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, February 29, 2020

REVIEW - Love Overboard by Rachelle Paige Campbell

"It is a sweet, clean romance in which love and lust are subtly discovered, combined and served in perfect doses making me really enjoy the company of the characters." CCAM

"...Definitely fun." - 18 Wheels of Science Fiction: A Long Haul into the Fantastic

with Stories by Eric Miller, editor, John DeChancie, Del Howison, Bond Elam, Lisa Morton, Paul Carlson, Janet Joyce Holden, Michael Bailey, Carla Robinson, Jeff Seeman, Kate Jonez, Gary Phillips, Lucio Rodriguez, Terry Bisson, Eric Miller, Edward M. Erdelac, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Sean Patrick Traver 

from first glance... A Fortuna, Texas Novel by Rochelle Bradley

"What a fun and awesome book!! [...] It was a perfect romance, filled with all kinds of feels, humor and just the right amount of embarrassment. Their backgrounds were so realistic that I just loved what a great couple they became over the course of the storyline. The book reads smoothly and is over long before you want it to be." Dark'NTwistyBooks, Goodreads (#2)

they want to explore it... Bringing Life, Falling Ash Series by CS Patra

Alice and Vinnie realize their friendship is growing into something more. It's something that neither has felt before and they want to explore it. The only way to do that is to continue moving forward and finding a way to touch each other with love. 

Love found them. - Kind Series by Angela K Parker

18+ “Everyone that enters your life is there for a purpose, and if you’re lucky, you find the one that changes everything. The way you laugh. The way you think. The way you love.” --Angela K Parker

will they be stuck in the past? - Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan

"t was enjoyable, engrossing, emotional (be prepared), and I had a hard time putting it down. Each character has their time in the spotlight, and no one overshadows another. It's a story about growing up, coming of age, and so much more. You have to read this one for yourself." Maria V., Goodreads

GRAND FINALE for No Chance Meeting (No Chance Love #1) by Jaye Elliot

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?
The core of the story is never to give up because God is always working behind the scenes and can bring people into our lives or change our circumstances right when we most need it. Another big aspect of the book is that things and circumstances don’t define us. Our faith and how we live do. Launch - Author Interview

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

REVIEW - Echoes from the Veil (Aisling Chronicles Book 3) by Colleen Halverson

Aisling Elizabeth Tanner is now the leader of the Faerie rebellion. Facing the end of the world, she will have to find the strength to lead the Fae to victory against the threat they face, or risk losing everything, including Finn, whom she’s come to love more than life. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

the best and worst of humanity - Heart of a Warrior Angel (From Darkness to Light) by Lali A. Love

"Articulate and full ofspiritualism, Heart of a Warrior Angel by Lali A. Love is ajourney not only in the world but within oneself. [...]  Heart of aWarrior Angel drips with dramatic tension, and excellent descriptions of the living situation Lilac regales us with is movingand heart rendering. It is a metaphysical thriller, with a touch of supernatural fantasy,[...]" -Literary Titan ★★★★ 

REVIEW - You Will Have a Black Labrador by Nino Gugunishvili

Love, memories, family, enduring friendships, cooking, movies, dogs, travels, hairstyles, and saying Yes to many No’s in a witty, yet often sentimental, journey of self-discovery… 

Love is always worth fighting for - Echoes from the Veil (Aisling Chronicles Book 3) by Colleen Halverson

"Colleen Halverson is brilliant. I say this honestly because she would have to have the most brilliant imagination to write a five star book like this. There is never a dull moment and you never know what's going to come around the next corner. " Alison, Goodreads

I Know When You're Going to Die by Michael J. Bowler

"A brilliant read, the author does an amazing job of capturing the raw nature of fear that grips us all when staring into the face of death while also delving into the hardships and struggles modern day teens face from peers and adults alike." Anthony, Goodreads

On the battlefield of dreams... A Circle of Firelight by Curtis Edmonds

What Edmonds does especially well is to sprinkle fantasy and pop-culture references throughout, making the volume accessible even to readers who aren’t genre fans. What results is a charming tale that allows every reader to smile knowingly. A sturdy, well-crafted, and vibrant fantasy. -- Kirkus Reviews

an ancient true story the world has almost forgotten - Street of Storytellers by Dough Wilhelm

"This is an amazing story that I highly recommend. An amazing coming-of-age novel that is gripping and intense. It is unique unlike any other book I have read before. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to have been changed because of this book." Nursebookie, Goodreads

vaguely familiar... Two Hearts Born to Love (Choices: Tarkio MC, #3) by Debra Kayn

Thinking his dark days are behind him, Wyatt is unprepared for the threats against his family. The only way he can hold it together is with the help of Tarkio Motorcycle Club and the woman who brings the sunshine to all their lives.

