Monday, October 31, 2016

Review: The Truth is Contagious (The Contagium #4) by Emily Goodwin

15699034Title: The Truth is Contagious (The Contagium #4)
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press
Genre: New Adult, Zombies
Pages: 322
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

A mysterious virus has infected most of the world’s population. This sickness transforms the living into violent “crazies” and eventually into the flesh-eating undead.
Orissa and Hayden have survived in this new harrowing world. They have watched heroes fall, lost friends, and waged war—both against the living and the dead. Now a new revelation will shake everything they have built and everything they believe…
After learning the shattering truth about the virus, Orissa and her friends discover a new enemy, more deceitful and more powerful than anyone or anything they have faced before.
And this time it’s up to Orissa and Hayden to destroy the evil at its source and keep the lie from spreading. The truth is their mission and the truth is contagious.

Blog Tour and Review: Sick To Death


Title: Sick to Death Author: Greg Levin
Release Date: September 3, 2016
Publisher: White Rock Press
Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Dark Humor
Format: Ebook/Paperback


When Gage Adder finds out he has inoperable pancreatic cancer, things really start to look up for him. He leaves his soul-crushing job, joins a nice terminal illness support group, and takes up an exciting new hobby: Beating the hell out of bad guys.

Gage’s support group friends Jenna and Ellison don’t approve of his vigilante activities. Jenna says fighting never solves anything. Poison, on the other hand… When the three decide to team up and hit the streets, suddenly no rapist, pedophile or other odious criminal in the city is safe.

They are the sickest of superheroes. Their superpower is nothing left to lose. But what happens when one of them takes this power too far and puts at risk the lives of hundreds of innocent people? Where does one draw the line when dying to kill?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

#PBwkendread Review: The Raven Saga Part I: Raven (The Raven Saga #1) by Suzy Turner

12916568Title: The Raven Saga Part 1
Author: Suzy Turner
Published: Sept. 13, 2011
Publisher: Suzanne Turner Publishing
Pages: 252
Review: Paperback won
Buy Links: Amazon,

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets... Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly. After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is. Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again. Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Review: Beckoning Darkness (The Damned and The Pure, #1) by J.D. Stonebridge

24524272Title: Beckoning Darkness (The Damned and The Pure #1)
Author: J.D. Stonebridge
Published: Nov. 27, 2014
Pages: 236
Genre: Paranormal
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

God left humanity in the care of the angels. Centuries have passed, and Heaven is preparing for His return.

After centuries of imprisonment in Heaven, Ariel is given a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of the archangels. Years after her last descent, Ariel must return to the mortal land to fulfill her mission for the coming of God. But the memories of her past sins catch up to her, and Ariel must decide where her faith truly lies.

The city of Chicago was the chosen residence of the eccentric demon, Caelum. His taste of entertainment sets him apart from the rest of his kind, driving him to walk amongst the mortal men. But when he is presented with an opportunity to have a hand in Hell’s grand plan, temptation beckoned him to take the risks. Walking through shadows and nightmares he crosses paths with an angel from Heaven, and the memories of his forgotten humanity begin to resurface.

Both Heaven and Hell have plans for the End of Days with the angel, Ariel, and the demon, Caelum, at the center. When faith is threatened, two natural enemies become unlikely allies in a war for all Humanity.

Friday, October 28, 2016

#PBwkendread: Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.
Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

I saw this baby in my public library and just reading the back had me wonder what could this book be about. So for my weekend read I am reading Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NetGalley Review: No Witness But the Moon by Suzanne Chazin

28814311Title: No Witness But The Moon
Author: Suzanne Chazin
Published: Oct. 25, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery, Murder
Review: Ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, 

In this powerful novel from award-winning author Suzanne Chazin, a tense stand-off between a Hispanic police officer and an undocumented immigrant leads to the shooting death of one, the shattered life of the other, and the shocking connection between them. . .
On a clear, moonlit night in December, police detective Jimmy Vega races to the scene of a reported home invasion in an upscale New York community. As Vega arrives, he spots a Hispanic man who fits the description of the armed intruder, running from the victim’s estate. Vega chases him into the woods. When the suspect refuses to surrender—and reaches into his pocket—Vega has only seconds to make a life-or-death decision.
What begins as a tragic mistake takes an even darker turn when Vega uncovers disturbing links between the dead man and his own mother’s brutal, unsolved murder. Vega’s need for answers propels him back to his old Bronx neighborhood, where he is viewed as a disgraced cop, not a homegrown hero. It also puts him at odds with his girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, head of a local immigrant center, who must weigh her own doubts about his behavior.

