Showing posts from July, 2015

Review: The Child Garden A Novel by Catriona McPherson

Title: The Child Garden
Author: Catriona McPherson
Published: Sept. 8, 2015
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Pages: 336
Genre: Mystery/Thrillers
Review: Ebook provided by NetGalley and the publisher
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Eden was its name. "An alternative school for happy children." But it closed in disgrace after a student's suicide. Now it's a care home, its grounds neglected and overgrown. Gloria Harkness is its only neighbor, staying close to her son who lives there in the home, lighting up her life and breaking her heart each day.
When a childhood friend turns up at her door, Gloria doesn't hesitate before asking him in. He claims a girl from Eden is stalking him and has goaded him into meeting her at the site of the suicide. Only then, the dead begin to speak—it was murder, they say.
Gloria is in over her head before she can help it. Her loneliness, her loyalty, and her all-consuming love for her son lead her into the heart of a dark secret that threatens everything sh…

#PaperbackFriday Dark Inside and Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts

Today is one of my favorite days. I get to read paperbacks!!!!! Yes I love both of my kindles, and my nooks but something about a paperback just calls to ya.  I went to my local library and was looking in the YA section when I saw the cover of Rage Within it called to me. First the book's cover looked like a book I had on my kindle and so I had to get it to see. Luckily it was a totally different book than what I had on my kindle, that one had zombies in the background so it was the truck that made me think it was similar.  Any way, I noticed Rage Within was book two and I started to search for book one as you can't read book two first what would I be missing? I found book one Dark Inside two books over, grabbed it and didn't even think to read if the book was going to be bad or not.  Hey what kind of life is it in a book readers world if you don't take chances on books.
So below is the synopsis of each book!
Dark Inside #1:   Since the beginning of mankind, civilizat…

Interview and excerpt with Author Valarie Savage Kinney

Thank you so much Valarie for reaching out and doing an interview. I love authors who do interviews and are willing to let us into your lives just a bit!

Title: Slither
Author: Valarie Savage Kinney
Published: July 2, 2015
Publisher: Twisted Core Press
Pages: 175
Genre: Horror
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We're often told tales of the underworlds to feed the darkest corners of our nightmares. We tuck them away with the sunlight and laugh away the fear our minds created. But the daylight offers no relief for Zari. She's hidden her waking nightmare as nothing more than a damaged past. The venom of her secrets consumes her, as well as those she cares for most. Emmett, the love of her life and the only one with a past dark enough to respect her space, becomes a pawn in the war against the demonic force which is her bloodright. Can Zari overpower those out to get her to feed on the innocent? Can she save Emmett from the evil of Slither?

Excerpt from Slither: Zari clawed at her sister, Gi…

Review: The Swiss Family RobinZOM (Book 5) The Classic Family Adventure... Now With Zombies! by: Perrin Briar

Title: The Swiss Family RobinZom 5 Author: Perrin Briar Published: July 27, 2015 Pages: 97 Genre: YA/action/zombies Review: ebook provided by author Buy links:Amazon,

A shipwreck; a deserted island; a horde of zombies; a single family fighting to survive.
A new type of zombie has made an entrance on the island. It is the virus in its purest form, bypassing any limitations the human consciousness might have imposed on it. The family come against the most difficult adversary they have yet faced. The solution to their problem comes from the most unlikeliest of places.

The classic tale, inspired by Robinson Crusoe, written by Johann David Wyss, adapted by Perrin Briar, is an adrenalin-pumping adventure of zombie survival. If your family was trapped on an island, what would you do?

Summer Blog Hop: Duke of Devonwood by Carly Carson

Title: Duke of Devonwood
Author: Carly Carson
Publisher: Cupid Publishing
Pages: 269
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Billionaire)
Buy Link: Amazon

TEASER: Sparks fly as Miranda plots to gain control of her inheritance from a modern day Duke who tries

his best to resist her wiles. Can both of them win?

Miranda's father left her inheritance under the trusteeship of a Duke of England? Did he not realize this is the twenty-first century? She is certainly capable of managing her own money. More importantly, she needs that money to start her business, and to keep her family together.
She is not about to sit around while some arrogant Duke tells her what she can do with her own inheritance. Luckily, she's determined, hard-working, and a touch devious. She vows to do whatever it takes to foil the Duke...
The Duke of Devonwood doesn't want more dependents. With an entire dukedom to run, plus his father's second family to manage, he has too many people hanging on his coattails alr…

Interview and Giveaway with Author Tilia Jacobs

I actually read two books by this author. Wrong Place, Wrong Time and Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Cafe. Both were very good books my review can be found by clicking on the titles of the books above. I was very happy to have the author contact me to do an interview. I love getting to know an author by interviews even if they are silly questions at times. So below I introduce you to Tilia Klebenov Jacobs and at the bottom make sure you enter into the giveaway for the ebook 

Tilia Klebenov Jacobs holds a BA from Oberlin College, where she double-majored in Religion and English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Following an interregnum as an outdoor educator with the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia, she earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Secondary School Teaching Certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Despite lacking the ability to breathe fire except in the strictly metaphorical sense, Tilia has ta…

