A Book Review: Lifeblood by Gena Showalter
Lifeblood is the second book in the Everlife series by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. Tenly “Ten” Lockwood, a seventeen-year-old who has just pledged her allegiance to one of the realms must now learn how to navigate this new world. As Ten struggles with the separation from her love interest, Killian- an infamous Myriadian- and the loss of a dear friend and the betrayal of another, she tries to find ways to end the war between the two realms in the after-life, all while growing stronger with her powers.
Review of Manwhore by Katy Evans
Manwhore is the first book in the Manwhore series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans. The story follows Rachel, a journalist working for a struggling magazine called Edge. To save the magazine, Rachel’s boss asks her to get close to one of Chicago’s popular playboy billionaires- Malcolm Saint- and write an expose on him.
A Review of Pucked by Helena Hunting
Pucked is the first standalone novel in the Pucked series by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting. The story follows Violet Hall, a young woman who distrusts hockey players due to a prior misjudgment of character, as well as her NHL step-brothers philandering ways.
The Boyfriend Experience – Cover Reveal & Giveaway
The Boyfriend Experience J.A. Huss (Jordan’s Game, #3) Publication date: May 30th 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance It’s a simple request. But the girl… Well, she’s not so simple. Oaklee Ryan is a pragmatist. She lives in reality, she deals with facts, and...
A Review of Dissent: RENEGADES by R.J. Furness
Dissent Renegades is a novel by author R. J. Furness. The story takes place on Earth- though many years into the future after most of the planet froze over- and follows Ellie- an undercover warden from Scorr Tanta who poses as a caretaker for Orgos (a large creature that can be ridden like a horse, though reminds me of a smaller version of a long-neck dinosaur).
Cover Reveal – Eye of the Colossus
Eye of the Colossus Nicole Grotepas Publication date: April 19th 2018 Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk The City of Jade Spires, the biggest in the 6-moons, is a breathtaking symbol of hope and unity for the four races. But it’s also a hub of corruption. Holly...
Cover Reveal – Beyond Circumstances by Gloria Joynt-Lang
Dr. Lexie Draden didn’t want to leave her successful career as a surgeon in Chicago, but she didn’t have a choice. Her family needed to heal, and as long as she was around, it wasn’t going to happen. While adapting to her new community, she meets Zak Tifour, a man as intriguing as he is handsome.
To Discover A Divine Blog Tour – Excerpt & Review
To Discover a Divine is the first novel in the Rise of the Stria series by author Tessa McFionn. The story follows Evainne Wagner- a young woman barely getting by in Boston with her pet goldfish, and Kahlym cal Jhuen- a freedom fighting extraterrestrial in a galaxy far from our own.
Traditional Publishing vs Self Publishing vs Indie – A Reader’s Perspective
I get asked quite often which I prefer- Indie authors, self-published authors, or traditionally published authors? And the answer is this…I love them all!! No matter the path the author chose to take to get their novel out into the world, I am going to check their novel out if it sounds and/or looks intriguing.
A Review: Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer
Beyond the Wicked Willow: Chronicles of a Teenage Witchslayer is a novel by author M.J. Rocissono. The story follows Frankie Fretini, a fourteen-year old boy who, unbeknownst to him, is destined to find and destroy an evil witch named Il Strega Diavolo. Frankie, still struggling with the death of his father who was killed in Iraq, spends a great deal of time with his best friends- Sam, Beef, and Bookworm.
Wrong by Jana Aston – A Book Review
Wrong is a standalone contemporary romance novel by New York Times bestselling author Jana Aston. The story follows Sophie, a college senior who works at a coffee shop named Grind Me. For weeks she has been crushing on an older, attractive, and distinguished man by the name Luke who stops there occasionally for coffee.
A Visit to one of America’s Oldest and Largest Used Book Shops
On a narrow, unassuming road within the bustling, chaotic streets of Boston, the Brattle Book Shop stood quietly and welcoming. As I leapt from the warm interior of our cab, I raced through the rain and stepped through the book shop’s doors.