It's 1737, and England is on edge... Slick Filth by Erato

The book is typeset in historical fonts, making you feel like you've been pulled back in time to watch the drama unfold first-hand.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

will they ever be free? Bound to Morocco (Morocco #1) by Leslie Hachtel

"I enjoyed this book. Its fast-paced storyline keeps the reader involved and interested. It's a romance but much more than that. It has mystery, intrigue, and thrills. Morocco is like a picture painted for the background of the story."Patricia, Goodreads

gold, art, and priceless artifacts... The Lost Train by Seth Crossman

"A thoroughly enjoyable bit of escapism that would leave Indiana Jones totally jealous." Doug Yonce, Goodreads

This is not what she signed up to do - Tutus & Cowboy Boots Series by Casey Peeler

"If you are looking for a sweet story about southern life that leaves you smiling, make you feel good happy then look no further than Peeler’s Tutus and Cowboy Boots. It’s what she does best!" Emily, Goodreads

a secret society of wraiths wants her killed or worse - A Glimmer of Ghosts (The Hell Gate #1) by Hunter J. Skye

One night of filming in the wrong cemetery changes everything for a celebrity ghost-hunter with a half-dead brain...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

destined to remain an outcast? Forsaken by Luna Black

Jocelynn must learn to survive in a world that sees her as an abomination.

a town filled with liars... Run Girl Run (Harry Hunter Mystery #2) by Willow Rose

"Willow Rose is amazing! This second book in this series is another edge of your seat thriller. There are storylines within storylines that not only have you guessing what the next move will be, but you are dealing with clues that go awry and lots of twists and turns you just can't believe." Merry C., Goodreads

for all of those reasons... Silver in the City Series by A.D. Ellis

"This book is fantastic. I was captivated from the beginning. AD Ellis writes such beautiful and interesting characters and this book is full of them plus the story line draws you in." Shelley, Goodreads

Beauty is more than skin deep. - Beast by J.A. Wynters

"Beast by J.A. Wynters is a powerfully dark story of longing, betrayal, and love. [...] Overall, a great book and though intense it does have a feel-good ending." Suzannah, Goodreads

A duel to the death. - Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall

"Absolutely brilliant." - Archaeolibrarian for Knightmare Arcanist (Frith Chronicles, #1)
"With a thoroughly satisfying ending that hints at an incredible future for the series, Dread Pirate Arcanist is an unequivocal triumph." - ManyBooks for Dread Pirate Arcanist (Frith Chronicles, #2)

A Mystery unfolds... Pepperoni Pizza Pinching Chimps by Tracey C Ayres

A Mystery unfolds when pizza delivery boys along with their pizzas keep disappearing, mostly pepperoni pizzas...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Lying to cover my past - (The Phoenix Club Girl Diaries #2) by Addison Jane

"This book was everything I hoped it would be and so much more. [...] two broken soles come together in a story filled with love, steam, action, and jaw-dropping twists. Five stars aren't enough for this one." Teagan, Goodreads

The Demigod Complex (Brimstone Inc. #1) by Abigail Owen

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer...

What if... Adventures of Death, Reincarnation and Annihilation by Francis H. Powell

What if the human race was considered irrelevant and then each being was just uploaded then locked away on hard drives called "brain pods"?

Is he just another ... Putin's Useful Idiot by Kenyon Kane

November 1984, Richard Hart lands at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport carrying a dossier he doesn’t have security clearance to open, a map of Moscow missing most of the street names, five ten-dollar bills (probably dyed with invisible ink) ...

Strange Girls - A Women in Horror Anthology with stories selected by Azurra Nox

In Strange Girls, twenty-one authors dare to tackle what makes the girls in this collection different.

the truth that could divide - The Neighbor (The O’Connells, #1) by Lorhainne Eckhart

"The strong, realistic and very relatable characters in this book drew me into their story and held me captivated until I read the very last page. I look forward to reading the other books in this series, to discover more about each member of the O’Connell family and the family dynamics and connections." - Rebmay, Goodreads

a timeless love… The Lady is Trouble (League of Lords #1) by Tracy Sumner

“Delicious and amusing…witty dialogue, sparkling humor and a snappy narrative. A must read!” —The Best Reviews

An outstanding page-turner - The Legacy #1 by Brandyn Cross

Denied the ability to interact with other kids in his everyday life, Brandy finds refuge within the confines of the Internet in his early stages, where it appealed primarily to the outcasts, and a close group of virtual teen friends.

