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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

before it’s too late - Serpents and Saviors (Project Emergence #2) by Jamie Zakian

"Not only was the story fast paced and fun, with a few emotional moments mixed in for good measure, the characters seemed well developed to me. I'm not a literary expert by any means, but I wasn't bored. I connected with the characters. I liked some, but not all. There was just enough back story to keep the present interesting but leave you wanting to know more about the past." - Katrina, Goodreads (about book #1)

something unique and rich - The Elemental Trilogy by Toni Cox

"Having read and really enjoyed the first book in the series, Elemental Rising. I was looking forward to this being another page turner and i was truly not disappointed. [...]The twists and turns of the story kept me filled with different emotions, page after page. " Darren, Goodreads

There is magic... Raritan Manor Ranch by C. R. Moss

"Wonderful. Touching. Cute. Contemporary Romance Read that once you start it will have you devouring it in one sitting…" - Beckey, Goodreads

Why all the yelling? - Anonymous by L.P. Dover

"This book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout its entirety. From the first page I was so engrossed I read it straight through without pausing. Although it never gets into “boiled bunny” crazy, it’s enough for you to know that whoever is behind the texts are unstable. This is definitely the book you want to read if you like suspense with your romance and a dash of thriller thrown in." - Carvanz, Goodreads

Payback is owed - Flesh into Fire (Original Sin #3) by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain

"Wow! Things really get deep in this next installment of The Original Sins series. I loved every moment of it! [...] Things obviously are never what they seem in JA Huss and now Johnathan McClain’s fictional world. I can’t wait to find out what it is!" - Carvanz, Goodreads

the control is hanging by a claw - Solitary Hunter by Cherime MacFarlane

He's a shapeshifter, but the cat is a solitary hunter. How can I get close when he runs the other way?
There are rules I'm supposed to follow. The damn lynx doesn't care.

The séance is a bust - A Different Kind of Reunion (A Gilda Greco Mystery #3) by Joanne Guidoccio

"This story is a decadent delight!
Filled with delicious cuisine, complex characters, and a murder mystery, this story will leave you guessing until the very end!"
- Jacquie, Goodreads (about book #2)

nothing but secrets - Lie to Me by Natasha Preston

"This book had a great pace and dialogues. The characters were great and the sense of family togetherness very inviting. [...] It was highly entertaining, emotional in some parts, and just plain sweet in other parts. Some very sexy times and you got a very well rounded romance book. I had a great time reading this book. Huge plot twist later in the book! " - Luisa, Goodreads

I was never afraid of monsters - When They Came by Kody Boye

"This book is easily one of the more intense books I've read in a long while. Kody Boye clearly is an expert in timing and ratcheting up the intensity. [...] The imagery Kody Boye is able to conjure up sticks with you. This is only the first of many intense scenes. I really do believe that the deeper into the book you read, the more intense the story becomes." Doug, Goodreads

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Circe by Madeline Miller

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

a wild ride - Moon Dance by Desiree King

"It's a paranormal read and what I enjoyed the most is that it isn't like most paranormal stories. It blends a lot of the popular romance genres together such as the rockstar love, the bad boy, and there is a fair amount of action and suspense. [...] I love the paranormal world the author created." - Itsy Bitsy, Goodreads

the second chance they both desperately need - California Can Wait by Marci Boudreaux

Reporter Andrea Davidson isn't running from her mistakes. There's no escaping the career-ending mess she fell into back home.
Graham Bradley doesn't know a thing about the newspaper business. A widow with a promise to keep, he's got more than just his own personal welfare riding on this small-town paper. 

the cost of survival - Our New World (New World Order Chronicles #1) by Desiree King

"This book is amazing! It's a love story wrapped in politics. And feel like some of the political issues kind of parallel what is happening in the U.S. right now with women's rights being threatened." Amy, Goodreads

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before he finally plays his ace...- Til Death Do Us Party (A Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery #4) by Vickie Fee

