Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#PBwkendread Review: The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young

18051342Title: The Program (The Program #1)
Author: Suzanne Young
Published: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 405
Genre: YA
Review: Library Book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.
And The Program is coming for them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

NetGalley Review: All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

23212667Title: All The Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Published: June 28, 2016
Pages: 384
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Murder, Mystery, Thriller
Review: ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.
It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.
The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.
Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

Monday, June 27, 2016

#PBwkendread Review: Pomegranate Seeds by Katy Kellogg

13416575Title: Pomegranate Seeds
Author: Katy Kellogg
Published: Jan. 15, 2012
Pages: 384
Review: Paperback Won
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Korbin Stockard wanted to be a good guy. He really did. Sometimes it was hard not to act like a demon, though. He jumped at the chance for redemption; live twenty years as a human, with no memory of his demonic side, without sinning. Sounded simple enough. He might have succeeded, if he hadn't met Haleigh.
Elijah Peterson is an angel who wanted to save Korbin, under the same terms as the demon's agreement. It really did seem like an easy task. He might have succeeded, he if hadn't met Haleigh.
When Haleigh moved into a one hundred and twenty year old apartment, she thought it was going to be all independence and fun. It fell apart as soon as the last picture was hung on the wall. After getting into fights with her best friend and ber boyfriend, she manages to get the logos, a tool that can create and destroy existance as we know it, stuck inside of her.
She now has to rely on two angels, a demon, and a halfbreed to protect her and find a way to remove the logos before either a group of demons set on recreating existance as they want it, or the logos destroys her from the inside out.

Review: Neighbors by Jeremy Bates

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Title: Neighbors
Author: Jeremy Bates
Published: July 24, 2015
Publisher: Ghillinnein Books
Pages: 92
Genre: Short Stories, murder
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT KIND OF PSYCHO MAY BE LIVING NEXT DOOR
New York is a city of eight million strangers. For twenty-five-year old Buddy Smith, who values his privacy, it’s the only place he would call home. Yet his simple life is flipped upside down when a new neighbor moves in next door. She’s young, beautiful, a bit nosy...and might just be a cold-blooded killer. Against his better judgment, Buddy spends the night with her—a decision that will prove to be the biggest mistake of his life.

#PBwkendread: The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young


Wow the weekend has already gone and past but I did find my weekend read after I finished my other paperback. I actually finished last week's paperback read on Sunday night and then picked up The Program to read. So I guess The Program will also be my week read as well. This last week has be crazy hectic so I haven't had much full down time to read especially with this cough that makes me hurt it gets worse in the evenings when I am trying to sleep.

I have heard so much about this book, I tried finding it on NetGalley and it wasn't there, then there were two contest that I entered into for an ecopy of the book I didn't win on those. 
So I added this book to my Goodreads list, so maybe in the future I could read it when I got a chance. I was going to buy the book but it was a bit out of my price range. Then as I was searching around at my public library I saw another book by Suzanne Young and I ran to the librarian and asked her if she had The Program by this author, she searched and didn't find it until it popped up at another library. I literally was so excited to hear that the library actually had it, the only downfall is if I wanted it that day I had to go pick it up. Which of course I was totally happy to as I was headed that way anyway. I just hope they have the next book on the list if I enjoy this one. So as I have been waiting to read this book I hope it is as good as the hype I have given myself. So I am off to get some reading done. 

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In this “gripping tale for lovers of dystopian romance” (Kirkus Reviews), true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.
Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.
And The Program is coming for them.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Review: Chasing Midnight (The Darkest Desires of Dixie #1) by Shyloh Morgan, Alex Morgan

22699851Title: Chasing Midnight (The Darkest Desires of Dixie #1)
Authors: Shyloh Morgan and Alex Morgan
Published: Sept. 1, 2014
Publisher: Southern Seduction Publishing
Pages: 350
Genre: Romance
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Quinn Mason is a young Southern gentleman. Perhaps, gentleman is a stretch for how he lived his earlier years. He was the kid whose life seemed charmed, a popular athlete in high school who won a full scholarship. Life was on track for him until the death of his parents. In one terrible moment, Quinn went from having everything being everything for his young siblings. He left college, and used the money from his parent’s life insurance policy to buy a bar. The bar supported him and the kids, affording him the ability to give for them the life they were robbed of, even sending them to college.

