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, February 15, 2022

love and guilt, grief and promise... - The Crossing by Ashby Jones

The Crossing is a powerful and haunting love story of surprising discovery set in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen during Prohibition. Its mission seeks to reconcile love and guilt, grief and promise. Set apart from other stories, it combines history, fact, surrealism, and reality into an ever-recycling boost of the human spirit.

forced to fulfill an impossible role... The Defender by Larissa Soehn

"Great read! The best sci-fi novels have strong characters and The Defender certainly delivers. [...] Mix that with some great battle scenes and descriptions of alien worlds that came alive in my imagination, The Defender will not disappoint!"Mona J., Goodreads

Unlucky at Cards…The Lady’s Hand (Women Ahead of Their Times #2) by Bobbi Smith

"I rarely give five stars but felt this author wrote a fine romance novel that I'd highly recommend to other readers." Cindy, Goodreads

the biggest question of them all... Secrets of a River Swimmer by S.S. Turner

"All along his journey, I could feel his emotional transformation, as Turner writes with great precision and feeling. There are moments of wonderful humour, beauty, sorrow, and ephiphany. There is so much heart in this beautiful story. I highly recommend!" Katie Z., Goodreads

Monday, February 14, 2022

"A scary, smart, sweet, sexy CIA tale" (KR) - Color of Blood (A Dennis Cunningham Thriller #1) by Keith Yocum

"This is excellent writing. The author, a former journalist, has the ability to lay out a complex story without getting bogged down.
Highly recommend this book." Lisa, Goodreads

a heartwarming read... Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart by Jennifer Faye

"I adore Jennifer Faye’s books and Greek Heir to Claim Her Heart is a gorgeous, emotional and uplifting romantic tale sparkling with charm, wit and so much heart. Hermione and Atlas’ love story is one that cannot fail to move and entertain readers, who will be completely swept away by this enchanting and captivating Greek-set romance." Julie, Goodreads

Murder, Mayhem, and Missing Animals. Playing Possum (A Kristy Farrell Animal Lovers Mystery, #3) by Lois Schmitt

“In her third book of the series, writer Lois Schmitt has crafted an intricately-plotted mystery full of twists and humor, with a cast of colorful characters, set in a wildlife refuge rehab center. Cozy fans, and especially followers of Schmitt’s animal lovers’ mysteries, will find great entertainment in Playing Possum.” -Phyllis Gobbell, award-winning author of the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries

the past, the present and a second Civil War... Murder at the CDC (Capital Crimes #32) by Jon Land

"A wonderful mystery novel, riveting until the last page." --Strand Magazine

"A terrific tale that never lets up." --Sandra Brown

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Some killers are born. Others are made... Fool Her Once by Joanna Elm

Joanna Elm masterfully unwinds the plot, letting readers in on the truth gradually until they realize the mortal danger that Jenna faces, even before Jenna herself comprehends the shocking truth. Fans of crime thrillers will love FOOL HER ONCE. I look forward to more Joanna Elm novels!" Susan O., Goodreads

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

dark fantasies run wild... Unmeasured (Unmatched, #1) by Alyssa Turner

18++ "This book is crazy hot 🔥🔥🔥 and sometimes just plain crazy. It's a bit dark on occasion with an arranged marriage, addicts, human trafficking, and other related mafia dangers. There is also a cliffhanger that has me needing to see what happens next." Quinn, Goodreads

Will a whirlwind winter romance result in a forever love? The Snowman’s Sweetheart by Shanna Hatfield

"Every book I read by Shanna Hatfield is filled with great characters, an awesome storyline and has always been an amazing read. This one was such a great read that I could not put it down and read it in one afternoon." Phylis, Goodreads

What harm could there be? One Night with a Billionaire (Playboy Billionaire Club, #1) by Lane Hart

"What a story! [...] The banter, animosity, passion, and eventual friendship will keep you laughing throughout the story. There’s a twist and a secret I didn’t see coming, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series!" Coastie Mom, Goodreads

How much of stories are true? The Dark Beast by Dave Maruszewski

"This book happened at the perfect timing for me. I needed a short (the irony!), light, fun and adventurous, easy to grasp fantasy read. And yes, this book happened." Tamish, Goodreads

Monday, January 31, 2022

a deadly game... Privilege (The Valesky Crime Family #2) by Tina Donahue

"This was a simply wonderful and captivating read that was filled with so much information it held your attention completely and it is simply impossible to put the book down until you reach the end of the book and discover the outcome." Sue, Goodreads

I am in love with love.- Can't Think Straight by Isabel Scheck

A collection of 35 poems in which a poet thinks about women a little too much... (Sapphic poetry)

Be careful with your words!.. Talk of Tokyo (Tokyo Whispers #2) by Heather Hallman

"Written with a loving attention to detail, Hallman knows her time and place intimately, and it shows in every line. Talk of Tokyo is a fast read with a lot to say about society, women, and progress. Lucky for us, it also happens to be a delicious read by a gifted wordsmith who will, hopefully, be bringing us stories from the land of the rising sun for years to come." Jennifer, Goodreads

a genetic gift for undoing time... Undoing Time (The Timegathering #3) by Rachel Dacus