High energy, dead bodies and exposed lies. . . . A must read." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Death Crashes the Party
“A wonderful cozy mystery.” --Suspense Magazine on It’s Your Party, Die If You Want To
“Readers should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans.” --Kirkus Reviews on One Fete in the Grave

the future looks a lot like wreckage - VICTORIAN TOWN by Nancy Thorne

"This is a sweet innocent time-travel story. Our heroine is a teenager with an unhappy family life and a best friend who is not pleased with her new interest.
An entertaining book for younger readers."Petula, Goodreads

Saturday, April 21, 2018

secrets are unleashed - A gift and a Curse (Wesson Family Saga #3) by Stephanie Deniese Brown

What does one do when your mind says go but your heart says stay?

they hope to have their happily ever after - She's Everything (Hopelessly Devoted #4) by Gen Ryan

"The title may be she’s everything, but this book is everything. It was perfect. It had everything you wanted and needed from this series. I laughed, I cried, I loved." - Megan, Goodreads

the best ones are rewritten - The Sphinx by Jessica Cage

"LOVED this book! [...] This has the perfect mix of paranormal mixed into the retellings of Greek history. Action packed with a love story! Jessica Cage is a new author to me and I look forward to reading more of her stories. This is definitely an intriguing page turner. You won’t want to miss The Sphinx!" Kelly, Goodreads

beyond his limits - The Emergent Threat (War Eternal #2) by J.F. Cain

"The Emergent Threat by J.F. Cain is, in its own quiet way, a masterful presentation of biblical mythology and the duality of spiritual life. [...] The way the universe is put together is very well thought out, and the plot and subplots are written with the deft pen of a master. J.F. Cain should be very proud of this novel and I hope the series goes on for a long time." - Ray, Goodreads

Book Tour Grand Finale for Bachelor Remedy (Seasons of Alaska #5) by Carol Ross

Welcome, welcome! I’m so excited to once again be on tour with Prism Book Tours. Bachelor Remedy is the fifth book in my Seasons of Alaska series. The hero, Tag James, has made a guest appearance in every previous book. In addition to his reluctant status in Rankins as the town’s Most Eligible Bachelor, he also has the distinction of being my Character Most Requested to Get His Own Story. Tag is everyone’s favorite – in his world and mine! When I set out to find a heroine to win his heart I knew she’d have to be really special - and a little unexpected. I think Ally is his perfect match, even if they do get off to a rather, er, muddy start. I hope you enjoy Tag and Ally’s story! Ally my best, Carol- Launch - Note from the Author

Friday, April 20, 2018

A bargain is struck. - Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie Darling

But is once enough? Sometimes once only stokes the flame of desire higher and hotter. And sometimes once is all the heart needs to risk all and follow a mad passion wherever it may lead.

terrible, impulsive decisions - Šehhinah Trilogy by Ivana Skye

Stalking and the Glory of God (#0.5)
The Stars That Rise at Dawn (#1)
The Birds That Fly at Dusk (#2)
The Lives That Argue For Us (#3)

the other life I’ve lived…Glimpses of Wilderness (The Glimpses #1) by Lee Ann Ward

"“It’s like I have to be asleep to feel truly awakened”
This is the story of a beautiful lifetime love of Anna and Robert, which will capture your heart from the beginning until the end." - Joe, Goodreads

a jaded troll and an innocent mortal - Forsaken Norse Wind (The Forsaken #4) by Ciara Lake

18++ "I was completely caught up in this story from the very beginning and I must say that I enjoyed it much more than the other one I read although I didn’t mention the wedding that took place in it, I just want to give the author lots of applause for her creative and inspiring weddings and I have to say I can’t wait to read the next one." - Eva, Goodreads

a bit more recklessly than they should - Zagreb, Milan, Nice, Barcelona (The summer of heartache and fickleness ) by Maya Berger

