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.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

REVIEW - A Cry in the Moon's Light (A Cry in the Moon's Light #1) by Alan McGill

In a time of castles, muskets, and hideous creatures of the night, a beautiful woman travels across the treacherous Dark Forest to be by the side of her dying grandmother.

The sun, the moon, and the truth... Honorable Profession: A Novel of American Politics by Andy Kutler

This is a book about the toxicity and dysfunction in our current political system, and what hope we might have for the future. I drew large pieces of the story from my own past professional experience in the Secret Service and on Capitol Hill. (Andy Kutler)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

two different worlds - Through the Fairy Ring by Melissa McTernan

Alice’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she lost her job, and she managed to get herself lost on an ill-fated hiking trip. When she passes out in a small clearing in the woods she never imagined she would wake up in a new world; a world with beautiful people, amazing sights, and a sexy Fae stranger.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

all your favorites in How to Cowboy (Creedence Horse Rescue, #3) by Jennie Marts

“Funny, complicated, and irresistible. Sometimes a cowboy isn’t perfect but you got to love him anyway.”—Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author, for Caught Up in a Cowboy
The perfect blend of humor, grit, and sexy cowboy spice. Delicious!”—Kari Lynn Dell, award-winning and bestselling author, for Wish Upon a Cowboy

Maybe some things never change... Their New Year's Beginning by Michelle Major

"This is a super beginning. I loved the storyline and the characters. Ms. Major made Emmaline and Brian come alive for me and I felt like I was right there with them as they got to know each other and fall in love." Margie, Goodreads

Monday, December 27, 2021

She isn’t looking for love. He’s running from it - Imperfect by Holly Carr

"I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance. It’s a slow-burn romance with some mystery and suspense. I was so invested in the book and Alex and Sam’s relationship; it was hard to put down." Nagma, Goodreads

a daring new Scottish historical story - The Scot Who Loved Me (Scottish Treasures #1) by Gina Conkle

"I have always enjoyed Gina Conkle's books and recommend them to my friends. She writes an engaging tale, keeping it easy to read and entertaining. The things they have to go thru to try to accomplish their final vow for Scotland. I highly recommend this marvelous novel and found it very enjoyable." Candy B., Goodreads

a humorous action and adventure saga - Journeys (The Archers of Saint Sebastian, #1) by Jeanne Roland

"This book was fabulous! I couldn’t put it down. All of the characters were so well-drawn and distinctive, and likeable in an imperfect way. This story has it all--a heroine to root for, intrigue, romance, humor, archery, and swoon-worthy boys. What more could you ask for, besides more from Jeanne Roland?" Triangle, Goodreads

Mirrors and Mysteries: Rapunzel Meets Jane Eyre (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #9) by Christina Bauer

Suddenly, lights flare all around. A magical wind strikes up. Cords snake out from the mirror behind the Prism Master. A sense of weightlessness surrounds me. Fast as a whip, I’m dragged into the mirror.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

in the hands of a hard working, loyal and at times mischievous teenager... Guardians of the Mask by Haley Kate

"Fantastic fantasy book great for the whole family!
If you like fantasy, magic, battles, love stories and kings evil princes and heroes and heroines you will love this book! " Kevin, Amazon

Someone should have warned me... Phantom (Devil’s Boneyard MC) by Harley Wylde

"I can't express how amazing this story is and it is definitely a new favorite. Harley Wylde continues to blow me away with her ability to show us beauty and strength comes in all shapes and sizes, which is why she's one of my absolute favorite authors." Shelby, Goodreads

Thursday, December 23, 2021

a challenging decision... The Life (The In-Between #1) by Sagar Constantin

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really enjoyed the story, and the details made the story even more realistic, I lost myself in the whole book.
"This is the most unique book I have ever read! I was grabbed from the beginning and just couldn't put it down." Merry C., Goodreads

Saturday, December 18, 2021

she only wanted a fresh start... Mate For the Howlidays by Jessica Coulter Smith

18++ Dex and Dane couldn’t be more different. One is motorcycle boots, leather, and all things wild. The other is a cowboy hat wearing sweetheart who owns the local bar. 