A thrilling tale of time travel, romance, and espionage.

you’ll love this new adventure series!! The Last Keeper (The Warminster #1)by J.V. Hilliard

"I think this is a heck of an achievement, one of those rare fantasy novels that doesn’t have any cringe. Instead, it’s well-plotted and well thought out with some of the in-depth politics and worldbuilding that you’d expect from a master of the craft. It certainly exceeds expectations for debut fantasy novelists." Dane C., Goodreads

Friday, January 28, 2022

an ex-con hired killer, a tattooed stripper, a flop eared dog, and a sheriff turned moonshiner walk into a bar... The Jake Eliam ChickenBone Mystery Series by Cliff Yeargin

"Chalk full of cotton picking fun and adventure with a southern mix of suspense and humor!
This is a fun little read full of southern language and culture." Ashley, Goodreads

Fall in love today! Josh and Gemma Make a Baby by Sarah Ready

When the baby-making ends will something else begin?
Josh and Gemma Make a Baby, an all new laugh-out-loud friends-to-lovers romantic comedy from bestselling author Sarah Ready is available now!

Thursday, January 27, 2022

CHAMP by Delia Iaboni

Champ is about an adopted dog and his life adventures.

A Fun, Fast-Paced Urban Fantasy Adventure... Violet Spark (Butterfly Witch, #1) by Elsa Jade & Erin Kellison

"This is a story that combines technology and the paranormal in significant ways with interesting characters and intriguing hints about the next book." Sandee, Goodreads

The Unexpected Series by Stacy Eaton

The Unexpected Series is a steamy romance series where anything can happen and probably will. Each book in the series is a stand-alone happily ever after, or happy for now book. While they are stand-alone, the books are all centered around Safety Zone Security and the employees there. Characters from one book will continue throughout the rest of the series.

Amazon Exclusive – Kindle Unlimited Series - Get the Series on Amazon here!

why does this relationship suddenly feel real? Waiting To Score by Elouise Tynan

"i was genuinely surprised by how good of a read this was, not that i wasn’t expecting it, but it exceeded my expectations. the writing was fast pace, the plot was entertaining & the storylines was so so so cute." zahraa, Goodreads

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A 400-year-old murder. A disembodied whisper: "Amore mio."... The Prisoner of Paradise (The Paradise Series #1) by Rob Samborn

"I originally wrote The Prisoner of Paradise as a script years ago. It was optioned by a production company founded by DreamWorks execs but never made into a film. After the rights reverted back to me, I decided to adapt it into a book. That alone was a remarkable journey, as the story--through the characters and their actions--organically grew into so much more than I had ever anticipated. Those characters refused to retire. Short of being a mass murderer and killing them, I listened to them instead. Now The Prisoner of Paradise is the first of a series." Rob Samborn

an all-new fast paced paranormal romantic comedy... What the Fang? (Undead Ever After #1) by Stacey Kennedy

"Fun, intense, and hot!
What the Fang – love the title- is a trip! Kennedy immediately grabs your attention, wraps the story right around your brain, and consumes you."
Chris C, Goodreads

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

a multi-faceted, uncertain futurescape ... Aur Child by I.S. Lee

Prepare to be lured into a multi-faceted, uncertain futurescape where the boundaries between right and wrong, good and evil, and heroes and villains are blurred by the complexities of that reality.

in the center of world domination... The Aesop Series by Michele Packard

Whether in Texas, California, the Middle East, or even the foothills of Montana, Baker finds herself in the center of world domination. She keeps her wits about her and those that are lucky enough to be in her inside circle.

Emotions are intense and unstoppable... Welcome to Drake Isle Books 1-2 in The Drake Isle Series by Allie Boniface

“Welcome to Drake Isle, where time moves differently, the air feels cleaner, the sun warmer, and the world feels calmer…”
“Emotions are intense and unstoppable. This island is filled with love.”
“I want to live on Drake Isle!”
Find out why readers love Allie Boniface’s island romance series in this duet boxed set:

This book will have you dangling on the edge of your seat... Thorn of Secrets (My Darkest Secret, #2) by B. Truly

"The characterisation was amazing. The writing style is awesome. I couldn't stop reading. I didn't sleep till I finished it. But I wished it never ended. And guess what, there's third book coming and I can't wait for it. Also, I am eager to read Dari's story." Shreya M., Goodreads

Monday, January 24, 2022

they aren't who they pretend to be... That Night by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Senior Kat Palmer observes several of her classmates acting suspiciously on the first day back to school. Her boyfriend was one of them.