Mhisery Bellemy has returned to Midnight, reluctantly. Her mother died, and she is left to take care of her drunken father, and the family cafe´. She had escaped the small town’s clutches as soon as she was of age, and swore never to return. Now, her siblings have turned to her, leaning heavily on her for help. The woman who got out of town and made a life she loves is now forced, by the bonds of family, and the weight of obligation, to return and give up what she had worked to build for herself.

These two are unlikely to cross paths, but chance throws them into the right place at the right time. Quinn’s brother is the catalyst that brings Mhisery into Quinn’s line of sight. And that’s all it took, one look and he knows he has to have her. The golden boy athlete is now drawn to the tall, tattooed woman stepping off the last bus into town.

Will Quinn ever have the woman he desires, and make her his own, or will she return to the life she loves far away from the small town of Midnight, and Quinn, or will she stay and make a life with the man she loves?

Chasing Midnight tells a story of love, friendship, and sacrifice. This talented duo, Shyloh & Alex Morgan, will rip your heart out and have you falling in love with the inhabitants of this quaint, quirky, town. Welcome to southern seduction, and the town of Midnight, where the Darkest Desires of Dixie become a reality.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

#PBwkendread: Pomegranate Seeds Katy Kellogg



Well it is Thursday and I remembered to post on the book I will be reading this weekend. It is called Pomegranate Seeds by Katy Kellogg.

I actually won this book a while back so I am excited to get into it and see if it is as good as I remember hearing about.  


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Korbin Stockard wanted to be a good guy. He really did. Sometimes it was hard not to act like a demon, though. He jumped at the chance for redemption; live twenty years as a human, with no memory of his demonic side, without sinning. Sounded simple enough. He might have succeeded, if he hadn't met Haleigh.
Elijah Peterson is an angel who wanted to save Korbin, under the same terms as the demon's agreement. It really did seem like an easy task. He might have succeeded, he if hadn't met Haleigh.
When Haleigh moved into a one hundred and twenty year old apartment, she thought it was going to be all independence and fun. It fell apart as soon as the last picture was hung on the wall. After getting into fights with her best friend and ber boyfriend, she manages to get the logos, a tool that can create and destroy existance as we know it, stuck inside of her.
She now has to rely on two angels, a demon, and a halfbreed to protect her and find a way to remove the logos before either a group of demons set on recreating existance as they want it, or the logos destroys her from the inside out.

Review: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

16131065Title: When You Were Here
Author: Daisy Whitney
Published: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Genre: YA, Teens
Review: Library Book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity.

Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.
Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking ex-girlfriend for company. He doesn't know how to figure out what to do with her estate, what to say for his Valedictorian speech, let alone how to live or be happy anymore.
When he gets a letter from his mom's property manager in Tokyo, where she had been going for treatment, it shows a side of a side of his mother he never knew. So, with no other sense of direction, Danny travels to Tokyo to connect with his mother's memory and make sense of her final months, which seemed filled with more joy than Danny ever knew. There, among the cherry blossoms, temples, and crowds, and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harajuku girl, he begins to see how it may not have been ancient magic or mystical treatment that kept his mother going. Perhaps, the secret of how to live lies in how she died.

Review: Delilah West V1 by Maxine O'Callaghan

24156572Title: Delilah West V1
Author: Maxine O'Callaghan
Published: Nov. 27, 2014
Publisher: Brash Books
Pages: 398
Genre: Mystery, P.I.
Review: ebook provided by publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



BAD NEWS & TROUBLE – Before Kinsey Millhone, Sharon McCone and V.I. Warshawski, there was Delilah West, the sensitive, gutsy and resourceful private eye who shattered the boundaries of mystery fiction…starting with the ground-breaking short stories in this collection.

DEATH IS FOREVER – – Ex-cop Delilah West is working as a PI with her husband Jack when he’s killed while investigating a missing person’s case. Grief-stricken and enraged, she becomes obsessed with finding the killer…only to wake up drugged in a skid-row hotel room with him lying beside her with a knife in his back. It’s the perfect frame, nailing her for an obvious revenge killing. Now she’s on the run…living on a razor’s edge trying to avoid capture while searching for the murderers who’ve destroyed her life.