Friday, December 17, 2021

She does the only thing she can. She runs. - Runaway Mate (A Fated Mates Novel) by Romy Lockhart

18++ "This was my first time reading Romy Lockhart and all I can say is SOLD!!! Her unique take on the shifter world is beyond phenomenal! I love this RH paranormal world that she has created of hybrid shifters, fated mates, rejected mates, magic users and of course all the little nuisances it entitles when your throw amazing plots, well created characters and off the charts chemistry and drama into the mix." Jennifer, Goodreads

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Lethal Assumptions (The C.o.P. on the Scene Mysteries #1) by Kassandra Lamb

"This story is emotional, both highs and lows, with a variety of real characters. People with strengths and weaknesses, humour and empathy." Sandee, Goodreads

find love and the true meaning of Christmas - A Christmas Love Song by Andee Reilly

"I loved the plot of this book. Jake Wilder, a retro (aka Has Been) singer songwriter trying to write a Christmas song to spark his career even though he doesn’t like Christmas and a reporter, MacKenzie Stone, who sings Christmas songs all year long forced to write a puff piece about said singer." Debbie, Goodreads

"Soooooo wickedly good. ”... Return All (Rebirth, #2) by Eve Dangerfield

"Overall, this was an amazing book and I'm so happy I got to read it. I read it as a standalone without reading the previous book first and it was perfectly fine like that. There were other characters I got to meet but nothing that made me feel like I was missing part of the story." Sabrina, Goodreads

her devastating new normal - Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee

"Dee addresses with aplomb important topics such as opioid addiction, divorce, bullying, and moving. This inspired novel deftly depicts the self-doubt and loneliness that many children (and adults) feel." —September 2021, School Library Journal

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

a magic so powerful it changes all their lives - The Christmas Unicorn by Elf Ahearn

A strange man the locals call the Wicked Scot finds them near death on a snow-covered hillside. He brings them to his castle, a place of both terrifying and wonderful magic so powerful it changes all their lives.

a tumultuous yet poorly documented history - Blood Before Dawn (The Dung Beetles of Liberia #2) by Daniel V. Meier

While describing the once beautiful country and a kind and generous people, Meier intertwines terrifying tales of the atrocities committed that account for the future pain of an entire nation.

Can she make her home? Christmas in the Highlands by Suzy Henderson

When Niamh Macdonald’s world crumbles, her roots call her home.
A feel-good holiday romance set in the Scottish Highlands at Christmas.

unexpected complications and temptations... Glory Unbound (Glory Bishop, #2) by Deborah L. King

18+(triggers) "I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book just as much as the first book about Glory. The more I read, the more I feel like I want to know more. I was delighted when the author expressed that there will be more to come." - Mrs Varela, Goodreads

The Spell of the Rose (Fleex: Adventures Around the Worlds, #1) by Toni Behm

— Magic may take many forms, but love shall rule supreme —
Though wholly shorn of memories like all who dwell in the village of Fogland, Fleex knows this: his heart will always beat for Fin and Fin alone.

You, too, can become a writer - 52 Weeks of Writing (Journal and Planner, Vol. III) by Mariëlle S. Smith

‘A brilliant, supportive, challenging workbook, highly recommend.’ Jamie Sands

a cat-and-mouse game of survival - Behind the Mask by Thomas Grant Bruso

Will Jesse survive the things that go bump in the night, or will he become just another tall tale this Halloween?

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

a clear-eyed vision of what is right - In For Life by Elaine Alice Murphy

“A remarkable story beautifully told ... of what it takes to make the criminal legal system fair – dogged determination, years and years of work, and a clear-eyed vision of what is right, no matter what the cost.” - Honorable Nancy Gertner, retired judge, U.S. District Court, D. Mass.; senior lecturer, Harvard Law School

Super Alert dog saves the day ! The Adventures of Super Alert Dog by Gail Morin

" Inspirational On the other hand, Super Alert Dog comes to the rescue! Also, what stood out was this: "Being mean online and in-person is the same because the pain is the same."" AAQ, Amazon

Five Minute Practices for Inner Peace, Spirituality and Wellness - Ancient Yoga by Leila Worby

"I attend Leila's Vinyasa Flow yoga class at Google. Leila is passionate about sharing her deep knowledge of Yoga. She gets to class early and stays back late to answer questions. Her carefully orchestrated sequence of Asanas with perfectly matched music works great to get into a state of flow. I always leave her class feeling rejuvenated and peaceful."- Vikram P. - Software Engineer, Google

They are always looking for adventures... Project Adventure Box Set by David Konrad

"This was such a fun read! Again, a book that, while a perfect read anytime of year, this would be extra perfect for summer. [...] I love the part at the end that opened it up for adventures in more books to come too. I really thinks kids would love this, I did lol such a fun cover as well! Highly recommend!" Belle's Middle  Grade Library, Goodreads