Review: Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick

Title: Draw The Dark
Author: Ilsa J. Bick
Published: Oct. 1, 2201
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Pages: 328
Genre: YA
Review: Hardback
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There are things in Winter, Wisconsin, folks just don't talk about. The murder way back in '45 is one. The near-suicide of a first-grade teacher is another. And then there is 17-year old Christian Cage. Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy, and ever since he's drawn and painted obsessively, trying desperately to remember his mother. The problem is Christian doesn't just draw his own memories. He can draw the thoughts of those around him. Confronted with fears and nightmares they'd rather avoid, people have a bad habit of dying. So it's no surprise that Christian isn't exactly popular. What no one expects is for Christian to meet Winter's last surviving Jew and uncover one more thing best forgottenthe day the Nazi's came to town. Based on a little-known fact …

Review: Killing Secrets (Nan Vining Mysteries #5) by Dianne Emley

Title: Killing Secrets
Author: Dianne Emley
Pages: 277
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group- Alibi
Published: July 21, 2015
Genre: Murder/Mystery/Thriller
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For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner comes a razor-sharp novel of suspense featuring Detective Nan Vining—a single mother whose worlds collide when her teenage daughter stumbles upon a grisly double homicide.
When she gets the call, Nan Vining responds as a mother first and a detective second. Her daughter, Emily, has made a gruesome discovery in a secluded section of a Pasadena park: a pretty, popular young teacher from Emily’s high school and a bright yet troubled transfer student—both dead and bloody in a copse of trees. But the crime scene isn’t the only thing that seems off to Detective Vining. There’s also the cocky classmate who was with Emily in the park—the boyfriend she never knew about. What else doesn’t …

Consumed by NJ Flatman: Summer Blog Hop

Title: Consumed
Author: NJ Flatman
Published: June 5, 2015
Pages: 225
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Dark Romance
Buy Link: Amazon and Add to your TBR shelf Goodreads

The problem with a love that consumes you….is what do you do when it’s gone?
Avery Bradfield didn’t believe in soul mates or true love. She wasn’t sure she believed in love at all. That is, until she met Spencer Phillips. From day one, Avery found herself consumed by Spencer and the connection that the two of them shared. He taught her that she could feel alive, happy and bonded with another on a level that most couldn’t understand.
Until she wakes up and finds that Spencer has left her…..again.
Certain that this time her relationship is over for good, Avery is forced to endure a world that alternates between happy memories of a man she can’t forget and a darkness that consumes her nearly as much as he did.
Finding herself wondering if it is possible to exist in the world when half of her soul is missing, Avery is only sure of one thin…

Review: Deadly Aid by Michel Tarou translated by Alexis Pernsteiner

Title: Deadly Aid
Author: Michel Tarou translated by Alexis Pernsteiner
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Published: July 14, 2015
Pages: 206
Genre: Murder
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
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Jeanne Lebrec knows that in real life, criminals are rewarded and the virtuous suffer. As a social worker, she has dedicated herself to helping the poor, the desperate, and the down and out, but now it seems like all she sees are deadbeat dads and drug-addicted moms who use people and have no desire to better themselves.
One day, after a particularly heartbreaking case, Jeanne reaches her limit and does something unexpected—with deadly consequences. Before long, she’s secretly practicing her own twisted version of “social services.” In a world where bad guys win and good guys pay, is there a difference between justice and retribution?

Review: Susannah Screaming (Al Krug and Casey Kellogg #2) by Carolyn Weston

Title: Susannah Screaming
Author: Carolyn Weston
Publisher: Brash Books
Published: May 5, 2015
Pages: 224
Genre: Murder mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
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It’s the turbulent 1970s, a time of social upheaval. University-educated ex-surfer Casey Kellog is the youngest homicide detective on the force. He’s teamed up with Al Krug, an older, tougher, street-wise cop resistant to change. Their latest case involves a vicious hit-and-run death: a driver in a Mercedes chases a motorcyclist, hits him, and then backs up over him again, making certain that he’s road kill. The investigation takes a bizarre turn when the victim is undressed in the morgue and the two cops discover that his corpse is plastic-wrapped in twenty-dollar bills…

High Summer Read-a-Thon 2015

I got invited to join in on this Read-a-Thon. It goes from July 20-26 I have never participated in something like this so it will be fun to see how it goes for me. I am not setting myself any goals as far as how many books I will read, but I will attempt to see if I can finish a book a day. Normally I read a book every two or three days, so push myself to read a book a day will be pretty awesome for me. Once I have my review up for any book I finish this week I will link my review to here so be on the look out. 
Day one starts now and I am reading Susannah Screaming by Carolyn Weston.  The hashtag we will be using is #HSreadathon
7/20 Book/s read: Susannah Screaming by Carolyn Weston Finished: Yes last night at 10:32 p.m.
7/21 Book/s read: Deadly Aid by Michel Tarou Finished: Yes- 11:45 a.m. 
7/22 Book/s read: Killing Secrets by Dianne Emley  Finished: Yes 5:00 p.m. 
7/23 Book/s read: Dark Screams Volume Five by: Mick Garris, J. Kenner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Del James and Bentley Lit…

Cover Reveal: Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover

Title: Turn of the Moon

Author: L.P. Dover

Series: Royal Shifters series

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Release date: 8/24 for iBooks, 8/25 all other retailers

Cover designer: Sara Eirew

iBooks: Goodreads:
One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right cho…