RUN FROM NIGHTMARE – When thirty-year-old Janet Valek dashes off to some small desert town and doesn’t come back, her worried family hires PI Delilah West to check up on her. Delilah gladly accepts the mundane case. Delilah is still reeling from hunting down her husband’s killer and has as buried herself in routine cases ever since. The more routine the better. But it turns out that Janet has vanished, and when corpses turning up dead. Delilah fears Janet may be in a shallow grave…and discovers that there are people who would like to put the feisty PI in one, too.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review: The Demon Heritage of Josh Thorne (Southern Style Supernatural Series #1) by Joe Fowler

25008397Title: The Demon Heritage of Josh Thorne
Author: Joe Fowler
Published: Feb. 23, 2015
Publisher: Self
Pages: 229
Genre: Teens, YA, Paranormal
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Tired of being average? Have you ever wished there was something special about you? Be careful what you wish for. Josh Thorne was as normal as they come until he neared his eighteenth birthday. Over the course of one month this young man’s life was forever altered by forces beyond his control.
Psychic visions, werewolves, demons, cults, ghosts, and vampires become all too common as he fights to keep his friends safe. His best friend Keith stands beside him throughout this journey but as the events in Josh’s life become stranger it becomes apparent that Keith may not be human either.
Even in the middle of fighting for his life, Josh meets the woman of his dreams. He finds love and helps others do the same. With love and laughter, Josh finds the strength to keep going.
Josh learns of love and loss, pain and forgiveness, as well as leadership and responsibility on his journey with friends both new and old. Graduating high school becomes secondary when you are just trying to survive.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Title: Zombie Games The Series (Zombie Games #1-5) by Kristen Middleton

24065306Title: Zombie Games: The Series (Zombies Games #1-5)
Author: Kristen Middleton
Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing LLC
Published: Dec. 5, 2014
Pages: 897
Review: ebook provided by author
Genre: Zombies, YA, Teen
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 






Includes books 1-5 with a bonus book, Enchanted Secrets!


Zombie Games 1 - Origins

Zombie Games 2 - Running Wild

Zombie Games 3 - Dead Endz

Zombie Games 4 - Road Kill

Zombie Games 5 - End Zone


Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Wild thought that living in the chaos of her mother's home daycare and dealing with new feelings for Bryce, her martial arts instructor, was a struggle until her world turned upside down. When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living... run!


This YA story is a lighthearted adventure filled with zombies, butt-kicking teenaged girls, a man obsessed with video games, an annoying but totally HOT karate instructor, and humor when needed.

#PBwkendread Review: Howl by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse

13573784Title: Howl (Book 1)
Authors: Jody Morse and Jayme Morse
Published: Dec. 25, 2011
Publisher: Self
Pages: 253
Genre: Teens, YA, Paranormal
Review: Paperback Won
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



One girl... two werewolf packs... what will she choose?
Samara’s first date with Luke, the hot new guy at school, didn’t go exactly the way she planned. She figured they would stargaze and maybe share a kiss at the end of the night, but she couldn’t have prepared for what really happened. She was bitten by a wolf and not just any wolf—a werewolf.
After she shifts for the first time, she meets the Alpha of her new pack in the woods. While he answers a lot of her questions, he remains in his wolf form during their meetings to keep his identity a secret from her. She wonders who this mysterious wolf is and why he bit her.
As Samara begins to learn more about her family secret and how it plays into her new life as a werewolf, she realizes that she has an important decision to make—one that could hurt the ones she cares about the most. She must choose between two werewolf packs: the one that she’s destined to be in and the one that she feels she belongs in.

Howl is a suspenseful tale of secrets, betrayal, and forbidden romance

Sunday, June 12, 2016

NetGalley Review: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

29634030Title: Baby Doll
Author: Hollie Overton
Published: June 12, 2016
Publisher: Redhook Books
Pages: 288
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 


Escape was just the beginning.
Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.
This is what happens next...
... to Lily, to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter...and to her captor.

Friday, June 10, 2016

#PBwkendread: Howl (Howl #1) by Jody Morse, Jayme Morse


13573784Love the cover of this book and plus it is about werewolves so I am hoping that is going to be good. I do love a good story with werewolves! So lets see where this story will go. 
One girl... two werewolf packs... what will she choose?


Samara’s first date with Luke, the hot new guy at school, didn’t go exactly the way she planned. She figured they would stargaze and maybe share a kiss at the end of the night, but she couldn’t have prepared for what really happened. She was bitten by a wolf and not just any wolf—a werewolf.
After she shifts for the first time, she meets the Alpha of her new pack in the woods. While he answers a lot of her questions, he remains in his wolf form during their meetings to keep his identity a secret from her. She wonders who this mysterious wolf is and why he bit her.
As Samara begins to learn more about her family secret and how it plays into her new life as a werewolf, she realizes that she has an important decision to make—one that could hurt the ones she cares about the most. She must choose between two werewolf packs: the one that she’s destined to be in and the one that she feels she belongs in.

