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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mike Stoneman Thriller Series by Kevin G. Chapman

" Move over Harry Bosch, there's a new guy in town. . . . Detective Mike Stoneman can match wits with Harry any day of the week." -- Authors Show Linda, Kindle Book Award Semi-Finalist / CLUE Book Awards Semi-Finalist (about book #1)

There’s no reason for her to get involved... Bread Over Troubled Water (A Bread Shop Mystery #8) by Winnie Archer

Rising cozy mystery author Winnie Archer cooks up her latest installment in her delightful and delicious Bread Shop Mystery series.

the addictive quality of power - Illuminated by Iris Marsh

In this coming-of-age YA contemporary fantasy, a teenage girl has her life turned upside down when her family is breaking apart, and she discovers her supernatural powers. There’s no time to deal with it, however, as she’s targeted by a dangerous power-siphoner.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

his questions quickly pile up - Sisters of the Crimson Vine by P.L. McMillan

“A taut braid of repressed desires, implied deviance, and eldritch horror. McMillan coyly lures us to a finale as repulsive as it is compelling.” – Stoker award-winning Jamie Flanagan, co-writer of The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass

any hope I had died long ago... Stripes (Devil's Boneyard MC #12) by Harley Wylde

18+ "This was a tough, emotional read and it did bring tears to my eyes. But it was everything that I would expect from Melina's story. Harley did a wonderful job at bringing us this emotional, tragic and beautiful story." Dawn, Goodreads

Opposites do more than attract... A Valentine for Christmas (Valentine Vineyards, #1) by Reese Ryan

"This book was just like a classic Christmas movie. It had romance, a family element and a self revelation moment. I really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend it to friends." Contina, Goodreads

Solitude Lake (Hidden Creek Romance #1) by Adele Darcy

"This was a beautifully written book. [...] The characters were well-developed and lovely. [...]
I loved reading how Susan moves past grief and betrayal to find peace and forgiveness. the emotions were real and genuine." Tara, Goodreads

Monday, November 28, 2022

do they know who the real enemy is? While the Baby Sleeps by Stephanie Hazeltine

Four mothers.
One body.
Many secrets.

Stained Glass Secrets and Star Wishes (Christmas Cookies) by Celaine Charles

"I haven't read a fantasy book in a long time and this one was quite interesting AND about Christmas! So, double-fun! [...] The whole book was very well-written, romantic, and although a fantasy, realistic." Jennifer, Goodreads

the best present under the tree - Snow In Love by Libby Kay

The slopes are heating up this holiday season!
Skiing’s golden girl finds love this Christmas when she falls for the sport’s bad boy.

a story of perseverance - Midpoint: A Memoir by Patricia Angeles

"A beautiful and heart-wrenching memoir by Patricia Angeles is an ordinary book written in an ordinary way, which makes it extraordinary. This book is short but full of lessons, adventures, stories and some nostalgia. It’s an emotional yet interesting read because once you start devouring it, you simply can’t stop!" Noorie, Goodreads

Christmas in the Glen (The Glen Highland Romance #9) by Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple

 "Again Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple swept me away in this exhilarating holiday story which was such an awe-inspiring read! I read it in a few hours and I absolutely loved it so much, furthermore it definitely gets you in that holiday spirit! A great book to read by the fireplace drinking some eggnog or hot cocoa." Barbee, Goodreads

no one would stand between him and his revenge - The Darkness Therein by Kate Hill

Art student Charlie has no idea that her family history binds her to a creature of legend--until he appears in the form of a tall, beautiful man with a thirst for revenge. The last thing she wants is to follow his orders, but if she intends to stay alive, she has no choice.

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

Monday, November 21, 2022

just one wish for this Christmas... A Home For Christmas by Katie Eagan Schenck

Shelly must decide whether she's willing to risk her heart again before he leaves her home, and her life, for good.

for some peace and quiet... Out of the Shadows (Nick Seven #8) by Tim Smith

"Out of the Shadows, the eighth installment in the Nick Seven series by award-winning and best-selling author Tim Smith is another well-crafted murder mystery with intriguing twists and turns. The author spins a whodunit that is riveting, moves at a fast pace, and is very vivid and convincing in its narrative. Furthermore, the characters are portrayed with a high level of believability and conviction. It's a page-turning mystery thriller that had me hooked from the very beginning to the very last page." Piaras, Amazon

Fate has arrived - Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

The author creates a very well-crafted visual world that the reader can easily picture themselves in as they follow the characters through their hijinks and adventures creating a captivating read that you won’t want to put down. 4/5 stars. ~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

the cost she’s willing to pay - Armadas in the Mist (Empire of the House of Thorns #3) by Christian Klaver

"Fantasy at its most fantastic. Monsters, mystery, and magic in a beautiful and frightening world all their own. Justice Kasric and her strange family are a delight from first to last." -Steven Harper, author of The Books of Blood and Iron series (about book #2)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

A Raven Remix (A Paranormal Penny BoxSet #1) by Sarah Hualde

Most people run from death,
But not Penny.
She chases it down.