"A wonderfully-written travel book. When I first saw the title in itself, I knew this was gonna be a fun book. And I was right. Not only are the places, food, and elements well-described, the characters are also very colorful as well. A group of friends, each with their own quirks and personalities." - Dawn, Goodreads

she wants to be something she already is - Princess Nevaeh by Paulette Harper

"Anyone who has young children around, parents, grandparents, caretakers, or foster parents, should consider this book for the library of their children. It has the feel of a book they’ll want to read (or have read to them!) over and over again. It's encouraging as well as educational! Nicely-done!" - Marguerite, Goodreads

#MeBeingMe by Challa Fletcher

"“Me Being Me” is a book that for sure needed to be written. It will help not only children but parents and teachers as well to understand this surmountable experience each child must endure. Thanks for writing such an amazing book." - Linda, Goodreads

their investigation turns deadly - Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer

"So fun! This era is definitely one of the more fun ones to read about. The author was super consistent in the language, making sure it sounded authentic. The characters had witty banter and enjoyable interactions. Hazel is a girl you would follow into the apocalypse." Hannah, Goodreads

Thursday, April 19, 2018

No hope - Reyet Trap (Torch World #2) by Dee Garretson

"The story was told in a very descriptive language. [...] Dee Garretson is a very good storyteller. The only indication that this book is a YA is because of the main characters but other than that it is a very good sci-fi read not just for kids but for all ages. This was a good trip to outer space and I really enjoyed meeting Mags. " - iamnotabookworm, Goodreads (about book #1)

why people keep... Secrets? by A.L. Simpson

18+ "The emotions that are stirred up by the events in the story are so real. You feel every emotion whether it is fear, anger, happiness, excitement or confusion, each emotion takes up residence in your heart. A sign of an author doing their job well! " Robyn, Goodreads

twists and turns - Broken Series by A.L. Simpson

18+ "I can't recommend this book enough to everyone. The storyline is creative and has lots of twists and turns, it is also believable which is so important. There is a sweet love story, a hope for brighter and better things and lots of life lessons." - Robyn, Goodreads

hopelessly trapped - Tribal Affairs by Matt Dallmann

"The book holds a steady pace, never drifting into long-winded explanations or descriptions. Every scene sits and carries the action along. It's not always high-tension, but it's still grabbing and makes this a tale hard to put down. It's easy to get lost in Liana and Dahlia, and sympathize with them. The other characters do not share this same depth and come across shallow. But this doesn't disrupt the flow." - Tonja, Goodreads

clever and enjoyable - Quinn (Pendleton Petticoats #9) by Shanna Hatfield

"The story was great! I enjoyed the tidbits of history throughout it. The romance had me swooning and the danger had my heart clenching. I didn’t want to stop reading!" Shash, Goodreads

Retribution or redemption? - The Reckless Warrior by Jennifer Youngblood

"I love books about redemption! Especially when they include suspense, sweet romance, and a happy ending! [...]
The Reckless Warrior fits perfectly into her collection of romantic hits!" - Kimberly, Amazon

the ultimate prize - The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick

"Mostly, The Weekend Bucket List is without artifice, showing readers of any age, why genuineness is the core of happiness. The novel reaches for a lot and exceeded my expectations; a fun, clear-eyed view of three headstrong souls who come of age, by supporting one another." - Annie M. Goodreads

Does this bother you? - Wishing Well by Lily White

18+ "I was legit blown away. I really don't know what else to say about it. It was an amazing book from beginning to the end. So much so that I kind of want to start right back at the beginning and read it again. So much so I want another book so I can continue enjoying these characters. Therefore, it will come as NO surprise that yours truly is going to give this one two HUGE thumbs up." - Eve, Goodreads

Cover reveal: Never Doubt a Duke by Regina Scott

Previous praise for Regina Scott’s work:
•“Regina Scott’s irresistible characters will win your heart.” Eloisa James, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
•“If the book has the name Regina Scott on its cover, it is sure to please. Highly recommended.” Huntress Reviews