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.

Friday, November 30, 2018

they are NOT supposed to exist - The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish

"I loved how much the characters changed into responsible human beings, and heroes. There’s a perfect amount of plot twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Lastly, the ending was perfect… almost like a fairy tale ending, but yet suspenseful." ama, Goodreads

Thursday, November 29, 2018

This job won’t be easy- Scythe (Dimension Drift Prequels #1) by Christina Bauer

"I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to see what happens next. It's a prequel, so it's very short. I devoured it in one sitting, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were exactly what I hoped for them to be, and the story was refreshing and new. I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of the series. " RadioactiveBookworm, Goodreads

is a whole different struggle... Blinded (Bound #2 by Jennifer Dean

A risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a secret about him that no human should ever know. 
... is a whole different struggle, and when tensions finally reach a breaking point between the siblings, looming enemies take advantage of the distraction.

her and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton - The Skeleton Makes a Friend (Family Skeleton Mystery #5) by Leigh Perry

"Of all the concepts one could create, this truly is a stunning and clever series. A skeleton is alive. It once belonged to a man, but he was murdered. "How?" you ask. You'll have to read one of the earlier books to find out, but I promise, it's 100% worth it. This is in my top ten series of all times... between creativity, character growth, cozy settings, unique approaches, ability to do almost anything and get away with it, and well... tons more reasons. " James, Goodreads

The Era of Lanterns and Bells by Ann Tinkham

"Every so often (even despite personal reservations) you take a chance on an unknown author and it turns out to be pure magic. Like this. What a lovely collection of short stories. And magic isn’t even that far off as descriptions go, because most of the veer into the magical realism territory." Bandit, Goodreads

The world is mine… then she breaks everything. House of York Series by Charlotte Byrd

The world is mine… then she breaks everything.
He used to be my only hope.
I’m Easton’s only hope. But it’s only a matter of time before they turns on me, too.
Is my fate is sealed?  

century-old clues - 7th Grade Revolution by Liana Gardner

"... a stunning new Middle Grade novel that is part historical fiction, part action adventure mystery, and all around fun. Featuring a cast of wacky, interesting kids I was hooked on page one and enjoyed every twist and turn of the creative plot. Gardner is a writer to watch." ―Dan Elish, Award-Winning Author of BORN TOO SHORT: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case

Some boys go too far... Some Boys by Patty Blount

"You will be satisfied at the end of this powerful work." ―RT Book Review
"A largely sensitive treatment of an emotionally complex topic." ―Kirkus
"Some Boys" belongs in every YA collection." ―School Library Journal 

Did she dare believe it? An Alien Exchange (An Alien Exchange Trilogy #1) by Keri Kruspe

Dedication: I dedicate this book to those who are alone in a crowd. To those who are desperately trying to right a wrong they’ve done in the past. Sometimes taking a chance may seem crazy, but you’ll never know until you try. (Keri Kruspe)

12 Days of Clean Romance - #Giveaway

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fighting what we've become. Future Comes from Behind (Paradigm Shift, #1) by S.T.K. Chan

"[A]n exciting, fast-moving work that explores how different actions can set off unforeseen chains of events and the ramifications of standing by and allowing evil to make its course. This novel is perfect for fantasy lovers who want a taste of science fiction and is certain to keep its audience engaged throughout!" Reader's Views, Goodreads

when the professional and personal lives collide - Leather and Lies by Celeste Straub

"I opened it not knowing what to expect, but it took absolutely no time at all before I was flying through it, unable to put it down. I loved this book! I thought it was fun, hair-raising, sexy, and a nail-biter. I found myself torn between rooting for the characters, wanting to yell at them, and sympathizing with them depending on the page. " - Charity, Goodreads

Moby Dick of miscalculations - Mr. Pizza by J. F. Pandolfi

"This is a well written engaging story with well-developed characters and plot, about a young man wanting a gap year before starting his law degree. The best way he can figure is to teach for a year, you get paid and it's not really work." -Kent, Goodreads

treasonous whispers - Assassin's Honor (Assassins of Landria #1) by Gail Z. Martin

"I'd give it ten stars if I could. Love swashbuckling fun. Everything I want in a fantasy book and I've read fantasy genre for almost 30 years now. This is must read for fantasy lovers. Enjoy." Amazon

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sugar Lane (*1) by Harlow Hayes

The night of Christmas Eve changes everything for Rhema Clark, a 36-year-old housewife living on quiet Sugar Lane. One day she is hosting a birthday party for her 9-year-old son, Julian, the next she is watching her neighborhood become the backdrop for the perfect murder.