Review: Firstlife (Everlife Series #1) by Gena Showalter
Firstlife is the first book in the Everlife series by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter. The story follows Tenley “Ten” Lockwood a seventeen-year-old girl struggling to choose which realm to enter when she dies. On Earth, also known as the Land of the Harvest, humans are busy living their first lives- however, before they die they must pledge their allegiance to either Myriad- a dark realm of indulgence and pleasure, where only the strongest rise to power and privilege, or Troika- a realm of light where love, justice, and truth are cherished, and everyone is considered of equal importance. Unfortunately, both reals are embroiled in a vicious war and fight to convince humans to pledge their allegiance to their realm and cause.
Hot and Steamy Romance Novels: My Take
If Fifty Shades of Grey or Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series has shown us anything, it’s that reading the occasional “vulgar” and “crude” hot and steamy romance novel is something that a LOT of women (and perhaps men) enjoy. And rightly so. In my opinion, those gritty, intense scenes that would earn themselves an NC-17 rating on screen are a lovely way to distract yourself from the more mundane aspects of life…
Author Interview with Dana L. Brown + Sneak Peek Excerpt
A long-time banker, Dana L. Brown retired from a job she loved as a Vice President and Retail Market Leader with First Merchants Bank, to pursue her goal of writing. She attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management, where she earned the distinction of Certified Financial Marketing Professional.
A Review of Four Letter Word by J. Daniels
Four Letter Word is the first novel in the Dirty Deeds series by New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels. The story follows Sydney Paige, a young woman who has recently separated from her husband after years of being in a loveless marriage, and Brian Savage a young man who both co-owns a surfing shop and is involved in adult filming (though for reasons that totally broke my heart).
Book Hangover Cure
We’ve all been through that horrible book hangover a time or two. If you’re like me, you’re hungover all the time. I might be almost 30 years old, but I can still pull an all-nighter- by now, I’m pretty used to the sensation of gritty, burning eyes.
Cover Reveal for Breachers by Anthony Thomas – A Science Fiction Novel
Breachers By Anthony Thomas Fiery Seas Publishing Science Fiction September 18, 2018 Jason Conners is the last person you’d expect to run into a burning building, unless of course there was something inside worth stealing. Call him what you want: criminal, thief,...
10 Best Book Boyfriends Book List
I have a confession to make.
I’ve had countless book boyfriends and fictional relationships with men. Some that I remember fondly, others that are merely a vague recollection of sigh-worthy moments, and some whose names are forever imprinted on my mind and heart. These past beaus are neither one alike. In fact, some do not even exist in the same century.
Cover Reveal for When It All Goes Still by Allison Mullinax – A Time Traveler Romance
When It All Goes Still by Allison Mullinax Time Traveler Romance Fiery Seas Everlasting May 15, 2018 Traveler is arrogant, rebellious, and the most skillful Observation Agent within the division. His refusal to follow the agency rules finally...
Top 10 Best Romance Novels for Valentine’s Day
If you or your loved one enjoys a good romance novel, then what better way to treat them or yourself on Valentine’s Day than with a new book! I have compiled a list of 10 light-hearted and fun romances that are sure to knock your knickers-I mean socks- right off you or that special someone in your life.
Book Review of Lottie Loser by Dana L. Brown
Lottie Loser is a contemporary romance novel written by author Dana L. Brown. The story follows Charlotte, otherwise known as “Lottie”, who works as a bank manager in Florida. In the beginning of the story, an old love interest from Lottie’s youth-Nick- breezes into...
5 Thoughtful Gifts For Booklovers In Your Life
Buying books for a bookworm can be intimidating. The odds are, they already have that new novel from James Patterson, or the latest story written by their favorite Indie or self-published author. I’ve been there- I’ve bought novels for my fellow bookworms and have been told, “Oh! Thanks for the book, but…I already read it.”
A Review of The Road by Brenda K. Davies
The Road is the third novel in the Road to Hell series by USA Today bestselling author Brenda K. Davies. The first two novels in the series were fast, thrilling, and action-filled, and The Road follows true to its predecessors.