He didn’t go looking for trouble... African Vengeance (William Brody African Ocean Adventure #5) by Steve Braker

"Whenever you read a book by Steve Braker you will know you get certain things: the book is well-structured, well-proofed and well-edited; the storyline is fast-paced, without trite or contrived scenes; the story is strongly written, the characters are complex and well-developed and the dialogue is honest and believable." PAR, Amazon

strong but vulnerable characters... Grocery Girl by Virginia'dele Smith

"Grocery Girl, is sweet, touching, oozing charm, full of wonderful, likable characters, and has a surprising amount of emotional depth and insight about love, loss and the tendency of people to put their hopes in things that may or may not always be as real as they think." The Bookish Elf, Goodreads

Every small town has secrets... The Falls by Colleen McMillan

She was sure nothing could convince her to return. Until an urgent message from her high school best friend arrives begging Maddie to come back before he dies changes everything.

Suspects and motives are as tangled as the mere grass. .. Haunted Water by Jo A. Hiestand

"This is probably my favorite McLaren mystery that I've read in a long time. [...] The characters are well developed with depth and richness. The action scenes are gripping. The mystery keeps the reader guessing right to the end." N.N.Light, Goodreads

Cover Reveal - Shadow Bound Souls (The Luminance Saga Book #2) by Steven Rudy

Today Steven Rudy and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for SHADOW BOUND SOULS, the second book in his steampunk sci-fi/fantasy series which releases February 1, 2022! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!

Monday, December 13, 2021

a good way of looking at life - World of Stars by Seyoum Nigussie

The poems are on varied topics and distinct from each other. Abstract and subjective ideas are woven into the poems to highlight the degree of transcendence.

her life’s biggest mistake... The Abandoned by Jake Cavanah

Even though it goes against protocol, Ariana reestablishes a relationship with her older sister and integrates with her family. In doing so, she risks her marriage and husband’s business interests, but it causes her to realize she must make up for her life’s biggest mistake.

answers to any questions that you may have... A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, A Pair of Diabetic Feet by Vicki Myhre

"When we get to the end of our day, we want to sit back and reflect on everything we did, and we want to know in our hearts that we did a good job being good diabetics for another day."

she is not living the life she had planned - Letting Go For Love by Kris Francoeur

Married at eighteen to her first love, her life had seemed perfect until the only man she had ever loved was killed in a tragic car accident, leaving her alone to raise their two young boys.

a fast-paced mystery... The Moscow Affair (Nicole Graves Mysteries #6) by Nancy Boyarsky

"The Moscow Affair is a thoroughly entertaining and unforgettable thriller punctuated by smart dialog, richly crafted scenes, and a topical plot." –Dave Edlund, USA Today bestselling author of Valiant Savage

What’s a goddess to do? - Soft Heart (Celestial Mates #10) by Megan Slayer

Can two broken souls be repaired with a lot of love and a little power from the gods?

Sunday, December 12, 2021

fresh and fun stories... Treasury of Magical Tales From Around the World by Donna Jo Napoli

"...breadth and inclusivity, spanning multiple cultures spread across six continents..." —Kirkus

just a spring break visit with her grandfather... Buccaneer's Spit: A Race for the Treasure by J.E. Thompson

"Buccaneer’s Spit is a fast-paced mystery adventure with artful plot twists and turns. When twelve-year-old Callie reluctantly visits her grandfather in Charleston, SC little does she know what lies ahead. With buried secrets, bad guys and suspenseful encounters, readers of all ages will be kept on the edge of their seats." —Elizabeth Geitz

Saturday, December 11, 2021

What a weak fucking way to go out... Iron Scorpions MC Series by Sita Quiñones

18+ "This was a fast paced story full of chaos, suspense, danger and violence with plenty of sexy moments [...]. This story is a must read which I highly recommend! Excited to see what Sita Quinones has in store for her readers with the next book in this series." E Loprete, Goodreads (#1)

My mother always taught me to trust my instinct... The Academy (The Academy Saga #1) by C.J. Daly

 "Great YA romance with intriguing story and there are more to come in the series! I loved this book, the chemistry between Kate and Pete [...] This is sexy fun while also being a compelling page turner. Loved it!" Jenny R., Goodreads

I will find her if it’s the last thing I do... Excursions (A Cruisin' Around Novel) by Mia Echo

What was supposed to be a romantic getaway turned into a nightmare of epic proportions.