Island of Dreams by Harry Duffin

The turbulent years of political corruption leading to Batista’s dictatorship, forces the older children to take very different paths to pursue their own dangerous dreams.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Longing is Violet Dusk: A Hazel Dean Mystery by Josalyn McAllister

After a stressful foray into crime fighting, Hazel Dean is relieved to resume normality, taking care of her family and book shop--until her ability to see emotions in color pulls her into another crisis.

Film Crews and Rendezvous: A Jules Keene Glamping Mystery by Heather Weidner

"The mystery itself was well-plotted and had a quick pace. There were certainly plenty of suspects to choose from. As I followed Jules’s investigation, I bounced from guess to guess…[...] There are clues for the armchair detective to follow but the with a surprising and crafty twist at the reveal, I think most will appreciate the clever resolution." K.A. Davis, Goodreads

Thursday, November 17, 2022

a perilous journey - Landslide by Adam Sikes

"Landslide is not only a gripping geo-political thriller, but a morally-complex tale. It grapples with fraught questions of both individual and national loyalty as well as killing and the grim realities of war. I read this book over the course of two-white knuckled days that I won’t soon forget. Adam Sikes is a huge talent." - Elliot Ackerman, New York Times best-selling author

before it's too late . . . A Leap into Darkness by Ray Petrolino

"The dialogue is engaging, with different characters coming and going, leaving their mark on a rich and developed world. [...] 
Perfectly edited, paced well, A Leap into Darkness is an enjoyable, engaging adventure for readers of any age." Editors' Weekly, Goodreads

The Wrong Man (From Connemara With Love #5) by A.S. Kelly

They have been so many things.
We’ve been rivals, classmates, teammates.
Friends you watch from afar each day, and dream of each night.

sometimes you have to break the rules to win - Ravaged (Burned, Inc., #2) by Naima Simone

"Ravaged by Naima Simone slowly creeps in your heart with the brilliant humor, blinding hot passion and heartaching feels. Miriam and Jordan took me through all the swoony, confusing, sinful and beautiful stages of love!" PP, Goodreads

Their love was supposed to last forever - Before I Let Go (Skyland) by Kennedy Ryan

“Before I Let Go is a masterpiece… A beautifully honest portrayal of love in its many forms, and the most raw, poignant, and romantic journey of healing I've read in a long time.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

to keep their secrets buried - Exposed (Circle of the Red Lily #1) by Anna J. Stewart

"Do not pass this one up and do not give up on it either. Even when you think you can't possibly keep going because of how you're feeling about Leeds and his actions just trust the process. It will all make sense by the time you read the last line of the book.
Highly Recommended!" John, Goodreads

A complicated history. A deadly future. - 1 Last Betrayal by Valerie J Brooks

"Steeped in suspense, chilling encounters, and shocking twists, Brooks drops us into the dark underbelly of organized crime, and we love her for it."
- Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and The Over

a situation she never saw coming - Never Play Fair (Sydney Evans Mystery#2) by Leah Cupps

"Never Play Fair held onto its secrets well revealing them slowly one at a time keeping me in suspense from beginning to end with never a dull moment in between. The twists kept me on the edge of my seat locked into its world as the world around me disappeared." Nancy, Goodreads

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

I never asked for any of this! Wall Men: Book Three, a Vow Kept by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

18+ "I enjoyed this trilogy immensely! It is a great dark fantasy read, super original with a ton a twists and turns. I can't get enough of Mimi's books and her incredible imagination." Dali, Goodreads

threats they aren't even aware of... Raine Down (The Shadow Guardians #1) by CB Samet

"I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It had me hooked from the first page. The mixture of supernatural woven through the police crime theme kept me intrigued but wasnt overdone. I also found Norse links very entertaining." Cathryn, Goodreads

debts are owed... Orphans of Canland by Daniel Vitale

A complicated, rich, and challenging work ... An impressive debut that goes beneath surface issues of climate-apocalypse fiction. - Kirkus

Her magic is too dangerous... A Shimmer of Magic (The Crystal Mages Trilogy #1) by Jane Shand

This is the first book in The Crystal Mages Trilogy, a young adult coming-of-age epic fantasy series.