Review: Demon Huntress: Love Me To Hell And Back by Elizabeth Mason

Peppered with some fear, gore, and hellish deeds, the story offers several enjoyable read hours, especially if you like “spooky stories with strong leading women and bad boy leading men” (EM). Well done for a debut work! (MB)

Eamonn never wanted to be a thief... The Thief's Relic (Son of Avaria #1) by Angela Knotts Morse

"My favorite thing about this book was the prose! I liked the characters and the fairly classic coming-of-age, discovering-magic-powers storyline, but for me by far the most appealing aspect of this debut novel was Morse's writing style." Anya J., Goodreads

When revenge is all that’s left… Nothing Left To Lose by A.J. Wills

"I can’t finish my review without commenting on the fantastic, action-packed ending. Shocking, gripping and nail-biting is how I would describe it! Having read some of Adrian’s other books, I feel like an explosive showdown at the end is definitely his thing. He certainly knows how to finish a book in style!!" Cathryn, Goodreads

he’ll never want someone like me... Doolittle (Devil's Fury MC #11) by Harley Wylde

"Just finished this amazing book. Once I started to read, it wouldn't let me go. The story line took me hostage and didn't release me until the very last word." Nadine, Goodreads

What truth about the past is being covered up? Spindrifts by A-M Mawhiney

"This book provides a fresh, fascinating take on a future fifty years in the future, where humanity is trying to build a utopia out of the ashes of a world ravaged by plagues." Sam, Goodreads

dangerous enemies... The Case of the Missing Botticelli by Marilyn Baron

In this cozy mystery, American art history major Hadley Evans joins an art detective agency in Florence, Italy, working for Massimo Domingo, once a major player, now the Inspector Clouseau of the art world.

regulatory, technical, and societal challenges - The Democratization of the Private Market by Carine Schneider

" A must read for investors and people in the private company industry.
 A must read for investors and people in the private company industry [...]" Paul A., Amazon

her hopes are dashed... Indecent (The Phoenix Club #4) by Darcy Burke

"I thought this was a great addition to The Phoenix Club series! The characters and story are great, and the romance is lovely. The next romance is hinted at in this book, and I’m super excited to read it. I also can’t wait to have more of Lucien’s story. I find his character so intriguing, and a bit mysterious, and the more I see of him, the more I want to know!!" Julie, Goodreads

Saturday, January 22, 2022

is this a mission impossible? Rogue (Black Dagger MC #1) by M.D. Stewart

" This is a well written engaging, suspense filled, action packed, steamy MC romance. Rogue and Stevie just complete each other, and draw you into their story. This is a new to me author and I cant wait for more!" Jenni, Goodreads

Friday, January 21, 2022

I wanted to start over again... Midlife Shifter Unexpected (Cougar Creek Coven, #2) by Melle Amade

"This storey has the intruige and mystery of the master storey but then the sub plot of this couple - querky, fun, and really entertaining.
Loving this series so hard!" Andrea, Goodreads

A Wallflower’s Guide to Becoming a Bride by Eva Devon, Stacy Reid, and Tamara Gill

Three sensual, witty, and sigh-worthy happy-ever-afters featuring Wallflowers following a guide to seducing the heart of rakes and rogues of the ton...

faulty foundations... Lightning Crashes by Marla Holt

"The second book was a page-turning narrative that packed a lot of pain and sorrow then hope and exoneration into a well-crafted plot. Furthermore, the wonderfully created characters oozed with chemistry throughout. To top it off, the author's use of imagery and additional vivid details helped to create a solemn turned hopeful tone. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the novel." Jacquelyn, Goodreads

Thursday, January 20, 2022

a simple case of Black and White... The Mayor's Race (Carolina Callings #2)by Travis Casey

"Travis Casey is a writer who takes chances. In this political satire, he hits on controversial topics. There is also humor and bittersweet triumphs. I laughed and shook my head as political correctness took a giant leap out the window. You’ll have to read the story to find out why." D.K.Deters, Goodreads

simple math: 22 people, 12 seats... The Chosen Twelve by James Breakwell

"This book will make you smile, will make you care, get angry and through some great allegories will trouble you and make you think.
I believe The Chosen Twelve is a great book that everyone from a teenager and above will find inside something to enjoy." Dimitris K., Goodreads

Review - Rising Sun by Michael Lee

""In your most dire time, make your pledge and take your place under our celestial banner." As Sol tries to find his way through the trees, the last thing he wants is to spend another second lost in the wilderness.

under AI’s qualified governance... Chandelier (Phantoms #2) by Michael Leon

A century has passed since the fabled Phantom ruled the Garnier Opera House. Technology has advanced, and AI has evolved beyond human knowledge...

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

wave of unexpected fear… Pirate's Paradox (Sentinels of Savannah #6) by Lisa Kessler

"The next exciting immortal pirate episode. This time they head out to sea in search of the magic of Atlantis. Poor Caleb. Science does not explain everything in this world. It was fun watching him move from all science to just accepting. His love of gadgets is adorable." Madison, Goodreads

the turbulent times of the 1970s...The Benevolence of New Ideas (One Woman's Journey From Sicily to America #3) by Carmela Cattuti

"Stories of immigrants are always colorful, intriguing and painstakingly real. They bring with them a whole sense of history, of secrets, of new beginnings, old traditions and some things best left hidden. This was just one such story." Mystica, Goodreads

A forest of blood and corpses... The Haunting of Black River Forest (A Horror Adventure Short Story) by Jaydeep Shah

18+ In Black River Forest, it’s best not to wander too far off the beaten track. There’s no telling what you might find.