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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

ulterior motives collide with harrowing miracles - Heartache & Sin by Charles Soto

When a Midwestern farming town is hit hard by a crop-destroying drought, people are willing to put their faith into anything that might bring them some relief.

the town’s infamous witch and murderer - The Secrets of Hawthorne House by Donald Firesmith

Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. Matt’s misery started when a drunk driver killed his mother. Then Matt’s father moved him and his sister to a small town in rural Indiana, as far as his grieving father could get from the ocean that his mother had loved.

Who needs mistletoe? - Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis

"And honestly, my favorite thing about this book...simply the best meet-cute/start to a story ever. I LOVED that about it. Because it really just set the tone for the whole book. [...] There is so much scorching chemistry between the two main characters...something that Jill Shalvis has MASTERED.
I definitely loved this book. I had to go order it in print so I could reread it again later."- Christi, Goodreads

she gets way more than she bargained for - Jackal ( Jessica James Mystery #4) by Kelly Oliver

Grab the reins and hang on tight for another wild and crazy ride with cowgirl philosopher Jessica James as she makes her way through the sleazy glitz of Las Vegas where everybody's packing heat and corruption is business-as-usual. Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor.
- Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

Saturday, September 29, 2018

a perilous mission - Eden Chip by Scott Cramer

They live among us. Cryptid Trilogy by Douglas E. Roff and Jacob A. Roff

"Just when you think you may have it figured out, it takes one of those twists and turns I spoke of before. I liked this installment much more as the story has picked up pace and added all new factors. New characters that were seamlessly written in that add some antagonistic value to the story. You sort of have some stories within stories in book two which adds a bit more depth as well. Grab a copy and get your read on!! "- Lucie, Goodreads

Can she?...can he?... Links by Lisa Becker

"A second chance romance at it's finest.. sweet, alluring, fun, sexy and romantic. This story is definitely on my top faves list for 2017. How can it not be after this......
"he's still going through women like Hogwarts goes through Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers." 
Go"one-click" and enjoy, it's definitely a book not to be missed." Stacey, Goodreads

they have have beauty, breeding, and impeccable reputations. Or at least, they did... The Lady is Daring (Duke's Daughters #3) by Megan Frampton

"Plot wise, it was fun. I enjoyed seeing them figure out how to travel along. I mean, there’s only so many ways you can get into an inn and have food, but it never felt repetitive. [...] it was fantastic. [...] I really enjoyed. I can’t wait to see which sister is next. " - Stacee, Goodreads

love doesn't come easy... Bollywood Invasion by Ricardo Alexanders

"At once engaging and cleverly creative, Ricardo Alexanders’ Bollywood Invasion enrapts readers with a fun and fantastical coming of age story, set in a well posed merging of reality and fiction which surpasses the reaches of time and continents." Mochalove, Goodreads

Friendship, perseverance, and the power of belief - Posthumous by Paul Aertker

"A deeply moving story that belongs on any juvenile bookshelf." -Foreword Reviews
"A reminder that inclusiveness and kindness can always defeat fear." -Kirkus Reviews

Book Tour Grand Finale for Political Parties by Rachel Magee

Launch - Note from the Author 
Hello and welcome! I’m so excited you decided to stop by the blog tour for Political Parties. This book is so much fun, and I can’t wait to bring it to you. There are swanky parties, midnight flights on private planes, hot air balloon festivals and a feisty heroine you are going to love. Sound exciting? That’s only the beginning...