Across time and space - Successor by Rae Miles

"What a great read. I was enthralled the entire book. The characters were well thought out with plenty of depth and individuality." - Ellen, Goodreads

his story-telling is undeniably first-class, witty, and absorbing - The Sheltering Palms by Preston Howard

Preston Howard first made his mark as a crime-fighting attorney representing the Tucson Police Department. Then he spent over forty illustrious years as a labor lawyer working with police officers and union leaders and handling the gamut of fascinating, high-profile cases across the country and even in other countries.

... what could possibly go wrong? - The Ghost of Her Ex by Aletta Thorne

"Aletta Thorne has a wonderfully impish humour, which weaves effortlessly in and out of her beautiful prose, shedding smiles over a truly moving story. [...] I love this story. It's a good reminder that you are not done living until you are dead. And even then… :) " - Katherine, Goodreads

the true history of the... Tar by Taylor Hohulin

To some, it’s known as filth, or blight. Others call it the Black God in reverential whispers. Whatever name it takes, the effects are the same. Cities left in ruins. People turned into monsters. Living infections with no known cure. The best anyone can do is avoid it, but even that gets harder the more it spreads.

Will true love conquer all? Beauty Within by Jae El Foster

When a village maiden finds herself in a forbidden castle, she discovers that its sole occupant might be less of a monster than he has been made out to be. However, dark secrets and black magic are afoot, and a ‘happily ever after’ could turn disastrous.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Run for your life, or submit to the... Conversion by Maria Hammarblad

Were they still on her tail?
Probably. And they wouldn't be tired.
Maybe she should just give up and submit to the conversion. No place was safe, she had nowhere to run, and perishing alone in the forest might be worse than turning into one of them.
A beautiful sound drifted down from the branches above her head. One of the indigenous birds sang. Happy, joyful, and defiant.

Life will never be the same - Life Without Shoes (Father Ambrose #1) by Emma Cyrus

In the great tradition of The Name of the Rose, the Brother Cadfael mysteries and Grantchester, Life Without Shoes confronts a modern-day monastic with a horrifying crime.

it's gonna take all he has and... Twelve Days by Hope Waters

Mackenzie Hart has been a player since and joining Hartbreakers has only edged up his game, that is until he meets Zoey. She's turned his world upside down and only she can make it right.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

an elite school for explorers - The Nebula Secret (Explorer Academy #1) by Trudi Trueit

“This series opener from a new imprint of National Geographic is a fully packed high-tech adventure that offers both cool, educational facts about the planet and a diverse cast of fun characters.” ―Kirkus
“In the midst of fast-paced action, Explorer Academy captures the power of learning through exploration. The excitement of hands-on discovery is modeled in Cruz’s adventures, which encourages kids to take on the mind-set of explorers.” Daniel Raven-Ellison, National Geographic Explorer and Guerilla Geographer 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Christmas carols, delicious food, loving friends and…a Christmas Creeper... Oh Holy Fright (Pecan Bayou #8) by Teresa Trent

"Written in colorful, often humorous, phrases, once again this book conveys small town tendencies to keep up with what the neighbors are doing. There is a strong sense of family loyalty as well in this series. [...] Fast paced and full of clues, this book can be enjoyed by all ages." Laura, Goodreads

A riveting tale of family, love, and betrayal. - The Sins of Rory MacLeod (MacLeods of Skye #2) by J R Salisbury