When a shocking piece of evidence surfaces, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want Vega to put all the pieces together—and is willing to do whatever it takes to bury the truth. Only by risking everything will Vega be able to find justice, redemption, and the most elusive goal of all: the ability to forgive himself.

Book Blitz: The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes

Book Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray in Quotes and Nudes
Edited By: Isis Sousa, Clare Diston, Celine Frohn
Quotes By: Oscar Wilde (from the Gothic Classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
Illustrated By: Isis Sousa
Genre: Art Book, Coffee-Table Book, Gothic
Publisher: Tragic Books, with license from CMG Worldwide
Release Date: 24th October 2016
Editions: Limited Edition of 150 Paperback + 150 Copies Hardcover!

“…The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.” - Oscar Wilde
This book is the physical translation of that very philosophical thought.
We invite you to admire the beauty, strength and disturbing nature of Oscar Wilde’s written art in his Gothic masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray.
You can feed your soul’s vanity and hunger for alluring words and images with this delightful selection of over sixty quotes and twenty fine nude paintings.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

#Pbwkendread: Raven Part 1 by Suzy Turner

So my weekend read is Raven by Suzy Turner. I won this book a few years back and so far it seems to be good. It seems to be something between a mystery and the paranormal but I am only to chapter 7 so I am not truly sure but that is just my feel on it. 

After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets... Her whole life had been based on a lie. Lilly had grown up in a loveless home with a father who she had barely ever seen and a mother who was... well, not very motherly. After they mysteriously disappear without a trace, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that's not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn't who, or what, she thinks she is. Lilly has a very special ability and it's just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again. Raven is a fantasy novel for children and young adults set in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Spotlight: An Elegant Theory by Noah Milligan

28449991Title: An Elegant Theory
Author: Noah Milligan
Date to be Published: Nov. 1, 2016
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Amazon 

Coulter Zahn sees reality differently than others. Much like light can theoretically be in all places at once, Coulter sees multiple versions of his life. A promising PhD candidate at MIT, he and his young wife are nervously expecting their first child. When his dissertation comes under intense criticism, his estranged mother returns, and Sara tells him she's leaving him, Coulter’s already delicate mental state becomes further fragmented.
One evening, with his life and mental health unraveling, Coulter loses control, irreparably changing the course of the lives around him. But the very next morning, he catches a break in his research, discovering the true shape of the universe. Influenced by those around him and his own untrustworthy psyche, Coulter must decide whether to face the consequences of his actions or finish his research, perhaps making the greatest contribution to science since Einstein’s theory of relativity.

An existential psychological thriller, An Elegant Theory explores how the construction of memory and consciousness can shape motive, guilt, and identity through the lens of a modern-day mad-scientist motif.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Review: Contagious Chaos (The Contagium Series Book 3) Emily Goodwin

23269928Title: Contagious Chaos (The Contagium Series Book 3)
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: Sept. 22, 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press
Pages: 364
Genre: New Adult, Zombies, Post-Apocalyptic
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon,

Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world.

When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where they discover a new kind of enemy.

What foe could be more frightening than zombies? A fortress for the criminally insane--unhinged survivors who will stop at nothing to take Orissa and her friends down for good,

In order serve and protect their compound, will the gang have to abandon their own moral code and engage in a war against the uninfected? How far is Orissa willing to go?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Beta/ ARC We're All Mad by N.A. Wetzel

We're All Mad (Otherworldly Propheices Book 3) by [Wetzel, N.A.]Title: We're All Mad
Author: N.A. Wetzel
Published: Oct. 13, 2016
Publisher: Pen Dragon Publishing
Pages: 427
Review: ARC provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

You would think a shift shaman could catch a break and that a house full of demons could find a moments peace. Nope, not this group of messed up friends.

Convel finds himself staring at more issues than he knows how to handle. Six months ago, Convel walked away from Natasha after making a love confession, he went on to be responsible and became a guardian for his clan. There should be smooth sailing in his life now, in all their lives, right?

Wrong. . .

The Shift Shaman’s have been outed and are trying to merge into society, Convel is now the known as the Prince of Broken Hearts, Natasha’s been thrown into a holding cell at Militar, Lyth is searching for the source of Convel’s recent issues, and, at the peak of all this chaos, a low grade witch coven is causing life threatening issues for Convel and everyone he cares about.

To make matters worse, Convel’s personal escort to this train wreck that he now calls his life is The Blue Eyed Nightingale herself, Ashley.

If being madder than the Mad Hatter himself wasn’t a big enough issue, it seems that a prophecy is unfolding and Convel and the others are smack-dab-in-the-middle of the whole thing.