Scars & Sins (Brooklyn Brothers, #2) by Melanie Munton

We’re not Romeo and Juliet. They both died. And I refuse to let anything happen to Roxy. I have to protect her. From my family. From hers.

A mess of lovely darkness... Creeping Beautiful J.A. Huss

18++ "Creeping Beautiful has been one hell of an awesome ride, I can just imagine how twice of a mind-freaking-blowing the rest of this phenomenal series is going to be!!" Avephoenix, Goodreads

is the damage too deep? Forever Summer by Nicole Bea

"Forever Summer is a lighthearted read that filled my heart with hope for the future and love for its characters. If you're familiar with Nicholas Sparks or Morgan Matson, this book might be just up your alley." Desirae C., Goodreads

A monster lurks in the Mermaid Cove - Dagana: The Last Mermaid by Kody Boye

Jessica Pruitt has lived her life along the shores of Mermaid Cove in relative peace. However, her parents have been fighting -- and on a day just like any other, a routine trip to the beach, and the argument that follows, will change Jessica's life forever.

Until us... Halcyon by C.L. Donley

The Halcyon program has only grown in respect and mystique over their now fifteen years of matchmaking. 

they are about to collide - The Pool Boy's Beatitude by DJ Swykert

"A thinking man’s romance novel, The Pool Boy’s Beatitude creates a character you long to hate and makes you love him… and makes him love someone else… and makes it work. Collision—it’s inevitable. Enjoy." Sheila, Goodreads

When Y E S becomes a trap... The Last Merry Go Round by C.L. Charlesworth

"This is not a book that is gentle in any way, shape, or form. It is something that you may have to read a bit of, put down, and come back to it later. It is all about life’s lessons, and how to deal with them." Bonnie, Goodreads

Monday, February 17, 2020

Midnight Sons Series by Carmen DeSousa

"This story is packed with action and emotion, making it ideal for just about any reader." - Darcia H., Goodreads

Review - On the Devil's Side of Heaven by Roger Peppercorn

Survival means putting their past in front of them and their differences aside because in this world the only thing that matters is to cast not others on the devil’s side of heaven, lest you be cast in with them.

Review - All Geek to Me (Words for Nerds, #1) by Allie York

Things are great until a little self-doubt has Noralee wanting to run away. 
Can Wyatt convince her that he can be her real-life superhero?

Review and more! - Scion: Book II: House of Ruin (Scion #2) by Miriam Newman

I suppose you could say that I have three inseparable interests:  the past, the future, and romance.

Review - Dear Wallflower by Sara Secora

Unlock your imagination and open the storybook of your soul as you cross the great divide between romanticism and reality. The bewildering depths of spirit lie in wait for those brave enough to take that imperative first step within.

Just when she thinks she has everything under control - Amber Waves of Grace by Jessica Berg

"I must say this is one of the most impressive first reads that I have read in some time, it's words were captivating and rich with feeling, and it's characters were so easy to love. There is so much to love between the pages here, it's perfectly penned words brought me joy, tugged on my heartstrings, and renewed my faith in the kindness of strangers. Highly recommend!" Misty, Goodreads

more than enough to worry about - Ancestral Whispers (The Peak District Mysteries#9) by Jo A Hiestand

"There are enough twists and turns and hints in this story that I’m sure you’ll “think” you can figure out the “who-dun-it” part before the end. But I bet not. [...] I do not think there would be any problem reading it as a stand-alone. The only problem I can see would be in not reading it. Make sure you do so." Kathy, Goodreads

Saturday, February 15, 2020

unlikely lovers... Renewed (The Matawapit Family #4) by Maggie Blackbird

When two former enemies fall in love, family secrets threaten to destroy their fragile union and everything they hold dear. 

Grand Finale for The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

Wat was your motivation behind THE FIFTH AVENUE STORY SOCIETY? Why did you want to write it?
The idea came after I spoke to a local writers group. One of the leaders mentioned their "story circles" and an idea was born. The Story Circle was the original title and had seven characters instead of five. But from the beginning it was about a group of strangers discovering who they were as they told their stories. The idea hit me so profoundly I went home from the meeting and wrote a synopsis in minutes and fired it off to my agent. He wrote back, "Love it!" The story felt right. I could "see" it so I knew I had to write it. Launch - Author Interview