Friday, September 28, 2018

a spiraling journey of panic, lust, and murder - Silent All These Years by T. A. Massa

"What a great read! This had me hooked from the beginning. What a Rollercoaster! The sitting, theme, and the Characters had me pulled so in. Everything was well put together and it was just perfect. This novel would have you guess and thinking all the way to the end. What a great thrill and suspense. I love a great suspense that would have me think and guessing. " - Abdulia, Goodreads

These two will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love … Poohsticks Bridge by The Birch Twins

Poignant in the extreme, you’ll want to keep the tissues nearby. These two will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love … with life and with them.

the challenges of doing the right thing... Lonesome Song (Shep Harrington Smalltown Mystery #1) by Elliott D. Light

"I definitely thought this book was interesting, it’s not my usual read, but I certainly enjoyed it. The story starts off quickly, and doesn’t stop until you find out who was behind the mystery surrounding the country singer. There are no dull moments in this book, it actually reminded me of when my dad would tell stories with his brothers. [...] He is an amazing writer, he really knows how to pull you into the story and show you all the different sides of the same coin. It was really fun to unearth the mystery with Shep. Now on to the second novel in the Shep Harrington series. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars." - Kerrie, Goodreads

“With great power comes great responsibility.” - The Journal of Angela Ashby by Liana Gardner

"A combination of magic, childhood troubles, social messages, and the need to think before acting is prevalent, and a lesson well ingrained into the pages, There is some good tension building, injections of humour, and character development. Angela and Mallory make a great team, perfectly complimenting each other in a way close friends do. " KJ Simmill, Goodreads

Is it one more sign evil is winning? Rachel’s Search: A Satilla County Novel by Oscar Patton

"I recommend this book. There is history that I believe most people are unaware of. It also gives the reader a glimpse inside the klan and shows what leverage they use to recruit members. Seeing the changes that happen in a small Georgia town once the klan starts to take hold was eye opening and informative." Patricia, Goodreads

A high school “American Psycho.” - Death by the River by Alexandrea Weis & Lucas Astor

"These characters are quite impeccably written with so much detail into their personalities and their backgrounds. These are normal teenagers, but then again, no they aren't. 
A well written dynamic read that will have you telling all of your friends about it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!" - Kathy, Goodreads

The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn… The Boss (Fire’s Edge #1) by Abigail Owen

Paranormal romance doesn't get much better than The Boss. A sexy shifter hero, a spunky, no-nonsense heroine, heart-clenching emotion, and worldbuilding at its best. This story nearly set my Kindle on fire. Bring on the next book cause I can't wait! ~USA Today & National Bestselling Author Anna J. Stewart

Sometimes dreams change… Montana Dreams (The Wildes of Birch Bay #4) by Kim Law

"This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. " - Laura, Goodreads

With just a few clues... Blackbird Road (Jake Caldwell #3) by James L. Weaver

"Blackbird Road is as compelling as its two predecessors. It has a plot full of twists and turns, moves along at a breakneck pace that reaches close to warp speed at certain points, has plenty of full-blooded action scenes and, of course, features a return visit to the ‘bromance’ that is Jake and Bear. If you’re after a book to read for sheer enjoyment that will keep you turning the pages way after the time you meant to put it down, then look no further than Blackbird Road." - Cathy, Goodreads

How do you recognize the love of your life? Because You’re the Love of My Life by Sarah Kleck

"This is my perfect read. It has Soo many of the emotions that to me makes a Great book and a Great author. When the author makes you feel as if you are actually a part of the story to go through the emotions of the characters with them, then they have truly succeeded. " Wendy, Goodreads

there’s a catch... Qualify (The Atlantis Grail #1) by Vera Nazarian

"This book took me by complete surprise! I found it as a free nook book and the concept intrigued me, so I decided to try it out. From the very beginning, the story and its characters captivated me. It was like Interstellar meets The Hunger Games meets Divergent. Quite the combination." - Nicole, Goodreads

Thursday, September 27, 2018

sorely outnumbered and ill prepared... The Dragon Hunters (Histories of Malweir #2) by Christian Warren Freed

"I would highly recommend reading this epic tale of unknown heroes who find that they still have something to fight for, even against impossible odds. Their struggles against their own inner demons is as compelling as the battle scenes against the dark forces. 5 stars for Mr. Freed!" - Tabitha, Goodreads

Almost Human- The First & the Second Trilogies by Melanie Nowak

ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books. Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy to the next in the series. **

REVIEW - Building Mountains from Dust by Kimberly S. Young

Like ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese, ‘Building Mountains from Dust’, award winning author, Kimberly Young shares her story of survival and inspiration. At fifty, Kimberly’s structured, organized, and driven life is thrown into a tailspin when she is diagnosed with advanced staged lung cancer.