A remarkable story... The Year of the Bear by Douglas J. Lanzo

"Mr. Lanzo does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, and allowing young adults to make real world connections to the subject matter and the characters in his work. The Year of the Bear is an engaging and compelling read." Gregory, Goodreads

Will you fall in love ? Rocky Mountain Yoga (Rocky Mountain Series #1) by Virginia Fox

A little romance, a dab of suspense, and a whole lot of fun await you in the first book of the genre-skipping Rocky Mountain Romances series.

She sees irrefutable evidence of murder... Danger in Edinburgh (The British Book Tour Mysteries) by Emma Dakin

Claire Barclay, owner and tour guide of The British Mysteries Book Tours, leaves her house in Hampshire and her significant other, Mark Evans, puts her dog Gulliver into her van and heads off to Scotland for the start of a fortnight tour...

Monday, November 14, 2022

a race against impossible odds- The Virago Trilogy by Carol B. Allen

“A well-written, fast-paced YA Fantasy with a relevant message. One If will inspire girls to embrace STEM--science, technology, engineering, and math . . [and] widens the lens on the impact of climate change, something we all need to know more about.” -Ilene Slutsky, Librarian (about One If)

In one fateful night, their worlds collide in ways no one saw coming… Road to the Mansfield (An Express Investigations Prequel) by CB Laurence

"This was a great first book to a series. It gives background on all the characters in such a way that is concise but in depth. I felt like I had all the information on each one to picture them and their struggles. I am looking forward to the next book and finding out how the tragic night transpired and how they all play into it." JD Ottinger, Amazon

He's a refreshingly different hero... The Guardians of Truth (A Jake Scott Mystery #2) by Barry Finlay

"Perfectly executed, well written, thoroughly and utterly enjoyable; I really do hope Jake doesn't stop scratching that journalistic itch, because I'd love to spend another few hundred pages in his company." Ciclochick, Goodreads

I can’t afford another weakness... Her Heartless Savior (The Syndicates #2) by R.G. Angel

18+ "It was a delicious slow burn style story with periods of suspense and action, keeping it entertaining. Lily and Alessandro had such a witty swoony work relationship before everything went berserk..and they had to accept their hidden feels. This story was extremely well written with an intriguing plot. The balance of heat and heart was amazing." PP's Bookshelf, Goodreads

a second chance or just another missed connection? Kiss You Back (Spring Hills Ten Year High School Reunion #1) by Mel Walker

 "Mel Walker does a great job of blending drama, angst, and sexual tension that kept me engaged as a reader. I thoroughly enjoyed Kiss You Back." Deb, Goodreads

For all the times a piece of you was missing... Infinite Sea of Stars by Shannon Crossman

"...beautiful poems that delve into the wants, needs, and desires of the human heart." -Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite, ★★★★★
"...probes into the powers of praise and the infinite beauties that surround us every moment we're alive." -Self-Publishing Review

Polly's Special Day by Yulinda Blake Cook

As a retired educator, I was pleased to find lots of teachable moments in this book. In addition, I think it could prove to be an effective writing prompt for elementary students. - Roy, Amazon

Everything can be changed... Valkyrie by Kitty Thomas

"Kitty Thomas warned me Valkyrie was in an entirely different league from everything she’d written before, and she wasn’t kidding! [...]
What she delivered is mindblowing, spellbinding, magical and truly magnificent.
If anyone could pull this off, could do Odin and Freya’s story justice, it’s Kitty." Cécile Smits, Goodreads

anything that can go wrong will go hilariously wrong... No Rescue Required (Smart Cupid #4) by Maggie Kelley

"This book was easy for me to get lost in and I was able to finish it in a day. It was the perfect book to cozy up with by the fire. It had me laughing out loud multiple times and swooning just as many. So if you're a lover of romantic comedy, road trips, and holiday stories, this one is definitely for you!" Sarah, Goodreads

Friday, November 11, 2022

secrets weave the communal narrative - Ghosts & Gravity - a limited edition anthology

Eleven stories chronicle the life and times of characters who cross paths and share destiny’s fire escape. Ghosts, gravity, romance, and secrets weave the communal narrative.

he’s longing for something . . . more - Savoring Christmas (Rodeo Romance, #10) by Shanna Hatfield

"I have been reading Shanna Hatfield for years, she never disappoints in her amazing storylines, plots, and sweet romances.
Savoring Christmas just catapulted to the top of my list, as one of my most favorite books." Tonya, Goodreads

secrets are brought to light - Famine’s Feast (Club Apocalypse, #3) by Raisa Greywood

"This was a good read. I'm must say that I am really enjoying this series and this entry offered up some very intriguing twists and developments in the ongoing, overarching storyline that has me eagerly anticipating book 4." Gladys, Goodreads