Review: Deathly Contagious (The Contagium #2) by Emily Goodwin

13637290Title: Contagious (The Contagium #2)
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: June 2012
Pages: 423
Genre: YA, zombies
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Deathly Contagious: Book Two in the Contagium Trilogy
After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, things are finally looking up for Orissa Penwell. But her chance at happiness is shattered when someone she cares about is shot. Hell bent on revenge, Orissa will do whatever it takes to seek vengeance and get even.
Things quickly go from bad to worse and she finds herself lost and abandoned—and forced to face the zombie plagued world on her own. When lies, secrets, and desperation are added to the already harrowing world, Orissa discovers that zombies aren’t the only things to worry about.
What—or who—will justice cost her? And just how far will Orissa go to avenge someone she loves?
*The Contagium Series is now published through Permuted Press and will be re-released spring 2014*

NetGalley Review: Beautiful Maids All in a Row (Iris Ballard, #1) by Jennifer Harlow

28587614Title: Beautiful Maids All In A Row (Iris Ballard #1)
Author: Jennifer Harlow
Published: Oct. 11, 2016
Publisher: Alibi
Pages: 240
Genre: Murder, Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
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Dr. Iris Ballard’s glory days are behind her, so when Luke Hudson, her former FBI partner and onetime lover, asks for help constructing a psychological profile of an elusive serial killer who murders single mothers and dumps their bodies in the woods, Iris turns him away. She just wants to be left alone with her infomercials, her German Shepherd, and her vodka. That is, until she gets a peek at the case files.
The media has dubbed him “the Woodsman.” But after Iris learns the sickening details held back from the press, and as she sets foot onto the scene of his latest crime, she assembles a portrait of a more complicated, enigmatic, meticulous man. Control is his motivation. He thrives on it. Soon he even tries to manipulate the investigation by contacting Iris, hoping to rattle the woman he considers an intellectual equal.
The game is on. Iris thinks she has a read on her target, enough to push his buttons, to make him lose control. But when the Woodsman gains the upper hand, Iris faces the most painful reckoning of all—with her own violent past.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: Hope: Stories from a Women's Refuge by Rosy Stewart, Stuart Larner (Writing As), Rosie Larner

28952444Title: Hope: Stories From A Women's Refuge
Author: Rosy Stewart, Stuart Larner (writing as) Rosie Larner
Published: Feb. 5, 2016
Publisher: Cricket International
Genre: Women's Fiction
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, 

It is a fiction ebook of stories about women who have suffered abuse and domestic violence. Its main characters are three women: the manageress of the women's refuge, the woman police sergeant, and the Russian IT expert who helps to track the perpetrators down. Each chapter deals with a different case that the women resolve.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Descent (Gryphon Series Book 5) by Stacey Rourke

32438907Title: Descent (Gryphon Series book 5)
Author: Stacey Rourke
Published: Sept. 25, 2016
Pages: 92
Genre: Action, Adventure
Review: ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

It's been two years since the lion roared ...
the eagle flew ...
and the fated Celtic warrior embraced her destiny.
Now, with an unknown darkness swirling and the body count rising, Gainesboro needs a hero more than ever. A new battle is brewing. Who will answer the call to war?
The time has come.
The stage is set.
And, the Garretts are back in a brand new novella!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blog Tour: Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak

Title:Friend of the Devil
Author: Mark Spivak
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Pages: 325
Genre: Culinary Thriller

In 1990 some critics believe that America’smost celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, sold his soul to the Devil to achieve culinary greatness. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub,Avenzano is approaching the 25th anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer, patterned afterthe Michelin-starred palaces of Europe.

Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on therestaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de laMer’s hostess, unwittingly transforming himself into a romantic rival of Avenzano.The chef invites Fox to winter in Floridaand write his authorized biography. David gradually becomes sucked into therestaurant’s vortex: shipments of cocaine coming up from the Caribbean;the Mafia connections and unexplained murder of the chef’s original partner;the chef’s ravenous ex-wives, swirling in the background like a hidden coven.As his lover plots the demise of the chef, Fox tries to sort out hallucinationand reality while Avenzano treats him like a feline’s catnip-stuffed toy.

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  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    NetGalley Review: The Row by J.R. Johansson

    29611999Title: The Row
    Author: J.R. Johansson
    Published: Oct. 11, 2016
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
    Pages: 352 (print)
    Genre: YA, Murder
    Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
    Buy Links: Amazon, 


    A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl’s hunt for the truth.
    Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent.

    Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she cannot forget what he’s told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she’s believed about the family she loves.