read. Sci-fi and thrillers are not usually my genre of choice - but I was hooked after the first few pages! [...] Boush is a gifted writer - and I look forward to reading his next book! " - Maya, Goodreads

Perfectly imperfect... Dear You by Derra Nicole Sabo

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

Come and join us ... Tales From the Forest by Johanna Sarah Aldridge

The Forest Realm is a magical world within our own. You cannot see it, nor can you hear it, and only very few might be able to feel it. The realm feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and protects the hunted... so long as their hearts are pure.

no one wants to listen... Tail of the Dragon (Zodiac Mystery #3) by Connie di Marco

"The mystery was well plotted and not easy to solve. There were enough suspects to consider and clues to sift through. With the twists and turns and red herrings thrown in, you have to be on top of your game if you hope to solve it.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery." Mary, Goodreads

how to be Alpha... Being Alpha (Alpha Girl #7) by Aileen Erin

For the first time since Tessa met Dastien, life is quiet. The evil witch, Luciana, is six glorious feet under, St. Ailbe’s is closed due to human trespassers, and people are finally getting used to the fact that supernaturals exist in the world. It seems like the perfect time for a honeymoon.

making her wishes come true - A Taste of Your Own Magic (Agents of A.S.S.E.T. #2) by Katie Salidas

"There were some intense emotions in the book. Huge laughter, stubbornness, hurt, betrayal, and more. The story was one I didn't put down at all once I started, I had to finish it. I love that I'm left looking forward to what happens to the characters next, but at the same time, I want to know NOW. " Ashley, Goodreads