Howl is a suspenseful tale of secrets, betrayal, and forbidden romance.

Review: Eyes Deep (Clandestine Daze 0.5) by Tim Marquitz

23300365Title: Eyes Deep
Author: Tim Marquitz
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Pages: 84
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 





No one trusts a doppelganger, and for good reason. Behind every stolen identity lies murder.

For Theodor Crane, his latest crime comes with a new family, a new job, a new set of troubles, yet there’s no escaping his past lives.

On the precipice of war between humans and supernaturals, Theo is thrust in the middle, charged with maintaining the balance while keeping his true identity a secret. Conspiracies and old hatreds lurk just below the surface, creeping to a head as the veil between the two worlds slowly crumbles. Failure means reigniting an age old conflict. Success means living a lie for the rest of his days. Either way, Theo loses.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review: Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

20549630Title: Braineater Jones
Author: Stephen Kozeniewski
Published: Oct. 9, 2013
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Pages: 235
Genre: Zombies, mystery
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s now a zombie. With a smart-aleck severed head as a partner, Jones descends into the undead ghetto to solve his own murder.

But Jones’s investigation is complicated by his crippling addiction to human flesh. Like all walking corpses, he discovers that only a stiff drink can soothe his cravings. Unfortunately, finding liquor during Prohibition is costly and dangerous. From his Mason jar, the cantankerous Old Man rules the only speakeasy in the city that caters to the postmortem crowd.

As the booze, blood, and clues coagulate, Jones gets closer to discovering the identity of his killer and the secrets behind the city’s stranglehold on liquid spirits. Death couldn’t stop him, but if the liquor dries up, the entire city will be plunged into an orgy of cannibalism.

Cracking this case is a tall order. Braineater Jones won’t get out alive, but if he plays his cards right, he might manage to salvage the last scraps of his humanity.

Book Spotlight: Banished Threads (Book 3- Threads Series) by: Kaylin McFarren


Title: Banished Threads (Book 3 – Threads Series)
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Publisher: Creative Edge Publishing LLC
Pages: 258
Genre: Romantic Suspense



A valuable art collection disappears turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths committed to vindicating family members in Kaylin McFarren's action-packed suspense novel, Banished Threads.

While vacationing at the stately Cumberforge Manor in
Bellwood, England, Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen attend an elegant dinner party hosted by her uncle, Paul Lyons, and his aristocratic wife, Sara. Before the evening ends, a priceless collection of Morris Graves's paintings are stolen from her uncle's popular gallery, throwing all suspicion onto his wife's missing granddaughter. Determined to clear Sloan Rafferty's name and, in the process, win Paul's favor, Chase scours the countryside looking for answers. In his absence, the police accuse Rachel's uncle of an unsolved murder and secrets surrounding her grandmother's death and the deaths of Sara's former husbands turn his wife into the most likely suspect.

With the true villains hell-bent on destroying Paul Lyons and his family, solving both crimes while ensuring her uncle's freedom not only endangers Rachel's life but that of her unborn child. Will Chase save them before the kidnappers enact their revenge or will the ultimate price be paid, as predicted by a vagabond fortuneteller?

First place - 2016 Hudson Valley RWA Hook, Line & Sinker Contest

For More Information

  • Banished Threads is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: Survivors: Secrets (Book 1) by Violet Cross

27250252Title: Survivors: Secrets (Book 1)
Author: Violet Cross
Published: July 11, 2015
Publisher: Self
Pages: 233 (Print)
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



Lacey Young is a survivor. So is her sister, her best friend, and all the other young adults they share a hotel with now that the world has ended.
Lacey Young is a leader. That’s why when the lives of her crew and the people she loves become endangered, she must go against the odds and fight to take back what is theirs.
However, with secrets and betrayal as common as the grains of sand that smother the landscape, what once appeared to be a big problem threatens to become a tragedy. Blood is spilled, friendships are tested, and all the while the lurking threat that’s responsible for sending the world into chaos is closer than they all think.
Lacey has a secret. A secret she’s been repressing and hiding from those closest to her. It’s a secret that she knows can help save her friends and bring back some small semblance of peace.
But at what cost?