Left jilted at the altar by his bride, Rory MacLeod, the Duke of Skye and chief of the MacLeod clan finds himself becoming the subject of unsavory gossip.

no matter what anyone else wants - Addicted to You (SAPD SWAT Series #2) by Nikki Mays

"Addicted to You was funny, sweet, sexy, scary and totally believable. [...] I loved every moment I spent with Shell and Damon and I can't wait to see what Nikki Mays brings us next!" Leslee, Goodreads

at all costs - Children of the Fifth Sun: Echelon by Gareth Worthington


Secrets that could destroy us all. - Riggs (Satan's Fury MC Memphis Chapter #3) by L. Wilder

“With so many shocking surprises and twists I flew through this book reading it all in one sitting. Something about L. Wilder's deliciously sexy bikers gets me every time.” ~Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
“L. Wilder always gives us the most amazing MC stories. I haven't read a single book of hers that didn't Capture my attention.” ~Shelia's Book Corner 

Innocent childhood superstitions … Jinxed by Thommy Hutson

Hutson] creates a gore-filled throwback to the classic teen slasher flick genre … Graphically detailed descriptions make it clear that this work of horror isn’t for the faint of heart. ―Publishers Weekly
Thommy Hutson’s ‘Jinxed’ is a Must Read for Classic Horror Fans ( iHorror review)

The Devil's Son by Charles Kowalski

"There is a lot of action in this book and unexpected plot twists. However, the best part of this book is the suspense. I loved how the author set the reader up and then slowly resolved an issue only to have some other little twist come up for the heroine to deal with. " Lisa, Goodreads

Friday, November 23, 2018

a captivating duet - The Fae Games Duet (The Fae Games #1 & 2) by Jill Ramsower

"Holly Hell what a book! This is a phenomenally well written and thought out book. It was such a joy to read. It had this wonderful flow to it and I had a hard nearly imposable to put down. " Kim, Goodreads

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Time is running out - Mrs. Murray’s Ghost (Piccadilly Street #1) by Emily-Jane Hills Orford

"What a fun, not too scary, ghost story! I love the setting of London, Ontario and the year is 1967. Rich in detail, the story unfolds at a gentle pace. The plot is fast enough to pump up the pulse but not so quick as you’ll miss any of the action. [...] Solid world-building with an open-ended conclusion. I hope there’s more books in store for this great series." N.N.Light, Goodreads

is more than just morality at stake - The House of Fire and Rain (Firemountain Chronicles, #2) by Victoria Lynn Osborne

Dave and his alchemical partner Jolene Anderson, race to discover why legal girls are protected why illegals are dying and discover there is more than just morality at stake.

he’ll need Santa’s help - Nick and Eve (North Pole Unlimited, #3) by Elle Rush

Between juggling extra hours at work and a never-ending Christmas to-do list, Eve LeBlanc doesn’t have time for a new man in her life. But ever since she picked Nick up on the side of the road, she’s been running into him everywhere.

The Magical Christmas Do Over: Will Leave You Laughing, Crying and Clapping by Linda West

The Magical Christmas Do Over: An Adorable Second Chance Romance Novel That Will Leave You Laughing, Crying and Clapping by Linda West 
“A heartwarming novel about overcoming the past, second chances and miracles.” P. Hilton 
“This book left me laughing, crying and clapping. Extraordinarily heartwarming and unusual!” J.Stevens 

Through death of soul, their new world is born. - Soul Born (Soul Born Saga #1) by Kevin James Breaux

"There's no dead wood in the plot. The characters are fun, if sometimes a little reprehensible. The book is action, action, action. It isn't your typical fantasy, and that's a good thing. It really stands out next to everything else on the shelf because it breaks all the standard fantasy tropes. Thumbs up!" - Sean, Goodreads

Mary Jo is back. - Goin' the Extra Mile (a Mary Jo Melendez mystery #3) by Steven M. Moore