Even for them, this may be a too-tall order... The Dark Lands (Angelbound Origins #5) by Christina Bauer

“This YA paranormal fantasy series is cute, compulsively readable and above all fun.” – The Nocturnal Library Blog

Love, lies, and long buried secrets... Blood Crescent by S.M. McCoy

"I think someone used to YA Paranormal of this type will be blown away by Blood Crescent. It has well developed characters, a very interesting story which has a long way to go, which is just as well as there are another two books in the series. I’ll be on the look out for book two as, despite not being my normal reading material, I just have to find out what happens next." - Laura, Goodreads

What if... Thelema: The Fool (Mystic Will) by Marushia Dark

As everyone tries to find peace and purpose in their lives, dark and sinister forces begin to emerge from the shadows thrusting the Department of Justice into a battle for the soul of Severa and the lives of its citizenry.
Journey now into that world in this fantastical tale of love, action, intrigue, and will.

her enemy lover... Dagger's Destiny (Curse of Clansmen and Kings, #2) by Linnea Tanner

A Celtic warrior princess accused of treason for aiding her enemy lover must win back her father’s love and trust
Will Catrin finally break the ancient prophecy that looms over her kingdom? Will she abandon her forbidden love for Marcellus to win back her father’s trust and love? Can King Amren balance his brutality to maintain power with the love he feels for Catrin?

bleeding in her ballet slippers... Gap-Toothed Girl: The story of a little Lakota runaway seeking balance in ballet by Ray Harvey

“Tournament night in a sweltering Las Vegas stadium, and the girl with the gap-toothed smile stood bleeding in her ballet slippers.”

reluctant champions of good and evil - Dragon's Shadow by Allison Morse

Advance Praise
“A heartwarming fantasy adventure featuring winning characters.” – Kirkus Review

Boots and Babies... Two Hearts, Once Stone by Leslie Scott

"This is the kind of romance I love to read, and it kept me turning the pages to find out what happens next.For fans of adult contemporary romance and sexy cowboy stories. Mature language and scenes, with a sweet story and subplot." - Jenn, Goodreads

what everyone knew about death... Water to Water by Karen A. Wyle

Two young Vushla questioned what everyone knew about death. What should they do with the answer?

It needn't be a love match ... Ravaging the Duke (Mayfair #2) by J.R. Salisbury

Inheriting the title from his murdered father, Alec finds just how dire things really are. His father's gambling obsession left the family with nothing but the entailed properties. The ton views him as a disgraced duke.

All I wanted... His Everything by Mia Echo

"Her characters are well written and wrapped in a way that you feel and breathe alongside of them. Her eye to even the smallest detail is remarkable she takes you on a ride and you feel as though you walking next to the characters. " - Aleisha, Goodreads

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

There’s only one problem... Amanda Vs. The Universe (Second Chances #3) by Patricia B. Tighe

Even after a couple of months, sixteen-year-old Amanda Bryson is still nursing a broken heart. And now her parents are forcing her to attend the traditional summer family vacation in New Mexico. She’d much rather be home taking care of her sick great-grandmother than doing chores and dealing with her brother and his friends

She knows better than to hope... Soft Iron (Celestial Mates #3) by Megan Slayer

18++ Bia is the goddess of strength and compulsion, but those traits have her trapped in iron. A simple kiss could break the curse, but who wants to kiss a statue? 
Oliver, a very quiet, geeky guy, knows his way around fabric and fashion. He excels at his job of dressing mannequins for storefronts, but he's lonely.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

a desperate quest... Island on Fire by Sophie Schiller

"Sophie Schiller weaves visual impressions with her prose that are among the best I've ever read. I can see, smell and taste the story as it unfolds. [...] This, is a well crafted story. Congratulations Ms. Schiller!" - Robert, Goodreads