"I enjoyed this book immensely. I will give this warning…the story switches back and forth between Mary Jo and Marguerite. There are no defining points of when this will happen. At first, I didn’t like these unexpected transitions and wanted them defined so I’d know, but the more I read I found I actually appreciated them. The switches kept me on my toes as I didn’t know what to expect with the turning of the page/beginning of the next chapter. " Seraphia, Goodreads

unexpected chaos ensues - Just Double the Recipe (Sweet Escape #2) by Heidi Renee Mason

"[A]ll kinds of new chaos, which I'll state again, had me rolling in laughter. [...] In between the hysterical moments, there are super sexy times to light the sheets up. And while the past cast of secondaries are all accounted for, there's some new faces that bring some suspenseful tones to the story. I really hope that there's going to be another book, because I NEED more badly! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"- Jennifer, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for A Cowboy's Christmas Proposal by Cathy McDavid

Launch - Note from the Author
I’m so thrilled it’s finally here — my first Harlequin Heartwarming! After thirty books for Harlequin Western, I made the move to Heartwarming when my line closed last year, and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate the release of A COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL, I have all kinds of exciting things planned, including a blog tour, fun interaction, and a great giveaway...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

I’m a survivor - What About Us (Panic #4) by Sidney Halston

18+ "With each book from this series I’ve thought, “That was my favorite.” But truly, What About Us is definitely one to beat the others and the reasons are Helen and Alex. They are both so unique and completely developed that I felt like I had known them my whole life." Carvanz, Goodreads

a WWII tale of conflict and carnivals, turmoil and tigers. - And Then There Was a Tiger: (Mrs. Odboddy Mysteries #3) by Elaine Faber

"The story does keep you on your toes, and you never see what is about to happen, and the setting is WWII, and even Mrs. Roosevelt is back. A don’t miss read that make you want more once that last page is turned!" Maureen, Goodreads

Will they accept their destiny? The Sea Archer (The Heaven & Earth ) by Jeny Heckman

Raven Hunter, a musical prodigy, flees to the Hawaiian Islands to pick up the pieces after her marriage to her manager collapses. Instead, she experiences extraordinary and unsettling events that are beyond her understanding. 

she must fulfill certain duties... Princess Malina of Gieria by Mindy Mather

Malina is the princess of her great island home known as Gieria. As such she knows she must fulfill certain duties, but she happens to be in love with the one guy that her mother, the queen, hates. 

the most difficult decision of her life - A Tragic Miracle by Mindy Mather

"The story drew me in from the first few pages and held my interest throughout. The character development is great. Author Mindy Mather weaves emotions in with dialog and action. She had me rooting for Lacey from the get go. I felt like I was standing beside her, wanting to help her and give her advice." - Frank, Goodreads

their troubles are about to grow talons - Shelter Island (The Song of Fridorfold, #1) by John Paul Tucker

"This is an exciting epic fantasy adventure for middle-grade readers (and fantasy-lovers of all ages!) [...] . I highly recommend this books to those who like epic fantasies like "Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit" and the "Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," and modern fantasies with animal characters like "The Guardians of Ga'hool" and "Silverwing." T.M. Wallace, Goodreads

Public Speaking Super Powers: Unleash Your Inner Speaking Superhero and Communicate Your Message with Confidence by Carma Spence

"Carma Spence is the real deal. She is truly devoted to helping and empowering people in their lives, and on their speaker's journey. Public Speaking Super Powers is a comprehensive, yet easy read. Carma's superpower metaphor gives you the information and tools you need to help unleash your inner superhero speaker!"  ~ Bridget Brady Owner, Founder, Biz Amplifier AmpUpMyBiz.com

She did not seek war yet it finds her - Queen of Zazzau by J.S. Emuakpor

At 139,000 words, the novel features several W. African historical figures and a pantheon of W. African gods. The story is told in first-person and gives the reader an intimate look at some of the lifestyles and cultures--many of which are still alive today--of medieval W. Africa. 

I had to wonder exactly how I ended up here... Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2) by Annette Marie

Three Mages and a Margarita (#1)
Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (#2)
Two Witches and a Whiskey (#3)