Four cords of power. Three trials ... Trial of Three (Power of Five #3) by Alex Lidell

18+ "This book begins with a bang. And just keeps going. (It's 3:00 AM so my brain is throwing out automatic weaponry vs revolver analogies, but since I know almost nothing of guns this could end up nonsensical.)" Lissa, Goodreads

Monday, September 24, 2018

Will magic help them? Hearts of Caledonia Series by Laura Strickland

*Verica and Wick could restore one another’s belief… Together, will they discover the true strength of a Caledonian heart?
*Loyal never suspects that, as a man, his connection with Barta will deepen, becoming passionate enough to transcend nearly any change. Will Barta recognize him before he’s lost to her forever?

I have no problem fighting... Alphahole by DD Prince

18+ Aiden is an alphahole and absolutely infuriating.
You're going to effing love him!
A bad boy, enemies-to-lovers, office, roommate romance.

her most challenging mystery to date... The Walking Horses (Parlor Game Mysteries #2) by Linda S. Browning

Suspenseful, Interesting, & Enjoyable!!
Great book
Great Mystery
Olivia and paranormal activity

He has made his story universal, yet personal and relatable - The PSP Chronicles by Tim Brown

THE PSP CHRONICLES is not meant to explain PSP or to give readers comprehensive (or even objective) insight into PSP’s destructive path. Instead, THE PSP CHRONICLES is meant to show readers how an unexpected, incredibly difficult, and life-altering diagnosis has affected the life of this man Tim Brown.[...]THE PSP CHRONICLES is raw, because the journal is delivered as-is; it is episodic and not organized as a tension-driven story. It provides insight into an everyman’s experience writing through a devastating disease.- Amy Edelman

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Once you face the devils... Blessed Fury (Angels of Fate #1) by C.S. Wilde

Can't wait for book 2!!
Thumbs up!
Loved it!
Totally imaginative - totally fun

six very different brothers - The Thorne Brothers by Lee Kilraine

"This author has an amazing way of spinning a yarn that keeps you totally hooked and turning the pages.[...] If this is any indication of what is hidden between the covers then call me hooked. I am so in. Her humor during some of the tense and delicate moments is so real of a lot of people who get nervous so it made it feel real." - Char, Goodreads

Increasing powers. Complicated decisions. - The Cremelino Prophecy by Mike Shelton

"A fantastic young adult series that even adults can enjoy! It is fantasy series full of magic, suspense and adventure...I loved the connection of the magic, the horses and Darius and Christine. It was so exciting! Especially to watch the magic grow in Darius as he learned how to control his magic and what it needs to work. The three books are well written, played out and lead into each other very well. They are incredibly exciting and full of suspense. These are perfect books for young adults but even older adults who love fantasy." - workingmommyjournal.ca

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm... The Alterealm Series by J. Risk

"I love this new series!!! I am hooked! I can't believe how much I couldn't put this book down because I wasn't really sure what to expect from reading the description!! [...] The plot is well paced. [...] I loved the writing. And I am seriously pumped to see this being a series where book two is gunna go. I loved the world the author created and I can't wait for more!! 5 AWESOME PAWS!!! " Maghon, Goodreads

one kiss is enough... Night and Day (One Night in South Beach #5) by Andie J. Christopher

[T]he senior citizen’s matchmaking is trickier than anyone anticipated. And when Letty and Max find themselves stuck in Key West together for a seductively sexy weekend, one kiss is enough to light a fire neither of them wants to put out . . .

the only thing that really matters - Finding Family (Salty Key Inn Series #4) by Judith Keim

"This is a book I highly recommend. There is so much negativity in the world today, that this was a refreshing book. Bringing the heart and soul of the family to us. If you haven't read the other 3 books, I think you will enjoy them all and get so much out of them. I know I did. " - Nana, Goodreads